About the club
There are about 70 members now, with an approximately equal number of men and women. Half of the members are working. We have one outbound and one inbound Journey each year. We can host 15 ambassadors, but depending on the number of ambassadors, two host families might host an ambassador for part of the week each. In this case, the two host families keep in close touch and welcome the ambassador warmly. Each house is a little different, so you can enjoy a variety of Japanese lifestyles and make more good friends here. Our city is famous for music especially singing. We have a singing group as well. About 30 members enjoy practicing and singing at parties. There are also other groups, such as golf, magic and traditional Japanese culture. We are very friendly and active.
About the region
Koriyama is in the north-east part of Japan. You can visit us from Tokyo about 1.5 hours by Tohoku Shinkansen (bullet train). Koriyama has a population of about 330,000 and an area of 757 square kilometers, with a beautiful natural environment, plenty of clean water, and modern urban conveniences. We recommend visiting in April, May or October. The average maximum temperature is 16 degrees Celsius in April, 21 degrees in May, and 19 degrees in October. You can enjoy cherry blossoms (mid-April) and autumn leaves (October) and easily visit Mt. Bandai , Lake Inawashiro (national park), and an old castle by car or train.
About the Journey
We usually organize:
1. A visit to the mayor and something enjoyable (picnic and so on)
2. A hands-on experience of traditional Japanese culture
3. A welcome party (in the middle of your stay – some ambassadors move to the next
4. A one-day bus trip to the famous places in our prefecture
Closest Airport : Narita Airport
There are 2 ways to come to Koriyama.
1. Train: Narita Express (from airport to Tokyo Station)
About 3,000 yen (per person)
Tohoku Shinkansen (from Tokyo St. to Koriyama St.)
About 8,200 yen (per person)
2. Chartered Bus
Depend on the number of ambassadors and arrival time, the cost changes.
Please contact us if you need this.
Updated April 2017