Hiroshima Like a Local: Customized Guided Tour

4.7 / 5

29 reviews

Hiroshima Like a Local: Customized Guided Tour

From $35 per person

With these tours, transform your way of travelling to make it as much about the people you meet, as it is the places you see

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 2 - 6 hours
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Your guide will meet you in the hotel lobby or outside your Airbnb/accommodation as long as it is in the city-center.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Get to know Hiroshima through the eyes of passionate locals
  • Make travel about friendly people, not just places
  • Learn about the city's many tips and tricks and best-kept secrets
Full description
Explore the city with a friendly local who is passionate about his/her city and eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your trip. Meet where you're staying to get familiar with the neighbourhood, find out about the best places to eat and buy groceries, the easiest ways to get around, and the hidden gems you might have missed. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable in navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. Once we receive your booking, the supplier get in touch with you to confirm all the details for the tour: meeting place and time, language and your contact information, and also ask you some questions to get to know you better. They will hand-pick the right local for you based on your interests. Each tour is completely customized so you can choose the meeting location, start time and length that you prefer (minimum: 2 hours).  During the walking tour you will have the option of taking public transportation or taxi to get around the city (at your expense). The local guides (Lokafyers) are locals who are passionate about their city and love to meet travellers and share what they love about their city.  They are not professional tour guides and do these tours occasionally, which provides an authentic and personal experience that is like having a friend show you around their home city.  Through conversations with your Lokafyer, you’ll learn what it’s like to live in Hiroshima, learn about cultural differences, local events and politics and also get to know each other on a personal level. With this experience, you won’t be just passing through the city, you’ll be part of it.
Includes
  • Local guide ("Lokafyer")
  • Customized private walking tour
  • Entrance fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Optional activity costs
  • Meals and drinks
  • Local transportation around the city (It’s a walking tour, car transportation isn’t included)
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Children below 3 years old are free of charge.
  • There's a 50% discount for children between 3-12.
  • In case travellers would like to include a visit to an attraction, they would need to cover the cost of entrance for the Lokafyer (local guide).
  • Travellers can request a specific time for the tour.
  • This is a walking tour. It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 29 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Service
    4.7/5
  • Organization
    4.5/5
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This was a different tour with no set agenda. We had a brief chat about what we wanted to do and set off. It wasn't what we expected having just come off a set itinerary in a Kyoto tour. Nora was lovely and we got a feel of life in Hiroshima and definitely got our bearings on the key things to do.

15 October 2019

Friendly, courteous and helpful young man

Shinichi san planned the trip based on our interest. He explained the history and shared his personal story of a relative that offered us insights to the difficult period of re-building Hiroshima after the 1945 bombing. Shinichi san spoke good English. He paid attention to details and took good care of us.

17 March 2019

My tour with Saúl was very informative and fun. He had only lived in Hiroshima for a year but could already tell me a lot about the culture, history and meaning behind things. All of those things I wouldn‘t have been able to find in a travel guide so I‘m very glad I booked this tourand would recommend this to everyone who wants to learn about Hiroshima and japanese culture in general.

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1 August 2019

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