A local forestry worker shows how rich forests are taken care of by the local cooperative 【Yawatahama FURUSATO (Hometown) Experience】

In this program you will experience forestry work for beginners.
“What do the forestry cooperative members do?” You will find the answer by working in a forest with local cooperative members, who will explain their job and instruct some forestry work including how to use handsaws and chainsaws. In case of bad weather or due to seasonal reasons, you might enjoy grass-cutting and wood-chopping instead. We hope that you will have better understanding of their important role to keep forests in order and healthy. This program includes lunch, which you will join cooking. If the weather allows, let’s enjoy BBQ!

Inquiry/Booking: Yawatahama FURUSATO (Hometown) Tourism Public Corporation
+81-894-22-0855 (available 9-17:00 [GMT+9] weekdays only)
1-1-1 Kitahama, Yawatahama, Ehime, 796-8501 Japan
*Please contact from here.

Price
4,600 yen (+tax) per person, for children of 7 years or older will be the same for adults, for children under 6 years will be no charge
Capacity
min. 4 to max. 10 people in one group
Season
throughout the year
Duration
9:15-13:00 activity + lunch including preparation
Venue
a forest/workshop in Yawatahama
Meeting/Breakup at
JR Yawatahama Station
Things to bring
clothes and shoes for farm work, hat/cap, towels and drinks
Note
in case of bad weather alternative forestry-related activities will be organized.

FAQs

Q:How early do I need to book this tour?
A: In general, please contact us at least two weeks before.

Q:If I book the tour two weeks before, can you arrange the tour for sure?
A:Sorry, we won't be able to arrange your tour until we receive confirmation from the host organization.

Q:What about clothing and equipment?
A:We will provide you with necessary equipment; however, please prepare appropriate clothes for cooking and other items to be advised.

Q:How can I pay for my tour?
A:Please make the payment by bank transfer in advance.

Q:What if I have to cancel my tour?
A:If it is due to your own matter, the following cancellation fee will be charged.
・20% of the total price: 8-10 days prior to your scheduled date of tour
・30%: 2-7 days prior to the date
・40%: 1 day prior to the date
・50%: before the meeting time on the day
・100%: after the meeting time or no-show

【Important information】
・Please double check the capacity (number of people) that the host can organize the tour.
・Please arrange your own transportation to the designated meeting place. Detailed information including how to get there will be given once your booking is confirmed.

“Yawatahama FURUSATO (Hometown) Experience” Tour Program

Yawatahama, surrounded by the great nature… sea, mountains and rivers… where mandarin (Mikan and other kinds of citrus) cultivation and fishing industry are flourishing, has developed as the West Entrance of Shikoku Island. This tour program is developed for visitors to experience its nature, streets, industries, life styles, etc. through different activities integrating with local people and learn richness of attractive country life.
*The number of activities is to be increased.

Yawatahama City…

 is located at the base of the Sada Misaki Peninsula, the western most area of Ehime Prefecture. The main industries include agriculture of mandarin citrus cultivation, fisheries, marine product processing and shipbuilding. Yawatahama is recognized as the place of Mandarins for its quality and amount of production. The fish market is one of the biggest in Shikoku Island. The Roadside Station Shop (Michi no Eki) Minato Oasis “Yawatahama Minatto” was established in 2013 has had more than one million visitors every year since its opening. The city population is 33,798 (as of January 2019), and the area is 132.65 ㎢.

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