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Nature Hunt with Handmade Microscope in Nojiri, Akiu!!

See how the appearance of items completely change when viewed with a microscope.

Operation Period

All year round. (Tell us your desired date when applying)

Time Required


Number of Participants



1,500 JPY– (tax included)

Use a microscope to closely observe everyday items in nature, things that you can eat, and things that you don't usually pay attention to. In this experience, each person will make a handmade microscope with 15x magnification then walk around with it to closely observe various things such as flowers, wooden surfaces, and stones.

1. Instructions about how to use the microscope
2. Walk around, observe, and gather items
3. Share with the group what you observed
4. Reflection and debriefing

Your guide will explain background information about items you find and observe.

A magnification of 15x is a level that allows you to see the pollen grains of flowers, mold hyphae, and the structure of the compound eyes of insects—it is a look into a world that is completely different from the world you can only view with your regular eyesight!

Experience Program NameNature Hunt with Handmade Microscope in Nojiri, Akiu!!
Activity LocationAkiu Baba, around the forest road at the base of Mt. Takanosu.
Time Required2hours.
Operation PeriodAll year round. (Tell us your desired date when applying)
Start Time10:00
Minimum number of participants4people
Maximum number of participants15people
Reservation Deadline7 days before by 17:00
About suspension of the activityWhen stormy weather is expected, we may decide to cancel the event. In that case, we will contact you on the evening before the event.
Important notes regarding participation*The contents of the tour and walking distance can be adjusted a considerable amount. Please consult in advance.
Nature Hunt with Handmade Microscope in Nojiri, Akiu!!1,500 JPY (Tax included)
What is included in the priceExperience fee, materials fee, guide fee, consumption tax, insurance.
What is not included in the priceTransportation costs from meeting area to experience area.
Method of PaymentPay cash on the day.
About cancellations and changesPlease contact us as soon as possible in case of cancellation or changes.
Cancellation PolicyThere is no cancellation fee.
Since we must change the activity insurance, please contact us as soon as possible.
Meeting Spot25-2 Nojiri-cho, Akiu-machi Baba, Taihaku-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken
Nojiri Exchange Cafe "Bandokoro"
Meeting TimePlease come 10 minutes before the start of the program.
Access--By Car--
40 minutes by car from Tohoku Expressway Sendai-Minami IC.
Use the parking lot at "Bandokoro" (free, room for 15 cars, no reservation required).
Barrier-free AccessNo
About multi-lingual supportJapanese/English

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