If you are interested in Japanese culture and would like to have some experience, take this tour. I will take you to two famous temples where you can see huge statues of Buddha. Sure you will appreciate its beauty and its size! I will teach you some Origami during our break.
Fukuoka city has a population of 1,550,000 and it's growing every year. I would love to introduce you to this fun city Fukuoka, let's make a memorable time together!
Check out what we are going to do.
Feel free to personalize this offer.
At Hakata port, at your hotel in Fukuoka city area, at Fukuoka airport
We meet at Hakata station or your hotel lobby.(I can also pick you up at the port of Fukuoka).
We take a train from Hakata station to visit this temple. It is located in a country side and you will be appreciated its beauty and a sizLet's have a delicious authentic lunch of your choice inside the arcade shopping center.
We come back to Hakata station and have lunch.
We visit another temple in Fukuoka city near Hakata station. There's also a beautiful 5-story pagoda.
We have a coffee or delicious green tea ice cream and I'll teach you how to make Origami(paper folding work).
Hakata station or Hakata port
In this tour, you will visit 2 huge statues of buddha and also experience Japanese culture. About cultural experiences, you can choose from Japanese caligraphy, Furoshiki(wrapping cloth) or Origami or Hakata doll painting. In Japanese caligraphy lesson, you will use indian ink and brush and learn how to write in chinese character. And in Furoshiki lesson, you will learn how to wrap a bento box, a bottle, and to make a bag using Furoshiki. In Origami lesson, you will learn how to make a crane and a beautiful balloon. After experiencing Japanese culture, we'll take subway or bus to go to Nakasu area and walk through Nakasukawabata shopping arcade. On the way we can take a break in a shop. We continue walking to Tochoji temple which was built in the 9th century by a famous priest, Kukai. Here you can see a beautiful 5 story pagoda, graves of Kuroda clan who ruled Fukuoka in the Edo period(16c-19c) and a . Then we will a huge statue of Buddha. Then we head to Hakata station and take a train to Nanzoin temple, there, you will meet the biggest bronze statue of Buddha in the world. After all we'll go back to Hakata station and we finish the tour.
guide fee, pick-up fee, origami lesson and origami paper
Transportation fee for you and guide
★We'll use subway and train, will cost around 1000 to 1500yen in total per person
Your lunch is about 1000 to 2000yen
★Please remind that it will take a day or two to approve your reservation for this trip, since I have to check the ability for the cultural experience beforehand.
★Duration time can get a little shorter or longer, depends on where your trip starts and end, and also the trafic since we'll use public transpotation for this tour.
We enjoyed our Christmas Day in Fukuoka with Hitomi San. She took us to see the “happening” places in Fukuoka, made sure all the kids and seniors in our big group were comfortable. The pace was slow and easy for us as we requested. The children loved her and we all had a great time! She also helped us get tickets to a circus show in the New year. Hitomi San is highly recommended!
Hi Catherine, Thank you for the review! I also had a really good time with your family. They were all sweet and kind to me, it was a great Christmas day for me too, thank you. Hope you spend a good time in Fukuoka and make lots of sweet memories! Best regards, Hitomi
Hitomi was a great guide for us in Fukuoka. Communication in English was clear and easy. She knew the city well and explained much to us regarding historical, as well as contemporary issues in the area. She was fun to talk to, making it a very enjoyable day.
Dear Eric Thank you for sharing your time with me in Fukuoka. It was a pleasure to meet you all and I had so much fun introducing you to this city. Please come back to Kyushu again for more interesting places!
Hitomi did an absolutely fantastic job in providing us a wonderful nine hour tour of Nagasaki. She is gracious, knowledgeable and forever providing great tour information. We would recommend her to anyone. Denny and Barbara Alvey
Hello Denny and Barbara Thank you for your kind review, I'm happy that you had good time. It was a pleasure to guide and introduce you to this fantastic city. I hope you come back again to Kyushu island so I can take you to other beautiful and interesting sites! Hitomi
After meeting at the hotel where my daughter and I stayed in Fukuoka, all of us went to the station to go to Nagasaki. Right when we arrived in Nagasaki, Hitomi talked about Nagasaki and its history and a lot more information that we didn't know about before. She explained things clearly, had taught my daughter how to do origami and also taught her how to properly rinse and pray at the temple. She had also brought us to a great restaurant for lunch. I highly recommend Hitomi because of how informative she is and she also has great English.
I'm glad you enjoyed the tour in Nagasaki. Yes, Nagasaki is a very interesting and unique place that I love taking people there. It was nice climbing all the 193steps with you, hope you liked the view from the shrine! Please come back to Kyushu again for Takachiho next time! Hitomi