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Send message only 8 days available in February
$ 36 Hourly rate Price up to 8 people
I am very familiar with leading tours throughout Japan so on occasion, I would be happy to create a bigger experience in other parts of the country if you would like to discuss directly with me.

***Please note that this is three stage process: We would agree on destinations to be included. 2. I would compile an overview. 3. If that is accepted, the guest agrees to receive a detailed itinerary including information about attractions, activities and transit details.
**Depending on the guest's length of stay and the time required to produce the tour itinerary document the guest may be quoted a fee of my hourly rate up to a maximum charge of (8) eight hours and if satisfied, to agree to accept that (subject to some reasonable amendments), the agreement to receive the itinerary would be a binding contract to agree to pay for the itinerary with no further obligation to accept it as a tour offer.
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Cities where I can guide: Hiroshima , Shimane , Okayama , Yamaguchi

Languages Japanese ( Professional ), English ( Native )

(4) Reviews
Hourly rate 36 USD Price up to 8 people
( Max : 12 People )
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Thanks for reviewing my profile.
I am Australian, from Sydney originally but my life with Japan and its culture and history spans 30 odd years and I have been a Hiroshima resident for 18 of those 30 years.

I joined Triple Lights just recently but be assured I have led many tours in Hiroshima and more widely throughout metropolitan and regional Japan, sharing conversations about the unique society, its fascinating culture and history. I also have written several tourism blogs for inbound tour companies and also the Hiroshima Prefectural Tourism Bureau.

I speak fluent Japanese and I have immersed myself in the experience of living here in modern and traditional culture and spent many years studying martial arts Aikido and Iaido. I also have a strong interest in Buddhist teachings. My Japanese calligraphy work over the years has been received recognition and several awards and commissions both in Japan and elsewhere.

I'm looking forward to spending a great experience sharing the culture and history of Hiroshima with you.

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5.0 (4) Reviews
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Private Tours

A Canny Day in Hiroshima

(4) Reviews
by Hugh
8h $ 315 up to 8 people

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Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

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Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 4 )
Nicole Nicole Australia ( Family with kids )
4 weeks ago

“ Hugh is most definitely your man in Hiroshima! ”

As a family with 2 teenage boys, I was very mindful of choosing the right guide for us in Hiroshima, and in choosing Hugh, we could not have had a better day! Hugh is a fountain of knowledge, who is always ready with a story, and took us to places that we would never have visited, had it not been for his local knowledge; including the best coffee in Japan!


Wow, Nicole. That is a glowing review. Thanks so very much! Wishing you, Dave, Tom and Charlie and lovely final night in Japan and a safe trip home. Best, Hugh

Cynthia Cynthia Australia ( Family )
1 month ago

“ Excellent day tour ”

We had a great day with Hugh visiting Miyajima and sites within Hiroshima. Hugh was incredibly personable and informative and managed our group of 7 brilliantly. He also knows where to find the best okonomiyaki in Hiroshima.


Thanks so very much Cynthia. That’s a really valuable review. So glad you enjoyed the day.

Erin Erin United States ( Friends )
1 month ago

“ Great day in Hiroshima w/ Hugh! ”

We only had a few hours to spare in Hiroshima and wanted to see peace park and the memorials. Hugh was very helpful figuring out the train system for us and which ones we should take. He was there waiting for us right when we got there and took us around the city and was very knowledgeable about everything we had asked and a lot about japan in general not only Hiroshima. He took us to the BEST okanomiyaki spot and then took us back to the train station to return. Would highly suggest using Hugh as a guide!


Hi Erin, Thanks for a wonderful review! Hope you both got home safe and sound and have a great 2019! Hugh

Matteo Matteo Italy ( Friends )
1 month ago

“ A day with Hugh ”

Beautiful day in Hiroshima and Mijiyama with wonderful guide. A walking through the storty and the tamples, where Hugh, Expert guide of the place that indicated us traditional costums and story of this beautiful nation. Thank you Hugh