Present Situation & Tour Photos, 18 Mar 2020

Present stituation

Given this situation due to the COVID-19, schools, universities and colleges are closed and big events are requested to refrain from holding by Prime Minister Abe. And we have lost most of foreign tourists who visit other countries.

However, I still had some foreign tourists who wanted to join my tours and I successfully ran all those tours and they enjoyed it.

Here in Japan, we have relatively fewer infected and dead compared to many other countries, thanks to their hard work who work at medical centres and our efforts of keeping hands clean with soap and alcohol and wearing a mask when go out. Actually, I haven’t got infected though I have had the chances to go visit touristic places.

We have alcohol bottles set at many entrances of restaurants / convenience stores / department stores / any public buildings for hand washing. I would like to tell you that this is considered to be the way we Japanese have practiced to keep ourselves clean and healthy. And I believe this is the best way to protect yourself and people around you. Follow us.

Let me show you how I enjoyed running tours in February and March despite this situation, as follows.

Tour Photos

Above are a DJ group “VIZE” from Germany. Check them out on Spotify!



August – September Digest


Mt Aso & Takachiho


Kumamoto & Gokanosho

Mt Aso

Takachiho & Mt Aso

Takachiho & Mt Aso

Around Aso


Gokanosho, Yatsushiro & Kumamoto

Kumamoto & Gokanosho

Kumamoto & Gokanosho

Yatsushiro & Gokanosho

Takachiho & Mt Aso


Traffic Accident

Let me report you that I got involved in a traffic accident the other day during my job with guests. I got hit by a car right behind when I was stopped for a red light at a crossing on the way back to Kumamoto. So I had no responsibility for this accident but I was worried about my guests. They said they were not injured at all but they could have had “whiplash injury” later, could be in one or two or three weeks. Actually I have whiplash injury in my neck, shoulders and back at the moment, so I am seeing my doctor regularly. But I am fine, I can walk, I can run, I can lift up heavy stuff. And also I had my car repaired already. In this case, the offender have to pay all the expenses that is required for treatment, repairs and compensation from his/her insurance. In Japan, most of the drivers buy insurance when they get a drivers licence or/and when they buy a car. It happens anywhere and anytime no matter if you don’t want. Make sure to fasten seatbelts always.