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Site Name HG PG MPG
Ohjigadake Flight Area (2014)    
Urigajo Flight Area (PG) (2012)    
Urigajo Flight Area (HG) (2012)    
Saeki Flight Area (2012)    
Nakisan Flight Area (2012)    
Kasaoka Area (2010)    
Osayama Flight Area (2010)  
Hokubo Kogen Flight Area (2003)    
Sanbyakuyama Flight Area «Mt.300» (2003)    
Kasaoka Kantaku Area (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 Ohjigadake Flight Area
 Description You would enjoy flight heading for Seto Inland Sea riding on stable sea breeze. One of the popular sightseeing spots in Okayama Prefecture.
 Location Shibukawa 4-chome, Tamano-shi, Okayama Prefecture 706-0028
 Access
By Car 30 minutes from Okayama city, 20 minutes from Mizushima ramp of Seto Chuo Expressway.
By Train Via bus from Kojima Station of JR Seto Ohashi Line or Uno Station of JR Uno Line
 Flying Season Year round, but please confirm in advance for flight on weekday
 School Yes
 Name of School Okayamaken PG Flight Association
 Bilingual Staff Japanese/English
 Contact
Name Okayamaken PG Flight Association
Address
TEL 090-8244-3465 (Miyake, chairman)
FAX
Email toiawase@oujigatake.com
URL http://www.oujigatake.com/
Check-in desk 10:00∼17:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-NP (JHF-A/B accompanied by JHF-P or greater)
 Member's Fee JY12,000/year
 Visitor Fee JY500/day
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Main Takeoff and East Takeoff
Direction Main TO: S∼WNW  East TO: SE∼E
Terrain Main TO: 30°  East TO: 45°
Rating Main TO: 2  East TO: 5
Size 15m×30m  10m×10m
TO ASL Main TO: 210m  East TO: 150m
GPS Coordinates N34°27′39.74″  E133°52′52.90″
Site Comment Sandy beach, gets narrower during high tide.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 20%  Ridge Soarings 50%  Sleddies 30%
Rating 1
Altitude TO∼LD 210m
Distance TO∼LD 450m
Site Comment Super stable ridge soaring, plus occasional thermal soaring.
 Landing (LD)
Size 30m×200m changing between low tide and high tide
50m×500m (Shibukawa)
Terrain Flat
Rating 1
LD ASL 0m
GPS Coordinates N34°27′23.74″  E133°52′51.81″
Site Comment Beginners are recommended to make careful landing during high tide.
 Access LD∼TO 10 minutes by car
 Cross Country Flight JHF-XC pilot, subject to his/her own decision
 Place of Interest Mt.Ohjigadake, Omocha Ohkoku (toy amusement park), Shibukawa Kaigan seashore, Shibukawa Aquarium, Setouchi Marine Hotel, Tamano Onsen Spa
 Others Visitors are accepted on national holidays.
 Last updated 2014/9/01
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PG
 Site Name Urigajo Flight Area (PG)
 Description Extensive flight zone with a lot of gentle thermal points.
 Location Katsukita-cho, Katsuta-gun, Okayama Prefecture
 Access
By Car From Tsuyama ramp of Chugoku Expressway, take R53 to north for 15 minutes.
By Train Gett off at Tsuyama station of JR Tsuyama Line and take taxi for 20 minutes.
 Flying Season Year round
 School Yes
 Name of School BLADE Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name BLADE Paraglider School
Address 1962-4 Kawasaki, Tsuyama City, Okayama Prefecture 708-0841
TEL Mobile 090-3631-5432
FAX 0868-26-8440
Email nova@tvt.ne.jp
URL http://www.tvt.ne.jp/~nova/
Check-in desk 10:00∼21:00 (reservation needed)
 Visitor Rating JHF-B or Parapro stage 2 accompanied by instructor, or greater
 Member's Fee JY1,000/year (subject to be a member of Okayama Friend Club)
 Visitor Fee JY500/day
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Main Take Off
Direction S
Terrain slope
Rating 3
Size 15m×20m (takeoff ramp)
TO ASL 740m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Not difficult to take off from the takeoff ramp as long as you have head wind.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 70%  Ridge Soarings 10%  Sleddies 20%
Rating 2
Altitude TO∼LD 165m
Distance TO∼LD 370m
Site Comment Long distance to LD.
 Landing (LD)
Size 100m×200m
Terrain Flat
Rating 2
LD ASL 370m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Feel at ease having no bumps.
 Access LD∼TO 10 minutes by car
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interest Yunosato hot spring resort, etc.
 Others Conveniently near from Tsuyama City.
 Last updated 2012/3/14
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HG
 Site Name Urigajo Flight Area (HG)
 Description Extensive flight zone with a lot of gentle themal points.
 Location Katsukita-cho, Katsuta-gun, Okayama Prefecture
 Access
By Car From Tsuyama ramp of Chugoku Expressway, take R53 to north for 15 minutes.
By Train Gett off at Tsuyama station of JR Tsuyama Line and take taxi for 20 minutes.
 Flying Season Year round
 School Yes
 Name of School BLADE Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name BLADE Paraglider School
Address 1962-4 Kawasaki, Tsuyama City, Okayama Prefecture 708-0841
TEL Mobile 090-3631-5432
FAX 0868-26-8440
Email nova@tvt.ne.jp
URL http://www.tvt.ne.jp/~nova/
Check-in desk 10:00∼21:00 (reservation needed)
 Visitor Rating JHF-B or SafePro stage 2 accompanied by instructor, or greater
 Member's Fee JY1,000/year (subject to be a member of Okayama Friend Club)
 Visitor Fee JY500/day
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Main Take Off
Direction S
Terrain slope
Rating 3
Size 15m×20m (takeoff ramp)
TO ASL 740m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Not difficult to take off from the takeoff ramp as long as you have head wind.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 70%  Ridge Soarings 10%  Sleddies 20%
Rating 2
Altitude TO∼LD 165m
Distance TO∼LD 370m
Site Comment Long distance to LZ.
 Landing (LD)
Size 100m×200m
Terrain Flat
Rating 2
LD ASL 370m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Feel at ease having no bumps.
 Access LD∼TO 10 minutes by car
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interest Yunosato hot spring resort, etc.
 Others Conveniently near from Tsuyama City.
 Last updated 2012/3/14
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PG
 Site Name Saeki Flight Area
 Description Better flight condition during winter season. Ridge soaring area.
 Location Saeki-cho, Wake-gun, Okayama Prefecture
 Access
By Car 15 minutes northward from Wake ramp of Sanyo Expressway.
By Train
 Flying Season Year round
 School Yes
 Name of School BLADE Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name BLADE Paraglider School
Address 1962-4 Kawasaki, Tsuyama City, Okayama Prefecture 708-0841
TEL Mobile 090-3631-5432
FAX 0868-26-8440
Email nova@tvt.ne.jp
URL http://www.tvt.ne.jp/~nova/
Check-in desk 10:00∼21:00 (reservation needed)
 Visitor Rating JHF-B or Parapro stage 2 accompanied by instructor, or greater
 Member's Fee JY1,000/year (subject to be a member of Okayama Friend Club)
 Visitor Fee JY500/day
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Main Take Off
Direction SW
Terrain slope
Rating 2
Size 20m×30m
TO ASL 370m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Head wind comes in often from the river in front.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 30%  Ridge Soarings 50%  Sleddies 20%
Rating 2
Altitude TO∼LD 270m
Distance TO∼LD 300m
Site Comment Pay attention to varied terrain.
 Landing (LD)
Size 500m×200m
Terrain Flat
Rating 3
LD ASL 100m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Watch out some obstacles on LD.
 Access LD∼TO 8 minutes by car
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interest Oashi Hot Spring, Yunosato hot spring resort, etc.
 Others Good access between TO and LD.
 Last updated 2012/3/14
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PG
 Site Name Nakisan Flight Area
 Description Good for both montain climbing and paragliding for the top has altitude 900m. There is no tree on the top which commands a 360 degree view.
 Location Nagi-cho, Wake-gun, Okayama Prefecture
 Access
By Car 25 minutes northward via R53 from Tsuyama ramp of Chugoku Expressway.
By Train 30 minutes by taxi from Higashi-tsuyama station of JR Tsuyama Line.
 Flying Season Year round
 School Yes
 Name of School BLADE Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name BLADE Paraglider School
Address 1962-4 Kawasaki, Tsuyama City, Okayama Prefecture 708-0841
TEL Mobile 090-3631-5432
FAX 0868-26-8440
Email nova@tvt.ne.jp
URL http://www.tvt.ne.jp/~nova/
Check-in desk 10:00∼21:00 (reservation needed)
 Visitor Rating JHF-B or Parapro stage 2 accompanied by instructor, or greater
 Member's Fee JY1,000/year (subject to be a member of Okayama Friend Club)
 Visitor Fee JY500/day
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Main Take Off
Direction S
Terrain slope
Rating 1
Size 50m×50m
TO ASL 1,240m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Covered with short gregarious bamboo.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 70%  Ridge Soarings 20%  Sleddies 10%
Rating 2
Altitude TO∼LD 900m
Distance TO∼LD 3,500m
Site Comment Long distance to LD
 Landing (LD)
Size 100m×100m
Terrain Flat
Rating 2
LD ASL 340m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Beware of 900m difference between TO and LD and watch wind direction changes.
 Access LD∼TO 90 minutes' walk and 10 minutes by car, total 100 minutes.
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interest Yunosato hot spring resort, etc.
 Others Landscape is suggestive of European scenery.
 Last updated 2012/3/14
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PG
 Site Name Kasaoka Area
 Description One half of the 60 plus members fly paraglider and motorrized paraglider, both.
 Location Oehama, Kasaoka-shi, Okayama Prefecture
 Access
By Car 10 minutes heading for Kantakuchi via R2 from Kasaoka ramp of Sanyo expressway
By Train 5 minutes by taxi from Kasaoka Station of JR Sanyo Main Line
 Flying Season Year round
 School No
 Name of School
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name Kasaoka Flight Club
Address
TEL 090-2866-6526 (Moriyama)
FAX
Email
URL http://kasaoka.klets-sports.net/
Check-in desk 10:00∼
 Visitor Rating JHF-NP or IPPI ParaPro 3 or greater
 Member's Fee
 Visitor Fee JY500/day (JY200/shuttle by shared car)
 Takeoff (TO)
Name No.1 TO (main)  No.2 TO (sub)
Direction No.1 TO: E∼S  No.2 TO: SW∼W
Terrain No.1 TO: 30°  No.2 TO: 45°
Rating No.1 TO: 2  No.2 TO: 3
Size Main: 20m×100m  Sub: 20m×30m
TO ASL 165m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Take time to have inflation and kiting correctly and securely.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 40%  Ridge Soarings 30%  Sleddies 30%
Rating 2
Altitude TO∼LD 165m
Distance TO∼LD 300m
Site Comment Before taking off, please ask our members for a briefing.
 Landing (LD)
Size 300m×600m
Terrain Flat
Rating 1
LD ASL 0m
Site Comment Not particularly
 Access LD∼TO By car shared
 Cross Country Flight JHF-XC or IPPI ParaPro 5, retrieval by pilot himself/herself
 Place of Interest Horseshoe Crab Musium nearby, morning market at fishing port, etc. Lunch box, fruits, fresh sea foods at JA shop (farmers' cooperative), many lodging facilities
 Others Introduced by PARAWORLD magazine in 2009
 Last updated 2010/3/11
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PG
 Site Name Osayama Flight Area
 Description When head wind in front stays calm, thermal blow comes in and condition turns to be good. One of the largest sites in West Japan.
 Location Osa-osakabe, Niimi-shi, Okayama Prefecture
 Access
By Car 10 minutes from Osa ramp of Chugoku expressway (06:00∼22:00), 30 minutes from Niimi ramp, 40 minutes from Kuse ramp of Yonago expressway.
By Train 25 minutes' walk from Osakabe Station of JR Kishin Line
 Flying Season Year round except Thursday of weekday
 School Yes
 Name of School N.C.Osa Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff No
 Contact
Name N.C.Osa Paraglider School
Address 2240-1 Osa-osakabe, Niimi-shi, Okayama Prefecture, Japan 719-3503
TEL 0867-98-3400
FAX 0867-98-3400
Email info@ncosa.com
URL http://ncosa.com/ncosa/
Check-in desk 09:00∼18:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-NP (subject to approval by his/her instructor) or IPPI ParaPro 3 or greater
 Member's Fee JY15,750/year plus JY300/flight
 Visitor Fee JY1,575/day plus JY300/flight
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Main Takeoff  North Takeoff
Direction Main TO: SE  North TO: N
Terrain Main TO: mild slope  North TO: Cliff
Rating Main TO: 1  North TO: 4
Size Glider×2∼3 side by side  2 gliders can standby in line at main takeoff
TO ASL 880m
GPS Coordinates N35°04′59.60″  E133°32′33.40″
Site Comment Well maintained grass coverd takeoff. Very mild slope and need to run steadily.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 75%  Ridge Soarings 5%  Sleddies 20%
Rating 3
Altitude TO∼LD 380m
Distance TO∼LD 850m
Site Comment Lots of thermals. When it gets strong, bumpy conditions get more tough.
 Landing (LD)
Size 200m×140m
Terrain Slope
Rating 3
LD ASL 500m
GPS Coordinates N35°04′45.60″  E133°33′03.90″
Site Comment On a clear day, LD turns to source of thermal outbreak and it gets bumpy.
 Access LD∼TO 20 minutes by car plus 1 minute's walk, total 21 minutes
 Cross Country Flight Flight Plan must be submitted in advance.
 Place of Interest Niimi-Chiya-onsen hot spring, Yubara-onsenkyo hot spa, etc.
 Others Thermals are powerful and competitions of Japan League of JHF and Japanese Championship were held here.
 Last updated 2010/3/15
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PG
 Site Name Hokubo Kogen Flight Area
 Description Enjoy good flight on fine days.
 Location Hokubo-cho, Jobo-gun, Okayama Prefecture
 Access
By Car 10 minutes from Hokubo Ramp of Chugoku Expressway.
By Train
 Flying Season Year round
 School No
 Name of School
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name Oda Tokei Denkiten
Address Shimo-Nakatsui, Hokubo-cho, Jyobo-gun, Okayama Prefecture, Japan 716-1421
TEL 0866-52-2102
FAX
Email
URL
Check-in desk 09:00∼18:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-NP or ParaPro stage 3 accompanied by JHF-P or ParaPro stage 4, or greater
 Member's Fee
 Visitor Fee JY500/day
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Hokubo Kogen Flight Area Takeoff
Direction SE
Terrain Slope
Rating 2
Size 20m×30m
TO ASL 400m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Short slope would make takeoff a bit difficult when no wind.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 20%  Ridge Soarings 50%  Sleddies 30%
Rating 2
Altitude TO∼LD 240m
Distance TO∼LD 900m
Site Comment Need attention to a bit narrow landing field.
 Landing (LD)
Size 30m×100m
Terrain Flat
Rating 2
LD ASL 160m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Need attention to a bit narrow landing field.
 Access LD∼TO 10 minutes by car
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interest
 Others
 Last updated 4/25/2003
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PG
 Site Name Sanbyakuyama Flight Area «Mt.300»
 Description You can fly year round. It makes almost everyday flyable. Making use of good wind of Seto Inland Sea, you would be able to keep flying for hours.
 Location Sanbyakuyama, Shimotsui, Kurashiki City, Okayama Prefecture
 Access
By Car 5 minutes from Kojima Ramp of Chuo Expressway (45 minutes from Okayama city, 30 minutes from Kurashiki downtown.
By Train 10 minutes by bus from Kojima Station of Seto Ohashi Kojima line.
 Flying Season Year round
 School Yes
 Name of School Tsubasa Kurashiki Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name Tsubasa Kurashiki Paraglider School
Address 4-1-10 Kanda, Kushishiki City, Okayama Prefecture, Japan 712-8061
TEL 086-444-2324  090-9418-3003 (mobile)
FAX 086-444-2324
Email mt300mn@yahoo.co.jp
URL http://www.geocities.jp/mt300mn/
Check-in desk 10:30∼21:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-B or ParaPro stage 2 accompanied by instructor, or greater
 Member's Fee Male JY15,000/year Female JY12,000/year
 Visitor Fee JY1,500/day plus Registration JY1,000, including mono-rack cart fee
 Takeoff (TO)
Name No.1 Takeoff  No.2 Takeoff  No.3 Takeoff
Direction No.1-SW  No.2-SE  No.3-NW
Terrain No.1-Slope  No.2-Flat slope  No.3-Flat
Rating No.1-1  No.2-2  No.3-3
Size No.1-500m²  No.2-400m²  No.3-300m²
TO ASL No.1-145m  No.2-135m  No.3-135m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Confident kiting of canopy by reverse inflation is must.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 10%  Ridge Soarings 60%  Sleddies 30%
Rating 1
Altitude TO∼LD No.1-45m  No.2/3-135m
Distance TO∼LD 230m
Site Comment You must have speed bar (accelerator) equipped when you make keep soaring. Nothing special to advise you to prepare before flight other than common protocol of paragliding.
 Landing (LD)
Size 40mx220m (during low tide)  25mx200m (during high tide)
Terrain Flat (sandy beach)
Rating 1
LD ASL 0m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Do not try to reduce altitude while flying above the sea.
 Access LD∼TO 1 minute's walk plus 3 minutes by car plus 3 minutes' walk, total 7 minutes
 Cross Country Flight Allowed, subject to submittance of fligt plan in advance to site manager.
 Place of Interest Great view of Seto Ohashi Bridge and evening sun. It is famous for a good photographing spot. After you have flight, we would be glad to give guidance on hotels having spa, restaurants serving the products of the sea, amusement park, game arcade such as bowling alley, and place for dining at reasonable price (all are accessible in 5 minutes by car).
 Others The mountain provides steady and stable condition for flight for many hours.
 Last updated 6/13/2003
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PG
 Site Name Kasaoka Kantaku Area
 Description Beginner pilot may feel safe by making landing on the extensive reclaimed land. Motorized paragliders can also fly.
 Location Okayama Prefecture
 Access
By Car 10 minutes from Kasaoka ramp of Sanyo Expressway
By Train 5 minutes from Kasaoka Station
 Flying Season March∼November
 School No
 Name of School
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name Setonaikai Flight Club
Address Sonoi, Kasaoka City, Okayama Prefecture, Japan 714-0021
TEL 090-2866-6526
FAX 0865-63-3406
Email
URL
Check-in desk 10:00∼
 Visitor Rating JHF-A or ParaPro/SafePro stage 1 accompanied by JHF-P or ParaPro Stage 4 or greater
 Member's Fee JY6,000/year
 Visitor Fee JY500/day
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Kanaura Kunishige, Kasaoka City
Direction SW
Terrain Slope
Rating 1
Size 30m×30m
TO ASL 150m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Neither due west wind nor north wind is good.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 10%  Ridge Soarings 60%  Sleddies 30%
Rating 1
Altitude TO∼LD 150m
Distance TO∼LD 500m
Site Comment When it is west wind, pay attention to wind blowing into the takeoff on the right.
 Landing (LD)
Size 200m×500m
Terrain Flat
Rating 1
LD ASL 0m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment There is an extensive pasture land.
 Access LD∼TO 1 minute's walk plus 10 minutes by car, total 11 minutes
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interest Horseshoe Crab Museum. Fishing on Kasaoka Islands.
 Others The mountain provides steady and stable condition for flight for many hours.
 Last updated 6/13/2003
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