Visit the high light sightseeing spots in SASEBO. Tour time will be flexible from 5 to 8 hours depends on the numbers of highlight spots which you visit. Customer can choose highlight spots to visit. I can change the itinerary as you want based on this tour plan and propose new plan before your booking. Some spots need admission fee.
At your hotel or somewhere in Sasebo city, in the case of the remote area from Sasebo, meet-up fee will cost more, and waste your time, too.
Pleasure ship cruise through the beautiful sea of KUJYUKUSHIMA
60min Cruise in SASEBO bay, passing by various U.S. & Japanese Navy ships, Civilian ship building dogs, U.S. Navy facilities, JMSDForce facilities, Japan Coast Guard facilities in close distance.
Very popular lookout point for KUJYUKUSHIMA. Great islands view from the lookout
Great islands view from the lookout
Great islands view from the lookout
Good place to take over view of SASEBO city, highest lookout point in Sasebo
Depend on the season which you visit, you can be seen both full bloom of azalea and islands at the same time.
Military museum of Japanese Navy and MSDF history
Aquarimu focuses on the marine creatures live around KUJYUKUSHIMA islands
unique water tank for penguins, Succeeded breeding TSUSHIMA wild cat(National natural monument)
90 years old Chathoric church, a landmark of SASEBO
【War ruin】Observe Comm towor ruin of WW2
Shopping, eating and free time
Longest straight Shopping Arcade street in Japan(960m). Shopping free time
Old traditional local market. Shopping free time, partially air-raid shell market
At your hotel or somewhere in Sasebo city, in the case of the remote area from Sasebo, you will be charged extra fee for guide transportation.
Through this tour, you can observe the great view of KUJYUKUSHIMA islands from several lookouts, understand the NAVY history of SASEBO, enjoy the shopping, eat in the local shopping center and market, optionally experience KUJYUKUSHIMA islands cruise, visit an aquarium and zoo.
The tour itinerary mentioned above can be changed depending on the guest's requests so that tour time may be longer or shorter, between 5h to 8h.
meet-up fee(Sasebo: 2,000JPY), admission fee, parking fee and meal fee
※rental car costs(more than 5pax: if used)
I'm very flexible. If you inform me early enough, about 1 week or 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 areas, so mostly use a private vehicle(4 adult guests Max), it is easy to travel and free to move. I don't charge for my private vehicle operation (only request the parking and the toll-road fees on site, if used).
The private vehicle can take 4 adult guests max. If you are 5 adults and more, you need to rent a car. I have a professional driver's license; I can drive most types of vehicles. Depending on the number of customers, I will rent a suitable size car and drive instead of you during the tour. I drive as a designated driver. In this case, you must pay for all rental car costs (Rental fee, insurance, refuel, toll road, parking fee, etc.).
My coverage areas are Nagasaki, Saga, and Fukuoka prefectures. But I live near Omura city in Nagasaki pref., so depending on where I meet you(meet-up), I will request you to pay the Meet-up fee(real transportation cost to and from the meeting spot) in cash on site. It showed 3,500 JPY on my pricing page. But the meet-up fee will be different based on the transportation fee from where I stay. Before tour date, I will write how much the meet-up fee is in your proposal tour plan.
Here are the basic meet-up fees for each area, Ohmura city is 1,000 JPY, Sasebo city is 2,000JPY, Nagasaki city is 3,500JPY, Saga is 6,500JPY, and Fukuoka is 12,000JPY. I will try to choose the cheapest way, but I may not accept your tour request if the meet-up fee costs more than 9,000 JPY. But if you don't care high meet-up fee (more than 9,000JPY), I go anywhere as far as I can.
I work in both Nagasaki and Okinawa, working in 2 places for about half and half days a month. I have lived in Okinawa for over ten years and am qualified and registered as an Okinawa Prefectural interpreter tour guide.
On my schedule calendar, available days mean that I stay in Nagasaki; on the contrary, unavailable days mean 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 other account page of GoWithGuide(Okinawa area); there is another job schedule calendar there.
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. A meet-up fee(2,000JPY) will be requested in cash on-site.
Admission fees in some facilities and lunch are not included in the guiding cost, so you must pay on-site in cash. If you want me to go inside toll facilities for translation, you will also pay for my admission fee (mostly, I can enter free of charge).
I can shorten the tour to 5 hours(minimum), but you will miss part of the main spots.
We might not be able to observe inside of the churches because of the church condition(Sunday MASS, special event, etc...).
Four or fewer guests can move by my car(5 adults Max, no charge for vehicle operation, you pay only parking and toll road fee, if used), but five and more guests have to use a rental car and pay for all costs. It usually costs 5,000 to 10,000 JPY in total for one day, but it depends on the type of car. I will inform you of the estimated rental car cost in the proposal tour plan before booking.
Four or fewer guests can move by my car (Max five pax), with no charge for vehicle operation you pay only parking and toll road fees if used), but five and more guests have to use a rental car and pay for all costs. It usually costs at least 5,000 JPY in total for one day, but it depends on the type of car. I informed you estimated rental car cost in the proposal tour plan before your booking.
It is possible within my covering area, but your meet-up fee costs more, it depends on my transportation fee, and also waste your time, so I don't recommend you meet-up in remote area from SASEBO.
Hero is a super friendly and knowledgeable tour guide. He arranged for a tour that involved seeing some important sites on the goto islands. His arrangements met with my expectations and I’d heartily recommend him for those who want to know a little bit more of the goto islands.
Thank you very much for the high evaluation of my guidance. I appreciate you very much. 1st day was so hectic, with many ferry boat transfers and walking a long distance on the rough routes. Two days were very short for Goto tour, please come again and visit rest of Goto islands. Hero
We engaged Hero for a 4-day tour of the Goto islands, to see hidden Christian sites and churches. Hero was responsive in planning the tour and answering our questions. He also made all the transport arrangements (ferry, rental car, boat) and accommodation bookings so that we could visit all the churches as planned. On the tour itself he was energetic and ensured that we were well taken of, often until the evening and dinner time. He was also careful to keep his personal costs reasonable as this was a private tour. He was able to converse well in English and enthusiastic to share his knowledge about the various hidden Christian sites. As it’s not convenient to visit the sites on the Goto islands without knowledge of Japanese, we recommend engaging Hero for a fun and interesting tour.
Dear Rey and Siu, Thank you very much for your high evaluation for my guiding tour. I've been so comfortable to guide you during this 4 days as if we're friends. I am so appreciated that. Take care and have a safe trip to your home, and see you in the near future in Japan again. Best regards, Hero
Yukihiro hat uns pünktlich am Kreuzfahrtterminal abgeholt und uns einen wunderschönen Tag in Nagasaki geschenkt - fernab der Touristenpfade - was unserem Wunsch entsprach - hat er uns spannende Orte, Plätze und Menschen vorgestellt. Immer wieder gerne mit ihm. Danke Yukihiro
Dear Dteterd, Thank you very much for your high evaluation. I couldn't understand Germany
Hero was very knowledgeable and very pleasant. He was really enjoyable. We would definitely use him again.
Dear Stan, Thank you very much for your great review of me. I also enjoyed the tour with you. I tasted Lilikoi Butter this morning, and it was really delicious butter, I like it. My mom also tried and she liked it. I didn't know what Lilikoi Butter is. Now I knew it is made of passion fruits and butter, I have learned about Hawaii little bit. I hope to visit Hawaii in the near future. Give my best regards to your wife and friends. Hero