The 34th All Japan Young Koi Show, or Wakagoi as it is perhaps more familiarly known, will be staged on 11th and 12th March 2017 in Otamae Park, Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture.

In this article we will provide some information for the visitor to the show, based on that provided by the All Japan Nishikigoi Promotion Association Kansai Region in the event’s Executive Summary.

34th AJYKS Executive Summary

34th AJYKS Executive Summary


Purpose

To spread the knowledge and appreciation of Nishikigoi, which originated in Japan, to the koi-lovers throughout he world.  We have made significant progress in the varieties and quality of Koi with the help and guidance of producers of related industries and organisations. Based on these things, we want to display these young Koi to Koi enthusiasts of the world as a display of breeding and keeping technique and to promote international friendship.


Venue

Himeji Castle Otemae Park

(68, Honmachi, Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, 670-0012)

Locate on Google Maps – https://goo.gl/maps/8ZAYXPHF2es


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2017 All Japan Young Koi Show Venue Map

2017 All Japan Young Koi Show Venue Map


Access to Himeji

The following images provide details of access to Himeji by Shinkansen, road and from local airports.

Himeji access details

Himeji access details

Himeji access details

Himeji access details

Train times and details can be searched for using the excellent Hyperdia website – http://www.hyperdia.com

Osaka Airport Limousine bus details can be found on the following website – http://www.okkbus.co.jp/en/index.html


Hotel Accommodation

The following hotels are recommended accommodation for the show.

Hotel Nikko Himeji – https://www.okura-nikko.com/japan/himeji/hotel-nikko-himeji/

Hotel Alpha-1 Himeji – http://www.alpha-1.co.jp/himeji_minamiguchi/


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Himeji Castle Grandvrio Hotel (Party Venue) – http://www.himejicastlehotel.co.jp

Hotel Crown Hills Himeji – http://breezbay-group.com/hch-himeji/

Hotel Wing International Himeji – http://himeji.hotelwingjapan.com

All of the above hotels can also be booked, and their locations viewed, on the following website – http://www.shinkibus.com/nishikigoi/ (Japanese but try translating with google)


Show Reception Party

A reception party will be held at the Himeji Castle Grandvrio Hotel on 11th March, between 18:30-20:30.

Party tickets can be purchased from the show venue headquarters at a cost of 10,000yen per person.


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A bus will depart every 15 minutes from the show venue to Himeji Castle Grandvrio Hotel between 17:00 and 18:00.


34th AJYKS Schedule

Saturday 11th March

07.45 – Judges meeting time

08:00 – 09:00 – Judges Meeting

09:00 – 14:00 – Judging

14:00 – 17:00 – Open to the Public (free admission)


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18:30 – 20:30 – Reception Party (Grandvrio Hotel – details below)

Sunday 12th March

09:00 – 14:00 – Open to the Public (free admission)

11:00 – 12:30 – Award Ceremony


Messages

The Executive Summary contains the following welcome messages:

Message from Kiyoharu Masai

Message from Kiyoharu Masai

Message from Joji Konishi

Message from Joji Konishi

Message from Tadayoshi Nagashima

Message from Tadayoshi Nagashima

Message from Yutaka Suga

Message from Yutaka Suga

Message from Toshikatsu Iwami

Message from Toshikatsu Iwami


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