Guide in Hamamatsu full of History and Music   to Japanese Version (日本語版)       
  浜松観光ボランティアガイドの会    ENGLISH Version
   Hamamatsu Volunteer Sightseeing Guide Group
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     Event Guide

◆Prefectural People's Day Memorial Walk
       Walking with Volunteer Guides 
  Course : Places related to Ieyasu Tokugawa                           with respect to NHK Long-run Drama
  Visiting several places including ⑬Well for Hidetada's first bathing
    ⑩Hachimangu ⑪Tsubakihime Kannon ⑫Toshogu Shrine
    ①Hamamatsu Castle (Outside only) ④Battle Area at Saigagake
        on the map at the upper part of this website

  Date:  August 27th (Sunday) 9:00~About 12:00

  Gathering Spot   Open Area (Kitara) in front of North Entrance
                                                      of JR Hamamatsu Station
  Start at 9:00 a.m.

  The number of applicants: 80 people
  (Need to apply before・
        By drawing lots, when in case of overcapacity)
  Application Time Limit : August 21(Monday)

  How to Apply  Mail to Address :
      Item to be filled in :: Title(8/27 Walking), Postal code, Addres,
                                        Name, Telephone number

 ★県民のの日ウォーク(日本語チラシ/Flyer in Japanese)/Click

 ★Flyer with English


 Kite-flying experience & Photo

kite-flyingOur Group is in charge of a kite-flying experience at the lawn open space
in the east of Hamamatsu Festival Pavilion.
So, a large number of tourists can experience touch of the thread of kite-flying by oneself.

 In addition, we can take a souvenir  picture in front of big kites. (by your  camera) 

 All of above are free (no charge)

 Service Date:May 3 to May 5.
                About 10 to 17 o'clock.

また凧の前で記念写真を撮ってさしあげております。 是非どうぞ。 

Hamamatsu Festiva Web Page in English

 Special Tour Walking with 
              Hamamatsu Sightseeing Guide

 A Special Tour of Places related to
 Lord Ieyasu, walking with Hamamatsu
 Volunteer Sightseeing  Guide Members

 ・Starting from JR Hamamatsu Station
   and Ending at Hamamatsu Castle

 ・Date: April ~ June, October ~ 24th December.2023
    Only Saturday,Sunday and National Holidays

 ・Reservation are Accepted

 ・Please Call for More Information   Tel 053-458-0191

 ・Link to Official Material with Detailed Information ( in Japanese)
    NHK Drama “Dousuru Ieyasu”
        (What to do Ieyasu ?)
  Hamamatsu Taiga Drama Museum 
          Near Hamamatsu Castle
       PreOpen: 1/222/28
        Grand open: 3/182024.1/14  

  Taiga Drama Museum is open at Shusse Park in Hamamatsu castle,which became the foundation for Ieyasu to unify the whole country of Japan
  At PreOpen1/222/28, Basic Information of the Drama and Ieyasu and others are shown.
  At GrandOpen3/182024.1/14, Costumes and props of main casts and the flow of the drama in Hamamatsu and others are shown.
 (Taiga Drama==NHK Long Period Drama:once in a week for one year)

  Admission fee

 Link to Official Web-Page in Japanese (⇐日本語版)
                  (SomeMachine, possible to translate to English)

Group's Main Activities
 Guide at Hamamatsu Castle
  // Castle WebSite(Jpn)
  // Hamamatsu Castle(Eng)
  Guide at Saigagae Museum

  Sightseeing Information
 at Hamamatsu Station

/// *Hamamatsu Sightseeing
Information Center

  Guide at Hamamatsu
  Festival Pavilion

 // 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)


Hamamatsu Festival
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 specialtiesFood-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.

  --Hamamatsu Gyouza(浜松餃子)--

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.

Hamamatsu Castle


   Sunrise at Nakatajima Dunes
*Hamamatsu Sightseeing
Information Center
   Tel: 053-452-1634

*Map:Inside of Center
    Sightseeing spots

Please confirm, whether or not, the recent change in the closed days and the charge beforehand

*Hamamatsu Castle(浜松城) 

*Hamamatsu Museum of
 Musical Instruments(楽器博物館)
  ~*Official WebSite  inMap 

*Act-Observation Gallery(展望回廊)
*Official WebSite(inJapanese) 
     ↑including the Calender for "Open"

*Hamamatsu Science Museum(科学館)

*Hamamatsu Art Museum(美術館)

*Hamamatsu Festival Pavilion
 ~*Other WebSite 
   inMap  *AccessMap

*Nakatajima Dunes(中田島砂丘)
  ~*Other WebSite 
    inMap  *AccessMap

*Hamamatsu History Musium
  (浜松市博物館)   *AccessMap

*Saigagake Museum(犀ケ崖)



*Air Park(エアーパーク)
     inMap  *AccessMap

*Kanzanji Hot Spring(舘山寺)

*Hamanako Flower Park(フラワーパーク)
 ~*Otherl WebSite  

*Hamamatsu Zoo(動物園)

*Kanzanji Ropeway(ロープウエイ)

*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)

*Ryotanji Temple(龍潭寺)

*Hokoji Temple(方広寺) 

*Ryugashido Caves(竜ケ岩洞)

*industrial Tourism in Hamamatsu
  Unagi Pie Factory
  Suzuki Plaza
  Takayanagi Memorial Hall etc.




Click to Event Guide
 Hamamatsu-city Naka-ku
In Hamamatsu Castle


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.

 Supporting Activities
      for Foreigners

*Hamamatsu Foundation for
International Communications
and Exchanges (HICE)

  Tel: 053-458-2170

*Hamamatsu Sightseeing
Information Center
   Tel: 053-452-1634

 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
International Communications
and Exchanges (HICE
Central Japan Railway Company
JR-Tokaido SHINKANSEN Timetable
   not for Nozomi・Mizuho
JR-Ticket in English 
Hamamatsu Pedal
Let's enjoy Hamamatsu with a rental bike departing from downtown!
 The whole view of

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.

           Introduction to Hamamatsu City

 What is Hamamatsu?

 Hamamatsu became the Government-designated City in April 2007. The population is about 800,000. The surface area is 1,558 km
2. Our city is the biggest city in Shizuoka Prefecture.

 Hamamatsu is located in the middle of the position between Tokyo and Osaka. You are very convenient for available trains, highways, and air flights. If you get on a bullet train Hikari, you can one hour and a half to get to Tokyo and Osaka.

 Hamamatsu is known as a city of manufacturing, and locals share a spirit of “Yaramaika(challenge anything).” This positive mindset has created many kinds of industries, such as cotton fabric and wood which have continued since the Edo period. Also, modern industries include textiles, musical instruments, Motorbikes, and photon and electron technology.

 Also, as shown in this website, there are many good places for sightseeing.

 Would you come to explore the historical and cultural city?

      Sightseeing Guide Map of Central Hamamatsu

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