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Kobe Futatabi Koen Hiking and Picnic
Sunday, November 04, 2018, 09:45 - 17:00
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Sunday 4th November: Autumn Hike & Picnic near Kobe 1*

Back-up date:   Saturday 3rd November, if weather forecast for 4th is bad.


This will be an easy 2-hour hike to Lake Futatabi for a buffet-style picnic and some games amidst amazing autumn colours.


Optional 2-hour hike back to Shin-Kobe or take a bus directly to Sannomiya.




Meeting point:  Outside Shinkobe Shinkansen station. One level below ticket barriers.


Meeting time:   09:45 a.m.


Start hiking:     10:00 a.m.


Hike:                Approximately 2 hours


Destination:     Futatabi Koen about noon 


Please bring:


good shoes for hiking


warm clothing (it can get quite cold by mid-afternoon)




eating and drinking utensils


a groundsheet


food and drinks (alcohol also okay if you like!) to share among a lot of people


flashlight – For emergency, if you plan to hike down with the group


water bottle for the hike (some drinking water is available along the way)


snacks – for the trail


camera (optional)


outdoor games – for children and/or adults

Sorry, but this event is only open to IOC members or those wishing to become members and everyone is required to sign up in advance.

Please send your full name and mobile phone number to Estella by midnight on Thursday 1st November, stating whether you are available on

either Saturday, or Sunday or both days.


Thank you!


Location From Shinkobe to Futatabikoen
You will receive an Email by midnight on Thursday 1st November, if the event is going to be brought forward to Saturday 3rd.
To get to Shinkobe station, either take the subway (2 mins) or walk (about 15 mins) from Sannomiya Station (JR, Hankyu or Hanshin).
Bus no. 25 goes from Lake Futatabi back to Sannomiya. Takes about 30 mins.