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Summer camp in Kadoide 2022 Registration is now closed.

Immerse your childeren in traditional Japanese culture and lifestyle at the foot of Mt Kurohime in Niigata.
Spend 3 nights at a "kominka", a traditionalJapanese homestead, surrounded by  beautiful forest and peaceful rice field where time passes very slowly. Come and experience cooking, farming, hiking,crafting, tool-making, and more! This enriching summer camp is designed for participants 7 to 16 years old.

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Camp overview

Summer camp in Kadoide 2022
Date:
July 23(Sat) to July 26(Tues), 2022
Group Size:

10 to 15 (Minimum 10 participants required to conduct the camp)
Age requirement: Between 7 to 16 years old (Children between 7 to 12 require a parent or an adult guardian accompaniment with separate registration)

Accomodadtion: Kayabukino-sato
Kominka located in Kadoide-Takayanagi, Kashiwazaki-shi,
Niigata. Futon on tatami mat. Shared room with 2 to 6 people.
Includes: 3 dinners, 3 lunches, and 3 breakfasts. Activities fee listed in the itinerary. Transportation from/to Urasa Station.
Price: ¥63,000/person
Activities: Chopping fire wood, vegetable harvesting, hiking the beech tree forest, soaking in the hot spring, washi paper making, campfire, straw rope making, and more
Transportation Ojiya-Kanko-Bus
Deadline for registration: July 11(Mon),2022
Meeting Point: JR Urasa station(JR浦佐駅、上越新幹線)Jyouetsu Shinkansen line 
It takes about 1 hour 30 minutes from Tokyo Station, 35 minutes from Niigata Station by Shinkansen.

 
How to register: Please fill out the registration form.
Deposit of ¥20,000 is required at the time of registration and the remaining balance must be deposited to the designated bank account or paid by credit card by July 11, 2022.  Please read and ensure that you understand the trip terms & conditions document written in Japanese (募集型企画旅行契約 (国内)取引条件説明書面)in advance of registering.

Itinerary 

 DAY DATE Itinerary Meals Included
July 23, 2022
SAT
Meet at Urasa Shinkansen Station at 13:00.  
Take an hour-long bus ride to Kadoide Takayanagi and arrive at the kominka.  Check in and orientation.
Activities will begin immediately after orientation.
Activity options: 1) chopping wood; 2) cooking rice; or 3) harvesting vegetables.
After dinner, we will take a bus to go to the hot springs for a Japanese-style bath.
Dinner

July 24, 2022
SUN

Breakfast at 7:00   (Helping to prepare breakfast is optional)
Morning: hike through beech tree forest after breakfast.
We will have lunch during the hike.
Activities: 1) making rice paper; or 2) dyeing paper.
Before dinner, enjoy cooking and chopping wood for the outside Kamaburo.
Night: stargazing (weather permitting).

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

July 25, 2022
MON
Breakfast at 7:00  
Morning: learn about and experience the old style rice making process.
After lunch, we will play traditional Japanese games and do “mochitsuki” rice cake pounding.
17:00 Bus departure for hot spring experience.
In the evening, we will have a campfire by the house.
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
July 26, 2022
TUES
Breakfast at 7:00  
Morning: learn about and experience the old style rice making process.
After lunch, we will play traditional Japanese games and do “mochitsuki” rice cake pounding.
17:00 Bus departure for hot spring experience.
In the evening, we will have a campfire by the house.
Breakfast
Lunch

Basic language is in English. When activity is conducted in Japanese, an interpreter will be provided.
The itinerary is subject to change due to weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

NOTE

Parental or guardian consent is required for participants under 20 years old (as of the departure date).
For participants 12 years old and under, a parent or guardian must participate and register in the camp.

FOOD

Japanese cuisine using local ingredients & recipes.
Vegetarian food is available upon request. Requests for vegetarian meals are required to be made at the time of registration. If you have any special requests, allergies, or dietary restrictions, please feel free to contact us.

ACCOMMODATION

Kominka (traditional Japanese farmhouse), sleeping in futon bed on tatami mat. Shared rooms with 2 to 6 people.  Shared bathroom.

REGARDING ITINERARY

Camp duration and dates: We cannot accommodate any changes such as adding or subtracting days,  joining late or departing early, or permitting individual activities separately from the group.
We are not liable or responsible for any conditions beyond our control, including but not limited to changes in schedule, expected stays at any location, travel routes, etc., due to unexpected delay, stoppage, or changes in transportation, as well as weather and other natural disaster related circumstances.

OTHERS

We expect your punctual arrival. 
A bathing suit is necessary for the Kamaburo experience. Please bring comfortable shoes for hiking.
Rainwear, water bottle, sunscreen, and insect repellent recommended.
There is no market, convenience store, or vending machine nearby.
 

Travel conditions

Please read and ensure you understand the travel conditions ( 募集型企画旅行契約(国内)取引条件説明書面 written in Japanese) in advance of registration. 
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Travel conditions 募集型企画旅行(国内)取引条件説明書面.pdf

Cancellation Policy and Forfeiture

8~20 day prior  20%

2~7 day prior

 30%
1 day prior   40%
On the day (Before the departure of the tour)  50%
On the day (After the departure of the tour)  100%

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Please register here.

 Please read and ensure you understand the travel conditions ( 募集型企画旅行契約(国内)取引条件説明書面 written in Japanese) in advance of registration. 
PDF Link
Travel conditions募集型企画旅行(国内)取引条件説明書面.pdf

Contact

 

Registration is now closed.