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Overview

In the ancient Yoshinogari Kingdom, you can see prototype of Japanese castle with original Japanese landscape.
Here you can feel the prehistoric atmosphere of ancient Japan.

Highlights

  •   1.Cycling between Yoshinogari railway station and Yoshinogari Historical Park (bicycle's rental fee : free)
  •   2.Yoshinogari Historical Park (entrance fee : JPY420)
  •   3.The site of Metabaru Airport's gate. One of the bases of KAMIKAZE squad in WW2. (Fee : free)
  •   4.Lunch or Dinner in a restaurant. Your favorite meal such as Sushi, Ramen, Yakiniku, Unagi, and Seafood

Information

City Saga
Meeting Point At your hotel in Saga city, Saga airport, or Saga railway station
Ending Point At your hotel in Saga city, or your favorite place in Saga city
Departure 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 4h   Flexible
Languages English (License) , Chinese ( Mandarin ) (Beginner)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 6
I am going to work as translator in a company from 1st of September. After I start to work in the new company, I will find whether or not I can take day off for tour guiding. Therefore my schedule of October will be decided by 15th of September. If I can open slots of Autumn and Winter, I will let you know as soon as possible.
Booking
4h
When?

People

135.00 USD

total price for up to 6 people

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra person. 63.00 USD
Extra hour. 18.00 USD

What to Expect

1.You can enjoy cycling between Yoshinogari railway station and Yoshinogari Historical Park. If you prefer a fifteen minute's walk, then let's walk!!

2.The Yoshinogari Historical Park is an outstanding archaeological site in Saga Prefecture. The huge park covers a large settlement from the Yayoi Period (400 BC to 300 AD).This archaeological site is of great importance in Japanese and world prehistory because the massive size and important nature of the settlement and the artifacts are found there. Yoshinogari consists of a settlement, a cemetery, and variously shaped territories. Bronze mirrors from China, Japanese-style bronze mirrors, bronze daggers, coins, bells, and halberds, iron tools, wooden tools, prehistoric human hair, and many other precious artifacts have been dug out from Yoshinogari features. The total area of this site is approximately 40 hectares. Many agencies have been exploring this site since 1986. Due to the superior features, artifacts, and significance in Japanese prehistory, the site was designated as a "Special National Historic Site" in 1991, and a National Park was created there in 1992. Ancient structures are being reconstructed on the site and the park is a major tourist attraction.
You can apply for following interactive workshops there.
MAGATAMA : You can make ancient stone pendant. The material cost is JPY 200~250. Last class is 1 hour and 30 min. prior to the Park's closing
FI-OKOHI : You can make fire like the way ancient human did. The cost is JPY 100.Last class is 1 hour prior to the Park's closing
TUTI-BUE : You can make Earthen Flute. The cost is JPY 100. Last class is 1 hour and 30 min prior to the Park's closing

3.You can drop in at the site of Metabaru Airport's gate. It was one of the bases of KAMIKAZE squad in WW2. A lot of young pilots departed from the airport, and most of them never returned. The story was turned into a movie in 1993. The title of the movie is "Summer of moonlight(月光の夏)".

4. There are many good restaurants in and around the park. At your request, I can select the most adequate restaurant.


What‘s included

guide fee
pick up and send off in Saga City
【Up to 3 passengers】usage of my own small private car

What‘s not included

entrance/admission fee (you and the guide)
meal
【More than 3 passengers】Car rental fee (if you hope)
In case of using automobile (either my own car or rental car), fuel, highway, and parking fee.

Important

Rental fee of bicycle is free, but parking fee at Park is JPY100.
HOURS of the Park 9:00 to 17:00 (until 18:00 June to August)
CLOSED December 31 and the third Monday and Tuesday of January
The most popular sightseeing spot is Yoshinogari Historical Park. So If you are not interested in other activities (1.3.4.), you can skip them.

My own private car is small, so one driver and 3 passengers are available. I can drive myself, so no charge for driving (Not being a taxi driver, I cannot receive any money for carfare). However, If your group is more than 3, I can reserve a rental car for you. Car rental fee is charged. In each case, highway, fuel, and parking fee are charged.

Extras (optional)

Extra person. 63.00 USD
Extra hour. 18.00 USD

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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It depends on the location of your hotel and places you visit. But to give you an idea, it costs about 200-300yen for one place to the other, and the total is about 1,000yen for a full day 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.
Yes you can, but you have to pay an extra charge per person. The price depends on which guide you choose.
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Reviews

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Ricki
20 hours ago , From: United States

“ Sightseeing with Tomoo ”

Tomoo was knowledgeable and very pleasant to be with. He tried hard to make sure that we saw the major sights in Nagasaki. Unfortunately the weather didn't cooperate. The humidity and heat were oppressive and we learned that the next time we visit will be in the springtime.

Tomoo:
Thanks for comment!! The tour with you 3 guys were pleasant for me!! Next time you visit Kyushu, I would like to introduce many superb sightseeing spots!! Please take care of your health, Japan is now midsummmer!!

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Barbara
6 days ago , From: Australia

“ Two days of kilns and yaki ”

My experience with Tomoo was excellent . I have very happy memories of the Arita area, visiting the kilns , and museums with Tomoo as my driver/guide. Without Tomoo driving I would not have been able to see all the places I did. Tomoo was kind , helping me to climb steps, as I'd had a bad fall in Kyoto and was unsteady at times. He was also kind enough to translate when we were in a kiln gallery or shop. Tomoo took me to meet a lady I had been emailing, and wanted to meet in person, again translating. His knowledge of the ceramics industry in the area made planning a good itinerary easy. I am sorry for the delay in sending this review but the day after my tour finished my husband collapsed on saga station, and was taken to saga hospital. We returned to Yokohama and then Australia. Now at home I look back on my tour with Tomoo with pleasure. Thank you triple plights and thank you Tomoo.

Tomoo:
Hi! Barbara. Thanks for reviewing! During the tour guiding, I could enjoy walking with you so much!! Many Arita resident could spend pleasant time with you because of your friendliness and deep love to ceramics,too!! Additionally I am so sorry for your husband's collapse. I look forward to your visiting Kyushu again!!

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Judy
3 months ago , ( Friends ) , From: United States

“ Pleasantly surprised ”

Tomoo is very new at this job! But what a nice surprise! Very knowledgeable in many areas, respectful, and eager to please! Fun personality and very accommodating! Tomoo made our visit to Fukuoka most memorable experience. Thank you Triplelights for finding him!

Tomoo:
Dear Judy I am grateful for your heartwarming review so much!! I am so sorry that I sometimes forgot my position and enjoyed conversation with you. Honestly speaking, I envy you for your splendid family and friend!! I would like to be a man of virtue like your husband!!

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