I was born in Hiroshima and have spent most of my life in my hometown, Hiroshima. I studied English at university and worked for an automobile maker in Hiroshima for five years. Then I taught English in public elementary schools for nine years. I wanted to extend my field a little more and got a national tour guide license in 2013. I have been working as a freelance tour guide since 2014. I am excited now to have just joined the team of ToursByLocals!
I have a passion and love for my job, with my commitment to make your visit memorable and fun. You will find me friendly, cheerful, flexible and knowledgeable. I love kids and I am happy to be with them. I love guiding elderly people and I am happy to talk about Japanese history and culture with them, walking at an unhurried pace. Because of my career at elementary schools, I love and I am good at guiding people whose native language is not English. I can use very simple and easy English in my guiding so that non-native English speakers can easily understand me.
Hiroshima has both a sweet side and a bitter side. It goes without saying that Hiroshima is world famous for its sad memory of the atomic bomb. But at the same time, Hiroshima is a brilliant city where you can enjoy beautiful scenery on Miyajima shrine island, eating local foods and tasting Japanese sake. Why don't you have a memorable day in Miyajima shrine island and peace park with me?
I hope my tours suit your interests. Please feel free to contact me for any further information. I can customize my tours based on your needs and I will do my best, with Japanese spirit of hospitality, to make your tour comfortable and happy.
Thank you for visiting my profile and I look forward to welcoming you in Hiroshima!
A Recent Review of this guide
Keiko is friendly and very knowledgable on the history of Hiroshima and has a personal connection to this piece of history. She presents sensitive and disturbing information and images with empathy and hope for the future.
I got my national tour guide license in 2013.
National Tour Guide License No: EN00273, Hiroshima Pref.
I have been working as a freelance tour guide since 2014.
Previous experience in my tour guide career includes:
-large group bus tours (over 35 passengers)
-cruise ship shore excursions (by bus)
Sophia University, English language department.
Former English teacher
I am not a driver guide, but I can arrange transportation upon request.
Please be insured during my tour.