My name is Yuko. I have lived in a small island town called Amakusa for over 30 years. I have worked as a tour guide and I am also a translator for an NPO which helps children in India to go to a nursery school. I love my job. As a professional certified tour guide and a tourist who widely travelled within and beyond Japan, it will be my pleasure to show you around Amakusa and other areas including Nagasaki and Fukuoka .
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 5 people
For each extra person
* Duration: 2 hours minimum and 7 hours maximum per day.
* People: 8 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.
Yukon was excellent. She had an excellent command of the English language and was very knowledgeable. She really brought to life the events surrounding the horrible attack on the people of Nagasaki. I would highly recommend her.
Dear Cheryle Thank you for nice words. I am so happy that you chose me as your guide because I too had great time with you. I hope you will enjoy cherry blossoms in Aomori and see different aspects of Japan there. Best regards, Yuko
We had a great time exploring Kumamoto with Yuko. She was very informative and helpful. She met us right at the port. We would have never been able to see everything without her there.
Dear Chelsea san Thank you for 5 stars. I had very good time with you and your mother. I am sorry that it was rainy . It has been rainy since then here in Japan. I hope it will be fine when you visit next time! Best regards, Yuko
Although TripleLights did not have any guides in the area that we were traveling, Yuko made a long journey to meet us at our cruise ship and show us the Miyazaki area. Even though it was not her "home base" she obviously did a lot of research to find the best itinerary and provide extensive background on what we saw. She also arranged an excellent driver to get us where we needed to be in comfort. We had a fun trip with good variety - one of the best stops on our cruise around Japan.
Dear Susan Thank you so much for your message and 5 stars! The view from Udo Shrine is one of the most majestic one in Japan, so I really wanted to show you. During the tour I was very happy to see you taking a lot of pictures with smile. I will tell that samurai driver your comment. Thank you again. Yuko
My husband and I were visiting Japan for the first time and decided to take a tour of Nagasaki. We were overwhelmed trying to figure out where to go, what to do, and how to get there. We booked a tour with Yuko, and it was such a great decision, she is simply fantastic! She met us at our hotel, and helped us get a day tram pass and showed us how to use the tram. We visited the A-Bomb Museum, The Nagasaki Peace Park, Deijima, and Glover Garden. She is so sweet, helpful, and informative. We never would have been able to see all of these great sites so easily without her! She even took the time to take us to Nagasaki Station to show us how to use our JR Pass and which train to get on to get to Sasebo (we were visiting friends there the next day). Thank you so much Yuko!
Dear Christina Thank you for your kind words ! I really had a great time with you because you are so beautiful and graceful couple. I hope you will enjoy your stay in Japan. Thank you.
Yuko is an outstanding guide. She was very knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. She provided us with a lot of information at the various sites we visited, the Atomic Bomb museum, Peace Garden, Dejima, and a shopping arcade. Great tour with a great tour guide. She was also very flexible in terms of our particular interests. Highly recommended.
Dear David-san Thank you for your kinds words and the rating. I am glad to know that you enjoyed the tour in Nagasaki. I hope you will visit Japan again.