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Kumano Area

Introducing tour guides of the Kumano area. If you need a translator guide, please contact the guide.

01 Akira Nakagishi portrait photo I am not only a local licensed guide but also a certified guide of Mi-Kumano, a professional guide association in Kumano. I can guide alone or as a member of "Team Mi-Kumano" from one-day tours to tours around Kumano. Guests are assured to have an enjoyable trip that is safe and comfortable. 11,900 yen 21,000 yen PDF
02 Alena Eckelmann portrait photo I am German and I have been living in Japan forseveral years. My special interest is Japanesespirituality,including Shinto, esoteric Buddhism(Shingon) and ancient mountain worship(Shugendo). I enjoy hiking theKumano Kodopilgrimage trails and I look forwand to sharing myexperiences with you. 10,000 yen 20,000 yen PDF
03 Brad Towle portrait photo The sacred mountains of the Kii peninsula encompass the essence of the spirit of Japanese. I am Canadian and have called Kumano my home for well almost two decades and am passionate about sharing it with the world. My current position is the International Tourism Promotion and Development Director for the international award-winning Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau. This position has allowed me to delve deep into the history and culture of the region, meeting extraordinary people along the way. I look forward to exploring this rich cultural landscape together. 50,000 yen 80,000 yen PDF
04 Harumi Kusumoto portrait photo I am not only a local licensed guide but also a certified guide of Mi-Kumano, a professional guide association in Kumano. I can guide alone or as a member of "Team Mi-Kumano" from one-day tours to tours around Kumano. Guests are assured to have an enjoyable trip that is safe and comfortable. 11,900 yen 21,000 yen PDF
05 Hideo Sekioka portrait photo I live in Tanabe City. I have guided around the Nakahechi area countless times since 2004 I belong to an English guiding club called TIEGA, which has published some English guide books about Kumano Kodo. I wrote some of the sections. Through guiding Kumano Kodo, I would like people not only from within Japan but also from oversas to know the culture, the history, through my contributions to promoting international exchange of friendship and goodwill in the Kumano area. 7,000 yen 13,000 yen PDF
06 Jennifer Fujino portrait photo I am not only a local licensed guide but also a certified guide of Mi-Kumano, a professional guide association in Kumano. I can guide alone or as a member of "Team Mi-Kumano" from one-day tours to tours around Kumano. Guests are assured to have an enjoyable trip that is safe and comfortable. 11,900 yen 21,000 yen PDF
07 Kathryn Sekioka portrait photo I enjoy walking and guiding in all areas of the Kumano Kodo of Nakahechi, Kohechi, Ohechi, and Kii-ji. I live in Tanabe and have guided countless times in the Nakahechi area since 2004. I have written and published about many areas of the Kumano Kodo. Walking the Kumano Kodo gives each of us something meaningful in our modern lives. 7,000 yen 13,000 yen PDF
08 Kazumi Yamamoto portrait photo I am not only a local licensed guide but also a certified guide of Mi-Kumano, a professional guide association in Kumano. I can guide alone or as a member of "Team Mi-Kumano" from one-day tours to tours around Kumano. Guests are assured to have an enjoyable trip that is safe and comfortable. 11,900 yen 21,000 yen PDF
09 Keigo Yasui portrait photo I am not only a local licensed guide but also a certified guide of Mi-Kumano, a professional guide association in Kumano. I can guide alone or as a member of "Team Mi-Kumano" from one-day tours to tours around Kumano. Guests are assured to have an enjoyable trip that is safe and comfortable. 11,900 yen 21,000 yen

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10 Kiho Taniguchi uuu All with me has started at Nachi. I am willing to share all my thanksfor Kumano with you. My tour introduces you Kumano Sanzan of thefaith in the eyes. We will see at Nachi, Hongu shrine, Kii-tanabe orKansai airport. 17,000 yen~(per person) PDF
11 Koji Yoshida portrait photo Hello, my name is Koji Yoshida. I used to work in senior high schools as an English teacher. I have been abroad many times and am still very much interested in foreign cultures. Since I was brought up in a Zen temple, I am familiar with Buddhisim and have recently become familiar with Shinto and ancient Japanese history. I am very interested in cultural differences between Japan and other countries and I enjoy introducing Japanese culture to foreign people. I like music, sports, and traveling and also learning foreign languages like English and Spanish. I hope to help foreign people enjoy their stay in Japan and have a good experience and memories. 7,000 yen 13,000 yen PDF
12 Kumiko Okamoto portrait photo I am a local licensed guide and have studied about Kumano for years in Mi-Kumano, a professional guide association in Kumano. I am here to help you experience the spirit of Kumano. My guests are assured to have an enjoyable trip that is safe and comfortable. 11,900 yen 21,000 yen PDF
13 Kyoko Fukutsuji portrait photo I am not only a local licensed guide but also a certified guide of Mi-Kumano, a professional guide association in Kumano. I can guide alone or as a member of "Team Mi-Kumano" from one-day tours to tours around Kumano. Guests are assured to have an enjoyable trip that is safe and comfortable. 11,900 yen 21,000 yen PDF
14 Mayumi Koyama portrait photo I am not only a local licensed guide but also a certified guide of Mi-Kumano, a professional guide association in Kumano. I can guide alone or as a member of "Team Mi-Kumano" from one-day tours to tours around Kumano. Guests are assured to have an enjoyable trip that is safe and comfortable. 11,900 yen 21,000 yen PDF
15 Michael Rhodes portrait photo I am a licensed, native English-speaking guide for the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and Pilgrimage Routes of the Kii Mountain Range and have taken the Kumano area as my second hometown. Let me introduce you to this sacred, historical heart of Japan. I wish to deliver beauties of Wakayama to my guests from foreign countries. My guests are assured to have an enjoyable trip that is safe and comfortable. 10,000 yen 20,000 yen PDF
16 Miyuki Ogawa picturemiyukiogawa Since ancient times, Japanese people have believed that deities reside in nature. People considered Kumano as Buddhists’ Pure Land (heavenly place). Even now people feel like reborn and refreshed in Kumano. If you’re tired of ordinary sightseeing spots, this is the place! I’d like to introduce you some unique history, culture, folktales and share the great time here. 10,000 yen 15,000 yen PDF
17 Sakiko Horiuchi portrait photo My name is Sakiko. I am a cute and friendly tour guide who is interested in Shinto and Buddhism. I was raised in Wakayama and spent ten years in Canada. In Canada, I earned a diploma in Travel and Tourism in 2010. I have experience in customer service and working in travel agencies. I have also travelled to Sri-Lanka and Indonesia as a backpacker. I will use my travel and tourism knowledge, understanding of different cultures, and travel experience in my tours. I am fluent in Japanese and English, and I know a little bit of Indonesian. I look forward to sharing my passion for Wakayama with you. I will make your day enjoyable with my beautiful smile! 10,000 yen 15,000 yen PDF
18 Tadashi Sode portrait photo I am now living in Shirahama and I have lived for 20 years of overseas in the U.S.A., Hong Kong, and China. I am now retired. I have been a master of the Urasenke school of the ceremony for over twenty years. Guests will be able to talk about Japanese culture with me. 10,000 yen 15,000 yen PDF
19 Takemi Senda 000 I am a man born in 1953 in Wakayama city and very exciting to guide you in English forKoyasan ,Kumano Kodo and Kumano Sanzan, which was registered as a World HeritageSite in 2004.I am very pleased if I can help you touching more deeply on Japanese great history, thetradition and the culture in Wakayama. I'm looking forward to seeing and talking all of you soon. 10,000yen 15,000yen PDF
20 Wong Siu Hung(Kennis)
【CHINESE】【ENGLISH】
portrait photo Welcome to Kumano, Wakayama. I'm Kennis. I love hiking and nature very much. I was born and raised in Hong Kong and I have been living in Japan for over 20 years. Walking in a scared land like the Kumano Kodo is such a fantastic experience. I would like to share these wonderful experiences with you. I am looking forward to seeing you soon! 15,000 yen 25,000 yen PDF
21 Yasuo Hiraishi picturehiraishiyasuo When I was very young I walked villages with my grandmother. I grew up, I used to go everywhere by walk, by motorcycle and by car with my friends or alone myself. My greatest treasure is the knowledge about the geography and nature of Wakayama. Wakayama has the longest and most well preserved history in Japan. There are many scenic sites so I am impressed every time I go. I want to share this impression with people living in entire world. 10,000 yen 10,000 yen PDF
22 Yoshiho Wada portrait photo I was born and grew up in Shirahama town, which is a very famous town for Onsen in Japan. Each person who visits Kumano has a different objective.Nature, history and deities・・・I can assure you
that you can see them more deeply and recognize that Kumano is a special place.
15,000 yen 30,000 yen PDF
23 Yasuhisa Nakajima nakajima I have visited more than 300 sightseeing spots in Kansai area including Koyasan. With my experience of visiting 15 foreign counties, I wish to introduce Japanese culture and beauties of Wakayama to my guests. My guests are assured to have an enjoyable trip that is safe and comfortable. 10,000yen 15,000yen PDF
24 Kiyoko Horaji kiyoko I live in Kushimoto Town. There are so many sight-seeing spots in Kumano,such as National scenic beauties World Heritage Sites, GeoPark sites. You will be able to enjoy diverse attractiveness at each sites. I would like you to discover Kumano and have experiences that you can have only here. 8,000yen 13,000yen PDF
25 Katsumi Ueno ueno I am in possession of the Holy Orders of the Shingon sect (Esoteric Buddhism) and also a certified
"Sendatsu" - trainer of Shugendo (ancient mountain worship). I have an Outdoor Guide Certificate,
issued by the Japan Mountain Guide Association's Mountain Guide, and am a certified American
Canoe Association Kayak Instructor. Safety is at the forefront of my guiding principles and my risk
management motto is “FUN will be standing On Safety.” I welcome you with an open mind to come
and enjoy a great experience of spirituality in Kumano & Koya, one of the deepest sacred sites in
Japan.
30,000yen 35,000yen PDF
26 Hatsumi Sato HatsumiSato I'd like to support as a guide so that travelers can enjoy Kumano beautiful nature and reflesh their lives by walking Kumano kodo. 15,000yen 30,000yen PDF
27 Kouzou Shiba kouzoushiba I was born and have been living in the City of Tanabe, the starting point of Nakahechi route of Kumano Kodo. I'm interested in walking along Kumano Kodo and I've walked along there many times. And I'm also interested in foreign language and continue studying English.My guests are assured to have an enjoyable trip that is safe and comfortable. 10,000yen 15,000yen PDF
28 Mako Kimura Mako Kimura I was born and raised in Tanabe City, and a small city with beautiful natural surroundings and, of course, the wonderful Kumano Ancient Pilgrimage Route, which became a UNESCO World Heritage site in July, 2004. After having lived in the US for 2 years and after visiting more than 20 countries, I now want to share all that my country has to offer with friends from all over the world. 15,000yen 28,000yen PDF
29 Fukuda Masako (Niu Zheng)
【CHINESE】
Fukuda Masako (Niu Zheng) 我在中国出生,小学毕业后来到日本,在日本读了中、高、大学,毕业后在中 国总领事馆工作,之后去北京生活了很多年,我深知中国与日本之间的风俗、文化、 习惯,等您来和歌山时,希望与您愉快度过,让您更加喜欢日本,喜欢和歌山。 15,000yen 25,000yen PDF
30 Muneaki Hori
【SPANISH】
Muneaki Hori No sólo el contenido en el libro de guía,sino también quiero explicar otro asuntos más profundos facilmente y divertiendo. Mantenido la seguridad durante su viaje,quiero satisfacer bastante de la Wakayama. 10,000yen 20,000yen PDF
31 YOKO Murakami
Yoko_Murakami Konnichiwa ! I am YOKO, lives in Nachi Katsuura where the ancient waterfall is worshiped. I fell in love with the spiritual land "KUMANO". I have had a fortunate experience of living overseas and various cultures. I can speak Japanese, English, and basic Bengali. Apart for this, I also have an extensive training in Hongu & Nachi guide association as a Japanese guide. I do have a good knowledge of ancient hunan lives, etc. I hope to share this with you while also learning your adventures ! 15,000yen 25,000yen PDF

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