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Hokkaido

Furano Ski Host

Guide Area Furano Ski Area
Guide Spot Furano Ski Area
Languages available English, (Chinese, French, Italian by appointment only)
Contact mari@furanotourism.com
http://www.furanotourism.com/en/spot/spot_D.php?id=509&kid1=2&kid2=10&kid3=36
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.

Hakodate Goodwill Guide Association

Guide Area Hakodate Area, Onuma quasi-national Park
Guide Spot Motomachi Historical Distorict/Bay Area/Morning Market/Yunokawa Hot Spring, City View from the top of Mt.Hakodate/Goryokaku Park/Trapistine Convent
Languages available English, Chinese, Korean & Russian
Contact hakodategoodwill@yahoo.co.jp
http://www.hakodategoodwill.com/
Message Ours is volunteer group that requires a 3,000 yen for each tour for our service expenses .Our guide service is basically for 3 hours which could be extended. How to Apply 1.Visit our website and contact us by e-mail. 2. Fill out the application

Iwate

Hiraizumi Goodwill Guides

Guide Area Hiraizumi
Guide Spot Chusonji temple, Motsuji temple, Takkoku no Iwaya, and other historical sites
Languages available English, Chinese, German
Contact o-kazuaki@nexyzbb.ne.jp
http://www.geocities.jp/hiraizumi_guide/
Message We can show you around Hiraizumi at your request. Hiraizumi was designated as World Heritage Site in 2011. Please apply to Mr.Okada by phone or e-mail one week in advance.

Morioka Doodwill Guides

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 handred 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)
Languages available English
Contact moriokagwg@gmail.com
http://moriokaguide.amigasa.jp/
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

Miyagi

Matsushima Goodwill Guides

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
Contact mutsuo_hoshido@hotmail.com
http://www.geocities.jp/matsushimagw/
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

Miyagi Goodwill Guide Club (MGGC)

Guide Area Around Miyagi
Guide Spot Sendai (Tanabata, Star Festival) Matsushia, Shiroishi,
Languages available English,Chinese,French,Russian,Spanish,German,Korean,Swahili, Nepalese, Hindi,
Contact rokugatsunokaze-2008@yahoo.co.jp
http://sites.google.com/site/mggc2010/
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

Fukushima

Aizu Wakamatsu International Association

Guide Area Aizu wakamatsu city and the nearby area
Guide Spot Tsuruga-jo Castle and other historical sites
Languages available English, Chinese, Korean
Contact mail@awia.jp
http://awia.jp
Message Come experience the history of the "Samurai City". Enjoy the sights, atmosphere, and hospitatlity that is unique to Aizu Wakamatsu.

Ibaraki

Chinone Group

Guide Area Tokyo,Mito city,Tokai-Mura
Guide Spot We will show you around in your favorite places.
Languages available English
Contact aaj64210@pop06.odn.ne.jp
Message Contact us at least three months before your trip.

Chiyoda Circle

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.
Languages available English
Contact kogu-kk@jcom.home.ne.jp
Message We can take you around at your request.

COSMO ECHO

Guide Area Tsukuba-city, Tsuchiura-city Ibaraki prefecture
Guide Spot
Languages available English, Spanish
Contact cosmoecho1985@gmail.com
http://ameblo.jp/cosmoecho/
Message COSMO ECHO is providing foreign visitors with opotunities to experience Japanese culture such as the tea-ceremony, flower-arrangement, calligraphy, wearing a kimono and so on. However, we are not providing tour guide services so far.

MESA FRIENDSHIP

Guide Area MITO, IBARAKI-KEN
Guide Spot
Languages available English
Contact mykawase@paw.hi-ho.ne.jp
Message

NPO N & N Corporation

Guide Area Japan, Asia, United States of America
Guide Spot Rokkou District
Languages available English, Chinese, Korean, Portugee
Contact nandnibaraki_0127_0730@yahoo.co.jp
http://www.takahashi.nandnpacific.com
Message We welcome foreigners who want to tour around our district.

Tochigi

Nikko SGG Club

Guide Area Nikko City
Guide Spot World Heritage Site (Shrines and Temples in Nkko)
Languages available English
Contact tomton09@lion.ocn.ne.jp
Message We hope everyone will visit Nikko.With a 2week advance notice we can arrange a guide for you.

UTSUNOMIYA SYSTEMATIZED GOOD-WILL GUIDES CLUB

Guide Area Utsunomiya City, Oya Area, Nikko City and Inner Nikko Mashiko City
Guide Spot Oya Temple & Oya Musium, Utsunomiya Castle Ruins Park, Mashiko Pottery-Town, Nikko World Heritage Site, Lake Chuzenji,The Kegon Fall
Languages available English, Chinese
Contact terakado@dokkyomed.ac.jp
(Mr. Shin Terakado)
http://www.016.upp.so-net.jp/usgg/
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 and Nikko Station every wee

Gunma

Friday club

Guide Area Ota-city
Guide Spot Daikoin temple, Mantokuji temple, Ota sports park
Languages available English
Contact jun80@sunfield.ne.jp
http://www.sunfield.ne.jp/~jun80/
Message

Saitama

The Kawagoe English Walkers

Guide Area Kawagoe
Guide Spot Kitain Buddhist Temple, City Museum, Ichiban-gai Street with Kurazukuri houses
Languages available English
Contact
Message

Chiba

Association of Narita Volunteer Guides

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.
Languages available English
Contact naritasan-guide@yahoo.co.jp
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.

Kashiwa Goodwill Guide Association

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 at a Japanese House, 3) Experience of Japanese Culture, 4) Spiritual Experience in Kashiwa. 5) Shopping Guide. 6) Annual Events Guide in each season.
Languages available English, Chinese, Spanish, Korean, French, German, Thai, Portuguese, Indonesian, Malay, Romanian.
Contact Brownave616@yahoo.co.jp
Message Please contact Ms.Tsukiko Matsuda at with the subject of "KASHIWA Experience Tour" or "TOKYO NARITA Guide"

Nagareyama SGG

Guide Area Nagareyama city area
Guide Spot Japanese warehouse, kareidoscope museum, kimono shop, tatami factory,
Languages available English, French, Spanish
Contact keikoymmt@gmail.com
Message Please contact us without hesitation. We can present you real, and authentic Japan rear Tokyo.

Tokyo

Capital Tokyo West (CTW) SGG

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
Contact chu-san@sb3.so-net.ne.jp
http://www.016.upp.so-net.ne.jp/CTW SGG
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.

Edo Tokyo Guide Group

Guide Area Tokyo
Guide Spot Typically, 1) Imperial Palace area, 2) Harajuku & Meiji Shrine, 3) Shibuya & Ebisu, 4) Odaiba, 5) Ginza, 6) Kagurazaka, 7) Ueno & Yanaka, 8) Akasaka & Sky tree, 9) Akihabara, 10) Tsukiji markets & Hamarikyu garden, etc.
Languages available English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese
Contact Edo.Tokyo.Guide.int@gmail.com
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/edo_tokyo_int
Message It is our great pleasure to help you to make your stay in Tokyo more fruitful. Guided tour could be arranged from either the viewpoint of inhabitants, or adjusted to your needs as possible. As the first part of our name "Edo", the old name of Tokyo sugges

Shinagawa SGG Club

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)
Contact sinagawa_sgg2004@yahoo.co.jp
http://www.aizawa.2y.net/SGG/
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 (sinagawa_sgg2004@ya

The Japanese Red Cross Language Service Volunteers

Guide Area Tokyo, Yokohama, Kamakura, etc.
Guide Spot
Languages available English and if available, others
Contact sgg@tok-lanserv.jp
http://www.tok-lanserv.jp/eng/doc/leaflet2011.pdf
Message We accept your request through e-mail or from our website only.

Tokyo Free Walking Tour

Guide Area East Gardens of the Imperial Palace, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo
Guide Spot Our free walking tour takes you from Tokyo Station to the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace. On our way, we stop by at various cultural and historical sites of interest.
Languages available English
Contact tfwt@live.jp
http://www.tfwt.jp
Message Why not join our walking tour highlighting places of historical interest around Tokyo Station and the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace?
The tour is totally free of charge, and no reservation is needed - just show up at the meeting place to see ou

Tokyo International Student Guide

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
Contact takahashi@tit.ac.jp
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

TOKYO SGG CLUB

Guide Area 1. Asakusa Area 2. Historical spots of temples, shrines, memorials, museums in the Ueno Park
Guide Spot 1. Asakusa Kannon Temple Area and it's neiborhood 2. Historical spots of temples, shrines, memorials, museums in the Ueno Park
Languages available English
Contact
http://www2.ocn.ne.jp/~sgg/
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.

Kanagawa

Kanagawa Systematized Good Will Guide Club

Guide Area Kanagawa Prefcture
Guide Spot Yokohama City, Kamakura City, Kawasaki City
Languages available English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean
Contact ksgg_guide@yahoo.co.jp
http://www.ksgg.org/
http://www.facebook.com/ksgg.jp
Message Request for our services and inquiry
We provide foreign visitors with voluntary sightseeing tour guide services mainly in Yokohama, Kamakura & Kawasaki.
To inquire or apply for the guided tours, please e-mail us at ksgg_guide@yahoo.co.jp

Odawara Hakone Systematized Goodwill Guide

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
Contact ohsgg1@gmail.com
http://www.ohsgg.com
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

Niigata

DSI Volunteer Guide

Guide Area Sado Island
Guide Spot Any places upon requests throughout the island
Languages available English
Contact mijintl@lapis.plala.or.jp
http://www.sadonosake.com/DSI/index.html
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.

Ishikawa

Kanazawa Goodwill Guide Network

Guide Area Kanazawa City
Guide Spot Kenrokuen Garden, Kanazawa Castle Park, Higashi Chaya District, Nagamachi Buke Yashiki District,
Languages available English
Contact kggn@po4.nsk.ne.jp
http://kggn.sakura.ne.jp
Message Please apply to KGGN office at least two weeks in advance through our website.

Fukui

Fukui Phoenix SGG

Guide Area Fukui City & its neighborhood
Guide Spot Eiheiji temple, Echizen Bamboo Doll Craft Studio, Maruoka Castle Asakura Clan Ruins, Tojimbo
Languages available English
Contact yuko4572@yahoo.co.jp
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.

Yamanashi

Yamanashi Goodwill Guide Association

Guide Area Yamamanashi Prefecture
Guide Spot Mt.Fuji and Lakes,Erinjitemple, Syosenkyo Gorge, Mt. Iwadono and Saruhashi Bridge
Languages available Engrish. Chinese
Contact
Message

Yamanashi Systematized Goodwill Guide

Guide Area Within Yananashi prefecture including Mt.Fuji Yoshidaguchi
Guide Spot Mt.Fuji、Kofu,Katsunuma Area
Languages available Mainly English and Korean
Contact ysgg_office@yahoo.co.jp
http://www.fruits.jp/~luck_net/
Message Please visit our home page http://www.fruits.jp/~luck_net/ and contact e-mail:ysgg_office@yahoo.co.jp

Nagano

Alps Language Service Association

Guide Area Matsumoto city
Guide Spot Matsumoto castle
Languages available English(main), French, Spanish ,Korean, Russian
Contact npoalsa@gmail.com
http://npo-alsa/
Message 1.Guides available on site (B/April – B/November, 10:00 – 15:00 daily)
(Reservation is not required.)
2.Guides available by request (throughout the year, by reservation(2 weeks in advance) only)

Bonsho no Kai

Guide Area The area in and around Nagano city
Guide Spot Zenkoji temple, Mastusiro, Togakusi, Obuse
Languages available English, chinese, German
Contact bonshonokai@yahoo.co.jp
http://www.geocities.co.jp/bonshonokai/
Message

Matsumoto City International Society

Guide Area Matsumoto City and its surrounding areas
Guide Spot up to the requests
Languages available English
Contact yuri_kashi@city.matsumoto.nagano.jp
Message We mainly accept the inspection of government officers and tour agents who are interested in the local government operations and tourism policies.

Matsumoto SGG Club

Guide Area Matsumoto City
Guide Spot Matsumoto Castle → Matsumoto City Museum → Former kaichi School
Languages available English
Contact saito@maxon.co.jp
Message

Gifu

Gifu Goodwill Guides Network

Guide Area Gifu prefecture
Guide Spot Gifu city,Kakamigahara city,Gujo city,Ogaki city,(mainly)
Languages available English,Chinese,French
Contact ronmama1135@gmail.com
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..

Shizuoka

Atami Guide Club

Guide Area Atami City, Sizuoka Pref.
Guide Spot Kiunkaku, Kinomiya Shrine, Plum Garden, Geigi Kenban, Izusan Shrine, Atami Castle, Beach
Languages available English
Contact info@agcjp.com
http://www.agcjp.com
Message Application is required to be sent to us at least one week before the plan in Atami so that we can arrange schedule depending on time. Application form is avilable at our web site, the page of "information". Or please ket us know schedulle via e-mail.

Ito Systematizad Goodwill Guide

Guide Area Ito
Guide Spot ① Mt. Omuro,Jogasaki Coast & Lake Ippeki ② historical Spots of Ito (Shrines &Temples)
Languages available English(main) German & Spanish (OK)
Contact itosgg@gmail.com
http://isgg.web.fc2.com
Message

IZU Systematized Goodwill Guide Club

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.
Languages available English
Contact izusgg1@gmail.com
http://milky.geocities.jp/iloveshimoda/
Message E-mail us first.
We will arrange memorable day for you.

Shimoda International Club

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 ・Spansh
Contact sicshimoda@yahoo.co.jp
http://www.shimoda-city.info/index_e.html
Message

Aichi

Aichi Goodwill Guides Network

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
Contact guide-desk@aggn.jp
http://www.aggn.jp/
Message

Chita Peninsula SGG Club

Guide Area Chita Peninsula in Aichi Prefecture
Guide Spot Nankichi Memorial Museum Handa City Musuem Sake Museum Pottery Path (in Tokoname)
Languages available
Contact sgg-1@ml.n-fukushi.ac.jp
http://www.netnfu.ne.jp/lec/sgg
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

Inuyama Goodwill Guide

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
Contact guide_req@inuyamagoodwillguide.jp
http://www.inuyamagoodwillguide.jp/
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

Mie

Iga SGG Club

Guide Area Iga City
Guide Spot Ninja Museum, Danjiri (festival float) Museum, Ueno Castle,
Languages available English
Contact iga-sgg@tsutamaru.or.jp
http://blog.canpan.info/iga-sgg/
Message We are the Iga volunteer tour guide group.
Iga is the birthplace of Ninja.
The Ninja Museum has various clever tricks such as revolving walls, secret passage and hidden guard chambers. You can try them out.
A thrilling show of Ninja f

Shiga

Hikone Volunteer Guide Association

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
Contact i-hikone@hikoneshi.com
http://www.hikoneshi.com/en/guide
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.

Kyoto

GOOD SAMARITAN CLUB

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.
Languages available English
Contact reservation.samaritan@gmail.com
http://www.geocities.jp/goodsamaritanclub_hp/
Message Hello!
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.
There are

Goodwill Guide on Kyoto Handicraft & Historical Sites

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
Contact UII42902@nifty.com
http://ggkh.d.dooo.jp
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 pe

Kyoto (East) S.G.G.Club

Guide Area Kyoto City
Guide Spot Higashiyama area, Kinkakuji temple area, Nijo Castle, Arashiyama area, Downtown, Fushimi Inari shrine, etc.
Languages available English, French
Contact kyotosgg@maia.eonet.ne.jp
http://www.eonet.ne.jp/~kyotosgg/
Message If you would like a guided tour of Kyoto, our members would be happy to assist you.
Apply two weeks in advance by e-mail (kyotosgg@maia.eonet.ne.jp)
URL: http://www.eonet.ne.jp/~kyotosgg/

Sakura Volunteer Guide Club

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
Languages available English
Contact sakurafreetours@yahoo.com
http://kyotofreeguide.web.fc2.com/
Message Our tours can accommodate up to 6 people. To request a volunteer guide from Sakura Volunteer Guide Club, please visit our website and answer the questions and e-mail them at least 1 week before your visit. We would be very happy to help your understanding

SGG Club Kyoto West

Guide Area Kyoto City
Guide Spot Kyoto City
Languages available English
Contact
Message

The Volunteer Guide Association of Kansai Traditional Handicrafts (KADEKO SGG KANSAI)

Guide Area Kyoto, Nara, Osaka
Guide Spot World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO, Traditional Handicrafts Artisan's House and Workshop
Languages available Japanese, English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Indonesian
Contact hello.kadeko.handicrafts@gmail.com
http://kadeko.jimdo.com
Message

Osaka

Foreigner Guides Net Osaka

Guide Area Osaka, Kyoto, Nara
Guide Spot Any place, up to guest's request
Languages available English, Chinese
Contact yokoithr-ou42@mse.biglobe.ne.jp
http://www5.ocn.ne.jp/~fgnosk/
Message

Osaka SGG Club

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)
Contact osakasgg@feel.ocn.ne.jp
http://osakasgg.org/
Message Visit our homepage (http://osakasgg.org/ ) for our terms & conditions for guiding.
Write Request Form and apply in advance to us by e-mail (osakasgg@feel.ocn.ne.jp). For convenience of communication, we suggest you contact us at the e-mail address,

Osaka Tenma Yomiuri SGG Club

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
Contact hirouchi@pisces.plala.or.jp
or otyshirouchi@yahoo.co.jp
http://www.geocities.jp/goodwilltenma/index.html
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.

Hyogo

Himeji Goodwill Guide Kashinoki-kai

Guide Area Himeji City
Guide Spot Himeji Castle, koko-En, Mt.Shosha, Nearby Sites and Fighting Festival
Languages available English
Contact himejitourkashinoki@gmail.com
Message The Main Tower of Himeji Castle is under renovation. It will be reopened next March 27

Kobe SGG club

Guide Area Kobe,Osaka,Kyoto,Nara,Himeji
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,Chinese,Spanish,French, Italian, Korean
Contact kobesgg@kobesgg.org
http://www.kobesgg.org
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

Kobe Voluntary Good-Will Guides (K.V.G.G)

Guide Area Kansai area (A day's trip area from Kobe)
Guide Spot Kobe, Arima onsen, Himeji castle, Takarazuka, Osaka, Nara,
Languages available English
Contact chiko-i-kvgg@kcc.zaq.ne.jp
Message Apply for the services at least three days in advance.

Takarazuka Bunkazai Guide Society

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
Contact e-k@jttk.zaq.ne.jp
Message Please apply 3-7days in advance.

Volunteer Guide Association of Himeji Castle

Guide Area Himeji Castle and Kokoen Garden
Guide Spot Until 2015.3.26 West Bailey →Second Bailey 2015.3.27 Main tower will be reopened.
Languages available English, Chinese, Korean
Contact t.kurose@sirius.ocn.ne.jp
http://www.city.himeji.lg.jp/s60/2851146.html
Message When we are ready to guide you the Castle, we put up a signboard at the Ticket Office of the Castle, saying “Free English-speaking guided tour Available".

Nara

IKARUGA ICES SGG

Guide Area Ikaruga and neighboring area
Guide Spot Horyu-ji and Houki-ji (Registered as World Cultural Heritage site ), Hourin-ji, etc. including many cultural properties in them and beautiful sights around the area.
Languages available English , French and Chinese
Contact ikruga@kcn.ne.jp
http://www4.kcn.ne.jp/~yoppe/
Message Ikaruga known as a historical town, located in the northwestern part of Nara pref. enjoys richness of beautiful sights and array of cultural assets. Horyu-ji temple embracing the history of the land for about 1300 years and has registered as a World Herit

NARA SGG CLUB

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.)
Contact narasggclub@narakanko.jp
http://narakanko.jp/sgg/
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Nara Student Guide

Guide Area Nara
Guide Spot Kohukuji-temple, Todaiji-temple, Kasuga-shrine are the main spots but we can guide you anywhere in Nara.
Languages available English
Contact narastudentguide_tourist@yahoo.co.jp
http://www.narastudentguide.org/
Message

Nara YMCA Goodwill Guides

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.
Languages available English
Contact eggnaraymca@gmail.com
http://sites.google.com/site/eggnaragg/home
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.

NPO Nara Guide Club

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
Contact nara-guideclub@xvh.biglobe.ne.jp
http://web1.kcn.jp/nara-guide-club/
Message

Wakayama

Wakayama Interpreter Volunteer Club

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.
Languages available English
Contact hitomi-ytsp128@iris.eonet.ne.jp
http://www.geocities.jp/wivcinfo/
Message Apply at least two weeks in advance to by e-mai.

Tottori

Yonago Goodwill Guide

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 Korian
Contact info_ygg@yahoo.co.jp
http://ygg.go-to-japan.jp/
Message Telephone information service is not avalable.

Shimane

Iwami SGG Club (Iwami Systematized Goodwill Guides Club)

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》),
Languages available English
Contact masuda.shimane@gmail.com
http://visit-masuda.main.jp
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.

Matsue Goodwill Guide

Guide Area City of Matsue, Yasugi, Izumo
Guide Spot Matsue Castle, Shiomi-Nawate area, Horikawa boat cruise, Adachi Museum of Art, Izumo Grand Shrine
Languages available English
Contact mgg_club@yahoo.co.jp
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.

Okayama

Kurashiki Goodwill Guides

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
Contact GWG_kurashiki@kurashiki-v.net
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?

Hiroshima

Hiroshima SGG club

Guide Area Hiroshima City and vicinity
Guide Spot 1)Peace Park, Hiroshima Castle and Shukukeien Garden
2) Miyajima Island (Itsukushima Shrine,Daisho-in Temple)
Languages available English
Contact taif@fureai-ch.ne.jp
Message Contact Mr. Kiyoshi Tai through e-mail (taif@fureai-ch.ne.jp) 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.

Kagawa

Kagawa Systemized Goodwill Guide

Guide Area Kagawa Pref.
Guide Spot Ritsurin Garden/Tamamo Park/Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum Shikoku Folk museum/Konpira shrine/Former Konpira Old Theater(Kanamaruza)
Languages available English / Spanish / French
Contact kiyo058764@yahoo.co.jp
Message Welcome to your contact us.

Ehime

Ehime Systematized Good-will Guide

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
Contact setsuko.szm@adagio.ocn.ne.jp
Message (Apply by phone 9am-8pm)

Kochi

Kochi Systematized Goodwill Guide Club

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
Contact kochisgg@hotmail.co.jp
http://kochisgg.web.fc2.com/sggEnglish/index-e.html
Message Apply two weeks in advance to us by phone (090-7148-7608), or e-mail (kochisgg@hotmail.co.jp)

Fukuoka

Chikuho SGG Club

Guide Area Chikuho area (Iizuka City, Tagawa City, Nogata City and the nearby counties of Fukuoka Prefecture)
Guide Spot Chikuho Area
Languages available English
Contact suzuki66@ace.ocn.ne.jp
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

Fukuoka SGG Club

Guide Area Mainly in Fukuoka city and some case in Fukuoka Prefecture
Guide Spot Fukuoka Tower, Canal city,Kushida shrine,Tochouji etc
Languages available English,chinese,Korean,French, German,and Spanish
Contact fukuokasggclub@gmail.com
http://www.geocities.jp/fukuokasgg/
Message Please refer to our Website or seach for Fukuoka SGG Club and send us Application back,if you need our guide.

Kitakyushu SGG Club

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
Contact hirokimura18@ezweb.ne.jp
Message Welcome to Kitakyushu.
Bienvenido

Omuta SGG club

Guide Area Omuta city, Fukuoka prefecture
Guide Spot
Languages available English, Chinese, Philipino
Contact omutarocky@yahoo.co.jp
Message

Saga

Imari SGG

Guide Area O-kawachi-yama, Arita, Karatsu
Guide Spot Kyushu Ceramics Museun, Karatsu castle, Okawachiyama area,
Arita Porcelain Park
Languages available English
Contact rokuseng@live.jp
Message

Karatsu Volunteer Guides

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
Contact y-shinji@karatsu.or.jp
Message Website of Karatsu Volunteer Guides is in preparation but we have our page on Facebook.

Nagasaki

Nagasaki International Association

Guide Area Nagasaki Pref
Guide Spot
Languages available English
Contact nia@nia.or.jp
http://www.nia.or.jp
Message Applications open 3 months prior to visit
It may take at least three weeks from the receipt of your application for us to find a volunteer guide. Additionally, as our interpreter guides are volunteers, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to fin

Oita

Beppu station Information

Guide Area Beppu
Guide Spot Jigoku tour , Myoban Onsen , Takasaki yama monkey
Languages available English , Korean
Contact ftio@ace.ocn.ne.jp
http://www.beppuftio.blogspot.jp/
Message

Miyazaki

Miyazaki Bridge of Fellowship

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,
Languages available English
Contact grika8@miyazaki-catv.ne.jp
Message

Kagoshima

KAGOSHIMA GAIGO GAKUIN SGG

Guide Area Kagoshima City, Kirishima, Ibusuki
Guide Spot Senganen Japanese Garden, Sakurajima, Tenmonkan, Chiran Samurai Village, Sand bath, etc
Languages available English
Contact gaigo@ac.fm
Message We are a group of volunteer guides consisting of the students, alumni and staff members of Kagoshima's only government-authorized English college KAGOSHIMA GAIGO GAKUIN and other registered members. We may not be as good as professional guides in terms of

Kagoshima iBS International Speaking Society

Guide Area Kagoshima
Guide Spot Recommended sightseeing tours are: 1) Sengan-en Japanese garden,
2) Chiran Samurai House, 3) M6. Sakurajima.
Languages available English
Contact ibs@ibs-gaigo.com
http://www.ibs-gaigo.com/
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.

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