Hugh

Local Guide
(41) Reviews
US$ 37 Hourly rate
RICHARD CHAIS RICHARD United States ( Friends )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Guided Tour in Hiroshima, Japan ”

Our November 2019 guided tour in Hiroshima was a truly unique and memorable experience. We were on a Viking ocean cruise and used the standard ship’s tour on the first port day to visit the typical tourist sites (the Peace Park, etc.). We then had Hugh as a private guide on the second day. Unlike other native Japanese tour guides, communication was a breeze as Hugh is a native Australian. But Hugh also was fluent in Japanese. What was especially delightful was that Hugh first took us to a fabulous shrine complex that was well off of the beaten path. In fact, Hugh was just a bit upset that there were a handful of other tourist as he thought of the site as more his private respite. A standard feature of the entire day was Hugh’s ability to inform us about both the history of the sites we visited and, perhaps more importantly, Japanese cultural aspects. We left the tour with an enhanced and very insight understanding of how the Japanese think and act. And I would be remiss if not mentioning our lunch. We ask Hugh to pick a restaurant for a more traditional meal. We ended up a local establishment where, after passing through an outdoor seating area with a waterfall view and locals cooking their food, we sat down inside on stools. Speaking Japanese, Hugh was able to explain the dishes and order for all of us. This was truly a memorable meal! In case it is not obvious from the above, we highly recommend selecting Hugh on a future tour.

Private Tours

A Canny Day in Hiroshima

(41) Reviews
by Hugh
The overall plan for a day in Hiroshima: Join me on a very memorable stroll through the history and culture of the "shrine island", designated one of the ...
7h US$ 290 up to 8 people

A Chauffeur Driven Tour: Hiroshima Mitaki Temple, Sushi, Lan...

(41) Reviews
by Hugh
Peaceful MItaki Temple, then sushi en route to the famed landmark Kintai Bridge, the elegant, wooden bridge of five bold arches spanning massive stone pill...
8h US$ 328

Okayama and Kurashiki

(41) Reviews
by Hugh
A day tour including visit a to Okayama castle (where you might like to try your hand at making a ceramic or put on a kimono) and the elegant Korakuen gard...
8h US$ 300 up to 15 people

Craft Beer Fest and Tavern Crawl Hiroshima

(41) Reviews
by Hugh
We will navigate a 3-hour stroll through the back streets of the entertainment district of Hiroshima trying excellent craft beers and sake and stopping off...
3h US$ 112 per person

SAIJO SAKE TOWN (SAKAGURA) TOUR

(41) Reviews
by Hugh
Sakagura refers to the grouping of breweries in a particular district. The word sake by itself is a generic term for alcohol and so Japanese sake refers to...
3h US$ 112 per person