Kumamoto prefecture will be the destination for the early Spring edition of Papersky’s Tour de Nippon. We will walk the small, quiet streets of old town Kosa and spend the night camping, feasting and enjoying sauna time at the riverside campground “Common Idoe’. We’ll also head to the seaside town of Uki checking out ‘Play Farm’ an educational farm before arriving at the small sea side town to feast on some local fruits.
We are now taking sign ups for the Tour de Nippon in Kumamoto Kosa / Uki:
Feel free to contact us regarding any questions you may have about the tour or signing up for Papersky’s Tour de Nippon in Kumamoto:
The event will take place on 3/25 (sat.) and 3/26 (sun.). Papersky’s Tour de Nippon project is about finding the magic of Japan’s rural districts, their inhabitants, nature, culture and food. Each ride travels to various prefectures to ride bicycles, eat local food and meet the ‘real’ people of the area. This upcoming ride will take us through two small towns, Kosa and Uki in Kumamoto Prefecture.
EVENT & RIDE DETAILS:
Papersky’s Tour de Nippon in Kumamoto
DATE: 2022/3/25 (Saturday) & 3/26 (Sunday)
PLACE: Kumamoto Prefecture; Kosa town and Uki city
3/25 (Sat.) for Kosa Town Walk, Night Feast, Camp & Sauna!!
*Spring camping at COMMON IDOE, which has been reborn as a glamping facility.
*Leisurely walk around the riverside town of Kosa while enjoying the small town feel and snacking on local delicacies.
*Outdoor dinner and Finnish sauna tent experience.
3/26 (Sun.) Feel Farms, Ducks, Fruits and the Sea – RIDE!!
*Cycling from Kosa to Uki through rich nature.
*Relax and enjoy the bounty at the educational PLAY FARM complete with working ducks.
*Enjoy Local Fruits in seaside Uki
WALK, CAMP, RIDE (Two Days!!!)
MORNING START TIME & MEETING PLACE (3/25):
Charter shuttle buses (departing from Kumamoto Airport, via Sakura-machi Bus Terminal and Kumamoto Station, to Kosamachi) will be available for arrival and departure at the following times. Please board the bus from one of the following locations.
9:50am Staff will be waiting in the arrivals lobby at Kumamoto Airport.
10:40am Depart from Sakura-machi Bus Terminal
11:00am Depart from Kumamoto Station Shinkansen Exit
12:00am Arrive at Kosamachi bus stop
We will stay and camp at COMMON IDOE campground in Kosa town.
FINISH TIME & ENDING LOCATION(3/26):
3:40pm Departure from Matsuai, Uki City
4:40pm Arrive at Kumamoto Station
5:00pm Arrive at Sakura-machi Bus Terminal
6:00pm Arrive at Kumamoto Airport
RIDE DISTANCE: 3/25(Sat.) 6.2km / 3/26(Sun.) 47.8km
COST – for 2 days event:
Participation fee : From 24,000 yen // Includes: Charter shuttle bus, Cycling course and guide, 2 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast, sauna time, camping site usage and overnight stay fee, snacks, insurance, support car, and goodie bag from our supporters.
*If you wish to reserve a bicycle for the ride we can arrange that for an additional 3,000 yen.
SIGN UP for the TOUR!!!
Please write to us to begin the sign-up process at:
Please include the following information when contacting us:
Name, Birth Date, Age, Address, Cell Phone Number, Body Height, Requests for rental bicycle and helmet.
*If you would like to participate it’s necessary to sign up in advance and while spots are available.
*The cost of the Papersky’s Tour de Nippon does NOT INCLUDE TRANSPORTATION (flights, cars, trains, ferries) from the participant’s house to the starting point and from the finish point back to the participant’s house. All transportation must be self-booked.
This tour is planned by PAPERSKY and logistics are managed by Traveller’s Sky inc.
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