Hitachi Seaside Park and Hananuki Gorge

2016 October 15 (Saturday)

Ibaraki

An outdoor adventure for all ages!

Hananuki Gorge: Beautiful landscape is spread out from Hananuki dam to Namerigafuchi and Otakizawa camping area. A promenade is equipped, so you can enjoy hiking and walking. A view seen from Shiomidaki Suspension Bridge over the gorge is magnificent. Especially in autumn, the scenery of colored leaves of trees, whose branches are developing along both sides of the river and make a shape of a tunnel, is splendid.

With an area of about 200 hectare, Hitachi Seaside Park boasts its wide variety of seasonal flower gardens such as narcissus and tulip in spring, nemophila in early summer, Zinnia in summer, and Pampas Grass, KOCHIA, Cosmos and Hamagiku in autumn, which attracts lots of visitors.

Another great day exploring the Japanese outdoors during the fall season!

Trip Itinerary

Hitachi Seaside Park
  • Meet in Shinjuku at 7:15am
  • Get on the bus
  • Catch up on your sleep, or chat with other members and get excited
  • Short stop for breakfast on the way
  • Arrive at Hananuki gorge around 10:15am
  • Walk along the gorge and enjoy looking at colorful leaves and beautiful nature
  • Get on the bus at 11:45am
  • Arrive at Hitachi Seaside Park around 1pm
  • Picnic lunch (not provided)
  • Walk around the park and enjoy looking at gorgeous flowers (Kochia, Cosmos, Pampas grass, etc.)
  • Get on the bus at 3pm
  • Arrive at Ajigaura onsen around 3:30pm
  • Relax in the onsen
  • Get on the bus at 4:30pm
  • Short stop for snacks on the way
  • Arrive back in Shinjuku around 7pm

Trip Inclusion - Extras - Discounts

Hitachi Seaside Park

Price includes;

  • Round-trip private bus transportation
  • Entrance fee to Hitachi Seaside Park
  • Entrance fee to Hananuki Gorge
  • Fun and cute (English and Japanese speaking) walk guides ;)
  • Travel insurance
  • 8% consumption tax
  • Chance to meet a lot of people and make new friends

Optional;

  • Entry fee to Ajigaura onsen (1,200yen)

Discounts;

  • Birthday on Oct 15 (3,000yen)
  • Group of 4 or more (500yen/person)
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Important notes

Hananuki gorge
  • Itinerary may vary due to the weather, traffic conditions, and other unavoidable circumstances.
  • You MUST have your own insurance (health, social, company, etc.) to be able join.
  • This event is ON rain or shine!
  • Reasonable fitness not required but an advantage.
  • Pampas grass is in full bloom from early September to mid October
  • Kochia (Kokia) is in full bloom from early to mid October
  • Cosmos is in full bloom from mid-September to late October
  • Hamagiku is in full bloom from early to late October
  • Koyo season for Hananuki gorge is from mid-October.
  • In case of bad weather, we can cut the time doing outdoors (walking/hiking) and visit an onsen instead.
  • Final details will be sent to the participants by email two days before the event.

What to wear/bring

  • Clothes appropriate for walking and weather
  • Trekking or sports shoes
  • Comfortable socks
  • Spare clothes
  • Small backpack
  • Rain coat (in case of bad weather)
  • Gloves
  • Small towel
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Picnic lunch
  • Mineral water or sports drin
  • Book (to read on the bus)
  • Music player
  • Camera
  • Cellphone
  • Cash

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