Guide Services | Toshima City Volunteer Guides for International Visitors (GIV)

Guide Services | Toshima City Volunteer Guides for International Visitors (GIV)

Free & Friendly Guide Services


With these services, we will provide you with free and friendly guided walks near Ikebukuro when you stay in Ikebukuro or other places in Tokyo.
We are not fluent in foreign languages nor are we a professional guide but we try our best to make your stay in Ikebukuro area as pleasant as possible.
Although we spend only a few hours together, you can consider us as an old Japanese friend and feel free to ask us anything you want. We also consider and treat you as our friends from overseas.
Please come to see us and let's enjoy stroll/walking around Ikebukuro areas with us.

General Guidance
Available Languages English
Available Days 1st and 3rd Saturday (Look at each course)
2nd and 4th Sunday (Look at each course)
Meeting Place Entrance(1F) of Toshima City Tourism Association Office.
(Shown by the mark on the map. More information is "How to get here" in "About us" page.)
Departure Time 1:00PM at Toshima City Tourism Association*
Duration of the Tour About 1 - 1.5 hours (can be adjusted)
Cost Free except for your transportation
Guide Services ▸ This free guide service is provided by volunteers who live in Toshima City.
▸ The participants for the guide service should be up to 6 people.
▸ As a rule, two volunteers will accompany you.
▸ During summer season (8/10 - 8/20) and winter / New Year's Holiday (12/24 - 1/7), this free guide service will not be available.
Booking ▸ Bookings are not necessary. The number of participants are limited on a first come, first served basis.
Please come to the meeting place 5 to 10 minutes before departure time.

Course 1

Course 2

Course 3

Course 4