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Site Name HG PG MPG
Koshoji-yama Flight Area@(2007)  
Tokusagamine Flight Area@(2003)    
Dake-san Area@(2003)
Toyota-cho Kezan Flight Area@(2003)
Kikukawa-cho Hokiyama Flight 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

HG PG
 Site Name Koshoji-yama Flight Area
 Description Both ridge soaring and thermal soaring would be enjoyed and you would be able to go out for cross country flight.
 Location Yamaguchi Prefecture
 Access
By Car 5 minutes from Kuga ramp of Sanyo Expressway.
By Train Kuga Station
 Flying Season Year round
 School Yes
 Name of School Cloud Base Rap Rap
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name Koshoji-yama Sky Sailing Club
Address 2910 Aza Hiramae, Shutoh-cho, Kuga-gun, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan
TEL 0827-85-0565
FAX
Email
URL
Check-in desk 10:00∼
 Visitor Rating JHF-B or IPPI SafePro/ParaPro 2 accompanied by instructor, or greater
 Member's Fee JY12,000/year plus entrance fee JY5,000
 Visitor Fee JY2,000/day
 Takeoff (TO)
Name
Derection S SW W
Terrain Slope
Rating 1
Size 2 paragliders
TO ASL 450m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Turf bound, easy with no pressure.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 20%  Ridge Soarings 10%  Sleddies 70%
Rating 1
Altitude TO∼LD 450m
Distance (TO∼LD) 1,800m
Site Comment There is height restriction set in some part of the site.
 Landing (LD)
Size 150m×50m
Terrain Flat
Rating 1
LD ASL 150m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Landing zone can be identified from TO and is safely big.
 Access LD∼TO 15 minutes by car
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interst Kintai Bridge, Yuu Hot Spring, and many others.
 Others Lodging at the club house at JY1,000/day.
 Last updated 10/05/2007
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PG
 Site Name Tokusagamine Flight Area
 Description Tokusagamine having top at ASL 898m is isolated beutiful mountain in the region and has easy access.
 Location Tokusa, Atoh-cho, Abu-gun, Yamaguchi Prefecture
 Access
By Car 50 minutes via R9 from Yamaguchi City downtown.
By Train 60 minutes from Yamaguchi Station via JR Yamaguchi Line.
 Flying Season March∼December
 School Yes
 Name of School Tokusagamine Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name Pinion Co., Ltd.
Address 473-3 Ouchi-Nagano, Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan 753-0211
TEL 083-927-4588  090-3747-3999
FAX 083-927-4588
Email
URL
Check-in desk 07:00∼09:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-NP or IPPI ParaPro 3 accompanied by JHF-P or ParaPro 4, or greater
 Member's Fee JY15,000/year
 Visitor Fee JY1,500/day including monorail charge
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Kumagasa Takeoff
Direction N NE E SE S SW W NW
Terrain Slope and Steep slope
Rating 4 and 5
Size 2-3 paragliders
TO ASL 989m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment East TO has steep slope.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ration Themal Soarings 50%  Ridge Soarings 30%  Sleddies 20%
Rating 4 and 5
Altitude TO∼LD 620m
Distance TO∼LD 2,700m
Site Comment Thermal is strong. Please talk to local pilots to learn about the site.
 Landing (LD)
Size 100m×80m
Terrain Flat slope
Rating 4
LD ASL 360m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Big fallow field. Skiing ground is on the slope.
 Access LD∼TO 5 minutes' walk plus 8 minutes via monorail, total 13 minutes.
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interest There is Tsuwano-cho (historical old castle town) down in northeast from the top. Biotope Hot Spring, localy brewed sake, sliced raw (sashimi) carp.
 Others
 Last updated 4/25/2003
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HG PG MPG
 Site Name Dake-san Area
 Description The area is located on an island in the Seto Inland Sea and you'd enjoy its outstanding scenery.
 Location 4924-14 Nishi-Agenosho, Tachibana-cho, Oshima-gun, Yamaguchi Prefecture
 Access
By Car About 40 minutes via R437 from Kuga ramp of Sanyo Expressway
By Train
 Flying Season Year round (closed on New Year holidays)
 School Yes
 Name of School Cloud Base Rap Rap
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name Tachibana Municipal Wind Park
Address 4924-14 Nishi-Agenosho, Tachibana-cho, Oshima-gun, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan 742-2806
TEL 0827-77-2513
FAX 0827-77-2555
Email
URL www6.ocn.ne.jp/~windpark/
Check-in desk 08:30∼17:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-B or IPPI ParaPro 2 accompanied by instructor, or greater
 Member's Fee JY6,000/year
 Visitor Fee JY1,000/day
 Takeoff (TO)
Name
Direction NE SW
Terrain Slope
Rating 3
Size Launch Deck provided
TO ASL 620m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Takeoff ramp is provided at east side only.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings %  Ridge Soarings %  Sleddies 70%
Rating 2
Altitude T∼LD 620m
Distance TO∼LD 2,300m
Site Comment Restriction of the lowest height is set.
 Landing (LD)
Size 90m×120m
Terrain Flat
Rating 2
LD ASL 0m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Flat and is well leveld.
 Access LD∼TO Total 20 minutes
 Cross Country Flight Not allowed
 Place of Interest Ryusaki Hot Spring in 5 minutes by car. There are many beaches for swimming. Jamaican restaurant in 10 minutes by car.
 Others
 Last updated 4/25/2003
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HG PG MPG
 Site Name Toyota-cho Kezan Flight Area
 Description The best takeoff ramp in Japan is provided at south and north takeoffs and there would be no pressure given to hang glider pilots. It is possible to take off to all directions other than west and northwest.
 Location Toyota-cho, Toyoura-gun, Yamaguchi Prefecture
 Access
By Car Accessible by car up to the takeoff.
By Train
 Flying Season Year round
 School No
 Name of School
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name Kikaku-Shinko-ka, Toyota-cho, Toyoura-gun
Address 1918-1 Aza Tonoshiki, Toyota-cho, Toyoura-gun, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan 750-0421
TEL 0837-66-1050
FAX 0837-66-2683
Email
URL
Check-in desk 08:00∼17:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-NP or IPPI ParaPro 3 accompanied by instructor, or greater
 Member's Fee JY6,000/year
 Visitor Fee JY1,000/day
 Takeoff (TO)
Name
Direction N NE E SE S SW
Terrain Slope
Rating 1
Size 10m×20m (Launch Deck provided at S and N)
TO ASL 650m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings %  Ridge Soarings %  Sleddies 50%
Rating 4
Altitude T∼LD 640m
Distance TO∼LD 3,500m
Site Comment
 Landing (LD)
Size 60m×100m
Terrain Flat
Rating 3
LD ASL
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Wide and no pressure.
 Access LD∼TO 20 minutes by car
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interest
 Others Other than west wind, you can fly in wind of all directions.
 Last updated 4/25/2003
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HG PG MPG
 Site Name Kikukawa-cho Hokiyama Flight Area
 Description Altitude is 220m but you would be able to reach 1,300m high when weather condition is good. Flyable condition almost always. Ridge stretches for 2km. Heading for east may promise good cross country flight.
 Location Kikukawa-cho, Toyoura-gun, Yamaguchi Prefecture
 Access
By Car Four-wheel-drive vehicles can go up to the takeoff. In case of two-wheel-drive car, you need to walk up 50m carrying your glider.
By Train
 Flying Season November∼January and May∼October
 School No
 Name of School
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name Keizai-ka of Kikukawa-cho Office
Address 734-1 Tabe, Kikukawa-cho, Toyoura-gun, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan 750-0313
TEL 0832-87-1111
FAX 0832-87-2739
Email
URL
Check-in desk 08:00∼17:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-NP or IPPI ParaPro 3 accompanied by instructor, or greater
 Member's Fee No
 Visitor Fee No
 Takeoff (TO)
Name
Direction SW W NW
Terrain Steep slope
Rating 3
Size Takeoff ramp
TO ASL 220m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings %  Ridge Soarings %  Sleddies 80%
Rating 2
Altitude T∼LD 220m
Distance TO∼LD 900m
Site Comment
 Landing (LD)
Size 60m×100m
Terrain Flat
Rating 3
LD ASL
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Wide and no pressure.
 Access LD∼TO 10 minutes by car
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interest
 Others
 Last updated 4/25/2003
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