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Why don’t you enjoy local, natural and cultural life in Sabae?

2019.02.20

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<We are looking for some foreign students as monitors. If you are interested in, please see below.>

 

Have you ever experienced local life in Japan? If not, or if you like, you should visit Kawada word in Sabae city, Fukui prefecture.

http://kawada-t.jp/

 

Kawada is the countryside community in Japan. It is abundant with nature and culture. You can experience a variety of Japanese traditional culture and food, which you cannot find in urban areas. In addition to this, you can communicate with local people in Kawada. The link below will direct you to some of the reports about international students’ experiences in Kawada last year.

https://eco.kyoto-u.ac.jp/?p=4750

https://eco.kyoto-u.ac.jp/?p=4738

https://eco.kyoto-u.ac.jp/?p=4669

https://eco.kyoto-u.ac.jp/?p=4627

 

We, Ecole de Kyodai, have some projects here with local NPO, craft man and government. As a part of our activities, we promote international students to travel and discover Kawada.

Our counterpart, NPO “Kawada Yume green” collaborate with us and support your travel. Feel free to contact them through facebook when you need support for planning and visiting.

https://www.facebook.com/kawadayumegreen/

 

Here you can find basic information about Kawada.

  • Access

From JR Kyoto/Osaka station

Take the “Thunderbird”, the express train bound for Kanazawa.

Get off at the Sabae station.

You can also enjoy local train if you have enough time.

 

Take the bus at the JR Sabae station, and get off at a bus stop in Kawada to start your trip in Kawada community. Or you can approach to “Shikki” culture at a bus stop “Urushi no Sato Kaikan”. Or you can enjoy hot spring at “La Pause Kawada”. Please check URL below and receive the latest timetables.

http://www.city.sabae.fukui.jp/users/tutujibus/time/time-index.html

JR Sabae Station Kawada Urushi no Sato Kaikan La Pause Kawada
8:30 8:49 8:54
9:50 10:23 10:26 10:34
11:11 11:42 11:45 12:01
13:15 13:48 13:51 13:59
14:21 14:52 14:55 15:11
15:15 15:48 15:51 15:59
17:01* 17:32* 17:35* 17:51*
18:43* 19:05* 19:08* 19:15*
19:15 19:39 19:42 19:49

 

  • Recommended accommodation
  • Guesthouse “Zakuro”

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/27000520?adults=1&guests=1&locale=en&s=jfa1N1NQ

 

  • Wan de En

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/8976438?adults=1&guests=1&locale=en&s=jfa1N1NQ

 

  • La Pause Kawada

https://www.travelko.com/locale/en_US/hotel/264246/

 

 

  • Activities

You can experience various types of activities in Kawada, such as culture, food, agriculture and so on.

  • “Shikki”

“Shikki” is Japanese traditional dishes. In Kawada, you can make your “Shikki”. If you want to experience making “Shikki”, contact “Nokishita Kobo” or “Urushi no Sato Kaikan”.

https://tabica.jp/travels/6748?fbclid=IwAR1F9xPLCbOtLS6QsngRG-q47GhJIt57aG5WSsRfCOhZE2BUdLHY976Qr1o

http://echizen.org/workshops/

 

  • Agriculture

In Kawada, you can experience agriculture, too.

If you are interested in agricultural experience in Kawada, contact NPO “Kawada Yume green”

https://www.facebook.com/kawadayumegreen/

 

  • Food

Kawada is famous for soba, yamauni and so on. You can enjoy yamauni in “Wan-Wan”. And, you can enjoy soba in “Tetsuya”. Furthermore, you can experience making traditional foods if your schedules match. Please contact “Yumegreen” to reserve cooking.

・Wan-Wan (9:30 ~ 16:30, regular holiday is every Tuesday )

https://www.city.sabae.fukui.jp/kanko/gourmet/wanwan.html

・Tetsuya(11:30~14:00, 17:00~21:30, regular holiday is every Wednesday)

https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/feature/fu/gourmet?id=58e490687765615003ef0000&f=fdc

 

  • Events

There are so many traditional, seasonal and cultural events, For example…

March 3rd 2019: “Dezomeshiki” : Firefighters in Kawada hold a parade and publish their training. You may be able to communicate with local people in this festival.

March 9th and 10th 2019: “Sakekasu Festival” : Sakekasu is byproduct of sake. Various Japanese traditional foods are made from this byproduct. You can enjoy sakekasu and foods made from it.

Please check more to visit http://kawada-t.jp/.

Or you can ask local NPO through facebook (https://www.facebook.com/kawadayumegreen/).

 

  • Transportation in Kawada
    • Shared car
    • Rental bicycles

If you want to use these transportation, please contact “Kawada Yume green”.

https://www.facebook.com/kawadayumegreen/

 

Restaurants and organizations introduced here may tell you information of Kawada. When you travel in Kawada, visit them and communicate.

We hope you visit Kawada and have a great trip!

 

  • Expenditure

Travel from Kyoto and stay two nights: \15,000-30,000 including cultural experiences and meals

 

<We are looking for some foreign students as monitors. If you are interested in, please see below.>

We offer full travel expenses and staying fee to the first six candidates as monitor. If you interested in this program, please contact us! (ECOCHECK@eprc.kyoto-u.ac.jp and masa06graham09@icloud.com)

 

*Required:

  • International students in Kyoto University
  • Stay in Kawada for three days (two nights)
  • Go to Kawada until March 10th 2019
  • Try to enjoy both cultural and local activities and report later
  • Answer the questionnaire after the trip.

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