Hi, I'm MAYUMI IIDA from Hiroshima.
I am here to welcome you as your Japanese friend to help you understand Japanese culture, history and everything you want to know more and better. My tour is geared for the more independent-minded travelers. The option lets you customize your tour with a variety of activities. Your day in Hiroshima is a blank page, waiting you for writing your own tales. I am sure that you will encounter a lot of charms and surprises in my hometown Hiroshima. Enjoy local hospitality and food with me !
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 6 people
For each extra person
* Duration: 2 hours minimum and 10 hours maximum per day.
* People: 8 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.
Mayumi was an excellent guide for my family and I in Hiroshima. She was honest about what we could do in the time allotted and was very insightful throughout the tour. She was thoughtful when it came to my elderly parents by making sure they could find seats on trains and the ferry. She provided both historical knowledge but also answered all of my questions regarding daily life in today’s Japanese culture.
Dear Brian. I very much appreciate your review. I am so grateful for your kindness. I believe your parents had a lovely time with fantastic sons here in Japan. It is my pleasure if I could be of even a little help for your big family travel. Please give my best regards to your wonderful family members. With gratitude, Mayumi
Mayumi was a great guide. She was knowledgeable and flexible with our plans. She was well prepared with hand outs, maps and pictures. She made our day in Hiroshima very enjoyable while giving us an insight to the city. Thank you Mayumi! Sincerely, Maylin Miro
Dear Maylin. I very much appreciate your thoughtful comment. Hope tons of the pictures you took in Japan and Hiroshima will enable you students to understand actual Japan and Japanese people. Thank you very much. Wish you and your family a Merry Christmas! Best, Mayumi
Mayumi was a Hiroshima “expert” based on personal experience and study. She provided insights and details we never could have picked up on our own. She was very warm and friendly and gave us additional information about other trips, bus schedules and whatever we asked.
Dear Sheila, I appreciate your kind message. I bet you enjoyed Miyajima very much on the following day. The weather was perfect, wasn't it? Please continue an awesome trip throughout Japan! All the Best, Mayumi
We recently went on a Windstar cruise in Japan and had a short stop in Hiroshima. We pre-booked a half day tour with local expert, Mayumi. We found Mayumi from a list of available private tour guides from the TripleLights.com website. From the planning stages, she communicated thoroughly with our itinerary and answered any and all questions very promptly. We had only half a day at port and so we wanted to see the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Park. She met us at the port and from there, she navigated our way throughout the day by means of subway and bus. The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum is very well laid out and very moving. Mayumi highlighted the important aspects of the museum in areas where the crowd of people hovered and disguised some of the displays. Mayumi's Engli... read more
Dear Jamie, I can not thank you enough for this generous message. Even personally you gave me an email via TripleLights, saying you were sorry for the delay to write a review because of the inaccessibility of wifi over the tour.... What a considerate person you are!I I very much appreciate your compassion for other people. We had only four hours and I really wanted to show the things over here as much as possible. I still feel very sorry as I had made you walk that much. But you kept calm, trusted and followed me till the end of the tour. I was very much blessed, Jamie. Wish all the best for you and your husband. Sincerely yours, Mayumi
Thank you Mayumi for such an an amazing tour, the Peace Park & Museum was a very emotional experience & will stay with me forever... thankyou. We loved the ferry trip & the whistle stop tour of the World Heritage sight Miyajima. Our tour far exceeded our expectations your knowledge of your history & culture. A very big thank you & hope to return.
Dear Jane Oh, thank you very much for your swift and lovely review. Such a wonderful day I spent with you two, who have full of sense of wit and humor. Really fun to be with... Hope I will be able to see you again someday and next time I will definitely take you to the top of Mt. Misen in the Miyajima island (chuckle). Please continue your wonderful cruise to China and have lots of fun over there as well. Bon Voyage! Mayumi