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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 (4+)

Arakawa River Clean Up (at FUNABORI)

Funabori Station

Gather at Funabori Station: 13:00
Go to the river 13:10
River Clean Up: 13:30-17:00
Relaxing riverside: 17:00-17:30
Return to station: 17:30

RIVER CLEAN UP
Gather at FUNABORI Station (Shinjuku Line) outside the ticket gate at 13:00, and then go to the Arakawa River and pick up trash along the river bank for about about 3 to 3 and half hours.

MORNING SESSION (optional)
As I will be on the river in the morning doing some scouting and precleaning, people, who may not be free in the afternoon, are welcome to join me at that time. Please go directly to the river as well as call me [masked]) to coordinate a meeting place.

INFO:
If you come late, it will be about a 25-min walk to our location on the river at the waterline between the Shinjuku Line train bridge and the Kasaibashi 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 use rain ware and take cover as necessary. In the event of heavy rain/strong winds (e.g., typhoon conditions) or lightning then the event will be cancelled or stopped if already in progress.

Let's have fun enjoying our local nature while making it better at the same time.

Arakawa River Clean Up (at Nishi Kasai)

Nishi-Kasai Station

SCHEDULE
Gather at Nishi Kasai Station: 13:00
Go to the river: 13:10
River Clean Up: 13:30-17:00
Return to station: 17:30

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 and pick up trash along the banks for about about 3 hours.

ADDITIONAL INFO:
If you come late, it will be about a 25 min. walk to our location between the Kasaibashi Bridge and the Tozai Line Bridge. 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. Please bring rain gear and we will take shelter (under a bridge) until any downpours let up. In the event of heavy rain/strong winds (e.g., typhoon conditions) or lightning then the event will be cancelled (and usually moved to a different day).

Let’s have fun enjoying our local nature while making it better at the same time.

Edogawa River Clean Up (Barakinakayama)

Baraki-Nakayama Station

Gather at Barakinakayama Station: 13:00
Go to the river by car: 13:10
River Clean Up: 13:30
Relaxing riverside: 17:30-18:00
Return to station by Car: 18:00

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 to 4 hours.

INFO:
If you come late, it will be about a 25-min walk to our location on the river in front of the Clean Center and 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 (Nishi Kasai)

Nishi-Kasai Station

SCHEDULE
Gather at Nishi Kasai Station: 13:00
Go to the river: 13:10
River Clean Up: 13:30-17:00
Return to station: 17:30

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 and pick up trash along the banks for about about 3 hours.

ADDITIONAL INFO:
If you come late, it will be about a 25 min. walk to our location between the Kasaibashi Bridge and the Tozai Line Bridge. 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. Please bring rain gear and we will take shelter (under a bridge) until any downpours let up. In the event of heavy rain/strong winds (e.g., typhoon conditions) or lightning then the event will be cancelled (and usually moved to a different day).

Let’s have fun enjoying our local nature while making it better at the same time.

Past events (130)

Arakawa River Clean Up (Nishi Kasai)

Nishi-Kasai Station

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