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/shop where you can try local specialties.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Kumamoto St. When you get off the bullet train, please follow the other people, and go through the exit. I will be waiting you in front of the exit.
End location: Kumamoto Castle
Duration: 6 hours
Tour duration can be longer if ncessary.
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.
My service fee as a guide and interpreter is included. Also, my transportation and meal costs are included. The fee indicated here covers six hours of my service. If the actual tour is shoter or longer than 6 hours, the adjustment will be made after the tour.
A fare to hire a cab is excluded. Also, travellers' meals and other expenses are exluced. I will arrange a cab depending on the number of guests (e.g. small size, medium size or jumbo taxi). The fare depends on the size and the number of hours to be booked. If you prefer, you may rent a car for your trip.
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WOW! Ikue is an exceptional guide. It was because of her diligent efforts we found, contacted, and met our living relatives in Kumamoto. She is an excellent communicator in English and Japanese between family members, the koseki, and govt. officials. Families are important and Ikue helped us to find ours.