JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017 - Geotour

Geotour

Suported by Japanese Geoparks Network, we introduce "Geotours" for meeting participants.
For inquiries, please contact the geoparks directly.

1.Bus tour around Chichibu / 2.Shimonita(Walk around town) / 3.Shimonita(World heritage Arafune cold storage) /  4.The formation of Choshi's land and dolphin watching / 5.Mt. Asama North "A journey on demon's mischie"

1.Bus tour around Chichibu

Schedule May 25th (THU) - 26 (FRI) stay over night
[May 25th]
19:00 Seibu-Chichibu Station -> Minoyama Park(A night view) -> Hotel
[May 26th]
9:00 Hotel -> Thr piedmontite schist and pot hole -> Oota -> Great torikata outcrop(natural monument) -> FOSSIL MUSEUM OF OGANO,Youbake(natural monument) -> №28 temple of the Chichicbu -> Lunch -> Chichibu-jinja shrine -> Chichibu festival hall -> 15:00 Seibu-Chichibu Station

If you want, you can go on a tour for cloud sea at Minoyama Park at 26th early mornign.

Photo:

Sea of clouds

№28 temple of the Chichicbu
Participation Fee Single room :19,000JPY/person
Shared room (3 - 4 person) :16,000JPY/person
Incluedes:
Accomodation, Bus fare, Insurance fee, fee for guide, entrance fee of museum,
dinner for 25th day, breakfast and lunch for 26th day
The number of
minimum passengers
10person (Maximum 25 person )
Meeting place 25th (THU) Seibu Railway Seibu-Chichibu Station 7:00PM
* Ikebukuro station 5:30PM Red Arrow Limited Express -> 6:57PM Seibu-Chichibu Station
Seibu Railway website
Dissmisal 26th (FRI) Seibu Railway Seibu-Chichibu Station 3:00PM
* 3:25PM Seibu-Chichibu Station Red Arrow Limited Express -> 4:444PM Ikebukuro station
Seibu Railway website
Hotel Ikoi no Mura Heritage Minoyama
3415 Minano Hananoki, Minano-machi, Chichibu-gun, Saitama Prefecture
+81-494‐62‐4355
Explanation This is a Geo tour to visit Chichibu's historical and cultural spots by bus. In the ancient times (about 15 million years ago), the Chichibu Basin was under the sea (Old-Chichibu Bay). You will explore natural monuments created by the sea, pilgrimage temples and a limestone cave. And you can also experience "Chichibu Festival" at the festival museum, the festival was newly designated as UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage. Depending on the weather condition, you may see a "sea of clouds" covering the Chichibu Basin, which reminds you of Old-Chichibu Bay.
*We perform the guidance of the guide in Japanese.
Application Chichibu Geopark
Chichibu-shi government office Tourizm division +81-494‐25‐5209
Co-host:Chichibu Area Tourism Organization
Deadline May 12th(FRI)
The application will be closed as soon as the number of participants reaches the limit.


2.Shimonita(Walk around town)

Participation fee The cost per person is 500 JPY. This fee includes insurance costs. photo:
Schedule 26th (FRI)
1. Meet at AM9:00 at Shimonita Station
Dismissal: Around AM11:00 at Shimonita Station
2.Meet at PM1:00 at Shimonita Station
Dismissal: Around PM3:00 at
The number of
minimum passengers
5person (Maximum 20 person )
Application Tourism Association in Shimonita
Phone +81-724-67-7500
E-mail:shimonitakankou@gmail.com
Deadline May 10th
Point Please gather at Shimonita station.The tour is walk around town of Shimonita with a guide for half das.We perform the guidance of the guide in Japanese. We observe outcrop of Median Tectonic Line across Shimonita, and Overthrust fault of Atokura nappe that It is chosen as 100 selections of Japanese geological features. They are traces of a dynamic geological feature phenomenon. On the other hand, we observe industrial heraitage. And we realize the history of the people who lived with the earth.


3.Shimonita(World heritage Arafune cold storage)

Participation fee The cost per person is 1,500~2,500 JPY. This fee includes insurance costs and transportation expenses. photo:
Arafune cold storage
Schedule 26th (FRI)
1. Meet at AM9:00 at Shimonita Station
Dismissal: Around 11:00 at Shimonita Station
2.Meet at PM1:00 at Shimonita Station
Dismissal: Around PM3:00 at Shimonita Station
The number of
minimum passengers
4 person (Maximum 20 person )
Application The Shimonita Museum of Natural History
Phone +81-724-70-3070
E-mail:geopark@town.shimonita.lg.jp
Deadline May 10th
Description This tour is a sightseeing taxi tour around the World heritage Arafune cold storage. We ride a taxi separately after a reception desk at Shimonita station and move. There is a member of interpreter in Arafune cold storage. The interpretation is only Japanese. The interpreter does not go together other than Arafune cold storage. We visit World heritage Arafune cold storage that greatly contributed to the modernization of Japan.The Arafune cold storage was used by the cold insulation facilities using the chill which began to blow from the gap of a rock and the rock of the egg of the silkworm. And We visit the Japanese oldest mountain dairy KOUDU Diry Farm utilized the landslide topography..And we realize the history of the people who lived with the earth.


4.The formation of Choshi's land where two ocean currents meet and offshore dolphin watching

Paticipation fee 24,900 JPY (share a room by gender, one room about 4 people)
Schedule May 26 (FRI) - 27 (SAT) stay over night
May 26 Fri. 9:45 Depart Makuhari Messe
11:40 Depart JR Choshi station
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:15-14:00 Horizon Observatory at Mt. Atagoyama
14:15-15:15 Cape Inubousaki and lighthouse
15:30-16:00 Medogahana
16:20-17:20 Byoubugaura Cliff
17:30 Arrive hotel
Free time
8:40 Depart hotel
9:00-10:00 Yamasa Soy Soucre factory
10:30-14:30 Offshore dolphin watching
14:30-15:00 souvenir shopping et al. (near Choshi station)
16:00 Arrive Narita international airport terminal 1
16:35Arrive Narita international airport terminal 2
17:10 Arrive JR Kaihin-Makuhari station
17:15 Arrive Makuhari Messe
Photo:

Offshore dolphin watching

A National Site of Scenic Beauty and a Natural Monument Byoubugaura Cliff
Meeting place In front of the Entrance of the International Conference Hall at Makuhari Messe, meeting at 9:30
Hotel Inubohsaki hotel
9574-1, Inubosaki, Choshi, Chiba prefecture,
+81-479-22-8111
Transfer destination Name of financial institution: Chiba Bank (financial institution code 0134)
Store name: Choshi branch (store number 266)
Account type: Normal
Account number:3550870
Account holder: Choshi jiopaaku suishin kyougikai kaicho Koshikawa Shinichi(チョウシジオパークスイシンキョウギカイカイチョウコシカワシンイチ)
The number of
minimum passengers
15 persons (maximun 25 persons)
Application / inquiry Please fill in your name, age, gender, affiliation, address, phone number, e-mail address and send them by e-mail to Choshi Geopark Promotion Council Office (choshigeopark@city.choshi.lg.jp).
Deadline Apr. 28 (FRI) (May 8 (MON) Bank transfer completed)
Cancellation, Change A 80% refund will be issued to cancellations received between 10 days and 8 days prior to the sceduled visit
A 70% refund will be issued to cancellations received between 7 days and 2 days prior to the sceduled visit
A 60% refund will be issued to cancellations received the day before prior to the sceduled visit
A 50% refund will be issued to cancellations received the day before the start of the trip
No refund will be issued for cancellations after the field trip started.
other In case the offshore dolphin watching cannot sail, it may be a different program. In that case, we will return the boarding fee by cash on the day.


5.Mt. Asama North Geopark "A journey on demon's mischief"

Participation fee twin room (2 person): 24,000JPY/person(One person attendance adds 2,000 yen)
Includes:
Accommodation, Bus fare, Insurance fee, fee for guide, entrance fee of museum,
Lunch and dinner for 26th day, breakfast and lunch for 27th day
Schedule [May 26th]
10:00 Karuizawa sta. -> Onioshidashi-en(lunch) -> Asama Volcanic Museum -> Asama Lava Tree Mold(national special natural treasure) -> Kambara -Kannondo -> Tsumagoi Local Museum -> 17:30Hotel
[May 27th]
8:30 Hotel -> Rokurigahara Rest Area -> Rokurigahara(Volcanic Wilderness) -> Asamaen -> Asama Farm(lunch) -> 14:30 Karuizawa sta.
photo:
Rokurigahara

Kambara Kannondo

The number of
minimum passengers
10person (Maximum 20 person )
Meeting place 26th (FRI) Hokuriku Shinkansen (JR East) Karuizawa Station South Exit 10:00AM
* Tokyo station 8:44AM Hakutaka Super Express No.555 -> 9:49AM Karuizawa Station
Dissmisal 27th (SAT) Hokuriku Shinkansen (JR East) Karuizawa Station South Exit 2:30PM
* 2:59PM Karuizawa Station Asama Super Express No.620 -> 4:12PM Tokyo station
Hotel Tsumagoi Prince Hotel
Tsumagoi-kogen Tsumagoi-mura, Agatsuma-gun, GunmaPrefecture
TEL: +81-279-97-4111
Point As Mt. Asama erupted, local people have been told that "the demon has been rampant, demons are playing prank". In 1783, Asama volcano erupted and lava was drawn out. As a result, the "Onioshidashi lava" which was also selected for the rocks of Gunma prefecture was seen.
A pyroclastic flow also occurred at that eruption, creating a lava tree which is designated as a national special natural treasure. Also, a stone avalanche called “Tenmei Asama-oshi” occurred. A stone avalanche swallowed Kambara village, and 477 villagers died. 93 survivors have reconstructed their families and have revived the village. Until now, there is a tradition that has continued to pass down volcanic disasters at Okomorido.
In this geo tour, set the theme of "demon's mischief" and feel about both the threats and the benefits of the volcano while visiting the geosite where evidence of the Tenmei third year eruption is seen. Rokurigahara is off-limits, but this time we can take a special permission to enter.
※Please participate in hiking boots or athletic shoes you are used to (2nd day)
Application Please fill in your name, age, gender, affiliation, address, phone number, e-mail address and send them by e-mail to our Geopark Promotion Council Office
Mt. Asama North Geopark Promotion Council Office
E-mail address: geo-asama@vill.tsumagoi.gunma.jp
TEL: +81-279‐82‐5566
Deadline May 1st(Mon)
The application will be closed as soon as the number of participants reaches the limit.