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Oita

Name: Beppu SGG Club
Guide Area: Beppu City
We can take you around at your request.
The recommended sightseeing tour is a tour of "Boiling Hell" hot spring ponds (4 hours).
Apply by a week in advance to the office by fax ((0977) 23-1119)
You will meet us at the Tourist Information Office at Beppu Station.

Okayama

Name: Association of Kurashiki Goodwill Guides
Guide Area: Kurashiki Historical area
We can take you around at your request.
The Recommended sightseeing area is Kurashiki Historical Area.
Apply a week in advance to Mr. Tomoyuki Sakagawa by e-mail (GWG_Kurashiki@kurashiki-v.net).
URL: http://www.city.kurashiki.okayama.jp/dd.aspx?menuid=2665

Osaka

Name: Osaka SGG Club
Guide Area: Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Hyogo (See our homepage)
We can take you around at your request.
Write Request Form.
Apply in advance to OSGG office by phone ((06) 6631-9116) or e-mail( osakasgg@feel.ocn.ne.jp).
URL: http://osakasgg.org/

Name: Osaka Tenma Yomiuri SGG Club
Guide Area: Osaka, Kyoto, Nara and Kobe (the entire Kansai district)
We can take you around at your request.
Recommended sightseeing tours are:
1) Osaka Castle (and around Osaka City at your request) and 2) Nijo Castle (and around Kyoto City at your request).
Apply to Ms. Hirouchi by phone/fax ((06) 6876-1772, mobile: (090) 1155-6259, 9am-10pm) or e-mail (hirouchi@pisces.plala.or.jp).
URL: http://www.geocities.jp/goodwilltenma/index.html

Name: Supporters Net For Foreigners Osaka
Guide Area: Osaka and Kansai area
Recommended sightseeing places are:
Brand Makers and Factories, History/Scenes The World Heritage, etc.
Apply by phone/fax ((072) 251-7773) or e-mail (nposggsnf@kym.biglobe.ne.jp).


Name:Foreigner Guides Net Osaka
Guide Area: Osaka, Kyoto and Nara
We can take you around at your request for sightseeing, hiking outdoors and studying factorise.
Please e-mail to
(for Sightseeing:) Mr. T. Yokoi( yokoithr-ou42@mse.biglobe.ne.jp),
(for Studying/Hiking:) Mr. H. Ishihara( ishihara67@aol.com).
URL: http://www5.ocn.ne.jp/~fgnosk//(English and Japanese)
http://www3.ocn.ne.jp/~fgneoc/(Chinese)

Saga

Name: Imari SGG
Guide Area: Imari City
We can take you around at your request.
The recommended sightseeing tour is:
Imari Station → Mt. Okawachiyama → Arita (2 hours).
Apply to Mr. Hirotoshi Kajiyama by phone((0955) 23-8088) or by fax((0955)22-9458)

Name: KVG Karatsu Volunteer Guide
Guide Area: Karatsu, Saga Pref.
We can help international events in Karatsu as volunteer interpreters.
We can provide sightseeing information of Karatsu to foreign tourists.
Recommended sightseeing tours are:
1) Karatsu Castle, Karatsu Kunch Exhibition, Niji no Matsubara(Pine forest).
2) Yobuko; squid cooking restaurants & fisherman's market. 3)Karatsu Ware & Arita Imari Ware;-Two major ceramic products of porcelain and stone ware.
Apply to KVG office at Karatsu Chamber of Commerce and Industry Office by phone((0955)72-5141) or fax((0955)72-5146) at least two weeks in advance.

Saitama

Name: Kawagoe English Walkers
Guide Area: Kawagoe City (Saitama Pref.)
We can take you around at your request.
Recommended sightseeing tours are:
1) Kitain Buddhist Temple
2) Ichibangai Street lined with Kurazukuri fireproof houses
3)City Museums (History, Kurazukuri, Kawagoe festival)
4)Folktales.
Apply to KEW office by phone or fax((049) 222-1710) at least a week in advance.
URL: http://www7a.biglobe.ne.jp/~kawagoe-guide/

Shiga

Name: Hikone Volunteer Guide Association
Guide Area: Hikone Castle
We have a preset guided tour:
A: Hikone Castle and Genkyu-en Garden: 2hours
B: Hikone Castle Museum, Hikone Castle and Genkyu-en Garden: 2.5 hours
C: Town Walk: 3 hours
Apply a week in advance by phone to Hikone Tourist Information Center ((0749) 22-2954) , Hikone Sightseeing Association ((0749) 23- 0001),or use online application form.
http://www.hikoneshi.com/en/guide/application
URL: http://www.hikoneshi.com/en/

Name: Sakura Volunteer Guide Club
Guide Area: Kyoto, Nara, Shiga
We can take you around at your request.
Apply by e-mail (sakurafreetours@yahoo.com) at least a week in advance.
URL: http://kyotofreeguide.web.fc2.com/

Shimane

Name: Matsue Goodwill Guide (M.G.G)
Guide Area: Around Matsue, Izumo, Yasugi Cities.
We can take you around at your request.
Recommended sightseeing tours are:
1) Matsue Castle, Lafcadio Hearn's old residence, 2) Izumo-Taisha Shrine and Izumo Winery, 3) Adachi Museum in Yasugi.
Apply by phone to Ms.Hosoda  (090-9501-9616) or e-mail: mgg_club@yahoo.co.jp  at least a few days in advance.

Name: Iwami SGG Club (Iwami Systematized Goodwill Guides Club)
Guide Area: Tsuwano, Masuda, Hamada
We can take you around at your request.
Recommended sightseeing tours are:
1) Tsuwano (Traditional Edo-period houses)
2) Stone gardens and a private stone garden in Masuda
3) Tatamigaura Beach (the sea erosion shelfs)
Apply by e-mail (masuda.shimane@gmail.com)at least three days in advance.
URL: http://visit-masuda.main.jp

Shizuoka

Name:Atami Guide Club (AGC)
Guide Area: Atami City
We can take you around at your request.
1)Assistance for accommodation of private tourists.
2)Guide around Atami City.
3)Assistance for partiers etc. of group tourists.
Apply by a week in advance to Mr.Sakai by Fax ((0557) 68-5867) or e-mail (info@agcjp.com)
URL: http://www.agcjp.com

Name: IZU SGG Club
Guide Area: Shimoda City
We can take you around at your request.
Recommended sightseeing area is the historic walk.
Apply by phone to Ms. Masami Nakamura ((0558)22-0125, 8am-10pm) or e-mail to Mr. Nori Tsuchiya (izusgg1@gmail.com).
Please visit our web site.
URL: http://milky.geocities.jp/iloveshimoda/

Name: Shimoda International Club
Guide Area: Southern Izu Region (Shimoda, Minami-Izu, Kawazu, Matsuzaki)
Our members are pleased to guide visitors for sightseeing or relaxation/refreshment in Shimoda City &/or the other districts of Southern Izu Region by request:
(Model Route) tour of about 2 hours on foot to visit nostalgic downtown of Shimoda and historical places spotlighted during the opening period of Japan to the world in the middle of 19th century.
(Other Points of Interest) half a day or one day tour by car or bus to visit beautiful white sand beaches or cliffs along the coast line, a fantastic water gap with several waterfalls, museums, and many others, mainly for relaxation/refreshment in the natural environment.
Our guide service is extended in English, Spanish or German. As a rule, it is available in the weekend or on holidays by booking in advance.
For more information or reservation, please contact Ms. Sumiko Itagaki in Japanese or English by phone ((090) 3955-4788, 6pm-9pm) or e-mail (sicshimoda@yahoo.co.jp).
URL: http://www.shimoda-city.info/index_e.html

Name: The Ito Systematized Goodwill Guide Club
Guide Area: Ito City and surrounding area
As volunteer guides, we are very happy to help you make your sightseeing tours in Ito more pleasant and memorable.
Recommended sightseeing tours are:
1) Jogasaki Coast → Izu Highlands → Mt. Omuro and 2) Lake Ippeki → Lake Matsukawa → Mt. Komuro Park.
Apply to Mr. Tsuneo Konishi by phone ((0557) 36-9828, 10am-5pm).

Tochigi

Name: Nikko SGG Club
Guide Area: San-nai area
We can take you around:
1) Toshogu Shrine (2 hrs)
2) Sanbutudo, Futarasan Shrine, Taiyuuin Toshogu Shrine (3 hrs), etc.
Apply at least two weeks in advance to NIKKO SGG Club by e-mail (tomton09@lion.ocn.ne.jp)

Name: Utsunomiya SGG Club
Guide Area: Tochigi Prefecture
We can take you around at your request.
Recommended sightseeing tours are:
1) Toshogu-Rinnoji (Sambutsu-Do)-Futarasan Shrine in Nikko
2) Nikko National Park (Kegon Falls, Mt. Nanntai, Lake Chuzenji)
3) Utsunomiya City, Mashiko City (potteries)
Apply by e-mail to Mr. Masashi Hirota (nrn04954@nifty.com).

Tokyo

Name: Tokyo SGG Club
Guide Area: Sensoji Temple area, Ueno Park area and Tokyo vicinities
Our activities include the preset guided tours as follows:
a) Approx. 60-minute walking tour of "Asakusa Kannon Temple and its neighborhood.
The tour departs twice every Saturday and Sunday at 11:00am and 1:15pm. Visit us at Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center, located just across the street from the Kaminarimon Gate of the temple.
b) Approx. 90-minute walking tour of "Ueno Park" on every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.
The tour departs twice a day at 10:30am and 1:30pm. Visit us at the Tourist Information Desk in the Ueno Park Green Salon.
URL: http://www2.ocn.ne.jp/~sgg/

Name: Tokyo International Student Guide
Guide Area: Tokyo
We can take you around at your request.
Apply at least two weeks in advance to Mr. Takahashi by fax ((03)3235-5713) or e-mail (takahashi@tit.ac.jp).

Name: Shinagawa SGG Club
Guide Area: Tokyo
We can accommodate personal requests for shopping or sightseeing.
Volunteer hours will be basically 3-7hours between 10:00am and 5:00pm.
Apply at least two weeks in advance to our office by fax ((03)3472-9089)
or e-mail (sinagawa_sgg2004@yahoo.co.jp)
URL: http://www1.cts.ne.jp/~koasa/SGG/

Name: Edo-Tokyo-Guide Group
Guide Area: In the city of Tokyo only
We can guide you to the sight-seeing places in Japanese, English, Italian, German, and French.
For enquiries or applications, please contact our reception at least 2 weeks in advance by e-mail (Edo.Tokyo.Guide.int@gmail.com)
Blog: http://blog.goo.ne.jp/edo_tokyo_int

Name: Tokyo Free Walking Tour
Guide Area: Tokyo Station to the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace(including some places of historic interest)
Day: Every Saturday(except.Jan.1-3)
Time:From 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Meeting Place: Outside the Gate at Marunouchi Central Exit,JR Tokyo Station. (You will see the sign board "Free Walking Tour" held by our volunteer staff.)
If you have any inquiring, please e-mail us at (tfwt@live.jp)
Further more information, refer to the following website.
URL: http://tfwt.sharepoint.com/

Name: The Japanese Red Cross Language Service Volunteers
Guide Area: Tokyo, Yokohama, Kamakura, etc.
Service for the Physically Challenged
1. We offer tours for the physically challenged, especially those on wheel chairs (and their assistants).
2. We can take you around at your request using the public transportation system.
Apply at least two weeks in advance by e-mail (sgg@tok-lanserv.jp)
URL: http://www.tok-lanserv.jp/eng/sub3_sgg.html

Name:Capital Tokyo West SGG Club
Guide Area: Mainly western Tokyo inclusive of whole Tokyo areas
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. 
Inform us of your request or schedule for the day by e-mail (chu-san@sb3.so-net.ne.jp) at least two weeks in advance.
URL: http://www016.upp.so-net.ne.jp/CTWSGG

Tottori

Name: Yonago Goodwill Guide
Guide Area: Yonago,Sakaiminato and Daisen
We can take you around at your request.
Recommended sightseeing tours are:
1) Old downtown in Yonago city, 2) Kitarou road in Sakaiminato city, 3) Walking around Mt. Daisen
Apply by e-mail (info_ygg@yahoo.co.jp) to our office at least two weeks in advance.
URL: http://ygg.go-to-japan.jp/(English)
http://ygg.go-to-japan.jp/?lang=ko(Korean)

Wakayama

Name: Wakayama Interpreter Volunteer Club
Guide Area: Wakayama, Hashimoto and Kainan Cities, Koyasan and surrounding area
We can take you around at your request.
Recommended sightseeing tours are:
1) Koyasan and 2) Wakayama City.
Apply at least two weeks in advance to Mr. Fumio Tsuyama by e-mail (fumio909441@leto.eonet.ne.jp ).
URL: http://www.geocities.jp/wivcinfo/

Yamanashi

Name: Yamanashi Systematized Goodwill Guide
Guide Area: Yamanashi Prefecture
We can take you around at your request.
Recommended sightseeing tours are:
1) Kofu Castle, 2) Katsunuma winery, 3) Takeda Shrine, and 4) Fuji-kawaguchiko district.
Apply to YSGG office by e-mail (ysgg_office@yahoo.co.jp) at least two weeks in advance.
URL: http://www.fruits.jp/~luck_net/