Ando, Hiroko

Japanese
English
Local Licensed Guide Interpreter
¥3,000
hourly rate

Biography

Hello, my name is Hiroko Ando. My house is a 5 minute-walk to JR Takamatsu Station. I love kabuki and musical. Words to live by: “The world is but one country and mankind its citizens.”
Passed EIKEN Grade 1 in 2020 (English proficiency test)
My strong fields for guiding: Art, Islands, Shopping, Gourmet, Japanese gardens, Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, Strolling the streets, Hot springs, and so on

I have guide experience to Naoshima, Teshima, Inujima, Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum Japan, Shodoshima, Ritsurin Garden, Yashima, Kotohiragu Shrine, Takamatsu Shopping Arcade, Tamamo Park, George Nakashima Memorial Gallery, Ogijima, Megijima, and so on.

Kagawa Prefecture is called “the holy land of art”. We have Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum Japan in Takamatsu City.  Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) is one of the most important sculptors in the world and I have been a support member of his museum for more than ten years. The membership entitles me to reserve a museum visit by phone, rather than by return-post. The George Nakashima Memorial Gallery is another attractive spot near Noguchi Museum. George Nakashima (1905-1990) was a friend of Noguchi’s and a great furniture designer. I do recommend you visit both museums.

This region, called Setouchi in Japanese, is noted for its scenic beauty. Islands lie scattered across the sea’s tranquil waters. In 1934, the Seto Inland Sea was designated as one of Japan’s first national parks. Why don’t you take a ferry ride to answer the call of the islands? I bet you can de-stress yourself and be really relaxed there.

It is my great honor to help you have an unparalleled experience here in Kagawa!!

Languages
Japanese
English
Licenses
Local Licensed Guide Interpreter
Gender
Female
Speciality
Architecture Specialists
Art Specialists
Child Friendly

Price

  1 Person Up to 3
hourly rate ¥3,000 ¥3,000
4 Hours ¥12,000 ¥12,000
8 Hours ¥24,000 ¥24,000