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Hugh

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Reviews ( 29 )
James James Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Highly informative ”

Hugh prepared a great 5 hour tour to Hiroshima. He is very knowledgeable & friendly. The 5 hours went very quickly and he ensured that my teenage son was engaged at all times. Really enjoyable and I would highly recommend Hugh. His approach is friendly and he set the tone for a great 10 days in Japan. Thanks Hugh. James & George Cheney

Hugh:

Hi James, So glad you enjoyed the tour and it was a pleasure spending the time with you. I hope you have returned home safe and sound and this followed a great trip. Thanks very much for a great review! Best, Hugh

Peter Peter United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Great custom itinerary! ”

We wanted to do a road trip from Fukuoka to Osaka, with a few ideas of where we might want to stop, and kinds of things we like to do. Hugh did a great job of fleshing that out into a real, custom itinerary, with specific places to go, things to do, and places to eat and to get the best coffee. He even made some recommendations for places and activities tourists don't usually go, which delighted us. His advice as a local was a great help, and gave us confidence to go on our trip and to make the best use of our time. Highly recommended!

Hugh:

Hi Peter, It sounds like you enjoyed the trip! Very glad it was such a success and thanks for the great review. Best regards, Hugh

Andrés Andrés Mexico ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Great experience ”

Hugh´s amazing abilities with japanese and knowledge of History made the experience amazing and enjoyable.

Hugh:

HI Andrés! It was such a pleasure spending the day with you all. I hope you had a wonderful remainder of your stay and got home safe and sound. Best, Hugh

Michael Michael United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ A great day in Hiroshima! ”

Hugh did a really good job with my family! As a group of seven people, spanning from 12 years old all the way to 72, he helped us enjoy the full day. We spent half a day at the Peace Park and atomic bomb museum, and then the afternoon over at Miyajima. Great day overall. Hugh even walked to the far end of the tourist area at Miyajima to take us to the top of an out of the way Buddhist temple. It was great!

Hugh:

Hi Mike, it was a tota pleasure spending the day with you all. Thanks for the fab review! Regards, Hugh

Cezanne Cezanne United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Fantastic and Memorable Time ”

My family (husband and 2 teenage daughters) and I had a fantastic time with Hugh as he took us to Okunoshima Island to see the bunnies and poison gas museum along with Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Dome. Hugh was well-versed in the background of all the places we were visiting and gave us an insightful personal explanation of Japanese culture vs his Australian background. He is fluent in Japanese and well traveled throughout Japan. I also appreciated his attentiveness to detail in providing us directions to our hotel as we traveled from Osaka to Hiroshima before we even left for our trip and detailing what our tour would encompass.I truly felt Hugh went out of his way to make our travels around Japan safe and non-confusing. His extroverted personality made our conversations so enjoyabl... read more

Hugh:

Hi Cezanne! I'm so glad you enjoyed the day as I did. Thanks for the glowing review. So appreciated. I hope the rest of your trip was equally or even more enjoyable. Cheers, Hugh

Jennifer Jennifer Japan ( Family with kids )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Fantastic Private Tour! ”

Thanks Hugh for a fantastic tour of Hiroshima! It was lovely to spend the day with you and we had a great time learning about the history and culture of the area. My 14 year old enjoyed chatting with you and we enjoyed hearing your stories. All the best.

Hugh:

Hi Jennifer, Arlene and Manny! Thanks for the great feedback. Always glad to know it was a successful tour. I really enjoyed it too. Manny will definitely grow up to be an interesting a young man. Cheers, Hugh

Anna-Liisa Anna-Liisa United States ( Solo )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Excellent tour of Hiroshima with Hugh ”

I greatly enjoyed my walking tour in Hiroshima with Hugh as my guide. Hugh is a very kind, intelligent man with extensive knowledge of the area. I would absolutely recommend him as a tour guide. Thank you, Hugh

Joann Joann India ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Hiroshima in a day! ”

Booking process was easy - Hugh managed to book in our tour at the very last moment and was easy to communicate with! He met us as the station as mentioned and took us through all the main sites! We got to ask him all the questions we needed and he was able to answer everything while giving us as much detail as possible ! Thanks Hugh!

Hugh:

Hi Joann! Thanks for a great review. It was a pleasure spending the time with you all. I hope you enjoy the reminder of your trip. Best, Hugh

Karen Karen United Kingdom ( Solo )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ A day visiting the island of and the Peace Park and Museum of Hiroshima ”

Hugh was great company for the day and definitely filled me in with all the history that I would have missed. We also did a detour walk on the island which was lovely

Jim & Carol Jim Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Hiroshima peace park ”

We had an interesting time with Hugh. He picked us up at our hotel, took us to the bomb/peace site where we learned a great deal. We also discussed life in Japan vs life in Australia. We had lunch with Hugh and then he took us back to our hotel. On our visit to Japan we have done several other tours but gained many useful and different insights from Hugh.

Hugh:

Hello Jim and Carol! Thanks so much for a great review. I hope you enjoyed the remainder of your visit to Japan and arrived home safe and sound. Best, Hugh

Suzanne Suzanne United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Great tour!! ”

Very knowledgeable and friendly . The tour of Hiroshima was definitely enhanced with the facts that Hugh knew. He also was great with my family and knew just what to say to get the kids involved the best he could! Definitely a great tour with Hugh. Would recommend him for any tour in Japan.

Meredith Meredith Canada ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ An Excellent Day in Hiroshima with Hugh ”

Hugh met us early in the morning at our Cruise Ship location and we quickly headed out to see the museums and sites ahead of the crowds. Hugh's ability to manage our time well continued for the entire day. We toured the Atomic Bomb site, Memorials and Museums and then travelled by ferry to Miyajima to visit the Itsukushima Shrine and the Giant Torii Gate. My favourite time was the great lunch that we had at one of Hugh's favourtie Restaurants.

Hugh:

Hi Meredith! Thanks for the fab review and so glad you enjoyed the day as much as I did. Best, Hugh

Annelize Annelize Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ All round great guide! ”

We spent 2 days with Hugh: 1 day in Hiroshima and 1 day on Mijayima island. Hugh was a fabulous tour guide; well organized but flexible to our needs. It was a bonus when he gave me a fun calligraphy experience in our hotel room. His great knowledge of the history and culture and language skills are really impressive and contribute a lot to the experience. He went out of his way to help us find a particular brand of sake we were after and other hard-to-find items on our shopping list. We highly recommend Hugh as your choice of guide!

Hugh:

Thanks so much for the great review Annie! I was such pleasure spending the two days with you both. Best, Hugh

Hounn Hounn Australia ( Family )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Hugh is definitely the Tour Guide you want ”

We had a great day in Hiroshima with Hugh. He is very knowledgeable and helpful, he made us feel welcome and comfortable, help us book our train tickets back to Kyoto while we were resting and waiting for our lunch. I highly recommend Hugh as the Tour Guide to anyone every time!

Rajeev Rajeev Australia ( Family )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Hiroshima trip with Hugh ”

It was great to have an Aussie bloke on board! We enjoyed his humorous and intellectual guiding. Hugh is definitely fun to be with, especially when you don't understand the local language. He is adept in Japanese which was certainly a bonus. Our kids loved his company as well, particularly our teenage boy! He also guided us to great local food besides the picturesque sites.

Hugh:

Rajeev and family. Thanks for the great review! It was a real pleasure sharing the day with you all. Best, Hugh

Eva Eva Germany ( Couple )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Hugh was perfect.He is an Australien , who lives since 20 years in Japan and is perfect to speak and read. ”

We had a great day, Hugh managed for us to see Miyajima and Kintai-kyo and a beautiful garden Shukkei-en in one day. This was important for us, as we have stayed on a cruiseship.

Hugh:

Thanks very much Eva and Thomas! It was a such a pleasure sharing the day with you. Cheers, Hugh

Steve Steve United States ( Couple )
Very Good
2 months ago

“ Made the most of a difficult day ”

We were really looking forward to visiting the wisteria garden in Kitakyushu. Unfortunately, several conditions were conspiring against us. We were traveling on he cruise around Japan. The port before was in Korea, so we needed to go through Japanese immigration once again upon arrival. We were due to meet Hugh at 9 AM, but due to the inefficiency of Japanese immigration officials, we didn’t get off the boat until 11 AM. As a result, our plan the full day tour was quite hurried. The second Factor that militated against a site we had been long interested in seeing was the fact that cool weather in Japan meant that the wisteria had not really come into bloom yet. Hugh informed us that he had learned of the situation, but we decided to try anyway. Unfortunately, the wisteria tunnel w... read more

julie Julie United States ( Friends )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ An amazing day with Hugh!! ”

Hugh had our day perfectly planned and rolled with everything we wanted to do. We took every sort of transportation all day long which was really fun. He is very knowledgeable and shared so much with us. His confident manner put us all at ease for our journey with him. He was a joy to share time with and to show us Hiroshima. I would recommend him every time!

Hugh:

Thanks for the fabulous review Julie! It was a total pleasure sharing the day with you all. My best to everyone. Hugh

Barrie Barrie Australia ( Friends )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Hugh - An Amazaing Day in Hiroshima. ”

I can thoroughly recommend Hugh as your Tour Guide for Japan. He guided our group of 15 on our recent tour of Hiroshima and right from the start he made us feel both welcome and comfortable. Hugh met us at Hiroshima Station and then proceeded to guide us on what was a very compact tour (owing to our own time constraints) of Miyajima Shrine and Hiroshima City. It also included a lunchtime visit to the great Lopez Restaurant in Hiroshima for some fabulous Okonomiyaki. Hugh was more like a family member than a tour guide and we all thoroughly enjoyed our day. We were only sorry that we didn't have more time to spend with Hugh in Hiroshima. Thanks HUGH for a great day...*****

Hugh:

I think was a great pleasure sharing the day with you all. Thanks Barrie for such a glowing review! Best, Hugh

Noreen Noreen United States ( Couple )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Responsive guide ”

Our ship was 5 hours late getting to Hiroshima and immigration took hours more. Hugh was terrific and able to give us a wonderful experience even though we had only half the original time. We enjoyed our day and learned a lot in our first stp in Japan.

Hugh:

Hi Noreen! Thanks for the great review. Clear and to the point. You are a charming couple and it was a pleasure sharing the afternoon with you. Wishing a wonderful remainder of your trip. Best to you both, Hugh

Kanchan Kanchan Japan ( Family )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Great experience ”

Very knowledgeable and helpful. Everyone enjoyed a lot. Thanks.

Tereza Tereza Australia ( Friends )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Knows anything and everything Hiroshima ... and the whole of Japan! ”

Hugh is very knowledgeable in not just Hiroshima, but most places in Japan. So we were able to pick his brain and learnt more about Japan. He is extremely helpful and gave us a very insightful tour of Miyajima, took us to eat sushi, and drove us to Kintaikyo Bridge in Iwakuni. He knew everything and was very informative throughout the day. Very, very good tour guide. We did feel a bit rushed towards the end of our tour and the drive home was very fast but I suppose we did start an hour later than his initial proposal. Still, he managed to take us to all the places he wanted to showcase. He even suggested dinner spots for us and we went to one and it was amazing and delicious - thank you Hugh!

Hugh:

Thanks so much for the glowing and qualified review! I hope I can be of service again in the future. Best regards, Hugh

Philip Philip Canada ( Couple )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Wonderful day in Hiroshima ”

We arrived on a cruise ship and had limited time. Hugh is well informed and knowledgeable about Hiroshima. We enjoyed learning about the Japanese culture. He used our time wisely. We toured the atomic bomb peace park. Had a delicious lunch then had plenty of Tim.e to do Myakima island and temple. Highly recommend. You will have. Memorable time

Hugh:

Thanks Phil! Greatly appreciated. best, Hugh

Thomas Thomas United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ An Insiders Oustside/Inside View of Japan ”

Hugh incorporates varied life experiences into the tour that are relevant and colorful. He has the experience to organize your day for the most efficient use of your time as well. Also, took us to a great lunch spot. Enjoyed the day.

Hugh:

Hi Tom, Thanks for the great review. It was a pleasure sharing the day with you and Carol. Wishing you all the best. Hugh

Caroline Caroline United States ( Friends )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Day tour in Hiroshima and Miyajima ”

We had a wonderful day exploring the sights of Miyajima with Hugh .. He has a wealth of information on all the areas we visited and we learned a lot from our time with him .. We would definitely recommend him to anyone interested in the history and protocols of all the sights .. including the shrines and temples Caroline Azouz California USA

Hugh:

Thanks so much for an excellent review Caroline! Best regards to David, Pauline and Sue! Wishing you a wonderful reminder of your trip! Hugh

Nicole Nicole Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
6 months 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!

Hugh:

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 )
Excellent
6 months 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.

Hugh:

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

Erin Erin United States ( Friends )
Excellent
6 months 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!

Hugh:

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 )
Excellent
6 months 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

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 )

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Hourly rate 37 USD Price up to 8 people
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