Kushimoto Tuna, Turkish Memorial Museum and Marine Park

Day Trip

Hideo Y.

4.43(117) reviews
Osaka
English, Japanese (Native)
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 30 people

Kushimoto Town is located in the southernmost tip of Honshu Island.

Speaking of Kushimoto, the first thing coming into our head is maguro or tuna, especially blue fin tuna. Kinki university first succeeded with the culture of maguro in Kushimoto. It is the first success in the world. Therefore you can eat tuna for lunch.

Furthermore there is a Turkish Memorial Museum. Have you ever heard of the distress of Ertugrul?

Meeting Point

at Kushimoto Station

01:00 PM

Turkish Memorial Museum

In june 1890 a Turkish firgate, the Ertugrul arrived in Japan wiith a crew of about 650.

02:00 PM

Kashinozaki Lighthouse

It is the oldest stone lighthouse in Japan.

03:00 PM

Kushimoto Marine Park

Tropical fish and their ecosystems can be viewed from the submarine "STELLA MARIS" and observation tower.

04:00 PM

Hashigui Rock

About 15 million years ago the volcanic activity made magma solidified under the ground and flexible mudstone was eroded.

Ending Point

at Kushimoto Station

What to Expect

Kushimoto Town is located in the southernmost tip of Honshu Island.

Speaking of Kushimoto, the first thing coming into our head is maguro or tuna, especially blue fin tuna. Kinki university first succeeded with the culture of maguro in Kushimoto. It is the first success in the world. Therefore you can eat tuna for lunch.

Furthermore there is a Turkish Memorial Museum. Have you ever heard of the distress of Ertugrul? In june 1890 a Turkish firgate, the Ertugrul arrived in Japan wiith a crew of about 650. After completing their mission of friendship, the Ertugrul and her crew set out for home, the Ertugrul encountered a violent storm in the typhoon and was hit the rocks at Kashinozaki Lighthouse in Kushimoto on the September 16th 1890. You can check the rocks from the Museum. In the end the Ertugrul sank and 587 crew were dead and the surviver was only 69. The remains of the Ertugrul still lie on the bottom of the sea off Oshima Island. Oshima islanders devoted themselves to rescue the crew. This triggered the deep relationship between Kushimoto Town and Turkish nation. Kushimoto town became a sister sity to Yakakent town of Turkey In 1964.

( The Turkey-Japan joint movie "Kainan 1890" on the theme of the distress of Ertugrul will be open on December 5th 2015 in Japan)

There is the Kashinozaki Lighthouse close to the Turkish Memorial Museum. It is the oldest stone lighthouse in Japan. There is a monument to the memory of 587 Turkish sailors who died in the line of duty.

At the Kushimoto Marine Park, tropical fish and their ecosystems can be viewed from the submarine "STELLA MARIS" and observation tower.

The coast north west of Kushimoto stretching 850 meters in a straight line is the beautiful rock formations called "Hashigui." It is a very scenic place where many photographors are captured by its beauty. About 15 million years ago the volcanic activity made magma solidified under the ground and flexible mudstone was eroded. Then igneous rocks in the form of bridge column showed up.


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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide), lunch, entrance fee

Important Information

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Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

Could you tell us how much transportation fee and entrance fee are ?

The transportation fee from Osaka to Kushimoto is 13,000 yen per person.

In Kushimoto we use buses 6 times for 1,200 yen per person. Entrance fee is 3,100 yen per person.

Reviews

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Mimi C.

Dec 29, 2022

Christmas trip

Thank you Hideo-san for a fun city and Naoshima Island tour. Even though the commute was long, it was smooth and easy, thanks to your extremely well-organized

Hideo Y.

I'm very happy to receive your good review. I'm sure you enjoyed the tour of Japan, especially you saw unique outdoor works in Modern Art Island Naoshima. I wish you and all your family good health and happiness. Thank you!

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Bin bin tan .

Dec 13, 2022

Lacking explanations

I had booked this for some clients of mine. Communication is punctual but clients commented that not much explanation was given on the sights.

Hideo Y.

I awfully sorry to say I didn't have so much explanation, but this tour was mainly sightseeing of 10 million-dollar night view of Kobe, so I hope your guests felt naturally beautiful landscape and took a lot of pictures and videos, so I didn't think I had so much explanation. Thank you for joining my tour. Best wishes to you and your guests.

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Alfonso S.

Oct 19, 2022

Good day in Kobe

We finalize our tour in Japan visiting Kobe with Mr. Hideo, who was very knowledgeable about that destination since he lived there for many years. Thanks for showing up the top spots and helping us finding after the tour the Pokémon toys for our grandchildren. Arigato Gosaimas.

Hideo Y.

Hello Alfonso I'm very happy to receive your message. I'm sure you enjoyed Kitano Ijinkan including Weather cock house, and sake tasting. I hope you come back to Japan again. Thank you, very much.

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Kyle S.

Oct 18, 2022

Kyoto and Nara with HIDEYOSHI

HIDEYOSHI is highly organized and timely. On the first day that we met him, he provided us with a daily time table of the planned itinerary as well as the expected transportation / food / admission costs. This was useful to get an idea of how much cash to have on hand each day. His English is quite good and he gave us valuable historical background on many Kyoto and Nara sites that we visited, which made us appreciate everything with a different perspective. We visited most of the famous sites as well as some off the beaten path locations. We ate tasty matcha tofu udon, kaiseki, yudofu, yuba, amazake, wagashi, daifuku, matcha and matcha sweets. We browsed around Nishiki market, the Nara shotengai, the Kiyomizu shops and slopes (be careful not to slip or lose either 3,2,1 years of your life - another fun fact we learned). We covered enormous ground in our couple of days, with tons of walking--definitely 10,000+ if not 20,000+ steps daily. HIDEYOSHI has no problem walking this much with you. It was a pleasure to walk the entire Philosopher's Path after seeing Ginkakuji. Of course in circumstances where it made more sense to take transportation we certainly did (bus, taxi, subway, Randen). Thank you HIDEYOSHI. We learned a lot.

Hideo Y.

Hi Kyle, I'm very happy to receive your message. I hope you enjoyed Kyoto tour. You liked matcha very much, especially sprinkled green tea that we had on Sannenzaka slope was the most delicious I've ever had. We walked on the philosopher's Path between Ginkakuji and Nanzenji. Next time I strongly recommend you visit Kyoto in Spring. I'm sure you can enjoy cherry blossom viewing on Philosopher's Path. Please imagine the looks that cherry blossom petals are floating on the Lake Biwa Canal. I live in Osaka, so when you visit Japan next time, I'd like to show you Osaka, different from Kyoto. Osaka is very interesting and unique city. I look forward to seeing you again. Thank you, Kyle.

$236/ per group

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