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Mt.Sarakura &Kokura castle :Selected as One of the Best Places.


Fukuoka
5:30 hours
up to 5 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Fukuoka is selected as one of “CNN Travel’s 19 best places to visit in 2019“. You can see the image of Kokura castle and caption, saying“The Kokura castle is just one of many places to explore off the beaten path in Fukuoka”on CNN travel HP. Mt.Sarakura is also selected as one of new three excellent night views of Japan by Japan's association. It is called 10 billion dollars night view.

Itinerary

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  • Mt.Sarakura
  • Kokura Castle&Garden

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What to Expect

★Mt. Sarakura: Please see my blog too.

Mt.Sarakura is 622m high, you can enjoy panoramic and superb view of Kitakyushu.
Cable car &Slope car bring you to the top of the mountain.
It takes about 10minutes from Fumoto station (On the foot of mountain) to Santyo(the top of the mountain)
From top of the mountain, you can see the breathtaking view of Kitakyushu including Yahata steel work, Kanmon strait, Wakato grand bridge.

★Kokura Castle:
Kokura faces Kanmon strait.so it has been an important hub of land and sea traffic.
Therefore kokura was flourished as castle town.
Kokura castle has finished repair work and reopened from April(as a castle museum.)

You can learn history of Kokula castle at impressive and realistic Kokura castle theater.
Also you can experience the lives of Kokura castle town in Edo period(from 17th to 19th century)
you can see the exhibits concern with Kokura castle, feudal lord of Kokura and so on.
If you climb up the castle tower, you can enjoy the panoramic view of castle town Kokura.

★Kokura Castle Garden:
You can watch exhibits and have powdered green tea in the samurai-style mansion,
and stroll around the Japanese style landscape garden with pond.

★Lunch:
We can enjoy having local food.

If time allows, We can do shopping

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point JR Kokura station, or your hotel, or cruise terminal
Ending Point JR Kokura station, or your hotel, cruise terminal

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide Fee

What‘s not included

★My(guide) Transportation fare 1,120JPY
(Round : Kokura station⇔My house),
★In case of picking you up at your hotel, cruise terminal, airport, or another station, further transportation fare is required.
★Your transportation fare,

During tour:
★JR Train fare: 560JPY/person(round:Kokura ⇔Yhata)
★Taxi fare :around2000JPY/up to4people(round Yhata ⇔Mt.Sarakura cable car station)
★Mt.Sarakura Cable car&Slop car:1,200JPY/person(round)
★ Other than above,bus or taxi fare(according to your request),

Entrance Fee:
★Kokura Castle 350JPY/person
★Kokura Castle Garden 350JPY per Person
★lunch,
★Matcha(Powdered Green Tea)500JPY

※Prices are subjected to change due to various circumstances.

Important

In addition to transportation fare during tour, my round transportation fare from my house to meeting place is required. As for Yamaguchi, I can only guide you western part of it, including Tunosima Bridge, Motonosumi Inari Shrine, Omishima Island, and Akiyosidai limestone Cave.In that case, East -end of meeting point is JR Shin Yamagchi station. I can't come to Hiroshima,because it is so far away from my house(240km).

I'm willing to make your own itinerary based on your request.
I'm willing to pick you up at your hotel, cruise terminal or airport.
In that case, tour duration maybe longer.
As a consult,from Hakata station to Kokura station, it takes about 20minutes by bullet train.
Make sure you wear comfortable walking shoes.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Reviews ( 4 )
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Michael Michael United States ( Couple )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Awesome tour and excellent guide ”

She was lovely and very enjoyable.

Masa:

WoW! Michael! I’m very happy with your so concise and extremely impressive review. Thank you for your kindness and consideration. I really enjoyed very precious time with you all. Please keep in your mind to apply sunscreen on your ears!(laugh) Your friend, Dr. Einstein is eagerly looking forward to seeing you all again. May your family always be happy and keep smiling.

Winston Winston Philippines ( Friends )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Trip to Yanagawa boat canal ride ”

Masa was very attentive and extra caring of us as a family,i highly recommend her to anyone.when you want a tour of Fukuoka,Nokonoshima Island and Yanagawa,pls.do contact her

Masa:

Wow! Winston! I am greatly honored by your heart-warming comment and 5 star. And thank you for sharing your precious time staying Fukuoka with me! Thanks to your corporation and consideration, I really enjoyed our tour with you all. I look forward to meeting you all again. Hopefully, you explore and enjoy Fukuoka!

Vicharat Vicharat Thailand ( Family with kids )
Excellent
11 months ago

“ New at the job but has great potential. ”

Masa says she just recently started work as a guide but her service mind and determination to excel will definitely take her far in this field. Best of luck on your new professional role.

Masa:

Wow! Amazing! Mr. Vicharat! You gave me five stars and a heartwarming comment. It encourages me for the next stage. Thank you very much. I really enjoyed very precious time with you all. And through the tour, I learned many things from your gentle attitude to the importance of judging priority. Your family looks so happy with you. You might be a beloved grandpa, dad, and husband. Oysters are waiting for you! I’m looking forward to seeing you in the near future. May a lot of happiness and smiles always be with your family.

Corinna Corinna Singapore ( Solo )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Mojiko and Masayo ”

Masayo is a great guide, making sure I was comfortable in the blistering heat. She planned a great itinerary right to the end! She spoke English well and was very informative about Mojiko and Shimonoseki. Thank you Masayo!

Masa:

Wow! Corinna! I very thank you for such a heartwarming review and 5 stars on me. I feel like frying into the sky with your comment. You were always polite and tender. Chatting with you was so interesting and inspired me. I’m looking forward to seeing you again. Let’s try tasting blowfish next time although you and fishes have already become friends.

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