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!
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
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.
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!
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!
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. (^_^)
I had a great day with Himoto. She has a pleasant personslity and I was happy to have her to show me around
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!
With a real local of your choice
Just contact your favorite local
So no group tours with strangers