Christmas party at Kamome Gakuen in Ishinomaki

We will be hosting our annual Christmas party at Kamome Gakuen, a facility in Ishinomaki for children with mental and physical disabilities. The party is of course fun for the students, but has also become an opportunity for graduates and their parents to meet and catch up, renew their ties. This annual event which began in 2014 is a favourite that brings joy to all nadia members.

We will prepare a delicious spread and fun entertainment for the close to 60 children. Everyone’s favourite, Santa Claus, is expected to make another appearance! Of course his reindeer will be on hand to help Santa give gifts. Let’s make it a wonderful and fun Christmas party to remember!

We would like to welcome volunteers to join us on this popular trip on Saturday 16/Sunday 17. To participate, please click here.

Sanja Kids Festival in Ishinomaki – Trip

sanja matsuri 2015-2nadia is supporting the local children’s festival called Sanja Matsuri this year again. It is the 5th time we participate since the great Tohoku earthquake.
This is possible thanks to the donations and ticket sales from the memorial dinner earlier, this March.

We need your support and participation. Please join us on the weekend of July 9/10, departing from Shinjuku by overnight bus on Friday night of July 8.

Besides being part of the ceremony and carrying the mikoshi (portable shrine) through Ishinomaki streets, dressed in the local happi (traditional wear), we will prepare food and games for the kids and their parents. Preparation is on Saturday and the matsuri takes place on Sunday.
Bonus: Each participant of the festival will receive a nadia t-shirt. (limited availability, first-signed-up, first-served)

And bring your kids too, they travel free.

sanja matsuri 2015

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Alternative stay plan/宿泊について

As there is difficulty to make ryokan reservation during summer season, currently we are only offering a plan which stay at our Headquarter.

But we are aware that some of our volunteers appreciates hotel/ryokan with shower and a bit of privacy.

Here are some hotels which are close to Ishinomaki station. Ishinomaki station is located 5mins by taxi from our HQ, 25mins by walk.

Many restaurants as well as shops are back to their business.

Nadia will not reserve rooms for you on behalf, but those who prefer staying Ryokan can make reservation by calling them directly. There may be left only few rooms available, we advice you to make a reservation as soon as possible!

Ishinomaki Grand Hotel : 0225(93)8111

Ishinomaki Sun Plaza Hotel : 0225(93)3311

Ayers Rock Hotel : 0225(23)5030

There are some other hotels in Ishinomaki city, if you are coming by your own car, it may take less than 30mins from our HQ.

Hotel Route inn Ishinomaki : 0225(92)0075


Our new HQ facilities !

NADIA is getting organized !

Adding to the 4F of the Suisan Bldg. that you know very well, we have now exclusive use of the 6F terrace apartment. It is large enough to lodge around 20 people in nice tatami rooms and has an all-round terrace with a view of Ishinomaki-by-the-sea! The nice breeze makes it very comfortable at night too.

On the 4F, there is another large room that will be transformed into a tatami room where another 10 people can rest.

Nearby, we also have 2 apartments with 2 rooms each, where an additional 20 people can stay.

All this will improve the convenience of getting up to Ishinomaki on Friday night or early in the morning of Saturday. Yes ! Bus riders will be able to take a nap before their hard-day work !

The bus will take us to a nearby “Michi-no-eki” with a beautiful onsen complex with retaurants and convenience store.

All you need : your sleeping bag and your favorite pillow

Optional: your teddy bear !

Welcome to NADIA HQ !