Summer Splash 2010

Mountain Music Festival/Adventure Weekend

Canyoning in Minakami

Canyoning in Minakami - Time to Get Wet

Minakami - in winter a snow lovers paradise, in summer an outdoor enthusiasts heaven. Summer in Minakami means, rafting, canyoning, mountain biking, hiking, swimming, bbqing or just getting out of the city and chilling out in beautiful natural surroundings. Summer in Minakami also means its time for the Summer Splash Mountain Music Festival!

This year's Summer Splash features some great bands including New Zealand's awesome Shapeshifter as well as Volgrooma and The Alley Band from Japan, Summer Splash DJ's and much more! Tickets to Summer Splash are included in this Tokyo Snow Club Trip. With four full length albums and many, many sold out shows across NZ and Australia, Shapeshifter are sure to get the dance floor jumping at this year's Summer Splash in Minakami with their unique blend of heavy soul/drum 'n' bass.

NZ's Shapeshifter - Live at Summer Splash 2010

Canyoning in Minakami

Take the Plunge - Canyoning in Minakami

Minakami is not all about the partying and live music - theres loads of outdoor adventures to be had all weekend! On the Saturday afternoon you can go Canyoning, Rafting, Mountain Bike Riding, Hiking, Bungy Jumping or just chill out at a local swimming hole. If you're not Canyoning, MTB riding, Bungy Jumping (or too hungover!) on the Sunday you can come trekking with us at Tanigawadake, the highest mountain in the area and experience some incredible views!

We will be staying at Mochiya Ryokan, which is only a short walk to Canyons, the Summer Splash Venue. The Ryokan features a 24 hour natural hot spring - perfect for soothing your post adventure (or partying) muscles. For those who need even more of an onsen fix, we will be stopping at the awesome Takaragawa Outdoor Onsen before returning to Tokyo. Takaragawa is a world class indoor/outdoor onsen in a beautiful natural setting. The onsen features many different bathing areas and even includes a large outdoor mixed area (separate male/female areas also available).

Check these links for more info:

Listen to Shapeshifter at their Youtube and MySpace sites and be mesmorised by their homepage.
Read this great rundown on hiking at Tanigawadake.
Have a look at the awesome Takaragawa Onsen.
Check out the details on adventure tours from Canyons, MTB Japan, Bungy Japan and Kappa rafting.
See a larger copy of the Summer Splash Flyer and read more at the offical Summer Splash site.
There are now only limited spaces on this trip - Please call 050-5806-5816 (leave a msg if noone answers) or email mobile@tokyosnowclub.com if you want to come!.

***Band Lineup: The Dirty T's and W.E.T Bandwagon have just been added to the lineup!!***

The Plan

Saturday 11th September
08:00am Meet in Shinjuku. All aboard the TSC Bus! Watch movies, chat with old and new friends and get excited! Stop for snacks / early lunch along the way
11:30am Arrive in Minakami and check into Hotel.
12:00pm Canyoning, Bungy MTB adventure!!! Head to off on organised tours or hang out at a local swimming hole.
16:00pm Return refreshed and ready for the night ahead.
17:00pm Relax at the Hotel. Soak in the Hotel onsen. Enjoy a cold drink
17:30pm ~ Late! Head over to Canyons for Summer Splash! Dinner at the event. Eat, drink, dance, listen to awesome music and party until late!

Sunday 12th September
07:00am Wake up (may be difficult). Breakfast at the Hotel
08:00am Shuttle Bus for canyoning, bungy, mt. biking or to Tanigawadake if going hiking.
9:00am ~ 14:00pm Canyoning, Bungy, MTB, Swimming, Hiking, Relaxing
14:00pmm Bus to Takaragawa Onsen - Soak in the hot springs and relax in the natural surrounds.
16:00pm Bus departs for Shinjuku ~ Stop for dinner on the way.
20:00pm Arrive back in Shinjuku. Refreshed after a great weekend with nature! Remember to swap contact details with the people you met!!

The Price

This Club Trip Includes:
Round Trip Private Bus from Tokyo to Minakami
One Night's Accomodation
- Short walk to Canyons Adventure Centre and Summer Splash Venue
- 24 hour 100% Natural Hot Spring Baths in Hotel
Breakfast on Sunday Morning
One Entry Ticket to Summer Splash
Free Drink on Entry to Summer Splash
One Entry Ticket for Takaragawa Onsen
Shuttle Buses to/from Tanigawadake (hiking) and Takaragawa Onsen
Travel and Accident Insurance for the whole weekend
Town and Hiking Trail Guide Maps
Trip Options
- Half Day Canyoning Tour (plus 7500yen)
- Half Day Mountain Bike Tour (plus 6000yen)
- Half Day Bungy Jump Tour (plus 5500yen)
- Half Day White Water Rafting Tour (plus 7500yen)
The tour prices have been discounted for TSC members on this trip. The tour price includes all required rental gear eg. helmets, bikes, wetsuits etc. and also tour specific accident insurance.
Total Cost : 18500 yen - Reservation There are now only limited spaces on this trip - Please call 050-5806-5816 (leave a msg if noone answers) or email mobile@tokyosnowclub.com if you want to come!.

Reserve a Space

Reservations are for Club Members only but if you have a friend who wants to come theres no worries just get them to join up as a member for free on the website first
The hotel is a Ryokan style Japanese hotel and is 4-6 people per room. Of course, groups of friends can stay in the same room! Males and females will be allocated to separate rooms, unless you're coming in a mixed group and you prefer to share. Let us know your preferences by email or on the reservation form.
Saturday afternoon adventure tours are awesome and highly recommended, however these tours are optional and cost extra. If you decide not to take part in an adventure tour on Saturday afternoon, the TSC bus will be heading to a local swiming hole for a few relaxing hours. If the weather is no good we will go to a local onsen.
On Sunday we will be running a free shuttle to go hiking at Tanigawadake. If you are partied out from Summer Splash or dont feel like hiking you can hang out in a local onsen, explore Minakami village or take part in an adventure tour (must be booked early!) and we will pick you up at Canyons in the afternoon to head to Takaragawa Onsen with the group.
Although there will be a huge crowd at Summer Splash there is only space on this bus tour for 53 people and these spaces will go to those who book first. Club Trips book out well before the trip date so if you are keen to come the earlier you reserve a space the better! Adventure tours on this weekend will also book out very quickly so be sure to book your space well in advance if you're interested in these tours.
Summer Splash 2010 - There are now only limited spaces on this trip - Please call 050-5806-5816 (leave a msg if noone answers) or email mobile@tokyosnowclub.com if you want to come!.

Shapeshifter's New Music Video