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Explore Kumamoto

Koshi 860-0002, Kumamoto Prefecture
+81 96-288-4770
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An Authentic Experience of the hidden gem

Helen was a friendly guide who is a great storyteller, answered all our flooding questions, a safe... read more

Reviewed June 7, 2018
GraceKhoo
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Explore Kumamoto Samurai Swords tour

This tour was so much fun! Helen tailored our tour to include Reigando Cave where Musashi wrote... read more

Reviewed May 21, 2018
hamanodon
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Danville, California
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Explore Kumamoto specializes in providing 1 day tours run by a native English speaker around the Kumamoto area. We pride ourselves on providing a unique, friendly, fun and informative experience that will turn your trip into an unforgettable memory.
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“takachiho gorge” (18 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Koshi 860-0002, Kumamoto Prefecture
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+81 96-288-4770
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"takachiho gorge"
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"japanese culture"
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"day trip"
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"kurokawa onsen"
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"beautiful gorge"
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"off the beaten path"
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"visiting the area"
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"an amazing experience"
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"small group"
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"tatami mats"
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"my husband and i"
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"samurai swords"
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"an excellent guide"
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"private tour"
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"noodles"
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Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

Helen was a friendly guide who is a great storyteller, answered all our flooding questions, a safe driver and thoughtful to initiate taking photos for us. A trip to Takachiho Gorge is indeed a hidden gem still untouched by tourist. Thank you for the memorable...More

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Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

This tour was so much fun! Helen tailored our tour to include Reigando Cave where Musashi wrote the Go-Rin-No-Sho, and the Hosokawa Gardens. These were brought to life by Helen's wonderful narratives. Her energy and care for the history of these places was infectious. The...More

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Reviewed May 21, 2018

Takachiho is a fantastic place to visit. It is very convenient to reach the destination if you drive. You need 2~3 hours to fully explore this area. You will be amazed with the wonder of nature when you visit Takachiho Gorge!!!

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Reviewed May 21, 2018

We did the samurai swords and onsen village tours, and both were fabulous. Helen is an amazing, friendly, helpful guide with a lot of information to share. We saw things and places we would never have visited on our own, and Helen even managed to...More

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Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

We booked a day trip with Helen to Kuju Flower Park and Mount Aso. She brought us to a surprise spot too, and we loved it. Although the road had many bends but she drove well. Helen shared with us not only the culture and...More

Thank SGHo
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Reviewed April 22, 2018

Helen was punctual, very honest, friendly and helpful. Fun tips and stories along the way to places. Very happy touring Kunamoto with her.

Thank jirawatch2018
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Reviewed April 21, 2018

We took two tours with Helen and both were fantastic. On our first afternoon in Kumamoto we took the "short" samurai swords tour which included only the visit to the sword workshop. Mr. Matsunaga was very warm and welcoming and is very passionate about his...More

Thank Avner B
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Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

We went for a day trip to tagachiho with Helen of explore kumamoto. We were very impressed with helen's knowledge and the lovely nice view of tagachiho. Helen is very kind to row a boat for us. She drove us to few places around tagachiho...More

Thank Wan P
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Reviewed December 8, 2017

I went on the Kurokawa Onsen tour with Helen. She is an excellent guide.The trip was well planned and executed and Helen was a mine of information. The whole day was perfect. I'll be back!

Thank BarbaraOFlynn
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Reviewed November 20, 2017

We visited Takachiho Gorge in Autumn. The weather was fine, the leaves were turning into lovely reds and yellows.... but the gem of the trip was Helen! Takachiho Gorge is not an easy trip to make by self (without a car), especially after last year's...More

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phazesix
January 20, 2017|
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Response from Chye C | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the company that does the Fukuoka Walking Tours also has Kumamoto and Takachiho Gorge tours. Google for toursbylocals or Kumamoto Tours. I tried their Fukuoka Walking Tour and the guide is very helpful and friendly, but... More
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