Aomori (Living), Iwate
English, French, Japanese (Native)
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.
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 have been with the extra time to see the Tsuru-no-mai bridge, the Sasho-in Temple and to spend more time at the park and castle. We thank Hisashi for his organisation, patience and attentiveness and would recommend him as your guide in Aomori.
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.