|It is also possible to join the hike on the day of the event but a prior application is more convenient!||English-speaking staff is available to help you!||English maps are also available.
A wonderful free gift is included!
Customers who make a reservation through the Internet will receive another wonderful free gift as well!
|There are no time limits, etc.
Please enjoy the hiking in your own way!
|Date||October 30th, 2010 (Sat)||
A Unique Button & Hiking Map
9:00 - 11: 00
|Nearest Station||JR Kanuma Station
|Reception Area||In front of Kanuma Station (Right in front of you when you exit the ticket gate! Look for the green tent.)
|Walking Time||Approx. 2 hours (excluding tours of establishments)|
|Walking Distance||Approx. 9 km|
|When the Reception at the End of the Course will be Open||Until 3pm (Look for the green tent.)
* The key holders for the stamp rally will be given out until 3pm.
Free of Charge
Feel free to bring your own lunch.
This is not a guided tour. You can walk around there freely with an English map.
This time the Ekikara Hiking was planned and designed by the students at the local Kanuma Commercial and Technical High School. Their high school is on the hiking course and they will provide you with hospitality including the selling of sweets made locally in Kanuma and performances on the koto (Japanese stringed musical instrument) by students in the Japanese Music Club of the school. Furthermore, this time Halloween events will be held. All hikers who wear costumes or who display the Halloween seal given out at the reception at the start of the hiking course and say the password (trick or treat) at any cooperating store on the Maronie 21 (shopping street) will receive free sweets.
The Halloween seal that will be given out at the reception
There will be special sales of locally-made sweets at Kanuma Commercial and Technical High School.A performance on the koto by students in the Japanese Music Club is also planned so be sure to drop by!
Fun Halloween events will be held at Maronie 21 (shopping street).Say the password (trick or treat) to get a lot of free sweets!
The works and documents of Tochigi-born hanga printmaker Sumio Kawakami are displayed in this museum. The building was designed based on a work by Sumio, Nihon Echigo no Kuni Kashiwazaki Kurobunekan.
* An admission fee of 300 yen will be charged if you visit the second floor.
This is a newly-built establishment and an establishment that recycles an ishikura (stone storehouse) built of fukaiwaishi (tuff produced in Kanuma). The newly-built establishment has recycled premier materials from ishikura(s) that had already been broken up, achieving harmony with the ishikura.
The Yatai Pavilion contains three chokoku yatai (sculptured wooden wagons) that are city-designated cultural properties. Kikusuien, a Japanese garden and the only one of the three famous gardens of Kanuma that still exists, and the Kanko Bussankan, a building containing a collection of the tourism products of Kanuma, are also located here.
* This establishment charges an admission fee of 400 yen.
This building is commonly known as "CHAT." It has rooms for rent on the second floor and municipal housing on the third to fifth floors. The first floor is a center for citizens’ activities called "Furatto." It has the function of presenting the activities, events, etc. of many groups, and three challenge shops (subsidized, low rent shops) and two tenant stores are located there.
Local volunteers who have learned the local study called “Ishibashi study” will explain about Kinofurusato (wood hometown) Kanuma.
This time the Ekikara Hiking was planned and designed by all of the students at the local Kanuma Commercial and Technical High School. Their high school is on the hiking course and they will provide you with hospitality including the selling of sweets made locally in Kanuma and performances on the koto.
Maronie 21 shopping street was chosen as one of the "77 New and Hard-Working Shopping Streets" by the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency in the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
Furthermore, Halloween events will be held in this shopping street. All hikers who wear costumes or who stick the Halloween seal they were given at the reception at the start of the hiking course on their face and say the password (trick or treat) at any cooperating store on the Maronie 21 (shopping street) will receive free sweets. We hope you will enjoy Halloween Ekikara Hiking in Kanuma at a time when the town is filled with the fragrance of autumn.
This park is located along the riverfront of the Kurokawa River. The river has beautiful clear water, abounds with seema and char (salmon and trout species) upstream, and flows through the town center. In May a fireworks display is held in the park, which becomes a place for the city residents to relax with the blooming Satsuki azaleas. Also, the park throngs with amateur fishermen in the ayu (sweetfish) season.
Below are the recommended trains for traveling from Tokyo Station in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area to Kanuma Station in Tochigi Prefecture. If you use the Nikko Line you can reach Kanuma Station from the center of Tokyo in approximately one and a half hours.
MAX Yamabiko No.105
MAX Yamabiko No.107
|Transfer to the Nikko Line|
After the hiking event why don't you make a side trip to Nikko? It can be reached in approximately 30 minutes by train from Kanuma Station.Nikko has many hot spring areas so it is ideal for healing your tired body! It is a popular tourist destination where many visitors from other countries go to relax and unwind.