Our duty as ECOLOGIC is to be the coordinator and consultant to introduce the value of the local region and to bridge the gap between guests and local communities alike.
regional cultures and dignity of the local community
through community-based ecotourism.
"THINK LOCALLY, ACT GLOBALLY" 地域レベルで考え、世界に発信する
To protect the natural environment, regional cultures and dignity of the local community through community-based ecotourism.
- Protect nature and preserve traditional culture together with local communities for the future generation.
- Local communities get benefits mentally and economically.
- Both locals and visitors learn together and respect each other for the peace!
Message from Our Founder: Masanori (MASA) SHINTANI
How is ecotourism different from tourism? At the core of ecotourism are the local people.
Ecotourism, also known as sustainable tourism, allows locals to get involved in tourism through guiding; it’s a chance to interact with locals who teach guests about the region’s nature and culture. It’s a valuable opportunity for locals to introduce their lifestyles; to participate in an exchange of stories, cultures, languages, etc. so that we can all learn from one another. It increases mutual love and respect - for the people, for the land, for the traditions. This sustainable cycle allows for locals to protect and pass on their land and culture onto the next generations to come. Ecotourism also positively contributes to the well-being of the local people and economy.
However, ecotourism takes a lot of effort and time to successfully create ethical and sustainable models of ecotourism. For this reason, we created our organization, Ecologic.
As Ecologic, we aim to help local communities realize their value and find the exquisite beauty in their surroundings that have become the norm to them. We listen, work with, and empower local communities to see the value in what they have to offer and share with the rest of the world. From the surrounding nature to unique customs, sometimes it takes a little nudge from supporters outside of the community to realize and believe in the potential. We work closely with the local people over time to build relationships and trust. We take on challenges every day with our mission to support ecotourism development based on understanding and consent.
In ２００８Established “General Incorporated Association of ECOLOGIC” at the food of Mt. Fuji, Fujinomiya-city, Shizuoka-prefecture, JAPAN.
In ２０１７“ECOLOGIC” launched En-Ya Mt. Fuji Ecotours [リンク] which introduced guests to experience Mt. Fuji up close through the eyes of the communities in Fujinomiya. Ecologic works together with Fujinomiya city's businesses to highlight sustainable tourism practices, cultural and outdoor experiences and attractions, promote the local arts, and create services that are English-friendly.
In ２０２１”ECOLOGIC” added a luxurious camping and retreat site on their land. Mt. Fuji Satoyama Vacation [リンク] combines a sustainable yet comfortable camping experience with ecotour adventures.
Headquarters: 98-14 Ohshikakubo, Fujinomiya, Shizuoka, Japan