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: 28 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.
Ikue was excellent. She brought us to many places in Kumamoto within the 4 hours that we had. The gardens were beautiful and she treated us to a local sweet potato snack just outside the gardens. She also took us to a good vantage point to see the Kumamoto castle. As the castle is closed for renovations, we walked around the castle and also went to an arts and crafts centre by the castle. Ikue is knowledgable and gave interesting insights into the history of Kumamoto.
Ikue is an amazing guide. Fluent in English, knowledgeable, efficient, kind and accommodating, she took me to some wonderful places I wouldn't have visited on my own, provided me with a lot of information and made sure I tasted the local specialties. I just wish she could be my guide in other parts of Japan as well. I highly recommend her.
Ikue was really accommodating and a great guide. Even though the weather surrounding our time in Takachiho wasn't great, Ikue helped us make the best of it!
THOUGH WAS ONLY 4 HOURS TOUR, IKUE HAD GIVEN A GOOD N INFORMED TOUR OF NAGASAKI . SHE IS ALSO A GOOD AND THOUGHTFUL GUIDE . WILL NOT HESITATE TO USE HER SERVICE AGAIN. ALSO NEED TO MENTION THE LADY DRIVER ( UNFORTUNATELY DID NOT GET HER NAME ) WAS THE MOST ENTHUSIASTIC AND HELPFUL DRIVER . SHE RISKED HER LIFE TO TAKE SCENIC PICTURE FOR US. SHE ALSO TREATED US WITH THE SWEETEST WATER MELON IN NAGASAKI
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.