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!
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!
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'.
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!!
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!
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!!
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
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
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!
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.
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.