Group's Main Activities
 Experience of flying a kite &
 Taking a souvenir picture
in front of big kites
 // Hamamatsu Festival WebSite(Eng)
 Guide at Hamamatsu Castle
  // Castle WebSite(Jap)
  // Hamamatsu Castle(Eng)
 Guide at Hamamatsu
  Festival Pavilion

 // Festival Pavilion WebSite(Jap)
 Sightseeing Information
 at Hamamatsu Station

 //Information Center WebSite(Jap)
Lectures about our Hometown(Jap)
   (at Schools and Public Hall)
  Event Carrying out
   and Cooperation

  Rediscovery of


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 (or E-Mail using Form) 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)

 Sightseeing Guide Map of Central Hamamatsu


Hamamatsu Festival
MAY 3~5 2016

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.

  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         Under Construction(仮版)
         Sorry,some parts are in Japanese
Sunrising at Nakatajima-Dunes

 Hamamatsu-city Naka-ku
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 105 members are registered at 2010, including 44 women and 61 men.

Now, we are carrying out to guide at Hamamatsu Castle and JR Hamamatsu station everyday and at Hamamatsu Festival Pavilion for traveling parties 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

*Volunteer Guide (Hamamatsu)

*E-Mail Form for Inquiry

 LINK(INSIDE of this Web)
Welcome! Off Campus Study at Hamamatsu Castle (Jap)
Hamamatsu Castle 5 views
Photo:Yatai(Place float) and Act-Tower  (アクトと屋台)
 LINK(OUTSIDE of this Web)
Hamamatsu City Official WebSite
Hamamatsu Visitors & Convention Bureau
Hamamatsu Tourist Volunteer Guide Office
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 Sightseeing Navi(Jap) 


Some linked Web sites are translated by a web-based automated translation service. Please keep in mind that the translation system isn't 100% accurate. It's possible that some words, including proper nouns, might be translated inaccurately.
Most Parts of Refferd and Linked Materials and Maps are from [Hamamatsu City Handbook] etc.

    Sightseeing spots

*Hamamatsu Castle(浜松城)

*Hamamatsu Museum of
 Musical Instruments(楽器博物館)
*Act-Observation Gallery(展望回廊)

*Hamamatsu Science Museum(科学館)
*Hamamatsu Art Museum(美術館)

*Hamamatsu Festival Pavilion

*Nakatajima Dunes(中田島砂丘)
*Hamamatsu History Musium
*Saigagake Museum(犀ケ崖)

*Air Park(エアーパーク)

*Kanzanji Hot Spring(舘山寺)
*Hamanako Flower Park(フラワーパーク)
*Hamamatsu Zoo(動物園)(Jap)Ref
*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)
*Shozan Horinji Temple(宝林寺) 
*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)

*Enshu Tenryu Boat Rides

*Akino Fuku Art Musium

*Suzuki Plaza(スズキ歴史館)
*Unagi Pie Factory(うなぎパイファクトリー)

*Walking way for Several Spots about Ieyasu(Ieyasu no sanpomichi) 

※Sightseeing Model Cources(1)

※Sightseeing Model Cources(2)


 The whole view of Hamanako-Lake
   Hamamatsu Festival
Walking way for Several Spots about Ieyasu
(Ieyasu no Sanpomichi)

---  One Page Map for Printing ↓↓

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.
KURURULoop Line Bus(Jap) 

Route Map(incl.Eng) 
Guide materials maps(Eng)
(for Printing)
Hamamatsu city centermap 
KURURU Loop Line Bus・Route Map(incl.Eng)
Access to Hamamatsu Castle(Map)(incl.Eng)
Access to 3spots about Tokugawa Ieyasu(Map)(incl.Eng)  (徳川3スポット散策)
Hamamatsu Castle Park(Map&Guide)(incl.Eng)    (浜松城公園散策マップ)
Walking way for Several Spots about Ieyasu(Ieyasu no sanpomichi)
Guide materials maps(Jap)
(for Printing)
Hamanako(Lake)(Map) (浜名湖地図)