Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Hiroshima-Miyajima-Japan by Tour Guide Michiru A. (Guide #25555)


Jeffrey Heywood

United States
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Tour: #405715, Two World Heritage Sites Private Tour in Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 21/19

Michi's English was good and her commentary enriching. She guided us swiftly through all the means of transportation, which would have been difficult, and slow, doing it on our own.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for choosing me as your guide in Hiroshima. I'm so pleased that we could enjoy our local taste 'Okonomiyaki' at a real local place. Hope we meet again at your country in mear future. With Lots of Love, Michi

Aykut Uren

United States
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Tour: #405699, Hiroshima Private City Tour (full day), Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 18/19

Very knowledgeable, very accommodating, fluent in English, highly recommend

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review. It was very nice to meet you! I worried about the weather but we were lucky to be able to avoid the heavy rain and enjoy the ‘Okonomiyaki’ cooking class. You were a really great cook! With Lots of Love, Michi

Keith I.

United States
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Tour: #405396, Hiroshima Private City Tour (half day), Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 26/19

Great tour. Filled in information when needed but was unobstrusive otherwise. Filled with information and got to see items that would not see on a normal tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Keith, Thank you for choosing me as your guide in Hiroshima. We cannot change the past, so Hiroshima people are working for the better future! Thank you again for sharing the Hiroshima history with me. With Lots of Love, Michi

Judith Davis

United States
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Tour: #405715, Two World Heritage Sites Private Tour in Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 7/19

Michi was very knowledgable and very comfortable to be with. She lead us through an amazing day. We highly recommend her and hope everyone can share her amazing stories. This is the person you want to introduce you to Hiroshima. Thank you so much Michi.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Judith, Thank you for your Hiroshima visit. It was truly nice to share time with you! Hope you enjoy rest of your trip! I’m waiting for your next visit after completing the repair of the Floating Torii gate in Miyajima. With Lots of Love, Michi

Derek Roberts

Malaysia
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Tour: #405744, Miyajima & Iwakuni Private Tour for Derek with Private car, Miyajima, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 10/19

Great trip. Grea5 guise and fwxible on our changing needs and what we wanted to see. Recommend

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Derek, Thank you for hiring me as your guide in Hiroshima & writing a wonderful review! When we had tours, it was the beginning of summer holiday. So we had some difficulties & changes, but I’m so pleased that you liked my tours. Hope you come back to Japan & find more charms! With Lots of Love, Michi

Brandon Pelsmaeker

United States
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Tour: #405715, Two World Heritage Sites Private Tour in Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 6/19

Michiru is an excellent guide, very passionate about sharing her knowledge about Hiroshima. Michiru took care of the all the arrangements and made sure I was happy the entire time, and made sure to cover the most important spots for culture and historical information. I highly recommend Michiru as your guide in Hiroshima

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Brandon, Thank you for taking your time to write such a great review. I really enjoyed sharing time with you in my hometown, Hiroshima. Hope you come back to see the brand-new floating tori gate after the Olympic games and find more charms of Hiroshima. With Lots of Love, Mivhi

Stephen Solomon

United Kingdom
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Tour: #405396, Hiroshima Private City Tour (half day), Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: May 14/19

Of course, a visit to Hiroshima's museum will be all engaging and emotive but I must add that Michuru's thoughtful context and pointers as delivered to our group of 3 during our time together made the visit special. She is extremely resourceful, too, and helped us focus on the appropriate shops which we needed to visit at the end of our time of our visit. Thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stephen, Thank you for your kind comments. It was great to meet you all and I enjoyed sharing time with you. I hope to see you and explore more attractions of Hiroshima. With Lots of Love, Michi

Joy N.

Kailua Kona, HI, United States
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Tour: #405715, Two World Heritage Sites Private Tour in Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: May 6/19

Michi's Miyajima/Hiroshima tour exceeded expectations at every turn. On Miyajima, she gave wonderful explanations of the history and significance of Itsukushima Shrine and the torii gate which seems to float on the water. At mid-day, an Okonomiyaki lunch - a delightful, unexpected treat! Maybe the best lunch of our trip! The afternoon brought emotional tears and a good deal of introspection as we toured the Peace Park and Museum followed by another lovely Japanese garden. Great job, Michi --- great job!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Joy, Thank you for your wonderful message, and visiting my hometown. It was a wonderful day, and we were very lucky; no heavy rain while we were outside, no long lines even during the long golden week. You might have brought a good fortune with you. Also, I’m pleased to hear that you have liked our local taste, Okonomiyaki. Next time you can join an Okonomiyaki cooking class! It is a quite fun! Hope to see you again. Mahalo, Michi

Gary Donovan

United States
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Tour: #405715, Two World Heritage Sites Private Tour in Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 30/19

I highly recommend Michiru for your next trip to Hiroshima. We had an unfortunate change in our schedule which cut our visit to Hiroshima in half. Michiru was wonderful to work with. She immediately took control of our schedule, rearranged a few things and managed to work 6 hours of sightseeing in to 4 hours. We could not have been happier with our tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Gary, Thank you for your warm message. Sorry for your sudden change. However, I’m happy to hear you enjoyed your Hiroshima short visit. Next time hope you discover more wonderful faces of Hiroshima and see you again. With Lots of Love, Michi

Amir Friedman

Israel
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Tour: #405396, Hiroshima Private City Tour (half day), Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 24/19

Michi was very flexible with my wife and I, and she was able to take us to all the places we wanted and also made great suggestions of what to do. She gave us excellent historical background and info which enhanced the tour, along with general info on Japan that helped a lot. Her English was very good and we communicated very well. Definitely we would recommend as a tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Amir, I had a great day with you, too! I'm glad that you chose Hiroshima as your destination to learn about history and I hope your coming back to Hiroshima to see the last messages of the victims in the peace museum. Also, I'm happy that you enjoyed Okonomi-yaki, our local taste very much. With Lots of Love, Michi

Joseph Stines

United States
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Tour: #405699, Hiroshima Private City Tour (full day), Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 18/19

George Douglas Watson

Canada
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Tour: #405744, Miyajima Private Tour (full day), Miyajima, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 6/19

We really enjoyed this tour with Michiru. She proved knowledgeable and a fine teacher. Relaxed and accommodating. Helped us with our other travel arrangements - a bonus on an entirely fun learning and experiential event.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your wonderful review. I’m pleased to share time with you. Hope you come back to Hiroshima and enjoy trekking in Miyajima. With Lots of Love, Michi

Mark Mundo

Auburn, WA, United States
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Tour: #405715, Two World Heritage Sites Private Tour in Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 3/19

Michi I very knowledgeable. The design of her tour was extremely logical and well thought out. We covered a lot of ground and learned much about Hiroshima and the culture. Miyajima island and the water shrine was absolutely fantastic. The walk through the peace park and all it has to see was perfect. Even the lunch she recommended was in perfect time and very tasty. Job well done.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your nice review and encouraging message. It was my great pleasure sharing your precious time. I’m so glad to hear you loved our soul food, Okonomiyaki! I enjoyed all the moment with. Hope to see you again. With Lots of Love, Michi

Gwen Matsunaga

United States
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Tour: #405753, Miyajima Private Tour (half day), Miyajima, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 23/19

Excellent just like the day before! Michi met us at our Hiroshima Hotel & accompanied us by bus & ferry to Miyajima Island. The tour was 5hr30min from hotel to mid afternoon. Once we arrived at Miyajima, our Ryokan met us at the ferry & took our luggage, allowing us to tour immediately with Michi. She shared info about the local residents as we walked thru the town & guided us thru Itsukushima Shrine, followed by another delicious lunch of Okonomiyaki w/Michi. Our family of 10 thought she was super!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Gwen & All! Thank you for your another wonderful review! You seemed you had a great time in Miyajima. Did you enjoy the view from Mt. Misen? I like the holly air of the island especially early in the morning. I'm a Hiroshima local, even though I like to stay overnight on the island. You will find another charms of the island if you come back other season. Hope you come back to Hiroshima to see me! I miss you all! With Lots of Love, Michi

Gwen Matsunaga

United States
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Tour: #405396, Hiroshima Private City Tour (half day) for Gwen including Origami Experience, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 22/19

Michi was excellent! I booked a halfday walking tour of the Hiroshima Museum & Hiroshima Orizuru Tower Origami experience for our family of 10 (incl granddaughters 4 & 2 yrs old). The Museum was very interesting & Michi provided a lot of addl insight from someone who's family lived thru the bombing. Michi didn't rush us in the museum, instead patiently guided us thru then explained the gardens as we walked. The origami experience was a fun place to visit w/Michi, her bus stop return info was helpful :)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Gwen & All! Thank you for your warm review! I'm so pleased to be a member of your big group. It was great to meet you and show you around my city, food etc. Did you see all the paper cranes from out side of the Tower? People leaves their cranes there for making wish to be a better world. I think this is a wonderful action. Now you know how to hold a paper crane, so let's donate your cranes to a monument in the peace park on your next visit. With Lots of Love, Michi

Michael Szalay

Australia
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Tour: #405396, Hiroshima Private City Tour (half day), Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 9/18

This is a great tour. Michi is very knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Michael, Thank you for your review. I'm happy to know you have satisfied my tour. It was nice to see you. Thank you again. Michi

Amanda Reiter

United States
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Tour: #405753, Miyajima & Okunoshima Private Tour for Amanda, Miyajima, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 17/18

Michi was an absolutely amazing tour guide!! She was super helpful and knowledgable, as well as a great friend to keep me company as I was alone on the trip. She knew everything so well and made my experience so easy and amazing. I highly recommend taking a tour with her-- you will not regret it ! :) Thanks so much again Michi you are the best!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Amanda, Thank you for your nice review. Everything went in a perfect timing. So we could enjoy wild animals, deer and bunnies in a day. I felt like travelling with my daughter. Hope you come back to Japan in a near future and let’s enjoy more Hiroshima attractions! With lots of love, Michi

Arlene Cohen

Canada
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Tour: #405715, Two World Heritage Sites Private Tour in Hiroshima for ArleneCohen by public transportation, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 8/18

Michi was a wonderful tour guide. Her English was great, and we learnt so much from her. We would totally recommend Michi.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Arlene, Thank you very much for joining my tour and giving me such a kind comment. It was a nice cruising day, and I myself enjoyed being with you! Thank you again. With Lots of Love, Michi

John Potts

Canada
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Tour: #405396, Hiroshima Private City Tour (half day), Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 24/18

Michi was an excellent guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice rating. Hope you enjoy rest of the journey! With lots of love, Michi

John Potts

Canada
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Tour: #405753, Miyajima Private Tour (half day), Miyajima, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 23/18

Michi was a wonderful guide taking us to places we would have otherwise missed

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your wonderful review! I had a good time with all of you. Please come back to Japan again and try more Japanese food & nature. With Lots of love, Michi

C. Tom K.

Canada
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Tour: #405699, Hiroshima Private City Tour (full day), Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 11/18

Excellent tour guide. English is excellent. Very hot day but we paced ourselves. Went to all the sites around bomb site. Then to peace museum but main building closed for renovations but lots to see in the smaller building. Then to Hiroshima castle and garden up the street. We also went to see exhibition in the basement of the Japan bank building. She helped us make our JR train reservations too. Thank you. Highly recommended guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Tom & Family, I highly appreciate your prompt review like this. Thanks to your kindness, I really had a great time with you and your family, although we had a very hot day. I hope that three girls stay cooperating with each other, like the story of the Hiroshima clan Mori. Hope you enjoy rest of your journey! Thanks again. With Lots of Love, Michi

Jan Lammens

Belgium
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Tour: #405715, Two World Heritage Sites Private Tour in Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 7/18

First of all , we would like to express our deep appreciation for the caring and support by Michiru , given to us during the exceptional weather conditions in Hiroshima area . Her information about railway schedules , weather forecasts , attention points , potentially interupted or disrupted services was of great value to us . Luckily the second day , the weather was ok, so Michiru took us on an excellent guided tour at Hiroshima & Miyajima Island . Kind regards Jan

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jan, I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that you have been impressed your stay in Japan. I was so much worried about the unusual weather, but good for us that we could have a tour in Hiroshima. I sincerely hope you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you! With a lot of love, Michi

Susan Biederman

United States
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Tour: #405396, Hiroshima Private City Tour (half day), Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: May 26/18

I wanted a very complete tour of Hiroshima and its unique history. Michy is a total expert. Her English is excellent. She is a charming and brilliant young woman. Her knowledge of Hiroshima history is amazing. She can answer any questions expertly. She knows all the important sights. I appreciated hearing a lot of personal stories. I also arranged for her to give us a special talk about the history. Our tour with Michy was extremely valuable and meaningful. HIGHLY HIGHLY recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Susan, Thank you very much for your review. It was a pleasant day for me to support your visit and able to share my ‘A-bomb story.’ We need to learn from history for a better future. Your deep understandings of the history & culture and your experiences encourage me a lot. Let’s make peace flowers in bloom! Next time I hope to share more stories on Hiroshima. With Lots of Love, Michi

Elizabeth Everitt

Canada
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Tour: #405699, Hiroshima Private City Tour (full day), Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 21/18

We had a lovely day with Michi, with a well planned itinerary. Michi went above and beyond her duties by helping us organize and purchase our Shinkansen travel to Tokyo the day after our tour. Our tour itself was excellent and matched the description on the site. Michi is a legacy speaker on the Hiroshima A bomb and we enjoyed the added time she proved for us on this topic. Quite a moving experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comment & rating, Elizabeth. Did you have a comfortable Shinkansen ride to Tokyo? I'm glad we could share a story of a survivor. Let’s make peace flowers bloom! All the best! Michi

John Hartnett

Ireland
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Tour: #405396, Hiroshima Private City Tour (half day), Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 13/18

Mie did an excellent job and I really enjoyed the tour.