The prefecture with the highest forest area in Japan at 84% …Kochi!! (vol.72) December, 2018 PDF
Kochi is a land of forests and mountains where precious nature and culture is still intact. Japan’s first forest environment tax was introduced in Kochi in 2003, and artificial forests are periodically thinned out in order to stop the destruction of forestland while efforts are being made to preserve rare species of wild flora from being eaten by wild animals such as deer. In this issue, to understand in depth about Kochi Prefecture’s mountains and “satoyama” or domestic woodland, we went to Hokigamine Forest Park and Hidaka Village, where you can try out forest and domestic woodland activity experiences.