Jomon Culture Guide

Introducing guides to the Jomon archaeological sites and museums in Hakodate. You can contact the guide of your choice directly.

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    Miura Yuriko (三浦 由利子)

    Let’s explore Jomon sites together!

    Supported language

    • English
    Contact yurikombj@ncv.jp
    0138-52-0708
    090-2871-1204
    Year of birth 1959
    Qualification / License
    Interpretation level
    National Licensed Interpreter Guide (English) / Pre-1st grade in English Proficiency Test / Authorized Tour Escort for Internal and Overseas Trips/ Hakodate History & Culture Certification
    Work experience /
    Interpreter experience
    I have escorted Japanese groups overseas〜4 times in 2011 & 2012 / Tour Guide work for foreign tourists ( Excursion Tours of Cruise Ships and FIT small groups)〜 many times since 2014
    Specialty /
    Self-introduction
    Before working as a tour guide for foreign tourists, I worked as a tour escort for Japanese tour groups for about 7 years. I have experienced a lot of Japanese and inbound tours not only in Hakodate City, but also throughout Hokkaido and the Tohoku region. I have also been a tour guide at the Sannai-Maruyama Archaeological Site in Aomori.
    Conditions Available anytime, anywhere
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    Yamada Saori (山田 紗織)

    I'm a professional English speaking guide in Hakodate. I'm looking forward to meeting you!

    Supported language

    • English
    Contact hkd.guide.sara@gmail.com
    080-7743-0774
    Links Website
    Work experience /
    Interpreter experience
    I'm a professional English guide in Hakodate and in southern Hokkaido. I have experience of being a guide for multinational foreign tourists (Americans, Australians, British, French, Hong Kongers and Chinese etc.). I lived in Singapore for 4 years and in the Phillipines for 1 year. I graduated from Dokkyo University.
    Specialty /
    Self-introduction
    Hi, I'm Sara. (That's my English name, so call me Sara!) I was born and raised in Hakodate. I'm a professional guide, well-informed about Hakodate. I hope I can make your Hakodate trip a very memorable one! I'm looking forward to meeting you!
    Conditions Flexible
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    Matsumoto Akira (松本 明)

    Supported language

    • English
    Contact m-machan@ms5.ncv.ne.jp
    0138-65-9383
    090-6261-3814
    Year of birth 1957
    Qualification / License
    Interpretation level
    National Government Licenced Guide Interpreter / First grade of English Proficiency Test / TOEIC score 935
    Work experience /
    Interpreter experience
    I have a lot of experience of guiding cruise ship passengers and foreign tourists. I have also interpreted in many kinds of meetings and have been the chairperson at various welcoming ceremonies. I have been a member of the Hakodate Goodwill Guide Association for nine years.
    Specialty /
    Self-introduction
    I have guided foreign visitors to various tourist spots in Hakodate City many times, so I know every corner of Hakodate. I know much about the unique history of Hakodate and its famous food and culture. I have been a tour guide to the Hakodate Jomon Culture Center several times. I used to be a science teacher, so I can explain things scientifically.
    Conditions No particular conditions. I can guide anytime that is suitable to you.
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    Takano Fumiko (高野 富美子)

    I am looking forward to working with you soon.

    Supported language

    • English
    Contact takanof0400075@ac.auone-net.jp
    0138-45-6527
    080-5060-2965
    Qualification / License
    Interpretation level
    1st grade of the Practical English Proficiency Test / National Licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter / My interpreting level is good enough for QA sessions etc. during tours. I need to prepare thoroughly beforehand for speeches and presentations.
    Work experience /
    Interpreter experience
    I have rich experiences in interpretation as a tour guide. I have no experience of working overseas.
    Specialty /
    Self-introduction
    I am a specialized sightseeing guide with an interest in sake tasting. I have a certificate in sake tasting. I am friendly and kind, and my guiding is very informative. I'd like to study more about this ancient culture and convey its uniqueness and value to my clients.
    Conditions No specific condition
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    Okada Hajime (岡田 始)

    National Licensed Guide-interpreter in English
    Guìa-traductor Certificado en Español

    Supported language

    • English
    • Español
    Contact ho17024@live.jp
    0138-31-3124
    090-2812-5870
    Year of birth 1959
    Qualification / License
    Interpretation level
    National Authorized Guide-interpreter in English / National Authorized Guide-interpreter in spanish. Industrial translations etc., as required.

    Guìa-traductor Certificado en Inglès / Guìa-traductor Certficado en Español / Buenas experiencias en traducciòn industrial
    Work experience /
    Interpreter experience
    I was dispatch to Costa Rica, as a sub-leader of a delegation for friendship and exchange of cultures between our 2 nations, in 1988. Our team was granted an audience with His Majesty the Retired Emperor.
    I took charge of translations in meetings, for industrial manuals and television for JICA(Japn International Cooperation Agency) and for Japanese companies in Spanish in Mèxico for over 5 years. I did various translations, as required.

    En 1988, como sub-lìder de la delegaciòn a Costa Rica por intercambio de amistadces y culturas entre 2 paìses. Nuestro grupo fue recibidoen audiencia por Su Majestad Emperador Emèrito.
    Buenas experiencias de traducciones en conferencias, manuales industriales, de televisuones para JICA(Japn International Cooperation Agency) y empresas japonesas en español en Mèxico por màs de 5 años. Traducciones variados , segùn las necesidades.
    Specialty /
    Self-introduction
    Japanese history and in accordance with this, logistic changes of routes, arts, movies history etc..
    As a professional guide, attendances for the excursions of cruise-ships mainly in Hokkaido, and mainly in English.
    Many experiences in long-term SIC (Seat in coach ) tours in GoldenRoute (from Tokyo to Hiroshima) mainly in Spanish (sometimes in 2 languages).
    With regards to Jomon issues, I participated in Jomon lectures supported by Aomori prefecture.
    Certified as a general tour-conductor (including trips abroad).
    I like cooking and the French language as well.

    La historia japonesa y a referente a èsta, camibios de rutas logìsticas, las artes, las historias cinematogràficas de los paìses europeos y del Mèxico.
    Como guìa profesional, atenciones para las excursiones de los navios cruceros mayormente en Hokkaido, y mayormente en inglès. Buenas experiencias del turìsmo SIC (Seat in coach ) del plazo largo en la routa dorada (desde Tokyo hasta Hiroshima) mayormente en español (de vez en cuando en 2 lenguas). En cuanto al tema de Jyomon, soy fan de la cultura Jyomon y el año pasado, participè en la lecciòn de Jyomon organizada por la ayuda de la prefectura Aomori.
    Como tengo la certificaciòn del General Tour Conductor, soy capaz de asistir los turismos extranjeros de los japoneses. Me encanta cocinar, enseñe unas recetas mias de la cocina japonesa con los ingredientes extranjeros. Ya tengo el 2ndo grado de la aptitud de la lengua francesa. Dentro de medio año, posiblemente, podrìa ayudar algo en frances tambièn.
    Conditions After the Corona pandemic, I would be pleased if I am offered work as a guide from travel agencies. Please send me kind inquiries as early as possible.

    Despuès del caso de Corona, por si acaso, con esperanzas, podrìa tener oportunidades (ojalà!) de ofertas de trabajos como guìa. Si estuvieran amables de solicitàrme unos contactos a mìcuanto antes posible, estarìa muy agradecido.
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    Saito Chisato (齋藤 千里)

    Enjoy your trip with a welcoming guide!

    Contact

    Supported language

    • English
    Contact chisato2574@ybb.ne.jp
    Year of birth 1959
    Qualification / License
    Interpretation level
    Test of Practical English: Pre-First grade, Certificate of Proficiency in English United Nations Association of Japan level C, Elementary School English Teaching License
    Work experience /
    Interpreter experience
    I have extensive experience as a volunteer guide for foreigners and as a volunteer host mother for students who study in Japan.
    Specialty /
    Self-introduction
    I have various skills I can use to entertain foreign people such as paper crafts and Japanese calligraphy. I can also tell you some funny stories to introduce Japanese culture to you.
    Conditions unable to guide on Tuesdays and Fridays
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    Takeuchi Hiroyuki (竹内 宏幸)

    Many people have welcomed me when I traveled abroad. So now it’s my turn to welcome you here.
    Auf Englisch führe ich Sie. Etwas Deutsch kann ich sprechen.

    Contact

    Supported language

    • Deutsch
    • English
    Contact hiro.on.route66@me.com
    Qualification / License
    Interpretation level
    TOEIC score 965 / EIKEN Grade Pre-First / United Nations Association Test of English Grade B
    Daily conversation possible.

    Diplom Deutsch in Japan Mittelstufe
    Ganz wenig Deutsch.
    Work experience /
    Interpreter experience
    1991 volunteer interpreter for a meeting on the environment
    2017 volunteer interpreter for Sapporo Asian Winter Games
    2018 interpreter for Hakodate City Fire Department
    2018 interpreter for Hakodate morning market
    Specialty /
    Self-introduction
    I've been to all 50 US states, Canada and Mexico as well some countries in Europe and Asia and Australia on my vacations. Now it's my turn to welcome you.

    Ich bin nach Deutshland, Österreich und in die Schweiz.
    Ich spreche Englisch und etwas Deutsch.
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    Takahashi Noriyuki (高橋 典之)

    Contact

    Supported language

    • English
    Contact harrypnoritaka@yahoo.co.jp
    Year of birth 1953
    Qualification / License
    Interpretation level
    Pre-1st Grade (STEP:Society for Testing English Proficiency) Grade A, Hospitable English Ability Response Test
    Work experience /
    Interpreter experience
    Experienced guide for the Hakodate Jomon Culture Center / Hakodate tour. M.C for welcoming-events for foreign cruise ships in Hakodate. A member of the Hakodate Goodwill Guide Association.
    Specialty /
    Self-introduction
    Call me Nori-san for short. Why not enjoy furthering your understanding of Jomon culture with me. My guiding motto is "Safe & Fun."
    Conditions Night-time guiding is not available / Using public transportation(Bus,Taxi & Tram car)
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    Muraya Masami (村屋 雅美)

    Let’s cross the seven seas together.

    Contact

    Supported language

    • English
    Contact masamiroselily1@gmail.com
    Qualification / License
    Interpretation level
    National Guide Certificate, Certificate of Authorized Tour Conductor, EIKEN Test Grade 1 in Practical English Proficiency
    Work experience /
    Interpreter experience
    Hakodate city tour, Mt Fuji & Hakone tour, Tokyo tour, Yakumo ecotorism tour, etc
    Specialty /
    Self-introduction
    I was born in Hakodate. I am a professional tour guide in Japan and have also been a tour leader overseas. I like to talk with new people so I am looking forward to meeting you:)
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    Iwamoto Atsuko (岩本 厚子)

    Let’s explore the ancient world together

    Supported language

    • English
    Contact ako_iwamoto1228@ncv.jp
    080-4046-8369
    Qualification / License
    Interpretation level
    1. EIKEN Grade Pre-1
    2. Medical interpreter
    ・Completed the medical interpretation training course (MHLV compliance)
    ・M. interpreter proficiency test grade 2
    3. Registered as a medical interpreter at the Help Desk, dispatch service of the City of Hakodate
    Work experience /
    Interpreter experience
    1. I have veterinary training experience at a veterinary hospital in Melbourne,Australia.
    2. I am a member of the Hakodate Goodwill Guide Association, a registered volunteer group, and have been guiding many foreign tourists in English for over 10 years.
    3. I have hosted welcome ceremonies in English held by Hakodate City for foreign cruise ships.
    4. I have been hosting international homestay students for more than 20years.
    Specialty /
    Self-introduction
    I have good guiding experience-types of cultural tours I have taken charge of include tea ceremony, flower arrangement and sushi-making and so on. I can accommodate people with dietary restrictions such as vegetarians and vegans. I would like to welcome you with the best hospitality, with a spirit of "once -in- a-lifetime" opportunity.
    Conditions I would appreciate it if I could receive your guide requests at least a week before your desired date.
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    Ichinei Keiko (市根井 惠子)

    Contact

    Supported language

    • English
    Contact keikoichinei@gmail.com
    Qualification / License
    Interpretation level
    1. Practical English Test the First Grade
    2. National Licensed Tour Guide
    3. Authorized Tour Conductor for Internal and Oversea Travel

    an interpretation level tantamount to a native speaker of English
    Work experience /
    Interpreter experience
    1. Worked as an interpreter as well as a tour guide for VIP
    2. A sightseeing guide for FIT(free independent tourists) focusing on the northern part of the Main Island and all around Hokkaido
    3. A full-day guide for cruise passengers who came to Hakodate, Muroran, Otaru, and Kushiro
    4. An interpreter for events related to Hakodate City Government
    5. A lecturer on JTB World Cruise 2019 sailing onboard the Sun Princess for 108days
    6. An onboard tour guide and a lecturer for another cruise ships for 2 weeks respectively
    7. A leader taking high school students to England (4 times), Canada (twice), Australia (3 times), New Zealand (once), the Philippines (twice).
    Specialty /
    Self-introduction
    Since I have been a teacher of English for a long time, my forte is education, including religion, home discipline, and food etc. I'm fascinated with climbing mountains, influenced by my husband, who is an alpine photographer. I have a strong interest in nature, so my favorite pastime is basking in nature. I also love history, which is advantageous in guiding in Hakodate, a city full of cultural history. As a guide, I'm caring, cheerful, open, enthusiastic and dedicated with a strong sense of responsibility.
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    Goto Rie (後藤 梨恵)

    Contact

    Supported language

    • English
    Contact riejan06@gmail.com
    Qualification / License
    Interpretation level
    basic conversation
    Specialty /
    Self-introduction
    walking / culture / art
    Conditions negotiable
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    Hiraiwa Ryuichi (平岩 隆一)

    Contact

    Supported language

    • English
    Contact hiraiwa1@msd.ncv.ne.jp
    Year of birth 1941
    Work experience /
    Interpreter experience
    I was a member of the New Ship Building Business Dept. of Hakodate Dock Co. , Ltd. for 10 years and then was employed by Marubeni Cooperation and was in charge of one of their plants for 10 years. After leaving Marubeni, I started a new company and operated a joint venture in Germany and China. I have gone abroad over 200 times and traveled throughout the world since 1967, including a long-term 10-month business trip.
    Specialty /
    Self-introduction
    I am using English in my work and have a lot of experiences in this field.
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    Hemmi Kaori (逸見 香)

    Contact

    Supported language

    • English
    Contact kaori.hkd@gmail.com
    Qualification / License
    Interpretation level
    EIKEN Grade Pre-1
    Work experience /
    Interpreter experience
    7 years experience of working for a Japanese travel agent
    Specialty /
    Self-introduction
    I lived in Vancouver, Canada for 2 years.
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    Shimizu Sayumi (清水 さゆみ)

    Contact

    Supported language

    • English
    Contact sayumi.shimizu@gmail.com
    Qualification / License
    Interpretation level
    TOEIC score 880 / The Pre-First Grade Test in English Proficiency Test (STEP)
    Work experience /
    Interpreter experience
    I lived in the U.S.A. for 5 and half years and graduated from the University of Alabama. After coming back to Japan after graduation, I worked as an English conversation teacher and have been working as a translator / interpreter for more than 20 years.
    Specialty /
    Self-introduction
    I love to study languages. I have studied Russian, Korean and Tagalog as well as English. It's my pleasure to communicate with people from foreign countries to learn about their cultures and languages.
    It would be my great pleasure if I could help to make your trip to Hakodate a very memorable one.
    Conditions Available on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. Other days are negotiable.
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    Kobayashi Kaori (小林 華織)

    Contact

    Supported language

    • English
    Contact kykk0605@icloud.com
    Qualification / License
    Interpretation level
    Qualification of Elementary school English teacher
    Work experience /
    Interpreter experience
    Education USA- high school and college degree / Experience as a private guide / Cruise ship information desk-providing visitors with brochures and maps and answering questions about Hakodate City
    Specialty /
    Self-introduction
    Positive reviews from private tours. Private Engish teaching of students 20 years and older and adults. Kindergarten, elementary school-English language instruction. Fluent in English.
    Conditions Available on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. There are days and times that I am available on weekdays as well (negotiable)
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    Tokida Haruko (常田 温子)

    Contact

    Supported language

    • English
    Contact sakuravert23@gmail.com
    Year of birth 1965
    Qualification / License
    Interpretation level
    EIKEN English Proficiency TestGrade Pre-1 / TOEIC Test Scored 875
    Work experience /
    Interpreter experience
    A member of the Hakodate Goodwill Guide Association / Worked at Art galleries in Tokyo and Hakodate / Diploma of Asian Arts ( SOAS / Sotheby's Institute of Arts, London)
    Specialty /
    Self-introduction
    Let me introduce you to the unique lifestyle and design of Jomon Culture from an artistic point of view.
    Conditions Mon.-Sat. Available 09:00-17:00/Sun. Nagotiable
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    Ikegami Yasuyuki (池上 泰之)

    Contact

    Supported language

    • Bahasa Indonesia
    • English
    Contact ikesan125@yahoo.co.jp
    Year of birth 1957
    Qualification / License
    Interpretation level
    National Government Licensed English Guide (2015)

    Panduan Nasional Bahasa Inggris(2015)
    Work experience /
    Interpreter experience
    I have lived more than 20 years overseas in the US, Taiwan, Singapore, and Indonesia. For the last 4 years I have worked as a licensed guide, conducting long tours all over Japan mainly for American travelers

    Tinggal di luar negri 20 tahun lebih, termasuk Indonesia(Jakarta) 11tahun. Sudah kembali ke Jepang dan sebagai panduan lisensi, menyelusuri wisatawan dari luar negri di seluruh Jepang selama 4 tahun
    Specialty /
    Self-introduction
    I like introducing Japanese culture to people from other countries. My wife was born in Hakodate and grew up in Hakodate, and I have now lived in Hakodate for 3 years. So I'd like to introduce Japan from the viewpoint of a Hakodate citizen. Hakodate is a very unique and interesting city.

    Saya suka memperkenalkan budaya Jepang kepada orang-orang dari negara lain. Istri saya lahir di Hakodate dan dibesarkan di Hakodate, dan saya juga tinggal di Hakodate selama 3 tahun. Jadi saya ingin memperkenalkan Jepang dari pemandangan Hakodate, kota yang sangat unik dan menarik.
    Conditions I live in Kawasaki city near Tokyo, so trips combined with Tokyo and Hakadate area are more preferable

    Saya sekarang tinggal di kota Kawasaki dekat Tokyo, jadi perjalanan yang dikombinasikan dengan daerah Tokyo dan Hakadate lebih nyaman
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    Watanabe Naoko (渡邊 奈保子)

    Supported language

    • English
    Contact prelude21@infoseek.jp
    0138-46-9770
    070-5283-0197
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    Oguri Yoko (小栗 陽子)

    Contact

    Supported language

    • English
    Contact fit33291105@gmail.com
    Qualification / License
    Interpretation level
    EIKEN Grade Pre-1 (Nov.9, 2018)
    Work experience /
    Interpreter experience
    I became a member of the Hakodate Goodwill Guide Association in 2019. I have experienced being a guide in Hakodate.
    Specialty /
    Self-introduction
    After retiring, I have resumed my study of English. I was born and raised here in Hakodate. I would be happy if I could help English speakers enjoy Hakodate's wonderful Jomon archeological sites. I will work hard to learn more about Hakodate's Jomon archeological sites as well as English.
    Conditions I will talk over the matter with visitors each time.
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    Nakamura Yukio (中村 由紀夫)

    Contact

    Supported language

    • English
    Contact nickhakodate1949@ncv.jp
    Year of birth 1949
    Specialty /
    Self-introduction
    Since I used to be involved in importing seafood products from overseas, I have some knowledge about seafood. I lived in Seattle, Wa, USA for 10 years and have visited various foreign countries. But being a formal interpreter is a new challenge for me.
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    Chon Sugi (전숙이・全淑伊)

    Supported language

    • 한국어
    Contact chonsugi@gray.plala.or.jp
    0138-51-3631
    090-5958-5753
    Qualification / License
    Interpretation level
    ・홋카이도지역한정통역안내사(Ko-2호 )2009년
    ・일본후생노동성「육성커리큘럼」에 준한
    의료통역양성코스수려시험함격(한국어)2018년
    ・도쿄한자검정시험초단(도쿄한자검정협회)1995년
    ・하코다테검정초급합격2007년
    Work experience /
    Interpreter experience
    ・국립민속박물관”조선왕조미”전준비2002년
    ・하코다테~인천대한항공취항준비,하코다테시찰시
    2002~2011년
    ・한국TV 3국,여행잡지사취재2013~2016년
    ・한국농어촌공사하코다테시찰2017년
    ・법정통역변호사통역40회2018년
    ・홋카이도관광비지니스퍼럼2011년
    Specialty /
    Self-introduction
    ・역사,문화
    ・한국어↔일본어통여,번역가능
    ・도신문화센터한글강사2001~현재
    ・시립하코다테고등학교한국어강사2009~현재
    ・한국전통자수전3년해설
    Conditions ・화,목요일오전과 수요일오후5시이후 이외가능
    단 모든요일 의논필요
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    Koshida Hiroyuki (越田 宏之)

    Contact

    Supported language

    • English
    Contact dashikorohi@yahoo.co.jp
    Year of birth 1959
    Conditions available on weekends
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    Sasaki Hideyo (佐々木 秀代)

    Contact

    Supported language

    • English
    Contact hideyo_35@ezweb.ne.jp
    Qualification / License
    Interpretation level
    EIKEN Grade Pre-1/ English teacher license for junior and senior high school
    Work experience /
    Interpreter experience
    I belong with the Good Will Guide Association. I have some experience of taking small groups to sports events and taking charge of an information desk for foreigners.
    Specialty /
    Self-introduction
    I’m an elementary school teacher. I am teaching English now. As an elementary school teacher, I have taken charge of larger goups of students both in school and on school trips.
    I like to travel in Japan and in foreign countries. I’m curious about history, old ruins, good food, and I love to view beautiful scenery. I hope I will get some opportunities to meet with you.
    Conditions I’m working full time. I can be a guide at night time and on weekends.
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    Moriya Keiko (守谷 径子)

    Contact

    Supported language

    • English
    Contact hr.gomaringo@gmail.com
    Year of birth 1957
    Qualification / License
    Interpretation level
    EIKEN(English Proficiency Test) Grade Pre-1 / TOEIC Score 775
    Specialty /
    Self-introduction
    I have been a tourist volunteer guide in Hakodate since 2020. I have little experience, but I will do my best.
    Conditions Anytime is fine. Negotiable.
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    Ishioka Hiroshi (石岡 博心)

    Contact

    Supported language

    • English
    Contact 0138-46-1082
    Year of birth 1938
Supported language

To call from abroad to Hakodate

  1. 1. Dial the international dialing access code and Japan's country code (81). See here
  2. 2. Drop the first 0 and dial everything else. For example, to call the Japanese number 0138-00-0000 from the US, dial 011-81-138-00-0000.
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