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!
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!!
Had a great tour. Keiko San provided a very thorough overview which was really appreciated.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Noel, exchanging different perspectives and talking about peace & history was a precious moment for me, too. May peace prevail all over the world!
Keiko delivered a very informative tour of the history and bombing of Hiroshima. The delivery of the horror or war was factual and also very forgiving and warm. We were is a group of adults and teenagers who were engaged and educated along the way. Thanks Keiko xox
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Rebecca, our generation needs to learn the history and pass it to the younger generation who has almost no chance to listen to first-hand war experience. Thank you for visiting Hiroshima to learn a part of war history. I really enjoyed the conversation with you all!
Very informative and very helpful and friendly Very recommended
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for five star rating, Paul. I liked your English lesson very much!! It was really a fun tour. Have a good day!
Wenhui ZhangUnited States
Keiko was a great tour guide! Patient, kind, and very knowledgeable. Our family was impressed with her information and good humor. We wholeheartedly recommend the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Wenhui, our tour was full of questions, opinion exchange and humor. I enjoyed all the conversation very much, too!! Seeing the history from many different perspectives is important. Let's build a warm and peaceful world together.
Lisa VoyleNew Zealand
Thanks Keiko for our fantastic tour of Hirishima yesterday. It made such a difference having a local take us to the important sites and explain the history from a Hiroshima perspective - you got to understand it all from a very human perspective. Keiko was warm, friendly and informative. We learnt so much more through this tour than we ever would have had we done the sights independently. And when you only have one or two days, we would highly recommend this to anyone. Thank you Keiko - you are just lovel
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lisa, I enjoyed exchanging lots of thoughts about peace and history with you! We talked a lot and laughed a lot together, which I believe will be a small piece of a better world. Thank you again for the wonderful day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank for rating, Ayal. I’m glad that you enjoyed my tour very much. Please enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan!
Thank you Keiko for sharing this part of Hiroshima's sad history. Your knowledge and commentary provided us with an insight in to this tragic event for the people of Hiroshima. Thankyou for also providing us with a sense of optimism for the future for our world. Keiko is a wonderful guide with great knowledge and English skills. I can highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lisa, it was really nice meeting you and I enjoyed all our conversation. Hiroshima's past is sad but we can turn it into a peaceful future. Let us be small pieces of a better world!
John PeabodyUnited States
Had a great tour guide in having Keiko. Former English teacher to Japanese. Previous worker at Mazda. Had excellent knowledge of Japan. Was friendly and pleasant! Willing to switch where I wanted to go see. Can't recommend her more highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi John, thank you for your review. I really loved your funny joking and lots of questions. We talked a lot and laughed a lot, which I believe will be a small piece of a peaceful world. May peace prevail in the whole world!
We enjoyed Keiko and her infectious personality. She was knowledgeable and accommodating to anything we wanted to do. A real pleasure.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Herb, thank you for your review. I enjoyed everything we did together, too. When you remember your travel in Japan, please remember me. I hope we will meet again in this small world!
Elliott BaimUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Elliott, thank you, I had a great day with you, too! So much fun memories with you in this tour and I will remember all of them:)
Keiko was amazing! She had excellent knowledge about Hiroshima and went out of her way to accommodate what we wanted to see!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Nicole! It was a wonderful day for me, too. We had a very peaceful, exciting, and fun tour, haha!! Please visit Hiroshima again, and I will show you around Miyajima.
Keiko was amazing. A wonderful day full of history but also insights into life in Japan. Would recommend this tour to everyone. I came away feeling very moved.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Janelle, thank you for your review. I had a wonderful day with you four, too. War is sad and let us be a small piece of a peaceful world. I hope we can meet again in the small peaceful world!
Joe HigginsUnited Kingdom
Keiko gave us an excellent tour in Hiroshima and Miyajiima. We had limited time and she worked with us to tailor the tour so we got the main highlights included. Our key for the tour was to get a local perspective and Keiko was excellent in this regard. The fact that she was fluent in English and able to pitch the tour at a level that suited our group (two parents and three grown up kids in their 20's) made the day so much more enjoyable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Joe, we had a limited time but enjoyed the highlights of Hiroshima fully. I was happy all your children listened to me carefully and hope this experience will become a good chance to think about the way to make a better world. Thank you again for visiting Hiroshima!!
Jon SidwellMilton Keynes, BUCKS, United Kingdom
Keiko was an excellent guide and without doubt allowed us to see far more of Hiroshima and Miyajima than we would have managed by ourselves. Her easy going nature and excellent English meant the dialogue was natural and we could enjoy the days to the max. Her organisation was excellent and the logistics were always spot-on. Her local knowledge of both areas was excellent and she was able to convey the obvious passion she has for her home and its powerful history. Highly recommended
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Jon & Brenda, Thank you for your review and thank you for the wonderful two days we spent together! I was very happy being with you happy couple. You showed us how life shold be and I was sure happy people attract happy surroundings. May a happy world prevail all over the world!
Keiko was amazing. You not only have a knowledgeable tour guide, you also make a genuine friend. After the tour she took us for karaoke and local cuisine. A memorable experience to say the least. I highly reccomend keiko for your tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Dan, it was a memorable day for me, too! I enjoyed karaoke, too, and enjoyed the real musicians' singing in karaoke place!! I will always remember you whenever I go to karaoke. You were amazing! With the fun memories we shared, let us be a small piece of the better world.
Rajendra KattarUnited States
Keiko and this tour were superb. We decided last minute on the tour and it ended up being both moving and memorable. Keiko made the day easy and took us to a great place for lunch .She gave us great historical background of of Itsukushima shrine, Diasho-in and Hiroshima. Her background as an English teacher came through on the tour. She kept all of us engaged including my college age sons. This was one of the highlights of our trip to Japan and Keiko had alot to do with it. Strongly recommend guide/tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Raj, I had a wonderful day with you and your family, too! Exchanging our thoughts on peace and history was a lot of fun. We are small pieces of world community but we can spread love and peace to our friends. Let us make the world a peaceful place. Best wishes, Keiko
Adam FernandezUnited States
My tour with Keiko was a highlight of my visit to japan. Keiko is a very friendly, polite and knowledgeable guide in Hiroshima and gave us a very detailed tour of the atomic bomb site, peace park and museum. She speaks English to a very high level, and was able to answer many questions I had on the visit. She was even able to help us change JR tickets at the station, and will go above and beyond to help the clients she has on her tour. Thank you for a wonderful experience in Hiroshima Keiko!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Adam, I really enjoyed the conversation with you two, too. We could share our thoughts on war history, peace and culture. The time we shared will definitely be a small piece of a better world. May peace prevail all over the world!
Kathy PaulUnited States
Keiko was very nice and knowledgeable. We started the day at Miyajima and ended at Hiroshima. She speaks very good English and discussed the history and customs with us. I highly recommend her as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Kathy, thank you for your review. The tour with you was unforgettable. The rainfall in Hiroshima was the worst in decades but I really enjoyed the day with you. We had a great day talking, laughing and discussing in the 'purifying' rain. When it rains, please remember me and Hiroshima!!
Ian HopeLandsborough, QUEENSLAND, Australia
Keiko is an excellent guide. We thoroughly appreciated her knowledge and experience. Her choice for lunch was excellent. We enjoyed our lunch, well worth the visit. Keiko was able to explain much about her city. We can recommend quite highly Keiko. She went out of her way to cater for Margie's dietary needs.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Ian, thank you for your review. Spending a day with you and Margie was really enjoyable. I will not forget our tour with you! I hope we will become small pieces of a more peaceful world. Best wishes, Keiko
Keiko was a fantastic fantastic tour guide. She was amazing with the kids and her English was fantastic She shared many personal anecdotes and really went beyond her way for the children to enjoy the visit teaching them to build paper cranes. We absolutely loved Keiko and would highly recommend her to anyone visiting Hiroshima. Many thanks!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sonia, I really enjoyed being with you all, too! I hope my tour was an educational and memorable one for your kids. They were all amazingly smart. I am sure they will be good citizens of peaceful community!
Esteban B.United States
First of all my experience with Keiko was amazingly great! We booked Keiko last minute and she was able to be flexible with our schedule. She was exactly what I had hoped for Keiko is incredibly knowledgeable. Her English is excellent and her personality is outstanding! She masterfully guided us through a very somber experience. It was very helpful to have some "hand holding" during this experience. Keiko was the perfect person for the job I am grateful Keiko was there to guide us!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Esteban, thank you for your review. I had an amazing day with you, too! Hiroshima has a sad memory but I think what we can do is to think the way to stop chain of hatred. Let us hope someday there will be no war and all the people in the world will have a happy daily life!
We had a wonderful morning with Keiko! She is an excellent guide and was friendly, knowledgeable and taught us a lot about the history of Hiroshima. It was great to hear from someone firsthand about how the bombing effected her family and the locals. Walking around with Keiko felt like being with a friend and ate the end of the tour she showed us a local place to try Okonomi-yaki - which was delicious! I would highly recommend this tour to anyone, thanks again Keiko!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Tasha, thank you for your warm message. We really had a great time and I was happy that we could talk about a world with love and peace after visiting a sad museum. May peace prevail all over the world!
I was happy with the style of Keiko. She was able to give the details/historical aspect of Hiroshima bombing without sounding like a lecturer. Keiko was able to keep the interest of my 4 sons. She encouraged everyone to ask questions and share personal views on war. The pace was just right, I did not feel rushed and pressed for time since she arranged a van for us to move around. She also brought us to a restaurant where the locals eat... it was delicious and reasonably priced.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review, Roma! Your four sons were so nice to be with and I enjoyed the very happy atmosphere of your family. Hiroshima has a sad history but we can learn from the past and convert it into the positive way to make a peaceful world. May peace prevail in the whole world!
Justin MilliardUnited States
Keiko provided an excellent tour of Hiroshima! She was able to communicate and teach our group about this history and the human experience of the city from both a personal and societal perspective. A true delight to talk to and share the afternoon with. We highly recommend anyone interested in learning a little bit more than what is available on the informational placards to take a tour with Keiko.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Justin, thank you for your review! I had a really wonderful day with you. The history of Hiroshima is sad but we can think about the way to make a better world by seeing the history from various perspectives. We paid a lot to learn a great lesson. Let us share what we see and what we think about peace with lots of people!
Absolutely perfect day!!! Easily the best day of the trip. Keiko was a great guide, showed us around perfectly and by the end of the tour felt like we were travelling around with a friend, not a hired guide. Amazing way to appreciate the memorable city of Hiroshima.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Tim, thank you for your review. I was very happy to be with you three, too. Hiroshima has a sad history but I think this is where we can start making a peaceful world. Let us become small pieces of a better world!
We had the BEST day with Keiko! She was knowledgeable, friendly, flexible and just a delight to be with. We saw and visited places a little "out of the way". She was more than happy to accommodate all our quirky desires. Cannot recommend her highly enough. A six star guide. Thank you Keiko. Diane Munro
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Diane, thank you so much for your review. I'm very happy that you enjoyed my tour today although it was raining all day long. We enjoyed talking, eating, walking and seeing a lot. It was my pleasure to be a part of your happy memory in Japan. Thank you!
Steven AronsonNew York, NY, United States
exactly what we wanted-an intelligent, friendly and knowledgeable local guide to give us a one Day introduction to Hiroshima.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Steven, thank you for your review. Seeing the history from different perspectives is interesting and I really enjoyed talking with you two. I hope you will have a wonderful stay in Japan.
Tom C.Portola Valley, CALIFORNIA, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Tom, thank you for rating! I really enjoyed conversation with you two, and it was a wonderful memory for me. Please enjoy your stay in Japan.
Marian CoeUnited States
We had a fantastic day today with Keiko. She was waiting for us with a taxi when we left our ship and showed us the Japanese Gardens, Hiroshima Castle, the Peace Park and Memorials and the Museum. Her English was perfect and her explanations of what we were seeing excellent. We had a local Hiroshima lunch at a great local place. Our day couldn't have been more perfect and we highly recommend using her guiding service if you are looking for a private full day tour where you see all the main sites.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Marian, thank you for your review. I had a great day with you and I learned a lot from you, too. We can give and share each other our knowledge, opinion, experience and peace-loving mind, because we are a part of 'one world'. I hope you will fully enjoy your stay in Japan!
Neal FujishigeUnited States
We were punctually met at the Hiroshima station by Keiko, our friendly and knowledgeable guide for the day. She presented us with an overview of the tour and we were off. Keiko, who is from the area, offered her personal experiences which contributed immensely to the depth of our understanding of the history of Hiroshima. Our brilliant lunch spot was a hidden gem. I highly recommend choosing this tour and any other that Keiko offers.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Neal! I'm happy you enjoyed my tour and I really enjoyed being with you, too. I hope Hiroshima's sad history will contribute to everyone's happy future. And I think Hiroshima's local food contributes to everyone's happy lunch time. Please remember me and Hiroshima when you talk about Japanese food!
Eryn HoffmanUnited States
Keiko is a wonderful guide! She is very kid friendly (we have 2 young kids and she did an excellent job), very patient, and knows so much about the history of the places we visited. Would recommend her to anyone looking for a fun day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Eryn. It was a great day for me, too. I was very happy to be with your kids. Maybe next time I will invent a funny game that your kids love!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Christian, thank you for rating! I'm happy that you enjoyed my tour. I had a great time with you, too. Please say hi to your family!
This was a wonderful day and Keiko was an excellent tour guide whilst also having a very friendly outlook, we felt like we were being shown around by a friend. Her knowledge of the history of Hiroshima was exceptional and we learnt so much on the day. We would not hesitate to recommend Keiko to anyone who wants to spend a great day in Hiroshima.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your warm message, John! I had a really wonderful day with you, too. Hiroshima has a sad history but we had a good chance to talk about better 'future'. Let us be a small piece of the peaceful world!
Keiko was a great guide. She shared her personal story, which made visiting Hiroshima more meaningful. She also shared many details of life in Japan and Japanese culture. We had a great day, lots of fun and learnt stax!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Mironne! It was really a wonderful day. We talked a lot and laughed a lot together, which I believe will be a small step toward a peaceful world. It is my pleasure if today was a memorable day for you.