Forest of Toyota (Japan)
Hands-On Nature Programs
A wide range of hands-on nature programs that make use of forest revitalized through maintenance are conducted at the Forest of Toyota.
Educational Support for Elementary Schools
Hands-on education program is provided as a part of elementary school curriculum.
Schoolchildren use their five senses to experience nature directly.
More than 7,000 children from 180 schools participate each year.
This program is conducted to draw attention to our relationships with nature and environmental issues through fun in the forest in all four seasons. Conducted about five times annually.
Program for Adults
This program conveys ways for adults to enjoy the Forest of Toyota and refine a sense of wonder for nature. Conducted about twice a month.
Various other events are also planned.
To apply or for more information, please check the Forest of Toyota Blog or contact us using the information below.
Forest of Toyota Satoyama Learning Center Eco-no-Mori House (Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
Phone: 0565-58-2736 Fax: 0565-58-2855
All programs require advance reservations and will take place rain or shine.
Detailed information and application information will be posted on the blog about two months prior to the event date.
Details are subject to change without prior notice.
Required Items and Clothing
Regardless of Weather and Season
- Long-sleeve shirt and long pants (to prevent bites by mosquitoes, gnats, and other insects and to prevent skin rashes; white or light-colored clothing is recommended to avoid attracting bees)
- Hat (for safety and to prevent sunburn)
- Comfortable walking shoes (athletic or hiking shoes)
During rainy weather
- Rain gear (rainwear with separate top and bottom is recommended), long boots
- Beverage, insect repellant, sunscreen, pocket warmers in the winter
Warnings and Hiking Etiquette
- The forest contains wildlife that requires caution including poisonous snakes and hornets. If you encounter such an organism, do not touch or startle it, and quietly leave the area.
- Collecting, harvesting, removing, and bringing in any type of insect, plant, or other living organism are prohibited.
- For your safety, do not enter any areas off the hiking path. Do not enter the forest at night or during snowfall or heavy rain.
- To protect the natural environment, please remove all of your garbage.
- Smoking and fires are prohibited in the forest.
- Please keep a close watch on young children at all times.
- Please refrain from bringing pets to the forest (excluding guide dogs, hearing dogs, and other service dogs).
- Bicycle riding and sports that use equipment such as balls are not permitted in the forest.