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Ready to change your world? 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 unfamiliar destinations including suburbs of Tokyo. Whether you’re looking for a private tour or would like to experience real Japan, we want you to have fun while learning something new about Japanese culture. Keep reading to learn more about available guides and how to get in touch with any questions.

Tokyo City tours are available for booking.
Narita, Nikko, Mt.Fuji have many sight-seeing areas to discover.
You can visit and experience real local Japanese homes,
calm and nice shrines or temples in our home town.
Have cultural experiences for an enjoyable and
unforgettable memories !

NEWS/INFO (Latest 5)

  • 2024-04-18
    I guided two blind tourists yesterday. Our Kashiwa Goodwill Guide Association receives about 500 guide requests from foreign tourists a year.Yesterday, I guided two blind tourists from the United States. It was my first experience. I had a lot of anxiety. I could not do it alone, so I asked two other people to help me, ...
  • 2024-04-10
    Report on the Association’s activities in FY2023 In FY2023, the number of guide requests was 365 and the number of guides implemented was 145. Both were record numbers.
  • The number of guide requests received by our association in February was 51, a new record high. 2024-03-05
    The number of guide requests received by our association in February was 51, a new record high.
  • Forecast for cherry blossom blooming in 2024 2024-02-02
    The Japan Weather Association has announced the “2024 Cherry Blossom Bloom Forecast”. The first cherry blossoms in Japan bloom on March 19th in Fukuoka and Kochi. March 20th in Tokyo. Hokkaido is expected to open on April 27th.
  • Pleased to announce that the completion of our website renewal! 2024-01-09
    We have recently revised the design and page structure and added new features, aiming to make the homepage more user-friendly.We will provide more useful information to foreign tourists and take care of you as a volunteer guide.Thank you for your continued support.

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  • Two blind tourists enjoy cherry blossoms at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden 2024-04-18Two blind tourists enjoy cherry blossoms at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
    We guided two blind tourists from Seattle to Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.They enjoyed touching the cherry trees, the flowers, and the smell of the cherry blossoms. I explained in words that the color of cherry blossoms is pale pink. They were very pleased.
  • Indonesian Family Enjoys Cherry Blossom Viewing 2024-04-15Indonesian Family Enjoys Cherry Blossom Viewing
    I guided a family of four Indonesians to Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. Now it is the cherry blossom season, and the whole area is covered in pink.  They said they would like to visit in winter next time and see the snow in Japan. oplus_34
  • A  couple from Seattle enjoyed Tokyo  and shopping 2024-04-14A  couple from Seattle enjoyed Tokyo  and shopping
    A couple visited the Asakura Sculpture Museum and enjoyed  and luncheon .   Then they went to Asakusa by subway and sightseeing at a shrine.     They were so satisfied with buying what they wanted and moved to Kyoto by Shinkansen on that day.
  • Swiss family takes commemorative photo with guide on Tokyo Tower Main Deck 2024-04-10Swiss family takes commemorative photo with guide on Tokyo Tower Main Deck
    On this day, Tokyo was experiencing heavy rain and strong winds comparable to a typhoon. The top deck tour that they have booked was cancelled. However, we were able to go up to the Main Deck. oplus_34
  • American mother and daughter visit the home of our association members 2024-04-03American mother and daughter visit the home of our association members
    An American mother and daughter visited the home of Nobuko-san, a member of our association. They enjoyed a home-cooked Japanese meal and were dressed in kimonos by Nobuko-san. This visit to Japan will surely be an unforgettable memory for the guests. oplus_2
  • A group from Switzerland enjoyed Meji jingu, Shibuya and Odaiba Marine Park on March 30trh, 2024 2024-04-01A group from Switzerland enjoyed Meji jingu, Shibuya and Odaiba Marine Park on March 30trh, 2024
    They visited Meji jingu, Shibuya and Odaiba Marine Park. They enjoyed walking and sightseeing in Meji jingu, Shibuya and Odaiba Marine Park.
  • Mother and son from Hong Kong came back to visit Japan 2024-04-01Mother and son from Hong Kong came back to visit Japan
    They were supposed to enjoy full blossoms of cherry trees but unfortunately Someiyoshino , the most popular variety , had a little flowers as the cold temperature delayed its bloom by about 10 days from the last year. However they appreciated the flouring of early varieities.
  • Friendly American family enjoyed Fukagawa Edo museum and temples 2024-03-29Friendly American family enjoyed Fukagawa Edo museum and temples
    It was heavy rain and windows at the morning, so we visited Fukagawa Edo museum at first. They were interested in Japanese old life style very much.  After that we took lunch at Fukagawa area, and were satisfied with Japanese style lunch.
  • A couple from Israel experienced local Tokyo ”Shitamachi” life style 2024-03-29A couple from Israel experienced local Tokyo ”Shitamachi” life style
    A couple enjoyed SHIBAMATA, YANAKA and NEZU where they experienced real local Tokyo lifestyle as well as one in Edo era at Edo Fukagawa Museum. We had a farewell party at “Akachochin” restaurant with Yakitori and Japanese Sake.
  • Brazilian couple ate Unagi 2024-03-25Brazilian couple ate Unagi
    They are well-experienced traveller and asked to have lunch at a local and simple restaurant where Japanese people usually go to eat. Then I took them to the Unagi restaurant in front of Fukagawa-fudooson after assisting Buddhism rite. They ate Unajuu (a box of rice topped with broiled eel) as it can be hardly eaten ...

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