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Hike Totoro's World in the Country!

Tokyo, Japan

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Experience hosted by Eiji

9 hours
Includes food, drinks, tickets, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

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!
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Other things to note
# This is an easy hiking tour but including a walk up and down a little for about 8 kilometers.
# The route we hike is well-equipped with some restrooms.
# The transportation fee is about 1200JPY in total from Central Tokyo.
# This tour opens basically from Mar to Jun and from mid-Sep to mid-Jan.
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 acce…

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What's included

  • Food
    Japanese traditional snack
  • Drinks
    Japanese Green Tea will be offered at the tea farmer's house.
  • Tickets
    Admission fee for all the facilities where we will visit in this tour such...
  • Equipment
    I will bring the following items for our safe hike.

    # guide map...
From $63
/ person

Meet your host, Eiji

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 212 Reviews
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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'd 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
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'd 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.…
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Where you'll be

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.

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 212 reviews.

Paulo
March 2020
La verdad fue una agradable experiencia, lamentablemente por culpa de Coronavirus algunos lugares a los que teníamos que visitar estaban cerrados, pero Eiji pudo adaptar la visita para conocer lugares fuera del programa, para aprovechar el tiempo y realizar una experiencia única, estoy muy complacido con todo
La verdad fue una agradable experiencia, lamentablemente por culpa de Coronavirus algunos lugares a los que teníamos que visitar estaban cerrados, pero Eiji pudo adaptar la visita…
Sally
December 2019
Eiji San is an amazing guide. He has in depth knowledge of Japanese history and culture and agriculture, I feel like spending a fruitful day with a living encyclopedia!! He can answer eveyrthing and always surprise me for all the information he has given me. Eiji San is very friendly and professional and passionate. This is a tour that I recommend to everyone who wants to understand truly about Japan (I think Japanese can also join this trip as the information and knowledge Eiji San is sharing is very advanced in depth level and I think even Japanese might not know) Truly appreciate Eiji San's effort and seriousness and I have huge respect for him for touring this trip as he is a 500% professional.
Eiji San is an amazing guide. He has in depth knowledge of Japanese history and culture and agriculture, I feel like spending a fruitful day with a living encyclopedia!! He can ans…
Jiajie
December 2019
It was a loooooong trip, awesome! The view in the forest would definitely impressed you. The museums about the forest and Totoro were lack of exhibitions but you can have a nice rest there. I really enjoyed the visit and communication with the tea farm's family.
It was a loooooong trip, awesome! The view in the forest would definitely impressed you. The museums about the forest and Totoro were lack of exhibitions but you can have a nice re…
Eriol
December 2019
Eiji's tour of the wonderful countryside was an amazing experience for me and my partner. We learned about rice and tea and the local area so much and Eiji was very friendly and supportive. We had a gentle hike around the area and beautiful woods and forests.
Eiji's tour of the wonderful countryside was an amazing experience for me and my partner. We learned about rice and tea and the local area so much and Eiji was very friendly and su…
Deborah
December 2019
We enjoyed the tour very much. Eiji was very personable and knowledgeable about Japanese culture and the local plants and animals. The Forest was beautiful and we were able to learn about the different trees and how the Japanese people utilize the trees and take care of the nearby forests. The tour of the tea factory was very interesting and the owner was informative regarding the different varieties of tea and the best way to make green tea. The tea was wonderful. I would highly recommend this tour.
We enjoyed the tour very much. Eiji was very personable and knowledgeable about Japanese culture and the local plants and animals. The Forest was beautiful and we were able to lea…
Joanne S.Y.
December 2019
Totoro and Tea - that’s how I would describe the walk! My 10-year old son’s favourite were the Totoro references and sights, while mine was the chat with Wada-san, the tea farmer, and the opportunity to taste award-winning tea that are produced locally. Eiji-san was great at explaining many aspects of Japanese culture and nature, too! There is no need to worry about anything except to wear a good pair of walking shoes and to bring some cash for lunch (and for stocking up on tea if you are a tea-lover!)
Totoro and Tea - that’s how I would describe the walk! My 10-year old son’s favourite were the Totoro references and sights, while mine was the chat with Wada-san, the tea farmer,…

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    Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

    What to bring

    food and drink for your lunch

    cloth and shoes for easy hiking