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WORLD MASTERS GAMES 2021 KANSAI 問い合わせ番号:15838-8942-5055
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 Climate Info:

The temperature at the end of May in Japan is mild, and you may feel hot on a sunny day. However, in this period of the year, temperature changes drastically during a day, and you may feel cold on a rainy day; therefore, we recommend that you wear a thin jacket on top of a half sleeve shirt. You will also need a thick jacket, as the orienteering takes place on the mountain. (Uwano Highlands—mountain area in May: average temperature 16.5℃; daily highest temperature 30.1℃; daily lowest temperature 2.8℃) (Kasumi—sea area in May: average temperature 18.0℃; daily highest temperature 32.3℃; daily lowest temperature 7.0℃)

1 About World Masters Games

・ It is the world's largest sporting festival, aiming for 50,000 people from 150 countries. (Asia's first event.)
・-In general, anyone who is a sports enthusiast aged 30 or older can participate in the tournament. (Let's participate at this opportunity.)
・ From May 14 (Fri) to 30 (Sun), 2021 there will be a total of 59 events in 35 events in the Kansai area.
 (You can participate in 5 events at 15,000 yen including tax ,for domestic entry .)

 

 35 events, 59 venues and dates

 Tournament entry (WMG2021 Kansai Official HP)

2 About orienteering

・Out of the 35 sports, Kami-cho will hold sports: orienteering and events: forest.
・ Orienteering competition will be held from May 25 (Tue) to 29 (Sat), 2021 in Kami-cho, Yabu-shi and Kamikawa-cho.
・ We aim for 1,500 participants from 40 countries around the world.

 What is orienteering

 Orienteering experience session in Kami-cho, Drop-in place (facebook)

 October 26, 2020 WMG Rehearsal Tournament " Tournament in Tajima for 2 days"

 

 

An IOF ID is required to register for orienteering.

Please refer to the acquisition method.

Acquisition and confirmation method of IOF ID  (as of April 2, 2020)

3 Orienteering competition schedule

When What time Detail Where
May 14 (Fri)
 
WMG opening ceremony
Kyoto City
May 21 (Fri)

10:00~15:00

Sprint competition model event
Nishi-ku, Kobe City (Hyogo Prefectural University)
May 22 (Sat)

10:00~15:00

Sprint competition qualifying
Chuo-ku, Kobe City(Port Island)
May 23 (Sun)

10:00~16:00

Sprint competition final, awards ceremony
Nada-ku, Kobe City (Kobe University)
May 24 (Mon)  
Moving Day (From Kobe City to Forest Competition Venue)
 
May 25 (Tue)

10:00~15:00

Forest competition model event
581-1 Osasa,Kami-cho(Hachikita Highland) ※plans
May 26 (Wed)

10:00~16:00

Forest competition qualifying
Todoroki, Yabu City  (Sugigazawa Highland)
 May 27(Thu)

10:00~16:00

Middle Distance Competition Final, Awards Ceremony
791-1 Yado,Kami-cho(Uwano Highland)
May 28(Fri)

10:00~15:00

Long distance competition model event、Rest day
Tando, Yabu City (Hachi Highland) ※plans
May 29 (Sat)

10:00~16:00

Long Distance Competition Final, Awards Ceremony, WMOC Closing Ceremony
Kamioda,Kamikawa-cho  (Mineyama Highland)
May 30 (Sun)
 
WMG closing ceremony
Osaka city

4 About the competition venue

Uwano Highland

         (Middle Distance Competition Final)

Hachikita Highland

Forest competition model  plans)

5 Access (outward trip)


 From Kansai International Airport to Kobe city(Sprint competition)

・ If you come by plane, the most convenient airport for international flights is Kansai International Airport. (In addition, there are also Osaka International Airport, Kobe Airport, Tottori Airport and Tajima Airport)

・ From Kansai International Airport to Kobe, there is an airport limousine bus for "Kobe (Sannomiya)" departing from and arriving at Kansai International Airport.

・ Airport limousine buses depart from No. 6 on the first floor of Terminal 1 and No. 4 on the first floor of Terminal 2 at Kansai International Airport.


 From Kobe city to Kami-cho(Middle Distance Competition Final)

By train

From JR Kobe Station or JR Sannomiya Station to JR Kasumi Station (Limited Express Hamakaze 1 is bound for Hamasaka, 3 is for Kasumi and 5 is for Tottori)

・By bus

Direct shuttle buses will be provided from JR Kobe Station to JR Kasumi Station for your convenience. JR Kobe Station is the nearest station for the Kobe Event Center, which will be the reception for the orienteering event.

・By car

From Kobe: Hanshin Expressway Route 32 Shin-Kobe Tunnel (Minotani) → Hanshin Expressway Route 7 Kobe Line (Kobe-Sanda Interchange) → Chugoku Expressway (Yoshikawa JCT.) → Maizuru-Wakasa Expressway (Kasuga Interchange) → Kitakinki-Toyooka Expressway (Hidaka-Kannabe Interchange) → Route 312 → Route 178 Kasumi or Kitakinki-Toyooka Expressway (Yokahyonosen Interchange) → Route 9 Muraoka, Ojiro, Kasumi


 From Kami-cho to each venue(Hachi, Sugigasawa, Hachikita, Uwano, and Mineyama)

Shuttle buses will be provided from JR Kasumi Station to each venue. Many hotels in Kami-cho provide a shuttle service to the nearest station.

On the way from JR Kasumi Station to each venue, there is Hachikita Roadside Station. Some hotels in Kami-cho will provide a shuttle service from/to Hachikita Roadside Station.

・Shuttle buses from JR Yoka Station to each venue via Yabu Event Center (Yoka-Tajimanokura Roadside Station) will be operated.


6 Lodging

 Link  There are 57 lodging facilities in total. 

Participants can select the best-suited lodging facility according to their needs from among a variety of selections of accommodation: near the venue, near the station, to have tasty seafood such as crabs and rosy seabass, to eat Tajima beef (premium-branded beef), old traditional Japanese style, with indoor hot spring baths, and Michelin-starred accommodations.

The locations of accommodations are categorized into three areas. We look forward to your booking.

The sea area near the station

(33 accommodations in Kasumi Area)

The most beautiful village area in Japan

(6 accommodations in Ojiro Area)

The mountain area near the venue

(18 accommodations in Muraoka Area)

33 accommodations 6 accommodations 18 accommodations

7 Access (return trip)

 From Kami-cho or Mineyama Highland to JR Osaka Station

To go to JR Osaka Station, after returning to your accommodation in Kami-cho from Mineyama Highlands after the long-distance final, the 16:50, 16:59, and 17:47 trains from JR Kasumi would be convenient.

 (It will take approximately 2 hours 15 minutes by shuttle bus from Mineyama Highlands to JR Kasumi Station.

・The local bus is available from Fukuoka Hachikitaguchi bus stop at 16:45

 Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes by shuttle bus from Mineyama Highlands to Hachikita Roadside Station

To go to JR Osaka Station, after the long-distance final at Mineyama Highlands, the 15:36, 15:45, 16:10 or 16:46 trains from JR Teramae Station would be convenient.

 (Shuttle buses will be operated from Mineyama Highland to JR Terayama. It will be approximately 30 minutes’ ride.) 


 From JR Osaka Station to Osakajo Hall (the venue for the WMG opening ceremony) and to Kansai International Airport

To go to the Osakajo Hall from JR Osaka Station, take the Osaka Loop Line train (outer loop: bound for Kyobashi/Tsurubashi) to Osakajokoen Station (4 stops). It runs approximately every 5 minutes. The fare is 160 yen. When you arrive at JR Osakajokoen Station, you can find the way easily, as you will see the Osakajo Hall.

 

To go to Kansai International Airport from JR Osaka Station, taking an airport limousine bus would be convenient. You can purchase tickets and board the limousine bus at the front of the south entrance on the first floor of Hotel New Hankyu Osaka. The buses operate between 4:00 and 22:00, every 10 to 20 minutes. The fare is 1,600 yen.

    (Address of Hotel New Hankyu Osaka: 1-1-35 Shibata, Kita-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, Tel:+81-6-6372-5101)


8 Top 9 recommended sightseeing spots

The sea area near the station

(Kasumi)

The most beautiful village area in Japan

(Ojiro)

The mountain area near the venue

(Muraoka)

Daijo-ji Temple“Temple Museum” where

you can find paintings on slide screens drawn

by Maruyama Okyo, the father of Japanese

painting, of whom it used to be said that

there was nothing he could not draw.

Yoshitaki FallsIt is a rare waterfall that you

can see from behind. A shrine behind the

waterfall is said to grant the fulfillment of

your love.

Tajima Highlands Botanical Gardens

A gigantic 1,000-year-old tree standing in the

dense primeval forest and a 17-hectares

(17,000m2) flower garden with 2.000 types of

plants and flowers.

Obikinohana ObservatoryIts sheer cliff

carved by the Sea of Japan is powerful and

breathtaking. You can enjoy a 270-degrees

panoramic view from the higher ground.

UeyamaCurvy terraced rice-fields lay on

the contour the same as in the olden days,

attracting many photographers.

Saruo FallsIts name Saruo means a monkey’s

tail, as the flow of the waterfall looks like a

monkey’s tail. Its height is 60 meters.

There is a naturally created stone image of

Buddha in the waterfall.

The Sky Station / Amarube ViaductThe iron

bridge that used to be called the greatest in

the Orient still has the three old vermilion

piers. You can enjoy a “walk in the air”.

Kusube ValleyGo through the woods with

sunlight, and you will find numerous

waterfalls. Have a soothing time with the

benefit of negative ions.

Tajima Daibutsu, the great statue of Buddha  (Choraku-ji Temple)Three world-class shiny

golden wooden great statues of Buddha are

enshrined. The view of the five-storied

pagoda is superb, too.

 

 Kami-cho sightseeing brochure

 

9 1 night 2 days sightseeing experience plan

 There are 3 sightseeing experience plans.

 Please find your favorite plan. We are waiting for your reservation.

Enjoy the town of fishermen with the crystal

clear Sea of Japan

(2 days and 1 night)

Experience of enjoying rural farm life with

farmers in Japan's most beautiful village

(2 days and 1 night)

Enjoy to make the mountain experience to the

fullest.You can get to know the mountains of

Japan and take the  wild vegetables in the

mountains.  (2 days and 1 night)

1. The landlady of the inn will teach you how

    to make sushi with local seasonal seafood.

    (10 kinds)

2. Enjoy  comparison of the drinking  some

    kinds of local sake, and also enjoy  small

    pot of "Kasumi crab(called Benizwaigani)"

    which is landed only here in Kansai.

3. Explore the caves while cruising on a boat

    with a  fisherman that knows a lot about 

    the Sea of Japan.

4. The cruising location is the famous "Sanin

    Coast Geopark" that was recognized  by

    UNESCO  for the value of its geology.

5. Visit the lively auction  run by the  seaman,

    There are  many different types of seafood

    from the great fishing port.

1. Experience planting rice fields with farmers

    wearing farmer's costumes in rice terraces

    selected as one of Japan's 100 best rice

    terraces.

2. Local elderly people will teach you to make

    mochi(rice cakes) with old tools, and you

    will enjoy flowing somen, with bamboo

    gutter.

3. Do you know, the roots of All Japan's

    Kuroge Wagyu beef, such as Kobe beef and

    Matsusaka beef, are  from here. You will 

    enjoy  "Tajima beef" is grilled for dinner as

    "sukiyaki" and served with roast beef.

4. After planting rice, take a hot spring bath

    and relax .After dinner,enjoy going on a

    local bar  and karaoke.

    (Participation at any actual cost)

5. The entire experience area is certified as

    one of the most beautiful villages in Japan.

    See the rare waterfall "Yoshi-taki" where

    you can see the waterfall from the back

    side.

1. There are a lot of wild vegetables growing

    here in May.  Harvest a variety of wild

    vegetables together with the guide and the

    owner of the inn who knows about the

    mountain very well.

2. Eating wild vegetables in spring is wisdom

    from ancient times in Japan. Eat

    polyphenols and mineral-rich wild

    vegetables and drain fat and waste with

    detox effect.

3. You will cook the wild vegetables you

    picked  with the owner of the inn.

    They will teach you the specialty dish  of

    each inn.

4. Let's take a walk at Tajima Kogen Botanical

    Garden with an area of 17 ha. Inside, there

    is a huge Japanese Judas tree of 16m

    around the trunk, 38m high, and 1000 years

    old standing in the primeval forest.

5. It is said that the Japanese Judas tree

    collects water from the roots, and from the

    roots of this giant tree, 5000 tons of sterile

    water springs a daily weight.

    (It is one of Japan's 100 best waters, it is

    the third beautiful tree in Japan)

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