Guide Information

Kirishima Geoguide Network Member Introductions

【Chairman】
Kentaro Haraguchi

Allow me to introduce you to Kirishima! I can guide you through all the courses.

【Vice-Chairman】
Muneo Mitsuda

I work at the Ebino Eco-Museum on the Ebino Plateau. I can guide you through any part of the Kirishima Mountains so please feel free to ask.

【Vice-Chairman】
Shunsuke Watanabe

I do my best to make sure I'm a guide that will keep you interested, whether you are an adult or a child. I explain the names and origins of plants, as well as leaves, sticks, and rocks. I can call and converse with wild birds. But with me, you have to watch out not only where you step but also for my bad jokes!

【Member】
Shinichi Uezono

Everyone in Ebino is pushing for this geopark and the Ebino Guide Club was started in January of this year. The delicious rice of Ebino is fostered by the spring waters of the Kirishima Mountains and the Kakuto Caldera. I can guide you through the Abundant Shiratori Kyodo Forest.

【Member】
Noki Usuzaki

The Kirishima Mountains are enjoyed by many people throughout the four seasons. Remembering that these resources are shared and cared for by all of us, please go out and make some great memories. I will help to the best of my abilities.

【Member】
Shinichi Ohagi

I want more people to know how wonderful is my beloved Kirishima.

【Member】
Atsuko Omaru

I love the Kirishima Mountains. I have had fun throughout the seasons with things like training and nature appreciation gatherings. I would love it if I could move you emotionally while we take the lake tour or a mountain course such as Lake Onamiike or Mt. Karakunidake.

【Member】
Heitaro Kiyomoto

I specialize in the Ebino Plateau lake tour course or the courses in the direction of Kobayashi and Ebino.

【Member】
Ayako Kuchinomachi

Won't you take a stroll with me to discover and rediscover the views of Kirishima? I lead tours for all the Kirishima Mountains.

【Member】
Sanetoshi Kumanosako

Safety is my first priority as I guide people through the mountainous areas. Learn about nature, volcanoes, and history while enjoying the Kirishima Geopark. I'll do what I can to ensure our emotionally moving day together is a lifelong memory for you.

【Member】
Yasufumi Kuroki

I am from Ebino. I am very knowledgeable regarding the third foothills course. Also, if you're climbing Mt. Karakunidake, please leave it to me to guide you.

【Member】
Shigekazu Kuwahara

Experience the wonders of Kirishima! Please, come join me.

【Member】
Shigeo Kozono

I will help you create new memories of your time at Kirishima. I can assist you at the base of the mountain courses and the mountain peak courses.

【Member】
Takaharu Koba

I was charmed by the nature of Kirishima and live in a mountain cabin at the foot of the Kirishima Mountains. It is my goal to be a guide that helps many people discover the wonders of the nature of Kirishima.

【Member】
Kimiko Kontani

I love plants and trees. One can encounter many plants on the lake tour course. These always calm me and make me feel good. Let's enjoy this together!

【Member】
Koichi Sakamoto

Won't you be moved by the formation of the Kirishima Mountains? Won't you meet the living things of the Kirishima Mountains? Let's smile and laugh together at the Kirishima Mountains!

【Member】
Akihiko Suga

My specialties are the lake tour course, Mt. Karakunidake and Lake Onamiike. My specialty fields are trees, flowers, and wild birds. I make bird houses out of thick bamboo. This year I was able to observe and photograph a nesting Japanese Tit in a bird house I built.

【Member】
Nobushige Takahashi

I am here for those who want to increase their knowledge regarding things like plants and the geology of volcanoes for courses centered around the Ebino Plateau such as the lake tour course, Mt. Io, and Mt. Karakunidake.

【Member】
Yuichi Tanaka

I not only guide people who want to climb the mountains, but also help introduce subjects such as plants, geology, and the history of the Earth.

【Member】
Hiroko Tahara

I love the Kirishima Mountains. I would really like it if I could hike and enjoy the mountains together with you.

【Member】
Ibon Chon

I specialize in helping Koreans, so please don't hesitate to give me a call.

【Member】
Yoshinobu Tokunaga

Pick up a rock, and you are invited to the world of the earth sciences. Let's enjoy the Kirishima Geopark together! I'm waiting for you.

【Member】
Makoto Nakasuji

I want to share the charm of the Kirishima Geopark. Please participate in a Geotour. You will discover something new!

【Member】
Takeharu Nagatomo

My hobby is photography, especially mountain scenery photography. I specialize in all the courses. My special skill is playing the Tsugaru Shamisen (I am certified as a shamisen instructor by the Japan Folk Music Association).

【Member】
Midori Baba

I recommend the Ebino Plateau lake tour course where you can experience being surrounded by forest through all the seasons and enjoy "geo." I will guide you through the must-see features for each season.

【Member】
Makoto Nakasuji

I am a nursery teacher. Hey, all you lively kids, let's walk and enjoy the many mysteries of Kirishima together! And, if you think that mountains are just for looking at, please come join me and experience the delights of the mountains! Let's go!

【Member】
Takeharu Nagatomo

I want to help you experience the grand nature and charm of the Kirishima Geopark and the changing of the seasons that one cannot experience unless on the mountains.

【Member】
Makoto Higashi

I was raised in the great outdoors. I have been to the city as well, but it didn't fit me. I love nature. I want to share the wonders of nature with everyone.

【Member】
Sosuke Maeda

I have been guiding the Ebino Plateau lake tour course for more than 20 years. Please come to the Ebino Plateau. I'm waiting for you.

【Member】
Sachio Magata

After an eternity, with the great eruption of Mt. Shinmoedake in the beginning of the Kyoho era, the Kirishima Mountains became a cluster of more than 20 volcanoes. Soothing plants such as Malus spontanea Makino and Kyushu azalea (miyamakirishima) and the sounds of wild birds help convey the wonders of Kirishima. These will be the memories of your valuable journey.

【Member】
Tsutomu Miyagawa

I can introduce more than just the mountain courses, including many interesting points related to the history and legends of the mountains. Let's enjoy the four seasons of the Kirishima Mountains.

【Member】
Chikako Mori

Please experience the grand beauty of the four seasons of Kirishima. I also enjoy making sweets and am working on making a special Kirishima sweet.

【Member】
Chizuru Mori

I love walking in the mountains, camping, and comedy shows. I value the destiny of our encounter and will guide you to the attractions of Kirishima.
Specialty course: Mt. Takachihonomine, Lake Miike and Lake Koike, Mt. Koshikidake, Mt. Karakunidake, Lake Onamiike, etc...

【Member】
Yoko Yanagida

I work at the base location of the Kirishima Geopark, the Ebino Eco-Museum Center. Please feel free to give me a call.

【Member】
Teruhisa Yano

I have experience working for a certain company as a mountain climbing specialist and I want to use my knowledge as a geoguide to guide people while remembering my motto of "Safe, Energetic, and Fun." My specialty field is all of the mountain courses.

【Member】
Kenji Yamamura

I am a new guide. I look forward to meeting you. I mainly act as a guide for Mt. Karakunidake.

【Member】
Osamu Yoshimori

Let's love the mountains as we slowly enjoy the view. Fostering a spirit of loving nature, I lead safe mountain climbing tours where one can enjoy the view.

【Member】
Hiroyuki Yotsumoto

I was born in Kirishima, grew up surrounded by the great nature of Kirishima, and currently live in a place where I can view the panorama of the Kirishima Mountains. I want to share the attraction of Kirishima with as many people around the world as I can. (I am currently working on promoting international education and understanding.)                               

【Member】
Masao Otsuji

I specialize in the Mt. Takachihonomine course. Let's enjoy Kirishima together!

【Member】
Makoto Chin

I am currently residing in the national lodging house "Ebino Kougenso." Please feel free to ask me to explain things like the various routes.

【Member】
Toyoshige Watanabe

The beauty of the changing seasons atop the Kirishima Mountains. The 360 degree panorama from the summit of Mt. Karakunidake and the manly Mt. Takachihonomine. Won't you walk with me and experience the old mountains of Kirishima?

【Member】
Tomotaka Taniguchi

There are many charms of Kirishima. Won't you explore the many faces of Kirishima?

【Member】
Shuichi Yonezawa

I will do my best to show you the charm of Kirishima.

【Member】
Sachiko Yamaguchi

I would love it if I could guide you through my hometown of Kobayashi. I work to be an easily-understood guide.


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