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Travelers' Lunch (Vietnam) @ Cafe Frosch 9th July 2011 (Sat)

Photos by Sadao

As an extension to our Travelers’ Night, We Are One is collaborating with Café Frosch to introduce Travelers’ Lunch where not only you can listen to the local presenter telling stories about their beautiful country but you can also satisfy your taste buds with their exotic local delicacies.

Following the Mexican lunch we had last month, we will be bringing everyone to Vietnam with Sandra. Sandra, one of our WAO team member is not from Vietnam but she had some childhood experiences in Vietnam and she is an expert when it comes to Vietnamese food. Sandra will be sharing with us some not-to-miss Vietnamese food when you happen to travel there. We will also have a chance to try out authentic Vietnamese cooking by Tim, a Vietnamese American . So RSVP by 7th July and join us.

Traveller’s Lunch – Vietnam - -NEW-
- WeAreOne Japan x Café Frosch
Date & Time: 9th July 2011 Saturday, 1300~1500
Venue: Café Frosch, Kyoto
557-7 Higashiyanagi-cho,
Itsutsuji-dori, Shichihonmatsu agaru,
Kamigyo-ku, Nishijin-Kyoto
Cost: 2500yen (includes Global Lunch)
Reservation required by 7th July
RSVP with your name & nationality to we.are.one.japan@gmail.com


Mains:Thit Kho (Caramelised and braised pork)
- OR -
Pho bo (Beef noodle soup)

Goi Cuon - Prawn spring rollsgoi_coun

Chuoi Dua - Bananas in coconut cream

We Are One は「トラベラーズナイト」の延長として「カフェフロッシュ」


■ トラベラーズランチ - スペン- NEW-
- We Are One International x Café Froschコラボ第4弾!-
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日時: 2011日 1:00 PM ~3:00 PM
場所: カフェ フロッシュ 京都

参加費: 2,500円(スペンランチセットを含む) 完全予約制、締め切りは7月7日



Tour de Kyoto, Cycling Event (Kamo River, Kyoto Botanical Garden, Kamigamo Shrine)

Photos by Manami, Sandra

Have you heard of the famous cycling competition Tour de France? Now we can have Tour de Kyoto where we can explore the wonders and mysteries in this Japanese ancient city, while burning some calories from all the parties. 

'Tour de France'というフランスの有名なサイクリング競技を聞いたことがありますか?そんな有名なサイクリングがあるように、私たちもこの京都にある古来からの不思議で美しい場所を一緒に冒険しましょう。

So far, We Are One had organize several cycling events such as Autumn Photography & Cycling Tour and Sakura + Cycling + Photography TourTour de Kyoto, Cycling Event (Fushimi-inari Shrine)
 where we had lots of fun and new discoveries about Kyoto. 
So come join us and enjoy the season outdoor on 2 wheels.

これまでWe Are Oneは、Autumn Photography & Cycling Tour や Sakura + Cycling + Photography TourTour de Kyoto, Cycling Event (Fushimi-inari Shrine) のような京都を堪能できる場所へのサイクリングイベントを主催してきました。

Date & Time: 10th July 2011 Sunday, 1300~1800
Participation fee: FREE
Leisure or Sportive: Leisure
Route: Zen Cafe > Kamo River > Kyoto Botanical Garden (200yen) > Kamigamo Shrine > Demachiyanagi (Picnic)
Meeting point: Zen Cafe (we will leave at 1300 sharp)

 (besides Backpackers Hostel K's House Kyoto)

418 Nayacho, Shichijo-agaru, Dotemachi-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto city, Japan 600-8142

*In case of rainy day, the event will be postponed. An announcement will be made on this post 3 hours in advance in case the event is postponed.

Please RSVP to we.are.one.japan@gmail.com with your name and nationality.

日時:2011/7/10 (日) 13:00~18:00
参加費: 無料
レジャー/ 競技: レジャー
ルート: Zen Cafe>鴨川京都府植物公園(入場200円)>上賀茂神社>出町柳(ピックニック)
集合場所 : Zen Cafe (この場所を13:00ちょうどに出発します) バックパッカーズホテルK's House Kyotoの横にあります。
〒600-8142 京都市下京区土手町通七条上る納屋町418

参加者はwe.are.one.japan@gmail.com にご登録の上、お名前と国籍をお願いします。

Renting a bicycle
We can rent a bicycle for you from Kyoto Yuruchari Club from 1000yen per day. Please indicate the type of bicycles you wish to rent in your RSVP, reservation is limited to availability. (City Cycle 1000yen, Special Class 1600yen, Premier Class 2000yen)
For bicycle rental, please arrive about 30min before the start time. 

RSVP with participants' names, types and number of bicycles for reservation to we.are.one.japan@gmail.com

About Kamo River
Unlike other rivers in Japan, the Kamo River is not buried in concrete, and it has been embraced by locals. There is constant activity along the river.Cycling is technically not permitted – with signs that threaten fines of up to 50,000 JPY - but there is ample space and the edict is completely ignored. 
As it should be.On the weekends and in good weather, the river is used by many: for picnics, strolling, fishing, dating, tennis, soccer, and cycling.The paths begin in the far north of the city and stretch all the way along both banks into the downtown area south of Shijo, ending below Shichijo.However, on the downtown side (west) of the river the path becomes very rough south of Oike. 
Moreover, at that point, there are only steps for getting back up to street level.The on/off ramps that can be used by cyclists end around Nijo Dori. Farther in towards Sanjo and Shijo, and they are few and far between.Both banks of the river are used by commuters and recreational cyclists and local kids.

The main river in Kyoto, the Kamo, has wide walking paths on both sides  and is one of the real treasures of the city. (Source: http://www.cyclekyoto.com/)

The Kyoto Prefectural Botanical Garden, situated on expansive grounds measuring 240,000 m2, was founded in 1924. The garden faces the Kamogawa River and Kitayama-dori Street. With approximately 12,000 different kinds of plants, flower gardens, an conseyvatory, the Useful Plants Garden, an expansive lawn and a children's playground, it is one of the greatest botanical gardens in all of Japan. 

Kamigamo Shrine (上賀茂神社 Kamigamo Jinja?) is an importantShinto sanctuary on the banks of the Kamo River in north Kyoto, first founded in 678.[1] Its formal name is the Kamo-wakeikazuchi Shrine(賀茂別雷神社 Kamo-wakeikazuchi jinja?).[2]
It is one of the oldest Shinto shrines in Japan and is one of the seventeen Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto which have been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The term Kamo-jinjain Japanese is a general reference to Shimogamo Shrine and Kamigamo Shrine, the traditionally linked Kamo shrines of Kyoto.[3] The Kamo-jinja serve the function of protecting Kyoto from malign influences.[4]


Do I need a good bicycle?
You only will need a bicycle that works well, such as the tires are pumped up, brakes that can stop your bike, and the chain will not fall off easily. Mamacharin, foldable bicycles are welcome too. We can also rent a bicycle for you from a rental shop near by. Please indicate your choice of bicycle in your registration and come 1 hour in advance to rent the bicycle. 

どんなタイプの自転車も大歓迎!ブレーキがちゃんときいて、チェーンが簡単に外れないもの、パンクのしてないタイヤ、であれば何だってOK! ままチャリでの参加もできます!自転車がない方は近くのお店からレンタルもできます。とにかく、予約の際にどんな自転車で来るのか、レンタルしたいのかどうかをお知らせください!自転車レンタルの際は、集合場所に1時間前くらいには来てくださるようお願い致します!
For Sportive cycling, you need a bicycle that can keep up at 30km/h. 
How fast do we go?
Leisure: 15~20km/h, Sportive: 20~30km/k
For Leisure tours, speed is secondary. We will match the speed to the group. When there are too many riders, we will separate into smaller groups with a group leader in each. We will slow down or wait for each other. But we also need to keep the pace so we can reach our destinations on schedule. in any case, no one will be left behind. 
For Sportive, we will keep the speed under 30km/h. As we go faster, we can cover longer distances and increase our fitness level. 

レジャー: 15~20km/h 競技: 20~30km/k
What do I need to bring?
  • Your bicycle (or rent one)
  • Safety gears such as helmet and gloves (encouraged)
  • Water (or you can buy some)
  • A camera