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
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 SmithUnited States
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
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!
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.
Kelly F.United States
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 ShannonNew Zealand
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.
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^)/
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. (^_−)−☆
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��
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 OtaHonolulu, HI, United States
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^)/
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review. I'm looking forward to seeing again ��
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Zinnia, thank you for your five stars for me. Maraming salamat (^o^)/
Corinne SladeUnited States
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
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.
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^)/、
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^)/
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^)/
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 SnowIsland Heights, NEW JERSEY, United States
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 KlaskoUnited States
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 FosterUnited States
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 HertzbergUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your 5 stars rating. I'm very glad to hear from you again. Please stay in touch. (^o^)/
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
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 BookerNew Zealand
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^)/
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^)/
Kung TsuUnited States
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.
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.