このイベントには英語話さなくていいよ。何人か全く英語話せないよ！！：） 半分外国人と半分日本人参加するので、メッチャいい雰囲気あります。田舎の景色に興味があれば、是非来てください：）よろしくお願い致します。 JAPAN'S LOST HISTORY Asuka is a village nestled among the hills of the Nara....... Asuka is at the CENTRE of Japan’s history as the home of the FIRST EMPEROR and the roots of Buddhism. September is the best time to see terraced rice fields 棚田. This will be an easy bicycle ride.......our first bicycle ride gathering...woohoooo TAKE A LOOK AT OUR PHOTOS FROM A PREVIOUS TRIP: https://www.facebook.com/pg/oppleosaka/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1971205493131714 9:45am~6pm 10~20 people, all guests must be fit enough to ride a bicycle a distance of at least 10km over rolling terrain, walk up and down hill and across uneven and potentially slippery terrain. Good walking shoes or hiking boots are necessary. No high heels! Train fare: - ¥1,420 (¥710 each way) Osaka Abenobashi-Asuka. Electrically assisted bicycle rental - ¥1,500 (please pay yourself) *Okadera (Dragonball Temple) Entry: ¥400 Okadera’s formal name is Ryugaeji, Dragon Lid Temple. Legend tells the story of a dragon that was marauding the people of Asuka in ancient times. The monk Gien Sojo fought and defeated the dragon, forcing it to repent of its actions before confining it under a heavy rock, the “ryugae” or dragon lid, in a small pond. He then founded Ryugaeji Temple (Okadera) around the pond with the dragon as one of the deities. The dragon pond is still extant on the grounds of Okadera to this day. Okadera’s Buddha is the oldest ceramic Buddha in Japan, over 1200 years old. To complement the dragon balls, it’s also a Buddha of wish granting. The wishes of those who are pure of heart are said to come true when they pray to this Buddha. *Next stop is Ishibutai Kofun: Entry ¥300, the Ishibutai Kofun tomb was likely built for Soga no Umako, a 6th-7th century samurai lord who helped Japan’s Emperor legitimize and profligate Buddhism across the nation. After his death in 626 the Ishibutai Kofun was built to inter his body. *After, we will visit Inabuchi Terraced Rice Paddies. We'll ride bikes to a spot on the roadside, park and lock them up, then go for a walk through the rice paddies and then down along the Asuka River across the Jumping Stones (Tobi-ishi), through a small farming village and then back to the bikes rental shop. TOUR FEE: 1500yen (you pay for your own transport, location entry and bicycle hire) ITINERARY 9:50am-10:05am: Meet on the circular pedestrian bridge over the intersection at Tennoji/Abenobashi Stations/Abeno Harukas. 10:05am-10:15am: Move to Abenobashi Station, purchase tickets. 10:20am-11:02am: Kintetsu Line Express Train to Asuka (back up 10:40am Ltd. Express +¥500/person). 11:02am-11:20am: Arrive in Asuka rent bicycles (acquire release forms in advance have guests read and sign on the train?). 11:20am-11:40am: ride to Ishibutai, park bicycles. 11:40am-12:15pm: Explore Ishibutai. 12:30pm-1:30pm: Lunch 1:30pm-1:45pm: cycle to Okadera. 1:45pm-2:45pm: explore Okadera. 2:45pm-3:15pm: cycle to Inabuchi terraced rice paddies. 3:15pm-4:15pm: explore Inabuchi terraced rice paddies, Tobi-ishi and farm village. 4:15pm-4:45pm: ride back to Asuka Station. 4:45pm-4:55pm: return bicycles.
このイベントには英語話さなくていいよ。何人か全く英語話せないよ！！：） 半分外国人と半分日本人参加するので、メッチャいい雰囲気あります。ハイキングに興味があれば、是非来てください：）よろしくお願い致します。 NOTE: This is the BEST time to go as babies are now about 2~3 months old and cheeky playing about!!!!! 今の時期は最高！猿ちゃんの子供は２～３か月歳で、よく遊んでいます：） CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO OF OUR LAST HIKE, CHEEKY BABY MONKEYS: 1. CHEEKY BABY MONKEYS: https://youtu.be/NYtn0-hSFZA 2. WIDE DEEP FOREST VIEWS https://youtu.be/rup6yfeP0V0 THESE ARE A FEW PHOTOS OF WHERE WE WILL GO: https://www.facebook.com/pg/oppleosaka/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2013423492243247 So im really into exploring the hidden, unknown parts of Kansai but........... i love cheeky monkeys hahah ssoo.... we will go to a spot in Kansai where we will walk up a mountain to see some super cute, friendly monkeys!!! (PIC: This is at the top of the mountain where all the monkeys come) After we will visit a HIDDEN GEM 秘境 where you can see some incredible nature....a forest walk where you'll hear nothing but the birds sing and the leaves sway!!! Finally we`ll see a bamboo forest...which creates a mezmerising atmosphere.....tall, thin bamboo as far as the eyes can see. WALK LEVEL: 2.5 out of 5. Please wear sneakers (NO HEELS). WHAT YOU GET: ❂ See friendly monkeys with....a view of Kyoto city on top of a mountain. ❂ Go to a beautiful forest hike viewing with SPECTACULAR views. ❂ Get a pat on the back after completing the walk:P ❂ Interact with genuinely kind, funny enjoyable people at a great sightseeing spot! PARTICIPATION FEE: 1700yen per person (we will pay for your Monkey Park entry fee!!!!) NOTE: Please pay for the train fee (only 400yen one way) WHERE TO MEET: Meet us at Hankyu Umeda station ON THE 2nd LEVEL next to the ASNAS convenience store at 12pm. I will carry a "Kansai Hikes" board so it's easy to see me!! If you want to meet in KYOTO, lets meet at Hankyu Arashiyama station gates at 1:15pm. WHO: Anyone who loves animals and nature can attend, kids, adults... whoever:) WHY: Cause its a great refreshing day out. CONTACT: Andy, (facebook): http://www.facebook.com/andy.opple Walk , Mingle, Make new friends, and Cause a little mischief :P
ほんとうに英語しゃべらなくていいよ：）ハイキングに興味があれば、参加してください。 NOTE: Just for THIS trip....we will have a Japanese Ninja guide, Issei Takehara(wrote a thesis and several University papers about "the way of the ninja"), who will give us a historical look and explanation of this place they call "the home of the ninja". SEE PHOTOS OF PREVIOUS TRIP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/pg/oppleosaka/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1918648485054082 TO EXPERIENCE THIS EVENT PLEASE SEE THE YOU TUBE VIDEO I MADE:(VIDEO: With all our walkers infront of a sublime waterfall) https://youtu.be/SWeu4ynkBY4 Do you like waterfalls? and Ninjas? This place will blow your mind!! Well, this hidden gem has 48, YES 48 gorgeous waterfall of various sizes, widths, plunges and waterflows!!!! Also this is where the first Ninjas used to train and perfect their art form:) Check this video out: https://youtu.be/kSGWM7-FzwQ Join us on our DAY trip to a tropical paradise!!!.............lets get out of Osaka for a day:) ANOTHER VIDEO OF THE SUBLIME NATURE HERE!!!: https://youtu.be/N2qAlSsehw4 It's cool, refreshing and looks like a place out of the Lord of the Rings movie!!!! Come with a bunch of great people and experience something out of this world. This will be a easy and leisurely walk, nothing too difficult about the trip at all. Anyone can walk it as its pretty much flat all the way...even young kids!! WHAT YOU GET: ❂See the waterfalls....all 48 of them...a truly SPECTATULAR view. ❂ Go to the home of the NINJA, viewing the history of ninjas from stalls, shops and even restaurants. ALSO WE WILL HAVE A NINJA GUIDE who has written a paper at university in Japan & America about "the way of the Ninja". ❂ Visit a real ninja house and get a full, detailed historical understanding of the lifestyle and training methods of the ninja ❂ Enter a giant salamander museum, view these impressive huge creatures which are native to this area!!! ❂ Interact with genuinely kind, funny enjoyable people at a great sightseeing spot! ❂ Explore some of the finest wilderness in Japan!!! YES ANOTHER VIDEO OF REAL NATURE: https://youtu.be/OuQoPsmzGZE PARTICIPATION FEE: 1900yen per adult. 600yen for children (This price INCLUDES viewing and a tour of the marvelous 48 waterfalls , visiting the home of the NINJA (getting a Ninja Historical tour by a Issei Takehara, who has written university papers on this topic), enter a real ninja house and entry into giant salamander museum) SEE ADDITIONAL TRAVEL FEE BELOW!! With this event you MUST buy your own separate ticket (I will show you how to get it when you arrive at the station). This ticket is super discounted its only 2520yen (Includes, return train fare, return bus fare, entry into forest waterfall hike). The train only takes 1hr and 15mins!!! WHERE WE WILL MEET: We will meet at the front of Namba KINTETSU station at 11am. Dont be late please. This is a very useful google map link: http://tinyurl.com/nambakintetsustation ACCESS: East gates of the KINTETSU Namba Station. (near the North gates of Midosuji subway) WHO: Anyone can attend, kids, adults...:) WHY: Cause its a place of incredible beauty:P WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING: bottle of water, food, swim wear(if you want to swim or put your feet in the water). CONTACT: Please ask me ANY questions if you have any:) Andy, (facebook): http://www.facebook.com/andy.opple Walk , Mingle, Make new friends, and Cause a little mischief :P
このイベントには英語話さなくていいよ。何人か全く英語話せないよ！！：） 半分外国人と半分日本人参加するので、メッチャいい雰囲気あります。ハイキングに興味があれば、是非来てください：）よろしくお願い致します。 A LINK TO MANY GREAT PICTURES FROM A PREVIOUS HIKE: https://www.facebook.com/pg/oppleosaka/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1949941031924827 Your going to have to trust me, this is one of our best hikes!!! Stunning:) So this will be a TOTALLY DIFFERENT HIKE FOR US....... we will go see these amazing rock formations in the mountains (see photos), and its only 23 minutes from Umeda station. If you want to hear the sounds of nature...birds, waterfalls and the rustle of leaves this one is for you!!:)..........youll also see some great views of the ocean and cityscape in the far distance too. A YOUTUBE LINK TO SEE THE TRAIL: https://youtu.be/N6mWBRfcfk4 WHAT YOU GET: ❂ Come across 2 famous rock formations ❂ Admire a small, serene waterfall ❂ Visit 2 shrines ❂ Interact with genuinely kind, funny, enjoyable people at a great hidden trek! PARTICIPATION FEE: 1200yen per adult. 400yen for children (We will guide you through this unique course showing you many of the hidden secrets.) LEVEL: Intermediate level hike...anyone can do it with an average level fitness, even kids WHEN: , 1:00pm to 4:45pm. WHO: Anyone can attend, kids, adults...:) We ALWAYS get a great mix of young, old, foreigners, Japanese, students, businessmen, families, traveller. Average group size is about 20 people. WHERE WE WILL MEET: At Ashiyagawa train station (Hankyu Kobe Line). Take the exit (only one exit). We will in front of the gates... WHY: Cause these rock formations are incredible!!! WHAT TO BRING: A bottle of water and snacks as there are fews stores along the way. CONTACT: Andy, LINE ID is admars1 Eat, Drink, Mingle, Make new friends, and Cause a little mischief :P DIRECTIONS: Get the train Hankyu Kobe Line and stop of at Ashiyagawa train station. Take the exit (only one exit)....i will wait in front of the gates for you:)