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Akiko K.

Kasuga-city, Fukuoka, Japan

Welcome to ToursByLocals of Fukuoka. My name is Akiko.

Let me introduce myself for a while.
I was born and raised in the southern island of Japan, Kyushu.
I like to travel and meet people. I would be happy if I could share the wonders of nature, culture and people's lives in Fukuoka with you. That's why I've become a tour guide.

Since my young days, I've had many chances to meet visitors from many countries. After graduating from college, I worked for an international airline company for 5 years. I loved to assist people to travel. Over the last three years, I worked at the international student support center at a university so that newly arrived international students could start their life in Fukuoka smoothly.

For me, Fukuoka is the best place to live in, and I'm sure it is also one of the most attractive sites in Japan for tourists. You will be surprised to find Fukuoka has many faces: long history, rich nature, and modern city life. In the center of Fukuoka city, you can visit ancient shrines and temples, go shopping, and enjoy fresh local food. However, within an hour's drive, you will find yourself in a beautiful countryside surrounded by sea. That means you can enjoy both city life and country life on the same day.

I would like to customize your tour according to your requests. For example, I can arrange tours to experience Walk in Japanese Kimono, Japanese sushi cooking, or Japanese Calligraphy on T-shirt, if you want. Please feel free to contact me. I would be happy if I could work with you to make your trip a special and unforgettable one.

Credentials

1. National Guide Certificate (English: EN00210)
2. English teacher's license to teach at junior and senior high school
3. TOEIC: 990 (Full Score)
4. Graduated from Tsuda College, majored in American culture

Restrictions

I am not a driver. In my tours, I use public transportation or taxies.

Guide Requirements for Japan

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Tours by Akiko K.

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Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine Visit in Kimono,...

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Enjoy not only visiting Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine, but also having Japanese,...

223 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

5 hours 30 min.

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Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine and Komyoji Temple

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Experience a half day private tour in Fukuoka

213 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

5 hours

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Full-day Private Tour in Hakata, the,...

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Tochoji temple and Kushida shrine visit, and Asahi Beer Factory tour

278 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

7 hours 30 min.

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Japanese Calligraphy and Hakata Ramen,...

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Japanese culture experience and Hakata ramen lunch

190 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

4 hours

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Best of Fukuoka - a Half Day Private,...

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Visit to Yusentei, Fukuoka Castle ruins, Tochoji Temple, Kushida Shrine

232 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

5 hours

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