Kitakyushu Walks

About Us

Tour Guide

All of our English tour guides are nationally licensed, experienced and quite familiar with Kitakyushu city.

ai Akiko / English speaking guide

Born in Hiroshima and raised in Kitakyushu. Kitakyushu has various unique aspects such as a former castle town, an industrial city which supported Japanese modernization and a national and world leader in Eco-technology. It is also blessed with natural beauty and fresh seafood. Why don’t you come and enjoy such unique aspects with me!

ho Hitomi / English speaking guide

I was born and brought up in Kokura in Kitakyushu City. I like traveling and studying history. Especially, I’m interested in local heroes and hidden stories. In 1963, five cities merged and became the city of Kitakyushu. Each ward has cooperated with one another, but it has its own characteristic, culture, and pride. I’d like to introduce you such a fascinating city. I’m looking forward to seeing you.

sk Sachiko / English speaking guide

I am a licensed tour guide and a teacher of ‘tea ceremony’ as well. I like traveling, cooking and meeting new people. I’d like to join you and share a variety of topics related to Japanese culture and people. I hope you will have a memorable time here in Kitakyushu.

mh Miho / English speaking guide

Having been living in Kitakyushu for 8 years, I am a tour guide and an English teacher. Kitakyushu is an attractive city blessed with historical and cultural sites, as well as delicious unique food. I am looking forward to showing you those. Welcome to Kitakyushu!

fn Fumiko / English speaking guide

Hello! My name is Fumiko Nougata. I love travelling and history, so I enjoy myself working as a guide after my retirement. Kitakyushu is my native town, so I will be happy if I can show the best of the city to guests from abroad.

yh Yoshiko / English speaking guide

Hello! Welcome to Kitakyushu city. I am Yoshiko Harada, a bright and cheerful tour guide. Born and brought up in Kitakyushu. And of course, I love my beautiful hometown. Now I am looking forward to sharing the charms of this city with you. Let’s take a stroll and explore Kokura together!

Kao / English speaking guide

I currently live in Kitakyushu. I’ve lived in Gold Coast, Australia and in Vancouver, Canada working as a tour guide for Japanese tourists when I was younger. I’ve been to all prefectures in Japan, Asia, Oceania, North America and Europe. I love traveling just like you. Kitakyushu has rich history, natures and beautiful food. Let me show you around to find something new in Kitakyushu.

Kuniko / English speaking guide

I was born and brought up in Shimonoseki. I am a national licensed guide. I worked as an interpreter at trade shows and exhibitions. I like to visit places, talk with people, study culture, eat, do shopping and appreciate art. Kitakyushu is a historical city and can offer beautiful views, unique culture and delicious food. It would be my great joy if I can help you enjoy them.

Taeko / English speaking guide

I was born and raised in Kitakyushu. I love my hometown! I’d like you to enjoy our city as much as possible. I like Japanese traditional culture, especially kimono. I speak Russian a little, too.

ss Shigeru / English speaking guide

Shigeru is a professional guide/interpreter with the experience in travel trade over 30 years. His enthusiasm for Japanese culture and history is a spice of walking tour in English.

Company Profile

Name Trip insight Corp.
Established 1 July 2008
Licensed Travel Agency / Fukuoka Gov. No.3-775
Operations -Tour planning and organizing

Trip Insight (Custom Tour in Kyushu Japan)

Kitakyushu Walks

Fukuoka Walks

Fukuoka Bike tour

-Land operation

Beautiful Kyushu (Kyushu travel guide)

Fukuoka Bike Tourism
Address Reizenso B-44, 9-35 Kamikawabata-machi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka,
812-0026, JAPAN
President Makoto Tanaka
English speaking guide (Certified National Guide)
Flickr Photo (Round-the-world trip)
Tel Office: +81-92-984-3202

Biography – Makoto Tanaka

1967: Born
1993: Graduated from Kyushu University in Fukuoka City
1993: Round-the-world trip (From Asia to Europe)
1993-2005: Work on Japan Energy Corporation (JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation)
2007-2008: Round-the-world trip (Asia, Europe, North, Central and South America) >> Flickr Photo
2008: Established SOZOX in Fukuoka City and started a business related to traveling
2013: Registered the third category travel agents, incorporated and changed the company name to Trip insight Corp.,

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