Oita Private Tours & Local Tour Guides

Discover Things to Do and Plan a Trip to Oita, Japan with a Local Guide

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Yoshiharu S.

4.74 / 5
(46 reviews)

Hello, everyone! I am Yoshiharu, a national certified tour guide. Fukuoka is my birthplace, so I have a close attachment to this region. Though you may not be familiar with the name of Fukuoka, I assure you that Fukuoka will provide new discovery and pleasure to your stay in Japan. I have a passion to introduce my country and regions from many points of views. Japan is a country which offers original culture and history. On the other hand, Japan has another attractiveness represented by advanced toilets with many functions, hotels with robot receptionists and so on. The co-existing society with the image of old Japan and the present Japan with high technology definitely make Japan a more attractive place. Not only take you to sightseeing spots and give you some explanations, but also I will help you to learn much more deeply about Japan and Japanese people, their way of thinking and lifestyle. In Addition to the tour guide license, I have received the qualification of international kikisake-shi,.sake sommelier. I will do my best to make your stay in Japan more memorable in a fun way. Let’s go out for new adventures together! (NOTE) I am not a land operator. It means that I don't make reservations for vans, accommodations and other things for you except I think it is indispensable for me. I can give you some advice but, for example, if you want to charter a van for your travel, please contact taxi companies and make a reservation by yourselves. If you have difficulties doing it that way, please contact GoWithGuide or land operators in Japan and your country. Thank you for your understanding.                                                                                                                                  

Yasuko S.


Hello! My name is Yasuko. I was born and brought up in Oita. Oita is located in the eastern part of Kyushu, and is situated close to both the sea and the mountains. Oita is famous for its hot springs but there are many other good sightseeing spots, too. I'm interested in travelling, and, meeting and talking with people. As an English tour guide, I'm rather new but I have hosted people from different countries as a volunteer for many years. I am a cheerful and positive person and I hope I can help you create good memories in Japan.                                                                                                                                  

Day Trips from Oita


Herbert G.

5 / 5
Sep 12, 2023

Yasu was the Ultimate Guide for Ultimate Oita Adventure!!! Kuju Mountain Hiking, Hells of Beppu, Kunisaki Peninsula, and more!

Yasu is the best tour guide I have ever had! I highly recommend booking tours with him, especially for customized adventures like I did for my visit He is very knowledgeable on the entire Kyushu region and planned action packed fun days for my entire visit. There are too many wonderful things to say about Yasu and the experience touring together, so I will do my best to give some of the highlights. We hiked to the peak of Mount Nakadake in the Kuju Mountain range which was quite a challenging trek. Yasu was there by my side encouraging me along the way until we reached the peak! It was a magnificent view with beautiful volcanic rock formations and lakes. He went above and beyond to welcome me to the region, and even suprised me with visting a Samuri castle, and taking me to hidden local places that I would have never found on my own (like an amazing Yakitori place in a back alley in Beppu up a secret set of stairs) We also visited the ancient Kunisaki Penninsula where we saw ancient wonders of the world includin the Kumano Magaibutsu stone Buddha's from the 9th Century and the ancent Stone Guardians from the Futagoji Temple in the 8th Century. This was a magical place! If you are visting Kyushu, Yasu is the #1 guide in the region! You must book with him. Although my tour was Oita, he is a knowledgeable guide for other regions of the incredible Kyushu Island (Fukuoka, Saga, Nagasaki, Kumamoto Miyazaki, Kagoshima prefecture) I now consider Yasu, not just a guide, but also a friend! I look forward to touring with him again on my next adventure to Japan!

Yasuhiko I.

Marc, thank you very much for your review, and I am so happy you remembered our adventure in such ways! That was an amazing experience for me too. After the climb to Kuju mountains I went that region very often and remember how wonderful it was to climb with you. Thank you again for your review and we look forward to meeting each other again! -Yasu


Michael Y.

5 / 5
Apr 13, 2023

Hells' and Monkeys

Hitomi was the perfect choice for a private tour guide. Fluent in English and with a bubbling personality. Very knowledgeable of Beppu 7 Hells and Monkey mountain (she also had notes to double check). Too bad she was booked solid for the dates I wanted or I would have hired her for the Nagasaki and Fukuoka private tours.

Hitomi T.

Thank you for your kind review. It was nice spending time with you and your wife, it was a pleasure to guide you in Beppu. Please visit Kyushu again and next time I will be happy to guide you to different area!


Jonathan K.

5 / 5
Mar 20, 2023

Expert guide when visiting Kyushu

Fumi was so helpful in customizing a route specific to where we wanted to go and what we wanted to see. She was a great communicator and very flexible in listening to our ideas and taking into consideration our party’s varied ages. She even helped plan our day before and after our tour with her giving some great recommendations. Highly recommend!

Fumi K.

Thank you for your comment. I hope this trip will be an opportunity for you to come back to Japan for the next time. There are many tourist attractions in Kyushu, so please come and enjoy them. (^_^)


Hannelore G.

5 / 5
Mar 18, 2023

Visit Beppu

I had a great day with Himoto. She has a pleasant personslity and I was happy to have her to show me around

Hitomi T.

Thank you for your kind words, I'm glad you enjoyed your day in Beppu. Hope you enjoy your little onsen in your cruise ship!

Oita Private Tour Guide

Whether it’s your first time to Oita or you are back to discover more, a good tour guide can make all the difference. Enjoy the best of what Oita has to offer, without all the fuss of planning everything by yourself! You can pick your favorite itinerary from the Oita tours offered by our local guides, but feel free to ask for customizations based on your preferences. We want to help travelers get the most out of their trips, and we believe a good tour with a local guide is the best way to ensure that. There is so much to see and do in Oita, and the best way to get the most out of your time there is to have a local expert with you. GoWithGuide is committed to delivering unforgettable tour experiences, so let us help you create your next favorite memory.

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