Matthew LeporeUnited States
Aiko have us a great tour of Hiroshima - exactly what we asked for. She is very nice and knowledgeable of the area and history of the city and events that happened here. We highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! It was great to see you and I enjoyed the tour with you too. Happy New Year and safe journey!
Linda ChungChattanooga, TN, United States
This was an exceptional private tour that not only provided great historical and cultural information but was an amazing experience! Our guide, Aiko, was very accommodating in getting our tickets and moving us swiftly through queues. Highlights included the Kintaikyo bridge, Miyajima, Itsukushima castle, and spectacular views of Iwakuni and Hiroshima. Our vegetarian lunch option at Sakuranochaya was extra special as it was beautiful like food art and very delicious. I highly recommend this tour and guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments! I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour and local foods. I had a great time with you too. Please give my best regards to your family!
Darrell S.Saratoga, CA, United States
We are a group of 11, and all felt that Aiko was one of the top guides that we have had in the many years of our travels. From the first contact to the end of our tour she was so organized, helpful, pleasant, informative, charming and accommodating. Experiencing the variety of public transportation to get to each site, she kept us all together and on time. Awesome day! Thank you, dear friend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind comments. I had a great day with you all too! Please give my best regards to your group members and I hope to see you again in the future.
Sidney F.93277, United States
Everything you can expect from a professional guide. She is well prepared,enthusiastic and sensitive to the needs of the group. She was able to change our itinerary on the fly when the weather(hot) and a medical issue came up. She is also knowledgeable and was able to communicate her information in an enjoyable fashion. Top of the line
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comments. I had a great day with you all and I hope you continue wonderful journey!
Richard AmsterUnited States
Aiko is a graceful, welcoming, organized and considerate guide. She arranged a multi-dimensional tour of Hiroshima mixed with different eras of history, and made it workable and fun for our group which had people from 9 to 87 in age. She knows the city extremely well, and offered us advice for other activities after our tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Richard. I enjoyed talking with you and your family during the tour. Thank you for visiting Hiroshima. Please give my best regards to your family.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Benjamin! It was nice to meet you two. Have a fun trip!
The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Peace Park are not uplifting experiences - they are all about the horror of the atom bomb. Aiko met us at the station and quietly took us to all the important places. The origami experience at the Orizuru tower was much more positive and Aiko was more lively then.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review. I appreciate you visited Hiroshima and took time to think of the victims. I hope you enjoy your stay on Miyajima Island. Have a safe journey!
Becky M.United States
Our family of 4 spent a fantastic day with Aiko! Aiko met us at the train station & we took a train & ferry to Miyajima & the beautiful Itsukushima Shrine. We walked through town & enjoyed a local maple leaf shaped pastry. We then traveled back to Hiroshima and enjoyed a regional dish, Hiroshima okonomiyaki, for lunch. We spent the afternoon visiting the A-Bomb Dome, Hiroshima Peace Park and Museum, and made origami cranes at Orizuru Tower which overlooks the bomb site. We highly recommend Aiko!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comment, Becky. I am glad that you enjoyed the tour. I hope you have a wonderful family trip and safe journey!
Liz FitchettNew Zealand
Fabulous guide who showed great empathy and understanding in explaining the significance of historical events in Hiroshima. We would thoroughly recommend Aiko as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comment. It was nice to meet you and talk with you during the tour. I hope you enjoy the rest of your trip.
Harvey FeldmanUnited States
Our tour with Aiko was delightful. We really got to see the highlights of Hiroshima and Miyajima island. She speaks English well and possesses a good fund of knowledge about her city and Japanese culture and history. She made sure that my wife, who uses a wheelchair, was able to see as much as possible on our tour. We can highly recommend Aiko.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for the review, Harvey. It was great meeting you both and I am glad that the tour went smoothly even though it was a busy holiday week.
Theresa VuUnited States
I was coming from Kyoto for my tour, Aiko was very helpful in providing clear instructions on how I can find her. As well as tips on securing a seat on the JR train. I went on my tour during Golden Week, with a new era in Japan. Due to the holiday and crowds, we were unable to visit Itsukushima shrine but still got a good view of the shrine from the outside parameters. Aiko was informative and good companion to go through the Peace Museum with.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comments, Theresa. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour. I hope you had a great time in Japan during the holiday week.
Aiko is the guide you always wanted to have! She organized the tour very well, knows a lot of things and tells them also. Very friendly and enthousiastic, cares about the people in her group, nothing is too much for her. A personal story in Hiroshima was very impressive. Whenever we come back to Hiroshima we definitively want to go with her again! She is just perfect. Erik and family, The Netherlands
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments. It was great to meet you all and I enjoyed our day together too. I hope to see you back in Hiroshima sometime.
Melissa FishmanUnited States
We had a fantastic day in Miyajima and Hiroshima. Aiko was a wonderful guide - very informative.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Melissa! I am glad you enjoyed visiting my city.
Bryan Steven TindallAustin, TEXAS, United States
Aiko is a great guide. Hiroshima is a special place. She did a great job of showing me the sights of Hiroshima and Miyajima. But, to me more importantly, she displayed the gentle spirit of the people there. A delicate beauty literally risen from the ashes. You couldn't do better.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bryan, Thank you very much for your kind words. I am delighted that you enjoyed my tour of Hiroshima. Best wishes, Aiko
Aiko made the half day tour in Hiroshima not only historically significant but also added a much lighter side by introducing us to the modern side of the city. She booked our voyage to the next city, which no longer required us to backtrack to the train station and cut our travel time by more than half. Everyone was grateful for that. She made our travel relaxing and stress free.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for such lovely comments Myra. It was great to spend some time with you all. I hope to see you again one day. Regards, Aiko
Aiko was an excellent guide. Her knowledge of present and old Hiroshima was outstanding. Nothing was too much trouble, including providing recommendations for the rest of our stay and options for restaurants. The day was well balanced between Miyajima, the Peace Park and associated A-bomb, and a lighter experience to end the day. Her own personal family connection and loss with the A-bomb further highlighted the impact all of Hiroshima felt and still experience today. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Andrew very much for your lovely comments. I am so glad you enjoyed my tour and I hope you will have a great time for the rest of the trip. Best regards, Aiko
Richard CrippsNew Zealand
We had a great day with Aiko. She passed on her knowledge of the area and it's history to us clearly. At the end of the tour she set us up with helpful information that set us up for the rest of our stay. I would recommend Aiko as your guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Richard and Helen! It was great to meet you and I am so glad you enjoyed your time in Hiroshima. Regards, Aiko