Happy New Year 2023!
My name is HASHIZAKI Schingo (橋崎 晋吾), call me Schingo, that’s my given name.
I am a freelance English speaking tour guide working for international tourists for the past 8 years since 2015. I never gave upon being a tour guide despite the COVID pandemic. A father of an 8-year-old son and the husband of my lovely wife. We live in a mountainous region “Gokanosho“, a collection of 5 sparsely populated villages situated in the heart of the mountains running through Kyushu.
I’ve guided in all the prefectures of Kumamoto, Miyazaki, Oita, Kagoshima, Saga, Nagasaki and Fukuoka in Kyushu. And despite the pandemic that devastated all across the globe, here I stand still. I survived!
In 2019 alone, I guided 178 groups from 26 different countries such as Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Singapore, Malaysia, USA, UK, France, Australia, Thailand, Taiwan, the Philippines, the list goes on. And received not bad reviews from them on TripAdvisor and awarded with the following certificate.
Just FYI, below is my certificate for a National licensed English speaking tour guide issued by the Japan Tourism Agency which I got by passing all of the required 4-subject (English / Japan’s Geography / Japan’s History / Common knowledge [Politics / Economics / Industries / Culture, etc]) examination 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. I am 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 surrounding places, 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.
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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 you have big luggage
– Group photos shared on Google Drive (available even without a Google account)
>>> You can get group photos as below, have a look! <<<
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 / Arao / Hitoyoshi, etc)
– Miyazaki Pref.
(Takachiho / Starting from Hososhima port)
– Fukuoka Pref.
(Fukuoka city / Dazaifu)
– Kagoshima Pref.
(Kagoshima city / Mt Sakurajima / Chiran / Mt Kaimon / Nagasaki-bana)
– Nagasaki Pref.
(Nagasaki city / Hasami)
– Oita Pref.
(Kuju / Beppu / Yufuin / Kunisaki peninsula)
– Saga Pref.
(Arita / Imari / Karatsu)
Me and my family
I’ve married for 10 years and have an 8-year-old son.