The tour consisting of technological, consumption and educational aspects will provide you precious opportunities to focus on these issues facing modern society today. You will become increasingly aware of environmental issues and various ways to consume energy in every single aspect of modern everyday life.
Day 1 Duration 5 hours (11:20am to 4:30pm)
Over view of the biomass industrial town of Maniwa
Sustainable life style in Maniwa and biomass businesses of the town
Visiting the old part of Katsuyama town well preserved buildings from the Edo period
Katsuyama was awarded the 2009 “Beautiful Cityscape Award” in the City Landscape Awards.
Visiting Meiken Manufacturing to inspect the manufacturing process of fuel tablets and pellets
These are manufactured using sawn wood chips, and saw dust a by product of timber production.
Power generating plant using wood
Power generated byproducts provides necessary power for the manufacturing plants. Surplus energy are sold to a power company to supply energy to other factories in the area.
Case study at public facilities that are run by sustainable energy
Air conditioning systems of Maniwa municipal government are run by wood chip pellet boilers. They also introduced solar energy.
Drop at the station
Day 2 Duratino 5.5 hours （9am-2:30pm）
Case studies providing hands-on experiences can be arranged
Three optional courses are available.
※For details of optional tours, visit our website.
Monday through Friday This is a guided tour.
（The tour requires a minimum of 10 participants）
◆Pick up /drop off points
1) One-day tour
2) Overnight tour
The tour is designed for group participants. Individual pariticapnts are requested to contact for more details.
One-day tour includes basic programs. Overnight tours can specifically focus on a particular area of interest (woody biomass, dairy or agriculture, etc.)For details, visit our website.
＜One-day tour＞12,000 yen
＜Overnight tour＞20,000 yen
※Tour transportation, insurance, and two lunches are included.
※Accommodations, breakfast and dinner are not included.
Please note, an additional fee will be incurred when a designated interpreter arrangements are requierd.
Please read through the conditions of the tour when you apply.
For booking accomodations, please contact us via email.
The tour planner
Maniwa Tourism Federation
420-2 Katsuyama, Maniwa, Okayama Prefecture 717-0013 Japan
(JR ChugokuKatsuyama Station Building)
Travel Agency registered with Okayama Prefectural Governor