Yasuhiko I.

5.00(4) reviews
 

Available Areas

Fukuoka (Living), Kumamoto, Nagasaki, Oita, Saga, Yamaguchi

 

Languages

English, Japanese (Native)

 

Response Time

1 day on average

 

Availability Updated

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About

Hi! My name is Yasuhiko Ikeda, your CEO (Chief Entertainment Officer). Please just call me "Yasu", meaning "hello" in Greek. As I am also an active backpacker, (have been to 50 countries mostly in Asia and Europe over 30 years) I will be able to introduce Japan well from a local point of vies.

I live in a small town called "Moji", Kitakyushu city, Fukuoka prefecture, at the north edged of Kyushu island (west part of Japan).

Our home, Fukuoka, has a lot to show you around. So many nice places, cultures, and nice local people with delicious local foods. Taking advantage of my personal travel experiences, I know more of what you want to see than the other guides in Japan.

We have been experiencing a bad time because of COVID-19. However, finally, Japanese government seems to open the country for tourists! Why not coming to Japan, and why not contacting me to make your travel fun and memorable.

I am looking forward to guiding you soon! :)

Important

Basically I am flexible and I will be able to respond your request. The faster, the better.

Tours

Trek to a Secret Vantage Point (Moji, Fukuoka Pref.)

Kamakura
4 hours

Will visit a very panoramic viewing spot at the north edge of Kyushu island. This is not known for foreign tourists at all, but just 30 minutes walk to a hill, about 360m altitude, amazing view with a comfortable wind. You will find yourself that it is really worth taking a walk. From the hill, you will be able to see my small home town and how north edge of Kyushu land finishes.

FROM$38/ per person

Tokyo/Haneda Cherry blossom night walk (March-25 to April-05 only)

Tokyo
1 hour

According to the latest cherry blossom forecasr, cherry blossom will begin to bloom on March-21, and will be in full bloom on March-30. You do not have to miss it if you are meant to be in the zone! If you arrive or depart from Tokyo/Haneda airport, you do not have to move on to the down town, like UENO or IMPERIAL PALACE. It’s crowded! Why do you enjoy local cherry near you not?

FROM$12/ per person

10Km up along Tama River, jog from Haneda to a beautiful shrine

Tokyo
1 hour 30 min

If you are healthy, eager to jog when you travel, and you would stay overnight near Haneda Airport, please join my jog tour! There is a very comfortable jog road along Tama river, and there is a very nice atmosphere shrine 10Km ahead. It will take about an hour to get there, and we shall pary your safe trip. It will give you a beautiful open view all the way. It will give you a fresh refreshment.

FROM$31/ per person

Anamori-Inari & Kawasaki-Daishi Visit with 5-10K jog

Tokyo
1 hour 30 min

Haneda town jog to the other side of the river, with your speed, We will visit nice local shrine and tempIe. I will be at your hotel lobby in Haneda. After visiting Anamoji-INari (shrine), we will head for KAWASAKI-DAISHI (temple), and other spot per your request. Along the way, we will cross a beautiful bridge over Tama river between Tokyo metro & Kanagawa pref. Full of local atmosphere for you!

FROM$27/ per person

Reviews

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Kurt W.

Mar 30, 2019

Outstanding Visit to Kamakura Jaoan

I had a really magical day in beautiful Kamakura with Yasuhiko exploring zen temples and Shinto shrines. Everything went smoothly during the day and Yasuhiko’s English is outstanding. The day just went by too fast! I highly encourage using Yasuhiko for your private guide when in the Tokyo region. Your trip will be very much worthwhile. Also since Yasuhiko is an avid runner I believe you can book running adventures in the Tokyo region. Highly recommend and this is my 5th trip to Tokyo area.

Yasuhiko I.

Oh, thank you very much for your words, Kurt-san. I am so happy you liked our tour. It was very nice and impressive, and I even enjoyed the visit to Kamakura. See you soon. :)

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Annakaisa V.

May 12, 2018

Awesome tea tour

Yasu is such a great guide. He guided me to the cosy tearoom and I was learning so much about japanese tea culture. Thank you for your planning and awesome information, Yasu! I wrote a story about him on my blog, but story is in Finnish: menaiset.fi/yasu

Yasuhiko I.

Haha! Thank you from me, too. It was such a lovely moment to visit a tea shop in Fukuoka. I am really happy you enjoyed the tour. See you later on. I live in Tokyo now, and you may want to be here as Tokyo Olympic 2020 is just around the corner. :)

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Martin D.

Apr 23, 2018

Exceptional service by a knowledgable, efficient and well-spoken guide.

I contacted Yasu only a couple of days before I visited Fukuoka, and in rapid correspondence he agreed not only to suggest solo activities for my very brief visit but also agreed to meet me the next day in Nagasaki. This involved a considerable round-trip train journey on his part. He met me on time; he had the day all planned out; and we saw and did much more - and at a much better price - than I could have either solo or on an excursion from the cruise ship I was traveling on. We saw several of the important memorials and peace institutions; the glorious Glover Gardens; shops; surviving pre-war neighborhoods; and the harbor. We walked, and used the excellent tram service. Throughout, Yasu, with fluent English and humor, engaged in casual conversation about travel, Major League baseball, Japanese history and cultures, his own extensive world-wide travel, and, in detail, the places we visited; he treated me like a friend, not a mere customer. I'd recommend his service to anyone. I understand that he will soon provide guide services in Tokyo, too, where he has long work experience, and I'm sure he'll provide the same professional and pleasantly informal service there that I was fortunate to experience in Nagasaki. I consider myself very lucky to have chosen him from the guides available.

Yasuhiko I.

Dear Martin, Thank you very much for your complement. I was also happy to have guided you in Nagasaki. And I also realized that Nagasaki is such a lovely town with history, many temples, gardens, parks, etc. Your review gave me a power to move forward. Please contact me when you come to Japan again, also in Tokyo. (Up to Tokyo Olympic Games 2020. :) May the Force be with You. Regards, -Yasu

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Ray E.

Mar 16, 2018

Ray's hangaround in Fukuoka

Throughly enjoyed the tour Yasuhiko went out of his way to accommodate our wishes nothing to much trouble. We were on a cruise and wish we had a guide of his quality in every port we visited. He kept us fully informed before we arrived. Thank you Yasuhiko Ray and Caz

Yasuhiko I.

Thank you for your review, Ray and Caz. I am so happy you enjoyed the stay in Fukuoka. As we talked along the way, your point always give me a new aspect and it was so nice and memorable experience. Thank you very much and see you again! Yasuhiko