Barefoot hike to Hossawa Falls, Mt Bonbori, and Seoto foot bath

Meet at Musashi-Itsukaichi Station (Itsukaichi Line), South Exit at 10:03 Sunday 16 October 2022

hossawa falls

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

Barefoot Walking Experience:

Slow-paced barefoot hike to Hossawa Falls (one of the hundred famous waterfalls in Japan, located in Nishitama District, Tokyo), and the small mountain Bonbori. We will also enjoy Seoto-no-yu foot bath and free time near the Minamiaki River after the hike.

Barefoot Rob and others will be barefoot; you’re welcome to try hiking barefoot as well!

Meeting Point

Sunday 16 October 2022, 10:03

Musashi-Itsukaichi Station (Itsukaichi Line), South Exit (https://goo.gl/maps/KMN7J5aQdKrwVLhK8)

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Details

Walking surfaces:

dirt walking path, short gravel path, asphalt sidewalks, a mixture of dirt and fallen leaves hiking trail.

Please stay alert about where you’re walking to avoid injury.

Enjoy Connection

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.

Course

  • Start at Musashi-Itsukaichi Station 武蔵五日市駅
  • bus to Hossawa Falls 払沢の滝 (22 min, 490 Yen)
  • hike to Hossawa Falls (1.3 km) and back
  • go by bus/on foot to hiking trail entrance (7 min by bus)
  • hike up Mt. Bonbori / 盆堀山 391 m, 3.0 km hike
  • rest at Seoto-no-yu Foot Bath / 瀬音の湯 足湯
  • explore Akigawa Valley / 秋川渓谷, Ishibune Bridge / 石舟橋 and Minamiaki River / 南秋川
  • go back by bus/on foot (*) to Musashi-Itsukaichi Station / 武蔵五日市 (11 min by bus).

What to Expect:

  • I will talk about how to safely walk barefoot.
  • We will feel asphalt, grass, and myriad other surfaces.

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Donation:

1000 yen

What to bring

  • Your water/soft drink, lunch
  • Hat in case of sun
  • Rainwear in case of rain
  • Easy-to-wear sandals for hard-to-walk surfaces
  • Hiking/walking shoes if you need
  • Towel, wet tissues for your feet
  • First aid supplies
  • Mosquito/insect repellent
  • Your seat pad
  • Whatever you may need to take care of yourself
  • 1,000 Yen

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