When you enter the National Forest, close your eyes and take a deep breath.
Humans used to be wild animals. We also have wild animal DNA.
When you smell the forest, listen to the sounds of the wind and the birdsong, your senses become clear and sharp.
This area is rich in wildlife such as wild birds, squirrels, rabbits, weazel and foxes.
You will find yourself sensitive to these signs.
It is truly an experience assimilating with nature.
On the way to Bird Watching, watching Wildflowers and Mashrooms, I also talk about the wonders of plants.
It will surely be an unforgettable memory!
I was born and grew up at the foot of Mt. Tengu until I was 18 years old.
When I was a kid, I went skiing every day in winter.
In summer, I often climbed to catch insects such as stag beetles, butterflies and grasshoppers.
I really want to tell you the wonderfulness of Mt. Tengu, that has not just a view.
By the way, I have been training self-defense and Zazen for 35 years. You can also experience self-defense and zazen. Please feel free to ask about anything.
Contributor : Kiki 2020/02/17
The trip with Akihiro-san was magnificent. He has so many knowledge on Mt. Tengu and Otaru. He took us not only snow hiking, but we were also learned about tree and animals who live in the mountain. He showed us many different characteristics of tree and birds (we were so lucky to be able to watch so many different birds), and he thought us on different kinds of animals tracks (mouse, rabbit, weasel, fox, and even bear!). He also took beautiful pictures, which we were unable to do it ourselves because of the coldness. Akihiro-san is definitely an excellent guide with super knowledge as he lived in Otaru all his life. He is indeed a great person with a big heart as he did this tour basically because he loves Mt. Tengu and Otaru. We really treasure the moments we spent with Akihiro-san. Thank you for everything Akihiro-san, especially the extra time you gave us for seeing Otaru from the eyes of locals. We will never forget the experience and we will come back to Otaru for sure! Domo arigatou gozaimasu
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