50th Anniversary of Yoshinkan Aikido Gasshuku
Friday 10 June – Monday 13 June 2021
· Inoue Kancho
· Takeno Shihan
Chida Shihan dojo cho
46,000 yen per person
· Transportation to and from the Gasshuku from Honbu Dojo
· All Training
· Accommodations for 3 nights
· Meals and Party
38,000 yen per person
· Transportation to the Gasshuku from Honbu Dojo by Group Bus
and Return to Tokyo by Train
· Training from Friday to Sunday Morning (last class 10-12pm)
· Accommodations for 2 nights
· Meals and Party
June 10th Friday
8:15am Gather at Honbu Dojo
9:00am Depart Tokyo from Honbu
11:30am Arrive at Gasshuku location
June 11th Saturday
June 13th Monday
2:00pm Depart Gasshuku Location
5:00pm Arrive back in Tokyo
Q & A
Q. How do I get to Tokyo from
A. The easiest way to get to Tokyo from Narita is to use the NEX or
Narita Express. For more information please go to
Q. Where should I stay?
A. For information on places to stay, please go to
Kimi Information, located in Ikebukuro, 20 mins away JR Yamanote, and
Tokyo Metro Tozai line
Shinjuku Prince Hotel, located 15 mins away on the Seibu Shinjuku
Sakura Hotel, located 30 mins away on the Tokyo Metro Tozai line
Q. How Do I get to Honbu Dojo?
A. From the Tozai line, get off the train at Ochiai Station. Take
the number 2 exit. When you reach the top of the stairs, turn left,
and cross the street. Walk towards Mc Donalds, and turn left after
Yamaha Sports Motor bike. Go straight to the end of the lane, and
turn right into the Takayama Building. The dojo is on the 3rd floor.
From Seibu Shinjuku line, take the train to Nakai station.
Turn right when you exit the station. Walk straight to the end of
the street, and turn right at the post office. Walk straight to the
lights, and turn left. Walk straight up the main road until you reach
Family Mart. Walk up the incline next to Family Mart, and you are now
in front of the Takayama Building. The dojo is on the 3rd floor.
Q. How much should I bring?
A. During the 4 days at the gasshuku, meals are included. However,
you will need funds before and after the gasshuku. (Visa and
MasterCard's are growing in acceptance in Japan, but are not as
widely accepted as in other locations)
Q. How many dogi should I bring?
A. It is advised to bring two dogi. At the location, there is a
washing machine, but there aren't any driers.
Q. Should I bring my Hakama?
A. Hakamas are not need during the gasshuku.
Q. Can I skip classes?
A. This gasshuku is a training gasshuku, so it is not recommended to
skip any classes. If someone is injured, there is a lot gained from
watching the class.
Q. Is Vegetarian food available?
A. Vegetarian food is limited in Japan. Vegetarian food may be
available but the gasshuku location may not be able to meet every
Q. Will I be able to test during the gasshuku?
A. There is not enough time to have grading at the gasshuku.
However, there will be general testing at Honbu dojo on June 4th and
5th. If you wish to grade during these days, please let us know a
week before the test.
Q. How much should luggage should I bring?
A. It will be difficult to move around Tokyo with large bulky
suitcases when using public transportation. So it is recommended to
Q. What kind of clothing should I bring?
A. During June, it is warm during the day and cool during the
night. So light clothing is recommended.
Q. How much <money> should I
A. During the 4 days at the gasshuku, meals are included. However, you will need funds before and after the gasshuku. (Visa and MasterCard's are growing in acceptance in Japan, but are not as widely accepted as in other locations)
Expect to spend at least ¥3,500 (about US$35) a day on food and
transportation. ¥5,000 would be a safer daily expense budget amount
though. If you are going out drinking, expect to spend about ¥3,000 to
¥6,000 a night.
Cheaper accomodations can be had from about ¥4,000 to 5,000 per night
per person if you search hard. Typical hotel costs are going to be
¥14,000 per double room (7,000 per person).
Q. What kind of clothing should I
A. During June, it is warm during the day, and cool during the night. So light clothing is recommended.
Q: Will there be any occasion for dressing up?
A: At any type of official party where you are not in dogi, you should
wear a jacket and tie, the Japanese will be wearing suits.
Q: Can I purchase dogi, belt, hakama, etc with my name in Japanese.
A: Getting you name in a gi, belt or hakama takes time - typically a
week. If you want to purchase one you will need to order it at least a
week in advance.
Q: Where should I stay?
A: The honbu is in the Western end of Tokyo. It is convenient to
Shinjuku, Nakano, Takadanobaba. Also close are Ikebukuro, Shibuya,
Roppongi. You can get to Honbu to most places in central Tokyo within
45 minutes by train.
The train lines that are good for Honbu access are the Sobu, Oedo and
Tozai Lines. Choose a hotel that has decent access to them.