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NAGASAKI Pilgrimage ⑦: GOTO islands(1st day)


Nagasaki
10 Hours
up to 4 people
English ( Business ), Japanese ( Native ), 简体中文 ( Conversational ), 繁體中文 ( Conversational )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

This tour is the 1st day of 4days GOTO pilgrimage tour. The itinerary is not for one day tour. It covers only 1/4 of GOTO pilgrimage tour. GOTO islands are composed of many islands. A few numbers of shuttle ships and special charter ships are the only transportations connecting each islands. At least 3days or more need to visit whole main islands of GOTO.

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Yukihiro.

  • 07:00 AM

    Your hotel or somewhere in the central SASEBO city

    After meeting, take you to the SASEBO port.
    Cost: meet-up fee 1500JPY

  • 08:00 AM

    SASEBO Port

    Board on a rapid boat to OJIKA island, leave at 8:00am arrive at 10:50am in OJIKA port. Transfer to a NOZAKI island tour boat.

  • 11:00 AM

    (Standard)NOZAKI island group tour

    Board on a NOZAKI island tour boat, leave OJIKA port at 10:50 for NOZAKI island, after landing the island, visit Visitor centor ~ JINGU HOUSE ~ NOZAKI community ruins ~ Lunch time ~ formar NOKUBI church(world heritage) ~ NOKUBI community ruins ~ arrive in OJIKA port at 15:40
    Cost: NOZAKI island tour fee

  • 16:00 PM

    (standard)OJIKA History and Culture museum

    Exhibits Hidden Christian related materials.
    Cost: admission fee

  • 17:00 PM

    Hotel or Ryokan in OJIKA island

    Hotel or Ryokan Check in. Free time. Stay one night.
    Cost: accommodation fee

  • To be continued to "NAGASAKI Pilgrimage ⑧: GOTO islands(2nd day)

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Departure & Return

Starting time 07:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel or somewhere in SASEBO city
Ending Point At your hotel in OJIKA island(stay a night)

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee(1day)24,000JPY

What‘s not included

meet-up fee 1500JPY, outer tour fee, shuttle ship fee, rental bicycle fee, lunch fee and accommodation fee. (each cost includes a guide's fee)

Important

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 private vehicle(4 adult guests Max), it is easy to travel and free to move. Free Wi-Fi(2.4GHz, 5GHz) and AC100V/DC5V, DC12V charger are available in the car. I don't charge for the vehicle operation (only request you to pay parking fee and toll road fee on site, if used).

The private vehicle can take 4 adult guests max. If you are 5 adults and more, need to rent 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 instead of you during the 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 Omura city in Nagasaki prefecture, so depens on where I go to meet you(meet-up), I will request you to pay Meet-up fee(real transportation cost for round trip) in cash 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 ,5,000JPY 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 had 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 my guiding area on the web. But I lived in Hokkaido for 10 years 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.

This tour is the part of 4days GOTO islands tour. The itinerary is not for one day tour. If you don't stay at least one night, not available NOZAKI island tour. Because of poor shuttle ships between OJIKA and mainland NAGASAKI.

Meet-up time will be very early (07:00) because the ship leaves for OJIKA island at 8:00 am. (need to arrive in the SASEBO port at 7:30)

Extra fee for the outer tour(NOZAKI island group tour), accommodation, lunch, shuttle ship and rental bicycle fee are not included in the guiding fee, you will pay those on site.

In OJIKA island, public transportation is poor, so we have to walk or rent a power assist bicycle.

We might not be able to observe inside of the churches because of the church condition(Sunday MASS, special event, etc...). And we cannot resist the weather, sea conditions such as typhoon, strong wind and high wave. Because of bad weather the tour would be cancelled or restrected some.

4 or fewer guests can go by my car(5 adults Max, no charge for vehicle operation, you pay only parking fee), 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 time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

Do we have to book entire 4days of GOTO tour ?

You don't have to book the all 4days of the tour. If you book the entire tour(4days), you can cover most of GOTO high-lights spots.

If possible I recommend you to book all 4days tours. You can book partially (1 to 3 days), but it depends on which island. Because GOTO islands are composed of many islands, and there are poor transportations among islands and to and from the mainland NAGASAKI.

Please ask me first.

Can we change the starting port from SASEBO to NAGASAKI port ?

Yes, you can change the starting port to NAGASAKI port. In this case, we need to change the tour itinerary, too. You need to coordinate with me before your booking.

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 ( 9 )
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Geraldine Geraldine Philippines
Excellent
8 months ago

“ 6 hours in Nagasaki ”

Yukihiro our tour guide is very friendly and knowedgable so far with all things that we’ve asked him, especialy about history and localities. We also felt comfortable with him as our tour guide.

Yukihiro:

Dear Geraldine, I am so happy to be evaluated greatly as your comment. I feel sorry that we couldn’t go Mt. Inasa outlook because of unexpected construction on the route. Please try again at night in the future, you will be able to observe the one of 3 greatest night view of Japan. Hero

Cessy Cessy Philippines ( Family )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ Nagasaki 4hr tour ”

Great tour with Hero. Anything you'd ask, he replies. 4hr is really jampacked and no problem with communication. :)

Yukihiro:

Thank you very much for high evaluation, Cessy ! This time was short tour, so couldn’t visit many places. I hope you to stay Nagasaki longer next time. Hero

Marius Mjøs Marius Norway ( Friends )
Excellent
10 months 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! 👍 😊

Yukihiro:

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 )
Excellent
11 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

Yukihiro:

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 )
Good
1 year ago

“ good guide and plan ”

good guide and plan

Yukihiro:

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

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