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ICT Seasonal Event 2: Mysterious Underground Tour

posted Oct 31, 2013, 7:28 PM by Tsubasa Kato   [ updated Oct 31, 2013, 7:41 PM by INFO ICT ]
Mysterious Underground Tour:
the world’s largest underground storm drain!
 

【Title and Date】 

Saturday, November 16th, Mysterious Underground Tour deep into the world’s largest underground storm drain & wonderful boat ride

 
 

Location

10 minutes from Minami-Sakurai Station (Tobu-Noda Line), Kasukabe by bus

 

Event Details: Fascinating Points

Have you ever been to Parthenon in Greece? If you would say “No”, you’ve got a special opportunity to visit the mysterious underground storm drain, which reminds you of the temple. The storm drain was built for reducing the flood damages around the east area in Saitama, where was in a chronic flooded area. The facility’s water control is the great achievement for Kanto prefectures. It’s not only figuratively but also literally ‘Cool Japan’ inside, so that we recommend you wear warmer cloths and non-slip shoes not to be COLD. You walk up and down about a hundred stairs without an elevator in order to go into the channel, which would be a good exercise for Takao-san Hiking Trip. In the museum near there, you might find the piece of history that the residents struggled to cope with flood’s damages.

We also plan a wonderful activity to row boats together in groups of 8, 9 or less! You can buy reasonable street food while watching shows on stages during free time. Kappa soup with full of ingredients, Kasukabe fried noodle with perilla and so on are usually sold. But we are now waiting for a disclosure of the food information, so will inform you more on this website afterward. In the end, we have tea or coffee in a café near the station. Mystic scenes await you all!!

 

Note :

Please make sure that this attractive spot is getting more famous in these days, which means we might wait in line for admission of the storm drain for about 1 hour when crowded. And you won’t wait in line for boats.

 

【Schedule: Rote and Guide】

10:00am Meeting at outside of the ticket gate in Minami-Sakurai Station

↓ by bus (10 mins)

10:30am~10:50 Free time

↓ on foot

10:50am~11:30am E-Boat (500 yen)

↓ on foot

11:30am~12:30pm Free time for lunch

↓ on foot

12:30pm~1:30pm Waiting time (1h or less)

↓ on foot

1:30pm~2:15pm The underground storm drain

↓ on foot (10 mins)

2:25pm~3:10pm Ryu Q kan Museum

↓ by bus (10 mins)

3:50pm~4:40pm Minami Sakurai station & Café

4:40pm Breakup

 

【Things to Bring】

Good walking and non-slip shoes, drinks, casual wear, and rain gear etc.

Note: NOT allowed to walk the storm drain with high heels or sandals.

 

Meeting Time and Place

Outside of the ticket gate (Don’t worry, only ONE gate), Minami-Sakurai station (Tobu-Noda Line), at 10:00am on November 16th

Please don’t be late, we will leave the meeting point at 10:05am!!

 

Cost

Transportation: 200 yen

E-Boat: 500 yen

Organizer Fee: 300 yen/day

Admission Fee for the storm drain : FREE!!

Note: NOT included street foods, drinks and tea/coffee in the cafe.

 

Event Organizers

Tomohiro Komuro, Tsubasa Kato (Jojo)

 

Contact Details

If you post/send your email address or phone number to organizers before the event, we will reply you with contact details.

Please contact us via phone if you are late for the meeting time on the day. We will let you know our phone number or post it on Meetup page.

 

RSVP

Via Meetup or ICT Website, RSVP will be accepted 3:00pm, Nov 15th

http://www.meetup.com/The-International-Center-in-Tokyo-ICT/

http://www.intlcentertokyo.com

 

Cancel Policy

Please don’t change your status after 3:00pm, Nov 15th.

We’ll make a reservation for E-Boats seats after RSVP is closed.

 

*Related to*

Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolitan_Area_Outer_Underground_Discharge_Channel

Edo River Festival Guide (Only in Japanese)

http://www.ktr.mlit.go.jp/ktr_content/content/000083891.pdf