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英語 Anne


Traveling at small towns in each country is my hobby. And finding how they live is a lot of fun for me.
Izumisano City located at the entrance of West Japan by airplane is a small town, and not a big city which has distinguished structures like pictures you can see in a guidebook. But it has many historical and traditional appeal points, such as old nostalgic town, landscape of medieval manor site, hot springs and even ascetic place by waterfall ablution deep in mountains. Or how about having experiences of Japanese culture, such as making a miniature size tatami mat, dyeing handkerchief and others, with local resident. We would like to show you around our Izumisano City.
Why don’t you stay in our town, on arriving at Kansai Int’l Airport, or before leaving Japan from Kansai Int’l Airport? I ‘m sure we can make your trip enrich, and it will remain in your memory.
We are looking forward to seeing you at Izumisano!

英語 Masami


Before leaving Japan, why don't you making one more wonderful memory in Izumisano?
Hi, I'm Masami. My hometown is in Hyogo prefecture located right next to Osaka, and I love Izumisano city.
Why? Because there are many attractions like Mt. Inunaki and beaches like Osaka bay, old and historical city like Hineno area,modern landscape like KIX airport, and also fresh seafoods and vegetables.
I especially recommend you to visit Mt. Inunaki. I'm sure that you can enjoy spiritual atomosphere and experience, and relax in the hot springs.
I'm a good jogger and also an calligrapher. I'll show you around Izumisano by walking, jogging and cycling if you like. And we may have special time to do Japanese cultural things together.
And what's more, I have a son with a food allergy, so I can help you with that. Let me know if you have a points of attention.
Now I'm very excited about helping you out with making your trip more memorable. I'm looking forward to your contact!

英語 Kazu


Hello, I’m kazu.
I have guided foreigners such as European, American, Malaysian and Filipino to Kyoto, Osaka and Nara until now. I would like to show you Izumisano city as an area guide in Izumisano with my guide experience. Unlike the regular tour spots, Izumisano is the city in which foreign visitors can feel not only places of historic interest and scenic beauty but also common daily life of people directly.
Many foreign tourists I entertained often ask for me to take them to the real Japanese life spots which are not written in the tour guide book. I believe Izumisano satisfy such demand. If you want the same demand, I ‘m sure my guide skill is useful to carry out your wishing. I’m looking forward to seeing you at Izumisano.

英語 Kaeko Katsuya


My favorite place is Mt.Inunaki where people from olden times have been respecting great nature of the mountain. It is the place where ascetic monks have been training themselves and got supernatural powers. Visitors could experience almost the same training as standing under the waterfalls. All throughout the year, visitors can enjoy trekking along nature’s ravine and relax in the hot springs. All these can make you feel comfortable and rejuvenated. This is what I love about Mt.Inunaki. Why don’t you come and experience it yourself!!

英語 Yasuko K

Yasuko K

Do you think there are no particular things to do in Izumisano? Why not experience everyday-life of Japanese in Izumisano?
Japan is even more beautiful when you understand everyday-life in Japan. We give you clues to discover how Japanese think and feel, how Japanese enjoy their everyday-life, and what the spirit of Japan is.
You may portray Japan as it really is, by knowing everyday-life of Japanese in Izumisano.
There is a beautiful Japanese saying.
“Treasure every meeting, for it will never recur.”
I will cherish once-in-a-lifetime encounter and every moment while guiding you.
See you in Izumisano !!
 〜To the memory of one of our best guides, Mr N〜

英語 Gen


Maido! (What’s up?) It’s Gen.
Welcome to Izumisano where traditional daily lives reminds you some good old days this country, on the other hand the most advanced medical care-center and profitable shopping entertainment are here.
For short trip or residential long, there would be several styles to enjoy it as you like, in Izumisano city; suburban Osaka.
We’re ready to present you a variety of plans, also looking forward to share the wonderful moments or joyful experiences with you.
Thank you.

favorite : walking, listening classic music, watching sports games on TV
hobby : chorus, taking photos, shore side fishing

英語 Madoka


Hi, my name is Madoka.
I grew up in a suburb of Osaka, close to Osaka (Itami) Airport when it was still operating international flights. I spent my childhood yearning for overseas. When I was a university student, Kansai International Airport was opened. From there, I flew to the U.K. and the U.S. for a short study abroad to improve my English.
I received a lot of kindness from many people in overseas, and I wanted to return those kindness to foreign visitors with my “Omotenashi” spirit (the Japanese spirit of hospitality). So I took a guiding course at Izumisano, a gateway city to the west Japan in Osaka.
My best recommendation is Mt. Inunaki. It is actually the eldest hallow ground in Japan, opened more than 100 years earlier than the famous Mt. Koya in Wakayama Prefecture. You can experience not only a sense of the sacred in a bracing air, but also enjoy Inunakiyama hot springs which makes your skin beautiful!
There are still so many visitor’s spots and indigenous products not well known yet, so I would like to introduce them to you with my whole heart. I am looking forward to welcoming you here!

英語 Chiori Daiku


Hello, my name is Chiori. I work at an elementary school as an English teacher. In my free time, I really like traveling abroad, cooking and listening to music. Speaking of my personality, my family and friends often say that I am open-minded and kind to others. I have been accepting a lot of guests from various countries as volunteer host family, and then have learned the spirit of hospitality “Omotenashi”, through my experiences.
I would like to help make your trip memorable and always welcome you to Izumisano with “Omotenashi”.

英語 Yasuo(Joe) Tsuji


I had an opportunity twice in the past to work for US operation of X company.
Enjoyed a wonderful time that I had spent with my family for a period of total 12 years.

Home stay and visitors from abroad:
We have repeatedly welcomed students and visitors from overseas to our home, hoping
that they get to see and experience what a true Japanese home and family is like.
During our stay in the USA we were given kind support, and hospitality.
We try as best we can to do the same for our guests.

                                               Favorite: calligraphy
                                               Hobby: Golf, KARAOKE

英語 Junko Tsuji


Through having lived in the USA for ten years due to my husband's business opportunity 、 I learned greatly from our neighborhoods and friends. I'm very happy to have a chance to introduce Japan to people from around the world.
I was born and raised in Izumisano, and have years of experience as a volunteer guide of this area, I'm certain you will enjoy my guiding sharing the best of my knowledge.

Favorite: Growing flowers
Hobby: Bunraku

英語 Hirorin


Hello, my nickname is Hirorin.
I moved to many places, such as Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo, Hiroshima, Shizuoka and Italy. In this result, one of my interest is travel. I like to walk around streets of old houses, imagine the life of people in towns, and relax at hot springs. Before visiting Izumisano, I imagined Izumisano must be a new community because it was near the airport. After I visited and started to live, I found there was not only modern facilities such as an outlet mall, but also rural village where onions and water eggplants were made, old houses along with narrow and curving streets, and a fascinating hot spring along a river. I was aware Izumisano was an attractive town because of the history, culture and industry. In Izumisano, we do not have famous sightseeing spots such as in Kyoto or Namba, but you may feel the life of the people vividly.
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英語 Yaeko


Hello, I am Yaeko.
I’m not a resident in Izumisano city, but I love this city.
Izumisano is a small city of great charm. There are a lot of rich nature, a hot spring, historical architectures, a traditional industry, and delicious specialties.
I would like to have more people know this wonderful town.
It is said that I am well soothing. I want to introduce Izumisano with a heart of healing and the hospitality.

英語 Tamiko Hatsuoka


Hi, I'm Tamiko.
I live in Takatsuki City, which is remote from Izumisano City.
I'm very happy to become a tour guide for this city. I think it could be my destiny. I'm looking forward to seeing many people through this job.
Everybody, please come and see Izumisano City! I'd like to introduce you to many local products, including the watery eggplant and the Senshu Towel. I would also like to show you Inunakiyama, which is famous for good hot spring.
Why don't you make some great memories with me in the beautiful city?

英語 Kazuko Hamada


Hello, I'm Kazuko.
I've been working as a tour guide of the Izumisano Kanko Volunteer Association for ten years. During that time, I've had the pleasure to introduce many visitors to good points of my city. I've lived in this city for fifty years, so I feel that I know the city very well. It has an endless number of attractions which foreigners will find interesting.
I want as many people as possible to know about wonders of my city.
Visitors who join my tours can expect a warmhearted and passionate guidance of this area.
Everybody, I hope to meet you soon in Izumisano City!

英語中国語 Bao Hongfei


Thank you for viewing my profile page and I’m so exciting to introduce on myself. I was born and grew up in Japan, so I’m very familiar with the Japanese traditional and cultural features, trend, custom and art. I am a tour guide and interpreter of English and Chinese licensed both as national and as regional. I also have a certified Domestic Travel Service Supervisor. I have a cheerful and kind personality and love to enjoy the travels, so guiding visitors from the West, China, Taiwan and Southeast Asia is my greatest pleasure, if you want to visit to the places of natural beauty and historic interest and to understand Japan’s customs and human feelings, please feel free to contact me. My hometown is Osaka City located Kinki district. In Osaka there are many world-famous manufaturers and company's head offices and close to Kyoto, Nara and Kobe City. In this part of area is also nearby Izumisano City located in an opposite shore in Kansai International Airport, and there are so many interested places like Inunakiyama which is famous for good hot spring, Rinku Town Area, Rinku Premium Outlet Mall, Jigen-in Taho Tower which is designated as a national treasure, Hine Shrine, and Izumisano Furusato Machiyakan which has been developed since Edo Period. I want to with you visit to tourist sites surroundings like Izumisano City, Osaka, Kyoto and Nara. My tour will be custom made just for you. I want to enjoy with you the beauty of four seasons and gourmet meals, and to visit to the places of natural beauty and historic interest. I feel confident that I will succeed in making my guiding for you.
Furthermore, I have abundant experiences as a business interpreter in the field of trade and commerce. So I’ll provide the services to every need that you may have, for interpretation of a business inspection, an international conference, and a trip. If you have any requests or questions, please feel free to contact me at your convenience.
I’m sure you can enjoy my hospitality to making a uniquely qualified guiding through your staying in any part of Japan.

英語 Toshi


Hi, everyone.
I am an English interpretive guide living in Osaka, Japan.
I am hoping to enjoy my retired life spending time with many people from all over the world, exploring hidden regions and unfolding yet unknown Japanese myths, which will surely open up your eyes to the diversity of human lives.
Let’s get ready for our exciting journey!

英語 Eiko Wakabayashi


Hello, my name is Eiko. 
I have been a Freelance Tour Guide since 1997 .
During that time I have visited over 60 countries .
I am very keen to offer my services as a Tour Guide to show Tourists how beautiful Izumisano city is and to explore the cultural aspects that abound locally.
There are many wonderful sights that I would like to share with my visitors and I can recommend many good Restaurants be they would enjoy be they either good value family restaurants or something for that special occasion.
I am very proud of Izumisano city and it would be an honour to show visitors the very best that we have to offer.

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