Author Topic: The 2014 Katsunuma Wine and Grape Festival! (YETI / ShizAJET Joint 2-Day Event)  (Read 701 times)

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[Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/305625676290860/ ]

It's that time of the year again! The grapes are ripe and ready for harvest, which is cause for celebration in the Kōshū region. That's right, it's time for the 2014 WINE FESTIVAL!

Join us for this bacchanalian event as vendors and vintners share with the public the best wines and grapes you're likely to find in all of Japan. Once again this will be a YETI / ShizAJET co-hosted event, so get ready to see some new faces and make some new friends!

This is a 2-day party, so make sure you bring your game face (and magic hangover remedies)! Last year we tried a trip to FujiQ, but after several recommendations against following a drinking event with rollercoasters, we've decided to take the Sunday a little more slowly this year:

DAY 1
+ Katsunuma Wine and Grape Festival
+ 500 for a festival glass / Wine refills in the glass are free!
+ Festival starts at 10am. Meet at 10:36am at Katsunumabudokyo Station (tentative) to take a shuttle bus (100 yen) to Katsunuma Chuo Park.
+ You are free to come and go as you please! We will have a tarp set up for YETI / ShizAJET use.
+ You are responsible for your own lodging afterwards, but by all means please ask if you need a place to stay!

DAY 2
+ Lazy Sunday at Lake Kawaguchi
+ Get up early and meet at Kawahuchiko Station at 10:26am.
+ Grab brunch, take a ride up the gondola, eat lavender ice cream, and nurse your hangovers while gazing at beautiful Lake Kawaguchi and Mt. Fuji.
+ Head back home in the afternoon.

For our Shizuoka friends, if you will be using public transportation please keep in mind that the going by train from Kawaguchiko to Shizuoka takes quite awhile. However, Kousokubus.net does have a bus that departs from Kawaguchiko Station at 5:25pm and arrives at Shizuoka Station at 7:19pm. for 2,680 yen.

Let us know if you have any questions / comments / etc.! If there is an overwhelming desire to change any times or events, we'd be happy to accomodate - so let us know what you think!

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Yes. Love that lavender ice cream!!
Although I'm conflicted about Sunday since there's an event at Sonic the previous night that I'm sure will be difficult to function after.. (you know, on top of all of the day-drinking at the wine festival+) haha



Also... "lazy Sunday" + "get up early"? Does not compute (x_x)

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Also... "lazy Sunday" + "get up early"? Does not compute (x_x)

Sleep on the train! We're open to the idea of a later start, but the issue is how long it takes to get to down to Fujiyoshida by train.