Interpreter and tour guide of Yamagata

Interpreter and tour guide of Yamagata

Looking for a guide who speaks a foreign language in Yamagata ?
Then, you have come to the right place.
We are licensed tour guides registered with Yamagata Prefecture.

We are highly skilled interpreters with rich knowledge of Japan and Japanese culture.

For tour guiding, interpretation, escorting, and other services…
When you need an interpreter in Yamagata, please contact us.

Guide #1

  • Name: Yoshiko Aida
  • Language: English

Guide #2

  • Name: Ryoko Kikuchi
  • Language: English
  • Age: 66
  • Worked at the sightseeing department of Yamagata Prefectural Government for nearly 15 years

Guide #3

  • Name: Takashi Suzuki
  • Language: English
  • Living in Sakata. Ex-trader. Lived in Norway and in Canada for 4 years respectively (total 8 years).

Guide #4

  • Name: Yuko Kikuma
  • Language: Russian
  • Russian Proficiency Test 1st grade
  • The Test of Russian as a Foreign Language 2nd grade
  • Studied at Moscow State University (200h)

Guide #5

  • Name: Yoshiko Karube
  • Language: Spanish
  • Lived in Spanish-speaking world for 10 years
  • Moved to Yamagata from Tokyo in 1990
  • Living in Murayama-shi
  • Having experiences of JICA related work, court interpreter, etc.

Guide #6

  • Name: Kaori Irwin
  • Language: English
  • Specializes in the Tohoku region, especially the Yamagata area. Will guide you around the Tohoku only locals know: old mountain temples, onsen and ski resorts, snow festivals, fruit picking. There’s so much to do!

Guide #7

  • Name: Kuniaki Shimizu
  • Language: English (Ex-English teacher: 40 years of teaching experience)
  • Living in Shinjo, which is famous for its Shinjo Festival, which is registered as UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage in December, 2016. Specializes in the Shinjo-Mogami Region(Hot springs, kokeshoi doll, Higashiyama pottery, Totoro gigantic tree, Mogamigawa river boat ride...you name it!)

About Yamagata

Yamagata Prefecture is located in the Tohoku Region, the northern part of Honshu, the main island of Japan.
It is 3 hours from Tokyo Station via Bullet Train (Tsubasa Shinkansen).

Yamagata prefecture is a beautiful escape from the hustle and bustle of metropolitan Japan.
Yamagata offers the unique combination of traditional Japanese cultural experience and stunning natural scenery.
Whatever the season, Yamagata has something magical for you to discover.

In spring, you will be surrounded by cherry blossoms and other flowers, blooming almost all at once. You can enjoy a wide variety of the delicious mountain vegetables too.

During summer, many festivals are held in Yamagata. "The Hanagasa Festival" or "Safflower Hat Festival" is especially famous and popular.

Autumn provides delicious fruits and mushrooms. The autumn leaves color the mountains with shining reds, yellows, and oranges.

In winter, it snows a lot and you can see the ink painting of nature. Yamagata is also famous for its excellent ski resorts, such as Zao.

Each season provides good food and beautiful scenery.
Furthermore, every municipality in Yamagata Prefecture has at least one hot spring resort.
Come and spend some time with us.