NOTE: PLEASE PUT YOUR NAME ON THE WAITING LIST AS A FEW PEOPLE WILL CANCEL JUST BEFORE THE EVENT!!!
TODAY IS A PUBLIC HOLIDAY:)
One of my fondest and vivid memories when I was a child are of stalactites 鍾乳石 in limestone caves. It fascinated me….and still does:)
(VIDEO: Shows off whats amazing about Nara)
Moulded over millions of years to produce one of natures true wonders.
(PIC: JUST CHECK OUT THIS PICTURE OF THE STALACTITES鍾乳石 AND STALAGMITES 石筍 OF THIS CAVE)
There are stalactites, and various other amazing natural wonders inside these caves.
What is especially famous here are the rare “soda straws” that are found in the areas called “kinshi no iwaya” (gold cave) and “ginshi no iwaya” (silver cave).
Although its not the best limestone caves in the world (i’ve traveled throughout Europe and Asia for 3 years), its definately one of the best ive seen in Japan…I miss seeing limestone caves…its been a long time!!
(PIC: Another view inside the limestone caves)
ALSO we go on a breathtaking 90 minute easy, relaxing hike next to a gorgeous crystal clear river along a lush, green valley:)
I have searched this area extensively, going down every side trail, and I have found an incredible hidden rock pool where we can refresh and dangle our legs in the water….you DEFINATELY have time to swim if you want…..and jump off the rocky ledges into the water as well !!
(PIC: Astonishing nature…at its finest……..along a river)
WHAT YOU GET:
❂See limestone caves…unique to the Nara region featuring stalactites of all different shapes and forms
❂ Go on a magical valley hike featuring some of the best forest views
❂View 4 waterfalls, one 30m in height!!
❂ go on 5 rope bridges and numerous canopy boardwalks
❂ Dangle your legs (and swim if you want) in the gorgeous river waters.
❂ Interact with genuinely kind, funny enjoyable people at a great sightseeing spot!
❂ Explore some of the finest wilderness in Japan!!!
(PIC: Pure nature…THIS is the spot of my secret rock pool. Look at the turquoise color!!!)
1800yen per adult. 600yen for children
This price includes viewing the amazing caves (I will pay your entry into the cave), goings on a gorgeous valley hike, swimming in an isolated paradise and sharing great memories with new friends.
SEE ADDITIONAL TRAVEL FEE BELOW!! VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU READ IT!!!
With this event you MUST buy your own separate ticket (I will show you how to get it when you arrive at the station). This ticket is super discounted its only 2780yen and is a special day pass (Includes a return train ticket and a return bus ticket). Its 70min train ride and a 80min bus ride…but its worth it!!:)
(VIDEO: Just a hundred metres from here is our hidden rock pool)
WHERE WE WILL MEET: Abenobashi Station (GET OFF AT TENNOJI SUBWAY STATION GO TO EXIT 4…see direction below) at 10:15am.
This is a very useful google map link: http://tinyurl.com/y8acemyc
ACCESS: From Tennoji Subway station….you take exit 4 and turn right and walk 20metres.. Thats it…super simple. It should only take less than 1 minute walk.
WHO: Anyone can attend, kids, adults…:)
WHY: Cause its a place of incredible beauty:P
WHAT TO BRING: A bottle of water, Swim wear and towel (if you want to swim)
CONTACT: Please ask me ANY questions if you have any:)
Andy, (facebook): http://www.facebook.com/andy.opple
Walk , Mingle, Make new friends, and Cause a little mischief 😛