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Pilgrimage ④: KURO-SHIMA island

8 Hours
up to 4 people
English ( Business ), Japanese ( Native ), 简体中文 ( Conversational ), 繁體中文 ( Conversational )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

One day trip to Kuro-shima island. There is Kuro-shima Catholic Church which is designated as the Hidden Christian World Heritage. The island belongs to the Kujyukushima islands. You can reach the island only by the small ferry boat, only 3-4 times a day, to and from Kuro-shima. In the island, poor public transportation, but rental power assist bicycle is available.


Feel free to personalize this offer with Yukihiro.

  • ((Normal season)) Meet-up at your hotel on 9:00am or at Ferry port on 9:30, Cost: Meet-up fee (1,500JPY) in cash on site, Boat fee (round ticket)

  • ((High season)) Meet-up at your hotel on 7:30am or at Ferry port on 8:00, Cost: Meet-up fee (1,500JPY) in cash on site, Boat fee (round ticket)

  • Arrive at Kuroshima port at 10:50(Off) or at 9:20am(High). Rent rental bycicles, ride to the first spot. Cost rental power asist bycicle

  • Kuro-shima Shurine : Japanese original religion, Shinto shurine, with natural forest

  • Kozen-ji Temple : Buddist temple, Hidden Christian was hiding as a buddist follower in those day.

  • Old sasanqua tree in Neya: The biggest and oldest sasanqua tree in northern Nagasaki. Old Christians took oil from nuts of this tree.

  • Catholic semetary : Tomb stone of Joseph Ferdinand Marmand(Cathoric priest) is located

  • Kuro-shima Cathoric Church (World Heritage) : Observe outside of the church (Inside will be available from Apr. 2021.)

  • Huge Ficus sperba: Observe a huge tree of ficus sperba. Used for windbreak.

  • Nagasaki-bana(Warabe) Outlook : No.1 outlook in Kuro-shima Great island view, can observe Kujyukushima islands, Hirado, Ohshima, Goto islands.

  • ((Normal season)) Leave Kuroshima port at 3:30pm for Ainoura port, arrive Ainoura port at 4:20pm, drive to the hotel, tour end.

  • ((High season)) Leave Kuroshima port at 3:40pm for Ainoura port, arrive Ainoura port at 4:10pm, drive to the hotel, tour end.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 07:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel, somewhere in Sasebo city or Ainoura port
Ending Point At Ainoura port, your hotel or somewhere in Sasebo city

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guiding fee(3000×8h=24000JPY)

What‘s not included

meet-up fee 1500JPY(guide's transportation fee to and from SASEBO), shuttle boat fare(you and guide), rental power assist bicycle fee(you and guide), lunch fee.


On Sunday morning, almost all churches have MASS, so might not be able to observe inside.

I'm very flexible. If you inform me early enough, about 1week at least 72 hours and more beforehand, I may manage to accept your requests.

During the tour, my coverage areas are mainly poor public transportation area, so mostly use a private vehicle(4 adult guests Max), it is easy to travel and free to move. Free Wi-Fi(2.4GHz, 5GHz) and AC100V/DC5V, DC12V charger are available in the car. I don't charge for the vehicle operation (only request you to pay parking fee and toll road fee on site, if used).

The private vehicle can take 4 adult guests max. If you are 5 adults and more, need to rent a rental car. I have a professional drivers license, I can drive most of types vehicle. Depends on the numbers of customer, I rent a suitable size car and drive instead of you during the tour. I drive as a designated driver. In this case, you have to pay for all cost for the rental car (Rental fee, insurance, fuel, toll road, parking fee, etc).

My coverage areas are Nagasaki, Saga and Fukuoka prefecture. But I live in near Omura city in Nagasaki pref., so depend on where I go to meet you(meet-up), I will request you to pay Meet-up fee(real transportation cost to and from the meeting spot) in cash on site. It is showed 3000JPY on my pricing page. But meet-up fee will be different price based on the transportation fee from where I stay. I will inform you meet-up fee in your proposal tour plan before your booking.

Here are basic meet-up fee on each area, Ohmura city is Free, Sasebo city is 1,500JPY, Nagasaki city is 3,000JPY, Saga ,5,000JPY and Fukuoka 8,000JPY. I try to choose cheapest way, but If meet-up fee costs more than 8,000JPY, I may not accept your tour request. But if you don't care high meet-up fee(more than 8000JPY), I go anywhere as far as I can.

I am working in both Nagasaki and Okinawa, working 2 places about the half and half days of a month. I had lived in Okinawa for 8 years until March 2018 and I am qualified and registered as a Okinawa Prefectural interpreter tour guide .

On my schedule calendar, available days means that I stay in Nagasaki, on the contrary, unavailable days means I am in Okinawa(mostly), so I might be able to guide you in Okinawa. If you intend to have a private tour in Okinawa, please visit my another account page of TripleLights(Nagasaki, Saga and Fukuoka area), there is another job schedule calendar there.

One of my hobby is handmade Japanese Soba noodles. I can teach you how to make Japanese Soba. Soba is made of buckwheat flower, one of Japanese traditional healthy low calorie food. I hope you don't have back wheat allergy.

Making Handmade Soba and Tempura Experience activity has been showed on my original tour list.
Please try it.

((Important)) Presently, no available to observe inside of Kuroshima church(Worl heritage) because of long term maintenance( until the end of Mar. 2021)

((High season))Apr.29 to May 8, Aug.13 to Aug.16, Dec.29 to Jan.5 in every year
((Normal season)) Any other days of above

Meet-up time may be very early (0730), because the first shuttle ship leave at 830am(Off season).

Extra fees are lunch fee , shuttle ferry boat fare and rental power asist bicycle fee are not included in guiding fee, you will pay those on site.

In Kuro-shima, public transportations are poor, so we have to walk or rent a power assist bicycle.(Kuro-shima is not flat land)

We might not be able to observe inside of the churches because of the church condition(Sunday MASS, special event, etc...).

4 or less guests can move by my car from and to the port(4 guests Max, no charge for vehicle operation, you pay only parking and toll road fee, if used), but 5 and more guests have to use the public bus or taxi to and from the shuttle ship port. read more

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

How can we move to the destinations? How much does it cost?

4 and fewer guests can move by my car(no charge for vehicle operation, you pay only parking and toll road fee, if used), but 5 and more guests have to move to the shuttle ship port by yourself or rent a suitable rental car. I can drive a rental car instead of you. In this case, you have to pay all costs for the rental car.

Can you start the tour from different city?

It is possible within my covering area, but you need to pay more meet-up fee depends on my transportation fee, and also waste your time, so I don't recommend you meet-up in remote area from SASEBO.

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from GoWithGuide.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Reviews ( 9 )
4.7 (9) Reviews
Very Good
Geraldine Geraldine Philippines
1 year ago

“ 6 hours in Nagasaki ”

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

Cessy Cessy Philippines ( Family )
1 year ago

“ Nagasaki 4hr tour ”

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

Marius Mjøs Marius Norway ( Friends )
1 year ago

“ Awsome custom tour ”

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

hieng Hieng Malaysia ( Friends )
1 year ago

“ 1 day tour in Sasebo ”

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

IGOR IGOR Australia ( Couple )
1 year ago

“ good guide and plan ”

good guide and plan


Thank you very much for good evaluation for me. Japan has just entered the rainy season, weather was no good during the tour, on the first day driving time was too long, it made you boring I think. Sorry for that and I'm very appreciate for your patience. Please come again and enjoy other places that you never been in Japan, there are so many attractive ONSENs in there. Yukihiro

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