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Tokyo River Friends, an affiliate of Jambo International, holds regular monthly clean up events on Tokyo area rivers (generally the Arakawa and Edogawa) as well as occasional beach clean ups in the Kanto area. Participants experience the rivers in and around Tokyo up close while engaging in productive and fun activities like river clean ups followed by picnics or barbecues along the rivers or Tokyo bay waterfronts. Meet like-minded people while enjoying the beauty that our local nature has to offer and having fun at the same time. There will be some other outdoor hiking or beach events as well as occasional volunteer activities or even parties, dinners, etc.

Upcoming events (5+)

Edogawa River Clean Up + Nijikai Dinner

Myōden Sta.

Gather at Myoden Station: 13:00 River Clean Up: 13:30-16:30 Relaxing riverside: 16:30-17:00 Return to station by Car: 17:00-17:15 Nijikai Dinner at nearby restaurant: 17:30-18:30 RIVER CLEAN UP Gather at MYODEN Station (Tozai Line) outside the only ticket gate at 13:00, and then go to te Edogawa River by car and pick up trash along the banks for about about 3 hours. NIJIKAI DINNER Some participants may go for dinner at a nearby restaurant or weather permitting we could picnic riverside with some bentos bought at a nearby convenience store. The schedule will be flexible up to a vote of the members who do not go home directly. OPTIONAL SWIMMING The Ichikawa Clean Spa with swimming pool (jacuzzis), and sento with rotemburo is only 5 min. away on foot. For those interested in finishing their day with a swim or hot bath (bring swim ware and cap, Y500 admission to pool + Y600 if entering sento/rotemburo area) OPTIONAL MORNING SESSION As I will be on the river in the morning doing some scouting and precleaning, people welcome to join me at that time, but please make specific arrangements with me by e-mail, arrival time, location, etc. INFO: If you come late, it will be about a 25-min walk to our location on the opposite side of the river from the Clean Spa. Just walk to the river from the station and the head in the direction of Tokyo Bay until you see us along the water line. Also call my cell phone[masked] if there are any problems finding us. RAIN: In the event of light or medium rain this event will NOT be cancelled as we will move to and from the river by car and we can clean up under cover the bay front bridges as a Plan B as well as adjacent areas using rain ware. In the event of heavy rain/strong winds (e.g., typhoon conditions) or lightning then the event will be cancelled. Let's have fun enjoying our local nature while making it better at the same time.

Arakawa River Clean Up at NISHI KASAI

Minami-Sunamachi Station (Exit 3)

Gather at Nishi Kasai Station: 13:00 Go to the river by car 13:10 River Clean Up: 13:30-16:30 Relaxing riverside: 16:30-17:00 Return to station by Car: 17:00-17:15 Nijikai Dinner at nearby restaurant: 17:30-18:30 RIVER CLEAN UP Gather at NISHI KASAI Station (Tozai Line) outside the only ticket gate at 13:00, and then go to the Arakawa River by car and pick up trash along the banks for about about 3 hours. NIJIKAI DINNER Some participants may go for dinner at a nearby restaurant or weather/daylight permitting we could picnic riverside with some bentos bought at a nearby convenience store. The schedule will be flexible and up to the members who want to stay for a nijikai. OPTIONAL MORNING SESSION As I will be on the river in the morning doing some scouting and precleaning, people welcome to join me at that time, but please make specific arrangements with me by e-mail, arrival time, location, etc. INFO: If you come late, it will be about a 25-min walk to our location on Nakagawa Island (under the C2 highway) at the waterline near the Tozai Line bridge. Note: That you must access the Nakagawa island from the Kasaibashi Bridge. There is no access from the road bridge next to the Tozai Line. Also call my cell phone[masked] if there are any problems finding us. RAIN: In the event of light or medium rain this event will NOT be cancelled as we will move to and from the river by car and use rain ware and take coveras necessary. In the event of heavy rain/strong winds (e.g., typhoon conditions) or lightning then the event will be cancelled. Let's have fun enjoying our local nature while making it better at the same time.

Edogawa River Clean Up + Nijikai Dinner

Baraki-nakayama Station

Gather at Barakinakayama Station: 13:00 River Clean Up: 13:30-16:30 Relaxing riverside: 16:30-17:00 Return to station by Car: 17:00-17:15 Nijikai Dinner at nearby restaurant: 17:30-18:30 RIVER CLEAN UP Gather at BARAKINAKAYAMA Station (Tozai Line) outside the only ticket gate at 13:00 and then go to the Edogawa River by car and pick up trash along the banks for about about 3 hours. NIJIKAI DINNER Some participants may go for dinner at a nearby restaurant or weather permitting we could picnic riverside with some bentos bought at a nearby convenience store. The schedule will be flexible up to a vote of the members who do not go home directly. OPTIONAL SWIMMING The Ichikawa Clean Spa with swimming pool (jacuzzis), and sento with rotemburo is only 5 min. away on foot. For those interested in finishing their day with a swim or hot bath (bring swim ware and cap, Y500 admission to pool + Y600 if entering sento/rotemburo area) OPTIONAL MORNING SESSION As I will be on the river in the morning doing some scouting and precleaning, people welcome to join me at that time, but please make specific arrangements with me by e-mail, arrival time, location, etc. INFO: If you come late, it will be about a 25-min walk to our location on the opposite side of the river from the Clean Spa. Just walk to the river from the station and the head in the direction of Tokyo Bay until you see us along the water line. Also call my cell phone[masked] if there are any problems finding us. RAIN: In the event of light or medium rain this event will NOT be cancelled as we will move to and from the river by car and we can clean up under cover the bay front bridges as a Plan B as well as adjacent areas using rain ware. In the event of heavy rain/strong winds (e.g., typhoon conditions) or lightning then the event will be cancelled. Let's have fun enjoying our local nature while making it better at the same time.

Arakawa River Clean Up at MINAMI SUNAMACHI

Minami-Sunamachi Station (Exit 3)

Gather at Minami Sunamachi Station: 13:00 Go to the river by car 13:10 River Clean Up: 13:30-16:30 Relaxing riverside: 16:30-17:00 Return to station by Car: 17:00-17:15 Nijikai Dinner at nearby restaurant: 17:30-18:30 RIVER CLEAN UP Gather at MINAMI SUNAMACHI Station (Tozai Line) outside the ticket gate for exits 2 and 3 (inside the station) at 13:00, and then go to the Arakawa River by car and pick up trash along the banks for about about 3 hours. NIJIKAI DINNER Some participants may go for dinner at a nearby restaurant or weather/daylight permitting we could picnic riverside with some bentos bought at a nearby convenience store. The schedule will be flexible and up to the members who want to stay for a nijikai. OPTIONAL MORNING SESSION As I will be on the river in the morning doing some scouting and precleaning, people welcome to join me at that time, but please make specific arrangements with me by e-mail, arrival time, location, etc. INFO: If you come late, it will be about a 15-min walk to our location on the river at the waterline near the Tozai Line bridge. Also call my cell phone[masked] if there are any problems finding us. RAIN: In the event of light or medium rain this event will NOT be cancelled as we will move to and from the river by car and use rain ware and take coveras necessary. In the event of heavy rain/strong winds (e.g., typhoon conditions) or lightning then the event will be cancelled. Let's have fun enjoying our local nature while making it better at the same time.

Past events (43)

Arakawa River Clean Up at MINAMI SUNAMACHI

Minami-Sunamachi Station (Exit 3)

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