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Yuko F.

Amakusa, Kumamoto, Japan

Welcome to ToursByLocals of Amakusa. My name is Yuko.

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

We had a tour yesterday with Yuko. She was fabulous. Her English was very fluent and we didn't have any problems communicating. She was flexible with the tour to accommodate our schedule. We enjoyed her wealth of knowledge regarding the history of Nagasaki along with a lot of interesting trivia. We would highly recommend her as a tour guide. Thank you Yuko!
Lisa Fujii

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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.

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Pilgrimage Amakusa


Hidden Christian History private tour

413 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

4 hours

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Maccha Green Tea& Historic Walking Tour,...


exploring the site of hidden Christians private tour

213 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

4 hours

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Nagasaki Highlights

smack your lips over the food in Nagasaki private tour

274 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

4 hours

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Take the A train Amakusa


Enjoy the view from train while drinking alcohol private tour

294 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

7 hours

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Kumamoto Castle


come into contact with samurai culture private tour

264 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

4 hours 30 min.

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