||Apr 27, 2019
＊Rain-or-shine event. If the weather is difficult for walking, only a meals will be served.
Shimodakita Amakusamachi (All Shimoda Onsen area) Amakusa-shi,
||Mar 1, 2019 - Apr 22, 2019
||Shimoda ONSEN Promotion Association(In the Shimoda Onsen Fureai-kan Plat)
1310-3 Shimoda-kita, Amakusamachi, Amakusa-shi, Kumamoto-ken
|What is ONSEN Gastronomy Walking？
||ONSEN・Gastronomy Tourism is a new tourism that introduces the charm of hot spring resorts in Japan by walking and experiencing the food, nature, culture and history of local areas.
We open this event, ONSEN Gastronomy Walking, to enjoy a stroll through the beauty of hot spring areas, to experience our history and nature, to taste local foods and beverages, and finally to soak in a soothing hot spring at the end of the tour.
|The number of paticipants
* Registration will close as soon as capacity is reached.
|Reception place on the day of event
||1310-3 Shimoda-kita, Amakusamachi, Amakusa-shi, Kumamoto-ken
|Clothes and items to bring
||Please participate in comfortable clothes and walking shoes, and bring your own headwear, rain gear, beverages, and towels for bathing.
＊We will provide beverages at some of the gastronomy points.
||150 cars (free of charge)
Shimoda-kita Sports Field (old Shimoda-kita Elementary School)
|Direction to the venue
1 hr 40 min from JR Misumi station on the Misumi Line
From the bus stop in front of JR Kumamoto Station or Kumamoto Kotsu Center, take the rapid Amakusa train to Hondo Bus Center, 2.5 hr.
* Hondo Bus Center < > Shimoda Onsen: Kyushu Sanko Bus operates 10 buses per day.
2 hr and 10 min from Mifune IC or Matsuhashi IC on Kyushu Jidosha Road using Matsushima Toll Road.
2.5 hr from Kumamoto Airport by car
40 min from Amakusa Airport by car
||Shimoda Onsen Ryokan Union(In the Shimoda Onsen Fureai-kan Plat)
|Reception venue on the day of event and schedule
||[Reception venues on the day of event]In front of Shimoda Onsen Fureai-kan Plat
[Starting point]In front of Shimoda Onsen Fureai-kan Plat
[Finishing point]In front of Shimoda Onsen Fureai-kan Plat
1) Departure time 10:30～
2) Departure time 10:45～
3) Departure time 11:00～
Reception window opens at 10:00. Please complete your registration 15 minutes prior to the starting time of your choice of walking. After walking starts, participants will start walking in the order of registration.
||1）Entrance of Gosoku-no-kutsu Bungaku (Literature) Trail
”Freshly steamed Fukuregi Komori-uta Manju, New-leave Tea”－ traditional, mild-tasting, locally hand-made steamed buns.
”Assorted Sashimi with Amakusa salt, Amakusamachi Sweets made with new potatoes, Amakusa shochu and liqueur, Takahama wine, soft drinks”－ Eat fresh sashimi either with soy sauce or with natural "Amakusa salt". Also enjoy sweets made with locally-grown new potatoes. Amakusa shochu goes perfectly with these local dishes!
3）Shimoda Fishing Port
”Seafood BBQ of Abalone, Turban Shells, noble scallop, Sea Urchin in shells, Amakusa shochu and liqueur (with water or soda water), Soft drinks”－ Enjoy a culinary experience of seafood BBQ while feeling the sea breezes at the fishing port.
4）Yuhigaoka ”Char-grilled Local Rozario Pork, Amakusa shochu and liqueur, soft drinks” － Taste the local, char-grilled Rosario Pork that matches perfectly with local alcohol beverages!
5）Shimoda Kita-chiku Community Center
Satisfy yourself with ”Kurogai” shellfish soup and sweet rice with edible wild plants.
”Amakusa salt vanilla ice cream with olive oil”－ there is always a room for a dessert. Enjoy a blissful moment with vanilla ice cream flavored with salt from Amakusa.
* The ingredients may change depending on the catch. The order of servings may also change.
||1）Forest Bath on the Gosoku-no-kutsu Literature Trail
This course begins with some steep uphill climbing but feels fantastic surrounded in a forest tunnel.
2）Ocean View from the Blue Garden
You can see the wide open horizon after passing through the forest tunnel.
3）Beautiful Beach and Ocean on the Coast
A walking, the panoramic view of the Amakusa ocean is the best.
4）Shimoda Fishing Port
The sound of waves and the scene of the port with fishing boats is both nostalgic and relaxing.
One of the 8 most beautiful sunset spots in Amakusa. You can see the beautiful sunset on the East China Sea. The 180-degree panoramic view is stunning.
6）Riverbank with atmosphere
As you walk towards the upper stream, refresh yourself in the unique atmosphere.
|Locations of toilets along the course (except starting and finishing points)
||Four locations：The Blue Garden, Shimoda Port (Jardin Marl Boyokaku), Shimoda Northern District Community Center, Yuhi-gaoka (portable toilet)
|Information on hot springs
||・There is a free foot bath in front of the Shimoda Onsen Fureai-kan Plat which is both the starting and a finishing point.
・A free ticket is included for ”Shimoda Onsen Center Shirasagi-kan”（http://shirasagikan.net） in the Shimoda Onsen area.
||1. In order to hold the event smoothly and safely, participants shall comply with the regulations specified by the organizer and the traffic regulations.
2. The organizer shall not take any responsibility except for emergency measures in case of injury, loss or other accident."
3. The change of time or cancellation by personal reason is not accepted after registration.
4. The event may be canceled in case of an unexpected accident such as natural disaster, stormy weather, or new strain of influenza epidemic, etc. In that case, we can not compensate for the individual expenses such as participation fee, transportation or accommodation expenses."
5. Please check the event homepage for a cancellation notice.
6. It will be an event involving alcoholic beverages. Please enjoy the appropriate amount and please refrain from acting to disturb other participants. (loud voice, excessive drinking, etc.)"
7. We may ask for an identification card for age verification. Driving cars, bicycles, etc. with drinking is prohibited by law. Please use public transportation. "
8. The posting rights and portrait rights of the convention videos, pictures and articles, records, applicants' names, ages, addresses (country, prefecture/province) to magazines, Internet, etc., belong to the event organizer.
|URL of previous event report
|About the Certification of ONSEN Kishidan (Order)
||You can be certified as a member of ”ONSEN Kishidan (Chivalric order of hot springs)” when you register for the walking event. (*No fee to be certified)
”ONSEN Kishidan (Chivalric order of hot springs) is a group of members supporting ONSEN・Gastronomy Tourism and consists mainly of people who have a passions for hot springs.
”ONSEN Kishidan (Chivalric order of hot springs)” members will receive ONSEN・Gastronomy Walking and other up-to-date information.
Official website for members of ONSEN Kishidan (Order)”
”ONSEN＋” option is available for members.
For ONSEN＋ information: https://onsen-gastronomy.com/lp/onsenplus/
A ONSEN Kishidan (Chivalric order of hot springs) badge will be sent to your address. Please make sure to write your mailing address correctly and clearly.
* Personal information such as name, address, mail address, etc. received at the time of registration may be shared within the operating company, ONSEN & Gastronomy Tourism Association.
Information about ONSEN & Gastronomy Tourism Association:
|Additional notices from the event office
||April 28 (Sunday) Shimoda Onsen Festival
■Where: Shimoda Onsen Area (Shimoda-kita, Amakusa-machi)
■What: Carrying a portable shrine followed by a warm-water splash event for women, catching, Yellow Tail fish by hand, entertainment shows on stage, Yatai-mura (Food Stall Village) and other fun events.
Relax in the Onsen and stay the night after the walk. Then, enjoy Shimoda Onsen Festival the following day!
Beverages will be served at each point. Please bring your own cup to support environmental protection.
||No participation notice will be sent to early registrants.
■ For internet registration
After the payment is made, please show a copy of the confirmation email or a screen shot of the ”payment confirmation” or ”entry confirmation” at the reception desk.
■ For phone registration and payment at convenience store
A transaction slip and/or receipt issued at the store can be used as certificate of payment. Please present the receipt at reception.
■ For phone registration and payment with a credit card
Please present an identification card on the day of the event at the reception desk.
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