Nature in Japan is very rich in the world. Japanese people have traditionally lived together with nature, and believed that God inhabits nature, including rocks, trees, waterfalls, and mountains. Mountains are protected from development and logging. They are worshiped and shrines are built on them. This is one of the reasons why natural areas in Japan remain so rich in flora and fauna. In this experience, we will climb a local mountain, Mount Takao, to enjoy its rich nature protected by the mountain worship, and visit several sacred spots such as large shrines built in the deep mountain. This mountain is very popular as a lot of tourists and hikers visit, but we'll take a relatively quiet route which is easy to meet various plants and animals. During our climb, I'll explain about the wild animals and plants, and how they relate to Japanese culture and history. I'll also lend you binoculars to see some birds or animals closer, and welcome you by providing Japanese unique snacks made with the local plant. Now let's explore the Japanese Nature 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
Snack Japanese traditional snack
Admission fee Admission fee for facilities such as the museum, the temple, etc.
Useful nature tools # guide map *In case I bring tools below as well. # first-aid kit # insect repellent # bug catching…
We will go to Mt Takao, about 1 hour from central Tokyo. We'll start at the museum to learn about the local wildlife. Then we'll climb on a trail to visit several sacred spots including waterfall, large temple, etc. After having lunch on the top of about 600 meters high, we'll hike back down on a different trail. We can choose either a restaurant or an outdoor field where we have lunch. *Even if it rains, we can hike by taking cable car.
# Winter is the most likely to view Mt.Fuji from the mountain top! # We hike about 10kilometers including a climb about 600meters high. # The route we hike is well-equipped with some restrooms. # The transportation fee is about 1300JPY in total from the central Tokyo.