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Fukuoka: Personalized Experience with a Local

1. Fukuoka: Personalized Experience with a Local

Discover Fukuoka as you would if you were visiting a friend who lived there. Explore the city with a local guide who will make you feel like they’ve known you and their city forever. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Whether you want to see some of the most famous shrines and temples or shop until you drop in the unique Tejin underground shopping mall, your host will create a personalized experience just for you. Discover off-the-beaten-path neighborhoods where you can really immerse yourself in the culture and taste authentic cuisine. See the highlights, immerse yourself in the culture and live like a local for a day as you stroll through the city, discovering its rich culture, history and food scene. With your thoughtfully-matched host by your side, skip the tourist traps and see the real Fukuoka like a local. Fukuoka is known as a gourmet city thanks to its history as a port which was the bridge from Japan to mainland Asia. Discover the city’s unique food culture by eating your way around it. Pick up tasty street food from yatai (mobile food carts) and of course, make a ramen pilgrimage to taste the silky pork bone broth and noodles which is the city’s most famous dish. As well as visiting the places you’d most like to see, your host will share with you local spots and places of interest to stop by along the way, giving you an authentic insight into local life in Fukuoka. Your guide will also advise you on the best way to spend the following days of your trip, allowing you to discover other attractions in Fukuoka that you will love, reveal hidden gems, and share their favorite spots with you.

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From Nagano: Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route

2. From Nagano: Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route

Meet your guide at JR Nagano Station and board the tour bus to begin your journey to the fabled Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route. Arriving at Ogisawa Station around 10:15, prepare for your ascent before boarding the Kanden Tunnel trolley bus at 11:00, the first of a variety of mountain transports you will utilize to reach the summit. Your first stop is the Kurobe Dam. Constructed between 1956 and 1963, this immense structure required the labor of up to 10 million people and is Japan's highest dam. A source of national pride and emblematic of man's attempts to conquer nature, enjoy some time to admire the beautiful views of the surrounding mountains before starting the next leg of your journey toward the summit. Next, head to the Tateyama Ropeway. Spanning 1700 meters, you will be transported upward to the final stop of Daikanbo, before taking the final trolley bus to Murodo. At 2450 meters, this is Japan's highest station – an isolated outpost in an inhospitable, dramatic landscape. Stroll through the iconic snow corridor which rises up 20 meters above you. Enjoy 1.5 to 2 hours of free time to stroll around the area, with enough time to visit the museums before beginning the journey back to Nagano.

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Nagasaki Like a Local: Customized Guided Tour

3. Nagasaki Like a Local: Customized Guided Tour

Your guide will meet you at your accommodation and help you get familiar with the neighborhood, show you the best places to eat and shop and tell you about the easiest ways to get around. Choose a 2, 3 or 4-hour tour, and by the end you’ll have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. After booking you’ll be sent some questions so that you’re paired with a local guide based on your interests. The tour is completely customized so you can choose the meeting location and the starting time. During the walking tour you’ll have the option of taking public transportation or a taxi to get around the city (at your expense). Hear what it’s like to live in Nagasaki, learn about cultural differences, local events and politics and get to know your guide on a personal level.

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Fukuoka Airport to/from Fukuoka City: Private Transfer

4. Fukuoka Airport to/from Fukuoka City: Private Transfer

Pre-book a private transfer from Fukuoka Airport to your Fukuoka city accommodation (*within the "092" area code) and choose a vehicle that suits the size of your group. The door-to-door service is available either from the airport to the city or in the opposite direction. For arrival transfers, the driver will be waiting to meet and greet you, holding a Cherry Tomato sign. For departure transfers, you’ll be met in the lobby of your hotel or outside your home or apartment accommodation. If the size of the vehicle makes it impossible to enter a narrow street a nearby meeting point will be chosen. Bookings are accepted up to 13 months in advance as well as at the last minute. It is recommended that you book at least 72 hours in advance to ensure that there is plenty of time to process your request. Note that all bookings are subject to availability and confirmation. 

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Fukuoka: Bullet Train 1-Way Ticket from Hakata to Osaka

5. Fukuoka: Bullet Train 1-Way Ticket from Hakata to Osaka

Enjoy a fast and hassle-free journey from Hakata Station in Fukuoka to Osaka. Book this 1-way Sanyo Shinkansen Kokura ticket and ride on the famous Shinkansen Bullet Train. Enjoy the comfort of the spacious seat and its peaceful environment. Admire the scenic views of the Fukuoka prefecture countryside all throughout your journey to Osaka city center. Simply redeem your ticket at the ticket machine and enjoy the comfort on this high-speed ride to your destination.

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Fukuoka Airport to/from Fukuoka City: Shared Transfer

6. Fukuoka Airport to/from Fukuoka City: Shared Transfer

Your driver will pick you up from the Fukuoka Airport terminal to Fukuoka City dropping you right at the doorsteps of the address where you want to go. You need to go to the “Meeting Point” which is indicated in your reservation confirmation or service voucher. Your driver will hold a ‘Cherry Tomato’ Sign Board to meet and greet you. If you are going to your destination from a hotel, please wait at the hotel lobby. Your pick-up time will be indicated in the Departure Notice that was sent to you/your hotel by email/fax one day before (around 5pm) the service date. If you're collected from an apartment or your home, please wait outside by your main door. If your apartment or home is unreachable due to the narrow streets and the vehicle size, a meeting point nearby will be found. The supplier accept bookings 13 months in advance, for last minute travelers, it is recommended to book at least 72 hours in advance to ensure there is enough time to process your request. However, the supplier will do their best to accommodate last minute requests even before your flight takes off.

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Nagasaki Self-Guided Audio Tour

7. Nagasaki Self-Guided Audio Tour

Download a vibrant MP3 Self-Guided Audio Tour combined with a fully detailed map of the area of your tour. Nagasaki reflects Japan’s rich history and brilliant culture as people. This tour will take you along a journey beginning at a 200 year long period of national isolation. You will see the beauty of Glover Gardens, along with the man made marvel that was the island of Dejima. Experience the infectious Chinatown bustling with warmth and pride as well as the calming temples of Buddhist history. Go along the difficult path that was the atomic bombing of World War Two with many points of interest and historical density including the Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture to learn of the strength of the Japanese people. A truly unforgettable tour rich in history and emotion.  Please note that this is a Downloadable Self-Guided Audio Tour, therefore you will have no physical tour guide leading you through your travels.

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Fukuoka Airport Grand Limousine Transfer

8. Fukuoka Airport Grand Limousine Transfer

When visiting Japan you can flight straight to Fukuoka Airport and book a grand limousine transfer to your desired destination.From an airport transfer to tailor-made trips, traveling with Grand Limousine is an executive and execellent choice for your ground transportation. This service provide elegant limousine and car services between the airport and Fukuoka City. Hotels with area code starting with ''092'' can be taken into account. The vehicles are capable of accommodating any number of guests. All you need is to sit back, relax and enjoy the comfortable ride to your designated destination with luxury and style. This service of this luxury vehicle provides high standard services to ensure your safety and comfort during your trip.

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Fukuoka: Private Eat Like a Local Food Tour

9. Fukuoka: Private Eat Like a Local Food Tour

Within 24 hours after booking, receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city so unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do. During the tour, sample 6-8 tastings of various local food, and wash it down with 2 drinks that have been carefully selected for you by your host. Explore a fresh food market like the Rabbit Food Market or get a taste of coastal produce by sampling local dishes at the Yanagibashi Rengo Market. Order traditional dishes from local restaurants or explore some fine dining in Fukuoka.  Alternatively, allow your local host to take you to the nearest yatai - unique to Fukuoka. These tiny, movable street food carts open into little pop-up restaurants and are known to serve the best street eats around. Of course, try Hakata ramen (silky pork bone broth and thin noodles). Next, follow your host as they lead you through the maze of streets and take you to a restaurant they know you’ll love. Try the local seafood dishes whilst here; the Genkai Sea, which hugs Hakata Bay, is teeming with mackerel and locals love to eat this delicious fish raw! You could end off your foodie-adventure with a warm coffee at Manu Coffee while you explore all the city has to offer.

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Kagoshima Airport to/from Kagoshima City: Shared Transfer

10. Kagoshima Airport to/from Kagoshima City: Shared Transfer

Your driver will pick you up at Kagoshima Airport or your accommodation in Kagoshima city (area telephone code starting with "099") and take you directly to your destination with ease and comfort. Upon arrival at the airport, go to the meeting point which is indicated in your reservation confirmation or service voucher. Your driver will hold a signboard with the name of the supplier to meet and greet you. If you are being picked up from a hotel, please wait at the hotel lobby. Your pick-up time will be indicated in the departure notice that was sent to you/your hotel by email/fax the evening before the service date. If you're being collected from an apartment or your home, please wait outside by your main door. If your apartment or home is unreachable due to the narrow streets and the vehicle size, a meeting point nearby will be confirmed.

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What people are saying about Kyushu

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 48 reviews

Lovely way to see the city in the eyes of a local. We had a 4 hour walking tour and even though it was a very wet day, we enjoyed every moment. We say many sights, tried lots of different snacks and took it all the city had to offer. Our guide was very courteous, friendly and went out of her way to help us out with restaurants bookings and recommendation, even after our tour with her had ended.

Lavi was a lovely student who was very knowledgeable about Nagasaki and showed us around and added her spin and comment to our questions. It is so much fun to be taken around by someone who can answer all your questions and get involved in a healthy discussion about all manner of topics. Lavi added so much to our tour about Nakasaki that I hope that you get her to guide you around.

Fantastic experience!

We had a great day with our own personal guide, Taiyo, who was fantastic! He tailored our day to suit us completely & nothing was too much trouble. We saw some amazing sights, drank Sake with locals & learned so much about Fukuoka. Highly recommend this company

The driver was the same driver who picked me from The airport on. The 26/8 He was as usual excellent in his service Thank you

Freedom to Explore

Gifted this tour to my friend and he said that he enjoyed walking his own pace while listening about history of the city.