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Site Name HG PG MPG
Asago Paraglider Field@(2013)    
Kan'nabe Kogen Nashiki Flight Park@(2010)    
Iwayasan Flight Area (A · Roll Out)@(2010)    
Flight Park Okukan@(2005)
Inakawa-cho Paraglider School (Ohnoyama Flight Park)@(2003)    
Higashi Hachibuse Kogen Flight Area@(2003)  
Iwayasan Flight Area (Arc)@(2003)    
Kan'nabe Kogen Nashiki Gelende@(2003)    
Oyasan Flight Park@(2003)    
  • In the Ratings of Takeoff, Condition of Flight and Landing, 5 means exremely demanding and 1 means the easiest in comparison.
  • PG=paraglider  HG=hang glider  MPG=motor paraglider  JR=Japan Railway

PG
 Site Name Asago Paraglider Field
 Description Year round, facing south, thermal lift area
 Location Sanoh Highland, Asago-shi, Hyogo Prefecture
 Access
By Car About 10 minutes from Asago ramp of Bantan Renraku Highway
By Train About 10 minutes by taxi from Arai Station of JR Bantan Line
 Flying Season Year round
 School Yes
 Name of School Asago Paraglider Field
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name Asago Paraglider Field
Address Sanoh Highland, Asago-shi, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan 679-3453
TEL 079-677-0063
FAX 079-677-0063
Email paraglider@asago-net.jp
URL http://asago-paragliderfield.com/
Check-in desk 08:00∼
 Visitor Rating JHF-P or IPPI ParaPro 4 or greater
 Member's Fee JY15,000/year
 Visitor Fee JY2,000/day
 Takeoff (TO)
Name A Takeoff  B Takeoff
Direction S N
Terrain 30° slope
Rating 3
Size A Takeoff 30m×10m  B Takeoff 25m×10m
TO ASL A TO 670m  B TO 530m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 70%  Ridge Soarings 20%  Sleddies 10%
Rating 3
Altitude TO∼LD 350m
Distance TO∼LD 600m
Site Comment
 Landing (LD)
Size 25m×70m
Terrain Flat
Rating 5
LD ASL 320m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment
 Access LD∼TO Shuttle, mono-rack, 10 minutes by car, 3 minutes's walk
 Cross Country Flight JHF-XC or IPPI ParaPro 5
 Place of Interest Kurokawa-onsen hot spring, Asago Art Forest Museum of Art, Yofudo-onsen hot spring
 Others
 Last updated 2013/6/8
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PG
 Site Name Kan'nabe Kogen Nashiki Flight Park
 Description Trainees are given priority and sled riders are welcome. Come and join just like going on a picnic.
 Location Kan'nabe highland, Toyo-oka-shi, Hyogo Prefectur
 Access
By Car Chugoku Expressway∼Maizuru Expressway (Kasuga ramp)∼Wadayama∼Kan'nabe Highland
By Train Ebara Station of JR San'in Line∼bus for 20 minutes
 Flying Season Other than winter season
 School Yes
 Name of School Crossfield Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff No
 Contact
Name of School Crossfield Paraglider School (Kan'nabe Kogen Nashiki Flight Park)
Address 189 Nashiki, Hidaka-cho, Toyo-oka-shi, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan 669-5379
TEL 0796-45-1390
FAX 0796-45-1396
Email sky@happy-para.com
URL http://www.happy-para.com/
Check-in desk 08:00∼
 Visitor Rating JHF-P or IPPI ParaPro 4 (JHF-A provided instructor accmpanied)
 Member's Fee JY500
 Visitor Fee JY1,000
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Uma-no-se Takeoff
Direction NE
Terrain 40° slope
Rating 5
Size Glider×1
TO ASL 730m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Wind is not always steady enough, and forward inflation is a must.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 20  Ridge Soarings 20  Sleddies 60
Rating 5
Altitude TO∼LD 430m
Distance TO∼LD 1,400m
Site Comment Recommended to pilots who enjoy sleddies.
 Landing (LD)
Size 50m×500m
Terrain Slope
Rating 5
LD ASL 300m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Landing on the slope and final leg is naturally extending.
 Access LD∼TO 1 minute's walk and 20 minutes' ride, total 21 minutes
 Cross Country Flight Not allowed
 Place of Interest One of famous tourist resorts in West Japan. For tourist attractions, check out website of Kan'nabe Tourist Association
 Others Prior to your taking off, ask school staff for guidance. Quick trial flight among students is welcome.
 Last updated 2010/2/11
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PG
 Site Name Iwayasan Flight Area (A · Role Out)
 Description Takeoff faces three deirections for flying year round. Ratio of flyable days here is one of the highest in Japan.
 Location Aogaki-cho, Tanba-shi, Hyogo Prefecture
 Access
By Car Chugoku Expressway∼Kasuga ramp of Maizuru Expressway∼Aogaki ramp of Kita-kinki Toyo-oka Expressway
By Train Kashiwabara Station of JR Fukuchiyama Line→Saji stop by Shinki Bus
 Flying Season Year round
 School Yes
 Name of School A • Roll Out Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff Japanese/English
 Contact
Name Sky Sports Association
Address Michi-no-eki, Aogaki-cho, Tanba-shi, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan 699-3811
TEL 0795-87-2222
FAX 0795-87-2223
Email
URL
Check-in desk 09:00∼17:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-P or IPPI ParaPro 4 or greater
 Member's Fee JY15,000/year  JY5,000/enrollment fee
 Visitor Fee JY2,000
 Takeoff (TO)
Name South Takeoff  East Takeoff  NW Takeoff
Direction South TOFS  East TOFE  NW TOFNW
Terrain 25° slope
Rating 4
Size 30u
&TO ASL 620m
GPS Coordinates N35°14′25.43″  E134°58′47.78″
Site Comment
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 90%  Ridge Soarings 20  Sleddies 10%
Rating 3
Altitude TO∼LD 500
Distance TO∼LD 1.5km
Site Comment Complexed terrain makes it a bit hard to read wind but it's fun too.
 Landing (TO)
Size Approx. 80m×150m
Terrain Flat
Rating 1
LD ASL 120m
GPS Coordinates N35°14′57.62″  E134°59′38.93″
Site Comment Three rice fields, substitue landing on dry river bed.
 Access LD∼TO 20 minutes by car
 Cross Country Flight Area members only
 Places of Interest Kogenji temple famous for autumn leaves, Soba noodle shop and restaurant using well preserved old houses, Kurokawa-onsen hot spring which is said to be good for keeping smooth skin, and Kinosaki-onsen hot spring is up in north.
 Others Ratio of flyable days here is the highest in West Japan.
 Last updated 2010/3/07
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HG PG MPG
 Site Name Flight Park Okukan
 Description On a fine day you would enjoy extensive view having Sea of Japan in front of you! Red leaves in autumn and a sea of clouds are spectacular.
 Location Yamata, Hidaka-cho, Toyooka City, Hyogo Prefecture
 Access
By Car Get off at Wadasho, the last ramp of Bantan Highway via Chugoku Expressway and take R482 via R312 to get to Kannabe Kogen heights.
By Train Get off at Ebara station of JR Sanin Line and take Zentan bus for 30 minutes ride to Yamata. 1 minutes walk from Yamta srop to the site.
 Flying Season Late in March thru early in December
 School No
 Name of School
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name Flight Park Okukan (Iida, person in charge)
Address Yamata, Hidaka-cho, Toyooka City, Hyogo Prefecrure, Japan 669-5377
TEL 0796-45-1066
FAX 0796-45-1067
Email info@hotel-albireo.com
URL http://www.eonet.ne.jp/~wing-p/okukan.html
Check-in desk 08:00∼
 Visitor Rating JHF-P or SafePro/ParaPro stage 4 (JHF-B or SafePro/ParaPro stage 2 accepted if accompanied by instructor) or greater
 Member's Fee Yen12,000 plus registration fee of Yen10,000
 Visitor Fee Yen1,000
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Dai-go Sancho (Peak 5)
Direction N NE (SE when gentle wind)
Terrain Middle slope
Rating 3
Size Paraglider×3
&TO ASL 950m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 50%  Ridge Soarings 20  Sleddies 30%
Rating 3
Altitude TO∼LD 550m
Distance TO∼LD 2.9km
Site Comment On your right after you take off, you would notice good thermal is often coming up there.
 Landing (TO)
Size 100m×70m
Terrain Flat
Rating 3
LD ASL 400m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Enter to the final flight path by descending to the proper height.
 Access LD∼TO 25 minutes by car plus 5 minutes' walk, total 30 minutes
 Cross Country Flight Allowed (Retrieve will be arranged upon request in advance)
 Places of Interest There are many sightseeing spots including Yutorogi hot spring and grated yam restaurant with rustic makeup. Many places for staying and you would be able to check out wind direction over the launch from several of those lodges.
 Others
 Last updated 8/21/2005
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PG
 Site Name Inakawa-cho Paraglider School (Ohnoyama Flight Park)
 Description Site is located within 1 hour ride from Osaka and vicinity.
 Location 1 Kashihara Onogatake, Inagawa-cho, Kawabe-gun, Hyogo Prefecture
 Access
By Car Take R173 from Osaka to the direction of Fukuchiyama and turn to right at Kurusu intersection in Osaka Nose for the site which is in 20 minutes.
By Train Take Hankyu RR or JR Takarazuka Line and transfer to Hankyu Nissei Chuoh Line at Kawanishi-Ikeda Station and get off at its terminal station. 30 minutes by bus from the station to the site.
 Flying Season Year round
 School Yes
 Name of School Inakawa-cho Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff Japanese/English
 Contact
Name Inakawa-cho Paraglider School
Address 1 Kashihara Onogatake, Inakawa-cho, Kawabe-gun, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan 669-0204
TEL 090-5129-5866
FAX 079-594-4777
Email inagawapg@mxc.nkansai.ne.jp
URL http://www.eonet.ne.jp/~inapara/
Check-in desk 10:30∼11:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-Novice or ParaPro stage 3 accompanied by JHF-Pilot or ParaPro stage 4 or greater
 Member's Fee JY16,000/year plus shuttle ticket JY2,000 (=JY400×5)
 Visitor Fee JY2,000/day plus shuttle ticket JY2,000 (=JY400×5)
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Ohnoyama Flight Part Takeoff
Direction N S SW NW
Terrain Slope
Rating 2
Size 20m×60m
&TO ASL 680m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 80%  Ridge Soarings 50  Sleddies 20%
Rating 3
Altitude TO∼LD 333m
Distance TO∼LD 900m
Site Comment Thermal over TO will recover your altitude even though you have sled ride from TO.
 Landing (TO)
Size 40m×100m
Terrain Flat
Rating 3
LD ASL 280m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment When you make the final turn for landing, pay attention to power line on the west side.
 Access LD∼TO 60 minutes' walk, total 1 hour and 10 minutes
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Places of Interest Top of the site is part of Nature Forest designated by Hyogo Prefecture and famous for its sasanqua flower garden. There are courses for mountain bike and rock climbing. Hot spring Kagobo Onsen and Amagasaki Kogen Lodge are in 20 minutes by car. gTourist Home KINOKOENh run by local resident is located down below training slope and it provides local cuisine made of fresh produce in season.
 Others
 Last updated 8/5/2003
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PG
 Site Name Higashi Hachibuse Kogen Flight Area
 Description Good location and sea of clouds will be seen on a fine day.
 Location Higashi Hachibuse, Sekinomiya, Yabu-gun, Hyogo Prefecture
 Access
By Car 3 hours from Osaka, 40 minutes from Wadayama Ramp of Bantan Expressway.
By Train
 Flying Season April∼November
 School Yes
 Name of School Higashi Hachibuse Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name Higashi Hachibuse Paraglider School
Address 1182 Betsugu, Sekinomiya-cho, Yabu-gun, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan 667-1128
TEL 079-667-8253
FAX 079-667-8353
Email obayashi@sage.ocn.ne.jp
URL http://108para.net/index.html
Check-in desk 09:00∼18:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-Novice or ParaPro stage 3 accompanied by JHF-Pilot or ParaPro stage 4 or greater
 Member's Fee
 Visitor Fee JY500/day plus Pick-up JY1,000
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Tenbodai (Observation Platform) Takeoff
Direction E SE S
Terrain Flat
Rating 2
Size 50m×50m
&TO ASL 1,050m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment A bit difficult to take off during cross wind.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 30%  Ridge Soarings 10  Sleddies 60%
Rating 3
Altitude TO∼LD 320
Distance TO∼LD 1,000m
Site Comment Thermal point exists in front of west range.
 Landing (TO)
Size 100m×200m
Terrain Flat
Rating 3
LD ASL 680m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Pay attention to tall trees standing around landing field.
 Access LD∼TO 15 minutes by car
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Places of Interest 40 minutes to Yumura Hot Spring, 1 hour to Tottori dune.
 Others
 Last updated 8/5/2003
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PG
 Site Name Iwayasan Flight Area (Arc)
 Description One of the most famous sites where all pilots from beginner to veteran can enjoy thermal soaring and cross country flight.
 Location Hyogo Prefecture
 Access
By Car Chugoku Expressway∼Maizuru Expressway Kasuga ramp∼Route 175/Prefectural Route 7∼Aogaki
By Train Take Fukuchiyama Line at JR Osaka Station and get off at Kashiwabara Station, then take Shinki Bus bound for Saji/Onaza and get off at Kami-Ashida stop. Staff from the site will meet at the bus stop.
 Flying Season Year round
 School Yes
 Name of School Arc Paraglider School, and others
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name Arc Paraglider School
Address 31 Jyugo, Idaka-cho, Kinosaki-gun, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan 669-5365
TEL 0120-809-017
FAX 0796-44-0171
Email arc@silver.ocn.ne.jp
URL http://www.arcpara.com
Check-in desk Inquiry is accepted till 23:00 o'clock!
 Visitor Rating JHF-P or ParaPro stage 4 or greater
 Member's Fee JY15,000/year
 Visitor Fee JY2,000/day
 Takeoff (TO)
Name South Takeoff East Takeoff West Takeoff
Direction NE E SE NW
Terrain Almost flat, gentle slope
Rating 1∼3
Size 2 paragliders side by side
&TO ASL 650m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Steady wind comes in and will not give pressure to pilot.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 60%  Ridge Soarings 40  Sleddies %
Rating 1∼3
Altitude TO∼LD 500m
Distance TO∼LD
Site Comment Enjoy flight at the leading thermal site in West Japan.
 Landing (TO)
Size
Terrain Flat
Rating 1∼3
LD ASL
GPS Coordinates
Secondary landing field is on a dry riverbed at side which is wide and safe.
 Access LD∼TO 3 minutes' walk plus 20 minutes by car, total 23 minutes
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Places of Interest Natural beauty such as cherries in spring, fire flies and night sky in summer, red leaves in autumn. Also there are hot springs (in 3 places) and swimming pool nearby.
 Others
 Last updated 8/5/2003
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PG
 Site Name Kan'nabe Kogen Nashiki Gelende
 Description Good flight is expected during summer season because of the slope facing to NE having sea breeze coming in. Relaxing area and good for coming on a picnic mood.
 Location Nashiki, Hidaka-cho, Kinosaki-gun, Hyogo Prefecture
 Access
By Car Take Chugoku Expressway to Wadasho of Bantan toll road, then R312 to Kan'nabe Kogen (heights).
By Train 20 minutes by Bantan Bus from Ebara Station of JR San'in Line.
 Flying Season March∼December
 School Yes
 Name of School Cross Field Paraglider School, and others
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name Cross Field Paraglider School
Address Kan'nabe Kogen, 189 Nashiki, Hidaka-cho, Kinosaki-gun, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan 669-5379
TEL 0796-45-1390
FAX 0796-45-1396
Email c.f@inaker.or.jp
URL http://www.happy-para.com/
Check-in desk 09:00∼17:00
 Visitor Rating Beginner or ParaPro stage 2 accompanied instructor or greater
 Member's Fee
 Visitor Fee JY500/day
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Umano-se Takeoff
Direction NE
Terrain
Rating 2
Size 1 paraglider (many when placed one after another down the slope)
&TO ASL 730m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Because wind is light here often, making forward inflation and launch are must.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 30%  Ridge Soarings 20  Sleddies 50%
Rating 3
Altitude TO∼LD 430m
Distance TO∼LD 1,400m
Site Comment Wide air space presents enjoyable flight.
 Landing (TO)
Size 50m×50m
Terrain Slope
Rating 3
LD ASL 300m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Glide path will get longer than you expect due to LZ on slope.
 Access LD∼TO 1 minute's walk plus 20 minutes by car, total 21 minutes
 Cross Country Flight Not allowed
 Places of Interest There are many, and please check them out on web site of Kan'nabe Kanko Kyokai (tourist association) at http://hidaka.kannabe.info/.
 Others Please obtain protocol and advice from staff of local paraglider school in advance of your flight.
 Last updated 8/5/2003
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PG
 Site Name Oyasan Flight Park
 Description The nearest site from urban areas of west Japan provides opportunity of flight until 6:30 p.m. during summer season. Site manager is not stationed at the site but giving a call to the contact mentioned below you would be welcomed to fly by your own discretion.
 Location 1 Aza Onotake, Kashihara, Inagawa-cho, Kawabe-gun, Hyogo Prefecture
 Access
By Car
By Train Get off at Kawanishi-Noseguchi Station of Hankyu Railways or Kawanishi-Ikeda Station of JR, and transfer to Nose Railways to get to Nissei-chuo Station. Then go to Ohnoguchi Stop or Sugio Stop by Hankyu Bus. Pick-up service will be provided at these bus stops.
 Flying Season Year roung
 School Yes
 Name of School Inagawa-cho Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff Japanese/English
 Contact
Name Inagawa-cho Paraglider School
Address Aza Onotake, Kashihara, Inagawa-cho, Kawabe-gun, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan 666-0204
TEL 090-5129-5866
FAX 079-594-4777
Email inagawapg@mxc.nkansai.ne.jp
URL http://www.eonet.ne.jp/~inapara/
Check-in desk 10:30∼11:30
 Visitor Rating JHF-NP or ParaPro Stage 3 accompanied by JHF-P or SafePro Stage 4 or greater
 Member's Fee JY16,000/year
 Visitor Fee JY2,000/day plus shuttle coupon ticket JY2,000 (JY400×5)
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Oyasan Flight Park
Direction S SW
Terrain Slope
Rating 2
Size Width 35m@Length 25m
&TO ASL 696m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment You would feel wind speed a bit stronger because it pops up from conical terrain right down below the launch. When wind sock points 5m of wind speed, it would be better to subtract 2m from that to determine actual wind speed for taking off.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings %  Ridge Soarings   Sleddies %
Rating
Altitude TO∼LD 333m
Distance TO∼LD 800m
Site Comment There is thermal almost always and better condition of flight is in the afternoon during summer season. You would be able to stay at altitude of 2,000m during good condition. You would need technique of Big Ears when you are making landing because thermal will generate way above the LD also.
 Landing (TO)
Size 100m×200m
Terrain Flat
Rating 3
LD ASL 363m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment
 Access LD∼TO 15 minutes' walk plus 15 minutes by car, total 30 minutes
 Cross Country Flight Not allowed
 Places of Interest Amagasaki Kogen Lodge and Nose Kanpo Lodging are nearby. Kagobo Hot Spring is in 30 minutes by car. Tasty menu in season will be enjoyed at Pension Kinoko-en near the site. Lodging is available.
 Others
 Last updated 8/5/2003
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