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2006 gorand prize Japan Ecotourism Award
Whole Earth Nature School is a professional organization specialized in eco-tours in the Mt. Fuji region. If you get bored with the packaged tours in Japan, you’d better take one of our eco-tours, since those spices up your own plans. You will have a great experience in the beauty of the old growth forest; you will feel the mountain culture particular to Mt. Fuji during the tour. At the fall of evening, we go hiking tracing the foot prints of wild lives. In the darkness, your five senses will be sharpened up.

If you feel up to this, call or e-mail us for more information!
Tel : 0544-66-0152 (International phone call +81-544-66-0152)
E-mail : kokusai@wens.gr.jp

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Deep under the ground : Exploring Mt.Fuji Lava Caves
Highly Recommended!!!
Deep under the ground
This program is highly recommended to those who want a special experience in Japan. The special guides who know the secret of the Aokigahara deep forest will take you to the world of darkness and tranquility. Besides the caving, you can walk in mysterious forest which is famous for losing the way.

【Place】Aokigahara deep forest (Yamanashi)
【Program Fee】 7,500yen(tax included)
【Group Size】 2~8 persons per course
【Length of Tour】 Three hours
【Season】 Throughout the year

Mountaineering : To the summit of Mt. Fuji
Mountaineering
This is a guided summer mountaineering course in the Mt. Fuji, the highest and world famous mountain in Japan. Group size is tailored to allow for appropriate instruction ratio (Usually around 3 to 7per guide). Among the four ascending routes on Mt. Fuji, we take the Fujinomiya trail which will bring you to the very top of the Mt. Fuji in the shortest time (about 8000 feet: the highest peak in Japan).

【Place】 The south side of Mt. Fuji (Shizuoka prefecture)
【Program Fee】 25,500yen+7,000yen for the mountain hut(tax included)
【Group Size】※The operate the program for the minimum of 3 participants. If you are less than 3 parties, please let us know.
【Length of Tour】 One night, Two days
【Season】 Mid of July 〜 Late August
※Depending on the condition of the summit and weather

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Nature walk in the Mt.Fuji Forest
Nature walk in the Mt.Fuji Forest
Watching beautiful birds and plants, we take you into the forest on the foot of Mt.Fuji. This tour is widely open to anyone who wants to enjoy the nature of Mt.Fuji with the interpretation of fauna, flora and the geology. The tour will be held at either side of Mt. Fuji which is more convenient for you.

【Place】Either south or north side of Mt Fuji (Yamanashi / Shizuoka)
【Program Fee】 6,000yen(tax included)
【Group Size】 2~8 person per course
【Length of Tour】 Three hours
【Season】 Throughout the year, except for the winter with deep snow.

 

Night Tour: Exploring the Wild Animals'Field

Night Tour At night fall, we start exploring. Searching the wild animals, you will refine your senses. The darkness arouses your distant memory from the ancient time…

【Place】The South or north side of Mt Fuji (Yamanashi / Shizuoka)
【Program Fee】 6,000yen(tax included)
【Group size】 2~8 person per course
【Length of Tour】 Two hours
【Season】 Throughout the year, except for the winter with deep snow.

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Special Winter Tour: Animal Detectives
Special Winter Tour
This course will focus on the wild lives living in the forest. We take a walk in the forest finding the footprints of the animals. In the case of deep snow, we put snow shoes on.
This is the special tour only for the winter. Focusing on the wild lives in the forest on Mt.Fuji, we take a walk on the snow. The wild lives leave foot prints on the ground, so we follow the tracks. What is more, when the snow is deep enough, we put on snow shoes!

【Place】South or north side of Mt Fuji (Yamanashi / Shizuoka)
【Program Fee】 7,500yen(tax included)
Beside the fee above, rental fee for snow shoes (¥500) may apply.
【Group size】 2~8 person per course
【Length of Tour】 Three hours
【Season】 January to March

 

Houei Crater Trekking
- check out the Dynamics of Latest Mt.Fuji eruption
Houei Crater Trekking
Do you know that Mt.Fuji is still an active volcano? Beginning from the 5th stage of Mt. Fuji, we will take you up to the 6th stage, and then to Houei Crater with magnificent views. The toughness of the plants at the tree-line and the dynamic craters made by the latest eruption are the MUST see.

【Place】South side of Mt Fuji (Shizuoka)
【Program Fee】 7,500yen(tax included)
【Group Size】 From 2 person per course
【Length of Tour】 Three hours
【Season】 May to October

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Futatu-Zuka Mountaineering: A Lateral Cone of Mt.Fuji
Futatu-Zuka Mountaineering
Let’s see Mt.Fuji from another side. 1 hour from the Gotenba trailhead by foot, at the height of 1.900m, there lays two hills at the shoulder of Mt. Fuji. Seeing the evidence of active volcanic mountain, we will take you to place with magnificent views!

【Place】South side of Mt Fuji (Sizuoka)
【Program Fee】 7,500yen(tax included)
【Group Size】 From 2 person per course
【Length of Tour】 Three hours
【Season】 May to October

Note: We collect 1% of every program fee for the “Whole Earth Nature Fund.” This fund is used for various activities of environmental preservation.

About Eco-Tour
What is meant by “eco-tour” is the type of tours where you learn the culture and the environment of particular places with respect. Please click here for more information.

 

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