SGG groups are registered with JNTO and some groups offer tourists from overseas free local tours in English and other languages. Feel free to contact any of the SGG groups listed and make arrangements for a personal tour if you are planning to visit one of the places included in the list. These volunteer guides will make your visit to the place of your choice much more memorable and rewarding.
|Guide Area||Furano Ski Area|
|Guide Spot||Furano Ski Area|
|Languages available||English, (Chinese, French, Italian by appointment only)|
|Message||This service is the best way of getting to know the vast range of slopes at Furano Ski Area. We will take you on runs which suit your ability, whether you are a skier or a snowboarder.|
|Guide Area||Hakodate Area|
|Guide Spot||Morning Market/Motomachi /Bay Area & Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse Goryokaku Park & Hakodate Magistrate' Office /Mt. Hakodate|
|Languages available||English, Chinese & Korean|
|Message||Our guide service is basically for 3 hours which could be extended.
How to Apply:
1. Visit our website above.
2. Fill out the TOUR BOOKING FORM (TBF) attached to our return mail.
3. Send it back to us at least three weeks in advance. We are unable to accept reservations for our service more than two months before you visit Hakodate.
Please feel free to contact us. We are looking forward to meeting you in HAKODATE.
|Guide Spot||Chuson-ji Temple, Motsu-ji Temple, Takkoku no Iwaya and other historical sites.
Annual festivals include: Hatsukaya (Jan. 20th),Setsubun (early Feb.), Spring Fujiwara Festival (May 1st~5th), Floating Poetry Festival (4th Sun. in May), Iris Festival (June 20th-July 10th), Mizukake Mikoshi Festival (late July), Torch-lit O Noh (Aug. 14th), Daimon-ji Bonfire Festival (Aug. 16th), Bush Clover Festival (Sept. 15th-30th), Autumn Fujiwara Festival (Nov. 1st-3rd).
|Languages available||English, Chinese, German|
|Message||In 2011, five temples and gardens in Hiraizumi associated with the Pure Land were designated as a World Heritage Site. We can show you around Hiraizumi at your request. Please contact Mr. Iwabuchi by e-mail, telephone or fax at least one week in advance.
Service hours: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
|Guide Area||Morioka City and its surrounding municipalities|
|Guide Spot||Morioka castle site, Hachiman Shrine, Sakurayama Shrine, Splitting cherry tree, Mitsu-ishi Shrine (Devil's hand prints), Hoonji Temple(Five hundred statues)
Festivals: "Chagu Chagu Umakko" (every year, the second Saturday of June), "Sansa Dance
Parade (every year,August.1st to 4th), "Hachiman Shrine Festival" (every year, Sep.14th to 16th)
|Message||About 400 years ago, the history of Morioka began at the time when the Morioka lord of the Nanbu clan built his residential castle in the center of Morioka which was surrounded by three rivers. And Morioka prospered as a castle town and nowadays continues|
|Guide Area||Miyagi-ken Matsushima-cho|
|Guide Spot||Zuigannji Temple, Godaido Temple, Entsuin Temple Fukurajima island, Oshima island , Matsushima Bay cruising|
|Languages available||English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish|
|Message||Matsushima's beautiful scenery was greatly praised by Matsuo Basho, the most famous Edo era poet, about 350 years ago. Matsushima also serves us delicious ocean and mountain foods. Matsushima has been a sacred place for 1,300 years. Zuiganji Temple, a na|
|Guide Area||Around Miyagi|
|Guide Spot||Sendai (Tanabata, Star Festival) Matsushia, Shiroishi,|
|Languages available||English,Chinese,French,Russian,Spanish,German,Korean,Swahili, Nepalese, Hindi|
|Message||MGGC(Miyagi Goodwill Guide Club) is a volunteer group started in 1985 aiming at helping visitors from abroad enjoy traveling and staying in Miyagi without getting troubled by language problems. We have nearly 90 members who are registered to this club as|
|Guide Area||Aizu wakamatsu city and the nearby area|
|Guide Spot||Tsuruga-jo Castle and other historical sites|
|Languages available||English, Chinese, Korean|
|Message||Come experience the history of the "Samurai City". Enjoy the sights, atmosphere, and hospitality that is unique to Aizu Wakamatsu.|
|Guide Area||Tokyo, Mito city,nTokai-Mura|
|Guide Spot||We will show you around in your favorite places.|
|Message||Contact us at least three months before your trip.|
|Guide Area||Kasumigaura-City, Tsukuba City, Tsuchiura-City and surrounding area.|
|Guide Spot||Tsukuba Science City, Mt.Tsukuba, Ushiku-Buddha Statue, Lake Kasumigaura, second largest lake in Japan etc.|
|Message||We can take you around at your request.|
|Guide Area||This group is not providing any kind of tour guide.|
|Message||COSMO ECHO is providing foreign visitors with opportunities to experience Japanese culture such as the tea-ceremony, flower-arrangement, calligraphy, wearing a kimono and so on. However, we are not providing any kind of tour guide.|
|Guide Area||Nikko City|
|Guide Spot||World Heritage Site (Shrines and Temples in Nkko)|
|Message||We hope everyone will visit Nikko. With a 2 week advance notice we can arrange a guide for you.|
|Guide Area||Utsunomiya City, Nikko City and Inner Nikko, Mashiko and Oya Town|
|Guide Spot||Nikko World Heritage Site, Lake Chuzenji, The Kegon Fall, Mashiko Pottery Town, Oya Temple & Oya Museum, Utsunomiya Castle Ruins Park|
|Languages available||English, Chinese|
(Mr. Masashi Hirota)
|Message||Offering Guide Attendance,please send your Application Form two weeks before the date of attendance. (pls contact with Home Page of JNTO or USGG) Besides guide service, we serve counter guide for tourists at JR Utsunomiya Station every weekend.|
|Guide Spot||Kitain Buddhist Temple, City Museum, Ichiban-gai Street with Kurazukuri houses|
|Guide Area||Within the grounds of Naritasan Temple and adjacent park.|
|Guide Spot||Main Gate, Niomon Gate, Bell Tower, Store of whole Sutras, Three storied Pagoda, Great Main Hall, Shakado Hall, Votive Tablet Hall, Komyodo Hall, Great Pagoda of Peace.|
|Message||One of the most popular Buddhist Temples in Japan, conveniently located near Narita International Airport. You can enjoy not only historical buildings and Buddhist statues, but the Fire ceremony of Shingon Esoteric Buddhism.|
|Guide Area||Kashiwa (and neighboring area), Narita and Tokyo|
|Guide Spot||(1) Sightseeing: We can pick you up at your hotel or Narita Airport. We will guide you to the cozy local places in Kashiwa and also Tokyo.
(2) Visit a Japanese House
(3) Experience of Japanese Culture
(4) Spiritual Experience in Kashiwa
(5) Shopping Guide
(6) Annual Events Guide for each season
|Languages available||English, Chinese, Spanish, Korean, French, German, Thai, Portuguese, Indonesian, Malay, Romanian.|
email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org
|Message||Kashiwa Goodwill Guide Association is more than your average City Tour Guide.We are here to show you a new and exciting way to explore new destinations including the suburbs of Tokyo.
If you’re looking for a private tour or if you’d like to experience the real Japan including cultures, please contact Tsunetaro Iwatate with the subject of “Kashiwa experience tour” or “TOKYO NARITA Guide”.
|Guide Area||Nagareyama, its surroundings and Tokyo|
|Guide Spot||Registered national tangible cultural property sites
Issa Sojyu memorial hall, (Issa Kobayashi: Japan's famous Haiku poet)
Encampment of Shinsen-gumi (special police force during Bakumatsu period)
Tone Canal: relaxation & scenic course in nature along the canal designed by a Dutch engineer at Meiji era.
|Languages available||English, French, Spanish, Chinese|
|Message||Please contact us without hesitation. We provide you with volunteer tour guide services depending on your requests. Please contact us without hesitation, preferably three weeks prior to your visit. Access: About 30 minutes by train from Tokyo area. We will make your dream come true. Discover real Japan!!|
|Guide Area||Mainly Western Tokyo Inclusive of Whole Tokyo Areas|
|Guide Spot||Popular Japanese gardens, temples, shrines, museums, famous tourist attractions and areas such as Shinjuku, Shibuya, Harajuku, Yoyogi, Roppongi, Azabu, Daiba, Tsukiji, Ginza, Bunkyo, Akihabara, Kanda, Ueno, Yanaka, Nezu, Nippori, Ryogoku, Sumida, Asakusa and TDR, etc.|
|Languages available||English, French & Italian|
|Message||We are pleased to take you around at your request for relaxation or sightseeing in shopping districts, noted places of culture and history such as temples, shrines and gardens every day except on August 13th to 15th and December 29th to January 3rd.|
|Guide Spot||Typically but not limited to; 1) Imperial Palace area, 2) Harajuku & Meiji Shrine, 3) Shibuya 4) Odaiba 5) Ginza 6) Kagurazaka 7) Ueno & Yanaka 8) Asakusa & Skytree 9) Akihabara 10) Tsukiji & Hamarikyu Garden|
|Languages available||English, French, German, Spanish, Italian|
|Message||It is our great pleasure to help you make your stay enjoyable and fruitful. Eexplore ever-changing Tokyo. Find new culture and feel hundreds of years history. We'll make your own itinerary based on your requests or wishes. The history of each spot will bring your imagination into those days, when the city was called "Edo".|
|Guide Area||Tokyo and its vicinity|
|Guide Spot||Fish Market (after 9:00am), Imperial East Garden and other Japanese Gardens, Ginza, Harajuku (Meiji Shrine), Ueno, Asakusa, Odaiba, Shinjuku, Shibuya, etc.|
|Languages available||Mostly English, (French, Italian, Spanish, Mandarin are exceptional)|
|Message||We accommodate your personal requests for sightseeing, shopping, etc. We are foreigner-friendly volunteer guides who love intercultural communications and exchanges with you. Apply at least two weeks in advance to our office by e-mail.|
|Guide Area||Tokyo metropolitan area Locations near Tokyo which would not require an overnight stay|
|Guide Spot||Many places in the Tokyo metropolitan area Negotiable, please let us know which places you would like to visit|
|Languages available||Mostly English|
|Message||We provide tour guides for the physically challenged, in line with the Red Cross principles. Please contact us at least two weeks prior to your planned tour date and explain how we can accommodate for disabilities.|
|Guide Spot||1. East Gardens of the Imperial Palace
3. Meiji Shrine and Harajuku
|Message||Tokyo Free Walking Tour is a group of enthusiastic volunteer tour guides active since 2008.
We conduct regular tours on Saturdays and Sundays, and occasional weekday tours.
The tour is totally free of charge, and no reservation is needed.
Visit our website, and hop on our tour!
|Guide Area||Tokyo Metropolitan area and its neighbouring town|
|Guide Spot||We can take you to any tourist spots and other places to meet your request.|
|Languages available||English, French, German, Chinese and Korean|
|Message||Please send us your guiding request at least two weeks in advance in order to complete your itinerary by cantacting each other via e-mail before your arriving.
Some of our members cannot speak your language fluently, but every one of them has a good
|Guide Area||1. Asakusa Area
2. Historical spots of temples, shrines, memorials, museums in the Ueno Park
3. Imperial Palace
4. Yanaka Area
|Guide Spot||1. Asakusa Kannon Temple Area and it's neighborhood
2. Historical spots of temples, shrines, memorials, museums in the Ueno Park
3. Imperial Palace Outer Garden and East Garden
4. Yanaka Ginza shopping street, Yanaka Cemetery and centuries-old town district with temples
|Message||1. No need to make reservation. Please come to each designated TOKYO SGG CLUB counter desk before tour starting time.
2. The number of participants may be limited on a first-come-first -served basis.
3. The tour maybe cancelled without prior notice.
|Guide Area||East Tokyo(Mainly Koto city)|
|Guide Spot||1)Fukagawa Fudo-do Temple and Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine, 2)Fukagawa Edo Museum and Kiyosumi Garden, 3)Sunamachi Ginza shopping street, 4)Sumo stable, Basho Museum, and other|
|Message||Our free waling tours take you off the beaten path to experience both historical side and everyday life of Tokyo, such as wandering into a revived street corner of the last samurai era at a cozy museum, taking a stroll in a refreshing Japanese garden, watching sumo morning practice and getting to know the locals in the marketalley. More details and booking through our website!|
|Guide Area||Kanagawa Prefecture|
|Guide Spot||Yokohama City, Kamakura City, Kawasaki City and Enoshima Island|
|Languages available||English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Chinese, Korean and Thai|
|Message||Request for our services and inquiry
We provide foreign visitors with voluntary sightseeing tour guide services mainly in Yokohama, Kamakura, Kawasaki & Enoshima.
To inquire or apply for the guided tours, please e-mail us at email@example.com
|Guide Area||Entire Hakone region and Odawara town
Odawara area including Odawara castle, Ichiya-jyo castle, Odawara town, and surrounding area.
|Guide Spot||Hiking and Hot springs experience, Visiting Musiums and Historical spots, Round trip of Hakone by Mountain train, Cable car, Rope way, Pirates boat. Odawara castle, Ichiya-jyo castle, Odawara town.|
|Languages available||English , French , Korea , Spanish , German|
|Message||Odawara and Hakone Systematized Goodwill Guide Club(OHSGG) provides voluntary sightseeing guide services in foreign languages around the area of Hakone and Odawara to assist visitors from outside of Japan and non-Japanese speaking residents.
Our group is a non-profitable organization established in 1996 as one of the systematized goodwill guide groups under Japan National Tourism Organization(JNTO).
|Guide Area||Sado Island|
|Guide Spot||Any places upon requests throughout the island|
|Message||Contact us at least two weeks in advance of your intended visit. We may not be able to arrange our services to all requests due to our staff's availability.|
|Guide Area||Fukui City & its neighborhood|
|Guide Spot||Eiheiji temple, Echizen Bamboo Doll Craft Studio, Maruoka Castle Asakura Clan Ruins, Tojimbo|
|Message||Fukui is a local city rich in nature and full of tradition. There are many places where you can learn its history. Come visit us!! We are happy to guide you in Fukui city and its neighborhood.|
|Guide Area||Yamamanashi Prefecture|
|Guide Spot||Mt.Fuji and Lakes,Erinjitemple, Syosenkyo Gorge, Mt. Iwadono and Saruhashi Bridge|
|Languages available||English, Chinese|
|Guide Area||Within Yananashi prefecture including Mt.Fuji Yoshidaguchi|
|Guide Spot||Mt.Fuji_Kofu,Katsunuma Area|
|Languages available||Mainly English and Korean|
|Message||Please visit our homepage: https://www.ysgg.info/home-1
and contact e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Guide Area||Matsumoto city|
|Guide Spot||Matsumoto castle|
|Languages available||English(main), French, Spanish ,Korean, Russian|
|Message||1. Guides available on site (April - November, 10:00 to 15:00 daily)
(Reservation is not required.)
2. Guides available by request (throughout the year, by reservation 2 weeks in advance only)
|Guide Area||Matsumoto City and its surrounding areas|
|Guide Spot||up to the requests|
|Message||We mainly accept the inspection of government officers and tour agents who are interested in the local government operations and tourism policies.|
|Guide Area||Gifu prefecture|
|Guide Spot||Gifu city,Kakamigahara city,Gujo city,Ogaki city,(mainly)|
|Languages available||English, Chinese, French|
|Message||Gifu Goodwill Guides Network is a non-profit organization, established in March 2005. We will offer you volunteer guide services for sightseeing tours in Gifu Prefecture . We hope to promote mutural understanding through this grass-roots services..|
|Guide Area||Atami City|
|Guide Spot||Kiunkaku, Kinomiya Shrine, Plum Garden, Geigi Kenban, Izusan Shrine, Atami Castle, Beach|
|Message||Please see the following website:
|Guide Area||Shimoda, Kawazu, Miami Izu Area|
|Guide Spot||Historic walk( Gyokusenji temple, Ryosenji temple, Shirahama shrine etc) We can guide you whatever you like.|
|Message||E-mail us first.
We will arrange memorable day for you.
|Guide Area||Shimoda_ Kawazu_ Minami Izu in Izu Peninsula , Shizuoka Prefecture|
|Guide Spot||Shimoda- downtown area Kawazu_Minami Izu- based on the request|
|Languages available||English, German, Spanish|
|Guide Area||Nagoya and its surroundings|
|Guide Spot||Nagoya Castle, Osu Shopping Arcade, Atsuta Jingu Shrine,Tokugawa Museum, Arimatsu, Shirotori Garden, Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, etc.|
|Languages available||English(mainly), Spanish, Portuguese, French, Chinese|
|Guide Area||Chita Peninsula in Aichi Prefecture|
|Guide Spot||Nankichi Memorial Museum Handa City Musuem Sake Museum Pottery Path (in Tokoname)|
|Message||Chita Peninsula SGG Club is a group of volunteer guides and interpreters established to introduce foreign visitors to Japanese history and culture, especially here in the Chita Peninsula. We can offer you English guided tours to some interesting places he|
|Guide Area||Inuyama Castle & surrounding areas|
|Guide Spot||Inuyama Castle, Inuyama Old town & Historical Museum Uraku-en Garden & Joan-Tea Ceremony House, The Museum Meijimura|
|Languages available||English, German, Chinese and Korean|
|Message||Wander back in time to old Japan with a visit to Inuyama. Home to one of only four original National Treasure Castles and one of only three National Treasure Tea Houses remaining in Japan. Along with a beautifully restored Main Street full of unique shops|
|Guide Area||Iga City|
|Guide Spot||Ninja Museum, Danjiri (festival float) Museum, Ueno Castle,|
|Message||We are the volunteer guide group in Iga City, the birthplace of Ninja and Basho, a master of Haiku poetry. With genuine and heart-warming hospitality, we offer free guided tours in English.|
|Guide Area||Hikone City and its surrounding area|
|Guide Spot||Hikone Castle, Genkyu-en Garden, Hikone Castle Museum, and Hikone Castle Town. Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in other places in and around Hikone.|
|Languages available||English, Malay, and Indonesian|
|Message||Guide service is free of charge. However, we charge 1,000 yen for guide's transportation. In case of no-shows or cancellations on the booked day, we also charge 1,000 yen for the guide's transportation. Book online a week in advance.|
|Guide Area||KYOTO CITY|
|Guide Spot||Anywhere in Kyoto where the tourist wishes to visit including temples and shrines such as Kiyomizu Temple, Kinkaku-ji temple, Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine etc.|
We are the Good Samaritan Club!
We are a group of university students that provides volunteer guides for foreign tourists in Kyoto, Japan.
We are composed of students from various universities in Kyoto.
|Guide Area||Kyoto city and its surrounding area|
|Guide Spot||Any spots guests want to visit, as far as it's practicable|
|Languages available||English, Chinese, French, Thai|
Service hours: Basically 9:00-17:00
|Message||Kyoto has so many attractive things to offer to you. We are willing to guide you ancient temples, colorful shrines, refined gardens, traditional townhouses and so on. Not only these spots, we are glad to introduce you the art of handicraft the people of Kyoto have been cherishing for a long time. Our members are looking forward to guiding you soon.|
|Guide Area||Kyoto City|
|Guide Spot||Higashiyama area, Kinkakuji temple area, Nijo Castle, Arashiyama area, Downtown, Fushimi Inari shrine, etc.|
|Message||We are providing tour guides for overseas tourists.
Those who need our tour guide service are requested to visit our website and email us with tour information on the items shown there from two weeks to one month before visiting Kyoto.
|Guide Area||Kyoto City and the surrounding area|
|Guide Spot||_Kiyomizu-dera _Kinkakuji _Fushimiinari _Arashiyama Theme Walks Kyoto_There are many beautiful places in Kyoto. We can also arrange a custom course as requested.|
|Languages available||English, Chinese and Korean|
|Message||Kyoto was a capital during over 1000 years. Please come and visit World Cultural Heritage in Kyoto and enjoy beautiful scenery with us.|
|Guide Area||Kyoto, Nara, Shiga|
|Guide Spot||A : Nijo Castle - Golden Pavilion - Kiyomizu Temple
B : Fushimi Inari Shrine - Sanjusangen-do Temple - Kiyomizu Temple
C : Silver Pavilion - Philosopher's Walk - Eikan-do Temple or Nanzen-ji Temple
|Message||Our tours can accommodate up to 6 people. Please set your tour date within three months of your arrival, at least 2 weeks before the day you'd like to book. If you'd like to book more than one day, please submit a separate form for each additional day. We would be very happy to help your understanding.|
|Guide Area||Kyoto City|
|Guide Spot||Kyoto City|
|Guide Area||Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Hyogo(Kobe), Shiga, Wakayama|
|Guide Spot||World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO; traditional handicrafts artisan's houses; traditional culture workshop (Japanese tea ceremony, Ikebana e.g.) including traditional entertainment such as Japanese dance-Kabuki, Noh play e.g.|
|Languages available||Japanese, English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Russian, Chinese, Korean, Indonesian, Vietnamese|
※Our tour guide service would be flexible.
|Message||Dear Sir/Madam, Welcome to Japan. We are so glad to meet you and would like to guide you in beautiful Japan. KADEKO SGG Kansai was organized to conserve Japanese Culture as well as Traditional Handicrafts Industries in 2010. Our concept is "Warm Heart." We sincerely believe that the most important thing is "Warm Heart" for human being. Looking forward to meeting you here in Kansai Direct. With warm heart. Shigeharu Nakano Chairman of KADEKO SGG Kansai|
|Guide Area||Osaka (Kyoto, Nara, Kobe provided you stay in Osaka)|
|Guide Spot||Places of historic interest, scenic beauty and modern atraction in these areas, depending on the request from the visitors|
|Languages available||Mostly English (guide in German, Spanish, French, Chinese, Malay, Indonesian could be provided when possible)|
|Message||Visit our homepage for our terms & conditions for guiding.
Write Request Form and apply in advance to us by e-mail .
For convenience of communication, we suggest you contact us at the e-mail address.
|Guide Area||Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, Nara, Shiga|
|Guide Spot||Osaka Castle or Nijyo Castle etc.following the requests of overseas tourists|
|Languages available||English, French and Chinese|
|Message||Osaka Tenma Yomiuri SGG Club was awarded Excellent Goodwill Guide SGG by JNTO and we will accept you request a week before your arrival.|
|Guide Area||Himeji City|
|Guide Spot||Himeji Castle, koko-En, Mt.Shosha, Nearby Sites and Fighting Festival|
|Message||The Main Tower of Himeji Castle is under renovation. It will be reopened next March 27|
|Guide Spot||Kobe Nunobiki Ropeway and Herb Gardens, Mt.Rokko, Arima Hot Springs,Harborland,Meriken Park,Nada Sake Breweries,Kitano Foreiners' Residences,China Town,Pearl Bridge, Disaster Reduction and Human Renobation Institution, Ikuta Shrine
(Kobe Special Gourmet:Kobe beaf,Confectionery, Sake, Kobe Wine)
|Languages available||English, Spanish, French, Germany, Chinese, Korean|
|Message||We can take you around at your request. For us to provide better services please apply two weeks in advance. We will suggest and arrange your day tour with courtesy. Our motto is to make your visit enjoyable and comfortable. Please visit our website and f|
|Guide Area||Kansai area (A day's trip area from Kobe)|
|Guide Spot||Kobe, Arima onsen, Himeji castle, Takarazuka, Osaka, Nara,|
|Message||Apply for the services at least three days in advance.|
|Guide Area||mainly Takarazuka City|
|Guide Spot||Junrei Kaido(The Pilgrim Highway), Nakayamadera Temple, Horticulture-area, Kiyoshi-kojin Seichoji Temple & Tessai Museum, The Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum|
|Languages available||Japanese/ English|
|Message||Please apply 3-7 days in advance.|
|Guide Area||Himeji Castle and Kokoen Garden|
|Guide Spot||West Bailey _ Second Bailey _ Main Bailey, Main tower|
|Languages available||English, Chinese, Korean|
|Message||Usually reserved guided tours are not accepted. Almost every day several of our members attend the office near the ticket office for guiding. When we are ready to guide visitors around the Castle, we put up a signboard near the Ticket Office of the Castle, saying "Free English-speaking guided tour Available".|
|Guide Area||IKARUGA-CHOU, IKOMA-GUN, NARA-PREF|
|Guide Spot||HORYUJI TEMPLE SITE|
|Languages available||ENGLISH, CHINESE, FRENCH|
|Message||Free guiding service for Horyuji-Temple in English, Chinese and French.|
|Guide Area||NARA Prefecture|
|Guide Spot||Nara Park Area as it includes three basic must-see-spots, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and so on.|
|Languages available||English (for other languages, please contact us.)|
|Message||We are dedicated to creating an environment where international visitors can enjoy safe and comfortable stays in Japan.
Please book at least 3 days in advance.
|Guide Area||Nara Prefecture, Nara City|
|Guide Spot||Nara Park (Todaiji, Kasuga Taisha, Kofukuji Isuien Garden),Nara-mach,etc. Toshodai-ji,Yakushi-ji, Horyu-ji Temples, and other places upon requests.|
|Message||We are semiprofessional guides who have been trained about Nara, Japanese history and culture.We are waiting for your requests and looking forward to meeting you soon.|
|Guide Area||Nara city and its environs|
|Guide Spot||Kohfukuji Temple, Todaiji Temple, Kasugataisha Shrine, Isuien Japanese Garden, Naramachi Town, Yakushiji Temple, Toshodaiji Temple, Horyuji Temple and so on|
|Languages available||English, Korean, Chinese|
|Guide Area||North of Wakayama|
|Guide Spot||Koyasan, Wakayama city,Kinokawa city and Hashimoto city and surrounding area We can take you around at your request.|
|Message||Apply at least two weeks in advance to by e-mail.|
|Guide Area||Yonago City and Sakaiminato City|
|Guide Spot||Old downtown in Yonago, Umbrella factory, Mattcha tea shop, Kimono shop, Tottori Prefecture Flower Park, Sakaiminato Fish Market, and Mt. Daisen|
|Languages available||English and Korean|
|Message||Telephone information service is not available.|
|Guide Area||Tsuwano, Hagi, Masuda, Hamada|
|Guide Spot||Tsuwano(Taikodani Inari Shrine, Tsuwano Castle Ruins, traditional streets),Hagi(Hagi Museum, Shoin Shrine), Masuda(Sesshu Gardens, Iwami Kagura_a traditional performing art unique to Iwami area_)|
|Message||We have not only the traditional spots but also bountiful nature.
Please visit our website. We can assist your travel to the beautiful countryside.
|Guide Area||City of Matsue, Yasugi, Izumo|
|Guide Spot||Matsue Castle, Shiomi-Nawate area, Horikawa boat cruise, Adachi Museum of Art, Izumo Grand Shrine|
|Message||We give Matsue castle free guiding tour from 10 am to 4 pm every Sat. and Sun. from March to November. Upon your request other than those times and places, please contact us by e-mail. We look forward to hearing from you.|
|Guide Area||Kurashiki Bikan Area (The Old Town of Kurashiki)|
|Guide Spot||Canal Area, Ohara Museum, Ivy Square, Ohashi's House, etc.|
|Languages available||English, Chinese, Korean|
|Message||Kurashiki Bikan Area is a small town, but full of scenic beauty and long history. Why don't you come visit us to enjoy the walking tour around the picturesque canal area?|
|Guide Area||Hiroshima City and vicinity|
|Guide Spot||1)Peace Park, Hiroshima Castle and Shukukeien Garden
2) Miyajima Island (Itsukushima Shrine,Daisho-in Temple)
|Message||Contact Mr. Kiyoshi Tai through e-mail or phone (082) 843-9030 at least 10 days in advance.
We can meet you at JR Hiroshima Station (Shinkansen ticket gate or South exit) or at your hotel.
|Guide Area||Tokushima Prefecture|
|Guide Spot||Tokushima Prefecture|
|Languages available||English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, French, German|
|Message||If you have any inquiry on Tourism in Tokushima, please ask us via e-mail. Also, if you need a volunteer guide or our assistance, please contact us for availability at least two weeks prior to your arrival.|
|Guide Area||Matsuyama, Ozu, Uwajima, Niihama, Imabari cities and Shimanami Bridge Route|
|Guide Spot||We can take you around at your request. Recommended sightseeing spots are : 1) The Castle at each area, Dogo Hot Spring, Ishiteji temple 2)Tobe Pottery Places, Uchiko Town|
|Languages available||English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, and French for Matsuyama Castle and Dogo Hot Spring English for other sightseeing places|
|Message||Apply by phone 9am-8pm|
|Guide Area||Kochi Prefecture We can take you around at your request.|
|Guide Spot||Recommended sightseeing tours are: 1) Kochi Castle _ Katsura Beach
2) Kochi Castle _ Ino Paper Museum
3) Sunday Market _ Kochi Castle (Sunday only).
|Languages available||English, Chinese, Korean, French|
|Message||Apply two weeks in advance to us by phone (090-7148-7608), or e-mail (email@example.com)|
|Guide Area||Chikuho area (Iizuka City, Tagawa City, Nogata City and the nearby counties of Fukuoka Prefecture)|
|Guide Spot||Chikuho Area|
|Message||Chikuho SGG Club is a small volunteer group, but it's been more than 30 years since we started. Our main activity is to support the Iizuka International Wheelchair Tournament. Shingo Kunieda, who is a gold medalist of the London Paralympics, has participa|
|Guide Area||Fukuoka City and the vicinity, such as Dazaifu and Yanagawa.|
|Guide Spot||Ohori Park, Fukuoka Castle ruins, museums, Hakozaki Shrine, Tochoji Temple, learning from disaster simulation drills, Japanese gardens, Japanese old houses and an old shopping arcade. Dazaif and Yanagawa.|
|Languages available||English, Chinese, Korean and Spanish|
|Message||Please refer to our website and send the application back to us. The members of our club are all local citizens. We guide you around Fukuoka City and the vicinity according to your request. And also, you can get our friendly advice on the best practical travel plan for you.|
|Guide Area||Mojiko Retro Area Kanmon Strait area, Chofu town(Yamaguchi Pref),Kitakyushu Industrial Area.|
|Guide Spot||Kokura castle, Yawata Steel Works, Mojimekari N.P., Yaekawa Robot Factory, Mr Sarakura cable, Kawachi lake.|
|Languages available||English, Chinese, Korean, Russian|
|Message||Welcome to Kitakyushu.
|Guide Area||Karatsu, Imari, Arita|
|Guide Spot||Karatsu: Karatsu Castle, Rainbow Pine Forest, Mr Kagami, Festival Float Exhibition Hall, Galleries of Karatsu Ware Imari and Arita: Oukawachi-yama (A Potters Village), Musium of Kyushu Ceramic Arts, Galleries of Arita Ware|
|Languages available||English (Karatsu, Imari, Arita) /Korean/Chinese|
|Message||Website of Karatsu Volunteer Guides is in preparation but we have our page on Facebook.|
|Guide Area||Nagasaki Prefecture|
Open/Close:9:00 a.m./5:30 p.m.
|Message||The Nagasaki International Association is not a travel agency, nor are our volunteers professional tour guides. Please be aware that the content of our volunteer's tours may differ from those of professional tour guides.
Please also understand that because our guides all work on a volunteer basis we cannot guarantee that one will be available on your requested date.
We accept applications during the period from three months before the requested date and until three weeks before you depart for Japan.
|Guide Area||Kumamoto city and its sorrounding area|
|Guide Spot||(Kumamoto city)Kumamoto Castle, Suizenji Jojuen Park, Former Residence of Hosokawa Gyobu, Kumamoto Prefectural Art Museum, Prefectural Traditional Crafts Center, Raigando Cave, Shimada Museum of Art etc. (Outside the city) Mt.Aso, Aso Caldera, Amakusa Islands etc.|
|Languages available||English, Chinese, Korean etc|
|Message||We have a skill and experience as a volunteer guide group since 1998 in Kumamoto city.
Where is the third largest city (735,000 people) located in the center of Kyushu Island and also convenient for a visitor because of well-linked network by air and rail between domestic major cities. Kumamoto Castle, one of the three magnificent castles in Japan and Mt.Aso, a huge and still active volcanic area in some 50 km.east of the city, are two representative tourist atractions among many other places to visit.
Unfortunately,the two unpresented big temblors, with magnitude of 7.0 and 7.3 hit Kumamoto in April 2016 in succession. Kumamoto has a history that it has beautifully revived from such a damage caused by earthquake, typhoon and war each time.
Reconstruction is pushed forward at a high pace, so it is our mission to have you see the restoration process.
|Guide Area||Beppu, Yufuin, Kitsuki, Usuki|
|Guide Spot||Beppu Jigoku Tour, Myoban Onsen, Takasaki-yama Monkey Park, Kitsuki Castle, Usuki Stone Buddhas|
|Languages available||English , Korean, Chinese|
|Message||TEL: 0977-23-1119 / 080-3185-6210|
|Guide Area||Miyazaki City, Nichinan City, Saito City, Aya Town|
|Guide Spot||Aoshima Island, Udo Jingu Shrine, Obi Castle Ruins, Cape Toi, Ancient Burial Mound Park,|
|Guide Area||Kagoshima City|
|Guide Spot||Sakurajima, Sengan-en Japanese garden, Museum of Meiji Restoration, etc.|
|Message||We will help you have a great time in Kagoshima! Please visit our website for application.
|Guide Spot||Recommended sightseeing tours are: 1) Sengan-en Japanese garden,2) Chiran Samurai House, 3) M6. Sakurajima.|
|Message||If you would like to a guided tour of Kagoshima, our members would be happy to assist you. We can take you around at your request.|