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The following are the numbers related to the guides that were executed during the month of June.

Number of guide requests: 22, Number of people requesting guides: 91. Number of days guides were conducted: 26 days, Number of people who participated in guides: 12

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Dear Tsune, Toru, Nobuko, Kyoko and all members of Kashiwa Goodwill Guide Association

It was already a week we left Japan and came back to home and back to our normal life. We bring home many best experience and memories about Japanese people, food, culture, cleanliness, efficiency and much much more. We love Japan and definitely will come back again. Best of all we would like to say thank you for your time, friendliness that you treated us and lots of thing we learned about Japan from you. We love you and never forget the tours with you in Tokyo, Nikko and Kamakura. See you soon.Best regards,Hiep

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We are announcing the guide status for May 2024.

Number of guide requests: 38Top 3 countries: United States (10), Italy (10), France (3)Number of requested guests: 119Number of days (including requests from before April): 34 daysTop 3 countries: United States (11 days), France (4 days), Brazil (4 days)Number of guests: 108Number of guides: 18

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According to the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), the number of foreign visitors to Japan in April totaled 3,042,900, exceeding 3 million for the second consecutive month.

The number of tour guide requests to the Kashiwa Goodwill Guide Association was 40 (131 people), and guides were available for 19 days, guiding 65 people.

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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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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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The number of guide requests received by our association in February was 51, a new record high.

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Forecast for cherry blossom blooming in 2024

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.

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Pleased to announce that the completion of our website renewal!

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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Number of Foreign Visitors to Japan (November 2023 Estimate)

The number of foreign visitors to Japan in November reached 2,440,800, almost the same number as in the same month of 2019, exceeding the 2 million mark for the sixth consecutive month.One year has passed since the resumption of individual tourism, and the number of foreign visitors is steadily recovering.

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