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11 June Baby Bamboo picking in Yuzawa, Niigata
Posted May 13th, 2011 - 11:45 pm by from Yokohama, Japan (Permalink)
I am sending this event mail via CS group post mails.

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HI CSers,
This is originally an IAC event(http://iac-tokyo.org/), but non-members are also welcome. Please come to join us!
All the best,
Rie a.k.a. Gadgetskier

PS, Staying over night on Sat is optional. You can make a day trip.

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Dear IAC members,

I've greatly appreciated everybody's generous support for the previous events. Thank you very much. I was quite encouraged to plan another charity event. I am going to Echigo-Yuzawa to pick TAKENOKO (Baby bamboo) & SANSAI (Wild Veggies). I got 6 people. Please come to join us! I am willing to make it as a charity event.

DATE : Sat 11 June (Sansai event) & Sun 12 June (free)

PLACE : Kamakuraso, Echigo-Yuzawa, Niigata

COSTS:

Trains(Shinkansen75~95min, Leader TBD): Tokyo 8:52=>10:26 Echigo-Yuzawa 5980yen x 2

(local trains Tokyo 06:16= = =>10:21Echigo-Yuzawa 3260yen one way, if you have time)

http://www.hyperdia.com/en/

Pick up van from the station: Free (5~7min car ride. Need prior notice.)

Mountain Guide: Free (The Guide wants alcohol donation)

Accomodation (KAMAKURASO) : 6000~7000yen pp with 2 big meals.

(Takenoko & Sansai Dinner for 1-day trip attendee: 2000yen)

Sunday: your choice of activities (fishing, strawberry picking, walking, hotspring etc.)

Previous stay on Fri: I will check for the lodging cost, if anybody is interested in. (I will probably take Shinkansen from Tokyo to Echigo-Yuzawa after work on Fri.)

Donations are collected at the event. The accommodation fee is discounted 2000yen from winter season proper fee (1000 yen from regular customer fee). I expect you to donate some out of it. Thanks!

I will wire the money to Red Cross and will report the transaction info for the donation either via IAC mailing list or to each attendee via e-mails (TBD). I might wait for the transaction till I get enough donations at following events.

FYI - donations are only on a voluntary basis. You may join any of my events without making a donation.



#### Sign up (deadline Wed 08 June) ####

Please e-mail Rie with following info;

*Name

*Gender (for lodging arrangement)

*Contact info (cellphone)

# Note: Cancellation fee for the lodge from 2 days prior to the trip.

I will reply you with more info including my cellphone number/lodge

address etc in return. We'll discuss about the travel arrangements.

I am looking forward to hearing from you!

Rie

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PLEASE REPLY VIA E-MAIL TO

<gadgetskieriac@gmail.com> (ENG & JPN)

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MEETING DETAILS:
FROM: June 11th, 2011 - 10:00 am

LINK: http://www.couchsurfing.org/meetings.html?mid=115237

LOCATION: Japan - Niigata - Yuzawa
ADDRESS: