James WaltonUnited Kingdom
If you are touring Hiroshima, then Rie should be your guide. Very informative, friendly and makes you feel comfortable to ask any questions. Very knowledgeable about both sections of the tour and goes at a pace which guarantees the best experience. Had a very nice traditional japanese oniyamaki lunch. The stand out part of my holiday to Japan so far. Thank you Rie.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, James! I am delighted to know that Hiroshima is one of your favorite places in Japan. I had a lot of fun working for you as you are a very good listener and your story about England was very intriguing! Enjoy the rest of your trip in Japan! Rie
LOVED Rie - she is such a fun, lovely and helpful guide. Her tour was wonderful, we learnt so much history and had a very enjoyable half day tour. I had hurt my ankle and she was very accommodating and suggested some alternate things we could do and see. We had a great coffee and conversation together and she answered all of our questions. Rie delivered us back to our hotel with a big smile. I would recommend her to anyone wanting a private tour in Hiroshima.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Courtney! It was great fun to be with you and Cam. Your story was very interesting. I like my job as I can meet people like you. It is very difficult to find a good coffee shop in Japan. I am waiting for you and Cam to come back to Hiroshima and open a coffee shop as we promised.
Christopher ElvinUnited Kingdom
Rie is an exceptional tour guide who is very knowledgeable about all aspects of life in and around Hiroshima. She tailored my experience combining my preferences with knowledge about what times are best to visit where to avoid long queues and crowds. Unlike group tours, Rie let me set the pace and we spent a long day together ensuring I saw all the best sights. If you feel adventurous, let her decide where to take lunch, you won't be disappointed and will eat like a true local
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Christopher! It was very interesting for me to know your good relationship with your local community. I wish I was your neighbor.... As I said, the paper crane you folded was amazingly beautiful! Have a good day in Hakone. Rie
Rie is a great guide! She is very kind nice and very sweet. We had a very good time with her explaining to us about hiroshima as her family was touched by the atomic bomb. Highly recommend her. Very good english!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your good review! I am very happy you chose to come to Hiroshima in your busy schedule. I had also a good time with you as all of you are so funny and interesting. Hope your friends will also like Hiroshima maple-leaf shaped cakes. Rie
Katelyn AllenUnited States
We did a full day Hiroshima and Miyajima Island tour with Rie, and she was amazing! We were in Asia for a two-week vacation and had nine private tour guides throughout our time, and Rie was the best one we had! She customized the tour to our preference, took us to an amazing and inexpensive spot for lunch (the best meal we had in Japan), and even helped us learn Japanese words and phrases. After our tour with Rie, we talked the rest of the trip about how we missed her, which is a sign of an amazing guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Katelyn! Strolling around Hiroshima with both of you was a lot of fun! Your curiosity is never ending. Getting along with naughty deer, eating Okonomiyaki in front of a giant hot plate, studying Japanese, etc. Please don’t forget how to count Japanese numbers. Itchy, knee, sun.... Rie
Great tour! Rie adapted to our family and provided a great day to all. Thanks
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback! I had a good time with all of you as you are a happy family. Please come back to Japan again and try more Japanese food;) Rie
Diane JensenUnited States
Rie was just FANTASTIC! Her English is excellent! She was very knowledgeable, kind, pleasant and funny! We enjoyed our time with her 100%! We were sad to be finished with our tour and have to leave her! We would wholeheartedly recommend Rie! I felt like we not only had a great guide but also made a new friend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Dian! Thank you for coming to hot, hot, hot Hirohima. I truly enjoyed myself with you as you are so enthusiastic about everything, especially getting knowledge about Japanese culture. I already miss you. Keep in touch! Rie
Simon CorfieldUnited Kingdom
Only an afternoon with Rie, but packed with the real culture of Japan. Very informative. Made sure we didn't get lost... :) Really enjoy ourselves indeed. Rie was a great guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for visiting Hiroshima. Hope you had a good day on August 6th, too. I won’t forget the enjoyable conversation with you and your family. I will definitely go to Borobudur Temple in the future! Rie