Guide Services

Licensed Guides

NIGN (Nagano Interpreter / Guide Network)

Locations Throughout Nagano Prefecture
Languages English, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Korean
Hours Varies, By Appointment (minimum half-day)
Fees Varies with length of tour
Contact nignjapan@yahoo.co.jp
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Karuizawa Guide Service (KGS)

Locations Karuizawa, other parts of Nagano prefecture, some other prefectures such as Gunma, Tokyo, Kanagawa
Languages “English” or “English and Japanese”
Hours Up to the customer’s request. We can also stay overnight if the cost is covered.
Fees We will give a quotation. Minimum fees are 15,000 yen for up to 4 hours and 30,000 yen for up to 8 hours.
Contact Visit our web or kgs@xsj.biglobe.ne.jp or call at 090-6958-3616
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Multilingual Mountain Guides

There are also another 100+ licensed guides who live in Nagano.

Volunteer Guides

ALSA (Alps Language Service Assoc.), Matsumoto

Locations Matsumoto Castle (at castle’s south entrance), greater Matsumoto City
Languages English (French, Spanish, Chinese by appointment)
Hours Matsumoto Castle tours 10:00-15:00 daily except April 29 – May 5, Aug. 11 – 17 and Dec. 28 – Jan. 9, Other tours by appointment.
Fees Guides are volunteer. For tours other than the castle, transportation and other tour-related expenses may apply.
Contact npoalsa@gmail.com
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Bonsho no Kai , Nagano City

Locations Zenkoji Temple, greater Nagano City, Obuse
Languages English, German, Chinese
Hours Varies, By Appointment
Fees Guides are volunteer. Transportation and other tour-related expenses may apply.
Contact bonshonokai@yahoo.co.jp
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EGG (Ueda English Guide Group), Ueda

Locations Ueda Castle, Bessho Onsen, greater Ueda City
Languages English
Hours Varies, By Appointment
Fees Guides are volunteer. Transportation and other tour-related expenses may apply.
Contact keikoinueda@live.jp
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