Hankyu International Travel Co., Ltd. (Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka, President Atsushi Sakai) performed well in domestic trekking and mountaineering tours, with bookings up 1.8 times* from pre-COVID-19 levels. Suburban mountaineering was popular during the COVID-19 crisis with the first summer after switching to Level 5 and growing interest in nature, but demand for long-distance hikes and mountain trips using planes and trains is increasing this year. grow. The 40-hour nature exploration-type trekking with a stop in Oze and the mountaineering school series from lectures to full-scale climbing are popular.
*April 2023 bookings compared to April 2019
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Oze can be said to be synonymous with hiking. It usually takes 3 to 5 hours to appreciate the wetland, but this year’s newly planned “Oze 40-hour tour” includes water woad in spring, daylily in early summer, and autumn. With seasonal highlights including fall foliage over a long period of time, we receive a ton of pre-orders. Stay in a mountain hut for two nights, you can enjoy the sunset, sunrise, starry sky.
In addition, there are more forms of hiking and mountaineering tours, such as Daisetsuzan and outlying islands, and this year will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the excavation of the Kurodake Asahidake Trail.
With the growing interest in mountaineering, this spring we launched the Mountaineering School Series, which will move from classroom instruction to full-scale mountaineering. The series is led by professionally certified guides with staff as instructors and begins with classroom lectures and beginners walks. It’s a program that lets you start with the basics, gain experience through multi-day hikes and climbs, and eventually you can board a full-fledged mountain hut for lodging. With support, physical strength and technique can be improved without difficulty, and mountain knowledge and equipment can be learned from experienced and certified guides, so it is mainly popular with middle-aged people.
In addition, Hankyu International Travel is taking measures to protect the environment and consider overtourism so that tourists can enjoy nature exploration in an appropriate environment. Since 2007, we have continued to donate environmentally friendly toilets, mainly to world natural heritage sites and national parks. Through these activities, we will continue to propose eco-friendly and sustainable travel that meets diverse needs.
■ Hiking/Mountaineering (example)
2 nights at Oze Lodge!Stay in the nature of Oze for 3 days and 40 hours
July 13, 16, 27, 2023
September 24th, 28th, October 1st, 5th, 12th
Departure points: Osaka, Tokyo, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Kitakyushu, Hiroshima, Okayama, Takamatsu, Matsuyama, Kochi, Tokushima
Transportation fee: 69,900 yen to 130,000 yen (per adult)
・1 in 15 people will spend more than 40 hours in the beautiful outdoors of Oze accompanied by a guide who is familiar with Oze.
・Oze Mountain Lodge 2 nights with a complete private room for each group to prevent infectious diseases
・Enjoy the scenery of the four seasons such as Oze sunset, sunrise, and starry sky
Details (Osaka) https://www.hankyu-travel.com/tour/detail_d.php?p_course_id=58T16A2&p_hei=30&p_baitai=9582
The first Yakushima Jomon cedar trekking and Shiratani Unsuikyo 4 days
Departure date: September 3, 6, 19, 24, 27, October 22, 25, 29, November 22, 2023
Departure point: Osaka, Tokyo, Nagoya, Sapporo
Tour price: 200,000 yen to 280,000 yen (one adult)
・On the second day, 1 of 8 designated guides will lead you to visit Jomon Sugi, Wilson Sugi, and Daio Sugi.
・On the third day, visit Shiratani Unsui Gorge and enjoy the moss-covered forest and Jiuli cedar
・Equipped with travel earphones, you can hear the voice of the guide even in far away places
Details (Osaka) https://www.hankyu-travel.com/tour/detail_d.php?p_course_id=4T17A1&p_hei=30&p_baitai=9582
4 days to climb Kurodake and Asahidake for the first time in Daisetsuzan
Departure date: July 9, 19, 23, September 10, 12, 25, 2023
Departure point: Osaka, Tokyo, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Yamaguchi, Okayama, Ishikawa
Tour price: 170,000 yen to 240,000 yen (one adult)
・There is no difficulty in climbing Kurodake and Asahi Mountain, and you can only climb one mountain a day
・Alpine plant Chinguruma in July, autumn leaves in September
・If you are lucky, you can meet Ezo mouse, Ezo deer, Ezo squirrel, Ezo red fox, etc.
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■Mountain climbing school (take Osaka as an example)
Hankyu Tourism International Mountaineering School Learn how to climb Mount Fuji under the guidance of mountaineering professionals.
Principal: Nao Muto, member of Kansai Mountaineering Guide Association, Japan Mountaineering Association certified guide
February 23, 2023 0-Day Desk Lecture Mountaineering Equipment and Essential Items
March 25, 2023 1st practice course Climb first!Hyogo Prefecture, another mountain day trip
From 2nd to 4th, from April to June, one-day mountaineering (Mt. Kongo, Taihara of the University of Tokyo, Mt. Ibuki)
July 7, 5, 2023〃 Tateyama, Koyama high-altitude mountains and mountain huts for 2 days
6th July 30th, 2023 〃Mount Fuji climbing Yoshida Line 3 days
Hankyu International Travel Co., Ltd. https://www.hankyu-travel.com/
Issuer: Hankyu Hanshin Holdings
1-16-1 Shibata, Kita-ku, Osaka
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