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Site Name HG PG MPG
Maizuru/Kanzaki Flight Area@(2010)
Sky Area Keihoku@(2003)   @
Para-park Kyoto@(2003)   @
Nishi Kyoto Paraglider Training Hill@(2003)

 

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  • 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

HG PG MPG
 Site Name Maizuru/Kanzaki Flight Area
 Description Splended view, being located in Wakasa By quasi-naional park. When you fly, you'd be able to see Ama-no-hashidate, which is said to be one of the threee most beautiful spots in Japan, and Yurahama beach which is one of scenes of famous story "Anjyu and Zushiomaru". In October, we'll have such a magical condition as you'd be forced to stay on lift band and find it's not easy to descend.
 Location Higashi-kanzaki, Maizuru-shi, Kyoto Prefecture
 Access
By Car 30 minutes heading for Miyazu via R27/R175 after getting off Nishi-maizuru ramp of Maizuru Expressway
By Train 5 minutes' walk from Tango-kanzaki Station of Miyazu Line of Kita-kinki Tango Railway
 Flying Season Year round, except when Mt.Makiyama (483m) is closed due to snow
 School No
 Name of School
 Bilingual Staff Japanese/Englsih
 Contact
Name Maizuru/Kanzaki Flight Dokokai
Address 807-16 Aza Nyo, Maizuru-shi, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan 624-0831
TEL 0773-77-0838
FAX 0773-77-0838
Email mkanzaki@dance.ne.jp
URL http://www.dance.ne.jp/~tamikakb/mkanzaki/
Maizuru-Kanzaki Cup 2012
Maizuru-Kanzaki Area
Check-in desk 09:00∼16:00
 Visitor Rating Members only.
 Member's Fee JY10,000/entrance and lifetime membership fee
 Visitor Fee Members only
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Makiyama
Direction N  S
Terrain N 50° slope  S 50° slope
Rating 2∼3
Size 80m² (launch platform)
TO ASL 483m
GPS Coordinates N35°30′55.15″  E135°17′26.15″
Site Comment Sea breeze at north face and land breeze at south face
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 25%  Ridge Soarings 60%  Sleddies 15%
Rating 1∼4
Altitude TO∼LD 483m
Distance TO∼LD 4,000m
Site Comment You would hit thermals flying in sea breeze at north side and in land breeze at south side.
 Landing (LD)
Size 250,000m² (big and no obstacle)
Terrain Flat
Rating 1∼3
LD ASL 0m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Sands at the mouth of Yuragawa river
 Access LD∼TO By car
 Cross Country Flight
 Place of Interest Ama-no-hashidate, Mt.Oeyama, salt production at Kanzaki (hands-on experince of making salt at JY3,000), fresh sea foods at Maizuru Tore-tore Center. Lodging at Maimai House at JY2,100/night.

 Others Lifetime association at the site after paying JY10,000 entrance fee.
 Last updated 2010/2/07
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PG
 Site Name Sky Area Keihoku
 Description Accessible in 40 minutes from Kyoto City. Landing field gives no pressure for its open space without any obstacle. Roomy and clean club house has accommodation for overnight stay (bring sleeping bag with you please).
 Location 33-1 Koaza Naka Sujiura, Oaza Toh, Keihoku-cho, Kitakuwada-gun, Kyoto Prefecture
 Access
By Car 40 minutes via Fukuoji-Takao-Shuzan on National Route 162 from Kyoto City
By Train Take JR bus bound for Shuzan terminal stop and transfer to bus run by Keihoku town bound for Haiya/Koshio and get off at Dai-ni Shougakko. 3 minutes from the bus stop.
 Flying Season Year round
 School Yes
 Name of School Paraglider School Keihoku
 Bilingual Staff Japanese/Englsih (please make an appointment in advance)
 Contact
Name Sky Area Keihoku
Address 33-1 Koaza Naka Sujiura, Oaza Toh, Keihoku-cho, Kitakuwada-gun, Kyoto Prefecture , Japan 601-0321
TEL 0771-53-7650
FAX 0771-53-7651
Email info@sky-keihoku.jp
URL http://www.sky-keihoku.jp
Check-in desk 09:00∼16:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-P or IPPI ParaPro 4, or greter (JHF-B and -NP accompanied by instructor are requested to contact in advance.)
 Member's Fee JY12,000/year plus area fee JY500 and JY500 per shuttle
 Visitor Fee JY2,000/day and JY500 per shuttle
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Tendosan #1 Takeoff  Tensosan #2 Takeoff
Direction N
Terrain Slope
Rating 2
Size 35m×30m
TO ASL 630m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Moderate slope makes your takeoff easy. NW and N wind are the best condition for taking off.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soaring 20%  Ridge Soaring 30%  Straight to LZ 20%
Rating 2
Altitude TO∼LD 380m
Distance TO∼LD 1,000m
Site Comment Enjoyable flight with stable ridge lift along 2 km distance between takeoff and Tendosan (Mt.Tendo). When a migrating anticyclone comes into Japan Sea side, thermal would be at its best condition.
 Landing (LD)
Size 150m×50m
Terrain Flat
Rating 1
LD ASL 250m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Easy to make landing for its wide space without any obstacle, but beware of CATV line on the west side.
 Access LD∼TO 10 minutes by shuttle
 Cross Country Flight Not allowed
 Place of Interest
  • Joshokoji Temple
    Zen temple of Tenryuji school of the Rinzai sect of Buddhism. Attractive view as it changes from season to season as such that Kokonoe cherries designated as a natural treasure will be full bloom in spring, fresh green in summer, red leaves in autumn, and tasteful scene covered with snow in winter.
  • Taki-no-mata-Taki
    The waterfall dropping from a sheer cliff at 25 meters high makes exciting view and nature surrounding will change its view in the four seasons.
  • Utsu-kyo
    The canyon at the lowest reaches of Kami Katsuragawa River flowing through Keihoku district keeps water in a quiet atmosphere in the mountains. It would give such a comfort to canoe down the river.
  • Hata Sake Breweryfs Beer House
    Pub restaurant on the 3rd floor of newly built local beer brewery adjacent to an old merchant house and sake storehouse which were built over 100 years ago. Distinctive taste of the beer locally brewed can be enjoyed by having fine view of surrounding mountains of famous Kitayama cedar forest.
  • Japanese Restaurant Keihoku
    Enjoy fine cuisine made of fresh produce locally harvested. Set meal gKeihoku Broiledh making of Keihoku Magokoro Miso (soy bean paste) and Miyama chicken broiled on ceramic plate is the most recommended to order.
 Others Harness equipped with gear to prevent pilot from forgetting to fasten leg straps is indispensable. Inquiry for flight by Beginner/Novice Pilot supervised by Instructor is requested to be made in advance. The site faces north and it is not common in Western Japan. When you make gtop outh above the peak of Mt.Tendosan (750m), you would have an exciting view of Kyoto City backward and also Biwa Lake far away.
 Last updated 8/12/2003
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PG
 Site Name(1) Para-park Kyoto
Chitose Ikehata, Chitose-cho, Kameoka City, Kyoto
 Site Name(2) Nishi-kyoto Paraglider Training Hill
Tamanoi, Yagi-cho, Nantan City, Kyoto
 Description Smooth wind over Kameoka Basin would assure reasonable condition for flight alomost always. Gentle thermal and evening thermal (Abend Thermik) can be expected.
 Location Saburo-ga-take, Umaji-cho, Kameoka City, Kyoto Prefecture (Takeoff)
Koguchiku, Chitose-cho, Kameoka City, Kyoto Prefecture (Landing)
 Access
By Car About 15 minutes from Chiyokawa ramp of Kyoto Highway
By Train Chiyokawa Station of JR is the nearest station. Taxi from the station to the site.
 Flying Season Year round
 School Yes
 Name of School BIRDS Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff Japanese/Englsih
 Contact
Name BIRDS Paraglider School
Address 17 Nishi-Iori-cho, Kitashirakawa, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan 606-8257
TEL 090-2285-7243
FAX  
Email birdspara@gmail.com
URL http://birds-para.com/
Check-in desk 09:00∼
 Visitor Rating JHF-P or IPPI ParaPro 4, or greater
 Member's Fee JY35,000/year (April 1 thru March 31)
 Visitor Fee Parapark Kyoto JY3,400
Nishi-kyoto Paraglider Training Hill JY2,000
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Saburo-ga-take Takeoff
Direction WSW
Terrain Slope (gentle slope getting steep gradually)
Rating 1
Size 3∼4 canopies
TO ASL 580m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment When proper head wind comes in, there would be thermal lift almost always. Watch wind carefully to make takeoff in exact timing. Not necessary to push yourself to take off when wind seems not good.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 80% (incl. Abent Thermik)  Ridge Soarings 10%  Sleddies 10%
Rating 1
Altitude TO∼LD 450m
Distance TO∼LD 1.38km
Site Comment Go around toward up wind, then more thermals will be found.
 Landing (LD)
Size Two runways of 80m×30m and 80m×20m
Terrain Flat almost
Rating 3
LD ASL 130m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment By not too much relying on wind sock, try to capture main flow of wind by your judgement because wind changes its direction often being affected by thermals. Make landing by keeping the main flow as head wind. Approach by boxing the landing field or having the aircraft type approach is set here as a rule. Please visit our web site to learn more about it. For proper understanding of the rule by visitors, site manager will be available to explain it.
 Access LD∼TO 0.5 minutes' walk plus 20∼25 minutes by shuttle, total 25∼30 minutes
 Cross Country Flight Not allowed, but planning on accepting soon only for period other than the rice planting season.
 Place of Interest Izumo Shrine nearby is famous for having spring of fine taste. Soba noodle shop near the shrine makes soba (buckwheat noodle) by using premium buckwheat flour and water from the spring of the shrine. There are many restaurants on the outskirts of Kameoka City. Public bath is near Yagi-cho town. When condition is not good for flight, it is recommended to visit Nishi-Kyoto Paraglider Training Field, about 15 minutes from the site, where you can make practice.
 Others It is required to use harness equipped with such gear as T-buckle to prevent pilot from falling out when he/she forgets to fasten chest belt and leg straps. As a rule, make circle clockwise in the thermal in front of launch on even days and counterclockwise on odd days. Tandem flight by visitors is not allowed. Pilot found not having proper skill to fly by site manager can not fly at the site and would be recommended to enter a school.
 Last updated 2017/4/14
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 Site Name Nishi Kyoto Paraglider Training Hill
 Description Best suited for basic training!
 Location Kyoto Prefecture
 Access
By Car 15 minutes from Chiyokawa ramp of Kyoto Jyukan Expressway. Getting off at Chiyokawa ramp, take R9 for Fukuchiyama for about 15 minutes. After about 100m on R9 crossing Jyukan Expressway, turn right (you would find the signboard on your right).
By Train Get off at Chiyokawa Station of JR San'in Main Line, and it's about 15 minutes' ride by taxi.
 Flying Season Year round
 School Yes
 Name of School BIRDS Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff Japanese/Englsih
 Contact
Name BIRDS Paraglider School
Address 8-2 Okakiuchi, Oyamanishimachi, Sonobe-cho, Funai-gun, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan 622-0043
TEL 090-2285-7243
FAX 0771-68-1050
Email
URL
Check-in desk 09:30∼16:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-P or IPPI ParaPro 4, or greater
 Member's Fee JY8,000/year plus JY3,000 for 10 coupon tickets of mono-rack cart
 Visitor Fee JY2,000/day (mono-rack cart charge included)
 Takeoff (TO)
Name 130m
Direction NE
Terrain Slope
Rating 1
Size Paraglider×2
TO ASL 200m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment All you have to do is to go thru the basics of takeoff! There is no special technique required.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 10%  Ridge Soarings 20%  Sleddies 70%
Rating 1
Altitude TO∼LD 130m
Distance TO∼LD 200m
Site Comment Trainings of flight any time, head wind or no wind.
 Landing (LD)
Size
Terrain
Rating 1
LD ASL 130m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Wind direction often changes at LD when west wind ~ north wind are strong. Landing approach of aircraft type or the downwind, base and final approach is set as a rule. Beware that the landing direction may change depending on the wind direction.
 Access LD∼TO 0.5 minutes' walk plus 5 minutes by mono-rack cart, total 6 minutes
 Cross Country Flight Not allowed
 Place of Interest Going down Hozu River in a boat. Trolly Train. Hiyoshi Hot Spring. Ruri-kyo Hot Spring.
 Others
 Last updated 8/12/2003
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