Azusa A.

4.87(31) reviews
 

Available Areas

Hiroshima (Living), Hyogo, Himeji

 

Languages

English

 

Response Time

Less than an hour

 

Availability updated

4 days ago

 

About

Hello, my name is Azusa Arita. I'm a licensed tour guide in English. I think there is no big difference between what Japan is today and what you see about Japan in manga, except " Naruto." ( Sorry but Ninjya is no longer exist.) Japan is a two -faced society, a society of modern technology and that of tradition. That's why it seems mysterious and difficult to understand. Hiroshima is a good place to experience the both aspects of Japan. Do you know the darkness in which you 'll be a new person, or the special way you can gain the same amount of wisdom written in Buddhist scriptures at one time?

Let's go and find the answers to these mysteries in Hiroshima. I'll make sure you have a great time in this tour.

Tours

Half Day in Miyajima

Hiroshima
5 hours

Meet at JR Hiroshima Station or your hotel → JR MIyajimaguchi Station → Miyajimaguchi Ferry Port → Miyajima Island  → Isukushima Shrine → Daisho-in Temple →Miyajima Ferry Port  → JR Miyajimaguchi Station → JR Hiroshima Station or your hotel

FROM$90/ per group

Hiroshima Peace Park and Shukkeien Japanese style garden

Hiroshima
5 hours

Atomic Bomb Dome is a symbol of Hiroshima, city of peace. It stands out in Hiroshima Peace Park which is now filled with lush greenery and various plants. This is the place we would like people all over the world to visit. Here you'll see the regeneration power of nature and humans.

FROM$180/ per group

All day in Miyajima Island

Hiroshima
8 hours

This tour covers all the attractive places to see in Miyajima island. We visit Itsukushima Shrine, Mt. Misen and Daishyoin Temple in one day. Mt. Misen is very high, so we should use aerial ropeway. We may walk for a long time, so please wear comfortable clothes on the day.

FROM$207/ per group

Himeji Castle and Toy Museum

Himeji
6 hours

We visit Himeji Castle and a roofed shopping arcade in Himeji. In the afternoon we move to Koro town by JR train to visit " Toy Museum." It takes about twenty minutes from Himeji to Koro by train.

FROM$342/ per group

A small port town for Studio Ghibli's " Ponyo on the Cliff"

Hiroshima
4 hours

The attractions of this nostalgic port town named " Tomonoura" are within distances from the bus stop and it's comfortable walking. You may be surprised to see KUBIZUKA( the mound for severed head ) is among old houses where people live their every day life. In this small fishing town, life and death coexist naturally. Time is passing slowly in this town.

FROM$189/ per group

Reviews

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Damien C.

Dec 22, 2019

Hiroshima Experience

Azusa was absolutely delightful, informative, warm and passionate. Azusa listened to what we wanted to do and was flexible to structure our time to suit. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Azusa.

Azusa A.

Dear Damien san I really appreciate your kind words. Your message motivates me a lot. I am so happy to know that you had a fulfilling day though the tour was in cold weather. I hope you will fully enjoy New Year's holidays in Japan. Be careful of eating too much rice cakes ! Rice cakes are rich in calories. Sincerely, Azusa Arita

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Sharon Q.

Dec 14, 2019

Wonderful experience

Am so glad to have engaged Azusa-san as my guide as she made the process of planning the tour easier for me, offering suggestions and ideas and assisting whenever i had questions about the itinerary. In real person, she is very friendly and speaks good english that my family, including my older kids could understand, which was very useful when she tried to cover the history and facts of each attraction we visited. She took the extra mile to bond with my kids and we had a good time chatting over lunch. Feel very comfortable with her that we went with her recommendation on lunch options and souvenirs which turned out to be the best decision we made. Thank you Azusa-san for your hospitality and warm service that made our stay in Hiroshima truly enjoyable!

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Ziad H.

Nov 29, 2019

Excellent guide

Loved working with Azusa! She was super helpful and responsive during the planning phase, and during the tour all our group members loved her and her pleasant disposition, as well as ability to provide a lot of helpful historical and current information. She was the best guide we had in our two weeks in Japan. In addition, her English is very good and can be easily understood. Thank you Azusa!

Azusa A.

Dear Ziad san I appreciate your kind words. Thank you so much. Your comment made my day! You and your friends are vey nice to each other. You treated me as if I were a member of your group and it was great to talk with all of you. Time passed very quickly. I need to apologize for one thing. I got you up the many steep stairs in Himeji Castle. Some of your members seemed to be sore the next day. I got sore one week later. It is said the pain comes late for aged people. I hope you and your friends are not soured on this and will come to Japan again ! Sincerely, Azusa Arita

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Marylin N.

Oct 26, 2019

Hiroshima and myajima island

FABULOUS GUIDE!!! Will highly recommend her to friends!!!

Azusa A.

Dear Marylin san Thank you so much for your kind words. It was raining on and off all day. However you are all bright and cheerful in that restless weather. I got a lot of energy and nice jokes from you. " Discover this covered gate!" Let me use this joke in my tours. All the best !