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Free bicycle tour w/ accommodation in Hokkaido, Japan (12 Oct to 14 Oct)

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Free bicycle tour w/ accommodation in Hokkaido, Japan (12 Oct to 14 Oct)

Please message me if you're interested in this free tour, with accomodation and meals. The purpose is to get feedback for tourism promotion. 

TOYOKORO CYCLE MONITOR TOUR

Toyokoro is a town in Tokachi subprefecture whose key
industries are farming, fishery, and forestry. Toyokoro is
called the birthplace of Tokachi, since settlers first entered
the Tokachi area from the mouth of the Tokachi River in what
is now Otsu, Toyokoro. In recent years, ‘jewelry ice’—ice that
washes up on the beach in mid-winter—has become a topic
of conversation.

At present, Toyokoro Town is studying programs for “stay tourism” that make use of the town’s industries. Toyokoro doesn’t have famous tourist spots or resorts, but it does have natural splendor, industry, and people who pursue their livelihoods in harmony with nature. We invite you to join this monitoring tour, whose theme is “getting the feel of farming and fishing communities in Tokachi.”

<Host of the monitoring tour>
Toyokoro Town Council for Promoting “Gosan-Gosho” Exchanges Between Farming, Mountain, and Fishing Villages

DATE
Sat. 12 to Sun. 14 of October 2019

SELECTION
Three to five residents of Hokkaido who are from overseas will
be selected.
・ Applicants for the tour are expected to have an interest in cycling.
・ On the last day of the monitoring tour, the participants must be able
to participate in an interview session and in exchanges of opinions in
order to give comments

DAY 1
8AM - Meet in downtown Sapporo and depart. (Break for lunch on
the way.)
Arrive at Toyokoro Town. Orientation
★Activity 1 Mountain biking (about 30km)
Cycle along a forest track on a mountain bike or electric bike.
Have teatime amidst magnificent scenery.
Check in at accommodations
Evening meal ―

★Activity 2 Star-gazing
You’ll be taken on a tour to fully appreciate the stars in
Toyokoro Town, where sky is wide.

DAY 2
Breakfast
★Activity 3 Cycling tour (about 50km)
Have a participatory farm experience and stop at a ranch
during your cycling tour.
Have exchanges with dairy farmers and other local farmers.
Visit historical sites and scenic spots in Toyokoro.
Check in at accommodations
Evening meal

DAY 3
Breakfast
★Activity 4 Artistic activities or agricultural products
processing
★ Opinion exchanges, lunch meeting
Interview and discussion sessions with participants
Depart from Toyokoro Town.
Arrive in downtown Sapporo: Monitors disband.

NOTES
 Accommodations, meals, and fees for activities during the monitoring tour are free of charge.
Items such as snacks and souvenirs purchased by participants are excluded.
 Please understand that photos and movies of participants taken during the monitoring tour will be used in SNS promotions or in brochures for the purpose of promoting tourism in Toyokoro.
 The accommodations are normally used as facilities for training. Be sure to bring your own bath towel, shampoo, toothbrush, hairdryer and other personal necessities.

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