||On the 12th of September, a CITO (Cash In Trash Out) event will be held in Shikinejima Island, a small island which is 2.5 hours far away by a speed ferry from Tokyo Bay, Japan.
Shikinejima Island (including Niijima Island) is a natural island where you enjoy beautiful blue oceans, green forests, natural hot-spring baths, tasty local "Sake" (drink) and lovely local people.
This is a rare and precious event since this will be the first-ever CITO event held in Japan and this event is "officially" supported by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Niijima-Shikinejima Islands.
So the participants can "seek and hide" the geo-caches officially and proudly, and even they will be appreciated by local people who know you are cleaning the island and creating a treasure island on Shikinejima!
It is a CITO event, so the participants are expected to collect all litters on the way of geocaching.
Plus, the Chamber welcomes all geocachers to hide at least one cache in the island and make this island to be a real treasure island!
This event does not end just as a CITO. The CITO event is sandwiched by several other events including receptions (parties), sight-seeing, activities and more! So you can mingle with not only geocachers but also non-geocachers (including surfers, local fishermen, etc.) who attend some events.
For this event, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry established a coordinating office named "Association for Geo-Events in Niijima-Shikinejima Islands" (AGENSI: pronounced as "agency"), which helps all geocachers and non-geocachers to enjoy the events.
The official web-site of this event is opened, so please visit by clicking this or enter
The meeting point is "Shikinejima Sougou Kaihatsu Centre" (Shikinejima Island Development Center), but there is a possibility to change.
So please update yourself by this page or the event web-site before going to the island.
Plus, it is recommended to book the speed ferry if you go on the event day (Sep. 12, Saturday) as soon as you plan. (Maybe, it's going to be full.)
access info.in English
Finally, AGENSI would like to know how many geocachers will come along for organizing some events, so please write log in this page if you plan to participate.
AGENSI and local people of Shikinejima Island welcome you all !
See you soon.
K. Shimoi (Mr.) & T. Miyoshi (Mr.)
AGENSI: Association for Geo-Events in Niijima-Shikinejima Islands
with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Niijima Shikinejima Islands