June 2019: Fun Kayaking in Okutama | InnovativeLanguage.com (2022)

June 2019: Fun Kayaking in Okutama | InnovativeLanguage.com (1)

On June 16, the 3rd Sunday of the month as usual, 7 people (Anna, Meg, Laura, Yafa, Alicia, Motoko, and Kyejin) and 2 guests (Alicia’s friend and Motoko’s friend) headed to Okutama.

Okutama (奥多摩) is a town located in the west side of Tokyo. It’s just 1.5 hour away from the city but there are lots of different river and mountain activities available. It’s a perfect place for Tokyoites who want to enjoy nature.

June 2019: Fun Kayaking in Okutama | InnovativeLanguage.com (2)

We decided to do kayaking as it’s easy even for beginners and most of us don’t have any experience.

By the way, did you know the difference between kayak and canoe? There are many differences but one of them is, kayaking paddles have two blades while canoeing paddles have one.

1. How was the activity? Score from level 1 (bad) to level 5 (good). Why?

June 2019: Fun Kayaking in Okutama | InnovativeLanguage.com (3)

Yafa: 5/5 The activity wasn’t very difficult and it was a well-balanced exercise between sports and enjoyment.

Alicia: I would score this activity a LEVEL 5! Not only was it fun, I really appreciate the fact that I was able to partake in an activity I’ve never tried before in Japan. Being outdoors surrounded by nature, water, and sunlight really made my mood feel great and as a part of a wellness program, this activity really marked all the boxes! I was able to have fun, relieve stress, clear my mind, work on my fitness, bond with everyone, get a tan, and work on my kayaking skills! It was really a great choice for an activity!

Anna: 4! Not 5 because I would have loved to stay more in the water, but it was great!

June 2019: Fun Kayaking in Okutama | InnovativeLanguage.com (4)

Laura: 5, it was fun and the place was beautiful : )

Meg: 4. It was awesome!! I wish we got to do it longer!

(Video) pack raft "lake" PV 2015

Motoko: 4.5: Kayaking was amazing and its score was 5+, but the unexpected car ride almost made me sick. *I get motion sickness easily.

Kyejin: 5. It was so fun and I didn’t want to finish kayaking ;_; so I was almost crying when it was time to go back. It wasn’t so difficult nor dangerous. Also, the staffs were kind and friendly, and the owner was a kayak representative of Japan! Amazing!

2. How was the scenery/sightseeing there? Score from1 (bad) to level 5 (good). Why?

June 2019: Fun Kayaking in Okutama | InnovativeLanguage.com (5)

Yafa: 5/5 the scenery was just amazing!

Alicia: I would say the scenery was a LEVEL 5! I’ve only been kayaking in my hometown, Miami, where we would kayak in the ocean and see things like boats, islands, rough ocean waves, etc. But this kayaking experience was a whole different experience! The mountains, the amount of greenery, the refreshing water, the sunlight, the security and untouched feeling of nature, was really breathtaking and I feel really lucky I was able to see such a scene and experience the natural side of Japan more!

Anna: 5 being able to see the views from the kayaks was so new and different. Maybe it was a bit bright at some points but the weather was so good it made it perfect.

June 2019: Fun Kayaking in Okutama | InnovativeLanguage.com (6)

Laura: 5, lots of green and nature. Plus the weather was great.

Meg: 4. It was really nice and so much nature.

Motoko: 5: It’s not too far from the city, but has a lot of green and mountain view. The lake was also surrounded by good scenery to get relaxed.

Kyejin: 5. It was really beautiful. The weather was perfect - it was sunny, hot enough but not too hot. We were so lucky to go kayaking on such a wonderful day during the rainy season.

3. What was the most memorable moment of this trip?

June 2019: Fun Kayaking in Okutama | InnovativeLanguage.com (7)

Yafa: The moment to get into the boat and where I tried to keep my balance.

(Video) Bbq okutama

Alicia: I would say the most memorable moment from the trip was taking a picture near the waterfall while everyone was kayaking! I think it was the only time everyone was actually able to get together while we were in the kayaks, so it was funny to see everyone working together to stay near the waterfall and hold on to each other for the picture!

Anna: Seeing a man fishing on a floatable donut (?) in the middle of the river. It really made me think about my lifestyle and how much I wanted to be him.

Laura: Being able to explore around the river after getting full control of the kayak.

June 2019: Fun Kayaking in Okutama | InnovativeLanguage.com (8)

Meg: Kayaking in the water and just relaxing.

Motoko: Everyone’s smile while kayaking. Some were good at paddling, and some were not really, but everyone was smiling and I could see his different aspects I cannot see at work. The sky from the lake was also beautiful. When I looked up while I stopped paddling, looked up, I felt as if I was floating in the sky.

Kyejin: Can’t pick just one. When I first sit down on the kayak and got scared a little bit, when I was enjoying the view of the river surrounded by mountain under the blue sky, sitting down on the kayak without paddling, when we were trying to take pictures together on the kayak and it was difficult to do so we had to grab each other’s kayak, when I had to leave so I was almost crying : D

4. How was food? What was your favorite?

June 2019: Fun Kayaking in Okutama | InnovativeLanguage.com (9)

Yafa: The best soba I have ever had served by two amazing grandma and grandpa xD The best was the cake that they gave us as a welcoming gift.

Alicia: The first thing I had was the beef croquette from the nearby local meat shop that was recommended to us by our guide from the rafting place. I really liked that it was a local business with a unique authentic taste owned by an elderly couple. The croquette really felt special because I knew I wouldn’t be able to get it anywhere else! My favorite meal was definitely the udon I had at the local soba shop. The portion was good, the flavors were good, the owners of the shop were also really friendly, and again I got the feeling of uniqueness because it was a local shop and I appreciated it more because I knew I wouldn’t be back often to be able to taste that specific udon so I’m glad I got the chance to! There weren’t many options of restaurants but everywhere we did go had friendly staff and the food was great!

June 2019: Fun Kayaking in Okutama | InnovativeLanguage.com (10)

Anna: The omiyage food we brought was quite good, it was from a shop close to the kayak place.

Laura: Good! The soba place was cozy, the soba was good but the best was the Oden service. Delicious homemade oden.

(Video) Chichibu Wooden Boat Rafting 2

Meg: I really liked the menchikatsu. So good.

June 2019: Fun Kayaking in Okutama | InnovativeLanguage.com (11)

Motoko: Ume soft served ice cream. The green ume plum flavoured sauce was a little bit sour but refreshing after the exercise.

June 2019: Fun Kayaking in Okutama | InnovativeLanguage.com (12)

Kyejin: Food after an activity is always so good : D The menchikatsu from grandma and grandpa who will retire this year was very tasty, the ume soft ice cream sold on “Snack Day” on June 16 was delicious, the soba served by sweet and kind grandma and grandpa who gave us cake as a gift was also great too! If I have to choose one, maybe I would choose soba. I was full so I thought I couldn’t finish it but once I tasted it, I just couldn’t stop eating lol

5. Will you recommend this place to others? Score from 1 (No way) to level 5 (Absolutely). Why?

June 2019: Fun Kayaking in Okutama | InnovativeLanguage.com (13)

Yafa: 5/5 Not very far from Tokyo it allows an emergence into beautiful and almost untouched nature. And for people stressed by the noisy city it gives a moment of beatitude.

Alicia: I would definitely recommend this place to others, LEVEL 5! Not only is there kayaking, but there were also many other services available such as canoeing, rafting, paddle boarding. I think there’s something for everyone to enjoy, it’s a great group activity, and it’s a great chance to enjoy the outdoors in Japan while having fun!

Anna: 4, if you like to do different activities I think this is very different to do an activity around Tokyo.

Laura: 5, this activity is good for anyone. The level of challenge was good, something new but with a bit of practice (and with great instructors, like the people Meg found for this trip) anyone can enjoy it. Pretty safe too.

Meg: 4. Yes, I totally recommend for a nice chill day to relax and enjoy.

Motoko: 4: I recommend this place for those who want something special for holidays. If you don’t like water activities, maybe not. This activity would be tough in winter.

Kyejin: 5. Yes! It’s not far from Tokyo but the atmosphere is completely different. There are many activities to enjoy in the beautiful nature and I think it’s a good place for a day trip for those who live in Tokyo.

(Video) An overnight float trip on Alaska's Trail River

6. Any comment?

June 2019: Fun Kayaking in Okutama | InnovativeLanguage.com (14) June 2019: Fun Kayaking in Okutama | InnovativeLanguage.com (15)

Yafa: The ome ice cream was also very oishi.

Alicia: I think we got so lucky being able to kayak on such a beautiful day, I couldn’t have asked for better weather! If I were to say something I would change for next time, it would probably be that the actual kayaking portion felt a bit short so it would be nice if we can enjoy it a bit more next time! But everything was so fun! I want to say thank you so much to everyone who organized this activity! I think it was a great choice, and I’m really happy I was able to go and participate with everyone! I had a great time and would definitely do it again!

Anna: Kayak people were super nice and took lots of pictures of us in the water. And recommended us what to eat and where!

June 2019: Fun Kayaking in Okutama | InnovativeLanguage.com (16)

Laura: Thank you Kyejin for organizing! It’s great we can try new experiences with the people we see every day at the office. We get to know each other better : )

Meg: Come join us!!

Motoko: If the company plans a kayaking event, I definitely join! Once is not enough to fully enjoy it.

Kyejin: Thank you for coming, everyone! I’m so happy I got even more awesome memories with these awesome ILL friends. I’m already so excited about our next activity, camping, in a few weeks!

June 2019: Fun Kayaking in Okutama | InnovativeLanguage.com (17)

~ Anna, Meg, Laura, Yafa, Alicia, Motoko, and Kyejin

P.S. Our next activity is camping (or glamping) from July 6 to 7 in Yamanashi near Mt.Fuji!

This entry was postedon Friday, July 19th, 2019 at 7:37 pmand is filed under Life at Innovative.You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

(Video) ZAMBEZI RIVER RAFTING: ONE OF THE BEST IN THE WORLD!

We think we’ve found an “innovative” answer

LanguagePod101 gets you “speaking a new language from the very first lesson” using podcasts in your target language, with an accompanying app and worksheets.. Super high-quality lessons Huge depth of content from complete beginner to advanced level Good breadth of content covering (nearly) every topic imaginable Vocabulary with real-world relevance Content available offline Personalised learning assignments from a real teacher. Innovative Language’s Pod101 courses are one of the most talked-about language tools at Fluent in 3 Months (Fi3M) – you’ll find them mentioned on the recommended resources page for most languages.. The number of lessons varies between languages, but some languages have over 2,000 lessons, while the more recently-added languages have a few hundred.. What are Innovative Language lessons actually like?. A PDF file of lesson notes A lesson checklist An audio clip of just the dialogue from the lesson (Premium subscription and up) A line-by-line transcript of the entire lesson recording, even the teachers’ banter (Premium subscription and up) A quiz on the lesson material (Premium subscription and up) A recording tool to record your voice and compare it to a native speaker (Premium subscription and up). The teachers explain what you’ll be learning in that lesson, and what the dialogue will be about You listen to the dialogue first at normal speed, then (for less advanced lessons) at a slower speed The teachers list key vocab from the dialogue with English translations.. There’s way more to Innovative Language courses than just individual lessons .. You can add words from your lessons to an SRS flashcard deck for review (Note: This feature is only available when you log-in on the website) Thai-English/English-Thai dictionary (or the dictionary for the language you’re studying) Vocabulary and grammar databases Core word lists for studying the most common and useful words in the language (100 words in the Basic subscription, 2,000 in Premium and up) A personalised study programme with 1-on-1 attention from a human teacher who will answer your questions and grade assignments (Premium Plus subscription only). Now that you have a good idea of what’s included with Innovative Language Pod101 courses, I’ll share my personal experience with ThaiPod101, what I enjoyed about the Innovative Language experience, and where I think some (small) improvements could be made.. Innovative Language is the most comprehensive language programme I’ve ever come across for improving all of my skills in my target language .. I never use just a single product for language learning (unless it’s for a product review like this), but if I had to, then it would be Innovative Language.

‎Lernen Sie 34 Sprachen auf die schnelle, unterhaltsame und leichte Art mit Innovative Language 101. Zur Auswahl haben Sie: Chinesisch, Englisch, Französisch, Deutsch, Italienisch, Japanisch, Koreanisch, Russisch, Spanisch, Kantonesisch, Thai, Arabisch, Portugiesisch, Persisch, Polnisch, Vietnamesis…

Lernen Sie 34 Sprachen auf die schnelle, unterhaltsame und leichte Art mit Innovative Language 101.. Zur Auswahl haben Sie: Chinesisch, Englisch, Französisch, Deutsch, Italienisch, Japanisch, Koreanisch, Russisch, Spanisch, Kantonesisch, Thai, Arabisch, Portugiesisch, Persisch, Polnisch, Vietnamesisch, Indonesisch, Filipino, Hindi, Türkisch, Niederländisch, Schwedisch, Norwegisch, Finnisch, Ungarisch, Griechisch, Hebräisch, Bulgarisch, Swahili, Tschechisch, Dänisch, Afrikaans, Rumänisch und Urdu. „Wenn ich eine neue Sprache lernen will, ist diese Serie immer meine erste Anlaufstelle.“ - The Guardian. „Besonders hervorzuheben sind die SurvivalPhrases, in diesen 3- bis 5-minütigen Episoden werden die Grundlagen vermittelt.“ - The New York Times. Ihnen stehen Hunderte von Audio- und Videolektionen von echten Lehrern zur Verfügung.. Nutzen Sie auch die Lektionsaufzeichnungen, Lerntools und vieles mehr.. Mit über 500 Millionen Downloads und 10 Jahren Erfahrung haben Sie ein lange erprobtes, bewährtes Lernsystem zur Hand.. Wählen Sie eine Sprache und lernen Sie sie überall, jederzeit.. Sie können:. -in einem 7 Tage dauernden Premium-Probeabo einen Sprachkurs Ihrer Wahl testen (Kostenlos) -JEDE Woche IMMER neue Audio- & Videolektionen erhalten (Kostenlos)-Lektionen in Meine Bibliothek herunterladen und offline lernen (Kostenlos)-tägliche Vokabellektionen per E-Mail erhalten (Kostenlos)-zwischen all Ihren Geräten & Ihrem Computer umschalten, ohne dass Ihr Fortschritt verloren geht (Kostenlos)-aus mehrere Abspieloptionen wählen: Streamen Sie von der App oder dem Sperrbildschirm, überspringen Sie Teile & steuern Sie das Tempo Ihrer Lektionen (Kostenlos)-auf die größte Bibliothek mit Audio- & Videolektionen zugreifen (Basic-Nutzer & Höher)-auf vertiefte Lektionsaufzeichnungen zugreifen & bei jeder Lektion mitlesen (Basic-Nutzer & Höher)-Ihren Lernprozess über die Fortschrittsbalken mitverfolgen (Basic-Nutzer & Höher)-Unterhaltungen mit zeilenweiser Audio-Begleitung vollständig beherrschen (Premium-Nutzer & Höher)-Persönliche Wortlisten mit der Wortbank erstellen (Premium-Nutzer & Höher)-persönliche Lerneinheiten mit Ihrem eigenen Lehrer erhalten (Nur Premium PLUS)-ein auf Sie zugeschnittenes Lernprogramm & Leitfaden erhalten (Nur Premium PLUS). Laden Sie die App jetzt gleich herunter und melden Sie sich für Ihren kostenlosen Account auf Lebenszeit an.. In einem 7-Tage-Probeabo können Sie unser gesamtes Lernsystem testen – sowohl die Handy-App als auch die Desktop-Version!. Sie wünschen nur den mobilen Zugriff?. Sie können unsere Datenschutzerklärung hier lesen: http://www.innovativelanguage.com/privacy

Further, Buffet Crampon R13 clarinets have been stamped with individual serial numbers since the early days of their existence. If you know the clarinets serial number, then you will know when and...

First, create a Notepad, copy and paste the specific commands to it, then save it as a bat file, e.g. RAR-password.bat (You can Find the commands in the end of Crack RAR.. Passwords). Step 1: When WinRAR is the only compression software on your computer, right click the encrypted rar file and click Extract files .. When there is no RAR password, RAR file password recovery would be required first, so we can use recovered password to extract password protected RAR archive .. If you don’t know which third-party tool could really help you now, just take RAR Password Genius and follow the steps below to easily and effectively recover RAR file password and extract RAR file.. Step 4: Click Start button to recover encrypted RAR file password.. Step 6: Run WinRAR and open encrypted RAR archive in WinRAR by clicking File Open archive .

‎Want to speak a new language from your 1st lesson? Learn practical conversations fast with fun audio/video lessons made by real teachers. With Innovative Language Learning, you can learn up to 34 languages. Download the App for FREE and start speaking today! === 4 REASONS WHY YOU CAN & WILL LEARN…

Learn practical conversations fast with fun audio/video lessons made by real teachers.With Innovative Language Learning, you can learn up to 34 languages.Download the App for FREE and start speaking today!. LEARN FROM REAL TEACHERSFeel confident as you learn from actual teachers and hear real-life conversations.. 16+ YEARS OF TEACHING LANGUAGESWith 2+ billion lesson downloads and 16 years of teaching languages, you’re learning with a time-tested, proven system.. AfrikaansArabicBulgarianCantoneseChineseCzechDanishDutchEnglishFilipinoFinnishFrenchGermanGreekHebrewHindiHungarianIndonesianItalianJapaneseKoreanNorwegianPersianPolishPortugueseRomanianRussianSpanishSwahiliSwedishThaiTurkishUrduVietnamese. ===WHAT’S INSIDE THE APP===. Start now and access hundreds of audio and video lessons by real teachers, lesson notes, study tools and more.. - A 7-Day Free Premium Trial of Any of Our Language Courses (Free)- New Audio & Video Lessons EVERY Week for LIFE (Free)- Offline Mode - Download Lessons to My Library (Free)- Daily Vocabulary Lessons Delivered to Your Email (Free)- Progress Syncing Across Devices - Start On One Device & Finish on Another (Free)- Multiple Playback Options - Stream from the App or the Lock-Screen, Skip Ahead & Control the Speed of Your Lessons (Free)- The Largest Library of Audio & Video Lessons (Basic Users & Above)- In-Depth Lesson Notes with Grammar Explanations (Basic Users & Above)- Progress Tools to Track Your Learning Progress (Basic Users & Above)- Line-by-Line Breakdowns of Lesson Dialogues (Premium Users & Above)- Word Bank - Your Own Custom Vocabulary List (Premium Users & Above)- 1-on-1 Learning with Your Own Teacher (Premium PLUS only)- Get a Personalized Learning Program & Guidance (Premium PLUS Only). *Please note that subscriptions made using the in-app purchases will auto-renew at the end of the subscription period and be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase unless you turn off auto-renew at least 24 hours before the end of your current subscription period.. *all amounts are in US dollars.

Videos

1. ล่องแก่งแหกโค้ง ASMR Rafting in Soraichi River at Hokkaido Japan Trip 2016
(Joblovenuk)
2. River Dog
(Blown Lines)
3. Summer Begins | Life in Japan Episode 116
(Life in Japan)
4. Drawing Monsters and TV in the Background with Lean Reboja
(032cebu)
5. MLSB WLU RAFTING 2K16
(Carter Pond)
6. Akigawa River BBQ
(Vernie Jefferies)

You might also like

Latest Posts

Article information

Author: Kerri Lueilwitz

Last Updated: 06/22/2022

Views: 6266

Rating: 4.7 / 5 (47 voted)

Reviews: 94% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Kerri Lueilwitz

Birthday: 1992-10-31

Address: Suite 878 3699 Chantelle Roads, Colebury, NC 68599

Phone: +6111989609516

Job: Chief Farming Manager

Hobby: Mycology, Stone skipping, Dowsing, Whittling, Taxidermy, Sand art, Roller skating

Introduction: My name is Kerri Lueilwitz, I am a courageous, gentle, quaint, thankful, outstanding, brave, vast person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.