I will take you to the region associated with your ancestors. I will be an interpreter and a local guide during your stay here, and assist you in locating your relatives and family grave, etc. Before your arrival, I will search the location of the old residence, family grave/temple via internet and local library if information is provided in advance.
I will also show you around Kumamoto at your request.
I will meet you at at Kumamoto Station or your hotel, and take you to your ancestors' hometown, family temple, grave. If we have time, it is possible to include scenery spots or a restaurant where you can try local specialties.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel
Duration: 6 hours
Tour duration can be longer if necessary.
As previously mentioned, transportation option will be either by cab, mini-bus, or rent-a-car depending on the number of travellers and your preference. I will help you obtain an estimate.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20000 Yen - Hometown of immigrants are usually located in provincial area, and it is required to charter a cab or a van depending on the size of your family. The estimated cost is Yen20,000 for a cab (up to 3 travelers) or Yen30,000 for a van (up to 8 travelers). Once your itinerary is finalized, I will let you know the exact amount. Please expect to pay the cost in yen after the tour.
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Highly recommend. We definitely got more than we expected due to her expertise in tracking down our family roots in Kumamoto including finding relatives to meet. Very knowledgeable and gracious. Thanks much.