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| Hamamatsu Volunteer Sightseeing Guide
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Sorry,some parts are in Japanese
In Hamamatsu Castle
TEL & FAX：053-456-1303
|Hamamatsu Volunteer Sightseeing Guide Group are groups of the people who guide the sightseeing of Hamamatsu such as the history, the culture and industry etc. with heartful mind.|
Hamamatsu Volunteer Sightseeing Guide Group was established in 1999 by the first chairman Mr.Noboru Furuhashi and other members. A first training lecture cource was opened in the next year, and many persons attended to it.
Total a little over a hundred members are registered at 2017.
Now, we are carrying out to guide at Hamamatsu Castle, Saigagake Museum and JR Hamamatsu station everyday, and at Hamamatsu Festival Pavilion for Sunday etc.
A kite-flying experience corner at Hamamatsu festival days in May was entrusted to us from City in 2001 and we carry it out every year afterward.
As one of the big event, our members attended to site of "Pacific Flora 2004 at Hamana-ko Lake" every day during it's period and did guide about Sightseeing near site to many visitors.
We always strive to cooperate to City events etc. and also carry out our planning events.
| Talking with the Mayor
Hamamatsu Volunteer Sightseeing Guide Group had a meeting (chat! Yaramaika) for exchange of opinions with the mayor (Mr.Suzuki) of Hamamatsu City. We attended with a uniform "happi" coat and asked him to utilize us more and more for developing sightseeing at Hamamatsu.
＊Hamamatsu Foundation for
and Exchanges (HICE)
|ＬＩＮＫ（INSIDE of this Web）|
|Hamamatsu Castle 5 views
|ＬＩＮＫ（OUTSIDE of this Web）|
|Hamamatsu City Official WebSite
|Hamamatsu Visitors & Convention Bureau
|International ATM Service
(Withdrawals for cards issued abroad)
|International Calls fromPublic Telephones
（Nearest International Telephon Boxs from Hamamatsu Station, for 100yen coins Usable・・・Bus Terminal --Ref.）
|Hamamatsu Foundation for
and Exchanges (HICE)
|Central Japan Railway Company
|JR-Tokaido SHINKANSEN Timetable
|JR-JAPAN RAIL PASS
not for Nozomi・Mizuho
|JR-Ticket in English
Let's enjoy Hamamatsu with a rental bike departing from downtown!
| The whole view of
| ＴＯＫＵＧＡＷＡ ＩＥＹＡＳＵ
Ieyasu (one of the most famous person in Japanese History) established the Edo Period Rule (1603-1863). He was born in 1572, and spent 17 years at Hamamatsu Castle, from the age of 29 to 45. During this time many famous battles took place. Althogh Ieyasu's 17-year stay at Hamamatsu endures for many difficult years, it did commence 300 years of glorious Tokugawa history.
|Hamamatsu Castle Park
Most Parts of Refferd and Linked Materials and Maps are from [Hamamatsu City Handbook] etc.
Sunrise at Nakatajima Dunes
＊Map：Inside of Center
| Sightseeing spots
Please confirm, whether or not, the recent change in the closed days and the charge beforehand
＊Hamamatsu Museum of
～＊Official WebSite ＊⑮inMap
↑including the Calender for "Open"
＊Hamamatsu Science Museum（科学館）
＊Hamamatsu Art Museum（美術館）
＊Hamamatsu Festival Pavilion
＊Hamamatsu History Musium
＊Kanzanji Hot Spring（舘山寺）
＊Hamanako Flower Park（フラワーパーク）
＊Hamanako Pal Pal（パルパル）
＊Hamamatsu Music Box Musium
＊Hamanako Garden Park（ガーデンパーク）
＊Bentenjima Hot Spring（弁天島）
＊Hamamatsu Fruit Park（フルーツパーク）
＊industrial Tourism in Hamamatsu
Unagi Pie Factory
Takayanagi Memorial Hall etc.
|Group's Main Activities|
| Experience of flying a kite & Taking a souvenir picture
in front of big kites
| Guide at Hamamatsu Castle
// Castle WebSite(Jap)
// Hamamatsu Castle(Eng)
| Saigagae Museum
| Sightseeing Information
at Hamamatsu Station
/// ＊Hamamatsu Sightseeing
| Guide at Hamamatsu
// Festival Pavilion WebSite（Jap）
Offering Volunteer Sightseeing Guide
As an assistant of you who will visit to Hamamatsu or want to know Hamamatsu well, members of our volunteer guide group will guide sightseeing, cultures and history of Hamamatsu. Please, FAX（053-456-1303) to us your request (including Your Name, Date & Time, Where to meet and to visit, Number of Persons, Language for explanation, Your Fax & Telephone number etc), when you want to have our guides. (Free, as a general rule, except our actual expenses like tranportation)
ＭＡＹ ３～５ EveryYear
Kite-flying experience & Photo
| The mascot character [Successful-Daimyo：Ieyasu-kun]
for the memory of Hamamatsu municipal organization
for 100th anniversary
The Ieyasu Tokugawa built Hamamatsu Castle and accomplished to rule over the whole country after having stayed in the castle for 17 years. Just called as the most successful Daimyo(feudal lord). Now, he was reborn again and came to Hamamatsu city in order to make it the most cheerful town at just the time of 100th aniversary. He like to come down in the castle town and have a lively time of playing merrily, and have brought big hope in the future of Hamamatsu and always support dreams of citizen's town.
| Local specialties（Food-wise）
Hamamatsu is most famous for Eel （Unagi）from Lake Hamana etc., and Many Unagi (うなぎ) restaurants can be found all over the city. Hamamatsu has Japan's second-highest per-capita sales of Gyouza （ぎょうざ). Also, many Gyouza restaurants can be found in the city.
Prized locally-produced seasonal produce items include Orange（mikan）, Melon, Persimmon, White Onion and Strawberry.
Gyouza is"Japanese crescent-shaped dumpling filled with a minced stuffing and steamed, boiled or fried".
The first peculiarity of Hamamatsu Dumpling is to affix boild bean sprout. Every specialized Gyouza restaurants(shops) did improvement repeatedly to satisfy appetite of Hamamatsu residents and therefore, Gyouza became a peculiar tasting to each shop.
In Hamamatsu, there are about 80 shops specialised for Gyouza, and in addition, many chinese restaurants serve Gyouza,also.