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CHIZURU

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(57) Reviews
US$ 36 Hourly rate
Reviews ( 57 )
Paula Paula United States
Excellent
1 month ago

“ We loved our Naoshima tour with Chizuru! ”

My sister and I recently had the good fortune to take a tour of Naoshima with Chizuru. What a wonderful day we had! Chizuru met us promptly at the ferry dock in the morning and whisked us away on an art adventure. She took us to several Art House Project sites in the Honmura district, the Ando Museum, Chichu Art Museum, the Benesse House Museum, outdoor artworks including the Yayoi Kusama yellow pumpkin, and the Naoshima Bath I Love YU. There's just no way we would have been able to navigate that many locations and time it all properly without Chizuru's help. Chizuru is so knowledgeable about Naoshima art and shared so much with us. We really appreciated her generosity, kindness, humor and all of the ways she helped make the day seamless and fun. She rearranged her schedule to meet us... read more

CHIZURU:

Hi Paula, Thank you so much for your wonderful tour review. I’m glad and appreciate to receive that. You also gave me a fortune to be able to join a part of your special trip with your younger sister. I really enjoyed spending a lot of time talking with two of you. I wish you your health and happiness in the future. Warmest thought for Christmas and a Happy New Year! Chizuru

Molly Molly United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Great day with Chizuru ”

We had a wonderful day in Mia Jima and Hiroshima with Chizuru. Her English is excellent and she arranged our tour in a very thoughtful and convenient way, so that we could see as much as possible in the short time we had available. She even was able to take us on a high-speed boat from Miyajima Island to the Hiroshima peace park to save time. We were interested in a particular local dish, and she found a lovely restaurant for us, and ordered the food so that we had a fantastic meal. We particularly appreciated the way she showed us the peace park – her explanations were very thorough, heartfelt, and sensitive. It was a wonderful day and I highly recommend Chizuru as a guide!

CHIZURU:

Dear Molly, thank you for your tour review with a high evaluation and a lot of complements. I’m so glad to receive it and really appreciate it. Thanks to your cooperation, everything went smoothly in the limited time. I also enjoyed the tour with all of you. Thank you so much and I wish your health and happiness. Chizuru

Bee-Lee Bee-Lee United States ( Family )
Very Good
2 months ago

“ Itsukushima Private Tour ”

We had hired Chizuru in Hiroshima because of my mother-in-law who has knee problems, and could not take the tours provided by the cruise company. Without surprise, Chizuru was like the previous reviews, an experience tour guide who has extensive knowledge of the island and the shrine. My family is very pleased with her service.

CHIZURU:

Hi, Bee-Lee, thank you for your tour review with complements. I'm glad to receive it. You were traveling with parents-in law. You supported them a lot. I believe they must have been very happy to have a wonderful time with you. I also enjoyed traveling with your family. Thank you for sharing a good time. Chizuru

avi Avi Israel ( Family )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ You must visit Naoshima for art. Chizuru is a great guide to lead you in a tight timetable ”

The transportation in a day tour to one of the most important art center in Japan is not obvious. There is one taxi in the island, Ten vessels goes daily from Takamatsu and if you miss them or the local bus your trip to Naoshima will be absolutely not effective. We hired Chizuru and everything went smooth. We visited many interesting unique and hidden spots. Chizuru followed our priorities and offered unknown places from her experience. Lots of photo oppertunities and never missed any transportation mode. She has vast knowledge regarding the island and the art pcs. and artists. So we enjoyed very much her guidance during our day trip to Naoshima and hope to hire her again in the future.

CHIZURU:

Hi Avi Thank you so much for your tour review. I was surprised and very impressed by your comments because you recognized everything within a few hours that I always keep in mind such as the route, the transportation, the artworks, the artists and so on. I noticed that you were appreciating artworks and taking pictures of them quietly. Now I know that you are used to travel and have a sharp sense to recognize surrounding situation. I’m very grateful your complements. Thank you again. Chizuru

Jenny Jenny United States
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Best way to do Naoshima ”

Chizuru is a great guide. She took care of all the logistics so all I had to do was show up. She had a lot of knowledge of the island and it’s art projects. She pointed out details and things that I wouldn’t notice or see on my own. I’m really happy I decided to get a guide for the day. I couldn’t have seen or learned as much as I did without her help. Plus she’s very friendly!

CHIZURU:

Hi Jenny, thank you for the tour review with a high evaluation. I also had a wonderful day with you. You are so lucky because of a nice weather and less crowded sites. We could go to the most art sites including an artistic shrine building on the top of the hill. It is often deleted because it takes time to go. I’m glad to know that you enjoyed the tour. Lastly, thank you for a mail with a picture. Arigatou!

John John United States ( Solo )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ What a wonderful day! ”

Visited Naoshima during the Setouchi Triennale with her. Not an easy visit, train to port, ferry to the island and bus ride to the sites. One of the museums she had us get tickets before our tour and we're glad we did because it was sold out. Very personable, good command of English and very knowledgeable about the sites and various works of art. Made the art pieces come alive! Arigato Chizuru

CHIZURU:

Hi John san, thank you so much for the wonderful time with two of you. I appreciated that you allowed my friends to join the tour. They were very grateful for your acceptance. Weather was nice and everything went smoothly even though the art festival is held. I'm happy to know that you love Japan so much. I hope you will enjoy the next visit to Japan. Chizuru

Yaron Yaron Israel ( Family )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ A thousand thanks for Chizuru! ”

Chizuru was everything we could ask for. Seriously one of the best tour guides I have experienced in my life. First of all, due to an approaching typhoon, Chizuru was able to guide us a day before our scheduled itinerary, on a very short notice. She took us everywhere we wanted, knew when should we rush and when we could enjoy the moments during the tour. She also has great English and thorough knowledge about Japan in general and Naoshima in particular. This made our tour day a perfect day, and we were able to experience and enjoy all of the attractions on the Naoshima island on single day. I wish Chizuru to anyone which comes to the island. Thank you Chizuru!

CHIZURU:

Hi Yaron, thank you for your review with lots of complement. I also appreciate your prompt decision for changing the tour date. Everything went so smoothly despite the change of schedule. I'm glad to know that you could go to Teshima and enjoyed several artworks there including " Teshima Art Museum" which is totally different from the ordinary museums. I hope that you will enjoy the rest of your vacation and I'm looking forward to receiving pictures you took during the tour. Thank you for wonderful time with you, your mom, and Deganit! Chizuru

Carlo Carlo Mexico ( Couple )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Naoshima at ir? best ”

We had an incredible visit to Naoshima with Chizuru, who knows the island very well and the places to visit. We had limited time but because of her knowledge of the museums and other sites, she made the most of our visit avoiding crowds. Great guide!!

CHIZURU:

Hi Carlo, thank you so much for the quick tour review with lots of complements. Yes, everything went so smoothly in spite of the weekend and the opening day of the fall session of Setouchi Triennale We could appreciate the artworks in the main museums and several outdoor artworks as much as possible. Unfortunately you could't see the art-house projects in the residence area. I hope you will visit the art island again with your children. Hope to see you soon. Chizuru

linda Linda United States ( Friends )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Great guide ”

Chizuru Delivered on everything that she said she would do for the day. Was on time and was super efficient and friendly and knowledgeable. Would certainly recommend her again

CHIZURU:

Hi Linda, thank you for your tour review with a high evaluation. What a wonderful day I could have with powerful four ladies! I was always worried if I could meet with at the cruise port because of no Wi-Fi on the ship. I was relieved when you found the signboard I carried. Thanks to your cooperation, everything went smoothly. Delicious Okonomi-yaki lunch, the fantastic view of Seto inland sea and many islands from the high-speed boat. I was happy to see that all of you were enjoying the tour very much like young girls. Thank you!

Frederick Frederick United States ( Family )
Very Good
4 months ago

“ Good full day ”

Good day despite rain. Chizuru met us at our ship in the port with a taxi. Toured Peace Park and A bomb dome and Museum. Raining hard so could not see all the memorials. A highlight was the lunch she guided us to on Miyajima Island. It was a Japanese “pancake”, crepes with cabbage, pork, oysters and egg filling. Fun to watch it be prepared, Good English speaking guide.

CHIZURU:

Hi Fredrick, thank you for the tour review. Though the heavy rain fell for a while, the weather wasn't so bad on that day. Thanks to few tourists in both places, everything went smoothly. I appreciate that you took a through look at the exhibition of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. I would be happy if you could tell people around you the heartfelt wish of the world peace of Hiroshima. Thank you! Chizuru

Regina Regina Singapore ( Solo )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ An enjoyable day trip ”

I commend Chizuru-san’s caring attitude and professionalism. She is knowledgeable and observant. She is also quick in checking information for me, and great in managing timing to ensure the full day trip is smooth. I enjoyed the conversation with Chizuru-san, and look forward the next trip to engage her service again!

CHIZURU:

Hi Regina, thank you for your tour review. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour so much and the peach picking. You came to Okayama in the best season of peach picking. (Then September is the best season for grape picking.) Okayama is called "Fruit Kingdom"! I hope you will enjoy that next. I'm looking forward to seeing you again. Thank you. Chizuru

Scott Scott Hong Kong ( Couple )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Best Guide In Naoshima! ”

We had a great time going around with Chizuru. She was helpful from the start, helping me plan everything to make sure we have a great experience. She was also incredibly flexible when needed and was a great host to the Islands. We highly recommend her to anyone wanting a kind, friendly and attentive guide!

CHIZURU:

Hi Scott, I appreciate your tour review with a high evaluation. I had a wonderful time with you and your wife, Yan for two days. The weather was nice for both days. I relieved that everything went so smoothly though there were lots of people because of the international art festival. I wish you the happiness of your family. Chizuru

Alisa Alisa Canada ( Family with kids )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Naoshima Island ”

Chizuru was a great guide for my daughter and myself on a day trip to Naoshima Island. The logistics of getting to Naoshima and then getting around the island via busses were more than I wanted to plan, particularly with a child in tow, so it was great to be able to just relax and let someone guide us. She was also quite knowledgeable with respect to the art/architecture that we saw. I’d definitely recommend Chizuru as a guide.

CHIZURU:

Hi Alisa, thank you very much for the tour review with a high evaluation. I appreciate that. I really enjoyed the tour with you and your daughter. She was very nice and seemed to get used to traveling abroad. My daughter is already grown-up, so I really enjoyed the time with a child like you daughter. Thank you for coming all the way to Naoshima and I hope you will come to Japan again. Thank you. Chizuru

Kathryn Kathryn Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Hiroshima one day guide ”

We met Chizuru promptly at 9.30 am in our hotel lobby. Our day was well organised and the timing of our visits to The Peace Museum and Miyajuma were not hurried. Chizuru speaks excellent English and is very knowledgeable. She went out of her way to help us buy some items in the supermarket after our trip. We thank her very much and would recommend Chizuru as a guide. J and K

CHIZURU:

Hi Kathryn, thank you for the tour review with a high evaluation. I’m very happy to receive it and glad to know that you enjoyed the tour very much. That was the most perfect day for sightseeing. It was a little cloudy day. The temperature was not so high. We enjoyed walking. And any sightseeing spots were not so crowded. Everything went so smoothly. So we could add one more spot. That is a beautiful Japanese style “Migratory garden, Shukkeien” That garden is a place to rest and relax for the people of Hiroshima. I’m glad to see you enjoy one of Hiroshima specialties, Okonomiyaki. Thank you for the wonderful time with you. Chizuru

Carl Carl Japan ( Couple )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Thanks for great tour ”

Thanks for great tour of Naoshima. Your preparation was excellent, and we enjoyed a very smooth, fun tour!

CHIZURU:

Hi Sandra and Jason, thank you for the tour review with a high evaluation. I'm happy to receive it and glad to know that you enjoyed the contemporary art island very much. That day was nice for sightseeing. We were very lucky. Every spot was not so crowded. Everything went so smoothly as planned. You are a very nice couple. I really enjoyed the tour, too. Thank you for the wonderful time with you. Chizuru

Steven Steven United States ( Family )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ One day trip to Naoshima from Kyoto on May 28th, 2019 ”

Chizuru was an excellent guide, and she did an outstanding job helping us move quickly and comfortably to and from Naoshima Island by way of the Okayama Train Station, where she met our family on the morning of our day trip from Kyoto. We are a family of three adults, and we only had one day available to see Naoshima. She sheparded us from Okayama to Uno Station, then the ferry to and from the Island. We covered the Chichu Art Museum, the Benesse House Art Collection and the Art District in Honmura. We had lunch at the cafe in the Benesse House. Chizuru was very knowledgeable about the various art collections as well as the outdoor art installations and the history of the island. Her English language skills were excellent, and her friendly and kind demeanor made the trip with her very enjo... read more

CHIZURU:

Hi Steven, thank you very much for the tour review with lots of complement. I'm happy to receive it. I had a great time with your family. Before the tour you wrote me many times to inform me of your preference and requests. That helped me make plans and look for a restaurant for dinner and so on. I was impressed by your son. He is knowledgeable about the art and artists. I felt happy when I saw your son find and be excited about some artworks by the artists he knows. I appreciate that you spent some time at “ Izakaya” in Okayama and enjoyed the special products of Okayama after the tour. They are “Sawara, Spanish mackerel” and “Hiruzen Yakisoba, noodles baked on the hot iron plate”, which won the Grand Prize in B-class gourmet competition. I believe you enjoyed the whole day in Naoshima an... read more

sandi Sandi Canada ( Couple )
Very Good
7 months ago

“ Great day in Hiroshima & Miyajima ”

Chizuru met us at our cruise port and took us to the beautiful Miyajima and then Hiroshima. There was a little confusion at the port on the ships end and she managed to adapt our schedule and we fit everything in that we wanted to see!! Chizuru was very knowledgeable and her English was excellent. It started to rain quite hard while at Peace Memorial Park and she managed to quickly show us the highlights!! Much appreciated by a few with no coats or umbrellas!!! We had a a great day!!

CHIZURU:

Hi Sandi, thank you for the tour review. I'm glad to know that you enjoyed the tour of two World Heritage sites in Hiroshima though unfortunately the weather was not so good. I was also happy to have a very enjoyable time. Thank you for sharing a wonderful time with you.

Patricia Patricia United States ( Couple )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ Great 2 days on the Art Islands ”

Chizuru did an outstanding job coordinating my 2 nights/3 day stay in Naoshima. She sent me a detailed daily itinerary with the times for the trains and ferries. I took the Shinkanzen to Okayama and then she met me and to save time hired a taxi to take us to the port of Uno. Took the ferry to Naoshima. The Benesse shuttle took my luggage to the hotel and we started touring right away. She had purchased tickets to the Chichu museum ahead of time so we lost no time. Then we did the Art House Project area. Took the shuttle back to the Museum Hotel where she went over some of the highlights and told me I could see more of it when I stayed there the 2nd night. Then we walked to the Park hotel seeing some of the art work along the way. The 2nd day we took the ferry to Teshima and had a... read more

CHIZURU:

Hi Patricia, thank you so much for your detailed tour review. That is very nice. Your review contains a lot of information about the museums in both islands Naoshima and Teshima, the art project and transportation.They will help future visitors make their tour plan. Thanks to the private transportation, we were able to use the time very effectively. Weather was nice and everything went smoothly even though the art festival is held. Thank you for a wonderful time I spent with you. I believe you are having a good time traveling around the southern part of Japan and will enjoy the northern part of Japan. Though it is still in May, but summer seems to have already started. The temperature is getting very high. Please take moisture well so as not to get heat stroke. Take care and enjoy yoursel... read more

Denis Denis United Kingdom ( Friends )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ Chizuru - review ”

We couldn’t recommend Chizuru more highly. She was knowledgeable, fun, flexible and definitely ensured that we enjoyed our two days in Okayama to the full.

CHIZURU:

Dear Denis, thank you for your review with a high evaluation. I really enjoyed the tour with your group. I was so happy to spend wonderful time with you because you were always cheerful and energetic and tried to entertain us. The two day tour ended in a short time. I hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan. Thank you Denis.

Paul Paul Japan
Excellent
8 months ago

“ Hiroshimaa Peace Memorials and Museum /Miyajima ”

A marvellous guide ! Met her on time and she guided us to our sites effortlessly on multiple modes of transportation. Very knowledgeable about our destinations and passionate about their past and significance to the area and Japan Enjoyed a unique and delicious local lunch and the pace of the day was spot on landing at our hotel exactly on time . We woul highly reccomend Chizuru to any future visitors to Hiroshima or other surrounding cities. We count ourselves very lucky indeed to have shared our only day in Hiroshima with her Paul and Sam Tamaki

CHIZURU:

Hi Paul, thank you for your quick review. I appreciate the high evaluation and lots of complements. The tour with you and Sam will be one of the most memorable days of my tour in Hiroshima thanks to both the visiting date, exactly the next day of Super Golden Week and the beautiful weather. There weren’t many tourist in the both sites which are Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Miyajima. I can hardly see such a wonderful view from the top of the mountain, “Mt. Misen”. The uphill to the rope-way stand was hard but it was worth trying. I’m happy I could help you have a wonderful day and make your visit Hiroshima memorable. Thank you Paul and Sam.

Mary Mary United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ Superb Guide ”

We arranged a day tour of Naoshima art island with Chizuru from Azamara Quest, which docked at Takamatsu. Chizuru is charming lady, superb tour guide and speaks excellent English. It was easy to detail our day via the Triplelights website beforehand. She met us on the island having given us clear instructions on which ferry to take as she came from elsewhere. We saw far more in Naoshima than we would have done on our own or on a ship’s tour. Chizuru knew the time of all the buses and location of all the stops and could also guide us to all the key sculptures and art houses tucked all around the island quickly. She also advised us to book tickets for the ChiChu Museum (one of the highlights) months earlier and advised us on the best time slot. (On the day we were there it was fully ... read more

CHIZURU:

Hi Mary, Thank you for your tour review. I appreciate your message with lots of complement and the high evaluation. you visited the island at the best timing, just before the art festival starts. There weren't so many people. So we could see all Art House Project. That is often impossible under the limited time. I'm glad to help you make one of the good memories of your visit to Japan. Thank you Mary!

Liz Liz United Kingdom ( Family )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ An immersive day incorporating two very different experiences ”

She was excellent at organising where to go and how this should be undertaken. We used four different modes of transport, which included train, ferry, taxi, street car and shuttle bus. She was knowledgeable about time tables and modes of transport to maximise the experiences. We were able to ask extensive questions to aid our experience. She was obviously experienced and ensured that had a fulfilling itinerary with contrasting traditions. Would recommend.

CHIZURU:

Hi Liz, Thank you very much for the review of the tour in Hiroshima with a high evaluation and lots of complements. This moment is when I feel the happiest as a guide. I felt uneasy at the beginning of the tour because we were waiting in separate places. I was at the cruise ship port. You were at the train station. Thanks to your phone call, we were able to meet each other. After that everything went so smoothly. I could spend a great time with two of you. Thank you!

Heenal Heenal United States ( Friends )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ Lovely Tour with Chizuru ”

We went on a day tour of Naoshima and Chizuru's knowledge helped us get quickly around and explore the island in the best way possible. She was very friendly and helpful and lovely to spend time with.

CHIZURU:

Hi Heenal, thank you very much for your tour review with a high evaluation. I’m glad to receive it. The day on the island was perfect! Weather was very nice to walk around. The sights were not so crowded. Everything went so smoothly. Thank very much for giving me an opportunity to spend wonderful time with two of you.

Kevin Kevin Australia ( Friends )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ Fantastic lady and a great guide ”

I had a small group of 7 people, all well travelled and looking for satisfaction in every aspect on a visit to Hiroshima where Chizuro San led us beautifully. Her personality as well as her knowledge of the area was amazing. She very kindly helped me with advance hotel arrangements which need a change I could not manage myself. I just wish she could have led us on the complete trip of Japan.

CHIZURU:

Hi Kevin, thank you for the tour review with the high evaluation and lots of complements. I appreciate it. I'm glad I could help Judy find the portrait and the profile of her friend’s sister who past away as a result of Atomic bombing at the research library in “Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims”. During lunch time, we enjoyed “Okonomiyaki”, most popular local food in Hiroshima, at the Teppan-Yaki restaurant which the taxi driver recommended. I ate Okonomiyaki many times so far, but the Okonomiyaki in that restaurant was the number one!!!

Richard Richard United States ( Couple )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ Chizuru is a wonderful guide, who worked tirelessly both before and during the tour to enhance our experiences ”

Chizuru spent a lot of time before our tour trying to find and organize some specific requests we had for our special hobby interests. Chizuru knows how to fade into the background when you are happily occupied ,but to step forward immediately when you have need for her. She was very solicitous of my bad knee, always pointing out a ramp, elevator, to aid me. Finally, Chizuru is friendly and charming to be with. Her English speaking ability is good, you will be able to understand her. I highly recommend Chizuru, the time you spend with her will be one of the highlights of your Japanese trip

CHIZURU:

Hi Richard, thank you so much for your review with a high evaluation and lots of complements. I’m very happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour. You will be one of my forgettable customers because of a huge number of e-mails we exchanged, more than 50 times. What I’m most sorry to say is that I couldn’t make one of your wishes come true, MT factory tour. I wonder how many or much “Japanese paper and Washi tape” Zia bought. I hope she will make a lot of wonderful works by using them.

JD JD United States ( Friends )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ Great tour ”

We had a great tour with Chizuru. She was very knowledgeable about where to go, how to get there and what we saw. The tour was a highlight of our trip. Thank you.

CHIZURU:

Hi JD, thank you very much for your quick review with the high evaluation for the tour. It was Sunday and in the middle of Spring break of Japanese school students. I was worried that the museums would be very crowded. But fortunately, we could see paintings and experience unique art projects without waiting for a long time. The tour went very smoothly. Thank you for your cooperation and I appreciate the wonderful time you shared with me. Thank you JD & Damon

Karen Karen Canada ( Family with kids )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ A day to reflect on history ”

Chizuru was a great guide and I would recommend her. She met us at the train station and walked us to our hotel to drop off our luggage, which was very nice and helpful. Chizuru was very informative and navigated our way through several locations very easily. Chizuru explained the history of the bombing and gave us historical facts all throughout the bomb site, museum and children's monument. It was a good experience to reflect on the history of nuclear war. Next we went to Miyajima which was also excellent. I would highly recommend visiting both sites in the same day. We did NOT feel rushed, and it was a great day. Thank you Chizuru!!!

CHIZURU:

Dear Karen, Thank you very much for your highly evaluation with a lot of complement. I'm very happy to receive it. Though the starting time was a little late, everything went well including the weather. I'm very glad to meet a nice family like you. I appreciate that I could have a pleasant time with you. Thank you Karen!

Debbie Debbie United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Port day in Hiroshima ”

From the first time I contacted Chizuru she was prompt, professional and efficient. I arranged a a 7 hour tour for 8 of us from our cruise ship. We used public transportation, shuttle bus, street car, ferry and train. She knew the exact routes we needed, went to the window and bought tickets for our group and was alert to the fact that 2 in our group moved a little slower and used elevators whenever possible. (I mention that she saved time buying group tickets at the window as a previous guide had me go to the machine and buy tickets there with a maximum of 3 at a time. Her way was much quicker than my stumbling thru the directions on the machine and foreign currency). We appreciated her explanation of the places we went and then the free time to explore on our own. We especially appreciat... read more

CHIZURU:

Thank you very much for your review. I really appreciated your help and preparation for a big group trip. I really enjoyed traveling with your group. All of them are very friendly and cooperative. Thank to everyone's cooperation, we could finish the tour smoothly and safely. I'm sure you are a big planner and you will make an another trip plan with your friends. Please have a wonderful time and enjoy your life.

Dat Dat Australia ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Very nice tour guide ”

We, a family with two daughters were very enjoyed to have Chizuru to guide us through our short stay in Hiroshima.

CHIZURU:

Thank you very much for your high evaluation for the guide. I'm also glad to know that your family enjoyed the sightseeing in Hiroshima. Though I worried about the weather in the morning, it got very nice in the afternoon. I also had a wonderful day with your family. I appreciated it. I wish you have a wonderful vacation and a Happy New year!

Ann Ann Belgium ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ The perfect guide for all generations ”

Chizuru is the perfect guide! She adapts to your time schedule, your interests. She knows a lot about everything you see, she is the perfect time manager to visit as much as possible without putting pressure on anyone and helped us a lot with the travel preparations to Naoshima. We would recommend her to anyone!

CHIZURU:

Hi Ann, Thank you very much for your mail and quick review. I'm glad to know you and your family enjoyed the island. I appreciate you came all the way to Naoshima from Kyoto. I know you got up very early morning. And you took four trains, ferry, two buses before getting to the main museum, Chichu Art Museum. In spite of that, you said "It was worth coming here." I was very happy to hear that world. Thank you very much. I hope you will enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan.

Barbara Barbara Switzerland ( Solo )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Great Guide for Naoshima Island ”

With Chizuru as my guide for two days, I was able to fully experience and enjoy Naoshima Island. She greeted me in Okayama and shepherded me from there on in. I didn’t have to figure out transport, tickets, timings or food or accommodations – just fully enjoy the place. Chizuru’s English is very good and we discussed many topics, not just the art and architecture. Having the two days meant that the pace was easy AND we got to see everything. A very professional guide, she is also kind, gracious and generous with her time and her knowledge. Don’t miss Naoshima! One days is better than none, two days are better than one. Highest recommendation for Chizura as your guide.

CHIZURU:

Thank you for your very generous complement. You stayed at Benesse Hotel. We could spent two full days at the island. Thanks to this situation, I was able to have many first experiences. I could join the night program by James Turell at Chichu Art Museum. It gave me a precious time. I was able to walk into the guest room area which looks simple but very sophisticated. We could take enough time to appreciate many art works in each place. I appreciate that you visited in Naoshima and chose me as your guide. What a wonderful time we could share! Thank you Barbara!

Nicholas Nicholas United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ A Day in Hiroshima ”

My wife and I had a fantastic time in Hiroshima. We went to the Peace Park, A-bomb dome, and Miyajima. Chizuru was very flexible with the schedule and really showed us a great time.

CHIZURU:

Thank you very much for your review with a high evaluation. It was a beautiful day. Thanks to nice weather, we took two ropeways to Mt. Misen and we were lucky to be able to see a panoramic vies of Seto Inland Sea and many islands dotted there. I'm glad you could have wonderful time in Hiroshima. I hope you will come back to Japan again.

Joanne Joanne Australia ( Solo )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ Day trip to Naoshima ”

I had a wonderful day out with Chizuru. She was very professional from the moment she picked up me from Okayama Station to delivering me to the Shinkansen Platform. Chizuru took me to all the places that I requested on my itinerary and shared interesting bits of information about the art we saw, buildings and life on the island. The route that she took me around the island was very scenic and interesting. I loved it. Thank you.

CHIZURU:

Thank you for your fast review. It was a very nice day. Everything went went. So we could see all of the art house projects. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour very much. Thank you.

Anita Anita United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Half Day in Hiroshima ”

Chizuru was great! She met us at the train station, as we stepped off our train car! She was warm and friendly. We spent the afternoon visiting the Peace memorial and museum as well as a delightful stop at the Japanese Garden also in Hiroshima. She was very well informed and able to answer our questions easily. Her English is excellent, as she was an English teacher. We shared an excellent meal at a local restaurant. All in all I would highly recommend Chizuru as a gude. We had a lovely time. Thanks Chizuru!

CHIZURU:

Hello Anita & Katrina, Thank you for your good evaluation and many complements for the tour. I appreciate that you came all the way to Hiroshima to visit mainly Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park & Museum. I'm glad to know that you had a peaceful time at Shukkei-en, Japanese style garden and enjoyed the most popular local food ( Okonomiyaki) in Hiroshima. I hope you will enjoy the rest of your trip and make a lot of wonderful memories in Japan. Thank you!

Limor Limor Israel ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Private tour with Chizuru ”

Great guide. Marvelous person. Very welcoming, polite, knowledgeable, punctual. Highly recommended.

CHIZURU:

What a lot of complement you gave me! Thank you very much. I enjoyed walking around the art island and watching a beautiful scenery in the good weather with you.

Ruth Ruth Australia ( Solo )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Excellent guide, very good company ”

Chizuru is so well organised that even the weather cooperated! We spent a full day touring Myajima, and were lucky to see the famous torii at both high and low tide - what a treat! We climbed to the highest point on the island for 360 degree views of the Seto Sea, and along the way Chizuru patiently answered all my questions. Today we visited Naoshima: I couldn't have made such good use of my time without Chizuru's expert knowledge about the locations of artworks. I really enjoyed hearing the history of Naoshima's tranformation, and learning how many of the artists have involved the town people in their work. Definitely book Chizuru as your guide!

CHIZURU:

Thank you for your quick review and lots of complement. Your requests gave me a lot of challenge, which I enjoyed it in the end. I hope that you will come back to Japan and have a wonderful experience to stay in the fabulous hotel in Naoshima. Hope to see you again.

Debbie Debbie Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ A day for reflection ”

Chiruzu is delightful! We were made to feel at ease straight away. Out tour consisted of the A - Bomb Memorial and Miyajima. Whilst our day started out sombre, by the afternoon Chiruzu was laughing at my husband’s terrible jokes. It was a great way to reflect on differences, history and similarities. Chiruzu has a lovely manner and we were very grateful to have her as out guide. She is very knowledgeable, thorough and funny! We highly recommend her. Thanks you Chiruzu for such a lovely day. We sincerely hope that we get to meet you again.

CHIZURU:

Thank you very much your review so quickly. I'm happy to receive lots of compliments with high evaluation. I felt like I was traveling with my old friends because I enjoyed the story you told me about your family, pets, job, work shop, and so on. I was also impressed by the pictures of your art works you showed me. Thank you very much for sharing wonderful time with you. Hope to see you again.

anna ( einat) Anna Canada ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Amaizing day ”

Thanks Chizuru For making our day in Hiroshima and Miyajima such a wonderful day. The "tips"that you gave us about visiting Naoshima were great help and make our self day trip easy to manage. It was great privilege to meet with you. Anna and Gadi

CHIZURU:

Hello Anna and Gadi, Thank you for the review with high evaluation! I also had a wonderful day in Hiroshima with two of you. I'm glad to know that you managed to visit Naoshima, the island of contemporary arts by yourself. I hope you will enjoy the rest of your trip, take many many pictures and make wonderful memories of Japan. Chizuru

タチアーナ タチアーナ Russian Federation ( Friends )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Delight and satisfaction ”

我々はモスクワから来たロシア人の3人のグループですが、千鶴さんとお過ごしした2日間はとても良かったです。偶々英語より日本語の方が出来て、日本語で案内をするのは依頼しました。そうして倉敷と直島を観光で見てきました。どれで快適なスケジュールで充実した観光でした。説明が分かりやすく、面白かったです。千鶴さんの人間的なカリスマにも感激。千鶴さんのような知識深い、経験の豊富、コミュニケーションお上手なガイドさんはいるのがとても助かります。安心して、誰にでも推薦することが出来ます。千鶴さんをご紹介したTriple Lights もどうも有難うございます。

CHIZURU:

今回日本語でのガイドという事で気持ち的にはとてもリラックス出来ました。タチアーナさんの素晴らしい日本語力でコミュニケーションも十分に取れ、皆さんの要望に十分にお応えできたと思います。私自身、同行の旅行者のような感じで、一緒に楽しい時間を過ごすことが出来ました。皆さんが安心して楽しく観光ができたという事がガイドとして何よりもうれしい言葉です。有難うございました。

Kathy Kathy Australia ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Charming and super efficient ”

We cannot thank Chizuru enough for our wonderful 2 days on Naoshima Island. She communicated with me quickly , suggesting the best options for our visit. She meet us in Okayama on day one with a big smile ,and a schedule for our 2 day visit, which covered all we wanted to see and more. There is no way we could have negotiated the islands local buses, museum and resturant open times without her efficient guidance. Chizuru is delightful company and a wealth of knowledge about the Island , its history ,and Art works.

CHIZURU:

Thank you very much for the tour review with lots of complement. I also fully enjoyed that two-day tour with your wonderful family. I'll never forget that beautiful sunset. I'll have that tasty special coffee we enjoyed in the morning whenever I go to Naoshima. I pray for your family's good health and happiness. Chizuru🎼🗽🛳️🚄🌺

Drew Drew United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Naoshima?Art and the Inland Sea ”

My wife and I had looking forwRd to seeing the architecture of Tadeo Ando and the contemporary art installations of leading artists in those buildings. Our trip was fantastic and Chizuru did a marvelous job of showing us all of the most interesting installations and helped us understand the marvelous integration of Ando’s buildings, courtyards and galleries with the art installations. She is very knowledgeable about the work and architecture and quickly understood our interests and depth of knowledge and was able to tailor the day to make it most interesting and rich for us. The ferry ride to the island in the Inland Sea (Seto) was also a highlight. The jagged islands, peering ghost-like out of the mist in the morning and more substantial at the end of the day we’re so beautiful. As we w... read more

CHIZURU:

Hi Drew, Thank you very much for the tour review with lots of fabulous words. Your sentences remind me of the pleasure of the trip. I'm very happy to know that you and your wife were fully satisfied with the Art Island and a beautiful nature including Seto inland sea. I wish you will come back to Japan and I'm looking forward to seeing you again.

Suzie Suzie Australia ( Friends )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ A Wonderful Day ”

Chizuru gave us a terrific day in Hiroshima. She showed us everything I had asked to see, explained a lot of things without overloading us with too many facts and answered all our many questions! She took us to a fabulous little place for lunch and gave us both a small present at the end of the day. That was unexpected and really appreciated. She even gave us hints of what to see at our next destination. And train details as well. Her English is excellent. Don’t hesitate to use her services. She is a lovely lady. Thank you Chizuru.

CHIZURU:

Hi Suzie, Thank you very much for your quick review with a full of complements. As a guide, this moment is the most happy. I really appreciated you and your friend Heather visiting to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum. You are messengers to convey the preciousness of peace new. I pray for you and your family's good health and happiness. Chizuru

Carol Carol United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Trip to Naoshima, the Art Island ”

Chizuru was an excellent guide. She was thoughtful, kind, articulate and extremely well organized. We spent a great day together walking all over the Art Island. The time I spent with Chizuru was the highlight of my trip to Japan. I would highly recommend her as your guide.

CHIZURU:

Hi Carol, Thank you very much your review with a lot of complements. As a guide, this moment is the most delightful. I hope you will come back to Japan and visit many other beautiful places. Wishing you and your family health and happiness. Chizuru

Peter Peter United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Fantastic guide ”

We could not have wished for a better guide for Naoshima.Her personal skills allowed us to engage in a relaxing and enjoyable way - her english was fluent and she had a sense of humour.Her knowledge of the island allowed us to see the maxmum in limited time as she knew how to priorize and her time management was spot on in terms of where to go first how long to spend in each place particularly to coodinate with buses. We could not have done this day programme and seen what we did without her excellent guidance Thankyou Chizuru for a wonderful and memorable day

CHIZURU:

Hi Peter & Jeannine, Thank you very much for your review. I really appreciate lots of complement. I'm glad to know that you were fully enjoyed the island of contemporary art. I also enjoyed wonderful time with two of you. I wish you the best of luck and continued good health. Chizuru

Frederique Frederique Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ 1 Day tour of Naoshima (Island of Contemporary Art) ”

Our 1 Day tour of Naoshima was a wonderful experience; mainly because we got to share it with Chizuru. Not only is she very knowledgeable about the art and where it is located but Chizuru's appreciation and enthusiasm for the works enhances the experience. She has a very good command of English and communicated clearly both in the lead up to the tour as well as during our trip. Chizuru is a kind and warm person who readily engaged with all members of my family. We felt like we were on an outing with a good friend. She really looked after us. It was the thoughtful little things that Chizuru did that made our day with her so memorable. We were sad to see her leave at the end of the day. Thank you so much Chizuru. We hope to see you again when we return to Japan.

CHIZURU:

Hi, Frederique, Thank you for your review with lots of complement. I’m glad to know that you and your family fully enjoyed the tour in the wonderful island! Please come back to Japan and I hope to see you again.

Izhar Izhar Israel ( Friends )
Very Good
1 year ago

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Chizuru san is very kind and nice. She was responsive to my emails and responded to all my requests .

CHIZURU:

Hello Izhar, Thank you very much for a review with complements. It was a wonderful day with your group. I wish you will have a safe trip to your home and please take care of yourself! Regards, Chizuru

Suan Suan Singapore ( Family with kids )
Very Good
2 years ago

“ Hiroshima and Miyajima ”

Chizuru is a warm and thoughtful guide. The first thing she did when she met us in Hiroshima was to give us hand warmers and a small gift. We enjoyed the sights, and certainly her company. We also had a really nice time in Miyajima with her, as she took us to the famous temple on the water, and walked through the village streets. We had a lovely day with Chizuru.

CHIZURU:

Hello Suai, Thank you very much for the review with lots of complement. I'm glad to know you really enjoyed the tour in Hiroshima. That is my pleasure as a guide. I wish you have a Happy New Year. Chizuru

Maria Maria Brazil ( Family )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Naoshima trip ”

Excelente guide, very lovely! Me and my family had a lot of fun, it was marvelous.

CHIZURU:

Hello Maria, Thank you very much for the review with a high evaluation. I'm glad to receive it. I also appreciate the wonderful time I spent with your family in Naoshima. I wish you have a Happy New Year! Chizuru

Alexandra Alexandra Australia ( Solo )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Well worth having a guide for a day trip ”

The day trip ran smoothly and very helpful having a guide if you only have one day to see everything!

CHIZURU:

Hello Alexandra, Thank you for your tour review with good evaluation. I'm glad to have it. I believe you enjoyed traveling around Japan. I hope you have a chance to come back to Japan near future. I wish you continued success and prosperity, Chizuru

Alice Alice United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Our day in Hiroshima ”

Chizuru, is a wonderful guide, with excellent English skills, she met us at our hotel ready for a full day of exploring. Chizuru was very helpful planning our route for the day, she assist us with moving our luggage from the hotel to the train station were we were scheduled to leave from after our tour ended. We had an amazing day with our local guide.

CHIZURU:

Hello Alice, Thank you for your review with lots of complements. I'm glad to receive it. It was very nice day. We enjoyed a nice weather and beautiful autumn leaves in Miyajima. I was so lucky to join a special event of your family! How are the pictures you have taken going? I believe that you will make a wonderful album. I pray for your family's happiness an health. Chizuru

Pam Pam Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Naoshima island with Chizuru ”

Chizuru was an excellent guide who from the moment she met us was very efficient, very knowledgable,very helpful and kind. She had great knowledge of the art in the museums and managed to take us to many places,she was able to answer our many questions .l would recommend Chizuru to anyone wishing to visit Naoshima. She also emailed us some photos she took on the day

CHIZURU:

Dear Pam, Thank you very much for you wonderful complement. I'm glad to know that you had a good time in Naoshima. I was also happy to be able to share a wonderful time with a good couple like you. Please enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan. I wish you continued good health! Chizuru

Martine Martine Belgium
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Naoshima Island ”

Even after typhoon ,Chizuru did the upmost to please us!! Thank you very Much!

CHIZURU:

Hi, Martine, Thank you for your complement. I'm glad to receive it. Although we had to change the schedule because of a typhoon, I’m very happy to have had a good time with you. I hope I'll be able to have a chance to take you to "Teshima" sometime soon. (*^^*)  Please take care and I wish you continued success and health. Chizuru

Lynn Lynn United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Miyajima and Hiroshima ”

What a delightful lady--kind, patient, and caring. We had a wonderful day. She has much knowledge on the subject matter. We went to Miyajima first because she felt it would be too crowded in the afternoon. Yes, she was correct. She found a delightful place for us to eat lunch. We were then off to Hiroshima. Her information was perfect. We were not rushed one bit. We would recommend her to anyone.

CHIZURU:

Hello Lynn, How's everything going there? I hope all is well with you. Thank you for your quick review with the warmest word to me. I'm glad to receive it. What a wonderful day it was! Everything went smoothly. I enjoyed it. Thank you for a great time. I hope you will enjoy the rest of your trip in Japan and I pray for your family's happiness and health. Best Regards, Chizuru

John John United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Excellent Guide! ”

While in Japan we had two professional guides from different companies. Chizuru was by far the best of the two - it was not even close. She had great communication beforehand and throughout the day. She was extremely conscientious about making sure we had the best experience throughout the day. In fact she went above the call of duty. There was a possible typhoon coming in that day and she made sure we caught the fastest trains and kept track of the typhoon on her iPhone throughout the day. She was kind, very friendly and knowledgeable. Professional tour guides are costly but Chizuru was well worth the price. We would never had the same experience visiting Hiroshima and Miyajima Island. If we ever return I will hire her again!

CHIZURU:

Hi John, Thank you for your very generous complement. I’m so glad to hear that. As a guide, there is nothing like the words you gave me. I have been worrying about the typhoon since one day before the tour because the weather forecast said that the typhoon would hit Hiroshima area without fail. We were very lucky because the typhoon had passed Hiroshima area very quickly. So our tour didn’t have much trouble except heavy rain in a short period of time. I appreciate that I could share wonderful time with you and your daughter. Thank you very much for that. I pray for you and your daughter’s happiness and health. I also pray that we will be able to meet sometime again. Chizuru

Michelle Michelle New Zealand ( Couple )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ A day visit to Art Island from Kyoto ”

Our plans for the day were quite ambitious - a return day visit to Art Island from Kyoto. We could not have had a better guide than Chizuru. She was very organised, incredibly well informed about the island and the art and graciously shared this knowledge. She was a delight to spend a day with and had an amazing level of energy which ensured we saw a great deal on the island (lots of walking involved). She also gauged our areas of interest and tailored the tour to cover this. We felt incredibly fortunate to have had such a wonderful guide which resulted in a magical and unforgettable day. It was a 15 hour return day trip from Kyoto but Chizuru smoothed the way for us from the moment we meet her en-route.

CHIZURU:

Dear Michelle & Stuart, Thank you very much. I appreciate your review with full of complements. I’m so happy to receive it and “Five Stars”. The day we visited Naoshima was perfect in all. The weather was nice with a light breeze. The views of Seto Inland Sea and scattered islands were incredibly beautiful. We covered all attractions of the island smoothly thanks to no accident or no trouble at all. I was very glad as a guide whenever I saw two of you showed the impressed facial expression by many art works and the architectural buildings designed by TADAO ANDO. It was precious time with you. Thank you so much! I wish you continued success and health. Best regards, Chizuru

Erez Erez Israel ( Family )
Very Good
2 years ago

“ Very good guide, English was perfect ”

Chizuru was a very good guide, well spoken English and very caring throughout the trip, through lunch, the various museums and taking us back all the way to the hotel in Okayama.

CHIZURU:

Hi Erez, Thank you very much for your review. I’m very glad to receive your message. I also thank you for joining my tour. We could fully enjoy contemporary artworks and museums in Naoshina. We also enjoyed “UDON” for lunch. I bet you enjoyed the rest of the tour in Nara and so on. I felt happy when I saw your family enjoying the tour and talking happily. How wondrful your family is! I hope your family come back to Naoshima and stay in the other hotel. Of course “Oval !” Thank you. Best regards, Chizuru Morofuji

Judy Judy United States ( Couple )
Good
2 years ago

“ Very sweet ”

Chiruzu was very efficient and responsible! She kept in touch and notified us along the way before meeting! She found all the highlights to see! Unfortunately, she did not offer much to each highlight and when it came to the Peace Museum we were tired and she made it seem like we weren't missing anything! We had a chance to go back the next day and felt she should have impressed upon us how vital this was in understanding the tragic event of April 6, 1945, as it was something we will never forget! A very sweet woman that is anxious to please, but needs a little more urgency in what is really important when you have one day to see!

CHIZURU:

Hi Judy, Thank you very much for your reviews. That is very useful and important point to me as a guide. I will continue to make effort to make my tour enjoyable and useful for my guests. I hope you visit Japan again. Good luck with your life. Thank you. Best regards, Chizuru

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