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Licensed Guide
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Send message only 5 days available in February
$ 36 Hourly rate Price up to 5 people
If you would like you to book a customized tour, an additional charge (100 usd) is required.
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Cities where I can guide: Fukuoka , Nagasaki , Kumamoto

Languages English ( License ), Japanese ( Fluent )

(14) Reviews
Hourly rate 36 USD Price up to 5 people
( Max : 8 People )
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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 .

5.0 (14) Reviews
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The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.

1 Person
Up to 5 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate $36.00 $36.00 $27.00
4 Hours $144.00 $144.00 $108.00
7 Hours $252.00 $252.00 $189.00

* Duration: 2 hours minimum and 7 hours maximum per day.
* People: 8 maximum

Private Tours

Nagasaki Highlights

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Kumamoto Castle

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Fukuoka Highlights

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4h $ 248 up to 7 people

Pilgrimage in Amakusa World Heritage Site

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

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

Starting and ending points of the tour.

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.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

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.

Can I add more people to my booking?

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.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

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.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

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.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 14 )
Amphorn Amphorn United States ( Family )
1 month ago

“ Excellent day with Yuko in Nagasaki ”

Professional, speaks perfect English and has great knowledge of the city and country. We had a wonderful day (mingled with the local, as well as did some tourist stuff). We highly recommend her as your tour guide.


Thank you for the 5 stars. I too had a great time with you. You and your father are so nice and intelligent . When we said good by I said to your father "Thank you very much !" in Japanese. I have regretted that. So please say thank you to him for me. Have a good time in Okinawa. Yuko

Robert Robert United States ( Family )
2 months ago

“ Wonderful Half Day in Fukuoka ”

My parents and I had the delight of spending a half-day with Yuko-san touring Fukuoka. She is punctual, kind and has excellent English - along with a deep knowledge of Fukuoka. She also showed awareness of my older parents and their comfort with walking around the city. I really appreciated her concern for them. Many thanks, Yuko-san.


Dear Bob-san, Thank you for the warm comment. It was a joy to have a tour with you because you and your parents are so nice and intelligent. I was glad to know more about the culture, the tradition and the lifestyle of your parents' home country. Please say thank you to them for me.

Janet Janet United Kingdom ( Family with kids )
2 months ago

“ Excellent guide ”

Yuko tailored our visit perfectly according to our needs. Yuko met us at the port in Nagasaki and helped us buy our tram tickets. We visited the A-bomb Museum and Peace Park, Dejima as well as a shopping area. It was a perfect tour of Nagasaki for us, our daughter got to dress up in a Kimono and Yuko was very patient and aware of how much the children (aged 6&8) could handle. Yuko has great English and had very insightful knowledge to share. Thanks so much Yuko, it was sad to say goodbye!


Thank you for the 5 stars,Janet . I too had a great time with you two and your children. I hope they will keep playing tennis, rugby, football and doing gymnastics and also contribute to making the world without conflicts. Best regards, Yuko

Sandra Sandra United States ( Friends )
3 months ago

“ Informative Guide ”

Yuko met us at our cruise ship and took us all around Nagasaki using trolleys and walking. She shared with us the history of Nagasaki as well as taking us to all the important sites related to the A-bomb attack on the city. We visited Dejima, and the history with the Dutch that we didn't know about. She was flexible and we were able to modify our itinerary to get back to the ship a little earlier than originally planned. Her English skills are excellent.

Nicoletta Nicoletta Indonesia ( Family )
5 months ago

“ Beatiful Nagasaki ”

Ms. Yuko is really a nice guide. She can speak Wnglish fluently and her knowladge was really wonderful! I requested to go to several Christianity places, and she able to explain all of it really well! Really recommend her to be a guide in Nagasaki!


Dear Nicole chan Thank-you for the five-star. I too had a good day with you and your parents. Hope you come back to Nagasaki. Yuko