Yasuhiko I.

5 / 5
(6 reviews)

Available Areas

Fukuoka (Living)



Japanese (Native), English


Response Time

1 day on average


Availability Updated



About Tour Guide Yasuhiko I.

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! :)


I am very active. If you want to have hike, climb, run, or walk in nature, I will be the best!

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



David W.

5 / 5
Mar 24, 2023

Fun Night in town with Yasu exploring Fukuoka Afterwork standing bars

It was truly a fun experience and evening out with Yasu exploring the "standing bar" Culture of Japan and in Fukuoka in particular. Yasu was resourceful and diligent in planning a number of places to try out, and was fun with him to also interact with local Japanese who were also patrons of these fun bar spots with interesting local snacks, canapes etc. I would definitely recommend Yasu to you!

Yasuhiko I.

Oh David. Thank you very much for your review. I am so happy that you enjoyed tachi-nomi experience in Fukuoka. I hope you will also enjoy the rest of your stay in Hakata! Tenjin area is still under construction, so we may encounter new spot when you come back. I look forward to being your guide again in the near future.


Adam M.

5 / 5
Mar 6, 2023

An excellent tour with a superb guide

We were a group of 13 people and Yasuhiko was fantastic. He planned a great tour, went out of his way to be kind and thoughtful, and was sensitive to all our needs and requests. I highly recommend Yasuhiko!

Yasuhiko I.

Oh I am so overwhelmed by your review. As I told you, you were my first guests after the COVID-19, so I was also grateful and happy that you felt that way. Thank you very much from me, too.


Kurt W.

5 / 5
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. :)


Annakaisa V.

5 / 5
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. :)