Hi! I’m George and I’d like to welcome you to my adopted home of Fukuoka, in the beautiful area of Kyushu!
I’m originally from England, but I’ve been living here for over 10 years. Before that, I spent many years visiting this area and studying the local history and culture. I’m not Japanese and as a foreigner, I’m not in competition with the wonderful Japanese guides here. I just hope to give you an alternative option and something a little different. I have a lot of enthusiasm and love for Japan and Japanese culture and I’d love to pass that on to you, but with simple, direct explanations and a fresh and unique perspective on the local history, culture and daily life.
I aim to give you a gentle, fun and relaxed tour, packed with as much information as you need to achieve your goals, but with a free atmosphere, where you can take time to yourselves to relax, wander and explore a little. I’m a big history buff, so I’m especially knowledgable about the historical sites here and I can go into great detail, if you’d like that, or I can give you the key information you need to get things done, then hang back a little and let you enjoy it at your own pace.
We can talk about whatever you’d like to do. Your tour is yours and I’m just here to guide, inform and be there to help when you need me.
Also, the tours and dates shown are rough outlines. I can change to suit your goals whatever you’d like to do.. short tours, full days, extra hours, city, countryside, other cities and nearby areas.. I can even take photos for you! So, feel free to contact me and we can plan something cool!
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 8 people
For each extra person
* Duration: 2 hours minimum and 9 hours maximum per day.
* People: 10 maximum
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.
I did everything I wanted to do with George. He knows the city and if you looking to visit Fukuoka, explore what might interest you and let him know some of your interest.s. He can also add to your suggestions as he showed me some places that few people know about. Overall I had a great experience with him.
George was very helpful and always go the extra mile to make sure the experience is good. He is a very energetic and a very lighthearted tour guide. Highly recommended.
I had a great tour with George He was extremely considerate of what I wanted to know and see in Fukuoka I definitely recomend George
George is a very friendly and knowledgeable local who has lived in the area for about 11 years. We really enjoyed his tour and he was extremely considerate of our group and what our group's needs were. I would definitely recommend George as a private tour guide when you visit the area.