Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Hiroshima Miyajima Japan by Tour Guide Yuji A. (Guide #16788)


Vijay Raghavendra

United States
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Tour: #475317, Hiroshima Express 5 Hours, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 10/18

Yuji was our tour guide and showed us around Hiroshima and Miyajima. He is a fantastic guide with great English and intimate knowledge of the area and solid information and the history. He knows all the good sights and maneuvers through the crowds and maximizes the time you spend in Hiroshima. He is eager to help and goes out of his way to make sure your are comfortable and are more than satisfied with his explanations. I would highly recommend anyone visiting Hiroshima (and the area) to have Yuji help!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Vijay Thank you for your consideration to give your seats for the Japanese kids passenger in the local train from Miyajima to Hiroshima Station. Today, I also had a great time with your family and I was fully enjoyed to talk about the religious situation in the world. Your positive attitude to have communication with local people helped me to carry out this tour smoothly. Hopefully I’d like to see you again at your city, Detroit. \(^-^)/

Wolfgang Bogensberger

Austria
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Tour: #259109, Shore Excursion: Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park & Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 6/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Wolfgang It was a boiling summer day. But we were able to enjoy this Hiroshima tour thanks to your generosity and understanding. Lunch, we had Okonomiyaki, it was a very good time to talk with you about the A bomb and Peace. I like those people who have good family like you. Please Enjoy Yakushima, really a fantastic Island. \(^-^)/、I appreciate your nice review to me.

Cha-Chi Fan

United States
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Tour: #255822, Shimanami Cycling in Eastern Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 10/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Cha-Chi Fan Wow, thanks so much for such a wonderful review. And I am so glad to learn that you enjoyed Shimanami cycling tour tour with me. I really appreciate your understanding and generosity in case of such emergency. Wishing your family happiness. Regards Yuji Regards Yuji

Cha-Chi Fan

United States
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Tour: #255822, Shimanami Cycling in Eastern Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 9/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Cha-Chi Fan Wow, thanks so much for such a wonderful review. And I am so glad to learn that you enjoyed Shimanami cycling tour tour with me. That was a big accident, downpour disaster, lots of landslides and tap water supply stopped. Thank you for your patience because of traffic congestion and almost no public transportation. Yes, I am looking forward to seeing you in Japan again, and surely, I will guide all of your family members in Tobishima cycling road. Regards Yuji

Cha-Chi Fan

United States
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Tour: #255822, Shimanami Cycling in Eastern Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 8/18

My family had a lot of fun cycling with Yuji. Our 3-day tour (planned a year ago) was right after the historic rainfall in Hiroshima. It was about the worst time to cycle in the area, but Yuji made our cycling trip memorable. It was difficult to follow our original itinerary because of the landslides and road blocks. Yuji helped us find alternative lodgings that had water and other cycling routes so that we could still enjoy the beautiful islands. Thank you very much, Yuji!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Cha-Chi Fan Wow, thanks so much for such a wonderful review. And I am so glad to learn that you enjoyed Shimanami cycling tour tour with me. That was a big accident, downpour disaster, lots of landslides and tap water supply stopped. Thank you for your patience because of traffic congestion and almost no public transportation. Yes, I am looking forward to seeing you in Japan again, and surely, I will guide all of your family members in Tobishima cycling road. Regards Yuji

Andrew Mintz

Australia
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Tour: #259109, Shore Excursion: Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park & Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: May 30/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andrew It was also a great time for me to have a tour with you. We experienced a virtual Buddhist reincarnation in the underfloor corridor of Daishoin Esoteric Buddhist temple. Thank you for your nice review to me. \(^-^)/ Regards Yuji

John Brunton

United States
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Tour: #259109, Shore Excursion: Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park & Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 22/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice review to me. I’ll never forget the prayer we made at the esoteric Buddhist temple on Miyajima. I can believe the invisible world as well as the real world. In addition, its power to lead us. Wishing your healthy life, longevity and family happiness.

Edward Sweet

United States
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Tour: #255610, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park - A-bomb dome & Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 21/18

Yuji was friendly, knowledgeable, and flexible as he arranged a perfect tour for us. He made great suggestions for our large group and provided a very memorable day for us. We recommend him as a guide without any reservations.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Edward I really enjoyed a wonderful time with A big party. And we were very lucky to have a meeting with A-bomb survivor testimony lecturer. Learned a lot of stories about the A-bomb. Deer welcomed us at Miyajima Island. Fantastic day, thank you for your nice review. \(^-^)/ Regards Yuji

Reuben Thickpenny

New Zealand
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Tour: #255610, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park - A-bomb dome & Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 20/18

Great tour with Yuji. He picked up from the train door, not the train station but the train. We did make it a little difficult for him as we shortened the tour by 2 hours due to travel plans but Yuji went all out to get us to all the sites we wanted to see. Very friendly with good local information etc. Wish we did have the extra two hours but do not feel as though we missed out on anything. Great thank you

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Reuben We talked about the beauty of New Zealand, Lake Tecapo. Once I’d been in New Zealand for my cycling trip, I was completely attracted by for its natural wonder. On the other hand, you seemed fully enjoying unique Japanese history and culture. I had a very happy time with your family. I much appreciate that you choose me as a guide a Hiroshima. I’ll see you in New Zealand again. (^o^)/ Regards Yuji

Nicholas Brugman

Australia
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Tour: #259109, Shore Excursion: Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park & Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 19/18

This tour was fantastic, we really enjoyed the day with Yuji. He provided transport around in his van which was great. He has excellent English and is really friendly and informative. He provided both cultural and funny facts throughout the day. He also gave us free time throughout the day to look over the areas ourselves which was a nice touch. Overally this tour was great and we highly recommend it as a way to see Hiroshima.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nicholas We met at a big seaside hotel and it also was a fantastic day for me. Having a wonderful time with newly wed couple reminded me of my younger days. 2 pair of chopsticks are my wish for your love forever. Regards Yuji

David Brunell

United States
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Tour: #259109, Shore Excursion: Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park & Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 15/18

We booked Yuji for a one day tour of Hiroshima. The trip was a lot of fun. We found Yuji to be quite different than the other three guides we used in Japan. While the other guides were reserved Yuji was much more like a western guide. He did not wait for questions rather he spoke as things unfolded. He also was very careful to involve the whole group. We had a great time cruising with Yuji in the cycling van in a well presented and organized tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: We enjoyed a lot, various kinds of jokes on Miyajima, Shrine Island. And talked about a bit about the difference of each religions in the world. Thanks for your great help and generosity, I could finalized this tour successful. I traveled many countries in the world by cycling and backpacking, this experience helps me to have good communication with visitors from different countries and regions. I much appreciate your joining to my Hiroshima day tour.

Jason MacIntosh

Australia
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Tour: #255610, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park - A-bomb dome & Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 7/18

Yuji is awesome! He is extremely personable and made everyone smile. He paid close attention to us down to the smallest details. He would be a delight to have as a guide on any tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jason It was a very cold day, so we named it INDIAN WINNER. But I really had a heartfelt time with you. Wishing your family happiness (^-^)v Regards Yuji

Kelly G.

United States
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Tour: #259109, Shore Excursion: Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park & Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 31/18

I can't recommend Yuji enough. Our exchange began with him making himself available on the one full day we had in Hiroshima. We were so grateful—and so lucky! Yuji is such a generous guide—with his time and his spirit and commitment to providing the most memorable day possible, adding so many unique details and touches along the way. He shared all kinds of interesting facts and history at every point. We also loved the access to his car. To spend a day with Yuji is to have a day you will not forget.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kelly Time flies like an arrow, but I cannot forget the a wonderful day with you. It looked like as we were in a fantastic movie. Thank you for your nice review to me. Your kind and considerate words encourage me very much. I also have a tour today because of high season. I’m bit tired, however your heartfelt message is the best medicine or tonic to me. I’d like to see you again. (^o^)/

Gerald Sanders

Rye Brook, NY, United States
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Tour: #259109, Shore Excursion: Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park & Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 19/18

Yuji is terrific. His English is perfect, he is courteous, helpful in every way, and we thoroughly enjoyed our day touring Hiroshima with him. He drove us in his van to our various destinations, and we felt completely safe with him. Unfortunately we had a rainy day, but Yuji provided us with umbrellas, and drove us door to door where ever possible for our comfort. We give him our highest recommendation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gerald We talked about the professional baseball things between US and Japan, Yankees and Carp (Hiroshima based team). Happened to see the priests procession at Miyajima. And surprised to see the Parasol Tree affected by the A-bomb still alive with its second generation. Although rainy day, we probably enjoyed the somewhat different aspect of Hiroshima. Thank you for your joining my tour and good review. Regards Yuji

Lynn Grogan

Canada
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Tour: #255610, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park - A-bomb dome & Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 13/18

Our family of four took the Hiroshima Peace Memorial and Miyajima Island tour with Yuji. He was a fantastic guide -- an Energizer Bunny of activity. Before the tour, Yuji was VERY responsive to our questions about which train to take, where he would meet us, etc. Yuji gave us lots of great information about the history of Hiroshima and Miyajima, told in an interesting, thoughtful way. I would highly recommend this tour with Yuji...you could tour by yourself but would not get nearly as much out of it

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lynn I should say thank you to you. Because detailed information before the tour is indispensable for me to design the tour to be more suitable for my travelers. Therefore I’m so happy to have nice review from you. Traveling is an extraordinary experience, I always try to find the way what is the best for my travelers respectively. Again I much appreciate your joining to my Hiroshima one day tour.

Kathy Smith

United States
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Tour: #255610, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park - A-bomb dome & Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 25/18

Yuji was an excellent guide, his English is very good and his personality warm and friendly....he even wished us happy birthday!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kathy It was a good and fantastic day. And thank you very much that you presented me such a nice review. You did not mind my somewhat unique Hiroshima professional baseball team, the Carp uniform and my corny jokes. If possible I’m looking forward to seeing you again. (^o^)/ Regards Yuji

Irene Uy

Philippines
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Tour: #255610, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park - A-bomb dome & Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 27/18

Mr. Yuji was very nice and accommodating. He made his tour very informative and interesting. He can speak very good English.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Irene I’m very happy with your nice review. Thanks for the clear weather, we were able to enjoy Hiroshima day trip visiting tow World Heritages, Abomb Dome and Miyajima (Shrine Island). Although it was an unusually cold day, we spent a heartfelt time altogether. I much appreciate your corporation and generosity.I wish your great fortune & good health!

Peter Toman

Australia
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Tour: #255610, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park - A-bomb dome & Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 13/18

Yuji was awesome, he took a a lot,of care to give us a Great tour. He was genuine, honest, knowledgeable and a very nice man. He provided a great experience which far surpassed anything we could have done by ourselves. He even helped us organise some rail pass tickets which was outside his remit. A fantastic experience with a Yuji for these travellers!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Peter. I’m very glad to have such a great review to me. Actually l also enjoyed happy time with your sons and daughters in the local train. But I have to apologize for my poor management because I asked you to rush to not only the port but also to the station at Miyajima in order to be in time for A-bomb survivor’s testimony. It was a terribly cold day, but we all together tasted the warm and heartfelt atmosphere of Hiroshima. Thank you for your corporation and tolerance.

Mark Tluszcz

Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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Tour: #259109, Shore Excursion: Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park & Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 31/17

The tour was simply perfect, Yuji was a great guide, very entertaining and full of knowledge. Also he was a great communicator and extremely patient and accommodating with our demands. We highly recommend him !!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your highlight review to me. At the end of 2017, I also enjoyed unexpected events with you all. My Hiroshima day tour is always encountered lots of happenings. Seems good spice to my tour. Again I much appreciate your flexibility and tolerance. Expecting see You again Hiroshima, you’ll come across another rabbit hole. (^o^)/

Mark Tluszcz

Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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Tour: #259109, Shore Excursion: Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park & Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 30/17

The tour was simply perfect, Yuji was a great guide, very entertaining and full of knowledge. Also he was a great communicator and extremely patient and accommodating with our demands. We highly recommend him !!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Valentina, thank very much that you introduced two heartfelt families. We really enjoyed a city cycling tour in Hiroshima. Although the Peace Memorial Museum closed on this day, we were able to visit some hidden places in the park. In addition we encountered one A-bomb survivor Just in front of the A-bomb Dome. I also expecting you to come to Hiroshima, I’ll show you something unexpected.(^o^)/

Kelly F.

United States
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Tour: #255610, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park - A-bomb dome & Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 29/17

Boy are we lucky that we found Yuji! We had the best time & he was the best guide! Yuji was waiting for us as we departed our ship & has a nice, big, clean van. He was able to bypass most of the crowd and we had a serene visit to Miyajima Island. The highlight of the island was not only the floating Torii Gate, but also the private tour of the temple, complete with a prayer chant. The Peace Memorial/Museum visit was great too. Yuji speaks good English, listens well & is a great guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kelly. Thank very much for your heartfelt review to me. Such a short time, only five hours but we were successfully able to visit two World Heritages both Miyajima and the Peace Park. Your understanding and tolerance made this possible. I’m seeing our commemorative photos, your gentle smile makes me happy. I really appreciate your joining to Yuji’s Hiroshima tour.

Louisa Shannon

New Zealand
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Tour: #255610, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park - A-bomb dome & Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 16/17

Absolutely exceeded expectations. Yugi was a fantastic guide. A wealth of knowledge In regards to what he was showing us. Great English! So accommodating. Will remember this tour for a very long time - can't wait to write home about it! Thanks Yugi.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Surround by the autumn yellow and crimson colored leaves on Miyajima island, We talked about my cycling trip in New Zealand, your homeland. Walking around the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, we learned something important for Peace. I really had a great time with your family. I appreciate you very much and see you again.

Shelley Williams

Australia
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Tour: #259109, Shore Excursion: Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park & Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 29/17

This was the most memorable day of our Japan experience. The cultural and customs shared by Juji was outstanding. Our 11 yr old grandson said it was a very interesting learning experience and he thought Yuji was a top person. Thank you Yuji from the bottom of our hearts, special thanks for accommodating our slower pace.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mr. & Mz Williams. I also really enjoyed great time with you. At first time your boy seemed very shy, but we talked each other little by little, he opened his mind to me then at the end of our tour, I found His full smile. At the Peace museum I saw Shelley had tear in her eyes, at that time I realized the importance of peace again. Mr. Williams witty jokes, I really enjoyed. Thank you and see you again. (^o^)/

Sanford Fox

United States
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Tour: #259109, Shore Excursion: Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park & Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 26/17

Was great tout yugi is a delight and took great care of us

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sanford Fox Thank you for your nice review to me. I'm very sorry that we didn't have enough time to enjoy Hiroshima fully. if we could have a chance to meet again , I'd like to show you how deep the rabbit holes goes in Hiroshima. (^_−)−☆

Patricia Rigo

Australia
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Tour: #255610, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park - A-bomb dome & Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 19/17

We would definitely recommend Yoji for your tour of Hiroshima. He has an infectious , positive demeanour which made us enjoy the day so much more. He was more than happy to tailor the tour to meet our time restraints. His knowledge of the sites was very good and we also got to go to some places that other tourists would not know about.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Patricia Thank you for your nice review to me. If we could have more time, I'd show you some non-tourist places in Miyajima island. But we were very lucky because could meets some A-bomb survivors accidentally on the ferry boat, so we learned some aged survivors are still alive. Therefore I also had a very good time with you all. I'd like to visit Australia again, looking forward to seeing you all. Much appreciate, (^o^)/

Samantha Taffe

Australia
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Tour: #255610, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park - A-bomb dome & Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 29/17

Yuji was a fantastic tour guide for our group of 5. He took us to the Itsukushima Shrine and the Peace Garden. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. We wouldn't have seen anywhere near as much of Hiroshima without him. Would happily recommend his services to anyone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Samantha Thank you for your best review to me. In spite of my poor guiding, you gave me such a considerable kindness. I don't know the reason why, but a lot good travelers in Hiroshima, much appreciate not only for the arrangements by the Toursbylocals but also the travelers who prospective who wanr something more. (^_−)−☆

Rodney Abney

United States
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Tour: #259109, Shore Excursion: Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park & Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 16/17

My family had an absolutely WONDERFUL experience with Yuji on this tour! We experienced so much of Miyajima Island and the Peace Park and having Yuji guide us made it that much better. Yuji is incredibly knowledgeable and shares his information in a fun and interactive way. He did a great job of pacing the tour, taking breaks, sharing information (and jokes) and provided tremendous insight about Japanese culture and the places we were visiting. You should ABSOLUTELY book a tour with Yuji!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Esoteric Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhiest Sand Mandaras, Hidden Maple Trails, Dark Buddhist Pilgrimage underfloor corridor and 450 Deer on MIyajima. A-bomb survivors' testimony, talking with real survivors and what is most is the miracle basement where nothing changed from the time of the A bombing. Thank you so much, I had a really great time with your family. Sunlight was so severe and hit us like an impression of the A bomb. Sea breeze at Miyajima made us comfortable like our smiles while talking. (^^)/

Heriberto Murillo

Mexico
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Tour: #259109, Shore Excursion: Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park & Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 15/17

One of the best tours ever. Yuji is a kind, patient and funny person. He gives a complete tour of Majiyama and Hiroshima. Excellent conversation all the way!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Heriberto, It's the end of the rainy season, but like a day summer peak day. We sweat a lot, told a lot, learn a lot and smile a lot. Thank you very much for having a Hirosimae tour with me. I had a great time with your family. Hasta luego. (^o^)/

Izyan Jaidin

Brunei
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Tour: #255610, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park - A-bomb dome & Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 9/17

The tour was a lot of fun and very eye opening. Yuji was very informative, answering all our questions and was so attentive and caring, making sure we didn't step in any puddles, and even made an impromptu side tour in a sake store when it started raining heavily. He managed to get us to areas with less tourists and better photo spots and even managed to get us into what seemed like private areas.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It is my pleasure to visit hidden spots with my customers. Today we were suffered from heavy rain in the morning, then learned a lot about the A-bomb tragedy by hearing A bomb survivor testimony. I remember that you pick plasitic trash from the ground to save wide deer. Your kindness made our tour seren and unforgettable one. I don't take any tipping from my guests, always, so you understood my policy, instead of gratuity, you gave me one small printed photo that you took on Miyajima island. Thsnk you��

Grant Minervini

FLAGSTAFF HILL, SA, Australia
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Tour: #259109, Shore Excursion: Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park & Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 30/17

Yuji was an excellent guide and great host! He went out of his way to make sure we had a great experience in the Hiroshima area. Nothing was too much trouble and he was quite knowledgeable about the things we were interested in. As well as all that he is a great guy, very funny and just good to hang out with!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Grant Thank you for your nice review for me. It was also a great day for me. We really enjoyed wistful jokes foe each other. We are both Carp (Hiroshima local Professional Baseball Team) enthusiasts. Again, I much appreciate your heartfelt attitude for me. Please come again to Hiroshim, I'm longing for your surprise visit. (^o^)/、

John Weymouth

United States
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Tour: #255822, Shimanami Cycling tour in Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 16/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr, John Weymouth Thank you for your considerate review for me. Also thanks for the fine weather regardless of rainy season. No cloud in the sky, calm sea with comfortable breezes, almost no cars. It was a great cycling tour for me. I much appreciate you all. Yours sincerely Your guide in Hiroshima, Yuji A

John Weymouth

United States
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Tour: #259109, Shore Excursion: Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park & Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 15/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. John Weymouth I also had a great day with you all. Kaiten-zushi literally means "circulating sushi." Plates of sushi are set on a conveyor belt encircling the serving bar, and as the plates pass by, the customers select what they want. It was a very unique but joyful sushi restaurant. I'm very glad that you satisfied that. Thanks a lot and see you again. (^o^)/ Best Regards Yuji A

Alan Bloom

Australia
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Tour: Hiroshima Half Day tour, Hiroshima, Japan
Date: May 24/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr. Alan Bioom Thank very much for your nice review to me. Unfortunately rainy day but I really had a good time with you. So I got to know you love cycling, please come to Hiroshima for cycling next time. I'll pray for my Buddha to make the day perfect fine day. (^o^)/

Kerrie MacDonald

Australia
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Tour: #255610, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park - A-bomb dome & Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: May 15/17

Very good tour and tour guide. I will remember the beautiful places I visited especially Miyajima Island and the commentary from the tour guide which was very informative. I learnt such a lot that day about the distant past in Japan and the recent past at Hiroshima which was heart breaking and also purposefully positive.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your poetic and fantastic review not only for Hiroshima but also for me. A lot happened in my home town Hiroshima. But I'm very happy that you accept both positive and negative aspects of Hiroshima. Life is always unexpected and somehow mysterious like Miyajima Isaland. I wish you and your family happiness forever. (^o^)/

Robyn Ota

Honolulu, HI, United States
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Tour: #255610, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park - A-bomb dome & Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 20/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ota san I remember the day, so many jokes, talks, smiles. Cherry blossoms cheered us up and brought happy spring. I'm sorry that I was unable to find your ancestors house but the day was unforgettable. Thank you for your kind consideration. (^o^)/

Larry De Cata

Australia
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Tour: #259109, Shore Excursion: Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park & Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 18/17

Yuji provided a wonderful tour for my family, he was both informative and entertaining. Our visit to Hiroshima will be always be special, more so because of Yuji's expertise. I would recommend Yuji to anyone looking for a guide in Hiroshima.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, my God Father. Miyajima's fortune telling was very nice for your family. And I also wishing your family happiness and good health. (^o^)/、Again thanks a lot.

Chris Mantle

Australia
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Tour: #255610, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park - A-bomb dome & Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 17/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review. I'm looking forward to seeing again ��

Peter Fitzgerald

Australia
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Tour: #259109, Shore Excursion: Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park & Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 16/17

Yuji was a fantastic guide for us, a family of four. Easily the best tour we had while in Japan. Extremely knowledgable, thoughtful host, and hilarious company. Hiroshima was an amazing place to experience as a result. Highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice review. That was a great day for me. Unexpected events on Miyajima island and we fully enjoyed Japanese spring atmosphere. Again I appreciate my Buddha arranged to have an opportunity seeing you. Regards. Your guide in Hiroshima, Yuji .

Zinnia S.

Philippines
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Tour: #255610, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park - A-bomb dome & Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 15/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Zinnia, thank you for your five stars for me. Maraming salamat (^o^)/

Alison Suttles

United States
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Tour: #259109, Shore Excursion: Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park & Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 12/17

We weren't sure what to expect when we scheduled our tour, but were blown away by our experience with Yuji. While the Hiroshima experience was acceptable and met our needs, the real treat was our experience on Miyajima. We had an opportunity to explore, ask questions, and even experience a Buddhist blessing. I am so grateful for the experience we had and would recommend Yuji to anyone who has the chance to explore with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice review to me. I really enjoyed the tour with you all. Joking, sealing, exploring and especially cherry blossoms viewing. Again, thank so much.(^o^)/

Corinne Slade

United States
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Tour: #255610, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Castle and Garden, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 3/17

Yuji was an informative and caring guide. He accommodated our needs and was very considerate of what we wanted to do. Yuji used his van which was convenient for us. His language skills were good and provided us with written material about some of the sites we saw. He also provided snacks and water. We had great conversations with him and feel comfortable recommending him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your nice review to me. It was an incredible day, fine weather with spring sunlight, comfortable breeze from the inland sea, cherry blossom were going to bloom and furthermore, what was most wonderful is a good and fruitful conversation with you. Wishing your happiness and longevity. Your guide in Hiroshima, Yuji.

William E.

United States
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Tour: #255610, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park - A-bomb dome & Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 31/17

The weather was poor but Yuji did a great job in working around the conditions to minimize our discomfort while maximizing what we saw.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice review for me. It was a terrible weather I was able to complet the tour with your great help and consideration. Wishing your family happiness. (^o^)/, again thank you very much.

Anna Spallino

United States
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Tour: #255822, Shimanami Cycling tour in Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 16/17

I 100% would recommend you go with Yuji if you want to take a biking oriented tour around the bridge that connects Onomichi to Shikoku. Yuji gave us experiences that we could not have had on our own. For example, he took us to a biking shrine where we got to interact with the head guy, took us to the best lunch, showed us the most incredible viewpoints, and even took us to a really neat enzyme farm. He also uses a van and sets up the bikes for you. He adapts to whatever experience you want.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your nice review. It is me really enjoyed cycling today. Your smile made me so happy. Such a nice smile brought me good news. You are my good luck goddess. Now I'm having small party with my family. Again thank so much and see you again. (^o^)/

Simon Dixon

Australia
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Tour: #255610, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park - A-bomb dome & Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 17/17

Yuji was a fantastic tour guide who was very easy to make friends with and very informative along the way. We experienced Hiroshima in a way which we would not have been able to otherwise and for that we would like to thank you Yuji. Cheers! Simon and Nicole

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Simon and Nicole Thank you very much for nice review. Rainy in the morning but I had a really fantastic day with you. Please come again Hiroshima to see the fireworks display festival at Miyajima in summer.(^o^)/、

Kathryn Lee

Australia
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Tour: #255610, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park - A-bomb dome & Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 8/17

Yuji is a friendly, likeable guide. He was able to find an excellent gluten free restaurant for our lunch. He clearly specializes in cycling tours and maybe a family group was a bit different for him. Yuji is very knowledgeable and ensured we saw as much of Hiroshima as possible in our one day there.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice review to me. I was careless today and made troubles some than usual. I really apporogise my carelessness. But hope you all enjoy the snow activites in Hakuba tomorrow. Furthermore have a good time more and more in Japan. (^o^)/

Nik Askaroff

United Kingdom
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Tour: #259109, Shore Excursion: Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park & Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 31/16

Yuki was fabulous. Full of energy and knew everything. His flute playing and Sutra chanting were brilliant. We loved the tour. Well done and thank you. Nik and Abi

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Nik and Abi. I really had nice time with you. I wish your happiness and more success with Miyajima Buddha(^-^)/

Leonard Lek

Australia
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Tour: #255610, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park - A-bomb dome & Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 30/16

Yuji-San was the wonderful guide that showed my elderly parents around Hiroshima when they visited Japan on their own. Yuji was kind, considerate and very flexible in terms of scheduling the itinerary for the entire visit. I would not hesitate to recommend his services to anyone.Thank you Yuji -San for looking after my parents. I'm very grateful for your hospitality!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much hired me for your patents Hiroshima tour. I had a very good time with your parents and they are quite nice for me, Always smiling and good joking. Please say hollo to your wonderful parents. And stay in touch. I really appreciate you. (^o^)/

Udi Jacoby

Australia
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Tour: #255610, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park - A-bomb dome & Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 29/16

Thank you Yuji! Today was a unique day at Miyajima and Peace memorial museum! thank you for taking us to many places we would not be able to find on our own, as well as to get much more experience regarding budhism. It was great to learn that you have additional bike tours around Japan and as a biker, I hope to meet with you again and enjoy some great rides. Happy New Year

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your joinning my Hiroshima day tour. I really learnd an importance of smile. I wish your family happiness and prosperity. Much appreciate you all. (^o^)/

Raymond Snow

Island Heights, NEW JERSEY, United States
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Tour: #255610, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park - A-bomb dome & Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 2/16

My wife and i had the most wonderful time of our trip to Japan! We were fortunate to have booked the services of Yuji A. for a tour of Hiroshima and Miyajima. He is as entertaining, knowledgable, and friendly an individual as you could ever hope to meet! If you want to see this area, you want to engage his services! He moves you between sites in a way the makes it possible to miss nothing! He even used his own vehicle so that we could store our bags while we toured and dropped us at the train station

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr & Ms Snow. Thank you very much for your good review to me. I really had a good time with you. And I was very lucky to know the hidden story of your country that you told me.I am happy to hear that you were satisfied with my arrangement. My daughter and son was very glad to have your wonderful gift. I really had a heartfelt tour with you. I pray for your family's happiness and health. (^o^)/

H Ronald Klasko

United States
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Tour: #255610, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park - A-bomb dome & Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 27/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for nice review. I really had a good time with you.I am wishing your happlness and good health. (^o^)/

Linda Foster

United States
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Tour: #255610, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park - A-bomb dome & Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 9/16

What a wonderful day I spent with Yuji! I made my way to Hiroshima on the bullet train from Osaka and he was there on the platform waiting for me when I arrived. We started with Miyajima and Yuji planned our arrival on low tide which provided for the best access to the shoreline and the Torii Gate. At the Hiroshima Peace Memorial which was very emotional, Yuji was very sensitive. He's a great guide, informative and personable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Linda, I remember we had a grat time and thank you very much for tour good review to me. I was very happy to see your smile as a guide. Whenever I visit the shrine and temple, I would wish your happiness and good health. Again thank you very much. (^o^)/

Barbara Hertzberg

United States
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Tour: #255610, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park - A-bomb dome & Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 3/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your 5 stars rating. I'm very glad to hear from you again. Please stay in touch. (^o^)/

Dena Hatzaras

Australia
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Tour: #255610, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park - A-bomb dome & Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 20/16

We thoroughly enjoyed and were privileged to have Yuji as our tour guide. We have no hesitation in recommending "ToursByLocals" to our friends especially Yuji. His expertise and knowledge was excellent in all aspects. Until next time. Dena and friends

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: dear Dena George Helen and Nick, Thank you very much such a nice review. I really enjoyed this day tour with you all. Exchaning witty jokes, Okonomiyaki lunch and the dark underfloor corridor, also unforgettable for me. I wish your happiness and good health. (^o^)/ Your guide, Yuji

Grant Kelly

Australia
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Tour: #255610, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park - A-bomb dome & Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 20/16

We enjoyed this tour immensely. There were only two of us, we were pretty laidback about everything, and Yoshi provided a very personal tour that we will remember forever. Yoshi is a wonderful quirky guide who was kind, courteous, and responsive to two very inquisitive aussies. We enjoyed his knowledge and were very appreciative of his insight and spirituality around the many Shrines that were a part of this tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your good review to me. I really had a good time with you. And I am happy to hear that you were satisfied with my something unique arrangement. My daughter was very glad to see your wonderful gift. I really had a heartfelt tour with you.Wishing your family happiness. (^o^)/

Michael Booker

New Zealand
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Tour: #255610, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park - A-bomb dome & Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 18/16

Was a great tour Yuji was very polite and funny and made the tour great he new exactly where to go and at the right time for best experience

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thsnk you very much Michael, I had a really enjoyable time with you. Full of jokes all the time made me happy. See you again.(^o^)/

Peter Turner

Australia
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Tour: #255610, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park - A-bomb dome & Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 17/16

Yuji San was an amazing guide. He was informative, attentive, entertaining and very energetic! We really enjoyed our time in Hiroshima, particularly our visit to Miyajima Island, and especially the tour if the Buddhist Temple and okonomyaki for lunch, Hiroshima style! My son and I would highly recommend Yuji San to anyone seeking a great tour in the Hiroshima area and beyond.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, I'm very glad to have a nice review from you. I am not a good guide but your generous attitude to understand Japanese culture was great. I was lucky to see an experienced traveler like you. Hoping your family happiness forever. (^o^)/

Paula Golden

United States
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Tour: #259109, Shore Excursion: Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park & Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 10/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Paula Thank you for your beat rating to me. I really had a good time with you all. I learned a lot of things from you and your smile made me very happy in spite of my poor jokes. Please stay in touch. Yuji. A

Kung Tsu

United States
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Tour: #255610, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park - A-bomb dome & Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 8/16

Yuji-san is personable, professional, and a joy to be with. He is a local Hiroshima resident with indepth knowledge of this glorious city and its surroundings. He went beyond the call of duty to make our experience a fun-filled and culturally rewarding. If you like a cultural tour or even like bicycling, he will deliver an experience you'll won't forget.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Kung Tsu Thank you very much for your cordial review. I really had a good time with you thanks for your witty jokes. And I will never forget your friendly attitude and great consideration to me. Hopefully, I would like to serve you again.(^o^)/ Best Regards Yuji A.

Scott Turner

Canada
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Tour: #255610, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park - A-bomb dome & Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 31/16

Yuji's attention to detail and willingness to deviate from the planned schedule all helped to make our tour the best one we have been on in Japan. We really enjoyed his narrative of the Hiroshima Peace Park and Miyajima Island. We learned so much about Japanese culture. We really enjoyed his traditional costume and flute playing. Yuji's tour service far exceeds the services of many professional tour companies and his fees are exceptional, well worth every yen and then some!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Scott Turner I am very glad to have a good review from you. I also have 18 years old daughter and 16 years son. Then I respect those who think of their family happiness first. I think that your kids learned something important about family to see the Peace Museum. I love my kids very much as you love your kids. We shared a very good time, If I could have a chance to visit Canada, I would like to see you again. Thank you, thank you very much.(^o^)/ Yuji A.