[Online tour coverage] I played a kayak tour of Lake Akaya, a spectacular spot in Gunma and Minakami Town, with ZOOM!
"Zoom" is a web conferencing service that allows remote meetings by using the Internet.
I think that the number of people who will be used as a communication tool with distant places will increase in the future as well as in emergencies where going out is restricted.
Pseudo sightseeing guided tour using the "ZOOM" " Online tour " So, challenge the popular outdoor activity "kayak" I will report it.
To be honest, experience outdoor leisure with videos! ?? I also thought, but ... In conclusion, it's super fun!
If you are interested in it, please join us ~
Click here for the online tour I participated in this time
Online kayaking experience start!
Meet in ZOOM at the reserved time
Then, after all the greetings, the experience tour starts.
This is Kaneko, an instructor who will guide you through this tour Mr. is.
First of all, from the shop reception Atmosphere of Minakami Town Showed me. Mountains, sky, nature! !!
What a sunny day for outdoor activities on the day of the online tour!
Good weather is something that makes you nervous even if you are on an online tour.
In this tour, first Detailed explanation of the operation method so that even beginners of ZOOM can easily understand The high point is that even those who are not good at operating computers, tablets, and smartphones can participate with peace of mind.
First, it is used worldwide, including the Japan Coast Guard.
Communication method on the water "River sign"
Lecture on how to row a kayak
Skillful Explain firmly how to use paddles, types of kayaks, rafting, Canadian canoeing, differences in paddles with SUP, etc. It will be a great learning experience!
By the way, everyone "Differences between kayaking and Canadian canoeing" Do you know
Finally to the play field "Aimata Lake"!
Play Youtube videos that can only be viewed by online tour participants
The signal "Welcome to me" makes you feel as if you were warping from the shop to the lakeside! w
This playfield Lake Akaya "Sarugakyo Onsen Komagata Gorge" is a superb view spot with a beautiful emerald green lake surface surrounded by mountains ..
Pleasure boats and boats with engines are prohibited from entering Because it is an area of The best environment to enjoy river activities You can see from the video that it is.
You can choose on a hands-on tour
Explain the characteristics of "river kayak" and "inflated double kayak"
Will do it.
Roughly speaking ...
・ Full-scale and difficult "river kayak"
・ "Inflatable kayak" that has a sense of stability and is recommended for beginners
The difference and features are easy to understand because they will explain in more detail in the video!
Well, I will finally get on the kayak.
First Lecture by practicing basic rowing as a practical training Will do it.
・ Front rowing (forward paddle)
・ Swirl (sweep paddle / back sweep)
・ Steering (ladder)
In the actual experience tour, The exercise effect is outstanding because you row about 1000 times. That's it!
Now, go to the spectacular spot "Komagata Gorge"!
The Komagata Gorge is a beautiful spot with steep cliffs and trees surrounding the emerald green lake surface.
The overwhelming natural scenery is transmitted through the screen.
Furthermore, around here Meet the natural monument antelope and wild monkeys Sometimes it happens.
Then, we will cruise under the Sarugakyo Aqueduct, which is known for its negative ion waterfall and "Sarugakyo Bungy Jump".
The tour that progresses while carefully introducing the spots It's a video, but it feels like you're in nature from beginning to end ..
The attraction of this tour is that you can enjoy different expressions depending on the season, such as fresh green in summer and colored leaves in autumn.
Going further back, the final point "Unexplored Waterfall" appears.
It seems that a stable inflatable kayak allows you to lie down and look up at the waterfall from below.
this is The best experience in the hot summer with exhilarating max is not it.
Finally, there are detailed explanations such as seasonal highlights and clothes suitable for kayaking experience, and this is the end of the online tour of about 30 minutes.
Actual tour Then it seems like a time schedule to go deeper and enjoy kayaking cruising.
Return to the shop and look back on the tour
From here, I will return to zoom and look back on the online tour.
Impressions of the online tour, Actual tour Then we will discuss how you want to enjoy it and so on.
After that, he will tell you how to get to Minakami Town, Gunma Prefecture, and recommended information on hot springs and sightseeing.
Hot springs, fruit hunting, local production for local consumption gourmet, barbecue etc ...
One of the recommended points of this online tour is that you can learn about the charm of Minakami Town where you can enjoy activities and sightseeing together.
Summary of this online tour
As mentioned at the beginning, experience outdoor leisure with videos! ?? Although I was skeptical about its charm, it was a frank impression that I enjoyed it more than I expected.
Not only the kayaking experience itself, but also the fun talk by the guide instructor Kaneko was very satisfying!
However, by experiencing it online, the desire for a realistic experience will increase further.
I felt that if I practiced in advance on this online tour and hoped for the actual performance, I would be able to enjoy it many times!
It seems that the real experience is held by a small number of people, so I will go to Minakami Town when I feel a little calm!
Comment from guide Kaneko
We have started a new attempt of online kayaking experience. I would like to deliver an extraordinary experience to everyone through the screen. Recommended for those who have no experience in kayaking or canoeing. We look forward to your participation with your friends and family.
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