Pilgrimage ⑥: NISHI-SONOGI area

Art & Culture

Yukihiro (Hero)行博

4.78(9) reviews
Nagasaki
English, Japanese (Native)
6 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 4 people

Visit the major pilgrimage spots of NISHI-SONOGI area including 2 of 12 World heritage sites(Hidden Christian)of Nagasaki region. Tour time will be flexible from 6 to 9 hours depends on the numbers of highlight spots which you visit. You can choose highlight spots to visit. Some spots need admission fee.

Itinerary

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Feel free to personalize this offer.

Meeting Point

At your hotel or somewhere in Nagasaki city, in the case of the remote area from Nagasaki, meet-up fee will cost more than 3,000 JPN Yen, and waste your time, too.

Meet-up at your hotel or somewhere in Nagasaki city. Drve to the first spot. Cost Meet-up fee (3,000JPY) in cash

(standardl) TOGITSU port: 26 Martyrs of Japan landing port to Martyrdom place in Nagasaki in 1597.

(standardl) SHITSU Community (World Heritage): Observe SHITSU Community, visit SHITSU Church and related museum Cost Admission fee

(standard) ONO Community (World Heritage): Observe ONO Community, visit ONO Church

(optional) HOLLAND VILLAGE: Theme park which reproduced Holland port town,a movie theater, restaurants, souvenir shops are available Cost Admission fee

(standard) SAIKAI BASHI park: Big arched bridge connects Sasebo ctiy with Saikai city, after lunch here, drive through or walk through, may observe whirling tides from the bridge

(standard) YOKOSE-URA park: The 2nd port to Portugal opened in 1562 by OMURA SUMITADA(1st Christian Daimyo)

(standard) NAKAURA JURIAN memorial park: He was born there, one of TENSHO Christian delegation to Rome in 1582.

Go back to Nagasaki. Drop you off at your hotel or somewhere in Nagasaki, tour ends.

Ending Point

At your hotel or somewhere in Nagasaki city, in the case of the remote area from Nagasaki, you will be charged extra fee in cash.

What to Expect

Model Itinerary

★Standard course(6h): Start from Nagasaki city. After visit TOGITSU port, hedding to north along the west coast of NISHISONOGI Peninsula with great ocean view. Visit Shitsu Community (World Heritage Site), observe Shitsu Church and museums, then move to Ono Community (World Heritage Site), observe Ono Church. Drive across the peninsula to the east side, hedding to North, drop in Holland Village. Take some free time. Drive to Saikai-bashi park to have a lunch, walk to the bridge. Visit YOKOSE-URA and NAKAURA JURIAN park, then go back to Nagasaki city.

★Optional course(Max:9h): Basically follows the standard course, visit additional spots , so longer than standard course 9 hours max.

Through this tour, you can observe 2 of 12 World Heritage Sites of Nagasaki(Hidden Christian related), beautiful landscape of the west coast of NISHISONOGI Peninsula.

The tour itinerary mentioned above can be changed depend on the guest's requests, so tour time may be longer or shorter between 6h to 9h.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee(4,000×6h=24000JPY)

What‘s not included

meet-up fee 3,000JPY(guide's transportation fee to and from the meeting point), admission fee at the spots, toll-road fee, parking fee and rental car costs(if used)

Important Information

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.

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

Meet-up time can be coordinated after your booking.

Admission fee, parking fee, toll-road fee and lunch fee are not included in guiding fee, so you need to pay them on site.

I can managed to shorten the tour time until 5 hours(minimum), but the tour will be invaluable one, just a driving, so I cannot guarantee the tour quality.

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 adults Max, no charge for vehicle operation, you pay only parking and toll road fee, if used), but 5 and more guests have to use a rental car and pay for all cost. It costs 5,000 to 10,000JPNYen 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.

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

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 Nagasaki.

Reviews

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Geraldine T.

Nov 27, 2019

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.

Yukihiro (Hero)行博

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

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Cessy T.

Nov 12, 2019

Nagasaki 4hr tour

Great tour with Hero. Anything you'd ask, he replies. 4hr is really jampacked and no problem with communication. :)

Yukihiro (Hero)行博

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

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Marius Mjøs

Sep 17, 2019

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! ? ?

Yukihiro (Hero)行博

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

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Hieng L.

Aug 10, 2019

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

Yukihiro (Hero)行博

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

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