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Take the A train and go dolphin watching

by Yuko
(8) Reviews
7h $ 169 Price up to 5 people


  • A- Train
  • Dolphin Watching in Amakusa

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169.20 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

What to Expect

Amakusa consists of 120 islands and is located in the southwestern part of Japan. It is famous for its beautiful sea.
You can travel to Amakusa by train called "A Train", which has a bar counter serving alcohol and soft drinks.The name ”A-train” comes from the first letter of the word ”adult” and ”Amakusa. This tour provides ideal spots for viewing the small islands scattered across the sea. A sightseeing boat commanding views of the five bridges from the deck cruises pasts 30-odd islands of varying sizes spotted in Amakusa. After landingon Matsushima, you can enjoy traditional Japanese cuisine made with home-grown or locally-sourced ingredients. After the meal, we embark on a whale/ dolphin watching excursion ! It is said that chances of encountering dolphins are 95 percent. Friendly and mischievous dolphins will never fail to impress you.

Important: In some cases, you may not meet the dolphins because they are wild. If case of bad weather, the tour might be cancelled. Operation day of A train :   Full Year  But,Weekday of January and February are suspended service and depending on the day the service is suspended.

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Organized by Yuko

Licensed Guide
(8) Reviews


  • A- Train
  • Dolphin Watching in Amakusa


Operation day of A train   Full Year  But,Weekday of January and February are suspended service and depending on the day the service is suspended.

City Kumamoto

Meeting Point Kumamoto Station

Ending Point Kumamoto Station

Duration 7 hours

Starting time 10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible

Number of people up to 5 people

What‘s included
  • My services as your guide during the tour is included.

What‘s not included
  • transportation fee (you and guide)
  • lunch
  • round ticket to Kumamoto 5
  • 100 jpy
  • dolphin watching 3
  • 600 jpy
  • lunch 1
  • 500 jpy~. As the guide doesn't ride the boat
  • you don't need to pay dolphin watching fee for guide.

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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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

About Yuko

Licensed Guide

(8) Reviews

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Response Time 6 hs

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

My name is Yuko. I have lived in a small island town called Amakusa for over 30 years. I have worked as a tour guide and I am also a translator for an NPO which helps children in India to go to a nursery school. I love my job. As a professional certified tour guide and a tourist who widely travelled within and beyond Japan, it will be my pleasure to show you around Amakusa and other areas including Nagasaki and Fukuoka .

Reviews ( 8 )

3 months ago |   by Chelsea

“ Kumamoto City tour ”

We had a great time exploring Kumamoto with Yuko. She was very informative and helpful. She met us right at the port. We would have never been able to see everything without her there.

5 months ago |   by Susan

“ Wonderful Visit to the Miyazaki Area ”

Although TripleLights did not have any guides in the area that we were traveling, Yuko made a long journey to meet us at our cruise ship and show us the Miyazaki area. Even though it was not her "home base" she obviously did a lot of research to find the best itinerary and provide extensive background on what we saw. She also arranged an excellent driver to get us where we needed to be in comfort. We had a fun trip with good variety - one of the best stops on our cruise around Japan.

9 months ago |   by Christina

“ Amazing Tour! ”

My husband and I were visiting Japan for the first time and decided to take a tour of Nagasaki. We were overwhelmed trying to figure out where to go, what to do, and how to get there. We booked a tour with Yuko, and it was such a great decision, she is simply fantastic! She met us at our hotel, and helped us get a day tram pass and showed us how to use the tram. We visited the A-Bomb Museum, The Nagasaki Peace Park, Deijima, and Glover Garden. She is so sweet, helpful, and informative. We never would have been able to see all of these great sites so easily without her! She even took the time to take us to Nagasaki Station to show us how to use our JR Pass and which train to get on to get to Sasebo (we were visiting friends there the next day). Thank you so much Yuko!

10 months ago |   by David

“ Half Day Tour of Nagasaki ”

Yuko is an outstanding guide. She was very knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. She provided us with a lot of information at the various sites we visited, the Atomic Bomb museum, Peace Garden, Dejima, and a shopping arcade. Great tour with a great tour guide. She was also very flexible in terms of our particular interests. Highly recommended.

10 months ago |   by Mike

“ We loved every minute with Yuko ”

Yuko met us on time and we felt at home with her straight away. Her English was excellent and easily understood. In our short stay in Nagasaki Yuko took us everwhere we wanted and gave us a good understanding of Japanese life and culture. Very good value and we would highly recommend her to anyone contemplating a day in Nagasaki.

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