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KMUG Picnic: Saturday, May 25, around 1 pm

On the shady banks of the Shukugawa....

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It's that time of year!

May is picnic time for KMUG. Set your calendar for Saturday, May 25 and come join our annual outside gathering. Per KMUG custom, the club will provide some 'starter snacks,' and you're encouraged to bring your own favorite fare from home or store to share with the other picnickers. For picking up beverages and snacks, a well-stocked convenience store is just a couple minutes' walk from the picnic site (below). Festivities start roughly at 1:00 PM.

How to get there...

Take the Hankyu Kobe line to Shukugawa Station, which is one stop west (toward Kobe) from the major Hankyu station Nishinomiya Kitaguchi. At Shukugawa Stn. change to the northward spur line and go to the first station, Kurakuen Guchi. After leaving the station, cross the train tracks and walk a few steps toward the river; just before the bridge crossing the river, you'll see a path down to the river on your right. Go down the stairs and look for us just past the restrooms and "lawn ball" court (well-maintained dirt area).

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