I am an English guide in charge of


Below is the sightseeing spot I provide the guiding service.


Shirakawa-go is located in the northwestern part of Gifu Prefecture. It is a historic district showcasing the traditional architectural style called “Gassho-zukuri. ”Gassho-zukuri means ”built like hands in prayer,” as the farmhouses’ steep thatched roofs resemble hands clasped in prayer. The gassho roof has a slope of about 60 degrees thus allowing snow to slide off the roof quickly. Listed as a World Heritage Site in 1995, this village is an excellent example of a traditional way of life to survive the harsh conditions in an area of heavy snowfall.

Shirakawa-go is one of the most popular destinations for foreign tourists. Ogimachi, Shirakawago’s largest village, and main attraction make a good day trip from Takayama or a stop on the bus journey between Takayama and Kanazawa. Special illumination events on selected Sunday and Monday evenings in January and February attract plenty of tourists.
Access: a 50-minute bus ride from Takayama / a bus from Kanazawa is available


My personal information


  I have been a guide for foreign tourists for a couple of years. I have been focusing my service on areas in and around Nagano prefecture. I guided my guests to Zenkoji temple and Jigokudani Yaen-Koen ( Snow Monkey Park) about 20 times for the past year. They also enjoyed their trip to Matsumoto Castle, Daio Horse Radish Farm, Kamikochi, Narai-juku,Tsumago, Magome, Takayama, Shirakawago, Kanazawa.
I am a man of robust health and can walk about 20 kilos a day. I walk about one hour almost every day.
I am what you call a sunshine bringer. Every time I am out for guiding, the sun is out. (But every rule has exceptions.)

I am a holder of the following licenses.
[1]  National Guide Certificate 1983/6
[2]  Authorized Tour Conductor 2017/10
[3]  Eiken Grade 1 ( Eiken Test in Practical English Proficiency) passed five times
in 1981, 2012(March),2015(March),2017(July) and 2017(March)


Guide Fee


230 dollars per day (8 hours) for 5 people 120 dollars per half a day (4 hours)  The price is negotiable.    ★The avove does not include traveling, meals, and accommodation.


Please read my proposal carefully. I will make every effort to make your trip pleasant.

I will e-mail my proposal to you if you consider to request my service.


How to request my service


  If you consider to request my service, please contact here : please inform of my code (e19TOU241ENG)

  ERF will inform me of your e-mail address, your name and other information. Then I will contact you by email.

  I will send you “my guiding proposal” by e-mail, so please read it and determine whether or not to request my service.

  Please let me know if you have decided to request my service.


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Thank you.