Basically start from SASEBO. Visit the high lights sightseeing spots of HIRADO and IKITSUKI islands. Tour time will be flexible from 6 to 9 hours depends on the numbers of highlight spots which you visit. Customer can choose highlight spots to visit. Some spots need admission fee.
Check out what we are going to do.
Feel free to personalize this offer.
At somewhere in Sasebo city, in the case of the remote area from Sasebo, meet-up fee will cost more than 1,500 JPN Yen, and waste your time, too.
Meet-up at your hotel or somewhere in Sasebo city. Drive to Hirado island. Cost Meet-up fee: 1,500JPY in cash
The bridge connects main land with HIRADO, drive through, if you want, can walk through on the bridge to observe great land scape.
Main castle of MATSURA domain. Observe castle outside area, if you want to observe inside, need admission fee.
Cost: admission fee(only inside)
Historical Chathoric church in Hirado. Observe inside and outside of the church, possibly cannot observe inside because of the condition. Walk through the area to observe some buddhist temple near the church.
Exhibits the collections of MATSURA clan who ruled the northern area of Nagasaki since the 13th century.
Cost Admission fee
Restored building, exhibits Japan-Dutch trading related materials, if you want, observe inside.
Cost: admission fee(only inside)
Have a local food as a lunch in Hirado city.
Cost Lunch fee 1000-1500JPY
360 degrees lookout of HIRADO island, need to walk up to the small hill to observe.
A small uninhabited island of martyrdom, sacrid island for the hidden christians, only observe from main island.
The bridge that connects HIRADO with IKITSUKI, drive through, can't walk on the bridge.
18m tall big buddist KANNON bronze statue, observe outside and inside
Dynamic natural view, geographical observation point
Dinamic observation from white light house stand on the cliff, 360 degree great view.
Drive back to Sasebo city. Drop you off. Tour ends.
At somewhere in Sasebo city, in the case of the remote area from Sasebo, you will be charged extra fee in cash.
★Standard course(7h): Start from SASEBO city. Drive to HIRADO island. Drive through the Hirado Ohashi bridge, or walk on the bridge enjoying great view. Then you visit HIRADO castle, Xavier Memorial Church, Duch Trading House(Restored), Lunch time, drive through KAWACHI PASS, And observe NAKAENO island(World Heritage Site) which is the sacred place for hidden Christians. Drive across the IKITSUKI Ohashi biridge, hedding north, stolp at SHIODAWARA cliff and drive back to SASEBO and dismiss.
★Full course(Max:9h): Basically same route as standard course, visit some optional spots by guset's requests, takes longer tour time, then drive back to SASEBO and dismiss.
The tour itinerary mentioned above can be changed depend on the guest's side requests, so tour time may be longer or shorter between 6h to9h.
If you visit MATSURA museum and observe the inside of HIRADO castle, you will understand the history of Matura clan who ruled HIRADO since 13th century.
To observe Dutch trading house and many churches, they makes you understood the international relationship and Christianity architecture of HIRADO.
If you visit OBAE observatory, you can observe the best geographical senery in Hirado area.
hourly guiding fee(4,000JPY×7hours=28,000)
meet-up fee(1,500JPY: guide's transportation fee to and from Sasebo city), admission fee at the spots, parking fee and toll-road fee(if used) , rental car related all costs(if use) ※You will pay these cost on site in cash or credit card.
When you meet a guide you will pay meet-up fee(1,500JPY) in cash on site.
Admission fee in some facilities and lunch are not included in guiding fee, so you need to pay on site in cash. If you want me to go inside of the facilities for translation, you will pay for my admission fee, too. (Most of the facilities, a guide will be free of charge with a guide license card)
I can managed to shorten the tour time until 5 hours(minimum), but the tour will be invaluable, just like a driving, so I cannot guarantee the quality of tour.
We might not be able to observe inside of the churches because of the church condition(Sunday MASS, special event, etc...).
4 and fewer guests can move by my car(4 guests Max, no charge for vehicle operation, you pay only parking and toll road fee), but 5 and more guests have to use a rental car and pay for all cost. It costs at least 5,000JPY and more in total for one day normally, but depends on the type of the car. I inform you estimated rental car cost in the proposal tour plan before your booking.
It is possible within my covering area, but you need to pay more meet-up fee depends on my transportation fee to meet you, and also waste your time, so I don't recommend you meet-up in remote area. Transportation fee includes fuel fee, toll road fee and etc...
Yukihiro our tour guide is very friendly and knowedgable so far with all things that we’ve asked him, especialy about history and localities. We also felt comfortable with him as our tour guide.
Dear Geraldine, I am so happy to be evaluated greatly as your comment. I feel sorry that we couldn’t go Mt. Inasa outlook because of unexpected construction on the route. Please try again at night in the future, you will be able to observe the one of 3 greatest night view of Japan. Hero
Great tour with Hero. Anything you'd ask, he replies. 4hr is really jampacked and no problem with communication. :)
Thank you very much for high evaluation, Cessy ! This time was short tour, so couldn’t visit many places. I hope you to stay Nagasaki longer next time. Hero
We had an awsome full day with Hero, he was literally our hero. He fixed a custom tour at our request, following alot of the coast and scenic spots around Kjukushima, Sasebo, and Omura bay. His local knowledge is excelent and his English is good. Expect a jovial host, which is always smiling, and a dash of humor. Will recommend! ? ?
Dear Marius, Thank you very much for great evaluation. I appreciate early evaluation on the way of your tour. I could take you many places as many as I could, but made you tired because of long driving. I drove more than 600km in a day!! Actually this is my first meeting with Norwegians who talk to. During the tour I could have a lot of conversation with you so that I understood lot about Norwegian culture, terrain, food, climate, custom, vegetation and so on. I have never been to Norway, but now I am so interested in your country. My view of knowledge was expanded. Take care and enjoy rest of days in Japan. Hope to see you in Norway someday. Hero
He plan a great schedule. He picked the locations i needed to see. His English are good, easy to communication. he also kept me on schedule. Excellent service provided by Mr.Yukihiro. I will highly recommend Yukihiro. Thanks
Hello Hieng!! Thank you very much for great evaluation for me. Next time I will show you around Unzen and Nagasaki. There are many good natural Onsen in Unzen. Okinawa is my another hometown. When you visit Japan again, free to ask me. Yukihiro