• Take a FREE TOUR of KANAGAWA with a local volunteer guide.


  • Take a FREE TOUR of KANAGAWA with a local volunteer guide.

Explore traditional and modern Japan in Kamakura, Enoshima, Yokohama and Kawasaki. KSGG local volunteers know Kanagawa inside out, and can organize a tour to suit your needs and interests. Kanagawa is easily accessible from Tokyo. Make your trip fun and memorable.

-KSGG, A Volunteer Goodwill Guide Club-



Oyama Hiking Tour: April 22nd @ Meeting at Isehara station(OH36), Odakyu Odawara Line
Apr 22 @ 08:50 – 14:50

This is to announce the schedule of the OYAMA Hiking Tour in April, 2023.

Tour date: 22nd of April, 2023

Possible number of guests per tour: 5 – 10 guests

Minimum number of guests to run tour: 5 guests

Participation Fee : 1,000yen (as the share of the travel expenses of KSGG guides and the insurance including you.)
※Other expenses (such as your lunch and the travel fee) are not included.

Please apply on or before April 12.  We will accept it on a first-come-first-served basis.

We have newly opened “OYAMA” course in the “Guided Tours”  of this Web site.

Please visit “Guided Tours” from the top of this page for your reference.

Mt. Oyama

Mt. Oyama hiking tour is to visit some spots along the approach to Oyama including the waterfalls before climbing up to Afuri Shrine Shimosya via Oyama-dera Temple.(Tour time: 5 to 6 hours )

Let’s climb up the stairway to Afuri Shrine Shimosya. From there you can see a splendid view awarded 2 stars in Michelin Guide. Surrounded with the sounds of streams and waterfalls, hikers or visitors can enjoy the breezes from the trees, and feel the fresh air of Mt Oyama.

This hiking route is a part of pilgrims way leading to Afuri shrine and Oyama-dera Temple on which many people pilgrimaged since ancient times.


08:50 Registration starts at Isehara railway station of Odakyu Odawara Line

09:10 Complete registration of all participants

09:20 Departure / Take bus to Oyama station and tour starts

09:50 Start Climbing up Oyama via Koma Sando, Oyama cable car station, and Onnazaka

11:20 Oyama-dera Temple

11:50 Afuri Shrine Shimosha


13:20 Miharashidai lookout

14:20 Return to Afuri Shrine Shimosha and start climbing down Onnazaka

14:50 arrive Oyama cable car station (the tour ends)

(Please note that climbing from Afuri Shrine Shimosha to the summit of Mt. Oyama is not included in this tour.)



Please note that the tour may be canceled in advance if a good chance (such as 40% or more) of rain or any bad weather is anticipated during the day of the tour.


Because KSGG organizes the tour on volunteer basis, neither KSGG nor any of KSGG staff are responsible for any injuries, or theft and/or damage to possessions that may occur during the services. KSGG strongly recommends that you take out and hold an appropriate level of travel insurance that provides coverage for you while you are undertaking the tour.

List of Essential Items (to wear and to bring) is also included in the CONDITION OF THE TOUR.


Please refer to the CONDITIONS OF THE TOUR for more details.

Click the Condition of the tour as bellow;

the Condition of the tour


If you are interested in participation, and if you have read and agree to the Condition of the Tour, Click the Agree button as follows for Application;

[Please apply on or before April 12]



ZAZEN (Sitting Meditation) Experience for foreigners
May 1 @ 12:30 – 17:00

ZAZEN (Sitting Meditation) session will be held at Kenchoji Temple for foreigners.
Kanagawa Systematized Goodwill Guide Club (KSGG) will voluntarily escort to the temple and guide them around the temple ground.
Kenchoji is the first-ranked of Zen temple, and is the oldest Zen training monastery.
12:30  Meet at JR Kita-kamakura station .
13:00  Arrive at Kenchoji Temple.
13:30  ZAZEN starts(3sessions,15~20mins for each)
15:10  Q&A session.
16:00  Walk around the temple grounds led by KSGG members.
17:00  Depart at JR Kita-kamakura station.
Admission Fee for Temple   500yen /person
Fee for ZAZEN session     1,000yen/person

We can escort up to 10 participants.
KSGG will not be liable for any accidents.
Events in 2023~2024 will be on June.5th (Mon), Oct.3rd(Tue), Nov.29th (Wed) and on Feb.29th,2024(Thu)

If you are interested, please fill out for the following application.
(No later than Apr.26 Wed )







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