from Ota Village,Japan
Sustainable futures for rural Japan
At the Japan Travel Company we see travel as a way for people to discover Japan from a new perspective; to find appreciation for the quaint everyday happenings and the history which crafted them.
Our goal is to enrich travellers and local communities alike through unique relationships between tourism, agriculture and regional development.
What We Do
Our approach to travel is to go beyond the typical sightseeing attractions and immerse visitors in the authentic culture, environments and communities of Japan.
Farming and Conservation
We aim to maintain the traditional Japanese farming landscape, known as Satoyama, and its thriving ecosystems through sustainable land management and agricultural practices.
The Community Project in Ota Village
Our project helps the communities of two small, rural valleys on the picturesque Kunisaki Peninsula in Oita Prefecture maintain their society and environment with the long-term vision of providing the area with a sustainable and viable future.
Our Base in Ota Village
Ota is a charming rural village of 1100 inhabitants located on the scenic Kunisaki Peninsula, an area rich in Shinto-Buddhist history and home to landscapes and ecosystems recognized as Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System (GIAHS).
Established March 2020, Ota Estates uses the unique synergy between tourism and agriculture to create a sustainable future for the farming community and new opportunities for rural livelihood.
Organic Vegetable Cultivation
Farming Experience Programme
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