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Tour de Nippon in Gunma

, 2017/04/17

Gunma is a prefecture of strong winds, bright sun and big mountains. In short this means things dry and grow well making it a mecca for Daruma dolls and Wheat production. And Gunma is only a 50 min. train ride from Tokyo.

We are now taking sign ups at contact@khmj.com for Papesky’s Tour de Nippon in Gunma. The event will take place on 5/27 (Saturday) and 5/28 (Sunday). 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 to Gunma.

The area features close up views of the powerful mountains surrounding Gunma’s cities. The powerful mountains are also the reason that Gunma’s Kusatsu, Hot Springs area is one of Japan’s most magnificent places to bath. And the powerful wind that blows down from the mountains helps raise one of the most robust wheat crops in Japan, helping both Udon and Pasta chefs create hearty noodles.

On Saturday, participants will enjoy a relatively easy going ride in the shadows of Gunma’s giant mountains. The ride will begin in the town of Maebashi and end in the town of Kiryu we’re we’ll be treated to some ‘big’ noodles.

On Sunday, participants will meet up in the Hot Spring town of Kusatsu and enjoy the early mountain spring hiking about some of Gunma’s high altitude meadows and then ending the hike with a dip in the world famous Kusatsu Hot Springs.

[RIDE DETAILS]
RIDE NAME: Papersky’s Tour de Nippon in Gunma
PLACE: GUNMA
FEATURING: Maebashi, Kiryu, Takasaki, Kusatsu
DATES: 5/27 RIDE-(Saturday), 5/28 HIKE-(Sunday)
COST for Day 1 // 5/27 (sat.) RIDE: 18,000 yen
Includes: (guide, support, small lunch, take home udon kit, support car, insurance and a few small gifts)
START TIME & MEETING PLACE: 11:00 am @ JR “Maebashi” Station (North Exit)
FINISH TIME & ENDING LOCATION: 5:30 pm @ JR “Kiryu” Station
DISTANCE: 33 km
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COST for Day 2 // 5/28 (sun.) HIKE: 6,800 yen
Includes: (guide, support, lunch, hot springs admission, insurance and a few small gifts)
START TIME & MEETING PLACE: 10:10 am @ Kusakaru Kotsu “Sesshogawara” Bus Stop
FINISH TIME & ENDING LOCATION: 3:30 pm @ “Kusatsu Onsen Bus Terminal”
DISTANCE: 5 km
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SIGN UP for the RIDE!!!
SIGN UP for the HIKE!!!
SIGN UP for booth the RIDE & HIKE!!!
Please write to us to begin the sign up process or ask questions at:
contact@khmj.com
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*If you would like to participate it’s necessary to sign up in advance and while spots are available.
*The cost of the Papersky Tour de Nippon does NOT INCLUDE TRANSPORTATION (flights, cars, trains, ferries) from the participants house to the starting point and from the finish point back to the participants house. All transportation must be self-booked.
*The cost of the Gunma Tour de Nippon also does NOT INCLUDE lodging if you will be participating in both the RIDE & HIKE we suggest you book a place to stay in Takasaki City.
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OTHER INFO:
Papersky Tour de Nippon Website:
www.papersky.jp/tour-de-nippon-english/

Past Papersky Tour de Nippon Videos:
Oku-Noto, Nara-Tenri, Nagoya, Shodoshima, Oita, Tottori, Onomichi, Tanba Sasayama, Kagoshima, Hachinohe, Tokyo, Shiga, Shizuoka, Shimane-Tottori, Kyoto, Oshima.
 
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