Hi, I’m Kaoru


Hi, I’m Kaoru

I’ve lived in Hiroshima for 17 years

I speak English

I am Tour Guide Interpreter


Hello, I'm Kaoru - a nationally licensed guide interpreter based in Hiroshima with a passion for showing visitors the very best of this amazing city. After graduating from the University of Oregon in the U.S., I've traveled extensively around the world, but there's nowhere quite like Hiroshima. As a fun-loving and laid-back person, I love to inject plenty of humor into my tours, and there's no shortage of fascinating and thought-provoking stories to share about Hiroshima's history, culture, and people. Whether you want to visit the iconic Peace Memorial Park, sample some of the city's world-renowned cuisine, or explore its lesser-known neighborhoods, I'm your go-to guide. So if you're looking for an experienced and entertaining guide who can give you an insider's view of Hiroshima, look no further than me, Kaoru. Let's discover all that this incredible city has to offer together!

My knowledge & interests

Local cuisine Desserts Fine dining Parks Gardens Scenic routes Political history Social history Architectural history Religious history Cityscape photography Street photography Portrait photography Classical architecture Artisanal tea Department stores Street markets Handicrafts & souvenirs Traditional culture Popular culture Religious customs Lifestyle culture Rituals & ceremonial customs Gourmet food Local speciality drinks Japanese sake Traditional art Second-hand markets Bookstores Landscape photography Food photography Rock music

Experiences I love to host