Welcome to Fukuoka! Fukuoka is the largest city in Kyushu island which is located in the south of Japan. The city has a population of 1,550,000 and it's growing every year. I would love to introduce you to this fun city Fukuoka, let's make a memorable time together!
Feel free to personalize this offer with Hitomi.
In this tour, you will visit 2 huge statues of buddha and also experience Japanese culture. About cultural experiences, you can choose from Japanese caligraphy, Furoshiki(wrapping cloth) or Origami or Hakata doll painting. In Japanese caligraphy lesson, you will use indian ink and brush and learn how to write in chinese character. And in Furoshiki lesson, you will learn how to wrap a bento box, a bottle, and to make a bag using Furoshiki. In Origami lesson, you will learn how to make a crane and a beautiful balloon. After experiencing Japanese culture, we'll take subway or bus to go to Nakasu area and walk through Nakasukawabata shopping arcade. On the way we can take a break in a shop. We continue walking to Tochoji temple which was built in the 9th century by a famous priest, Kukai. Here you can see a beautiful 5 story pagoda, graves of Kuroda clan who ruled Fukuoka in the Edo period(16c-19c) and a . Then we will a huge statue of Buddha. Then we head to Hakata station and take a train to Nanzoin temple, there, you will meet the biggest bronze statue of Buddha in the world. After all we'll go back to Hakata station and we finish the tour.read more
guide fee, pick-up fee, guide's lunch
Transportation fee for you and guide
★We'll use subway and train, will cost around 1000 to 1500yen in total per person
Cultural experience (￥1080 per person, any course is the same price)
I can guide you around Miyazaki and Nagasaki area if you pay my round transportation fee from Fukuoka. ★to Nagasaki 5,000 JPY / to Miyazaki 8,000 JPY / to Beppu(Oita) 5,000yen in addition to the usual guide fee and transportation fee during the tour. Please contact me before you make any reservation for the tours in Nagasaki and Miyazaki.
★Please remind that it will take a day or two to approve your reservation for this trip, since I have to check the ability for the cultural experience beforehand.
★Duration time can get a little shorter or longer, depends on where your trip starts and end, and also the trafic since we'll use public transpotation for this tour.
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
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.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Hitomi did an absolutely fantastic job in providing us a wonderful nine hour tour of Nagasaki. She is gracious, knowledgeable and forever providing great tour information. We would recommend her to anyone. Denny and Barbara Alvey
Hello Denny and Barbara Thank you for your kind review, I'm happy that you had good time. It was a pleasure to guide and introduce you to this fantastic city. I hope you come back again to Kyushu island so I can take you to other beautiful and interesting sites! Hitomi
After meeting at the hotel where my daughter and I stayed in Fukuoka, all of us went to the station to go to Nagasaki. Right when we arrived in Nagasaki, Hitomi talked about Nagasaki and its history and a lot more information that we didn't know about before. She explained things clearly, had taught my daughter how to do origami and also taught her how to properly rinse and pray at the temple. She had also brought us to a great restaurant for lunch. I highly recommend Hitomi because of how informative she is and she also has great English.
I'm glad you enjoyed the tour in Nagasaki. Yes, Nagasaki is a very interesting and unique place that I love taking people there. It was nice climbing all the 193steps with you, hope you liked the view from the shrine! Please come back to Kyushu again for Takachiho next time! Hitomi
Hitomi is an excellent Tour Guide. We were a group of six persons from Malaysia with no Japanese language skills. Her English language skills was more than adequate - better than some of us. She was very prompt which is important. She arranged a tour that suited are available time and adjusted as needed. She was very polite and consideration of our needs. She was very knowledgeable of the places we visited including the history and culture. She also did an excellent job in getting us all from one place to the next tour stop. That was not easy but she knew how to arrange the transportation. All of my group was very satisfied with the cost. In fact, we thought it was a "bargain" and would have paid more for such good service. I would definitely use Hitomi again. She was excelle... read more
Hello Jimmy. Thank you for your kind message. It was nice meeting you all and I had lots fun talking with you too. I'm very happy to hear that you all had good time. It was fun taking your group to that sushi restaurant, they seemed really enjoy it, especially your wife:) So you made it to Nagasaki ok the next day, great! If you come back to Kyushu again, please let me take you to Miyazaki and show you beautiful shrines and we'll have delicious fresh fish lunch. Please take good care and say hello to all your friends for me. Hitomi
We spent a day with Hitomi while on a cruise of Japan. She met us at the port, and we traveled to the Aoshima shrine. It was a rainy day, but Hitomi was very knowledgeable, and the shrine was beautiful. After the shrine, we had a traditional Japanese lunch that was very good, and then visited the bedrock bath which was a fun and very unique experience. I highly recommend it, and Hitomi was terrific the whole day.
Thank you for your kind message. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour despite of the unfortunate rain. I think the bedrock bath is an unique experince you can do in that area. The restaurant is one of my favorites and recommended places, I'm glad you liked it. Please come back again and we will welcome you with the shiny sun next time! Hitomi
We had an excellent time with Hitomi. We covered almost everything on our proposed itenerary and she has excellent English. Highly recommended.
Dear Ted, Thank you for your kind review. I'm glad you enjoyed your time and food at the restaurant. 193 steps was a bit tough thing to do after your itinerary in Busan, sorry about that. Please come to Kyushu again, and I will show you many other interesting sites! Hitomi