Gankoyama is a small tree house village located on a mountainside in the heart of southern Boso, Chiba. It was established in 1998 as the first tree house village in Japan and is the ideal eco-village for people who want to learn about survival skills in the Japanese forest and sustainable lifestyles. It is about two hours away from Tokyo so it is a popular place for outdoor enthusiasts to go on weekends and holidays. We offer unique, eco-friendly tours that give you the chance to experience life in the Japanese forest. Visitors enjoy themselves when they come here because they not only learn how to co-exist with nature but also have fun in the process. You can visit Gankoyama just for the day or stay for one or two nights. Customized tours are also available for groups and schools.
Gankoyama offers Sustainable Culture Workshops that allow you to learn techniques to experience a healthier lifestyle which is sustainable. There are two main courses available at Gankoyama.
Gankoyama Master : Course for Japanese forestry survival skills. 8500yen
The Gankoyama Master course allows you to learn forestry survival skills while you take part in various outdoor activities.(2 day program)
Tree House Master : Course for traditional Japanese carpentry. 20500yen
The Tree House Master course gives you the hands-on experience of actually building a tree house with an experienced instructor. (2 day program)
Visitors stay in a Tree House at night and enjoy our organic vegetarian meals which use mushrooms and other seasonal edible wild plants during all workshops.
The Characteristic mountain trekking near Gankoyama -We're planning to offer a trekking tour of the Characteristic mountain near Gankoyama for other country visitor. Those mountains are the object of faith and are ancient bride track. And the ecosystem is very abundant. Tree figure also is fine art. staying 3days2night or more staying
Julin Yoga 2day course (Forest Yoga at mountainside)2016
Pick up and drop off if required
3 meals (dinner, breakfast and lunch)
Accommodation in a tree house
Cooking pizza in a wood fire oven
Yoga assimilated with "Tree and Nature" yoga on the platform supported by trees.
And at terrace paddy field ,on the high deck platform ,at other place , at various view point.
Feel the energy of the sun, trees, and the earth. You can learn the philosophy of trees.
You can know excellent strategy of tree's life. It is the interesting world for you.
You can learn about sustainable culture in Japan. Open your soul and brain oppressed by city life.
Pick up and drop off if required
payment cash only
See more Gankoyama main page
phone 090-3401-4322 Norio
Gankoyama is located in the south of Chiba prefecture, Japan. Southern Chiba is generally warm throughout the year and there are a lot of places where you can do marine sports such as surfing and
sea kayaking around Gankoyama. Mt. Nokogiri Yama is another place around Gankoyama (near the Kanaya Ferry Port) which has breathtaking scenery.
You can get to Gankoyama by using either public transport or a car. If you use public transport, we can only pick you up at the Highway Oasis Furai bus stop or the JR Iwai train station. (see below)
If you have not a JR pass-
at the train station (JR Iwai)
at the bus stop (Highway Oasis Furari)