Situated in Wakasa, Fukui Prefecture, almost in the middle of Japan, Wanpaku Crew supports programs for learning about nature for elementary and middle school students around the country.
Freshly harvested vegetables are so sweet!! So tasty!!
Such fresh sashimi! I was able to eat raw fish for the first time in my life!
Wanpaku Crew is a program that lets you experience nature to your heart’s content in Wakasa, a rural area that boasts everything the countryside has to offer—seas, lakes, rivers, villages, and mountains.
We’ll do everything in our power to help with school trips and long-term stay-based activities for children!
This is the only place with a big set net fishing boat for hands-on learning!
Head out to fish in the Wakasa-maru bright and early!!
Trying your hand at transplanting rice is a great way to really get in touch with the treasures of rural villages!
Head out on a fishing boat with the fishermen and try your hands at feeding farmed fish!
You can also feed the seagulls!
Live with Uncle and Aunty in the lodge!
Lots and lots of Wakasa dishes to try!
Super-fresh, firm sashimi!!
Back in 1990, the Wakasa-Mikatagoko Tourism Association partnered with a middle school in Gifu Prefecture to host a hands-on fishing experience class in a Wakasa fishing village. Over the next two decades, we have welcomed many elementary and secondary school students for training camps, nature experience classes, and school trips.
These initiatives have been highly praised, and we have even won the Green Tourism Award. Wakasa Mikata Five Lakes Wanpaku Crew is assisted by the National Wakasawan Youth Outdoor Learning Center, the Fukui Coastal Nature Center, Reinan Ranch, Rifoumu Wakasa, the Hasu Project Promotion Committee, and others.
We have hosted some 4,000 children from Fukui, Gifu, Aichi, Shiga, Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, and even as far away as Taiwan.
Energetic, fun-loving staff, experts in both the natural environment of Wakasa Mikata Five Lakes and in safety management, are here to help you.
The children are the stars ♪ Our staff, who all love the Wakasa Mikata Five Lakes, go all out to enthusiastically support everything from creating hands-on programs to pre- and post-class study, and safety management on the day, to ensure that every child has the time of their life.
Green Tourism Instructor, MFA (first aid/resuscitation methods)
Basic Life-Saving Certification, Travel Service Representative
Basic Life-Saving Certification
CONE Leader (http://cone.jp/about), Instructor for Long-Term Elementary School Nature Experience Activities, Cook, MFA (first aid/resuscitation methods)