Explore traditional and modern Japan in Kamakura, Enoshima, Yokohama and Kawasaki. KSGG local volunteers know Kanagawa inside out, and can organize a tour to suit your needs and interests. Kanagawa is easily accessible from Tokyo. Make your trip fun and memorable.
-KSGG, A Volunteer Goodwill Guide Club-
Please join our KSGG Craft Activity once a month.
You will make a Japanese paper doll, using beautiful Japanese Paper.
KSGG members will instruct you step by step.
Reservations are not required, just come and join us.
You can practice your Japanese conversation too!
*** Attention: KSGG Club is not responsible for any accidents, injuries or damages that may occur.
The application for this Oyama Hiking Tour has been closed as of November 13.
We will plan the same kind of tour in next spring, please wait till then.
This is to announce the schedule of the OYAMA Hiking Tour in November.
Tour date: 23rd of November, 2019.
Possible number of guests per tour: 5 – 10 guests
Minimum number of guests to run tour: 5 guests
Participation Fee : 1,000yen (as the share of the travel expenses of KSGG guides and the insurance including you.)
※Other expenses (such as your lunch and the travel fee) are not included.
Please apply on or before November 13. We will accept it on a first-come-first-served basis.
We have newly opened “OYAMA” course in the “Guided Tours” of this Web site.
Please visit “Guided Tours” from the top of this page for your reference.
Mt. Oyama hiking tour is to visit some spots along the approach to Oyama including the waterfalls before climbing up to Afuri Shrine Shimosya via Oyama-dera Temple.(Tour time: 5 to 6 hours )
Let’s climb up the stairway to Afuri Shrine Shimosya. From there you can see a splendid view awarded 2 stars in Michelin Guide. Surrounded with the sounds of streams and waterfalls, hikers or visitors can enjoy the breezes from the trees, and feel the fresh air of Mt Oyama.
This hiking route is a part of pilgrims’ way leading to Afuri shrine and Oyama-dera Temple on which many people pilgrimaged since ancient times.
End of November is the best season for Autumn Leaf in Japan. Please enjoy red and yellow leaves all over Oyama like the picture above.
08:50 Registration starts at Isehara railway station of Odakyu Odawara Line
09:10 Complete registration of all participants
09:20 Departure / Take bus to Oyama station and tour starts
09:50 Start Climbing up Oyama via Koma Sando, Oyama cable car station, and Onnazaka
11:20 Oyama-dera Temple
11:50 Afuri Shrine Shimosha
13:20 Miharashidai lookout
14:20 Return to Afuri Shrine Shimosha and start climbing down Onnazaka
14:50 arrive Oyama cable car station (the tour ends)
(Please note that climbing from Afuri Shrine Shimosha to the summit of Mt. Oyama is not included in this tour.)
Please note that the tour may be canceled in advance if a good chance (such as 40% or more) of rain or any bad weather is anticipated during the day of the tour.
Because KSGG organizes the tour on volunteer basis, neither KSGG nor any of KSGG staff are responsible for any injuries, or theft and/or damage to possessions that may occur during the services. KSGG strongly recommends that you take out and hold an appropriate level of travel insurance that provides coverage for you while you are undertaking the tour.
List of Essential Items (to wear and to bring) is also included in the CONDITION OF THE TOUR.
Please refer to the CONDITIONS OF THE TOUR for more details.
Click the Condition of the tour as bellow;
the Condition of the tour
If you are interested in participation, and if you have read and agree to the Condition of the Tour, Click the Agree button as follows for Application;
ZAZEN(Sitting Meditation) will be held at Dokuonji Temple, Yokosuka every 1st Saturday of the month.
Kanagawa Systematized Goodwill Guide Club(KSGG) will escort you to the temple for Zazen experience.
Any visitors can join the session free of charge.
Donations are welcome
|18:00||Gather at Keikyu-line “OPPAMA” station|
|18:30||Arrive at Dokuonji Temple|
|19:00||ZAZEN experience(15 min. x 3 session)|
|20:00||Talk with Zen priest(Soin Fujio)|
|20:30||Go back to “OPPAMA” Station.|
- Schedule is subject to be changed by a religious ceremony of the temple.
- KSGG will not be liable for any accidents.
If you are interested in participation, please fill out for the following application
No later than Dec.4(Wed).
Guided Tour Reports
Date & Time: Sunday, July 7, 9:42 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Spots: The Event Site of Shonan Hiratsuka Star Festival, International Cultural Exchange Salon (IES) Visitors: 5 JICA(Japan International Cooperation Agency) Tokyo Trainees... READ MORE
Date & Time: Monday, June 24, 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Spot: Oppama Plant of Nissan Motor Corporation, Oppama Factory Visitor: An American from Florida Attendant: A KSGG member Language: English The person... READ MORE
Date & Time: Sunday, June 23, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Spot: Tsuzuki Folk House Garden Visitors: 32 International students and 3 children (Chinese, Vietnamese, Burmese, Malaysians, Cambodians, Indonesians, Pakistanis, Paraguayans, Filipinos, Swedish,... READ MORE
Date & Time: Thursday, June 20, 9:30 am − 4:00 pm Places Visited: Hasedera Temple, Kotokuin Temple(Great Buddha), Jomyoji Temple, Hokokuji Temple, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Visitor: Milton-san, An American Attendant: 1 KSGG member Language:... READ MORE
Date & Time: Sunday, June 2, 9:50 a.m.－３:30 p.m. Spots: Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Hasedera Temple, and Kotokuin Temple (Great Buddha) Visitors: 22 AOTS Participants (The association for Overseas Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Partnership)... READ MORE
Date & Time: Monday, May 13, 11:40 a.m. −4:30 p.m. Spots: Hasedera Temple, Kotokuin Temple( Great Buddha), Sugimotodera Temple, Hokokuji Temple and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine Visitors: 6 Canadian men and women Attendant: 1... READ MORE