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Asako I.

Fukuoka, Japan

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My name is Asako. I would love to show you around my home town of Fukuoka in Kyushu Island. There is so much to see, and what I love about this city is that we can see the old and the new existing next to each other in a perfectly balanced manner. Fukuoka is the most-populated city in Kyushu Island and a very vibrant city with its population still growing, which is rare in Japan.

Born and raised in this livable city, I have been juggling three jobs for the past dozen years or so, that is, being a mother of four kids, an English teacher and a professional tour guide. From this information you can see that I love people. Yes, I like meeting people and sharing joy.

I promise that I will take you to the places that local people think are the best and I do not take you to the places that guidebooks say are good but actually are not good from the local people's point of view.

I am offering some possibilities for tours here and would be happy to work with you to develop a custom tour which will make your visit memorable and fun.

Looking forward to meeting you all!

A Recent Review of this guide

My day with Asako. Exceeded my expectations! She is a terrific ambassador for her country. A wonderful teacher so excited to share her culture and very patient with a first time American visitor! She has only inspired me to want to return to Japan. Study more about Buddhism, the Shinto religions and other layers of the Japanese culture. She felt like an old friend perhaps our spirits were somehow connected in a previous life! Hopefully you feel you've made a new American friend. Arigatou gozaimashita, Deb
Deb Timms

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Credentials

National licensed English speaking tour guide(Certification number:317 Fukuoka Pref.)
Licensed General Travel Service Supervisor
Licensed Tour Conductor

Restrictions

I am not a driver. I can arrange for a separate car and driver. In my tours I use public transportation or taxies.

Guide Requirements for Japan

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Tours by Asako I.

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Fukuoka food tour

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Ramen, sake, fish market and local specialties

240 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

6 hours 30 min.

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Half Day tour of the eastern side of,...

Explore the exciting Hakata merchants' area on foot

150 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

4 hours

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Nokonoshima Island tour

Enjoy the breeze and fresh sashimi from the ocean

245 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

7 hours

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Mt. Sarakura and Kokura castle by different,...

Shinkansen, local train, cable car, and monorail takes you to the top,...

315 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

7 hours 30 min.

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Karatsu castle and sake tasting

If you are a big fan of "Yuri on Ice!!!", this is the sacred must-go,...

270 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

8 hours

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Dazaifu Ancient City Tour

Explore the old and the new of Japan

210 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

5 hours 30 min.

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Yanagawa Boat ride and Dazaifu Shrine,...

Peaceful boat ride and spiritual Shinto shrine tour

299 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours

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Kumamoto castle and Suizenji stroll-type,...

Explore one of the three greatest castles in Japan and a beautiful,...

333 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

8 hours 30 min.

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Kokura Castle and Moji Retro Town by,...

Take a Shinkansen ride to see the traditional Japan.

384 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

7 hours 30 min.

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Yusentei Japanese garden and Fukuoka,...

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Japanese garden, castle ruins, temples and shrines are all in this,...

210 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

7 hours

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Sasaguri esoteric Buddhist pilgrimage,...

Why don't we go to see mind-blowing 41-meter-long reclining Buddha,...

240 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

5 hours 30 min.

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Dazaifu and Hakata area

Explore the exciting Hakata merchants' area and ancient city Dazaifu

219 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

7 hours

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Mt. Sarakura, Kokura castle and TOTO,...

Shinkansen, local train, cable car, and monorail takes you to the top,...

306 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

7 hours 30 min.

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Sake tasting and Kokura castle tour

Cheers to high quality sake and magnificent view of Kokura castle!

370 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

7 hours 30 min.

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Kaho traditional Japanese Kabuki theater,...

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Hina doll festival and cherry blossom viewing

249 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

7 hours

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Arita, porcelain town tour

Arita is a small town, but huge in porcelain industry in Japan.

279 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

8 hours 30 min.

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"Yuri on Ice!!!" tour

If you are a big anime fan of "Yuri on Ice!!!", Karatsu is a must visit,...

255 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

7 hours 30 min.

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Cherry blossom viewing tour in Fukuoka,...

Fukuoka castle ruins, Ohori park, and Tochoji temple

260 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

7 hours

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