Visit the high light sightseeing spots of NISHI-SONOGI area including 2 of 12 Hidden Christian Sites in Nagasaki region World heritage in NISHI-SONOGI. Tour time will be flexible from 5 to 8 hours depends on the numbers of highlight spots which you visit. Customer can choose highlight spots to visit. Some spots need admission fee. Two World Heritage sites are always included.
Feel free to personalize this offer with Yukihiro.
★Standard course(5h): Start from SASEBO city. Drive through HARIO island observing HARIO Com tower. Drive through the SAIKAI bridge or walk on the bridge observing whirling tides and New SAIKAI Bridge. You can walk the bottom of New SAIKAI Bidge without fee. Then you drive cross OHSHIMA Bridge, drive around OHSHIMA island. Return to the main land, hedding to South along the west coast of NISHISONOGI Peninsula with great ocean view. Visit OHNO Community (World Heritage Site), observe OHNO Church, then move to SHITSU Community (World Heritage Site), observe SHITSU Church and Hidden Christian related museum. Drive across the peninsula to the east side, hedding to North, drop in Holland Village. Take some free time. Drive back to SASEBO and dismiss.
★Full course(Max:8h): Drive to HARIO island to observe HARIO Com Tower war ruin. Drive through the SAIKAI bridge or walk on the bridge observing whirling tides and New SAIKAI Bridge. You can walk the bottom of New SAIKAI Bidge without fee. Then you drive cross OHSHIMA Bridge, drive around OHSHIMA island. Return to the main land, observe NANATSUGAMA cave, then hedding to South along the west coast of NISHISONOGI Peninsula with great ocean view. Visit OHNO Community (World Heritage Site), observe OHNO Church, then move to SHITSU Community (World Heritage Site), observe SHITSU Church and Hidden Christian related museum. Drive across the peninsula to the east side, hedding to North, visit to BIO PARK, then drop in Holland Village. Take some free time. Take the Pearl Line toll road, drive through New SAIKAI Bridge. Drive back to SASEBO and dismiss.
Through this tour, you can observe 2 of 12 World Heritage Sites of Nagasaki(Hidden Christian related), WW2 related huge comm towers ruins, can enjoy unique zoo and botanic garden, national natural monument cave, beautiful landscape of the west coast of NISHISONOGI Peninsula.
The tour itinerary mentioned above can be changed depend on the guest's requests, so tour time may be longer or shorter between 6h to9h.
meet-up fee 1,500JPY(guide's transportation fee to and from the meeting point), admission fee at the spots, toll-road fee, parking fee and rental car costs(if used)
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 pick-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 can be coordinated after your booking.
Admission fee in some facilities and lunch are not included in guiding fee, so you need to pay on site in cash. If you want me to go inside of the facilities for translation, you will pay for my admission fee, too.
I can managed to shorten the tour time until 4 hours(minimum), but the tour will be invaluable one, just a driving, so I cannot guarantee the tour quality.
We might not be able to observe inside of the churches because of the church condition(Sunday MASS, special event, etc...).
4 and fewer 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 a rental car and pay for all cost. It costs 5,000 to 10,000JPNYen in total for one day normally, but depends on the type of the car. I inform you estimated rental car cost in the proposal tour plan before your booking. read more
4 and fewer guests can move by my car(5 adults Max, no charge for vehicle operation (including fuel and insurance) you pay only parking and toll road fee, if used), but 5 and more guests have to use a rental car and pay for all cost. It costs 5,000 to 10,000JPNYen in total for one day normally, but depends on the type of a car. I inform you estimated rental car cost in the proposal tour plan before your booking.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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