||Nov 9, 2019
＊Rain-or-shine event. If the weather is difficult for walking, only a meals will be served.
Nagato-shi, Yamaguchi-ken Tawarayama district area (Tawarayama Spa Stadium Starting/Finishing)
||4297-1 Senzaki, Nagato-shi, Yamaguchi-ken
Institution Nagato City Tourism Convention Association
|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.
|Registration place on the day of event
||Tawarayama Spa Stadium
1356 Tawarayama Nagato-shi, Yamaguchi-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.
|Direction to the venue
100 free parking spaces
Shuttle bus operates fromNagato Yumoto Station (specifie time)
6 minute-walk from Tawarayama Hospital
45 minutes from Mine IC
40 minutes from Mine-nishi IC
70 minutes by car from Shin-Yamaguchi Station on the JR Sanyo Shinkansen Bullet Train Line
55 minutes by car from Asa Station on the JR Sanyo Shinkansen Bullet Train Line
16 minutes by bus from Nagato Yumoto Station on the JR Mine Line
80 minutes by car from Yamaguchi Ube Airport
||Tawarayama Onsen Partnership Company
Accommodation Plan for One Adult: One night with 2 meals for 9,500 yen, One night with breakfast for 6,500 yen, One night with no meals for 6,300. (tax and service charge included)
* The same plan is available for stays from the night preceding the event.
|Reception venue on the day of event and schedule
||[Reception venues on the day of event]Tawarayama Spa Stadium
[Starting point]Tawarayama Spa Stadium
[Finishing point]Tawarayama Spa Stadium
Starting time of opening ceremony 9:45～
1）Reception window opens at 9:30～ Departure time 10:30～ ※before the starting time of yoga 10:00～10:20
2）Reception window opens at 10:00～ Departure time 11:00～ ※before the starting time of yoga 10:30～10:50
3）Reception window opens at 10:30～ Departure time 11:30～ ※before the starting time of yoga 11:00～11:20
||・Specialty Gastro Plate, Pumpkin Soup
Appetizer Plate and Soup Prepared by the Tawarayama Gastro Team
・Charcoal grilled dishes (Choshu chicken wings, local vegetables of Tawarayama) at Mori-no-rest, Sweet Sake（Amagayu)
Charcoal-grill surprise served regularly
・Gourmet Seafood of Nagato
Served for the first time! Semura Oysters (rock oysters), Daiginga Blowfish Sashimi, Freshly Cooked Tawarayama Rice and Pickles
・Tawarayama Oden, Satoyama Soba
Offered again this year due to its high demand last year
・Rice Pudding and Sansaru Manju（3 monkey-shaped bun)
Local Sake, Tawarayama Health Tea "Yaso-cha wild grass tea" will be served at all Gastro points.
・Local Sake: Horebore, Misuzu, Mukatsuku, Dassai
||・Refreshing Yoga before start
Ultimate Yoga experience on the artificial turf of Tawarayama Spa Stadium
・Onsen-kaku in Tawarayama Hot Springs
In days gone by, Lord Mori visited Tawarayama to enjoy the therapeutic hot springs. A retro building constructed in 1928 stands on a hill overlooking this hot spring town and its many Japanese-style inns (ryokan).
・Tawarayama Yuzukichi Farm
Experience picking Yuzukichi citrus. Pick your own Yuzukichi and squeeze the juice on sashimi, rock oysters, and yakitori to enjoy the flavor!
・Sainen-ji Temple, Zofukuzan Sect
The most prestigious spot to view autumn colors in Tawarayama, where the stone steps leading to the main hall of the temple turn red with color.
・The Road to Miyano-dai
Walk the road on the heights of "Miyano-dai."
・Satoyama Station Tawarayama
In order to introduce the activities of Tawarayama residents, a morning market will be held the day following the event.
|Information on Hot Springs *hot spring bath (free / discount, etc.)
||Going to the hot springs of Tawarayama after walking is highly recommended. When you reach the finishing point, a free bathing ticket to either "Machi-no-yu" or "Shirosaru-no-yu" Hot Springs will be provided.
Please collect your free bathing ticket when you check in at your hotel. The ticket valid at "Shirosaru-no-yu" or "Machi-no-yu" until the day following the event.
★Note about bathing in Tawarayama Onsen
Tawarayama Hot Springs is known as the "Eminent Hot Springs for Rheumatism" and is effective in healing internal diseases. The secret lies in the strength and sustainability of its "deoxidization power" of minus 200, which has been scientifically proven. Therefore, the recommended bathing time is between 15-20 minutes at "Machi-no-yu" which has particularly strong water. Hot spring connoisseurs recommend a wait of 4-5 hours between bathing times.
★Feature of Tawarayama Onsen
The PH value of the hot spring water is 9.9 or more. Although there may be individual differences, you will notice a change in the feel of your skin from slippery to silky smooth. The exquisite comfort of the hot water penetrating the pores of your skin is due the quality of the spring water and has been known to cause "hot spring mania."
The water at "Machi-no-yu" is effective for internal disorders such as rheumatism, "Shirosaru-no-yu" for skin diseases, and water from drinking fountains is recommended for gastrointestinal disorders. Fully experience the power of Tawarayama Hot Springs which was developed as a place for therapeutic bathing.
★Feature of Tawarayama Onsen Town
Most of the hot springs in Tawarayama Town are outdoors. Attired in your hotel Yukata gown and wooden Geta sandals, you can fully enjoy the "Tawarayama Bathing Therapy."
||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.
|Additional notices from the event office
|4297-1 Senzaki, Nagato-shi, Yamaguchi-ken
Institution Nagato City Tourism Convention Association
|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:
||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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