Hiratsuka TANABATA Star Festival July.7 @ Hiratsuka station(JT11)
Jul 7 @ 10:30 – 13:30

Main attractions during the tour:
* We will guide you on Shonan Star Mall Street, where you can see a lot of giant bamboo decorations like a picture on the
right. This street extends about 400 meters, which has a lot of shops and stalls on both sides.
You can visit shops during the tour if you wish.
* You can enjoy major festival attractions below at Mitsukedai Hiroba (MH),
the Tanabata Stage (TS) and Beniyacho Machikado Hiroba (BMH).
e.g. 1. Traditional performances by Hiratsuka’s friendship cities, Hanamaki,
Iwate, Takayama, Gifu and Izu, Shizuoka [at TS, from 10:00 am to 12 noon] 2. Starlight Dancing by many local young girls [at TS, from 12:15 to1:00 pm] 3. Huge Dinosaur Robot exhibition [at MH, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm] 4. Tanabata wedding ceremony [at BMH, 10:40 am-] * Lunch: You can take lunch at a restaurant/diner or buy a lunch box at a shop/stall on the street or at Mitsukedai Hiroba.
A Halāl restaurant is available near the station, so feel free to ask your guide. He/she will guide you to the restaurant.

Special Hands-on Workshop at the International Exchange Salon (IES)
[from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm] Visit IES at Hachimanyama no Yokan.
This building was designed by a British architect and built by Japanese
carpenters in 1908.
This is only one old European style building remaining in the city.
You can enjoy Japanese culture like calligraphy (shuji)–making your own greeting
card with a fudepen–,paper folding (origami), and others.
You can take your artwork to your home.

Cruising through the Port of Yokohama @ Marine Shuttle near Yamashita Park
Jul 11 @ 15:00 – 16:45


Will you enjoy cruising in Yokohama?

  • Meeting Place: Cruising Terminal near Hikawa Maru in Yamashita Park @3:00 pm

(Cruising time 3:30pm-4:30pm)

  • Charge: Free
  • Limit: 150 persons
  • Dead line for application: 5:00pm Wed, June 26th

Attention!!  Applications will be closed even before deadline, when they reached the limit.


Due to popular demand,

  we are booked out**

  • Send an e-mail to ksgg.cruising@gmail.com with the following information:
    1.Name 2.Sex 3.Nationality 4.Organization 5.Age( if a child is 12 years old or under)


(Attention) KSGG is not liable for any accident, injury or damage that may occur during the event. But all passengers are insured against a marine accident by the ship owner.

Oyama hiking tour July.21 @ Meeting at Isehara station(OH36),Odakyu Odawara Line
Jul 21 @ 08:30 – 14:30

This is to announce the schedule of the OYAMA Hiking Tour in July.


Tour date: 21st of July, 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.

Mt. Oyama

Mt. Oyama hiking tour is to visit some spots along the approach to Oyama including the waterfalls before climbing up to Afuri Shrine via Oyama-dera Temple.(Tour time: 5 to 6 hours )

Let’s climb up the stairway to Afuri Shrine. 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.


08:30 Registration starts at Isehara railway station of Odakyu Odawara Line

08:50 Complete registration of all participants

09:00 Departure / Take bus to Oyama station and tour starts

09:30 Start Climbing up Oyama via Koma Sando, Oyama cable car station, and Onnazaka

11:00 Oyama-dera Temple

11:30 Afri Shrine Shimosha


13:00 Miharashidai lookout

14:00 Return to Afri Shrine Shimosha and start climbing down Onnazaka

14:30 arrive Oyama cable car station (the tour ends)



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;