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Supporting the Sister City relationship between 

Kitakami, Japan and Concord, California

Where We
Traveled in Japan
October 18-30, 2019

see our photos

Kitakami Visit - 2019

Japan Tour - 2019

Kyoto (3 nights)  Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion),  Ryoanji Temple, Nijo Castle, Shin Kyogoku and Nishiki Market, Kibune Shrine, Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, Heian Shrine, Gion Geisha District

Takayama (1 night)  Yatai Kaikan floats,   Sanmachi-suji historic district, Shunkei-nuri (lacquer ware), Asauchi Morning Market, Onsen Baths

Shirakawago (Day Trip) 

UNESCO World Heritage Site - Ogimachi Gassho Village

Kanazawa (1 night)  Kenrokuen Gardens, Seisonkaku Villa, Nagamachi samurai district

Kitakami - Sister City 

1 night Hotel  
3 nights Homestays

Welcome Banquet, Citizen Party,  Kitakami sightseeing: Tenshochi Park, Minchinoku Folklore Village, Museum of Contemprary Japanese Poetry, Geto Ski Resort, Oni no Yakata Demon Museum, Kabayama archeological site, Kitakami City Museum, Hot Springs, Kunimisan - Gokurakuji Temple, Sakura Hall,  Kitakami Sports Stadium, Kitakami and Waga rivers, Kitakami agriculture and industrial areas

Tokyo (2 nights)  Meiji Jingu Shrine, Odaiba Ferris Wheel, Tokyo Bay, Rainbow Bridge, Asakusa Sensoji Temple, Nakamise Shopping Arcade, Tokyo Sky Tree, Shibuyu Shopping District, 

Hachiko Memorial Statue

We Traveled by Private Motor Coach and Shinkansen Bullet Train

with Private Tour Guide

Want to know what our
touring is like in Japan ? 
See our
October 2009 Japan Tour
35th Sister City Anniversary

Web Page Here


Concord Ambassadors
Facebook page

City of Concord Facebook page

City of Concord, CA website
City of Concord - Sister City page

Kitakami City website (English)
Kitakami Tourism website

International Assembly Hall
Facebook page

Sister City Network

Let's Sharing - Living in Kitakami

Kitakami Photoblog

Japan Today - News
GaijinPot Travel Magazine

Consulate of Japan - San Francisco 
Facebook page

45 years of Friendship
in 2019

Sister City Exhibit
at Concord City Hall
View Exhibit Here

The Concord Ambassadors is the all-volunteer organization that maintains the sister city relationship between Kitakami, Japan and Concord, California.

We're dedicated to promoting mutual exchanges in the fields of education, culture, social affairs and economics. We encourage personal and business relationships between individuals and groups.  

For more than 45 years there has been a steady flow of visitors between the two cities enjoying the opportunity for "home stay" visits and cultural exchange.

for more information

contact us at:


The Concord Ambassadors, Inc. is organized as a non-profit public charity under 
IRS codes 501 (c)(3) and 509 (a)(2).  
Our Federal Tax ID is 68-0193789. 
Our California Corp. ID is C1669308. 


Kitakami, Japan   Concord, California

Concord's 45th
Sister City Anniversary
in Kitakami, Japan
October 24-28, 2019

Coming in 2024
50 Years of Friendship

Event Calendar





General Meeting

3rd Tuesday; 6:30pm, Concord City Hall 
Permit Center 

Conference Room


Support Concord's Adopt-A-Street Program


Will Resume in Future

Stay Safe

Semi-Annual General Membership Dinner

Views of Kitakami

10,000 Cranes
for Japan

Commemorating Concord's response to the disastrous 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
Created from over 10,000 origami cranes folded by our community as symbols of hope for Japan's recovery

Dedicated to our Sister City
Kitakami, Japan
See our 10,000 Cranes for Japan

See our
March 11, 2011 Earthquake
and Tsunami Relief
web page (click here)

The Communion Bridge sculpture
is located in the
Japanese Friendship Garden
at the Concord Civic Center
and spans the distance to our

Sister City - Kitakami, Japan

Sister City Monument 

in Kitakami, Japan