Japan

All Japan
What are the basic qualifications for a guide?: 

No information at this time

Is licensing for Guides required? How is it obtained? How often must it be renewed?: 

Yes. License is issued by Japanese Government

Who is responsible for certification?: 

Certification is issued by local government, based on license.

Training by Whom? Theory & Practice.: 

Yes
1. Training course for beginners (just after getting license) – 5 days
2. Training Course for guides with several years experience, from time to time.

Approximate fees in Euro or local currency: Full Day: 
300
Approximate fees in Euro or local currency: Half Day: 
150
Fees decided by tourism authority, association, or guide?: 

Guide Assn.

Problems faced by guides at this location: 

Illegal Guiding, Foreign Tour Guides, Late Payments, Low Fees/Remuneration, No Social Security, Too Many Guides, Lack of Mutual Co-Operation

Entry prepared by: 
Japan Federation of Certified Guides
Disclaimer: This entry is not intended to be a comprehensive guide. Neither the WFTGA nor the Member Association is responsible for any errors, omissions or opinions expressed by the contributing author.
Updated on: 04/08/14

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