【Teaser Trip】Trees and forests in Japan
What we'll do
This is an introduction tour to show you beauty of Japanese trees and forests. Japan has distinctively different four seasons and each season has a scenery blessed with breathtaking beauty in which trees play a significant role. Additionally Japanese archipelago stretches from north to south in a shape of bow, having a variety of climates in different regions. Forests provide natural grandeur in different ways nationwide. Although we have several issues in forestry businesses in Japan, I hope there are potentials for next generations to invent new ideas with IT and AI. Currently we are exposed to a risk of COVID19 and I hope this presentation will give you a refreshing time with good photos. Indeed trees and forests have invisible healing power. I would like you to enjoy get-away-from-it-all feeling.
- Price per person (tax included)
- 1,100 JPY - / person
- Max participants
- Up to 5 people
- Hosted in English
- Communication tools
- Please download Zoom in advance.
- Best for learning Japan
- Things you need to know before the tour
【Teaser Trip 】
-The teaser trips will be held using Zoom meetings.
-Personal computers and smartphones can be used to participate, but when using a smartphone,
please be sure to download the Zoom application in advance.
-The URL for the teaser trip will be sent to the email address you used to register no later than one
hour before the start time.
-The meeting room will open to participants five minutes before the start of the teaser trip.
-Participants may join the teaser trip even if the start time has passed. However, please note that we
will not be able to receive or respond to messages after the trip begins.
-Please make sure that your microphone is off and your camera is on during the teaser trip.
-Depending on the internet connection on the day of the teaser trip, there may be issues with the
sound or video. We ask for your patience and understanding.
-Any internet or data fees incurred by participation in the teaser trips are the sole responsibility of the
-In order to avoid any mishaps or trouble, the teaser trips may be recorded.
-The company and the WOW U mediators (guides) will not be responsible for any malfunctions of
participants’ computers, smartphones, or tablets that may occur during the teaser trips.
-Reservations cannot be canceled after payments have been made. Please double check your
reservation before finalizing your purchase.
1Beauty of Japanese trees
I introduce photos of cedar trees, bamboo grove, cherry blossoms, MOMIJI maple trees from Kyoto and Nara. Photos were taken by myself during previous tour assignments, and I would like to share stories related with those trees.
2Beauty of Japanese forests
I introduce two unique forests in Japan. "Snow monsters" are created in winter at ZAO ski resorts in YAMAGATA. They are artistic creation of frozen trees. Another unique forests exist at YAKUSIMA island in KAGOSHIMA. This island has subtropical climate with ample rain. Gigantic ancient cedar trees which are hundreds or thousands years old exist in natural condition and attract many visitors.
There is a famous temple called "Moss temple" in KYOTO. On a green carpet of mosses which is well taken care of, you can see beautiful trees. And there is a traditional technique called "Daisugi" which was born in KYOTO. This enables young seedlings to grow on a parent platform cedar. Additionally Japan is a birthplace of a world-famous "Bonsai".
Pursuer of culture of JAPAN
As a tour guide, I would like to discover a new charm and a new aspect of Japan with you! Different people from different countries have a variety of questions. Thus far, I got eye-opening questions from my customers. For example, a man from Vietnam asked me "Why do Japanese trees grow so straight?" I had never ever thought about the reason why trees are very much straight in most cases. This was a good starting point for me to study forest management of Japan which is mainly focusing on man-made forests by felling. A female visitor from India asked me, "How should I handle my head when I go to Onsen?" I had always encouraged my guests to try Onsen (hot springs) and she decided to do that. However I did not explain about putting the body only from the neck down into the bath!!! Because it was a matter of course for me to soak the body only in Onsen, I carelessly did not mention how to deal with the head. I learned that things which are considered natural or common sense would not fit into all the cultures in the world. Through those questions, I re-study many things about Japan over and over again. Now I welcome surprising questions with open arms. As a tour guide, and as a Japanese who love culture, history and present life of Japan, I would like to communicate with a lot of people who kindly show their interest in Japan in my ZOOM meeting. Q&A sessions would be a lot of fun!!!