Hi, I’m Sumire


Hi, I’m Sumire

I’ve lived in Fukuoka for 49 years

I speak English, Japanese

I am a Teacher/Taxi Driver


Hi there! I'm Sumire, your friendly local host in the amazing city of Fukuoka. I'm so grateful to call this city my home, and I love sharing its unique charm with visitors. Fukuoka is truly special, being the entrance of Asia and with its convenient location near the international airport, it's easy to access from the downtown area. Plus, the city is a perfect blend of historical buildings and modern city life, surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty. In my free time, I enjoy watching local theatre plays, exploring the delicious food scene, and discovering hidden gems around the city. I'm an expert when it comes to the streets and historic places in both Hakata and Tenjin, and I love showing visitors around these areas to showcase the charm of this fantastic city. I would love to take you on a tour and show you why I'm so passionate about Fukuoka. With its unique blend of history, modernity, and nature, you're sure to fall in love with this city just like I have. Let's go explore!

My knowledge & interests

Hosts graduation International management Hosts expertise Food Hosts expertise Arts Hosts expertise Nature / outdoors Hosts expertise History Hosts expertise Shopping Hosts expertise Photography Hosts expertise Architecture Hosts expertise Culture & customs
Street food Local cuisine Desserts Food markets Unique & unusual foods Theater Cinema Art galleries & museums Street art Parks Gardens Scenic routes Hikes Economic history Social history Architectural history Religious history Cityscape photography Street photography Modern architecture Classical architecture Wine Third wave coffee Local beers Artisanal tea High-end fashion boutiques Vintage shops Street markets Handicrafts & souvenirs Traditional culture Popular culture Religious customs Lifestyle culture Rituals & ceremonial customs Alternative or underground culture Vegetarian, Vegan Pubs / bars Museums Independent boutiques or shops, Bargains People Ancient, Post-modern

Experiences I love to host