What we're about

☆★ ようこそ! Welcome to Japan! ★☆

If you are looking for a trip in the area around Tokyo (mostly day-trips and some overnight trips), you've come to the right place!

★What’s this meetup group about?

This meetup group is for people who are interested in weekend (or national holiday) trips from Tokyo. We are a community of travelers looking for likeminded people for their next trip in Japan. Let's explore Japan and make new friends at the same time!

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★Who should join our trips / events?

Anyone, really! As long as you are keen to meet some new friends, and check out a new place in Japan!
Perhaps you are an avid traveler who wants to explore all corners of Japan, or simply looking for something different to do over the weekend... Or perhaps you just want to meet people with similar interest, or just practice your English / Japanese language skills.. Everyone is welcomed to join us!

★Must I pay membership / participation fees?

Most trips are run by JAMBO, with the idea of "Having Fun, Doing Good." These are clearly marked and 1000 yen is charged to support the charity of the month, which is announced at the meeting site. Other organizers may or may not charge - all charges are clearly written on the event description. Participants must pay for their own transport / food / accommodation expenses (of course, this varies according to each trip - your organiser will give you a rough estimate of the expenses).

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☆What our previous participants have said about our events☆

“Great day hiking and seeing Mashiko with great company. Worth the early Saturday wake up.” - Mairead, participant on Mashiko Sunflower Festival trip in Aug 2014

“A fantastic break from the city. Quite a wonderful experience: full of culture, history, good shopping, delicious lunch, and interesting people.” - Brent Hanson, participant on Mashiko Sunflower Festival trip in Aug 2014

“Special thanks to Shu san . We had a good time, thank you everybody.” - Shan, participant on Okutama Hiking in Aug 2014

“It was my first time joining any spiritual experience like Zazen but I felt welcome by the people at Risenji. Thanks Shu n Keisuke for the activity!” - Norah Hoang, participant for Zen Meditation experience in Jul 2014

“Great food, great company! Thanks for organising Shu :-)” - Ranj, participant for Misaki Tuna Auction day-trip in Jul 2014

Upcoming events (1)

BIG BUDDHA and AKIKAWA Adventure Course! 大仏 & 秋川の体験コース!

(1000 yen Participation Fee (This month's donations go to Plant with Purpose & Rainforest Alliance) + 300 yen Big Buddha Entrance Fee) (EASY) (Cancelled in case of rain) Meet at the ticket gate of Musashi Hikida Station (on the Itsukaichi Line) at 11:45 From Tachikawa, take the JR Oume Line at 11:15, arriving at Haijima Station at 11:27. Change to the MusashiItsukaichi Line, leaving Haijima at 11:32 This train arrives at Musashi Hikida at 11:45. Course: Musashi Hikida Station - Houkouji Temple Big Buddha (NEW) - Toukouin Temple Hiking Area (about 2 hours on hiking courses) - Akigawa Station Walking Time: about 4 hours Please take a look at the basic course at https://entakuzan-houkouji.or.jp (簡単) (参加費¥1000 (今月の寄付は・プラントウィズパーパス&レインフォレスト・アライアンスに寄付を送金します.)・ 大仏参拝料¥300・雨天中止) 集 合:武蔵五日市線 武蔵引田駅改札口11:45AM 電 車:立川発 11:15(青梅線快速青梅行)⇒拝島着11:27⇒拝島発(五日市線)11:32⇒武蔵引田着11:43 コース:武蔵引田駅 →イオンモール(食べ物・飲み物の買い物)→ 寳光寺大仏(新)→東光院ハイキングコース(約2時間)→秋川駅 ハイキングの時間は約4時間です。 ハイキングコース(基本コース)の説明:https://entakuzan-houkouji.or.jp

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