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KURO-SHIMA island(World Heritage) one day trip from SASEBO

8 hours
up to 6 people
简体中文 ( Professional ), 繁體中文 ( Professional ), Japanese ( Native ), English ( License ), Korean ( Beginner ), Portuguese ( Beginner ), Russian ( Beginner )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
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One day trip to Kuro-shima island. There is Kuro-shima Catholic Church which is designated as the Hidden Christian World Heritage. The island belongs to the Kujyukushima islands. You can reach the island only by the small ferry boat, only 3-4 times a day, to and from Kuro-shima. In the island, poor public transportation, but rental power assist bicycle is available.


Feel free to personalize this offer with Yukihiro.

  • Kuro-shima Cathoric Church (standard: World Heritage) : Observe outside and inside of the Church
  • Kuro-shima Shurine (standard) : Japanese original religion, Shinto shurine, with native forest
  • Kozen-ji Temple (standard) : Buddist temple, Hidden Christian was hiding as a buddist follower in the past.
  • Warabe Outlook(standard) : No.1 outlook in Kuro-shima Great island view, can observe Kujyukushima islands, Hirado, Ohshima, Goto islands.
  • Catholic semetary(standard) : Tombstone of Joseph Ferdinand Marmand(Cathoric priest) is located

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What to Expect

Through this tour, you can observe the 1 of 12 Hidden Christian World Heritage Sites in Nagasaki, a great view of KUJYUKUSHIMA islands, Hirado island and Goto islands from the lookout, understand the history of the Hidden Christian community, optionally enjoy the making experiences of the local traditional foods.

The tour highlights mentioned above can be changed depend on the guest's requests, but there are only 3-4 shuttle ship in a day to and from, so tour time will be minimum 6 hours or maximum 9 hours. If you stay longer, you have to stay one night, I can manage to make one night 2 days plan for you.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 07:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel or shuttle ship port(Ainoura port) to Kuro-shima
Ending Point At your hotel or somewhere in Sasebo city

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

meet-up fee 1500JPY(guide's transportation fee to and from meeting point), optional experience fee, shuttle ship fee(you and guide), rental bicycle fee(you and guide), lunch fee.


On Sunday morning, almost all churches have MASS, so might not be able to observe inside.

I'm very flexible. If you inform me early enough, at least 72 hours and more beforehand, I may manage to accept your requests.

During the tour, my coverage areas are mainly poor public transportation area, so mostly use my vehicle(4 adult Max), it is easy to travel and free to move. I don't charge for the vehicle operation fee (only request you to pay costs for parking and toll road fee in cash on site, if used).

My vehicle can take 4 adult guests max . 5 adult guests and more need a rental car. I have a professional drivers license, I can drive most of types vehicle. Depends on the numbers of customer, I rent a suitable size car and drive during your tour. I drive as a designated driver. In this case, you have to pay for all cost for the rental car (Rental fee, insurance, fuel, toll road, parking fee, etc).

My coverage areas are Nagasaki, Saga and Fukuoka. But I live in near Ohmura city in Nagasaki prefecture, so depens on where I go to meet you(meet-up), I will request you to pay Meet-up fee(transportation cost for round) on site. It is showed 3000JPY on my pricing page. But meet-up fee will be different price based on the transportation fee from where I stay. I will inform you meet-up fee in your proposal tour plan before your booking.

Here are basic meet-up fee on each area, Ohmura city is Free, Sasebo city is 1,500JPY, Nagasaki city is 3,000JPY, Saga ,4,000JPY and Fukuoka 8,000JPY. I try to choose cheapest way, but If meet-up fee costs more than 8,000JPY, I may not accept your tour request. But if you don't care high meet-up fee(more than 8000JPY), I go anywhere as far as I can.

I am working in both Nagasaki and Okinawa, so working 2 places about the half and half days of a month. I'd lived in Okinawa for 8 years until March 2018 and I am qualified and registered as a Okinawa Prefectural interpreter tour guide .

On my schedule calendar, available days means that I stay in Nagasaki, on the contrary, unavailable days means I am in Okinawa(mostly), so I might be able to guide you in Okinawa. If you intend to have a private tour in Okinawa, please inform me through this web site, I might be able to guide you.

Hokkaido is also not on the list. But I lived in Hokkaido for 10years when I was young and traveled all over Hokkaido by mortorcycle. So I can guide you if you provide for my transportation and cheapest hotel costs.

One of my hobby is handmade Japanese Soba noodles. I can teach you how to make Japanese Soba. Soba is made of backwheet flower, one of Japanese traditional healthy low calorie food. I hope you don't have back wheat allergy.

Making Handmade Soba and Tempura Experience activity has been showed on my original tour list.
Please try it.

Meet-up time will be very early (0730), because the first shuttle ship leave at 830am.

Extra fee for the optional experiences, and lunch fee , shuttle ship fee and rental bicycle fee are not included in guiding fee, you will pay those on site in cash.

In Kuro-shima public transportation is poor, so we have to walk or rent a power assist bicycle.(Kuro-shima is not flat land)

We might not be able to observe inside of the churches because of the church condition(Sunday MASS, special event, etc...).

4 or less guests can move by my car(5 adults Max, no charge for vehicle operation, you pay only parking and toll road fee, if used), but 5 and more guests have to use the public bus or taxi to and from the shuttle ship port. read more

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

How can we move to the destinations? How much does it cost?

4 and fewer guests can move by my car(no charge for vehicle operation, you pay only parking and toll road fee, if used), but 5 and more guests have to move to the shuttle ship port by yourself or rent a suitable rental car. I can drive a rental car instead of you. In this case, you have to pay all costs for the rental car.

Can you start the tour from different city?

It is possible within my covering area, but you need to pay more meet-up fee depends on my transportation fee, and also waste your time, so I don't recommend you meet-up in remote area from SASEBO.

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 ( 7 )
4.7 (7) Reviews
Very Good
Marius Mjøs Marius Norway ( Friends )
1 month ago

“ Awsome custom tour ”

We had an awsome full day with Hero, he was literally our hero. He fixed a custom tour at our request, following alot of the coast and scenic spots around Kjukushima, Sasebo, and Omura bay. His local knowledge is excelent and his English is good. Expect a jovial host, which is always smiling, and a dash of humor. Will recommend! 👍 😊


Dear Marius, Thank you very much for great evaluation. I appreciate early evaluation on the way of your tour. I could take you many places as many as I could, but made you tired because of long driving. I drove more than 600km in a day!! Actually this is my first meeting with Norwegians who talk to. During the tour I could have a lot of conversation with you so that I understood lot about Norwegian culture, terrain, food, climate, custom, vegetation and so on. I have never been to Norway, but now I am so interested in your country. My view of knowledge was expanded. Take care and enjoy rest of days in Japan. Hope to see you in Norway someday. Hero

hieng Hieng Malaysia ( Friends )
2 months ago

“ 1 day tour in Sasebo ”

He plan a great schedule. He picked the locations i needed to see. His English are good, easy to communication. he also kept me on schedule. Excellent service provided by Mr.Yukihiro. I will highly recommend Yukihiro. Thanks


Hello Hieng!! Thank you very much for great evaluation for me. Next time I will show you around Unzen and Nagasaki. There are many good natural Onsen in Unzen. Okinawa is my another hometown. When you visit Japan again, free to ask me. Yukihiro

IGOR IGOR Australia ( Couple )
3 months ago

“ good guide and plan ”

good guide and plan


Thank you very much for good evaluation for me. Japan has just entered the rainy season, weather was no good during the tour, on the first day driving time was too long, it made you boring I think. Sorry for that and I'm very appreciate for your patience. Please come again and enjoy other places that you never been in Japan, there are so many attractive ONSENs in there. Yukihiro

Mike Mike United States ( Friends )
6 months ago

“ Terrific!@! ”

Terrific! ENGLISH.Wonderful sense of humor. Great scheduling. He picked the locations we needed to see, kept us on schedule, and recommended some very good food.


Dear Mike, Thank you very much for a great evaluation, I am so happy. I had a confidence to continue this wonderful job. Thank you. Yukihiro

Peter Peter Australia ( Couple )
6 months ago

“ Spent a wonderful full day with Yukihiro in Nagasaki, his local knowledge & command of English made this a very special day. Hiro meet & exceeded out expectations. We would highly recommend his Nagasaki tour, the highlights were many. ”

Refer title of review above, in a few words, a Fantastic guide with a passion for the work he is doing. Hopefully, we will meet again.


Hello Ms. & Mr. Kennon Thank you very much for the great comment for me. I also spent a wonderful time with the both of you !! Nagasaki is called the city of slopes, I tried to choose easy route, but some places were tough for you. Sorry for that. I hope to see you again in the near future, too !!! Yukihiro

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