Great place and great guide. Yoshi was super kind and inisghtful, making our tour a memorable experience!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for visiting Hiroshima and thank you for sharing good time with me. I hope visiting Peace Park has inspired your daughter to study true history and I look forward to see her succeed in the field in the future. Arigatou gozaimashita.
Sanford KagaUnited States
Excellent tour guide!! Very knowledgeable of the area and the history. She was very passionate about the history and the present day information. I learned more about this place within this tour than I learned in high school!! Best of all, I think my family and I made a good friend! I definitely recommend Yoshimi to anyone. By the way, very good English!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for visiting Peace Park. You have a wonderful family and I really enjoyed being with you. I would love to visit Oahu again! I hope you enjoy your stay in Setagaya ku. Mahalo.
J. Daryl DodsonUnited States
Excellent in every way!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. You must come back to eat oysters!
Yoshi was a magnificent host. She spoke great English, was very knowledgeable and did not leave us until we boarded the train. We could not recommend her highly enough. A wonderful lady.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for visiting Peace Park and for sharing good time with me. You have a wonderful family and I really enjoyed doing the tour for you. Thank you.
Victoria NadileUnited States
Connie HetzlerUnited States
Yoshimi was an amazing guide for our tour of Hiroshima and Miyajima. She was very knowledgeable about the history of all events and we learned so much from her ! Seeing the museums and memorials in Hiroshima is a must see for anyone touring Japan and she is the perfect guide to explain the history and peace message. Miyajima was magical and she explained the history with perfection. We also enjoyed the Oriziru tower where we learned origami. She was so gracious ! I would highly recommend her !!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for sharing good time with me. You have a wonderful daughter and a wonderful family. I also learned a lot from you. I now would like to study about Civil War and Invasion of Normandy. Thank you!!
Jon EkdahlUnited States
Particularly enjoyed Yoshi's detailed explanation of Buddhaism (and Shintoism) in connection with an extensive tour of the Daisha-in temple. An unexpected treat was a small boat ride to and through the great "floating" Torii gate in front of the Itsukushima Shrine. Very experienced guide/interesting family.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for sharing good time with me. You brought a nice weather to Hiroshima. This is for your reference. The URL of Toraya sweets; https://www.tokyu-dept.co.jp/ec/l/1C274000000?mediaNo=29008&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=yahoo&utm_campaign=Seasonal Please enjoy your stay in Miyajima.
Yoshimi was a delight. Informative, pleasant and good company.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for visiting Hiroshima to learn about A-boming. I will continute to tell people history of Hiroshima. Thank you so much for sharing good time with me.
Nancy TyreeUnited States
Wonderful guide with excellent command of English met us at bullet train station upon our arrival from Osaka, where our ship docked. She took us to the atomic bomb museum and ground zero, giving some personal narrative along the way, as her parents' generation had experienced the explosion. I will never forget this, and I wish all the world could see what happened here. We also visited a beautiful garden and then had lunch in a tiny restaurant that we would never have found on our own.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for visiting Peace Park. Taking a train and shinkansen bullet train from the port to Hiroshima on your own must have been an adventure for you. I really appreciate it. May this world filled with love and peace ! Love, Yoshi
Charles LundUnited States
Yoshimi was a personable guide who provided a multifaceted tour experience which expanded my understanding of Japanese culture. The tour she provided of Miyajima Island included a dining experience at local restaurant for local cuisine and a cultural dance in the Kagura tradition. She incorporated Shinto and Buddhism history into the Miyajima Island experience. I enjoyed seeing the temples, pagodas, and shrines on this beautiful island. Her suggestions of sights to see the day before were very helpful
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for sharing good time with me. There are a lot more to see in Japan. Please come back to see Ritsurin Garden, Naoshima and Adachi museum. Thank you for visiting Hiroshima. Yoshi
Robert HullUnited States
Yoshimi was amazing! We've been on several tours and she was by far the best we've ever experienced! Thank you for such an amazing day in Hiroshima.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for sharing good time with me. Please come back again so that I can show you some other beautiful places in this area . I hope you enjoy your stay in Tokyo as well. Yoshi
We had a fantastic tour in Hiroshima with Yoshimi. She was very considerate to our needs and very good with our 2 children. Her knowledge of the areas we visited was excellent. We would recommend Yoshimi very much as a tour guide for Hiroshima.
Cristina Pereyra AlvarezMiami, FL, United States
Yoshi guided us to experience an incredible day visiting the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum & surroundings.It is heartbreaking and eye opening.The museum itself is beautiful and tastefully presents the timeline of events.She gave us insight into the lives of her family at that time.It was a meaningful story with a different perspective that touched us in a much more significant way.We saw the National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims & walked by the the Atomic Bomb Dome. A must do
Cristina Pereyra AlvarezMiami, FL, United States
Highly recommend.We had a great time visiting the Orizuru Tower. Our family made paper cranes helped by our guide. It's hard! We are very grateful that Yoshi shared some personal stories about Hiroshima shortly after 1945.She took us to a great local Okonomiyaki restaurant.Our kids very much enjoyed the evening.
We undertook a tour of Hiroshima and Miyajima yesterday with Yoshimi. She was Excellent!......her English was exemplary, her knowledge endless and her kindness unbounding. She kept us on time, making every moment worthwhile whilst not rushing us. We learnt and saw so much we would not have seen on our own. To anyone planning a trip to Hiroshima I would urge you to use the services of Yoshimi. You will not regret it
Laird LileUnited States
She was great! Just what we were looking for. She knows this area and lead us to see the things that were relevant, in a friendly and efficent manner. We were VERY pleased!!
Kev LaoronUnited States
I took a lot of tours to Japan and this was one of the best tours I've been on. Yoshimi was a very good tour guid. She was very knowledgeable and fun to talk to. we covered a good amount of things in a short time. If your going to visit Hiroshima you should book this tour guide for sure.
Yoshi was perfect! She speaks very good english and knows a lot about japanese culture and could explain us a lot of interesting things!
She has lot of knowledge about culture of Japan and etiquette. Great conversationalist. Her personal experience and insight about the life of Japanese and also the war made the tour better. We could not take full advantage of her itinerary due to rains, which she had warned us in advance of.
Dana StarnerUnited States
Great guide! We had 8 people and she designed a special tour just for our group. We covered both the Atomic bomb area and Miyajima. Wish we could have spent more time in Miyajima but were squeezing a lot into the one day we had in Hiroshima. Yoshi was very informative and put together a great day for us.
Nancy YamamotoUnited States
Yoshimi was an excellent tour guide. She picked us up at the bullet train station and accompanied us to the Hiroshima peace park/museum. She was knowledgeable about the area and offered personal stories. After the tour, she took us to a local restaurant for a Hiroshima Okonimiyaki lunch.
Sherri SmithUnited States
Yoshimi was a gracious, delightful hostess to her home town of Hiroshima. We spent the day visiting gardens, the castle, and Peace Park. Every step of the way, she illuminated the history of the spot and the people. A perfect introduction to a beautiful city.
Paul OchsnerUnited States
Yoshimi hosted my wife and I on a well paced tour of Hiroshima and the nearby island of Mirajima. She's a fluent English speaker making conversation easy. She is from the area and her personal stories adds a human touch to those horrific events. We had a great day and would highly recommend her to others.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for visiting Hiroshima and sharing the lovely day with me. I have learned a lot about dress code in the US. And I really enjoyed the conversations with you. Thank YOU. Yoshi
Heidi CanarelliHenderson, NV, United States
Yoshida was terrific!!!! She was a charming, well spoken knowledgeable young lady. She made our day a complete pleasure. We ran into a problem by leaving something behind. Yoshi went above and beyond to recover our left behind items. We can't even think of enough superlatives to describe this lovely lady. We left Hiroshima with a true appreciation of this charming city because of Yoshi.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was the most unforgettable tour for me, since it was my first experience to deal with that kind of things. But you left them on the perfect place! On the sacred island! Thank you, gods and goddessess. And thank YOU for the lovely day.
My husband and I had an excellent tour today with Yoshimi, her English, her knowledge of the places we visited and organisation could not be faulted. We would highly recommend her for tours of Hiroshima, thank you Yoshi for a wonderful day you are a gem.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for sharing good time with me. I was really happy to have a beautiful couple with me today. You were just like spiders walking on the wall when you tossed your paper cranes. It was one of the unforgettable memories for me as well. I can't thank you enough. Please enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan.(With a 90 degree bow.) Yoshi
Shirley SantosUnited States
Yoshimi is amazing. She customized our tour and enjoyed it very much. Very knowledgable and accommodating of our schedule. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Shirley, How are you doing? Thank you for the review. I really enjoyed the time with you here in Hiroshima. Thank you so much. Yoshi
Minerva Diane SuarezUnited States
My tour guide Yoshimi was amazing. I was so looking forward to a fabulous tour. Yoshimi delivered that and much more. She was very informative and professional yet so friendly, like a long lost friend. My new friend from across the world. I will never forget the beauty she shared. She represented ToursByLocals extremely well. I will certainly recommend her and ToursByLocals to others.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Diane. It was a special tour for me,too. I have learned a lot from you. I am also so glad to have a new friend in the US. I look forward to see you again. Yoshimi
Gert KrugerSouth Africa
Yoshimi speaks excellent English and is very knowledgeable about history, but also general affairs in Japan. She is highly recommended as a tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Gert. It was fun eating Ramen with you. Please come back to Hiroshima with your wife and kids in the near future. Again many thanks for sharing good time with me. Yoshimi
Absolutely wonderful day with Yoshi. Saw and experienced so much we'd never have done on our own. Yoshi is a fantastic guide - highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank YOU for sharing good time with me. Good luck with your marathons in Fukuchiyama and Kawaguchi lake! I hope you enjoy the river cruise in Kyoto and nice view in Mt.Fuji. Please come back to visit Naoshima someday. Good luck with Crag'study of physiotherapy at university!!
Bradley MyersUnited States
Kate EllisonUnited Kingdom
Yoshima was a wonderful guide. Warm, friendly and full of information. We had a local lunch followed by a great afternoon on Miyajima. Thank you so much Yoshi.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank YOU for sharing good time with me. I really enjoyed visiting the shrine and the Buddinst temple with you. Since all of you are British, I felt as if I was in the UK because of your Queens English. I will remember that Isabelle mentioned about the mosquito sound at the ferry boat pier for ever. Thank you very much again and please say hello to everyone!
Philip CoulsonUnited States
Wonderful time with one of the best guides we have ever booked with TBL. Would book again and send all our friends her way. I cannot recommend her highly enough! We had a fantastic day. Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for the rating. And thank YOU for telling me about THAT spot! I really enjoyed the conversations with you. Please sharpen your knife on a grind stone regularly so its sharpness lasts forever. I hope your daughters also visit Hiroshima with their families some day. Please take care of yourself and have a nice life with your adorable dog. Yoshi
What makes this tour special is the guide. In this case Yoshi was unbelievable, she is from Hiroshima yet she is well travelled and her English is the best I have encountered. Yoshi puts a personal touch to the story of Hiroshima, and she has the ability to glide through the throngs of other people in a manner that takes away all of the usual stress of being in a busy tourist area. I recommend the tour to anyone wishing to experience Hiroshima.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank YOU so much for sharing good time with me. I really enjoyed the conversation with both of you. I have learned a lot about Australia. You will remember this hot weather, moving from a shade to a shade, folding beautiful paper cranes that are much nicer than the Obama’s, visiting two Okonomiyaki shops and finally we were able to eat one in Miyajima. Oh! And helping out deer from eating paper bags!! Thank you very much for everything. Let me conclude this with my 90 degree bowing. Arigatou gozaimashita