||May 19, 2019
＊Rain-or-shine event. If the weather is difficult for walking, only a meals will be served.
||Mar 22, 2019 - May 12, 2019
||Nakatsugawa city, Hirukawa general dept Hirukawa Tourism Association
2178-8 Hirukawa, Nakatsugawa-shi, Gifu
||0573-45-2211（8:30～17:15 ＊Excluding Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays）
|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
||Hirukawa - Hitotsubatago hiroba, Nakatsugawa-shi, Gifu
|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.
||Free parking available
|Direction to the venue
JR Chuo line. From Nakatsugawa station, there will be a shuttle bus (9am departure)
・To the venue
Nakatsugawa station: depart at 9am. Arrive at venue at 9:30am
Coming from Nagoya
Limited Express Shinano train: Departs Nagoya station at 8am. Arrives at Nakatsugawa station at 8.49am. Rapid train from Nagoya station departs at 7.15am and arrives at Nakatsugawa at 8:34am.
Coming from Shiojiri
Limited Express Shinano: Departs Shiojiri station at 7:14am, arrives at Nakatsugawa at 8:21am. Regular local train departs Shiojiri station at 6:51am, arrives Nakatsugawa station at 8:47am.
Depart from the venue at 3:10pm >> Iwasu-so or Beniiwa sanso (hot spring/bath) >> Nakatsugawa station/Nigiwai specialty store at 4:30pm
Limited Express Shinano train: Departs Nakatsugawa station at 5:10pm and arrives Nagoya station at 6:05pm. Rapid train departs Nakatsugawa station at 5:15pm, arrives Nagoya station at 6:38pm.
Limited Express Shinano train: departs Nakatsugawa station at 4:49pm, arrives Shiojiri at 5:53pm. Local regular train departs Nakatsugawa station at 5pm, arrives Shiojiri at 6:50pm.
Chuo expressway : 20min from Ena Interchange
||Hirukawa Tourist Association
【TEL】0573-45-2211（8:30～17:15 ＊Excluding Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays）
|Reception venue on the day of event and schedule
||[Reception venues on the day of event]Hitotsubatago hiroba
[Starting point]Hitotsubatago hiroba
[Finishing point]Hitotsubatago hiroba
Reception window opens at 09:00. 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.
Starting time of opening ceremony 09:15～
||・Gohei mochi (rice cake in miso paste)
A sweet grilled local specialty representative of the region. The dango type (mochi ball) is common in Nakatsugawa and the surrounding area.
・Houba sushi (sushi wrapped in a leaf)
A regional dish that enhances the sushi by wrapping it and preserving it a leaf to infuse the herbs. The fragrance of the leaf will stimulate your appetite.
・Grilled sweetfish on a skewer,, Hida beef skewers
・Keichan (chicken and cabbage stirfry)
A regional dish of chicken and vegetables stirfry in a sweet soy sauce marinade grilled on a teppan iron plate.
・Local Meika-Hitotsubatago (a local sweet cake)
A popular fluffy sweet cake that conjures up the flowery image of the Chinese fringetree.
・Locally brewed sake
The waters of Nakatsugawa is of good quality, suitable enough for brewing sake because of the differences in temperature severity. Feel free to enjoy and compare the flavours of the various local sake.
・Tomato juice, Amazake (Japanese rice wine) etc
For those who can't drink alcohol, local produced specialty softdrinks will be available.
||・Hitotsubatago (Chinese fringetree)
The Chinese fringetree are snow-white flowers which bloom in the area. They are given the nickname Nanjamonja by locals, which is often used for respectable plants, unknown or rare trees.
The Hirukawa area is a granite rock producing area, and there are many rock sculptures and carvings made from Hikuwa granite rock.
This shrine takes its names from the Kiso Shrine, and prior to the anti-Buddhist movement, it was called the Gozu Tenno shrine. Every year, there is a regular festival with bright outfits, and a dancing procession where participants wear unusual headwear in a ceremony dedicated to a flower-adorned horse.
・Wadagawa giant kettle/pothole (rock hole formations)
Feeding into the Kiso river and downstream of the Wadagawa river are about 500 rock potholes (large and small) scattered throughout.
It's a beautiful natural phenomenon caused by erosion from the weather and vortex water currents.
・Mount Kasagi/Mount Ena
Take in the views and mountain air of Mount Ena which is one of the ”100 Mountains of Japan” at the southernmost tip of Mount Kasaki and the Central Alps.
The Naegi domain through the Divine Separation Order caused the Anti-Buddhism movement. The remnant of that era is reflected in the stone buddhist relics near the temples.
|Locations of toilets along the course (except starting and finishing points)
|Information on hot springs
||Onsen (hot spring bath) voucher will be distributed which can be used at designated onsen facilities within Nakatsugawa city.
||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.
|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 notice from the event office
||The Hitotsubatago festival will be held at the Hitotsubatago Hiroba where the event registration will take place.
||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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