Become part of our team

Local Japan is a project of the Hotoku Ninomiya Shrine in Odawara, Japan. We are looking for a new Project Manager and a freelance Tour Guide. These are exciting opportunities for anyone living in Japan with passion to talk with people from different countries.
Job opportunities

1. Freelance Tour Guide

Job Description:

As a freelance Tour Guide for Local Japan you will interact with travelers from around the world. You will guide them to different places, introduce them to the local culture, the local people and explain their way of living. In this role you will work closely with the Project Manager of Local Japan and the people of the Shinto Shrine. As a freelance Tour Guide for Local Japan you will be able to learn more about local culture than everybody else.

Skills and experience:

  • Advanced English, French or German language skills
  • Basic Japanese language skills
  • A passion for Japan
  • Highly motivated
  • Good organizational skills
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Ability to handle a large variety of simultaneous tasks


  • Pick-up clients on time at the agreed location
  • Guiding your clients safely through the city
  • Pre-researching any unknown places and areas
  • Providing background information about the area and local sights
  • Providing facts and figures about history, flora, legends and religion
  • Interpreting discussions between clients and the local people 
  • Recommending restaurants in various price ranges 
  • Recommending additional attractions that might be of interest
  • Maintaining the required schedule to ensure the clients arrive at specific locations at confirmed times


2. Project Manager

Job Description:

As a Project Manager of Local Japan you will be ideally living in the vicinity of Odawara, Kanagawa Prefecture or be willing to move to this beautiful area. 
In this role you will work closely with different Travel Agencies and local people. You will manage the Local Japan project, promote and develop proactively new tours. You will be working independently and on your own initiative. You are flexible and able to work on different days and at different times. 

Skills and experience:

  • Leadership and Team Management skills
  • Have a flair for Japanese culture and history 
  • Good communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Advanced English language skills
  • Advanced Japanese language skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Photographic, graphic skills
  • Able to handle a large variety of simultaneous tasks
  • Highly motivated 


  • Acquiring of new partners
  • Proactive Promotion of Local Japan Tours
  • Developing new Tours
  • Developing new promotional projects
  • Creating of new brochures and flyers
  • Maintaining and update Website 
  • Maintaining and updating of Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)
  • Updating various backoffice forms
  • Maintaining good relationship with local shop owners
  • Preparing monthly and annual financial statements
  • Generating statistics 

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Hotoku Ninomiya Shrine - Hotoku Kaikan
8-10, Jonai, Odawara-shi, Kanagawa 250-0014, JAPAN

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