Japan Environmental Exchange

Event Information

JEE Clean Up Shimei-Dori

Cancel after April.
We will post it when it can be held.
Inquiries: 090-1676-0383 (Hosoki)

(first Saturday every month)

Mar. 7th (Sat) 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Apr.4th (Sat) 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
May2nd (Sat) 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
*After cleaning let’s talk about our impressions with a cup of tea. 11:30-12:00
*Meet at the SW corner of Karasuma and Shimei-dori
*info: 090-1676-0383 (Hosoki)

JEE Earth Day Hiking Schedule

Canceled and postponed for one year.

Sawano-ike lake (Altitude: 370m, 1.5km around)
Bodai-no-Taki waterfall (height, approx. 10m)
Walking distance: About 9.5km

Required time: About 6 hours 30 minutes from Kitaoji to Bodai-michi, including lunch time at the lake

Date: April 19 (Sun)

Meeting time: 10:00

Meeting place: Kitaoji Bus Terminal E (to take Kita 1 bus)

Transportation expenses: Round-trip 860yen (city bus 230yen + return JR bus 630yen)

Participation fee: 500yen (as JEE environmental activity fee)

What to bring: Lunch box, water bottle, bag for picking up trash
Light rain OK, cancelled if really rainy

Contacts: Yuri (090 9988 4857) Ken (080 9930 0598)

Kitaoji Bus Terminal -> Takagamine Genkoan-mae -> hike to Sawanoike -> Bodhi Falls -> Taking the JR bus at Bodai-michi bus stop at 16:03 to return to Kyoto city.
The trail up to Sawanoike is not too steep, but there is about 20 minutes of uphill hiking. Other sections are fairly flat, and in the afternoon we will walk down the road beside a stream. While walking down, it’s nice to walk slowly, listening to the sound of running water.

"Bodai-no-Taki" was a location in the filming of Kawabata Yasunari's novel Koto (The Ancient City). It is said that Kitayama cedar is beautifully polished with fine sand from here. In particular, this wood was widely used in tea rooms during the Muromachi period.