I worked for foreign affiliated companies in Tokyo for years, and returned to Kumamoto, my home town. It is my passion to help tourists from around the world to have the greatest time during their stay in Japan.
I would like to tailor your visit to suit your own interests and time constraints. As a native and a local tour guide, I will make sure you will have a fabulous time in Kumamoto.
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: 4 hours minimum and 10 hours maximum per day.
* People: 13 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.
After spending the whole day with Ikue, I found myself wishing she would be available to guide me in other parts of Japan. We learned a lot from her re: Japanese history and culture, and also about the Kyushu way of life.
Ikue is a truly exceptional guide. Fluent in English, knowledgeable, professional and efficient. We were lucky she was with us on a day that I needed medical care. She made the visit to a private clinic a pleasant experience, interpreted all exchanges between the doctor and myself expertly, and secured all medicines from a nearby pharmacist. She is a great organizer as well rearranging to perfection the rest of the day which was interrupted by my unplanned emergency. She is truly remarkable. Thank you Ikue for turning what began as a problematic day into a wonderful one.
Thank you for your comment, which gave me much encouragement. It was a great pleasure for me to have the opportunity to meet and serve you and your family. I hope your condition is much better by now. I wish you will have a safe and comfortable trip back home. With very best wishes Ikue
Ikue was excellent. She was excellent in preparing our itinerary from the time we contacted her several months before our tour dates. She was on time and flexible in making changes to meet our interest and schedule. She also was excellent in contacting the taxi to help one of our friends that was on wheelchair for the entire tour. She was definitely helpful in providing assistance to our friend on wheelchair. One suggestion. A portable microphone would have been nice for passengers in the back to hear her comments while describing the events. Would definitely recommend her.
Dear Walter, I am glad to know that you returned to your home safely. it was a great pleasure for me to serve your group in Kagoshima and Miyazaki. Thank you for your precious advice. I will have my own portable microphone so that I can be well prepared for a larger group. I will work harder to be truly professional tour guide and would like to meet an expectation of "professional" traveler like you. Please give my best wishes to your friends. Best regards, Ikue