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    Hiking JR 2014 / 13: Katori Station

    by robertbaum Updated Feb 24, 2014

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    A hiking course from Katori Station to Sawara Station on the Narita Line operated by JR East Japan Railway Company. The tour and poster is from an organised event held on March 15th and 16th, 2014.

    theme: "Spring festival in the "Water village Sawara" - Hinafune parade and Hina dolls tour hiking event" (「「水郷さわら」で春まつり 雛舟パレードと雛めぐりハイキング」 - ''Suigō sawara' de haru matsuri hina fune parēdo to hinameguri haikingu')
    Length: appr. 9 km
    Duration: appr. 2.5 hours
    Worthwhile sights:
    Katori Station (香取駅)
    → Torii gate at the river bank (鳥居河岸 - Torii kashi)
    → Road Station, Water station - Water village Sawara (道の駅・川の駅 水の郷さわら - Michi no eki, kawa no eki Mizu no sato Sawara)
    → Hina doll tour (雛めぐり - Hinameguri)
    → Water village Sawara Float Hall (水郷佐原山車会館 - Suigō Sawara dashi-kaikan)
    → Tokun Sake brewery (東薫酒造 - Tōkun shuzō)
    → Hina doll tour (雛めぐり - Hinameguri)
    → Ino Tadataka Memorial (伊能忠敬記念館 - Inō Tadataka kinen-kan)
    → Small Edo Sawara Spring Festival venue (小江戸さわら 春祭り会場 - Koedo Sawara haru matsuri kaijō)
    Sawara Station (佐原駅)

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    Hiking JR 2014 / 12: Iwai Station

    by robertbaum Updated Feb 24, 2014

    A hiking course at Iwai Station on the Uchibo Line operated by JR East Japan Railway Company. The tour and poster is from an organised event held on March 15th, 2014.

    theme: "Tomisan - the legend of Fushihime hiking" (「富山 伏姫伝説ハイキング」 - 'Tomisan Fushihime densetsu haikingu')
    Length: appr. 10 km
    Duration: appr. 2.5 hours
    Worthwhile sights:
    Iwai Station (岩井駅)
    → Fukumitsu Temple, Toyama promenade entrance (福満寺・富山遊歩道入口 - Fukumitsu-tera, Toyama yūhodō iriguchi)
    → No.5 Resting place (五合目休憩所 - Gogōme kyūkeisho)
    → No.7 Belvedere (七合目見晴台 - Shichigōme miharashidai)
    → Toyama Kitamine, viewing platform (富山北峰・展望広場 - Toyama kitamine, tenbō hiroba)
    → Cavern of Fushihime (伏姫籠穴 - Fusehime rōketsu)
    → Road Station "Furari Tomiyama" (道の駅・富楽里とみやま - Michi no eki, Furari Tomiyama)
    Iwai Station (岩井駅)

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    Hiking JR 2014 / 11: Hota Station

    by robertbaum Updated Feb 24, 2014

    A hiking course at Hota Station on the Uchibo Line operated by JR East Japan Railway Company. The tour and poster is from an organised event held on March 9th, 2014.

    theme: "Kyonan town - Yoritomosakura cherry blossom hiking" (「鋸南 頼朝桜ハイキング」 - 'Kyonan, Yoritomo sakura haikingu')
    Length: appr. 7.8 km
    Duration: appr. 2 hours
    Worthwhile sights:
    Hota Station (保田駅)
    → Hota Shrine (保田神社 - Hota-jinja)
    → Gongen Bridge (権現橋 - Gongen-bashi)
    → Kyonan Town Health and Welfare Center (鋸南町保健福祉センター - Kyonan-machi hoken fukushi sentā)
    → Kaneshon green houses (カーネーション団地 - kānēshon danchi)
    → Tsurugahama Hachiman Shrine (鶴ヶ浜八幡神社 - Tsurugahama Hachiman-jinja)
    → Naka Bridge (中橋 - Nakahashi)
    → Kifune Shrine (貴船神社 - Kifune-jinja)
    → Hota Family farm (ファミリーファーム保田 - Famirī-fāmu Hota)
    → Flower park "Village of Chisu" (チースの里 - Chīsu no sato)
    → Original Flower Road (元名花街道 - Motona Hana-kaidō)
    → Shiodome Bridge (汐止橋 - Shiodome-bashi)
    Hota Station (保田駅)

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    Hiking JR 2014 / 10: Naruto Station

    by robertbaum Updated Feb 24, 2014

    A hiking course at Naruto Station on the Sobu Main Line operated by JR East Japan Railway Company. The tour and poster is from an organised event held on March 8th, 2014.

    theme: "Strawberry meeting - Sanmu strawberry village hiking" (「苺一会 山武いちごの里ハイキング」 - 'Ichigoichie Sanbu ichigonosato haikingu')
    Length: appr. 10 km
    Duration: appr. 2.5 hours
    Worthwhile sights:
    Naruto Station (成東駅)
    → Komyo Temple (光明寺 - Kōmyō-ji)
    → Otaka Soy Sauce company (大高醤油 - Ōtaka shōyu)
    → Strawberry Road (ストロベリーロード - Sutoroberī-rōdo)
    → Ito Sachio birthplace, Museum of History and Folklore (伊藤左千夫生家・歴史民俗資料館 - (Itō Sachio seika ・ Rekishi minzoku shiryōkan)
    → Sanmu City Hall parking lot (S1 Grand Prix venue) (山武市役所前駐車場(S1グランプリ会場) - Sanmu shiyakusho-mae chūshajō (S 1 guranpuri kaijō))
    → Namikiri Fudo Temple (浪切不動尊 - Namikiri fudōson)
    Naruto Station (成東駅)

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    Hiking JR 2014 / 9: Onjuku Station

    by robertbaum Updated Feb 4, 2014

    A hiking course at Onjuku Station on the Sotobo Line operated by JR East Japan Railway Company. The tour and poster is from an organised event held on March 2nd, 2014.

    theme: "The sea at Onjuku in spring and hanging dolls hiking" (「御宿春の海とつるし雛ハイキング」 - 'Onjuku haru no umi to tsurushihina haikingu')
    Length: appr. 10 km
    Duration: appr. 2.5 hours
    Worthwhile sights:
    Onjuku Station (御宿駅)
    → Saimyo Temple (最明寺 - Saimyō-ji)
    → Myo'on Temple (妙音寺 - Myōon-ji)
    → Onjuku coast (御宿海岸 - Onjuku kaigan)
    → Moon Desert Memorial Statue (月の沙漠記念像 - Tsuki no sabaku kinen-zō)
    → Moon Desert Memorial Hall (月の沙漠記念館 - Tsuki no sabaku kinen-kan)
    → Marine Biological and Environmental Research Institute (海洋生物環境研究所 - Kaiyō seibutsu kankyō kenkyū-sho)
    → Tajiri coast (田尻海岸 - Tajiri kaigan)
    → Mexico Memorial Monument (メキシコ記念塔 - Mekishiko kinen-tō)
    → Onjuku shop (Hanging dolls venue) (おんじゅくや(つるし雛会場) - Onjukuya (Tsurushi hina kaijō))
    → "Rock well" sake brewery (酒造「岩の井」 - Shuzō 'Iwa no i')
    → Museum of History and Folklore (歴史民俗資料館 - Rekishi minzoku shiryō-kan)
    Onjuku Station (御宿駅)

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    Hiking JR 2014 / 8: Tsuga Station

    by robertbaum Updated Feb 1, 2014

    A hiking course from Tsuga Station on the Sobu Main Line operated by JR East Japan Railway Company to Chishirodai-Kita-Station on the Chiba Monorail. The tour and poster is from an organised event held on March 1st, 2014.

    theme: "Walking through spring woodland, tenderstem broccoli in bloom and the "Kasori shell mound" archaeological site from the prehistoric Jomon period" (「菜の花と縄文の宝庫「加曽利貝塚」を巡る 春の里山散策」 - 'Nanohana to jōmon no hōko 'Kasori kaidzuka' o meguru Haru no satoyama sansaku')
    Length: appr. 8 km
    Duration: appr. 2 hours
    Worthwhile sights:
    Tsuga Station (都賀駅)
    → Kasori Shell Mound Park (加曽利貝塚公園 - Kasori kaidzuka-kōen)
    → Kasori Shell Mound Museum (加曽利貝塚博物館 - Kasori kaidzuka hakubutsu-kan)
    → Flower promenade along Sakatsuki river (坂月川フラワー散歩道 - Sakadzuki-gawa furawā sanpomichi)
    → Shinjo Temple (真浄寺 - Shinjōji)
    → Inari Shrine (稲荷神社 - Inari-jinja)
    → Chiba Center Tourist Farm (千葉中央観光農園 - Chiba chūō kankō-nōen)
    → Farmers market Shoicargo (Chiba store) (農産物直売所しょいか~ご(千葉店) - Nōsanbutsu chokubaisho shoikaago (Chiba-ten))
    Chishirodai-Kita Station (千城台北駅)

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    Hiking JR 2014 / 7: Yokoshiba Station

    by robertbaum Updated Feb 1, 2014

    A hiking course at Yokoshiba Station on the Sobu Main Line operated by JR East Japan Railway Company. The tour and poster is from an organised event held on February 23rd, 2014.

    theme: "The coming of spring in Shiroyama, enjoying the scent of plums while hiking" (「城山に春の訪れ 梅の香ハイキング」 - ’Shiroyama ni haru no otozure ume no kaori haikingu')
    Length: appr. 9.5 km
    Duration: appr. 2.5 hours
    Worthwhile sights:
    Yokoshiba Station (横芝駅)
    → Yasaka Shrine (八坂神社 - Yasaka-jinja)
    → Forest of Asama Shrine (浅間神社の森 - Asama-jinja no mori)
    → Plum grove in the Sakata Castle Ruins (坂田城跡梅森 - Sakata-jōseki umemori)
    → Sakata lake friendship park (ふれあい坂田池公園 - Fureai Sakata-ike-kōen)
    → Kotohira Shrine (金刀比羅神社 - Kotohira-jinja)
    → Yokoshibahikari Hikari town Chamber of Commerce and Industry building (横芝光町商工会館 - Yokoshiba hikarimachi shōkōkai-kan)
    → Pedestrian promenade lined with rows of cherry blossom trees (桜並木遊歩道 - Sakuranamiki yūhodō)
    → Station shopping area (駅前商店街 - Ekimae shōtengai)
    Yokoshiba Station (横芝駅)

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    Hiking JR 2014 / 6: Nakofunakata Station

    by robertbaum Updated Jan 30, 2014

    A hiking course from Nakofunakata Station to Tomiura Station on the Uchibo Line operated by JR East Japan Railway Company. The tour and poster is from an organised event held on February 15th and 16th, 2014.

    theme: "Enjoying the scenery of the South of Boso peninsula, a hiking trip that includes a roadside service area" (「南房総の景観を楽しみながら道の駅を訪ねるハイキング」 - 'Minami-bōsō no keikan o tanoshiminagara michi no eki o tazuneru haikingu')
    Length: appr. 10 km
    Duration: appr. 2.5 hours
    Worthwhile sights:
    Nakofunakata Station (那古船形駅)
    → Gakeno Kannon (崖ノ観音 - Gake no kan'non)
    → Asama Shrine (浅間神社 - Asama-jinja)
    → Taibusamisaki Nature Park (大房岬公園 - Daibusamisaki-kōen) -> Link (Japanese only)
    → Tomiura fishing port (富浦漁港 - Tomiura gyokō)
    → Service area Tomiura Loquat Club (道の駅とみうら枇杷倶楽部 - Michi no eki Tomiura biwa kurabu)
    Tomiura Station (富浦駅)

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    Hiking JR 2014 / 3: Chikura Station

    by robertbaum Updated Jan 30, 2014

    A hiking course at Chikura Station on the Uchibo Line operated by JR East Japan Railway Company. The tour and poster is from an organised event held from February 1st to March 23rd, 2014.

    theme: "Chikura in the South on Boso peninsula, hiking along flower fields in early spring" (「南房総ちくら 早春のお花畑ハイキング」 - 'Minamibōsō chikura Sōshun no ohanabatake haikingu')
    Length: appr. 10 km
    Duration: appr. 2.5 hours
    Worthwhile sights:
    Chikura Station (千倉駅)
    → Takabe shrine (高家神社 - Takabe-jinja)
    → Enzo shrine (圓藏院 - Enzō-in)
    → Chikura fishing port (千倉漁港 - Chikura gyokō)
    → Sheer cliff (屏風岩 - Byōbu-iwa)
    → Flower fields of Hiraiso district (平磯地区花畑 - Hiraiso-chiku hanabatake)
    → Service area Chikura Sea Breeze Kingdom (道の駅ちくら潮風王国 - Michi no eki Chikura shiokaze ōkoku)
    → Shiramazu flower fields (白間津花畑 - Shiramazu hanabatake)
    back to Chikura Station (千倉駅) by local bus, that takes 17 min.

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    Hiking JR 2014 / 5: Kobayashi Station

    by robertbaum Written Jan 30, 2014

    A hiking course at Kobayashi Station on the Narita Line operated by JR East Japan Railway Company. The tour and poster is from an organised event held on January 25th, 2014.

    theme: "Migrating from Siberia 3,000 km - visiting a flock of swans" (「シベリアより3,000km 白鳥の郷を訪ねて」 - 'Shiberia yori 3, 000 km hakuchō no gō o tazunete')
    Length: appr. 10 km
    Duration: appr. 2.5 hours
    Worthwhile sights:
    Kobayashi Station (小林駅)
    → Tomoezuka, memorial to Tomoe Gozen, a late twelfth-century female samurai warrior (巴塚 - Tomoezuka)
    → Waterfowl park (水鳥公園 - Mizudori-kōen)
    → Village of swans (白鳥の郷 - Hakuchō no sato)
    Kobayashi Station (小林駅)

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    Hiking JR 2014 / 4: Otaki Station

    by robertbaum Updated Jan 30, 2014

    A hiking course at Otaki Station on the Isumi Line operated by the Isumi Railway Company. Transfer to Isumi Line from a JR Station is at Ohara Station on the Sotobo Line operated by JR East Japan Railway Company. The tour and poster is from an organised event held from February 8th to March 9th, 2014.

    theme: "Hiking tour in the castle town of Otaki, the little Edo of Boso peninsula" (「房総の小江戸「大多喜」城下町巡りハイキング」 - 'Bōsō no koedo 'Ōtaki' jōkamachi-meguri haikingu')
    Length: appr. 11 km
    Duration: appr. 3 hours
    Worthwhile sights:
    Otaki Station (大多喜駅)
    → Herb garden (薬草園 - Yakusō-en)
    → Otaki castle (大多喜城 - Ōtaki-jō)
    → Vegetable garden (ベジタブルガーデン - Bejitaburu-gāden)
    → Herb garden (ハーブガーデン - Hābu-gāden)
    → Watanabe family residence (渡辺家住宅 - Watanabe-ke jūtaku)
    → Trade museum (商い資料館 - Akinai shiryōkan)
    → Ryogen temple, grave of Tadakatsu Honda (良玄寺・本多忠勝墓所 - Ryōgen-ji ・ Honda Tadakatsu bosho)
    → Oya Ryokan (大屋旅館 - Ōya-ryokan)
    → Toyonotsuru sake brewery (豊乃鶴酒造 - Toyonotsuru shuzō)
    Otaki Station (大多喜駅)

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    Hiking JR 2014 / 1: Awakatsuyama Station

    by robertbaum Updated Jan 30, 2014

    A hiking course from Awakatsuyama Station to Hota Station on the Uchibo Line operated by JR East Japan Railway Company. The tour and poster is from an organised event held from January 6th to February 2nd, 2014.

    theme: "Kyonan area - hiking in the daffodils' village" - 「鋸南 水仙の里ハイキング」 - 'Kyonan suisen no sato haikingu')
    Length: appr. 10 km
    Duration: appr. 2.5 hours
    Worthwhile sights:
    Awakatsuyama Station (安房勝山駅)
    → Jizo shrine (地蔵堂 - Jizōdō), from where Mount Fuji can be seen
    → Etsuki daffodil road / Daffodil square (江月水仙ロード・水仙広場 - Etsuki suisen rōdo ・ Suisen hiroba)
    → Etsuki community centre (江月コミュニティーセンター - Etsuki komyunitī-sentā)
    → Hota shrine (保田神社 - Hota-jinja)
    Hota Station (保田駅)

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    Hiking JR 2014 / 2: Sakura Station

    by robertbaum Updated Jan 30, 2014

    A hiking course at Sakura Station on the Sobu Main Line operated by JR East Japan Railway Company. The tour and poster is from an organised event held from January 7th to March 30th, 2014.

    theme: "Samurai town of Sakura - Seven Deities of Good Luck / Numafuku hirakiren walking" - (「サムライのまち佐倉 七福神・沼福開連ウォーキング」 - 'Samurai no machi Sakura shichifukujin-numa fuku Hiraki ren u~ōkingu')
    Length: appr. 10 km
    Duration: appr. 2.5 hours
    Worthwhile sights:
    Sakura Station (佐倉駅)
    → Ancient samurai path of Hiyodori hill - (サムライの古径ひよどり坂 - Samurai no kokei hiyo-dori-zaka)
    → Daisho shrine (大聖院 - Daishōin)
    → Old samurai residences - (武家屋敷 - Buke yashiki)
    → Sakura castle park - (佐倉城址公園 - Sakura-jōshi-kōen)
    → Makata shrine (麻賀多神社 - Makata-jinja)
    → Reinan temple (嶺南寺 - Reinan-ji)
    → Soen temple (宗園寺 - Sōen-ji)
    → Jindai temple (甚大寺 - Jindai-ji)
    → Sakura high school Memorial Hall / community exchange facility - (佐倉高等学校記念館・地域交流施設 - Sakura kōtō-gakkō kinen-kan ・ chiiki kōryū shisetsu)
    → Shorin temple (松林寺 - Shōrin-ji)
    → Myoryu temple (妙隆寺 - Myōryū-ji)
    → Former Hotta residence / Sakura garden - 邸・さくら庭園 - kyū Hotta-tei ・ Sakura-teien)
    Sakura Station (佐倉駅)

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    Hiking Shinkeisei 44: Narashino Station

    by robertbaum Updated Jan 27, 2014

    A hiking course from Narashino Station to Shin-Tsudanuma Station on the Shin-Keisei Line operated by Shin-Keisei Electric Railway. The tour and poster is from an organised event held on February 22, 2014 and recognised by the Japanese Volkssport Association (JVA) (日本市民スポーツ連盟 - Nihon shimin supōtsu renmei).

    theme: "A path to the springtime smell of plum blossoms" - 「梅香る春をたずねて歩くみち」 - 'Baikōru haru o tazunete aruku michi')
    Length: appr. 14 km
    Duration: appr. 3.5 hours
    Worthwhile sights:
    Narashino Station (習志野)
    → Paradise park - (楽円台公園 - Rakuen-dai-kōen)
    → Ninomiya shrine - (二宮神社 - Ninomiya-jinja)
    → Campus Ookuba shopping street - (学園おおくば商店街 - Gakuen ōkuba shōten-gai)
    → Mimomi-Hongo park (former residence of Tokita family) - (実籾本郷公園(旧鴇田家住宅) - Mimomihongō-kōen (kyū Tokita-ke jūtaku))
    → Plum forest garden - (梅森園 - Umemori-en)
    → Tsudanuma Ichi-chome park - (津田沼一丁目公園 - Tsudanuma ichi-chōme-kōen)
    Shin-Tsudanuma Station (新津田沼駅)

    For more information about Shin-Keisei Electric Railway
    http://www.shinkeisei.co.jp

    For more information about Japanese Volkssport Association (JVA)
    Kanda St. Bldg, 1-2-4, 3F, Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo,113-8530, JAPAN
    〒113-8530 東京都文京区湯島1-2-4 神田セントビル 3F
    TEL:03-5256-7855
    FAX:03-5256-7856
    Tel. +81-3-5256-7855 | Fax. +81-3-5256-7856
    E-Mail: jva@walking.or.jp
    http://ivv-jva.com/

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    Otayama Park in Kisarazu

    by gogonicetrip Updated Apr 9, 2007

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    The whole of hill serves as Otayama Park which is located in Kisarazu-city.
    From the park, Kisarazu-city as well as Tokyo bay can be seen.
    At the beginning of spring, a beautiful cherry blossom can be enjoyed.

    - A 15 minute walk from JR Kisarazu Station

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