The first destination is Chiran Samurai Residences and gardens. Those gardens are nearly 270 years old and open to public now. After having lunch, you have lunch at a local restaurant,we go to Chiran Peace Museum featuring young pilots of Kamikaze Operation in WWⅡ. The last place to visit is a local green tea producer. Let's make your own green tea!
Feel free to personalize this offer with Mikiko.
transportation(a chartered taxi)
Lunch: around ¥1,300/person
entrance fee for Chiran Samurai Residences: ¥500/person
entrance fee for Peace Museum: ¥500/person
tee making fee: around ¥2,000/person
Chiran town is about one hour drive from Kagoshima city. We have to charter a taxi to go there.
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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.
I had Mikiko undertake some research for me in the Kagoshima area . Her English is excellent and she had valuable local contacts . She kept me well informed . I was really happy with what she did for me . Thanks
Dear Ian, Thank you for such wonderful review! I’d like to show my appreciation for giving an opportunity to have such a fascinating job. If you have a chance to come to Kagoshima, please let me know and guide you to places which are related to this research. Best wishes, Mikiko
We had a great tour with Mikiko. We saw the garden and the volcano erupted for us. I'm short of internet minutes or I would write a lot more. I highly recommend Mikiko as a guide.
Dear John, Thank you for the great review! That was perfect timing to see the eruption of the volcano! I’m so happy to know you enjoyed it. I hope your trip continues safely and you and your friends have fantastic time! Thank you very much for having a tour with me. Best regards, Mikiko
We had a fantastic day in Kagoshima with Mikiko-san. She took us to the beautiful Sen fan en Gardens, then to a wonderful lunch in downtown Kagoshima; her English is excellent she’s very pleasant, well-informed, and charming. It couldn’t have been better! Highly recommended!
Dear Molly, Thank you for such wonderful review!! I’m very happy to have a tour for you! It was a beautiful day and we really enjoyed the view very much. And I’m very happy to know you like the lunch in downtown. I hope you bring fun and wonderful memories in Japan back to your country ! And someday please come back to Japan!! Thank you for choosing me as a guide. If I have another chance to do it for you, I would be very thrilled!! Best regards, Mikiko
Mikiko is an excellent guide. She knows Kagoshima well, was informative and organized. We were very happy with her as our guide.
Dear Jean, Hello! How have you and your friends been doing? Thank you for giving such wonderful review! I’m very happy to have you for the tour! I hope you and your group enjoyed the time in Kagoshima with Mt.Sakurajima and Senganen Garden, maybe Udon noodle on the ferry, too! Please tell my gratitude to your people for me. Thank you. Best regards, Mikiko
Mikiko is one of the best guides from the ones we met on our trip. She is not only experienced guide with great knowledge of Japanese culture and history and fluent in English but also a very thoughtful and wonderful person that took care of us, answered every question, gave helpful suggestions . She is definitely one of the best!!!!!
Thank you, Natalie! I appreciate your cooperation a lot. Thanks to generosity of you and your friends, the tour went very smoothly. Actually I enjoyed the tour with you and answering questions from your group. I hope you bring lots of memories back to your place and someday come back to Japan! (If it’s possible, come back to Kagoshima!!) Please tell my appreciation to your friends, too! Best regards, Mikiko