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Our Ecotourism Activities

Examples of Our Ecotourism Activities

Tree Thinning to Protect the Sea

Our council has developed a recycling business model to make good use of wasted ubame oaks (Quercus phillyraeoides) left behind in the mountains by the sea. We have been doing marketing ever since we started the production of firewood using ubame oaks cut down by forestry companies. Besides, local enterprises that are engaged in tourism business as well as in other business fields also cooperate on this project through the purchase of our firewood.

Fishermen's Hidden Fish

We have been making efforts to increase the attractiveness of our city also by highlighting the so-called "unused fish." In Toba, some fresh fish caught by fishermen are known as "fishermen's hidden fish" because they remain unmarketable for certain reasons. We considered how to desterilize such wasted fish, and hit on the idea of using them on ecotours or at restaurants. As a result, our efforts have stimulated the activation of the primary as well as various other industries of the region.

Activities of Our Council

Many organizations take part in Toba City Ecotourism Promotion Council under the slogan of "circulation" and "collaboration." For the promotion of Toba Ecotourism, we discuss various possibilities, create better systems, and spread our ideas to enlighten more and more people.

Holding of Our Council
For further promotion of Toba Ecotourism, we regularly hold a meeting to discuss better ways to spread our ideas to enlighten more and more people and build better systems for “circulation” within our community.
Ecotourism Café in Toba
We regularly open our “Ecotourism Café in Toba” to give more and more people a good chance to learn about Toba Ecotourism in a relaxed atmosphere.
Planting of Grand Crinum Lilies
In cooperation with other organizations such as local fisheries cooperatives and tourist hotel associations, we planted young grand crinum lilies grown by Mikimoto Group in pursuit of a “zero-emission society.”