Kushimoto Tuna, Turkish Memorial Museum and Marine Park

Hideo Y.

4.44(113) reviews
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, es...

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Meeting Point

at Kushimoto Station

Turkish Memorial Museum

Kashinozaki Lighthouse

Kushimoto Marine Park

Hashigui Rock

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

I guide you Sapporo, Furano, Otaru, Hakodate in Hokkaido / Aomori in Hokuriku / Miyazaki, Nagasaki, Kagoshima in Kyushu / Kochi, Matsuyama in Shikoku / Tottori, Shimane, Kanazawa, Sakaiminato in Japan Sea side. Please get in touch with me!! Thank you.

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.



Brian T.

Apr 16, 2022

Well planned tour of Kyoto!

We had an excellent day with HIDEo YOSHIda. From our wishes he planned a tour, took us around town and showed us different sights of Kyoto. He is very knowledgable in many different areas so we learned a lot about Japanese culture and history. We can warmly recommend a day with HIDEo YOSHIda.

Hideo Y.

Hello Brian. I'm very glad to receive your good review. Today we visited Japanese gardens such as moss garden in Saihoji, Sogenchi garden in Tenryuji and Ninomaru garden in Nijo Castle. They gave us peaceful and fresh atmosphere. I'm going to do my best on guide for many years to come. Thank you. Best HIDEo YOSHIda

Pobparat A.

Aug 27, 2020

Excellent guide. Well prepared tour.

He is so friendly and very knowledgeable about local history and japanese mythology. His itinerary was well preplanned. I would not have been able to explore all the places we did on my own. Thanks Hideo san!

Hideo Y.

Hello Pobparat I'm very happy to receive your message. Favored by good weather, we could enjoy visiting Kumano three Grand Shrines such as Kumano Nachi Taisha, Hongu Taisha, and Hayatama Taisha. Furthermore we watched Nachi Waterfalls with a height of 133 meters, the longest drop in Japan. I look forward to your activities and success in your life. Thank you, Tua.

Arlene B.

Feb 2, 2020

Highly recommended

Sir Hideo is great we finished all the itineraries as planned and very patience with my 13 pax group of tourists from the Philippines.Very informative and accommodating. Definitely will recommend you Sir Hideo see u next time.. Thank you very much

Hideo Y.

I'm very happy to receive your message. I also enjoyed guiding you. You all enjoyed wearing Kimono. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Arlene.


Polly E.

Jan 16, 2020

Highlight Tour of Kyoto

Communication with Hideo was very good. He was organized in laying out plan for our 5 hour tour. We were happy with his service in guiding us through the various sites.

Hideo Y.

I'm very happy to receive your review. We enjoyed Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, Kinkakuji Temple and Nishiki Market. I wish you and your family happinss and your children's healthy growth. Thank you, Polly.

$237/ per group