I would like to introduce many faces and charms of Japan and make your stay in Japan more fascinating and satisfied.
I was born and raised in Hiroshima. My first tour in English was as a volunteer guide for the visitors to my school when I was a junior high school student. It gave me a great opportunity to study about the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
I spent my life in Hiroshima except 6 years; 1 year in UK when I was a student and 5 years working in Singapore and Malaysia. During the period I have enjoyed to meet and talk with the people from different culture backgrounds.
These experiences encouraged me to be a licensed tour guide.
In Hiroshima, there are two famous World Heritage Sites, the Atomic Bomb Dome in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial & Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima.
I have experienced many tours of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum & Park since I was a junior high school student. I would like to introduce you the a-bomb legacies that are still existing in the city and the stories under the mushroom cloud.
I also would like to share time with you in a historic island, Miyajima. There is one of the most famous Shinto shrines, the Itsukushima Shrine. There we can share a enjoyable time by exploring a sacred atmosphere, tradition, nature, food etc.
I also an official 'A-bomb legacy successor' designated by the City of Hiroshima. An A-bomb Legacy Successor is a memory keeper of the A-bomb survivors. To ensure that the A-bomb survivors' experiences and desires for peace are faithfully inherited and shared with as many people as possible, the City has started a three-year training program for official 'A-bomb Legacy Successors. ' It is possible to include my lecture in my tour. It is appreciated that if you could let me know upon your booking.
Let me support your stay in Japan and I look forward to showing you the best of Japan!
Hope to see you soon!
A Recent Review of this guide
First of all , we would like to express our deep appreciation for the caring and support by Michiru , given to us during the exceptional weather conditions in Hiroshima area . Her information about railway schedules , weather forecasts , attention points , potentially interupted or disrupted services was of great value to us . Luckily the second day , the weather was ok, so Michiru took us on an excellent guided tour at Hiroshima & Miyajima Island . Kind regards Jan
- National certified tour guide (English)
- A-bomb legacy successor (Hiroshima City)
*I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver. At least 10 days advanced notice is requested to arrange a car before the tour.
*You are required to have your own travel insurance during the tour.