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.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Shaye, I had a great day with you all, too. History of Hiroshima is sad but this place is a perfect place to think about peace. Let's be small pieces of a peaceful world!
Joe R.United States
Keiko was very informative and was an excellent guide. We appreciated her down to earth style and very easy going personality. We would hire her again and would definitely reccomend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Joe, I loved all the conversation with you all. It was a great day for me, too. Let peace bloom!
5 stars on a customized tour with Keiko! We focused on Hiroshima bombing and fallout for the entire day..... lots of discussion, Keikos english is excellent. She is a resident of Hiroshima and has wonderful local knowledge. Would highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kathy, I really enjoyed talking about the history, atomic bombing, our personal stories and many things with you. Learning different perspective and sharing different experience are very important for me, too. Thank you very much for the wonderful day!
Juliet HumphriesUnited Kingdom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Juliet, I had a great day with you all, too. Please enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan!
Hester BlackburnSouth Africa
We did this tour as a day trip from Kyoto and it was so worth it, although heart wrenching. Keiko met us at the train station and we seamlessly traveled with her by tram to the sight and back. There is no way that the experience would have had the same value without the information Keiko shared and her personal accounts. She is knowledgeable, friendly, helpful, easy to get along with and we loved her sense of humour! She also took us for the best sushi ever! Thank you Keiko!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Hester, it was an amazing day for me, too. We laughed a lot and shared a lot and enjoyed sushi a lot. Hiroshima's history is sad but we can make it a catalyst to realize a good world. Let peace bloom!
Keiko-san was a very knowledgeable and friendly guide who sensitively provided us with interesting insights when visiting the Atomic Dome and Peace Museum. We also visited Miyajima and despite heavy rain and the famous Tori's being shrouded in scaffolding, she again made sure we came away enlightened after a very enjoyable day. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Geoff-san, I loved all the conversation with you all. It was raining but I'm glad that you enjoyed my tour. Hiroshima has a sad history but it is a perfect place to think about our peaceful future. Let peace bloom!
Margaret H.United States
Keiko was well versed in the history of Hiroshima and how it has affected todays life. She was able to clearly and concisely communicate information. We appreciated her positive view and how to take a horrific circumstance and turn it into a positive for the future. She has a great sense of humor and made us feel well taken care of.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Margaret, I had a great day with you all, too. Yes, Hiroshima has a sad history but it is a perfect place to think about peace & better world. Let peace bloom!
Christopher CollettSurrey, BC, Canada
Keiko is a fantastic guide, who gave us a never to be forgotten tour of Hiroshima, her home town. Keiko's English is excellent, she is articulate, very informative and has a great sense of humour. Her historical knowledge of Atomic Bomb is fascinating. She also provides a family perspective, as her father was a "survivor" who was 12 years old in 1945. We can highly recommend Keiko as a tour guide for anyone visiting Hiroshima.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Chris, I had a fantastic day with you, too! The atomic bomb history is sad but we are not sad forever here. We shared our stories during the tour and it was very meaningful for both of us. Let's be small pieces of a better world.
William TuschallUnited States
Keiko was delightful! She hd a great sense of balance for what we wanted. Her love of Miyajima and Hiroshima really showed and her personal stories related to the history of Hiroshima really made the tour stand out for us. And a great sense of humor, we had some great laughs. We will highly recommend her to any of our friends traveling to japan.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bill, the tour with was so much fun. I loved all the conversation with you two. The history here is sad but Hiroshima is a beautiful city where we can think about our peaceful future. Let peace bloom!
We had a thoroughly enjoyable tour with Keiko, She is the most engaging, wonderful tour guide and was fabulous with our two year old son during the tour keeping him entertained. I would recommend Keiko to anyone wanting to experience the delights of Hiroshima, a truely fantastic city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Tania, it was a great day for me, too. I l really enjoyed all the conversation with you. Talking with your son at the beach on Miyajima Island was a lot of fun, too. He was so lovely. Please enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan.
Asia SaltmarshUnited States
Keiko was one of our favorite tour guides in Japan. Very knowledgeable and her English was excellent. She had us at "okonomiyaki" lunch experience. Do not hesitate to book Keiko as your guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Asia, I'm glad to hear that! It was a great day for me, too. We shared lots of stories, which I loved. Thank you again.
Keiko was an excellent guide. She helped us to enjoy the most of our day in Hiroshima. She provided excellent knowledge about the history of the city and the bombing as well as information on a personal level. I would recommend Keiko for tours of Hiroshima or any of the other locations that she offers!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Julie, the tour with you was so much fun! I learned a lot from you all and I hope this memory will be a small part of a peaceful world. Let peace bloom.
Raj TurunUnited States
Keiko San arrived early at our hotel lobby and gave us a brief description of the places we would be seeing that day. She took us to the Memorial Park in Hiroshima first and gave us the highlights of each historical site. The museum, although very moving, is a place one must visit. She then took us to the island of Miyajima via tram, train, & ferry where we toured another UNESCO site and ended our tour at the Buddhist Temple. Keiko San, you made our trip to Japan a memorable one. Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Raj, it was a memorable tour for me, too. Knowing what happened in Hiroshima is a very important thing to think about our future. Thank you for visiting Hiroshima and let peace bloom in the world!
Anand BasuUnited States
Ms Keiko is a great tour guide, very knowledgeable and great communicator. We had a great time with her on the day tour of Hiroshima.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Anand, I had a great day with you, too. I was impressed how carefully you listened to my explanation and read the placard of the museum. Let's be small pieces of a peaceful world!
Katie T.United States
Keiko was delightful. Her English was excellent. Her skill in weaving history with personal memories left us with deep impressions during our tour of Hiroshima. Her knowledge, humor, flexibility. and sensitivity touched three generations of us. It was our great pleasure to spend the day with Keiko. High praise and great appreciation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Katie, I loved the conversation with you all and I definitely want to be like you when I become older! It was my pleasure to share the same memory of a day in Hiroshima with you. Hiroshima will continue sending out peace messages. When you see the news of Hiroshima, please remember me.
Ron JessupUnited States
Keiko was an excellent tour guide. She did everything in her power for our experience to be the best. She started early so the Torii Gate would be at the highest tide possible for our pictures. She paid particular attention to one in our group of four with vision challenges. Although modest and she wouldn't call this attention to herself, she is the best tour guide in all of Japan. We appreciated her expert knowledge and attention to each of our group members. Thank you Keiko!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ron, it was a really pleasant tour for me, too. We talked a lot, shared a lot and joked a lot, which I believe will be a small part of a peaceful world. I felt a very warm feeling being with you all. We are family members of one world!
Jan HeinekenUnited States
Best guide we've ever had in over 15 cruises with many independent tour guides. Personable, fun, knowledgeable, flexible and we could tell she loves what she does. Trip to Miyajima Island was outstanding, as were stops in all the anticipated places in Hiroshima. Lunch was a delight in a restaurant specializing in a made to order local "pizza" with eggs, pork, veggies, crepe called - Okonomi-Yaki. Keiko (Kayko) did not hurry us through any of the sites/museums. She is excellent!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your warm message, Jan. The tour with you was full of fun and I really enjoyed it, too. Please remember me and Hiroshima when you watch TV news about Japan!
Our two day itinerary with Keiko continued with a sobering exploration of Hiroshima..seeing the devastation caused by the atomic bomb was truly profound. To imagine that day accompanied by Keiko's amazing Commentary will be something I never forget....the destruction and the graphic depiction continued at the peace memorial museum. We continued after lunch to a beautiful and peaceful garden.This day was full of contrast enhanced by Keiko's knowledge and subtle and intuitive guiding. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Rosemary, I feel happy to hear that you were impressed by my guiding. That's something all the tour guide want to hear from customers. The displays in the museum are so powerful and depressing that we sometimes want to avoid seeing but that's what happened. No more Hiroshima. Let peace bloom in the world!
We began our Miyajima/ Hiroshima tours with a half day tour of Miyajima. It was absolutely fascinating.The beauty of the floating shrine observed while we crossed on the ferry.keiko wisely pointed us to the side of the ferry which would give us the best view. She was very organised and informative:explaining the Shintō ritualsand Buddhist beliefs culminating In a visit to a Buddhist temple( after a local lunch) Keiko Is an excellent guide- we would highly recommend her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Rosemary, I had great days with you, too!! Tours were relaxing, easy and fun. It was really nice to meet you. I hope you remember me and Hiroshima when you use your souvenir :)
Linda BrandtUnited States
I would like to give you a review of our tour guide Keiko- SHE WAS ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL. Very knowledgeable and her english was beautiful. We would recommend her to any one coming to Hiroshima. Also she took us to a wonderful place for lunch which was important to us. We would give her a perfect score.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Linda, I'm happy that you enjoyed my tour and lunch place! We had a really great time. I hope that sharing of this good memory will let flower of peace bloom. Please enjoy Japan and bring lots of good memories back home.
Keiko was a great guide and it was on a very special day during Golden Week when she managed to show us around Miyajima and Hiroshima. There were thousands of people and queues almost everywhere. She managed to get along with it and even queued for us at the Atomic Bomb Museum in Hiroshima to get tickets. She truly went the extra mile. Thank you very much for a wonderful day with great company. We can highly recommend her guide service.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Andreas, it was an unbelievably crowded day but I'm glad that you enjoyed my tour! The tour with you was fun and full of pleasant conversation. I really enjoyed it. Thank you again!
Robert ConleyCarmel, INDIANA, United States
Really enjoyed Keiko's enthusiasm and love for her home town.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Robert, it was a really crowded day but a very pleasant day! Please visit Japan again, this time for 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games :)
Christine PerkinsUnited Kingdom
Thanks to Keiko we had a great day in Miyajima and Hiroshima. The tour ran smoothly and far exceeded our expectations. We learned about the history and culture of the area and sampled some delicious food at a local restaurant. Keiko is a fantastic guide and she gave us a memorable day so much so that we wish she had been our guide on all our tours in Japan. We highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Christine, the tour with you was a memorable one for me, too! Lots of conversation, questions, laugh and nice atmosphere made the day pleasant. Thank you so much and please remember me when you hear a word 'Japan' and 'Hiroshima'.
Yvonne M.Eiksmarka, Norway
We (2 persons) had a wonderful 1/2 day together with Keiko on the beautiful island Miyajima. From the first contact we had with Keiko (by email) long time before our trip started, communication and support from Keikos side went so smoothly. Also during the tour there was (for us) the right level on information / presentation / private space. We have to thank Keiko for this amazing afternoon and warmly recommend to you looking for a guide in the Hiroshima area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Yvonne, I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed my tour very much. I enjoyed all the conversation with you two! The weather was nice, scenery was beautiful, full of pleasant conversation, it was a great day. Thank you very much!
Keiko was a much enjoyed guide by our larger group. Her relaxed approach and ability to discuss her City with our students meant a lot to us. We will certainly look to use Keiko again on our annual trips to Japan. Thanks from the Port Lincoln Muroto Friendship Group, Australia.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Chris, I remember your group very well and it is my pleasure that your group enjoyed my tour very much. I look forward to seeing you again in Hiroshima. I hope this tour will be a memorable one for your students!
Michele SackheimUnited States
We had a wonderful and informative afternoon with Keiko. She also gave a really personal view of the Hiroshima bombing which was meaningful. And she took us to the Hiroshima Castle which was a bonus. Highly Recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michele! I clearly remember the conversation with you two and it was fun! I hope the tour with me was a memorable one for you :)
Keiko was a wonderful guide. She was friendly, knowledgeable and insightful. She always started with a good overview to be sure we saw and understood the key details and always encouraged an informed and optimistic perspective and path for the future. She was ready with answers to our questions. Although she was not available in the afternoon, she found us a perfect spot for lunch of Hiroshima pancakes and provided all the info we needed to have a pleasant visit to Miyajima on our own. Thank you Keiko
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Jewell, and thank you for picking me up as your tour guide. I was glad to hear that you chose me after reading previous reviews about me. We can make a peaceful world. Let's be small pieces of a better world!
Keiko is very good guide. She gauged our interests very well and was informative and insightful. She was very open in sharing her own and her family's history which was relevant to the tour. She made sure we saw the important things but allowed us time to roam musuem exhibits on our own. She also found the perfect lunch spot. (Our group has several allergies). Her English is excellent. We were on a cruise and she managed our time very well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Shirley, I enjoyed sharing our opinions & experiences and lots of funny conversation with you all! The weather was fine, lunch was good, everything went smoothly, the tour with you was a very pleasant one for me, too. Thank you again!
Christy AldermanUnited States
Keiko is sweet, polite and has a wonderful sense of humor! We were a group of 6 from a cruise ship, she introduced us to the city, took us to Mijama, returned to the Peace Park via high speed ferry, and took us to a wonderful local lunch that they cooked in front of us. All of us had a great time and I would highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Christy, it was a wonderful day for me, too. I'm happy that you liked the local food and that all of you enjoyed my tour. I will cherish my memory with you all!
Cindy ColonUnited States
Couldn't ask for a better tour guide. Keiko was extraordinary. We were a group of 4. Keiko was very knowledgeable and always looked forward to ensure we all have a great experience. 100% recommended!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Cindy! I enjoyed every moment of our tour, especially I was amazed at your son's knowledge about history. I am sure he can be a person to make things change. I look forward to seeing his name in a news!!