April 2024

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Two blind tourists enjoy cherry blossoms at Shinjuku Gyoen National GardenNew!!

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.

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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, so we had a three-person team.If my guests are able-bodied, my explanation is appealing to their eyesight, but if my guests are blind, my explanation must be verbal and accurate. And ask them to touch it and smell it.I am proud that I did a good job.From now on, I would like tourists with […]

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Indonesian Family Enjoys Cherry Blossom ViewingNew!!

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.

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A  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.

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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.

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Swiss 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.

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American 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.

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A 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.

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Mother 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.

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