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Mt. Mitake barefoot hike and Rengeshoma flower viewing

gather at 9:43 at Mitake Station; bus starting at 10:14 Sunday 14 August 2022

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image credit: ぺんたごんた

Let’s enjoy a scenic summer hike together walking up and down Mt. Mitake - a nature spot and ancient center of mountain worship.

I’ll be barefoot, and you’re welcome to try hiking barefoot as well!

Summary:

Slow paced hike (optionally barefoot) up and down Mt. Mitake

August 14th, Sunday

Meet at 9:43am at Mitake Station

1000 yen

Attendance Update!!

Mt Mitake Update!!

Hello barefoot hiking team!

Just a reminder that the weather is quite hot and is apparently predicted to be 34° and possibly rainy on Sunday for our Mt Mitake hiking event.

Therefore please bring lots of water and maybe a big hat and whatever you need to protect yourself from the sun and rain.

Speaking of high temperatures, I (Barefoot Rob) have had a fever and sore joints for the past 30 hours. For the safety of the community, I will not attend the hike. I’m sorry I cannot join you guys!

Elena will be leading the event, and Andy will be collecting money and signing your point cards.

If for any reason you plan not to attend, please update your RSVP on Meetup: https://meetu.ps/e/Lkgw3/TWnP/i

Blessings Barefoot Rob

Details:

What to bring:

  • Your water or soft drink, lunch
  • Hat in case of sun
  • Rainwear in case of rain
  • 1000 yen

Optional:

  • Hiking/walking shoes
  • Towel, wet tissues for your feet
  • First aid supplies
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect spray
  • Picnic sheet, seat pad
  • What ever you may need to take care of yourself

Transit to Mitake:

(click links for details)

Option 1:

(Barefoot Rob plans to be on this train:)

Option 2:

Meet in Mitake Station:

The main meeting point is Mitake Station, by 10:03am (latest).

From there, we’ll take the 10:14am bus to ケーブル下(バス)280 yen

Main hike:

Once off the bus, we’ll enjoy hiking up to the top of Mt. Mitake (929 m) via Rengeshoma flowers nature preserve, which are endemic to Japan’s Honshu island.

We’ll eat lunch at the top of the mountain (bring your lunch or you can buy it on the way to the top, if you’d like to join us) and then have a hike back down. Depending on how people feel, we can take the cable car and/or bus back toward Mitake Station.

Optional after hike:

  • Mitake Gorge - we can rest and explore along the Tama river as we walk back to the station.

  • Soba restaurant 5 min walk from Mitake Station: ぎん鈴 Soba https://goo.gl/maps/8NAu2iMWRUaZobSQ8

Notes:

It’s about 10 km up and down the mountain. We’ll go relatively slowly, enjoying nature and conversation.

By joining the event you agree that safety is your own responsibility. You are welcome to wear shoes anytime you need to.

I always recommend self care, so if it’s too hot or humid for you, no pressure to join this time. I look forward to seeing you at a future event!

That said, updates will be posted on this URL until the morning of the event:
https://www.robnugen.com/en/events/2022/08/14mt-mitake-barefoot-hike-and-rengeshoma-flower-viewing/

RSVP on LINE

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Add me (Barefoot Rob) on LINE and let me know you want info about this event. I will make sure you stay up to date for this walk. You have the option to join our LINE group for barefoot walking events.

Shin Yuri Art Park walk and talk 4 PM start!

gather at 15:30; enter Shin Yuri Art Park at 16:00 Thursday 18 August 2022

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Walk barefoot on Japan’s Number 1 Grassy Field!

Refresh your spirit. Touch the earth. Connect with nature. Connect with friends.

Barefoot Walking Experience at Shinyuri Art Parks

Barefoot walking, breathing, enjoying fresh air and a lovely grassy field.

Every Third Thursday of the month

First Meeting Point

Thursday 18 August 2022, 15:30

Shin Yurigaoka between KFC, MUFG, and Dean and Deluca: 35°36'13.3"N 139°30'29.5"E https://w3w.co/locator.juggler.nail

Second Meeting Point is Shin Yuri Art Park

Thursday 18 August 2022, 16:00

Shinyuri Art Parks https://goo.gl/maps/QAhUddBiieDAZsQm6

To receive the latest updates, join our LINE group!

Details

Enjoy Grass

Shinyuri Art Parks features an immaculate large grassy field.

Enjoy Breathing

Get away from it all by settling into your being and noticing the motions of your body, one breath and one step at a time.

Enjoy Community

Find like-minded others who enjoy walking barefoot!

What to Expect

  • The event is on, rain or shine.
  • We’ll walk from Shin Yurigaoka station starting 15:45
  • Feel free to join at Shinyuri Art Parks by 16:00.
  • Take off your shoes in the park; connect with mother earth!
  • Meet friends, enjoy chatting, connecting

To receive the latest updates, join our LINE group!

Donation:

500 yen

What to bring

Whatever you need to take care of yourself. Come wearing lightweight shoes which you can take off at the grassy field.

Self care is important, so wear shoes whenever you need to!

Past Events
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Shin Yuri Art Park walk and talk 4 PM start!

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Mt. Mitake barefoot hike and Rengeshoma flower viewing

gather at 9:43 at Mitake Station; bus starting at 10:14 Sunday 14 August 2022

image credit: ぺんたごんた Let’s enjoy a scenic summer hike together walking up and down Mt. Mitake - a nature spot and ancient center of mountain worship. I’ll be barefoot, and you’re welcome to try hiking barefoot as well! Summary: Slow paced hike (optionally barefoot) up and down Mt. Mitake August 14th, Sunday Meet at 9:43am at Mitake Station 1000 yen Attendance Update!! Mt Mitake Update!! Hello barefoot hiking team! Just a reminder that the weather is quite hot and is apparently predicted to be 34° and possibly rainy on Sunday for our Mt Mitake hiking event.
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Image credit: Refresh your spirit. Touch the earth. Connect with nature. Connect with friends. Enjoy chatting and barefoot walking: share new experiences with like-minded friends! Join Us Meeting Spot #1 12:45 by the benches near Izumi-Tamagawa station https://goo.gl/maps/4yh8TLgADixQYnzU8 Meeting Spot #2 around 13:00 Blue Cafe Tamagawa https://goo.gl/maps/PX2LgNKF9iz4EyXx9 To receive the latest updates, join our LINE group! Details 12:45 Meet at Izumi-Tamagawa Station near benches https://goo.gl/maps/4yh8TLgADixQYnzU8 12:55: Walk toward Blue Cafe
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