Welcome to the Kumamoto SGG Club!

Our Systematized Goodwill Guide Club, established in 1998, is a volunteer group offering guide services in Kumamoto City and its surrounding areas to visitors from overseas.
We have 40 members who can guide in English, Chinese, or Korean.
SGG groups are registered with JNTO (Japan National Tourism Organization).

Kumamoto suffered terrible damage from the Kumamoto Earthquakes in April 2016.
Tremendous efforts are now being made to repair the destruction caused by the huge tremors.
This is a great chance to see the restoration process for yourself, as well as to learn about the rich history and enjoy the beautiful natural scenery of Kumamoto.

Our services are basically free of charge. However, you are required to pay 2,000 yen per day to the guide to cover transportation costs from / to their home and your meeting point. In addition to the above sum, you are required to bear the following costs for the guide if necessary: transportation fares, meals, and admission fees. These expenses are separate from those for the individual availing of our services.
Our services are basically offered from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

We can arrange a tour according to your request. If you would like to avail of our SGG services, please contact us by submitting the application form at least 3 days prior to the intended sightseeing date.
Some of the main sightseeing spots in Kumamoto City and its surroundings include:

Kumamoto Castle

Main tower of Kumamoto Castle (Kumamoto castle is an impregnable fortress with unique architectural features that is known as one of the most famous castles in Japan.)

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