To improve our Moritabi tour (Forest-tour), we had a free tour for non-Japanese people. Greg from Germany and Laura from France joined the tour and sent us their reports! Please check the following reports. If you would like to join Moritabi-tour, please contact us.
Greg: I didn´t come to Japan to see the regular tourist-program. I came to Japan to discover the country, the culture and the people. That´s why I was so happy to meet the team of “Mori-Tabi” (=Forest-Tour). Their tour gives you a real insight on how Japanese people use the immense gifts their country offers to live in a sustainable way. Close to tradition, yet modern and innovative! I spend one day on their program and I just loved the combination of activities. Whether it´s managing a forest, crafting traditional dolls, having delicious foods or relaxing in the Onsen – it´s a real hands on experience.
Their motivation and commitment of the staff is outstanding. A wonderful memory of a very special adventure in Japan. Thank you so much!
Laura: I really had a great time doing the Mori Tabi forest tour. I enjoyed learned about the Japanese sustainable wood production cycle , from the forest to the different utilization of the wood. My favorite part was creating my own traditional Kokeshi doll with the wood, while enjoying a nice cup of tea in this adorable Kokeshi café. You get to bring back with you a memorable souvenir of that journey. Thank you for your warm hospitality and sharing with me your motivation for promote a sustainable way of living.
Greg: I loved the way they “think global and act local”. Only using wood from the Region, they use natural smoke to dry and preserve the wood. That way they don´t need chemicals and can offer a regional, healthy and innovative product.
Laura. I was so impress during our visit of the sawmill, be around this amount of wood, and see all the diverse utilization they make of it is very interesting.
Greg: It´s amazing to work with this piece of wood, knowing exactly where it comes from. And it´s such a relaxed and fun atmosphere when finishing the doll-making process. I loved it!
Laura: It´s a great activity to finish the tour with , you can appreciate and understand all the work that is behind the production of a traditional Kokeshi wood doll and keep it with you as a adorable souvenir of that day.