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Volunteer Guide Tours in Ueda
English Guide Group (EGG) : English Guide Group(EGG/エッグ)

Have a Volunteer English Guide Show You Ueda's Castle Town!

Eastern Nagano


Located only 90 minutes from Tokyo by Shinkansen, Ueda City is a historic castle town. The EGG (English Guide Group) volunteers are happy to take visitors on tours. Sample tours:
1. Take a picture with guides dressed as samurai and ninja at Ueda Castle, then stop at a traditional Japanese garden for green tea.
2. Walk the Edo-era post town Yanagi-machi and stop at a sake brewery to sample the wares followed by lunch at a legendary soba restaurant.
3. Take a leisurely train ride to Bessho Onsen for an onsen bath and to tour several temples and shrines that have been designated as national treasures.
4. Have tea at an old farmhouse followed by trekking in the local hills and a light snack of oyaki dumplings.
5. Strawberry picking, apple picking, soba making, zazen meditation.


  •  30 people
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Guide service is free. However, participants are asked to pay for the guide's meals, entrance fees and transportation costs if occurred.
To request a guide, the easiest way to contact EGG is via e-mail. Tours can also be arranged by calling the Ueda City Tourism Dept. at +81(0)268-22-4100.


tel : +81(0)268-22-4100   fax : +81(0)268-23-7355   e-mail   Official site


By Train
From Ueda(JR Hokuriku(Nagano) Shinkansen), Starting point varies by tour. Confirm in advance.
By Car
From Ueda Sugadaira IC, Starting point varies by tour. Confirm in advance.
1-11-16 c/o Ueda City Tourism Dept. Ote, Ueda  386-0024

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