Tree-Life - Sustainable Culture Center  Activity here

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.

Off the grid,off the ground/Ganko yama
Gankoyama is packing extract of the secret base inside the forest or woods when Japanese kids did play.(modern kids they are just playing the mobile game only) Independence is very important for the secret base , So we offer the space of "Off the grid" , Solar and wind power generating system,water from Mountain brook,cooking is made by wood fire. non contraction with electric,water,gas any utility..Completely off the grid. Gankoyama is reviving traditional terrace paddy field. People can learn about Eco -friendly combination system. People can learn about Japanese forest culture and Japanese traditional carpentry techniques while building up a Treehouse. This course is called Treehouse Master, very popular at Gankoyama. Yoga invite symbiotic life with forest. Surely we have not just minimum facility for surviving with nature life,But Gankoyama have still LED lighting system, effective rocket stove , unique wood bathtub witch is Japanese traditional style. Independence is inconvenience,But Independence is still precious than convenience.
Off the grid, off the ground (By Out door Japan)
Gankoyama was established in 1998 by Yoshinori Hiraga.  “Back when we were kids,” says Hiraga (or “Master” as he prefers to be called), “we used to build and play in ‘secret bases’ out in the mountains. I initially started Gankoyama to bring back all the fun I used to have as a child.”  So Gankoyama was born in the lush mountains of Chiba’s Boso Peninsula, another “secret base” for the Master to reign over.
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Workshops

 

Your brain and Physical training at Gankoyama. In order to make a living in  forest.
There is five essence demanded for a brain and the body. Not power ,but Flexibility Concentration Relaxation Balance and The soul of explorer . And You could gain Sustainability.

Gankoyama offers the lifestyle which connects with a forest with the theme of Tree - life.
Building a tree house ,Forest yoga & walking, Japanese traditional tree climbing,  Natural food experience.You feel the Japanese true culture which is to participate in these activity.
We are a part of Nature .And Gankoyama Master introduces excellent life philosophy of the trees with which Japanese culture has been supported.

Gankoyama Master course

love & fire tour!: Course for Japanese forestry survival skills -  at every day. On the Gankoyama Master tour, you can learn about Japanese forest culture while you enjoy various activities . Special requirement = Jurin yoga(forest yoga)& walking on the philosophy of the trees

Price  10000 yen  per person payment cash only

 

Includes:       

 

 

 

 

  • Pick up and drop off if required
  • 3 meals (dinner, breakfast and lunch)
  • Accommodation in a tree house
  • Learn about renewable energy used at Gankoyama
  • Cooking pizza in a wood fire oven
  • Other activities like wood chopping, mountain biking, tree climbing, forest walks etc.
  • Seasonal activities available only at certain times of the year (e.g. watching fire flies, seeing cherry blossoms, mushroom + bug collecting etc.)

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.

 

 

Tree-house Master Advanced special class  3days 2over-night

30000Yen / person Payment= Cash only
Pick up and drop off if required
Building a tree house
6meals (dinner, breakfast and lunch)
Accommodation in a tree house
And Special skill - Learning how to make jigsaw style ( Japanese traditional construction)
In English OK

This tree-house master is specialized course .
Learning about the heart of skill with Japanese traditional style.
Tree-house master Course1= building up tree-house by frame model kit.
This time course= and How to making Kit of frame by frame(Jigsaw frame) and learning about Japanese Woods or forest culture.
Enjoy Tree-house Master Course!


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.

 

Tree House Master : Course for traditional Japanese carpentry -      

( at any day by two or more persons.)
Building a tree house is not difficult at all if you have the know-how and it is a wonderful experience. You build a tree house with an instructor so anyone can participate, even people without any DIY experience. Naturally, the carpentering knowledge acquired from this activity is useful for life in the forest but it can also be used in everyday life.

 

Price :
  • 20,500 yen per person (Tree House Master)

 

Includes :
  • Pick up and drop off if required
  • Building a tree house ,Morning yoga
  • 3 meals (dinner, breakfast and lunch)
  • Accommodation in a tree house

payment cash 

 

 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

30000Yen / person Payment= Cash only

 

And special unique

Julin Yoga 2day  course (Forest Yoga at mountainside)2017

 

price 10000Yen/person 

 

 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

BOOKINGS & ENQUIRIES 

  phone +81 90-3401-4322     Norio

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Location and how to access Gankoyama

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)

 

Please conform how you can get transport and Arrival time and contact us a few day before that day.  Pick up time (see below)
      
Please conform how you can get transport and Arrival time and contact us a few day before that day.  Pick up time (see below)
     
  1 JR train (From Tokyo  ) If you have a JR pass-Pick up place JR Uchibo line  Iwai station 
We recommend JR rapid train departing at 8:02or8:54 bound for Kimitu at Yokosuka- Sobu Line underground platform inside Tokyo station,
Then change for the Uchibo line local train bound for Tateyama at Kimitu station.
Pick up place JR Uchibo line  Iwai station
 ※ Departing time  at 8:02from Tokyo station bound for Kimitu  ( at Yokosuka- Sobu Line underground platform )
     change for local train bound for Tateyam at Kimitu station -Arrival time at 10:18 at Iwai station
 
     Departing time  at 8:54from Tokyo station bound for Kimitu  ( at Yokosuka- Sobu Line underground platform )
     change for local train bound for Tateyam at Kimitu station -Arrival time at 11:18 at Iwai station
     Pick up place JR Uchibo line  Iwai station
     
2 Highway bus nanohana-gou   Shinjuku/ Tokyo - bound for Tateyama , Shirahama  

 If you have not a JR pass-

※ Highway bus nanohana-gou   Sinjuku/ Tokyo - bound for Tateyama , Shirahama  
     If it is easy to avail for you , The bus is  faster and many time than train.
 Pick up place  Highway oasis Furari Bus stop   Pickking up time 10:43( Tokyo 9:20 departure)
 
http://www.jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com/    All bus is reservation seat
 http://time.jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com/bk040440.html    Time table            
                                                                                                                     
- Pick Up place -

 at the train station (JR Iwai)

 at the bus stop (Highway Oasis Furari)