The Tokyo-based company Otomo Inc. was chosen as the operating company for multilingual guided tours of Hakata Old Town in Fukuoka City. According to the company’s press release, it will start providing fourteen sightseeing courses in Fukuoka Prefecture in April including four in the area of Hakata Old Town. A variety of activities such as Hakata doll painting, gourmet exploring and cycling will be available. Otomo matches the tourist guests and the guides through its online system. It has more than 400 registered guides across Japan and anyone over 18 years old can register as a guide of the language they can use. A free course to train international guides will also be held in collaboration with Fukuoka City. Source: Otomo Inc., 4/9/2019
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