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Michiru

Licensed Guide
(57) Reviews
$ 47 Hourly rate
Reviews ( 57 )
Bob Bob United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ A wonderful day ”

just a wonderful guide! Thoroughly professional, organized, excellent English. Speaks slowly and carefully, easy to understand. Very knowledgeable, totally in touch with the group at all times. Excellent leadership. Terrific itinerary. Would use her skills over and over agian!

Michiru:

Thank you for your excellent feedback. It was my pleasure being a member of your group. I was a little bit worried about the weather, but everything went so smooth. I was so glad to hear that you adore my country. We have four seasons, so the scenery looks different in each season. You will never get tired of our country! Hope to see you again. With Lots of Love, Michi

Francois Francois United States
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Great day with Michiru - Hiroshima + Miyajima ”

Michiru was great. We had an amazing day with her. She took care of everything and the communication with her was so easy. We did Hiroshima and Miyajima (day trip from Kyoto) and I can tell you that we would not have been able to see all the things we saw in one day without Michiru. She was so nice and helpful and has great knowledge about Hiroshima Bombing. We were not sure if it was worth it to do a day trip to Hiroshima but I can assure you that Michiru made it worth it and I strongly recommend to hire her for the day trip we did, you won't regret it. Thank you Michiru !

Michiru:

Hi Francois, Thank you for hiring me as your guide in Hiroshima & writing a wonderful review! I’m so pleased to hear that you liked my tour & our local taste, 'Okonomiyaki'. Hope you come back to Japan & find more charms! With Lots of Love, Michi

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

“ Excellent visit to Hiroshima, thank you ”

We highly recommend our guide, Michiru, who was responsible and nice and created a great itinerary for us for the day. We adjusted our plans several times because of not knowing the train schedule, and we appreciated Michi's flexibility in adjusting our itinerary to fit the time we had. From the moment we saw Michi waiting for us at the train station in Hiroshima to the time we left, she took care of us and offered helpful insight into the history and experience of people in Hiroshima. In creating a presentation for us about the legacy successors and descendants of those who experienced the a-bomb and its aftermath, Michi clearly thought a lot about how to present information to help us learn about the experience in a sensitive and caring way. Her tour of the exhibits of the Peace Memorial... read more

Michiru:

Thank you very much, Susan & Family. I really glad to be your guide in Hiroshima. Hope that we will be the last generation of meeting a-bomb witnesses. For this we need to learn the history and past. Thank you for visiting Hiroshima to learn a part of our history. Hope you come back to Hiroshima & visit Miyajima, a sacred island with me! With Lots of Love, Michi

Nanette Nanette United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Hiroshima and Miyajima Island ”

We met Michi at the train station in Hiroshima. We had traveled on the Shinkansen from Osaka for the day. We found the Peace Memorial and Museum to be sobering, and Michi allowed us enough time to absorb the information, and particularly relate it for our two teenagers. She told us her legacy story which was powerful. Lunch was terrific, okonomiyaki, a Hiroshima specialty. For the afternoon, we went to Miyajima island to see the shrine and visit some shops. Michi never rushed us, and gave us lots of information about the area and the culture. We had an enjoyable day and recommend Michi highly.

Michiru:

Hi Nanette, Thank you for taking your time to write such a great review. I was really glad sharing time with you in my hometown, Hiroshima. Also thank you for sharing the experience of a 17 year-old girl. Hope you come back to see the brand-new floating tori gate after the Olympic games and find more charms of Hiroshima. With Lots of Love, Michi

Jeff Jeff Australia ( Friends )
Very Good
3 months ago

“ Hiroshima & Miayajima ”

We are two well travelled “Senior” couples and fairly fussy too! We spent the afternoon and evening in Miyajima and the next full day visiting the “must sees” in Hiroshima. Michi is a knowledgeable guide whose company we enjoyed. We have no hesitation in recommending her.

Nathan Nathan Australia
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Fantastic, very informative! ”

We were so happy with our time spent with Michiru! She is very knowledgeable on the history of Hiroshima, we learnt so much. Thank you, we highly recommend you to others.

Michiru:

Hi Nathan, Thank you for your short visit to my hometown. Hope you have next opportunity to discover wonderful faces of Hiroshima, and see you again. With Lots of Love, Michi

Peter Peter Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Two World Heritage Sites in Hiroshima ”

We had a very good day with Michi. We started at the Hiroshima Peace Museum , Park & Dome, Michi was able to explain many things & show us various points of interest that would be missed if one was trying to do it on their own. We then went by boat (additional cost but worth it, saving time & providing another perspective to our experience in Hiroshima) to Miyajima Island and spent the afternoon there. This is a beautiful place & rated one of top 3 tourist spots in Japan. Michi had a very good command of English & her commentary was very good, as was her knowledge of the places we visited & the culture. Based on our experience we would have no hesitation recommending Michi's services as a guide.

Michiru:

Hi Peter, I'm glad that you chose me as your guide in Hiroshima. I really worried we might stuck in the mid of the crowd, but we were truly lucky from the beginning to the end. Also we could enjoy the beauty of Setouchi, the Seto Inland Sea. Sorry for the monkeys in Miyajima, especially 2 left ones on the island, but we are safe now. Hope your coming back to Hiroshima to see a brand-new floating tori gate! With Lots of Love, Michi

Dena Dena Japan ( Family )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Amazing Experience ”

We had a wonderful tour with Michi! She exceeded every expectation, was extremely knowledgeable about Hiroshima and surrounding areas as well as Japanese history. I highly recommend requesting the A Bomb legacy lecture from her, it gives a very personal touch to have a better understanding of that day from someone who lived through it. Fantastic tour! Highly recommend for anyone who would like a personal touch on seeing Hiroshima and Miyajima! Thanks Michi!

Michiru:

Hi Dena, I also had a brilliant time with you & your family. Thank you for sharing a story of a girl who was under the mushroom cloud. I would like to see you again and explore Hiroshima attractions with your girls! With Lots of Love, Michi

Frances Frances United States ( Friends )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Hiroshima with Michi ”

Michi gave us a thorough and thoughtful tour of Hiroshima. She led us through the city by each important yet seemingly ordinary site. She explained its significance and added a story about the people who were connected to the site. By the time we got to the museum, we had a real sense of context from the local perspective for the events of that horrible day. She also gave us a short talk at the end about her connection as a legacy guide and another survivor story. She was a wonderful guide - prompt, personable, and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend her. Thank you, Michi.

Michiru:

Hi Frances! Thank you very much for having me as your guide and your warmhearted review. I'm pleased to be able to share the 17yr-old girl's story with you. Next time you come to Hiroshima, hope we can visit the sacred island, Miyajima together. Hope ti see you again in near future. With Lots of Love, Michi

Hamid Hamid India ( Family )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Very informative and helpful ”

Very helpful and knowledgeable thanks

Michiru:

Hi Hamid & Family, Thank you for your review. Hope you enjoy rest of your stay in Japan and more beautiful spring flowers. With Lots of Love, Michi

Shelley Shelley Canada ( Family )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Visited Hiroshima and Miyajima ”

Excellent service, very helpful! She answered us every question and gave us a lot of information needed, such as transportation and foods ... Definitely I will recommend her.

Michiru:

Hi Shelly, Thank you for your warm review. It was my pleasure to be with you! Please come back Hiroshima anytime and let’s enjoy more Okonomiyaki! Also you can join an Okonomiyaki cooking class to enjoy at your home. Hope to see you again. With Lots of Love, Michi

Kerri Kerri United States ( Family )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Tour to Miyagima Island ”

Michiru was a wonderful guide and we really enjoyed our tour. Michiru was very knowledgeable and we learned alot. My daughter and I could not have experienced the island as well without her.

Michiru:

Hi Kerri, Thank you for sharing time with me in Miyajima. I’m so glad to hear you have enjoyed my tour. Hope you come back to Hiroshima and try our local taste ‘Okonomiyaki.’ Mahalo, Michi

Lorraine Lorraine Canada ( Family )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Rxceyday eith Michiru ”

We spent an awesome day in Hiroshima with Michiru. She wS so passionate and knowledgeable about her city

Michiru:

Hi Lorraine & all! Thank you for your warm feedback. We were lucky enough to enjoy early cherry flowers and other flowers in a beautiful day. Hope you visit my city again and find more attractions! With lots of Love, Michi

Mary Mary Australia ( Family )
Poor
7 months ago

“ Hiroshima Major Attractions ”

We traveled from Kyoto on the fast train to Hiroshima. We met at the station but I did have to call her because we didn't see Michiru once we got off train. She asked us what we wanted to see first, we asked for her opinion as we had never been to Hiroshima. She gave us an option to either go to the Tori gates & island first or the Hiroshima land marks and museum. We again asked for her opinion on what we should do first but she said it was up to us. We made the decision to go to Tori gates first. It took us awhile to arrive, it was very tourist spot, we saw the gates, had lunch did some shopping all on a very slow pace. Un be known to us that it was going to take 50 mins to the Hiroshima sites, when we got on the tram we thought she said 15 mins but it was 50 mins. We did find some of th... read more

Michiru:

I’m so sorry for the itinerary of my Hiroshima/Miyajima tour and miscommunication between us. I sent you a message on the ‘meeting point’ through the TripleLights, and I was waiting at there with holding a ‘welcome board’ until I got your ring. There are some who expect to see the floating tori gate when high tide. Through my experiences, I ask my guests ‘Which want to visit first,’ also I explained about transports and times with using a map. I know it’s too late, but I should have discussed with you all before your visit. My heart is aching as I feel how you were disappointed. I’ll keep your words in mind and try to improve my tour. Regards, Michi

craig Craig Australia ( Friends )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Hiroshima group tour ”

A fantastic full day trip our guide was excellent

Michiru:

Thank you for your review! It was nice to be a member of your team. I Hope your safe back home and see you next year! Michi

Jamie Jamie Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ Hiroshima Day Tour ”

We had a great time with Michi in Hiroshima. She met us at the station and took us through the Hiroshima peace mark, museum and over to Miyajima island. Being vegetarian, she knew of a place where we could get a vegetarian ominiyaki as well. She set a good relaxing pace for the day so things weren't overwhelming and we didn't feel rushed at all either, being able to take our team reading about the exhibits in the museum. She also had substantial knowledge and was able to give us lots of background on everything we saw. It was a great way to tour Hiroshima.

Michiru:

Thank you for your review, Jamie. I’m so glad to hear that you like Hiroshima’s soul food, Okonomiyaki; sounds like a tongue twister. I hope we have time to fold an Origami paper crane for the children's monument. Hope you visit Hiroshima again to see the main building of the museum. With Lots of Love, Michi

Jayne Jayne United Kingdom ( Family )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ Personal guided tour of Hiroshima memorial and museum and Miyajima ”

We had a great day with Michi exploring the Hiroshima Memorial Park and Museum followed by an afternoon visit to see the Itsukushima Shrine (Miyajima). Michi is very knowledgeable about her home city and was happy to do the tour at a slower pace due to my elderly parents needing to take things easier. Michi is warm and approachable and we were so lucky to have booked her - I cannot recommend her highly enough.

Michiru:

Hi Jayne & Family! I knew that you were at the very last few days of the long journey, so there was no wonder to enjoy the day in a leisurely pace. Did you find new KitKat flavours in Osaka? I sure you did! Hope you come back to Japan to find more lovely faces and to see me! Thank you again! With Lots of Love, Michi

Jill Jill United States ( Family )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ Hiroshima and the floating tori gate ”

Michi, thank you for a terrific day. We began our day with a very emotional experience to the A dome and the museum. Michi told us the story she is the keeper. It was a heartbreaking story and Michi did an amazing job, bringing us back to the aweful day. We ended the day at the beautiful floating tori gate and enjoyed a traditional sweet. Thank you Michi for a very beautiful memorable day.

Michiru:

Hi Jill, Thank you for your wonderful comment and sharing the story of the 17 year-old girl & her mother. It was a pity that we couldn’t see sushi running on a conveyor belt. Hope your coming back to Japan and enjoy more tastes. With Lots of Love, Michi

Lyn Lyn Australia ( Family )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ Review of Michiru in Hiroshima ”

We arrived in Hiroshima with little time and very tired Grandchildren. Michiru was very accommodating took us to a lovely park. We had to separate because our autistic granddaughter had had enough. Michiru worked out the problem, put me in a cab to the hotel and took the rest of the family to the peace park. They had a great afternoon with her. In all a great experience. I would totally recommend her to any English speaking groups and others of course. Lyn Hodgson

Michiru:

Hi Lyn & Family, Thank you for your wonderful review. After the long journey from Tokyo and it was a short stay, but I’m pleased to hear you have satisfied with the tour. Hope next time you spend more time in Hiroshima and find more attractions at my hometown. With Lots of Love, Michi

Wendy Wendy United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ Family Tour ”

We spend the day with Michi as she took us to the Peace Memorial and Miyajima Island to see the temple and town. It was quite nice to hear Michi’s knowledge of the bomb. She is quite prepared with visual aids with the information. Our six year old son had a lot of questions to ask. Michi appropriately answered them and even entertained him during the boat ride. Her timing was quite good as we kept a pace through the tour.

Michiru:

Hi Wendy & family, Thank you for your review. It was a cold winter day, but I’m pleased to hear that you have enjoyed my tour & Hiroshima. I hope you will have a great time for the rest of the trip and see you again. Matane! With Lots of Love, Michi

Jeffrey Jeffrey United States ( Couple )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ A Thorough, Friendly and Skilled Tour Guide ”

Michi gave my wife and I an amazing day tour in Hiroshima. Before we ever met, Michi worked with our arrival and departure schedule to customize the tour. She accommodated all of our requests, including meeting us at the airport and pre-purchasing event and transit tickets so we wouldn't have to wait in lines. First she gave us a broad and interesting overview of the area, going back more than a thousand years and with context to the major events going on in Japan in each time period. Next, she gave us a thorough and well explained tour of the central sites related to the atomic bombing. She relayed to us the feelings and experiences of ordinary Hiroshima residents clearly and with respect. She filled us with emotion at the tragedy and recovery of her great city. Then she took... read more

Michiru:

Hi Jeff, Thank you for your kind message. I’m really glad to hear that you have satisfied my tour and loved my hometown. This time we didn’t use a ‘streetcar’, or tram. Next time when you visit Hiroshima, please enjoy our local transportation system, ‘streetcar’. Some call Hiroshima a city of active rail museum, as some cars are time-honored. Hope you enjoy rest of your journey and safe back to your home. Michi

Michael Michael United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Great Guide ”

Had 2 days with our guide Michi. Went to Kentai Bridge and Miyajima on day1 and Hiroshima peace museum and gardens plus Saijo (sake town ) on day2. Michi was delightful very knowledgeable and good company. Thank you Michi for 2 wonderful days. Michael & Mary

Michiru:

Hi Michael & Mary, Thank you for your review. It was my pleasure to share a brilliant time with you. At Kintai Bridge we saw cherry blossoms which we never expected and autumn red & yellow leaves at the same time! Also we met a couple in wedding kimono. You saw many beautiful faces of Japan. Hope you will come back to Japan in Spring to see more Sakura. With Lots of Love, Michi

Arthur Arthur United States ( Couple )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Excellent customized tour of Hiroshima ”

My wife and I scheduled a day with Michi and had a customized tour that met our expectations perfectly. We were pretty worn out by the time we got to this part of our trip and she adjusted the schedule to fit our less than energetic pace. She was extremely prepared and informative and spoke excellent english. She was easy to talk to and a pleasure to be around. Highly reccommend her.

Michiru:

Hi Arthur, Thank you for your review. It was nice to seeing you two. I always think that my guests are very tough! I understand many of them are enjoying Japan in limited times and as much as possible. That’s why I like to have a tour in a relaxed leisure pace. Thank you again. With Lots of Love, Mich

Carol Carol United States ( Friends )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Hiroshima - highly recommend you tour with Michiru! ”

Michiru gave us a wonderful tour of Miyajima island and the Peace Park. Her knowledge and ability to convey it made for an unforgettable day. And a huge bonus is that she has been trained to speak on behalf of the atomic bomb survivors and gave us a private 45 minute talk on behalf of one of the survivors. It was a moving and thought provoking end to an amazing day. I highly recommend!!!

Michiru:

Hi Arthur, Thank you for your review. It was my pleasure I could have shared a story of a 17-year old girl. As she told me please help to make bloom flowers of peace. Thank you and hope to see you again. With Lots of Love, Michi

Marc Marc Belgium ( Couple )
Very Good
10 months ago

“ Interesting tours ”

She guided us to our places of interest and listened to what we wanted to see. She was open for suggestions.

Michiru:

Hi Marc, Thank you for your review. I was pleased to share time with you and hope to see you again. Michi

Elliot Elliot United States ( Friends )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Wonderful full day tour to the Hiroshima Peace Park, museum and Miyajima shrines ”

There were six of us in the tour and Michiru expertly and knowledgeably guided us through the Peace Park, answering all our questions,showing us the best photo spots, and introduced to a survivor with whom we were able to speak. Although the museum was under construction, and very crowded, Michiru expertly led us through the museum focussing on the important highlights that she clearly explained. On Miyajima she found a great restaurant that met everybody’s dietary needs, explained the menu and helped us order. We all enjoyed our lunch. We continued our tour, visiting the shrines, and unexexpectedly saw a wedding in one of the shrines and Michiru explained some of the customs we observed. Michiru was a very warm and caring guide. Her English was excellent as well, and Imhighly recommend ... read more

Michiru:

I deeply appreciate your brilliant review. The time was limited, but we could enjoy both of Hiroshima & Miyajima. Also I’m very glad to hear that you have a wonderful time with my tour. Hope you visit Japan again in near future and enjoy more Japanese culture and food. With lots of love, Michi

Victoria Victoria United States ( Couple )
Excellent
11 months ago

“ knowledgeable guide ”

My husband and I enjoyed our tour with Michiru. She is knowledgeable and very pleasant. I highly recommend Michiru.

Michiru:

Hi Victoria, Thank you for your nice review & sharing a lovely day with me. I was happy to introduce you our local ‘Soul Food,’ Okonomiyaki. Hope your safe journey to your home! With Lots of Love, Michi

Susan Susan United States ( Friends )
Excellent
11 months ago

“ A wonderful day with a fantastic guide ”

Eight of us spent the day at Miyajima and Hiroshima with Michi. It was so good. She organized a fantastic private van and we saw so much. Her English was perfect and her knowledge of the survivors added greatly to the day. She accommodated every request and even helped with shopping. Highly recommend her.

Michiru:

Hi Sue & Party! Thank you for your quick & brilliant review. We were truly lucked; despite of the forecast we didn’t have much rain, we had the best driver in the city… everything went so perfect! I hope you will come back to Japan in near future and have more fun. With lots of love, Michi

ken Ken Australia ( Friends )
Excellent
11 months ago

“ Miyajima & the Hiroshima Peace Park ”

We had an excellent day with Michi at both Miyajima & the Hiroshima Peace Park. Her English is excellent, she is very knowledgeable and has a warm personality. We were a group comprising both Australians & English.

Michiru:

Hi Ken & Party, Thank for your brilliant rating! It was a beautiful driving day. I was so happy to be able to join your group. Enjoy rest of your journey and hope your safe back to your countries! With Lots of Love, Michi

Josh Josh Japan ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Hiroshima Day Tour ”

Michiru was an excellent guide! She was incredibly knowledgable and spoke great English. She answered all of our questions very thoroughly, even when they were not pertinent to the tour itself. She was a pleasure to learn from and made our Hiroshima trip both impactful and memorable.

Michiru:

Dear, Josh & Family, Thank you very much for joining my tour and giving me such a kind comment. I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed and satisfied Hiroshima tour. It was a terribly hot & humid day, but I myself enjoyed being with you! Thank you again. With Lots of Love, Michi

Debra Debra United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ One day tour of Hiroshima and Miyajima ”

Absolutely amazing. Michi is a wealth of knowledge about Hiroshima. Learning about the A-bomb and it's impact on the city and people of Hiroshima was very emotional. Michi's special training (3 years!) as a memory keeper added so much depth to our tour. Our group of 8 adults and teens all consider it a highlight of the trip. We asked Michi to give us her memory keeper presentation and it was worth every minute. We were all overwhelmed by the simplicity and beauty of the Hiroshima memorial. All in all, so thankful that we had this opportunity to learn about such a horrific event from the people who bore it's impact. We spent the last few hours of our day eating okonomiyaki and visiting Miyajima Island. Adorable island, hilarious deer, and a beautiful shrine. I was glad that we ha... read more

Michiru:

Hi Debra, Thank you very much for your brilliant review! I’m so pleased to be able to join your team, and enjoyed the time with you all. Especially for the teens it might be shocking the 17 years old girl’s story, but please share this story with your friends. Hope your next visit to Hiroshima and we can explore other faces of Hiroshima. With Lots of Love, Michi

Santino Jim Santino Philippines ( Family )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ Very informative ”

She is very knowledgeable with the history of Hiroshima and other historical details. Highly recommended. :)

Michiru:

Thanks for the review & sorry for being late to feedback to you. In Japan unusual hot days are continuing. Also I felt so sorry that we had a quick Miyajima tour, for the influence of the heavy rain. Hope you & all the family stay well! Best Wishes, Michi

sook ngoh Sook Singapore ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ One Day Tour of Hiroshima & Miyajima. ”

Michiru is friendly and knowledgeable. My family enjoyed both Hiroshima and Miyajima. Michiru is well organised and planned all our transport connections very well. Highly recommend booking a tour with her.

Michiru:

Thank you for your nice review. It was a truly hot day, but I’m pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your visit to Hiroshima. Hope to see you again. Woth lots of love, Michi

Jeremy Jeremy United Kingdom ( Family )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ One day tour of Hiroshima and Itsukushima ”

Mochiru pit tohether a comprehensive yet well paced one day tour covering all main sites in the Peace Memorial Park and Itsukushima island. She was very knowledgeable on both Japanese history and of Hiroshima city. She also gave us some great recommendations for where to eat we really enjoyed our day and would recommend Michiru to anyone considering a guide in Hiroshima.

Michiru:

Hi Jeremy, Thank you for your review. It was a super hot day for me, but not for you as you had experienced the famous 'Kyoto summer!!!' I am so happy to hear you have enjoyed my tour. I really had a lovely time with you and your family. With Lots of Love, Michi

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

“ Hiroshima and Miyajima in a day ”

Our family had a fantastic day with Michiru and we were able to see all the things we wanted to see in the area given we only had around 5hrs to see both Hiroshima and Miyajima. Michiru was fantastic and had the day planned to the minute with all transport connections well organized. Thanks for the fantastic day!

Michiru:

Phillip, thank you for your wonderful review! I hope that your kids liked Hiroshima ‘ekiben.’ I knew that the most fascinating thing for them on the tour date was the ‘Hello Kitty Shinkansen.’ Wish we could stay more time in Miyajima! Thanks & see you again! Michi

Sophie Sophie Australia ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Very excellent, easy to understand and informative ”

Michi was a very friendly person who was very informative and gave an overall excellent review of Hiroshima

Michiru:

Sophie, thank you for your review! I was pleased to share your time in Hiroshima. It will be wonderful, if you have another opportunity for Hiroshima visit, and share our time in Miyajima. With lots of love, Michi

Christina Christina United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Wonderful tours of both Hiroshima and Miyajima ”

Michi was extremely knowledgeable and we learned so much from her tour. It was definitely one of the highlights of our trip to Japan! She was very patient (particularly since we had our two sons, ages 14 and 7, with us) and we were able to take our time seeing both Hiroshima and Miyajima. Thank you again, Michi!

Michiru:

Christina, Thank you for your kind review. I was so pleased to meet your family. Next time when we meet I’m sure that the children will speak excellent Japanese. Children are always good & fast learners. With lots of love, Michi

Jennifer Jennifer Japan ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Fantastic Hiroshima Adventure ”

Michi was informative, personable and efficient. We saw everything we wanted to see, and Michi added stories and information which gave us a great appreciation for all we saw. Highly recommended.

Michiru:

Jennifer & Family, Thank you very much for the review. I’m glad to hear you have enjoyed your stay. Next time, we can visit Miyajima when low tide and feel how magnificent the gate is. Also, we visit the art island, the rabbit island or the sake town and let’s find more attractions of the area together. Hope your safe journey to your country and see you again. With Lots of Love, Michi

Suzanne Suzanne United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Learned a lot! ”

We did the 2 hour walking tour of Hiroshima Peace Park + the additional A-Bomb legacy talk. We learned more in those few hours about the Japanese experience of the A bomb than I had ever learned before. Michi's english was perfectly understandable and she did a great job answering all of our questions (we had a lot!). I think I got much more out of the experience with Michi than had we just toured the park on our own. 100% recommend for anyone looking to enrich the Peace Park experience! Thank you Michi!

Michiru:

Suzanne. Thank you for your review. I was so glad to be able to share the life of a brave 17 year old girl. Let’s make the flowers of peace bloom together. Hope you enjoy your Japan journey. With lots of love, Michi

Gwen Gwen United States ( Family with kids )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ Sacred Island and Sacred Ground ”

We were very lucky and happy having Michiru spend this important day with us. She helped us understand both the sacredness of Miyajima and the memorial site in Hiroshima. Both were important places for us to see and feel and Michiru allowed both by professionally accompanying us there and showing us its uniqueness and helping us understand the Hiroshima memorial and museum from the survivors' perspective. Michi provided us with a lot of information and was very gracious in answering questions and putting up with my sometimes tender knees. She also allowed us some quiet time in between sharing facts to take everything in and experience the emotional nature of the visit. We never could have seen as much without her experienced help. We are so glad that she agreed to guide us through the... read more

Michiru:

Gwen & Family, Aloha! Thank you very much for your review. It was a pleasant day for me to support your day. Miyajima is a small town, but a perfectly brilliant place to enjoy culture & nature. Hiroshima city has more places to see. I wish if you had more time! Next time I hope to share more stories on Hiroshima & Miyajima. See you again. Mahalo! Michi

Dmitriy Dmitriy United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Excellent tour ”

We, family of 4, were in Hiroshima with a cruise and decided to hire a local private toir guide to see the city. We were really fortunate to find Michiru. She is native Hiroshimian and knows the area really well. We spend whole day with Michiru and saw Shukkei-en garden, Hiroshima castle, World Peace Park, and Miyajima Island. Michiru reserved transportation for us, picked an excellent local restaurant for lunch and told us many interesting stories about these sites. Many thanks Michiru for the great tour!

Michiru:

Dmitriy and Family, Thank you so much for posting your review for me! I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed my hometown tour. It was a beautiful day and we could admire a traditional garden and the compact city. I suppose that your family enjoyed the sacred island after the tour. Thank you again for hiring me as your guide in Hiroshima. With Lots of Love, Michi

Alan Alan United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Great 3 days ”

I can not say enough good things about Michi. She was punctual,pleasant, and easy to understand. She was very knowledgeable about the city and how to get around it. We changed itineraries several times and she never blinked she was super Unfortunately she helped my wife find everything she wanted to buy. If you need an excellent guide who happens to be a nice person you can not go wrong with Michi

Michiru:

Thank you, Alan. I truly appreciate your wonderful review. I’m very FORTUNATE to be with you and your wife. You were so kind to me. Change of the itinerary often happens. When I buy something, I definitely want to buy the best one. So it was a small thing for me to help your wife shopping. Thank you for hiring me as your guide for your 3 days in Hiroshima. With lots of Love, Michi

Louise Louise Australia ( Friends )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ Hiroshimo Highlights ”

We were very happy with Michiru who gave us a very informative tour of Hiroshima and the Museum. She met us at the station on time and we really enjoyed our time with Michi. Would recommend Michiru to anyone visiting Hiroshima. Thank you !!

Michiru:

Thank you very much for your review. It was my pleasure I could join your lovely group. We had a lovely weather, but it was a pity that we were unable to visit a garden. I hope you all are fine after a long flight and see you again! With lots of love, Michi

Sarah Sarah United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ A day in Miyajima & Hiroshima ”

Michi toured our family of 5 (2 grandparents, 2 children, and myself) around Miyajima and Hiroshima Peace Park. We were on day 8 of travel and very tired. She was super understanding and adjusted her pace & plans to work with our family. Her English was great and she was very good with my children. She took them to a home-made Momiji Manju baking class in Miyajima that was the highlight of my children's trip. She was a great teacher, knowledgeable about the area, easy to understand, and I would use her again as a tour guide.

Michiru:

Thank you for your nice review. It was a beautiful and relaxing day. I am so glad to hear your children liked the sweets lesson. Next time they can join an OKONOMIYAKI cooking class. Hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan & see you again. With lots of love, Michi

Leonore Leonore Canada ( Friends )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Hiroshima, half day tour. ”

Michi was prompt in picking us up at our hotel. She led us through the Hiroshima museum ( the Bank), through the city to the Shrunken Gardens, the A Bomb Dome, The Museum and the Peace Promenade all through poring rain. She was pleasant and informative, yet inobtrusive as we explored what Hiroshima City has done to commemorate the happenings of August 6 1945 and to promote the banning of nuclear weapons. She was just the type of guide we needed as it was a very emotional experience.

Michiru:

Hi Leonore, Thank you for your review. It was a pouring rainy day, but we could admire a still atmosphere and early iris flowers in the garden. I feel the Bank is one of the most powerful sites and a symbol of Hiroshima’s revival. Next time let’s enjoy a sunny Hiroshima. With lots of love, Michi

Erik Erik Netherlands ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Great guide for Hiroshima & Miyajima ”

The day before the tour, we arrived in Hiroshima. She sended us an e-mail with a tip to visit Shukkeien Garden at night, to see the beautiful illuminated cherry blossoms. Even before we met, she was already a great guide! At our request, she started the day tour by taking us to Miyajima at the highest tide to see the famous tori in the water. Back in Hiroshima, she guided us through the Peace Memorial Park and was able to tell us many stories behind the monuments.

Michiru:

Hi Erik, Thank you for your review. It was my great pleasure to be with you. You were in Hiroshima at the right time during the period of the special nights for cherry blossom, I was sure that you couldn’t miss it! This time you enjoyed a floating torii gate, but next time please touch and feel the great torii gate! I enjoyed your gift ‘M’. Thank you very much & hope to see you again. Wishes, Michi

Susan Susan United States ( Couple )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ Hiroshima and Miyajima ”

Michi is a very good guide. She picked us up as planned and we did our whole itinerary in spite of an all day pouring rain. She gave excellent explanations of everything we saw. Like most Japanese, she had some difficulty with English pronunciation of certain sounds, although her command of vocabulary was very good. I would not hesitate to recommend her.

Michiru:

Thank you for your review, Susan. It was really pity that you miss the beautiful scenery of the Seto Inland Sea for the pouring rain. As we prayed to the goddesses at the shrine, I hope they protect you and have a safe journey to your home. Thank you! Michi

maria Maria United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Great and knowledgeable guide ”

Michiru was a great guide. She had personal history with Hiroshima. I must say it was a very emotional visit and learning a lot about the history and rebuilding of this city. She was very patient with us and took her time. She did not fish us and even stayed a little over while we were trying to pick up some souvenirs. She also gave us a nice origami crane which was a nice touch to end the tour. I would highly recommend her. Thank you for a lovely day Maria and Stephanie

Michiru:

Dear Maria and Stephanie, Thank you very much for your review and appreciation. I myself enjoyed accompanying you all this time. I hope the paper crane bring you back to Japan! Then we can enjoy more time and visit more places. Anyway, see you next year to get your Japanese dolls :) Michi

Sulo Sulo United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Wonderful Guide ”

Michiro was great. She was extremely pleasant to be around with, and personalized our tour according to our needs and abilities. She was knowledgeable and thorough. She met us at the Hiroshima station and assisted us with our return booking and made sure we were on the bullet train back to Kyoto. She took us around at Hiroshima and Miyajima Island and we traveled and ate like the local people do. Great Experience, Great Guide!

Michiru:

Sulo & friends, Thank you for your brilliant review. I also had a pleasant time to be your company. I still remember your red cap & muffler, and your smiles! Hope to see you again! & let me join your company again! Michi

Peter Peter Australia ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Visit to world heritage sites Miyajima and Atomic bomb dome/museum ”

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our day with Michiru. She was informative and knowledgeable and gave detailed descriptions which enabled us to understand the sites and their significance. We would highly recommend her services to others. Cheers Michi San from Pete and Ann.

Michiru:

Pete san and Ann san. Thank you very much for your review. I am glad to hear you were satisfied with my tour. We have four seasons and there are many different faces, so I sure that you will enjoy all seasons. Next time it will be wonderful if could we enjoy Sakura in Spring, a humid summer or a vermillion red gate with snow together. Thank you with lots of love from chocolate-lover Michi

An An France ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Hiroshima and Miyajima ”

Thank you Michi for a wonderful time. We learned so much from you about Hiroshima and Miyajima and thoroughly enjoyed the local cuisine - btw you are right the Hiroshima okonomiyaki is much better than the Osaka one :-). An

Michiru:

An san. Thank you for your brilliant review. I am so pleased to hear that you have enjoyed the time with me. Next time shall we cook Hiroshima okonomiyaki together? I sure that you will like it !(^^)! Michi

Ajit Ajit India ( Friends )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Hiroshima ”

Well informed and communication good. Managed the day visit very well.

Michiru:

Ajit san, thank you very much for your review. I am really worried about a typhoon, but it was pleased you could have visited my home town and enjoyed. Please take care and hope to see you again. Regards, Michi

Sheila Sheila United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ An Awesome Day in Hiroshima/Miyajima ”

Michiru was a wonderful tour guide. She was very informative and accommodating. She even taught my daughter how to make a crane origami.

Michiru:

Sheila san Thank you for having me as your guide for this time and thank you so much for sending such a great review for me! I was so glad to hear that you had enjoyed the tour with me. Mahalo! Michi

Kamthorn Kamthorn Thailand ( Friends )
Very Good
2 years ago

“ Like a family ”

Michisan is a distinctive guide from those I used to meet in that she could join my group so well that the kid loved her. She always tried to help everything as much as she could, not to let her know. This is really a good trait for the company to gain advantage over competetitors and I am sure that in the future, guiding a tour would change to what Michisan has acted. Please let her know that our group would not forget her, especially her goodness to teach us some Japanese. Recommended.

Michiru:

Khob khun ka, Kamthorn san. Thank you very much for your review. It was my pleasure to be with you all. We enjoyed different types of transportations in Hiroshima. I am sure that you liked them. I knew from my experience that a small child sometimes finds it difficult to get used to different circumstances. Only I hope that 水kun became a Japan lover and come back in a near future. Until that day, またね。 Regards, Michi

Tom Tom United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Excellent tour of Hiroshima sights ”

Michiru is a delightful, skilled and knowledgeable guide. Prior to arriving in Japan she recommended many options for places to visit and experience. We worked together to select a day full of activities and experiences, from cultural to cuisine. She arrived to meet us a few minutes early, of course polite, smiling, and with very good English speaking skill. We reviewed the plans for the day and set out to tour the Hiroshima area. My family and I all very much enjoyed her many discussions on the history and culture surrounding the city of Hiroshima. As our tour progressed, Michiru would take notes for further research into questions we may have asked, and sometimes she would write a note to present to us with a translation from Japanese to English regarding common spoken words. This... read more

Michiru:

Hi & ‘Hai,’ Tom. Thank you so much! I can't find the word to express my gratitude toward such a great review. I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed my tour and also visiting sites in Hiroshima. You and your family were always heartwarming, cheerful, friendly and adorable. We have talked through e-mails a lot before your visit, so I really felt as if I was going to meet my family in the US. Hope to see you again in the near future. Matane! Arigato gozaimashita. With lots of love, Michi.

Jennifer Jennifer United States ( Couple )
Very Good
2 years ago

“ Very nice & accomodating ”

I really appreciated that Michiru was able to book us on a very last minute basis, like the evening before the day we were arriving. We did not give her much time to prepare at all, and she did a great job considering. She was nice, took us everywhere we wanted to see, plus a little more, and knew a great place for lunch.

Michiru:

Jennifer san Thank you very much for your review. I really enjoyed the time with you. Next time, I would like to give a tour to sake breweries and enjoy sake together. Regards, Michi

YVONNE YVONNE United States ( Friends )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ HIROSHIMA MIYAJIMA ISLAND & PEACE MUSEUM TOUR ”

WE REALLY ENJOYED MICHIRU AS OUR GUIDE. SHE WAS VERY PLEASANT, AND HER KNOWLEDGE OF HIROSHIMA WAS VERY INFORMATIVE & EDUCATIONAL. WE WILL SURELY REFER HER SERVICES & ASK FOR HER IN THE FUTURE.

Michiru:

Hi, Yvonne! Thank you very much for your review. I was so glad to be able to share my time with you. Next time, let's enjoy Hiroshima styled okonomiyaki. Hope to see you soon. Aloha! Michi

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Cities where I can guide: Hiroshima

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