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  • Village Forest and Natural HabitatSayama Hills

    Yours to Discover

    2018 Edition

  • Lake Tama

    Lake Sayama

    2018 Totoros Forest Guide

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    About Sayama Hills

    Sayama Hills is located in the center of Musashino Plateau, approximately 35km from Downtown Tokyo, in an area overlapping Saitama prefecture and Tokyo metropolis. It is a lush hill of greenery, encompassing 3,500ha (8,650 acres) measuring about 11km (6.9miles) East to West, and 4km (2.5miles) North to South. The vast woodland area, which includes two reservoirs, Lake Sayama and Lake Tama still maintain an old-world charm. Seen from above, the hills resemble a small green island in the middle of Greater Tokyo Area.

    Here, farmland, rice fields and wetlands, as well as its surrounding woods maintain a timeless look of the past. This type of habitat is called Satoyama and has been developed all over Japan with the primary objective of farming. Satoyama is home to a diverse array of life, and has created several unique natural habitats.

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    Kotesashistation

    DainichidoLake-side Area

    Yamaguchi Area

    Sayamagaoka station

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    Sayama Hill Flora &Fauna Interaction Center

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    Address: Kurosukes House3-1169-1 Mikashima, Tokorozawa-shiSaitama Prefecture 359-1164 Japan

    Tokyo

    Kotesashi

    Kokubunji

    Tokorozawa

    OmiyaKawagoe

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    Hanno

    JR Chuo LineSinjuku

    Haijima

    *15 minutes by bus from Kotesashi Station on the Seibu Railway Ikebukuro line and 5 minutes walk from Dainichido bus stop on the Sebu Bus line.*15 minutes by bus from Sayamagaoka Station on the Seibu Railway Ikebukuro line and 10 minutes walk from Mikajima-chugakko bus stop on the Tokorozawa City Bus line.

    In Sayama Hills 1,400 types of ferns and other seedling plants, 19 mammals and over 200 different species of birds have been identified. In addition, 2,500 types of insects, as well as frogs, snakes and salamanders (Hynobius tokyoensis) call this Satoyama its home, making its moniker The treasure chest of nature much appropriate.People have inhabited the area since Japans Paleolithic age, over 10,000 years ago. 235 archaeological sites have been confirmed in Sayama region, making them valued cultural assets.

    Getting here

    - By RailSeibu Railway Ikebukuro line and Seibu Railway Shinjuku line bring visitors into the heart of the Sayama region each day. Kotesashi Station on Seibu Railway Ikebukuro line is two stops away from Tokorozawa Station and connects to the buses bound for Waseda Daigaku (Waseda University) and Miyadera-nishi. Kurosuke no ie (House of Kurosuke), a base for visitor, is about 5 minutes walk fromthe bus stop Dainichi-do.- By RoadSeveral highways including and Keno-do(Keno-Express way), Highways 16 and 463,link surrounding cities to Sayama Hills.

    Keisei LineNaritaAirport

    Haneda Airport Shinagawa

    KurosukeHouse

    Hikarigaoka

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    IkebukuroUeno

    JR Yamanote Line

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    Totoros Forest No.1

    Yamaguchi Area

    Forest No.1

    First Totoros forest located in Yamaguchi area acquired in 1990 by Totoro Funds steering committee. Auercus serrata and Japanese cedar grow mainly, and oak trees, prunus sargentii, storax and pinus densiflora also grows around the forest No. 1. All the areas are connected by paths and steps, and it is good place for forest bathing.Address: 351 Zakoiri, Kami-yamaguchi, TokorozawaAccess: 5 minutes walk from Takahashi bus stop on the

    Tokorozawa City Bus line or 20 minutes from Seibukyujo-mae Station on the Seibu Railway Sayama line

    Area of the land: 1,183Acquisition date: August 8, 1991

    2018 Totoros Forest Guide

    Totoro no mori Totoros Foest was named after the animation movie which was produced by Hayao Miyazaki from Tonari no Totoro (My neighbor Totoro) since the village in this movie was modeled in this area, Sayama Hills. We recommend you to watch the movie before you visit this place so that you feel yourself be in the movie. It is mostly like a forest to hike and feel the nature to refresh yourself.

    Most of Totoros forests are distributed around the area of northern part of Sayama Hills and some museums are located around this area as well to learn its history and folklore. These forests, museums and many of visitor centers located all over the area of Sayama region are connected each other by paths or nature trails.

    20 forests with total area of 34,299 (as of May 1, 2018) are located in Yamaguchi area. You will get a sensational view of village forests and find temples, tea gardens and Japanese traditional houses. To get here in Yamaguchi area, change the train to Seibu Railway Sayama line at Nishi-Tokorozawa station and get off at Shimo-Yamaguchi or Seibukyujyo-mae station. Details of forests located in Yamaguchi area are as indicated below.

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    Totoro Fund

    Totoros Forest No.7

    Address: 2-28-45 Kitano-minami, TokorozawaAccess: 10 minutes walk from Takamine bus stop on

    the Seibu Bus line.Area of the land: 1,151Acquisition date: November 14, 2008

    Forest No.7

    Address: 2630 Yamaguchi, TokorozawaAccess: 10 minutes from walk Yamaguchi-jyo ato bus

    stop on the Tokorozawa City Bus line or 15 minutes walk from Shimoyamaguchi station on the Seibu Railway Sayama line.

    Area of the land: 3,873Acquisition date: October 29, 2003

    Forest No.6Totoros Forest No.6

    Totoros Forest No.3

    Forest No. 3, well-kept greenery, consisting of mainly quercus serrata and Japanese cypress is surrounded by farm land and it creates beautiful scenery.Address: 253-2 Kami-yamaguchi, TokorozawaAccess: 3 minutes walk from Takahashi bus stop on the

    Tokorozawa City Bus line or 20 minutes from walk Seibu-kyujo-mae Station on the Seibu Railway Sayama line.

    Area of the land: 1,252Acquisition date: May 26, 1998

    Forest No.3

    Address: 2375 Kume-Yawatagoe, TokorozawaAccess: 30 minutes walk from Shimo-yamaguchi Station

    on the Seibu Railway Sayama line.Area of the land: 1,712Acquisition date: April 10, 1996

    Forest No.2

    Totoros Forest No.2

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    Address: 2-28-9 Kitano-minami, TokorozawaAccess: 20 minutes walk from Takamine bus stop on the Seibu Bus line.Area of the land: 1,046Acquisition date: March 19, 2012

    Forest No.16

    Totoros Forest No.16

    Totoros Forest No.11

    Totoros Foest No.15

    Forest No.15 was donated by other non-profit organizations in 2011. The forest was well managed because the organization was maintaining the forest perfectly. The forest is leading directly to the forest No.3 and total area of forest is approx. 2,500.Address: 2-2 Kami-yamaguchi, TokorozawaAccess: 3 minutes walk from Takahashi bus stop on

    the Tokorozawa City Bus line or 20 minutes walk from Seibukyujo-mae station on the Seibu Railway Sayama line.

    Area of the land: 1,248Acquisition date: October 30, 2011

    Forest No.15

    Address: 2-28-13 Kitano-minami, TokorozawaAccess: 15 minutes walk from Takamine bus stop on

    the Seibu Bus line.Area of the land: 2,386Acquisition date: January 25, 2010

    Forest No.11

    Address: 1-20-49 Kitano-minami, TokorozawaAccess: 2 minutes walk from Tsubakimine bus stop on

    the Seibu Bus line.Area of the land: 1,179Acquisition date: November 14, 2008

    Forest No.8

    Totoros Forest No.8

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    Totoro Fund

    Totoros Forest No.25

    Forest No. 25,the newest land that Totoro Funds acquisitioned in June 2014, is located next the forest No. 6 and 23. It will be ablaze with flowers in the spring and autumnal colors of the leaves are beautiful as well.Address: 2629 Aza-Mujinairi, Yamaguchi, TokorozawaAccess: 10 minutes walk from Yamaguchi-jyo ato bus stop on the Tokorozawa City Bus

    line or 15 minutes walk from Shimoyamaguchi station on the Seibu Railway Sayama line.Area of the land: 1,107Acquisition date: May 27, 2014

    Forest No.25

    Address: 2636 Mujinairi, Yamaguchi, TokorozawaAccess: 10 minutes walk from Yamaguchi-jyo ato bus

    stop on the Tokorozawa City Bus line or 15 minutes walk from Shimoyamaguchi station on the Seibu Railway Sayama line.

    Area of the land: 2,896Acquisition date: February 26, 2014

    Totoros Forest No.23

    Forest No.23

    Address: 1998 Oshibahara, Kamiyamaguchi, Tokorozawa

    Access: 10 minutes walk from Seibu-kyujo-mae station on the Seibu Railway Sayama line.

    Area of the land: 1,968Acquisition date: March 18, 2013

    Forest No.19

    Totoros Forest No.19

    Forest No.28

    Address: 440-4 Nagakubo, Kami-yamaguchi, TokorozawaAccess: 5 minutes walk from Takahashi bus stop on the Tokorozawa City Bus line or 20 minutes from Seibukyujo-mae Station on the Seibu Railway Sayama lineArea of the land: 1,058Acquisition date: December 16, 2014

    Totoros Forest No.28

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    The forest no.32 has the widest land that Totoro Fund purchased and the land is a part of the co