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Yukihiro (Hero)行博

4.89 / 5
(18 reviews)
Japan

Hello, everyone!! My name is Yukihiro(行博), call me "HERO". I'm eager to introduce this unique country, Japan to foreign guests. I am not a professional interpreter. I have retired from Japan Ground Self-Defense Force(JGSDF=Japanese Army) on March 2018. 大家好! 我名字叫xing2 bo2, 請叫我xing bo。我喜歡跟外國遊客分享這個很有意思的國家---日本國。我是個業餘的翻譯導遊, 不太專業, 在2018年3月我退休了日本陸上自衛隊(日本陸軍)。 I have spent most of my career as a Army NCO(Non-commissioned officer) . My job experiences are only in the military, but there are variety of specialties, so I didn't feel boredom. I lived in many places all over Japan, such as Hokkaido 10years, Chiba 15years, Okinawa 8years and more places. 我在軍隊當陸軍士官過了大部分的生活。我的工作經驗只在軍隊內,但是它有很多兵種和工作,所以我沒有膩了。我住過日本各地的很多地方,例如北海道10年,千葉縣15年,沖繩8年還有別的有些地方。 I am working for the half of month as a tour-conductor in Okinawa Japan. Rest of month, I live in Nagasaki Prefecture, and work as a Triple Lights interpreter tour guide. 我一邊在沖繩當旅遊服務員大概半個月,一邊在九州長崎當Triple Lights的翻譯導游工作剩餘的月。 I am registered as a Okinawa prefectural interpreter tour guide (English & Chinese), but don't have a whole Japan area certification. So I am brushing my skill up to get it. 我登記了沖繩縣的地域翻譯導遊(英/中文),可是沒有全國的。所以為了獲得全國導遊資格,我正在繼續學外語。 I speak English, Chinese (simplify & traditional) , no problem to guide you, not like a native though. 我會說英語和中文(簡/繁),作為您的導游沒問題,沒有母語的人那麼好。                                                                                                                                 

Yoshiko H.

4.94 / 5
(17 reviews)
Japan

Hi! I'm Yoshi. I was born and raised in Nagasaki. I'm very familiar with the best sightseeing locations and attractions in the city. Nagasaki is a fascinating and interesting city visited by lots of foreign tourists every year. I have guided many foreign tourists as an English tour guide for the past several years.. I always enjoy guiding every tourist and provide them with my best hospitality. I'll be looking forward to seeing you and sharing a wonderful time with you. See you soon!                                                                                                                                      

Yoko T.

5.00 / 5
(2 reviews)
Japan

I am a National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter. Born in Sasebo Nagasaki Prefecture, I live in Fukuoka city now. I cultivated the spirit of hospitality during my career at hotels in Asian countries, including Malaysia, Maldives, and Thailand, and at a hotel in Australia. After returning to Japan, I engaged in inbound tourism introducing great sites, Japanese culture, and Japanese food. I confidently show around historical sites and urbanized areas and introduce delicious food in Fukuoka and Kyushu. I guide you to beautiful places according to your plans. I like traveling at home and abroad, watching movies, sports, and comedies. I also love music and often go to live concerts. Therefore, I can share a wide range of topics. I am looking forward to seeing you and will help you make memories.                                                                                                                                  

Kazue I.

5.00 / 5
(3 reviews)
Japan

Hi! I am Kazue. I am from Fukuoka and live in the central city. I spent almost 20 years traveling around the world as a cabin attendant. Meeting different people, different cultures and eating local food were best things in my career. This experience definitely widened my perspective and will help me in some way when I work as a guide. Since I spent half my life outside of Japan, I noticed our culture and traditions are very unique and became more interested in historical sites in Japan. For my personal life, I am a mom of twins. It is still a hard work but I am enjoying a lot with them. We take them around Kyushu whenever possible for their fun and experience. We all love traveling after all. I am looking forward to showing you around our hometown soon!                                                                                                                                  

Masatoshi M.

5.00 / 5
(11 reviews)
Japan

I had worked for the Japan's biggest travel agency JTB (Japan Travel Bureau) for 35 years as a tour escort for Japanese. I visited 68 countries and of course all over Japan as well. So I’m familiar with almost all of the tourist attractions in Japan. More over I’m also a professional magician now. I’m a member magician of The Magic Castle in Hollywood in US. That's why I made a decision to become an English tour guide. I acquired a tour guide license issued by the Japanese government with a lot of hard work in 2016 and I started from the following year. I guided 1,420 people with 17 groups totaly in 2017and 1,600 people in 1018. Through long work for travel business, I was assigned to excursions of all over Japan, such as Sapporo, Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Nagoya, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Okinawa and others, which gave me intimate knowledge about most places in the country. In addition, I am adept in business fields and knowledgeable about historical sites, traditional culture and modern subcultures in Japan. My wife is a disabled person with an intractable disease who needs 24-hour nursing care. Our daughter takes care of my wife while I am guiding. Even if my schedule is free, I may not be able to take the tour on days when my daughter cannot cooperate. Please ask me first. If it is possible.                                                                                                                                 

Tadashi M.

5.00 / 5
(7 reviews)
Japan

Hello! My name is Tadashi. I was born and raised in Fukuoka and I've lived here all my life. I used to work for a local bank where I was mainly involved in export, import, and foreign exchange, etc. Afterwards I joined a university where I taught international economics and foreign trade for five years. I'm happy to arrange your tour plans according to your requests and help you to write your own unique story with me. If you're coming to Fukuoka for the first time, I recommend Tochoji Temple, Kushida Shrine and Fukuoka Castle Ruins where you can get feel for Japanese culture and history. Thirty minutes away from the center by train is Dazaifu. There you can enjoy a very famous shrine, Dazaifu Tenmangu, known as the home of " the god of literature or calligraphy." and Kyushu National Museum. Fukuoka is also a mecca for shopping and food. If you're coming to Fukuoka again, I recommend that you try local food, for example, Hakata Ramen-noodles in pork broth and locally caught fish. I can also take you to a traditional Japanese shopping arcade, Kawabata Shotengai. If you would like to get out of the city, we could go to Yanagawa, a town of canals, which is a one hour ride from the city center. You can try boat tours enjoying the leisurely view of the historic buildings and try Steamed Eel. Fukuoka travel tip: if you arrive in Fukuoka by JR, make sure to get off at "Hakata Station." Sorry, there's no "Fukuoka Station." on JR lines. Hakata is an old name for Fukuoka and your destination. I look forward to hearing from you soon.                                                                                                                                  

Eric L.

Japan

Hello and welcome. I have been a Frenchman for more than 20 years in the country. Very pleased to help you discover this region, according to your desires. Tourist side or off the beaten track. See you soon. Bonjour , et bienvenue. Je suis un Français depuis plus de 20 ans dans le pays. Très plaisir de vous faire découvrir cette région, selon vos envies. Côté touristique où hors des sentiers battus. À bientôt de vous voir.                                                                                                                                  

Miho C.

Japan

Hi, I am Miho :) Thank you for checking my page. I'm passionate tour guide in Fukuoka. This is my hometown, I love this place, nature, people and food! Especially I'm interested in hiking and visiting shrine. I used to study at Belgium and Australia for about 3 years in total, which has given me a unique perspective and a global outlook on life. I used to work at manufacturing company and retail shop. With major in Japanese history and literature, I'll share you fascinating stories of Fukuoka.                                                                                                                                  

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Reviews

Jean-yves F.

5 / 5
Sep 22, 2023

Professional and friendly guide in Fukuoka.

We spent a full day in Fukuoka with Hitomi. She is a very professional, knowledgeable and resourceful professional. She is very friendly and we enjoyed her company very much. We will definitely recommend her to all our friends and will for sure request her great services again if we come back to Fukuoka.

Hitomi T.

Dear John and Trini Thank you for your kind words and 5 stars. It was really nice meeting you, I had a really good time talking to you. Please stay longer next time when you come back to Kyushu! We explore more of the area. Have a great trip!

Erika B.

5 / 5
Sep 13, 2023

Satisfaction guaranteed

Yasuhiko-san is professional and personable. While he's ordinarily a tour guide, and I can imagine him being a knowledgeable and engaging one, I needed a Japanese-English interpreter for a meeting in Fukuoka. Yasu not only participated actively in our six-hour meeting, ensuring that I was kept in the loop throughout the day, first he scheduled our meeting and made sure he had everyones contact information - just in case. The other participants were busy professors/researchers and a city official, so Yasu's professionalism lent credibility to our gathering. In addition, he suggested that a journalist could support our efforts. When I agreed, he took it upon himself to email and then spoke over the phone with the journalist I had identified as a good match. I would trust Yasu with the best interests of a small or a large group. You can count on him to be well-prepared, attentive, flexible, and guarantee satisfaction.

Yasuhiko I.

Erika-san, thank you very much for taking your time for my review. Guiding you was really different from any other guide experiences I had before, and I was a bit anxious how it would go. The moment I met you that feeling disappeared! I liked your personality, your encouragement to others and to yourself, and all of us were so motivated. It believe it was our destiny that you have chosen me, and I was the best one for you in Fukuoka. Keep my fingers crossed for your ancestral trip on the way. Good luck!! -Yasu

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Kyle T.

5 / 5
Aug 22, 2023

Excellent Guide!

Miss Hitomi is an excellent tour guide. She knew how to manage the timing perfectly so that we had time to do everything. She took care of all the reservations, arranged for a private taxi and even had a wonderful Shinto ceremony. Hitomi is very kind and friendly, and in a very easy and entertaining way she explained to us the myths of Japan. 100% recommended and eternally grateful.

Hitomi T.

Kyle-san, thank you for choosing me as a guide in Takachiho. I had such a memorable time with you. I was amazed by your knowledge and was happy to be there with someone who love our culture. May your prayers reach. Arigatou!

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Tom H.

5 / 5
Aug 18, 2023

Great view of Fukuoka

Yoko was amazingly well prepared for the guided tour through the Fukuoka history. She makes the trip through time really comfortable. Her English is great, so its easy as a foreigner to talk with her throughout the whole tour. And her translations makes it relaxing to explore Fukuoka. Also she is interested in the people she guides and she had choosen amazing food for lunch. We liked the day with Yoko and recommend her strongly if you want to learn many things about Fukuoka!

Yoko T.

Thank you so much for this warm review. I am glad that you enjoyed listening to my explanations, asked various questions, and showed great interest. I had a lot of fun while guiding you as well. We had a great conversation about history, culture, and current and daily life. Thank you very much. I hope to see you again. Please continue your good trip!

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Our local guides are ready to help you plan, customize and realize your ideal tour in Fukuoka. All GoWithGuide guides are real locals who know the area on a deep and personal level, and they can’t wait to share their knowledge with you. When traveling, everyone wants to get the most bang out of their buck. How to do that? Ask the right person to be your tour guide, of course! As opposed to fixed itineraries that are too formal and geared towards large groups, arranging a trip with the help of a local guide will mean the trip will be about what YOU want to see and do. Go ahead and send a message to one (or several!) of our local guides. They would love to show you their Fukuoka!