Kouyou Hike – October 15th

By Vice President

Celebrate the fall season with JETAA by joining us for a kouyou (autumn leaf viewing) hike at Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge.

Kouyou, often considered the autumn version of hanami, has been a popular activity in Japan for centuries. Famous kouyou destinations, such as Oirase Stream in Aomori and Tofukuji in Kyoto, draw large numbers of Japanese travelers every year. Luckily for us, we have an area famous for its colorful leaves right here in Oregon; the Columbia River Gorge is considered one of the best places in the nation to view fall foliage. We hope you’ll join us!

We will start our hike at the Multnomah Falls Lodge and end at the Multnomah Falls Upper Viewpoint. The hiking path is paved and is about 2.5 miles round-trip. For more information about the hike, click here.

When: Saturday, October 15th @ 10:30am

Where: Multnomah Falls (meet us outside by the Multnomah Falls Lodge at 10:30am)

What to bring: Warm clothing and shoes appropriate for hiking.

Cost: Free!

RSVP: Let us know you’re coming so we don’t start without you! Contact Treasurer by Friday, October 14th to RSVP

Filed in: Past Events • Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

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The Portland Chapter of JETAA (The JET Program Alumni Association) was created to serve the bonds of friendship developed by the program participants. JETAA’s purpose is to achieve, through its activities, a broader and deeper understanding between Japan and the other countries participating in the program.