Traducteur-interprète né à Aomori en 1967, je vous fais découvrir ma belle région natale.
J’ai fait mes études littéraires à Tokyo et à Montpellier, et j’ai vécu presque vingt ans dans les pays plus ou moins francophones : en France, en Algérie et au Congo. Je travaillais en tant qu’interprète pour les projets de construction. De retour au Japon, j’ai obtenu le certificat national de guide interprète pour les touristes francophones.
Le gouvernement n’était pas trop enthousiaste pour accueillir les touristes étrangers auparavant, mais il a désormais changé de politique, et on constate aujourd’hui une grande affluence de touristes notamment des pays asiatiques. Pourtant, le nombre des touristes francophones reste très peu à part dans les régions de Tokyo et de Kyoto, les zones urbaines par excellence. Toutefois, il n’y a pas que de grandes villes dans ce pays. Le Japon, c’est aussi la nature et la campagne. La région du Nord-Est (Tohoku), dont Aomori est une des villes représentatives, garde bien le côté rural qui reste assez méconnu aux touristes étrangers. C'est une région charmante bien qu'elle soit délaissée par le développement industriel et qu’elle soit d'un point de vue caricatural un pays des laissés-pour-compte.
De toute façon, j'aime cette région tranquille et j'espère que vous partagerez ma passion.
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 8 people
For each extra person
* Duration: 2 hours minimum and 10 hours maximum per day.
* People: 16 maximum
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
After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.
Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.
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.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Hisashi offered our group a varied itinerary for seven hours in and around Aomori. Unfortunately the ship was unable to dock for several hours due to poor weather conditions. Hisashi and the driver waited till we eventually came ashore and modified the tour to ensure we saw as much as possible in our remaining time. We visited the Nebuta Museum Wa Rasse then drove through the countryside to Kuroishi where we strolled the picturesque 19th century Komise-Dori street and enjoyed a delicious local lunch. But the highlight of our day was the visit to the beautiful Hirosaki Castle Park where autumn foliage was at its peak and the scenery was further enhanced by the light dusting of snow. It was truly a memorable half day excursion and we could only imagine how much more perfect our day would hav... read more
Thank you for your kind review. Unfortunately, the weather was not fine and the tour was shortened, but I'm happy to hear that you were satisfied with the tour. I hope you will come again to see the cherry blossoms of Hirosaki in the springtime. Hisashi
I am writing the consensus opinions of the 12 members of our private tour group. The good points: 1 - The bus and bus driver were excellent 2 - Hisashi specifically went out of his way to get me in to see physician at the beginning of the tour to get a prescription for an essential medication of mine that I had forgotten to bring and get it filled First of all, he was late picking us up with the bus and driver. As a guide, he hardly ever spontaneously engaged the group to give us information. He was mostly non-communicative, and not particularly pleasant. ro deal with.We got info mostly only when we asked specific questions. He fell asleep in the bus on the way back from Hirosaki Castle. His fund of information also seemed quite poor for a licensed guide and native of Aomori.
Thank you for your feedback. I'll take it into consideration for future improvement.
Our family enjoyed a full day in Aomori with Hisashi. We visited Sannai Maruyama ruins, watched Nebuta parade, saw Inakadate rice art, visited Kuroishi Komise Street, and shopped at A-Factory. Hisashi was very helpful and accommodating. We were able to change lunch plans and add in some shopping. It was a very busy but fun day in Aomori!
Thank you for your review. I hope you enjoyed the fireworks in the evening and you will come again to Aomori one day.
We had a good day with Hisashi. His English is good and he is friendly and informative. We chose where we wanted to go and he organised it. We had lunch at a small restaurant with a variety of Japanese food. There was something to suit everyone and the food was good and inexpensive. We would recommend Hisashi.
Thank you for your review. I hope you will come again to Aomori one day.
Want to spend a memorable day in Aomori with the perfect guide? Then choose Hisashi! 3 couples (from America) spent the day touring this prefecture of Japan. Hisashi promised to save the cherry blossoms for us...and he kept his promise! The cherry trees surrounding Hirosaki Castle were unbelievable. We made a short visit to Seibien Garden and enjoyed a delicious "locals" lunch in Komise-dori. At our request, Hisashi took us to the Tsugaru Kokeshi Museum. We took too many photos of the beautiful cherry trees and had to cut short our visit to Sannai-Maruyama - the interesting, recently discovered archeology site. Make sure to allow plenty of time to explore the museum and the historical "dig" sites. At last, but not least, don't miss Nebuta Museum Wa Rasse. It was truly a highlight for u... read more
Thank you for your kind comment. I appreciate it very much. I hope you will come again to Aomori one day.