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Hi, my name is HASHIZAKI Schingo (橋崎 晋吾), just call me Schingo, my given name.
I am a National licensed English speaking tour guide living in a mountainous place “Gokanosho” which is a collection of 5 sparsely populated villages. I’ve been working as a professional tour guide for over 8 years in all the prefectures of Kumamoto, Miyazaki, Oita, Kagoshima, Saga, Nagasaki and Fukuoka on Kyushu island. To become a National licensed English speaking tour guide, I passed all of the required 4-subject (English / Japan’s Geography / Japan’s History / Common knowledge [Politics / Economics / Industries / Culture]) examination which is held only once a year.

I have lived in Kumamoto Prefecture for over 40 years in total since I was born. The more I learn about Kumamoto, the more I get to love Kumamoto. We are very proud that Kumamoto gives us Japan’s beautiful aspects such as mountains with full of trees, clean rivers, various agricultural products, historical sites, traditional events, tasty local foods, the ways of living which have been imparted from generation to generation since the ancient times, and so on.  Should you visit Kumamoto and its surroundings, and would like to have some really good experiences of Japan, just ask me before you go any further. I’d be pleased to give you some suitable advice on what you need and tour arrangement.

Upcoming Tours

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My tour-guiding service includes

– Make up your customized tours
– Show you around the areas / spots / facilities  with background explanations
– Learning Japan’s culture / custom / economics / history and more
Transport service in the guide’s 8-seater mini van that accommodates up to 7 people unless big luggage
Group photos (taken with my single-lens reflex camera) shared on Google Drive (photos are available even without a Google account)

>>> You can get group photos as below, have a look! <<<

Payment methods

CASH on the spot by the end of tour
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Gallery from my tours

My Guidable Areas

– Kumamoto Pref.
(Gokanosho / Kumamoto city / Mt Aso / Yatsushiro / Hitoyoshi, etc)
– Miyazaki Pref.
– Fukuoka Pref.
(Fukuoka city / Dazaifu)
– Kagoshima Pref.
(Kagoshima city / Mt Sakurajima / Chiran / Mt Kaimon / Nagasaki-bana)
– Nagasaki Pref.
(Nagasaki city)
– Oita Pref.
(Kuju / Beppu / Kunisaki peninsula)

Me and my family

Cheers, Rock and Roll.

Primary school entrance ceremony held on 9th April 2020.