I have lived in a small island town called Amakusa for over 30 years. I have worked as a tour guide and I am also a translator for an NPO which helps children in India to go to a nursery school. I love my job. As a professional certified tour guide and a tourist who widely travelled within and beyond Japan, it will be my pleasure to show you around Amakusa.
Amakusa is located in a southern part of Japan. Some people say it is one of the most backward regions in Japan. That is absolutely true! But it has something so called modern societies have lost. That is the beauty of this rural area. You will soon find it out when you visit our little paradise.
In the Amakusa Sea about 200 dolphins live. Local fishermen take you to their habitat with only a 20 minute-boat ride. There is 98 percent chance of encountering the dolphins (Please note that cruise can be cancelled due to weather conditions).
Here you can also enjoy traditional Japanese dishes made with fresh ingredients from sea and mountains. Before the meal, open-air (or indoor) bath will wait for you.
If you are interested in the history of "Hidden Christians", Sakitsu Church is a must-visit place in Japan. Sakitsu Village is a part of a candidates for UNESCO World Cultural Heritage listing in 2016.
I am eager to share wonderful experiences with visitors here in Amakusa.
A Recent Review of this guide
Yuko was very nice and knowledgeable about Nagaski. We visited ground zero and the Atomic Bomb Museum and the Hamnomachi Shopping Arcade. Her English is very good, and she discussed history and customs and freely answered any questions that we had. I would highly recommend her as a guide.
I am nationally licensed guide and have acquired LLB from Kobe University.
Regrettably I am not licensed to use my own car for tours.Therefore we will take a taxi except walking tour.