What is GOZAIN

This page shows you "About us" & " Activities". 

 

About us

We are a volunteer tour guide group which is located in Sendai city, Miyagi prefecture.

"GOZAIN" means "You are welcome to visit us.” It's our Miyagi dialect.

 We warmly share our hospitality and knowledge as guides. We use English to communicate with international visitors and residents. We are always willing to help you get the most out of your visit to the”City of Trees" Sendai and  nearby Matsushima areas, regarded as one of the "Three Most Scenic Spots of Japan."

 

"GOZAIN" group is part of the Sendai Tourism Volunteer Guide Network, which is overseen by SenTIA (Sendai Tourism, Convention and International Association ). It is also part of the International Activity Network of MIA (Miyagi International Association.)

 

We have continued the following "activities" in order to provide you best "hospitality” in English as volunteer tour guides.

Activities

Guiding services of an international conference excursion.
Guiding services of an international conference excursion.

1) Volunteer English guide

      Tour guiding services
       We provide English tour guiding services of sightseeing spots and

      disaster affected areas around Sendai and Matsushima.

 

 


Multilanguage information desk of a summer festival with members of other Chinese & Korean guide groups.
Multilanguage information desk of a summer festival with members of other Chinese & Korean guide groups.

Information desk of events

We provide guiding services at the information desk of the

    Sendai Tanabata Festival Event Square and at the travel desk

    of International Confereces held in Sendai and  it's surrounding areas.


Cultural exchange meeting.
Cultural exchange meeting.

2) Culture exchange with foreigners

Once a month, we hold a cultural exchange meeting. We have invited foreign guests who are living in Japan. We have enjoyed discovering the differences from other countries, other cultures, etc. which enriches our knowledge about foreign countries and people. We have been communicating with many foreigners from many countries so far.


On-site guiding study in Tsunami hit areas near Pacific coast in Miyagi.
On-site guiding study in Tsunami hit areas near Pacific coast in Miyagi.

3) English study class and guide training

We study English for the purpose of improving our guiding abilities in our English study class. This class is held twice a month. We also have made guidebooks of the major tourist spots in Sendai and Matsushima. We use these guidebooks as a reference when guiding. And we practice on-site guiding study with these guidebooks.


Gozain booth at the Sendai World Festa 2017 as a cooperation with other international groups.
Gozain booth at the Sendai World Festa 2017 as a cooperation with other international groups.

4) Cooperation with other groups to enrich our quality of full "hospitality"

We have enriched our quality of hospitality through the cooperation of other Japanese guide groups and international exchange groups. Our goal is to provide the best "hospitality" to international visitors and residents.