Hitoyoshi/Yatsushiro One Day Shore Excursion


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Activity Level



Food and Wine, Local Experience, Museums / Culture, Shore Excursion


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent), Japanese (fluent)

The best hitorical and cultural sites in Hitoyoshi & Yatsushiro

Welcome to Kumamoto. During this one day excursion tour, you will visit historical sites and experience a variety of cultural traditions here. The tour course will include Hitoyoshi Castle ruins, tea and brewery shops, Aoi Aso Shrine (national treasure), and Shohinken (a beautiful garden with a tea house built by a feudal lord in 17th century). Moreover, if you like, you may soak yourself in a hot spring or at least put your legs in a foot bath in the mildly alkaline and carbonated high quality water! The last stop of this tour is a Kuma Shochu brewery, which was designated a "protected designation of origin" product in 1995. Shochu is distilled liquor made from rice. You will see how Shochu is made, and then sample different brands produced in the brewery. This tour will be one of the most exciting and memorable excursion tours!


8:30 Meet at your cruise terminal and start your tour
Travel to Hitoyoshi by a sightseeing train enjoying the scenery
Hitoyoshi Castle Ruines, Tateyama Tea Shop, Kamada Brewery, Aoi Aso Shrine, Lunch, hot spring, & Sengetu Brewery

By 15:30 Return to cruise terminal

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will meet you at Yatsushiro Port. I am holding a sign with your name on it in front of the exit where you will land from your ship.

End location: I will take you back to your cruise ship terminal of Yatsushiro Port.

Duration: 7 hours


Depending on your preference, I will choose the best transportation for each group. Options include a chartered vehicle, and a special sightseeing train which connects Yatsushiro and Hitoyoshi.

What’s Included

The guide's cost (fee, lunch and transportation) is included

Estimated Local Cash Needed

24000 JY - Transportation costs (cost varies depending on the size of the group and the transportation method). Upon request, I will submit the cost estimate. JY24,000 is for 3 passengers and for 8 hour tour.

What’s Extra

Admission fee to Shohinken or a museum if you choose to include in your tour. Lunch and shopping

A Recent Review of this tour

Ikue was extremely prompt replying to our emails and designed an itinerary that suited all of our requirements (party of 4). Ikue picked us up and dropped us back directly from/to the cruise terminal in a private car (great driver, very clean). Ikue was extremely prepared, professional and adaptable, she adjusted itinerary, made bookings on the fly as we wanted to add items. We did a lot in 1 Day. Ikue is very friendly, an excellent communicator with great knowledge of Kumamoto. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Phil McGarry

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