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


Allan Kaplan

Canada
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Tour: #475317, Hiroshima Express 5 Hours without lunch time, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 2/20

Yuji was excellent. He was knowledgeable about many different aspects of Japanese history and culture and welcomed questions not those only directly related to Hiroshima and Miyajima. He was personable, fun and energetic and made our tour thoroughly enjoyable. He went above and beyond what was expected. We highly recommend him. allan and cheryl

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Allan and Cheryl Thank you for your five stars review to me. I had a great time with you, you told me the world political situation with its background, so I could learn what’s going on now. So I came to consider we Japanese should get true information from some reliable sources. I much appreciate something great to have an opportunity to meet you.

Michael Kerry

Australia
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Tour: #475317, Hiroshima Express 5 Hours, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 17/19

Yuji A was very enthusiastic and good fun. He assisted us to get around Hiroshima quickly to see the main sights. He was, however, quite expensive and did not really add the value we had anticipated. Our lunch venue was very basic and he left us at the Peace Museum at the busiest time, so we were not able to contemplate the serious message which the museum represents. We were pleased we visited Hiroshima. Thank you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your considerate message for me to be a better guide. I realized that I’ve been so shallow and conceited. I’ll go to guide school again and study from the beginning. I much appreciate your honest review to me. But most of the guides in Japan are very excellent, hopefully you’ll get some of them and enjoy JAPAN more and more. Finally I apologize my poor guiding in Hiroshima.

Judy Champagne

Canada
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Tour: #259109, Shore Excursion: Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park & Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 16/19

Had a great day with Yuji - took us to many sites - professional & knowledgeable , would like to do a Japan bike tour with Yuji.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Judy Thank you for your joining my Hiroshima and Miyajima one day tour. We explored this area by streetcars while watching the ordinary life of Hiroshima citizens. On the island of Miyajima, we experienced the virtual reincarnation of Buddhism that has purification effect. So many happy things might be waiting us. I’ll see you again in my cycling tour.

Linda Thomas

Canada
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Tour: #475317, Hiroshima Express 5 Hours, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 18/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Linda Thank you for your 5 stars review to me. And surprisingly one day round trip between Tokyo and Hiroshima. In spite of 5 hours tour visiting two WORLD HERITAGES, Peace Park and Miyajima, you were able to be in time for your return Shinkasen to Shinagawa. I should say thank you for your cooperation and sorry for lots of shortcuts. (^ ^)

Charissa Kovin

United States
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Tour: #475317, Hiroshima Express 5 Hours, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 20/19

Yuji was a fantastic guide for our family of 5 (with 3 teens). He was patient and very informative. We really enjoyed our time with Yuji, and he went above and beyond what was asked of him. He provided excellent service and was easily understandable with very fluent English. Visiting Hiroshima with Yuji was one of our favorite experiences in Japan.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow, Kevin family, thanks so much for such a wonderful review. And I am so glad to learn that you enjoyed Hiroshima tour with me. It was also a fantastic day for me with your family. Yes, I am looking forward to seeing you again ————-(^_−)−☆

Cassie Tarbet

United States
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Tour: #475317, Hiroshima Express 5 Hours, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 2/19

My family and I had a wonderful time on the Hiroshima express tour with Yuji. He was very friendly and knowledgeable about not only the Miyajima shrine but also about the Peace Park, A-Bomb Dome, and events from WWII. It was a very emotional tour for us as Americans, but Yuji was a welcome smiling face. He answered all our questions honestly and made our experience very meaningful. I would highly recommend this tour if you're taking a day excursion to Hiroshima. Thank you, Yuji!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Cassie Thank you for your heartfelt message to me. Although We didn’t have enough time, we were able to experience the essence of Hiroshima nature and history, I think. Thanks for your corporation and understanding, I could carry out this short time tour smoothly. It’s my great pleasure that I could help you to know Hiroshima effectively and efficiently. Regards Yuji

Maureen S.

United States
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Tour: #475317, Hiroshima Express 5 Hours, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 22/19

Yuji was terrific. He met us at our ship and escorted us around Miya Jima, visiting the main and less-visited temples and shrines as well as several back streets. He explained what we were seeing, adding local information, and answered our questions. We had a great lunch at a small restaurant he recommended. Yuji understood what we wanted to see and we spent as much time as we wanted on the island. We then went to Hiroshima where we visited the important sites. He was funny, gracious, and informative

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Maureen Thank you for your nice review to me. We really had a happy time on the secret island of Miyajima. Experienced a small scale Buddhist pilgrimage, took photographs of unique Buddhist statues. And talked each other about how the nuclear weapons badly affected the citizens of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Again I much appreciate your consideration.

Kal Dulaimy

United States
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Tour: #475317, Hiroshima Express 5 Hours, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 17/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kal Thank you for your nice review to me. I had a great time with you. Only 5 hours, but I Was able to carry out this tour effectively and efficiently thanks to your cooperation. I’m looking forward to seeing you again.

Timothy Pettit

United States
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Tour: #475317, Hiroshima Express 5 Hours, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 8/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Timothy We were able to share happy times. Thank you for your consideration. If possible, I’d like to serve you again. Regards  Yuji 

Nancy Wolk

United States
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Tour: #475317, Hiroshima Express 5 Hours, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 5/19

Yuji was extremely knowledgeable and considerate as a guide. He checked in on our needs and priorities and ensured that we saw what was a priority for us. we would highly recommend him to others.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice review to me. It was a wonderful day, a little windy though. Talking with you while walking, it’s also fantastic time to me. Hopefully, we will have an opportunity to see again. Again I much appreciate your consideration.

Dorit Goldstein

United States
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Tour: #475317, Hiroshima Express 5 Hours, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 4/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dorit Thank you for your kind consideration. Hopefully I’d like to see you again. Regards Yuji

Anthony Weersing

Canada
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Tour: #475317, Hiroshima Express 5 Hours, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 19/19

Yuji is kind, really helpful and informative! He's communicated with us prior to our arrival and immediately followed through with some of our unusual requests! He's a real expert on Hiroshima and I highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Anthony Thank you for your nice review to me. I felt as if I had met an acquaintance from previous life. Something new seems waiting in our future. I much appreciate your frank attitude to me. Please keep in touch. Regards Yuji

Diana Sain

South Africa
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Tour: #475317, Hiroshima Express 5 Hours, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 14/19

Absolutely a 5* tour with a 5* guide - Yuji was informative and very interesting- we visited Miyajima Island, had a wonderful local meal - away from throngs of tourists, a walk off the busy streets to get an idea of daily life - and a tour of the shrine - and some shopping time then onto Memorial Park and the museum - we were given information and data - which was so valuable when we got there - Thank you Yuji, we look forward to coming back

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my first time to serve travelers from South Africa. Thank you very much for coming all the way. And I much appreciate your cooperation to carry out Hiroshima one day tour smoothly. I fully enjoyed nice communication and conversation with you under the early spring sun. Next time, I’ll prepare the other rabbit hole that take you to traditional Japanese wonderland. It’s my great pleasure to have such a nice review to me. Best Regards, Yuji.

Helen Manning

Canada
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Tour: Shrine island and the Peace Park, Hiroshima, Japan
Date: Oct 19/18

It was a wonderful trip ;very interesting, very informative, a good variety from the ferry ride to the island to the museum regarding the tragic A bomb. Our guide was excellent, very efficient, fun, flexible, helpful and friendly. I highly recommend Yuji.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Helen Thank you for your best review to me. What is most important for me is customers safety and satisfaction. It is me to say thank you for you all, because your group, helped each other anytime to be one. That made this tour successful. I was moved to hear the history of Japanese Canadian from you. In addition, your efforts to control the team, I much appreciate you. Hopefully I'd like to see you again. Regards Yuji

Lance Sheppard

New Zealand
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Tour: #475317, Hiroshima Express 5 Hours, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 9/18

As a family of 5 with 3 teenage boys Yuji was the perfect guide for us. He was knowledgable and his fun and energetic personality connected with our 3 sons who rated his tour one of the highlights of our trip through Japan. Yuji is a huge fan of Hiroshima Baseball team The Carps and we now have 3 Carps fans in the family, proudly wearing their new Carps jackets. Yuji went above and beyond to give us a true Japan experience during our tour and we highly recommend him to anyone going to Hiroshima.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lance Thank you for your purchase, the Carp jackets. I remember it was a fantastic day, clear and beautiful autumn day. At Hiroshima Castle, you enjoyed to wear Samurai helmet and garments. Funny sushi train lunch. I love New Zealand and it’s nice people like your family. I’ll see you again sometime and somewhere in NZ. I much appreciate your consideration. Regards Yuji

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.