Nature in Japan is very rich in the world. Japanese people have traditionally lived together with nature. For example, various materials such as foods, daily necessities, buildings, etc. have been obtained from forest. Even today you can see such life when you go to the countryside. In this experience, we will hike in the country village where is a model for the movie "My Neighbor Totoro". In spite of easy access from central Tokyo, it is not developed urban and leaves the country atmosphere. The local people are still living in the traditional way. So there you can see typical traditional life, rice fields, farmlands, forests, shrines, temples and old Japanese style houses as in the movie. We will also visit a tea farmer's house where they provide you a real Japanese green tea since this area is one of the top tea producing areas in Japan. There is no such a nice and enjoyable area to taste the Japanese countryside near Tokyo. During our hike, I will explain about the wild animals and plants, and how they relate to Japanese culture and history, and I'll provide you Japanese unique snacks made with the local plant as well. Now let's explore with me! (^o^)b
Hello! (^o^)/ I am a Nature Guide who offers several nature tours from Tokyo in Japan. At university, I studied environmental science, forestry, and agriculture, and I've worked at a nature tour company for 3 years. I love nature. To share nature knowledges such as wildlife and ecology is my pleasure, because I want everyone to feel its beauty and wonder. I'll be glad if you can find the beauty and richness of Japanese nature during this experience. *I also host the following experiences : # Hike Totoro's World in the Country! https://www.airbnb.jp/experiences/67646 # Mountain Climb with a Expert Guide https://www.airbnb.jp/experiences/71753 # Hike Ancient Trail of SAMURAI Era! https://www.airbnb.jp/experiences/140293
Snuck Japanese traditional snuck
Japanese tea Japanese tea will be offered at the tea farmer's house.
Admission fee Admission fee for facilities such as the museum, the old traditional house, etc.
Useful nature tools # guide map *In case I bring tools below as well. # first-aid kit # insect repellent # bug catching…
We'll go to the village where is a model for the movie "My Neighbor Totoro", about 1 hour from central Tokyo. We'll visit various spots where we can feel the air of the country, rice field, forest, old house, shrine, temple, tea factory, etc. And we'll also visit a museum where we can learn about the local wildlife. *We can choose either a restaurant or an outdoor field where we have lunch. *Even if it rains, we can hike on the same route.
最多10人參加，年齡須滿15歲。 # This is a hiking tour, so guests must be physically fit enough to walk about 8 kilometers. # The guide will explain everything in English, so guests must have basic English skill to understand all the explanation.
suitable cloths & shoes for walking
# You can meet a Big Mascot of Tokoro! # This is a very easy hiking tour, but it includes a walk about 8kilometers and up and down a little. # The route we hike is well-equipped with several restrooms. # The transportation fee is about 1200JPY in total from the central Tokyo.
Hike Totoro's World in the Country!