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Totoro Fund
Address:
3-1169-1 Mikajima Tokorozawa-shi, Saitama-ken
3591164 Japan
Kurosuke's House opens from 10:00 to 15:00 on Tuesday Wednesday and Saturday. Public holidays, year-end and new year holidays are closed.
* No parking lot in the Kurosuke's House.
* Temporary closig date: please contact secretariat at office@totoro.or.jp
Mikajima Area

19 forests with total area of 34,031㎡ (as of April 1, 2019) and visitor center called “House of Kurosuke”, an old falk house that Totoro Funds acquired in 2004, all are located in this area. You will see tea gardens, small stream, bamboo groves and homestead woodland around the house of Kurosuke and this location provides easy access to 15 forests. Secretariats and volunteer staffs of Totoro Funds, mostly working at House of Kurosuke, will support your visit.


Forest No. 4, located near the Lake Sayama and surrounded by the forest, is very quite place where you can feel the nature of the Sayama hills. We recomend you to visit forest No. 9 and 10 as well because these lands are just 2 minutes walk from the forest No. 4.
■Address: 1-395 Mikajima, Tokorozawa
■Access: 15 minutes walk from Geijutsu-sogo-koko bus stop on the Seibu Bus line and Tokorozawa City Bus line.
■Area of the land: 1,173㎡
■Acquisition date: May 23, 2001



■Address: 133-1 Horinouchi, Tokorozawa
■Access: 10 minutes walk from Horinouchi bus stop on the Seibu Bus line.
■Area of the land: 3,935㎡
■Acquisition date: October 29, 2003



The forest No. 9 was developed as a housing land during the period of the economic bubble. Although the land was urbanization-restricted area and land owner could not build a house until then. At the end, Totoro Funds got this land from land owner in 2008 to recover woodland.
■Address: 1-410-13 Mikajima, Tokorozawa
■Access: 15 minutes walk from Geijutsu-sogo-koko bus stop on the Seibu Bus line and
Tokorozawa City Bus line.
■Area of the land: 104

■Acquisition date: November 26, 2008



The forest No.10, located near both forest No.4 and 9, was well-preserved so that Totoro Funds acquired the land to conserve the forest and ecosystem, and these 3 forest are connected by road.
■Address: 1-379-1 Mikajima, Tokorozawa
■Access: 15 minutes walk from Geijutsu-sogo-koko bus stop on the Seibu Bus line and Tokorozawa City Bus line.
■Area of the land: 1,349㎡
■Acquisition date: May 19, 2009



Forest No.13 is located between Waseda University Tokorozawa Campus and the Saitama Midori-no-mori Nature Park. To preserve this forest as a well-lighted area, we clear-cut Moso-chiku “phyllostachys pubescens” and conserve rare plant community in its forest area.
The forest village that still remains around the area is a part of a characteristic of the forest No13. Forests and vegetable fields are distributed around the forest and Yamanokami Shrine is located next to the forest. You will definitely remember the sights of the animation from “Tonari no Totoro” if you stand by the shrine.
■Address: 472 Horinouchi, Tokorozawa
■Access: 5 minutes walk from Kojya bus stop on the Seibu Bus line.
■Area of the land: 1,443㎡
■Acquisition date: October 28, 2010



The forest No.18 is located high above sea level, therefore the view from top of the hill is extremely beautiful. so it has wonderful view from top of the hill. The area is covered with broad-leaved deciduous forest and is habitat to many living creatures including wild birds and insects; and natural springs can also be seen in the area.
■Address: 374 Horinouchi, Tokorozawa
■Access: 5 minutes walk from Dai bus stop on the Seibu Bus line.
■Area of the land: 376㎡
■Acquisition date: October 22, 2012



Forest No. 21 is located next to No. 20 and it is the widest land (7,447 ㎡) in existence if we count these two forest, No.20 and No.21 together. These two forests are located between Waseda University Tokorozawa Campus and High School of the Art.
■Address: 2-502, 503 Mikajima, Tokorozawa
■Access: 2 minutes from Waseda-daigaku bus stop on the Seibu Bus line.
■Area of the land: No. 20: 3,468㎡, No. 21: 3,979㎡
■Acquisition date: No. 20: June 10, 2013, No. 21: October 17, 2013



Forest No. 22 is located about 1 minute walk to the west from Sayama Nature Park and the forest is surrounded by other existing forest. Sayama Nature Park is a good place to take a rest and if the sky is clear, you will see Mt Fuji over the Lake Sayama.
■Address: 1-73-1 Mikajima, Tokorozawa
■Access: 15 minutes walk from Sayamako-guchi bus stop on the Seibu Bus line and Tokorozawa City Bus line.
■Area of the land: 2,791㎡
■Acquisition date: February 7, 2014



■Address: 1-336-1 Mikajima, Tokorozawa
■Access: 10 minutes walk from Dainichido bus stop on the Seibu Bus line and Seibu City Bus line.
■Area of the land: 1,221㎡
■Acquisition date: March 14, 2014



■Address: 2-526 Mikajima, Tokorozawa
■Access: 2 minutes from Waseda-daigaku bus stop on the Seibu Bus line.
■Area of the land: 1,683㎡
■Acquisition date: November 17, 2014



The road on the east side of the forest No. 29 is paved, although the road on the west side of the forest is walking trail which connects direct to the Kuroske’s house as well as other Totoro’s forests. The forest No. 29 offers a spectacular view of village forest at the Sayama hills.
■Address: 1-146-1 Mikajima, Tokorozawa
■Access: 15 minutes walk from Sayamako-guchi bus stop on the Seibu Bus line and Tokorozawa City Bus line.
■Area of the land: 869㎡
■Acquisition date: March 23, 2015



Forest No. 30 is located at City of Iruma near the Saitama Midori-no-mori Nature Park, and western part of the land is in a prime location over lookin wetland. The area is a part of conservation district setted by Saitama Prefecture.
■Address: 751 Miyadera, Miyamae, Iruma
■Access: 10 minutes walk from Hagiwara bus stop on the Seibu Bus line.
■Area of the land: 1,607㎡
■Acquisition date: May 25, 2015



The flat land of forest no. 31, located near the forest No. 20 and 21 as well as Tokorozawa Campus of Waseda University, is well preserved. It is easy to access from the Kurosuke's House and bus stop.
■Address: 2-501-3 Mikajima, Tokorozawa
■Access: 3 minutes walk from Geijutsus-g--koko bus stop on the Seibu Bus line.
■Area of the land: 797㎡
■Acquisition date: August 24, 2015



This forest no. 33 is located by the forest No. 26 acquired in 2014. This forest is valuable land that many kind of species of vegetation in habitat.
■Address: 2-527-2 Mikajima, Tokorozawa
■Access: 2 minutes from Waseda-daigaku bus stop on the Seibu Bus line
■Area of the land: 2,123㎡
■Acquisition date: December 8, 2015



The area of forest No. 34 is located by the wetland where fireflies in habitat but some maintenance is needed due to land's bad condition.
■Address: 2-527-2 Mikajima, Tokorozawa
■Access: 2 minutes from Waseda-daigaku bus stop on the Seibu Bus line
■Area of the land: 1,487㎡
■Acquisition date: December 8, 2015



The forest No. 38 is a part of evergreen wood land on the shore of Lake Sayama and close from residential and farm lands.
■Address: 1-63-1 Mikajima, Tokorozawa
■Access: 15 minutes walk from Sayamako-guchi bus stop on the Seibu Bus line and
Tokorozawa City Bus line.
■Area of the land: 2,210㎡
■Acquisition date: June 6, 2016



■Address: 2-527-1 Mikajima, Tokorozawa
■Access: 2 minutes from Waseda-daigaku bus stop on the Seibu Bus line.
■Area of the land: 2,208㎡
■Acquisition date: March 6, 2017



     The forest No. 49 is a part of mountain forest located between Hira hill and Kinsenji temple. This area worth a lot to conserve that scenery of village forest still remains perfectly.

Address: 479-1 Horinouchi, Tokorozawa

Access: 10 minutes walk from Horinouchi

    bus stop on the Seibu Bus line.

Area of the land: 1,208㎡

Acquisition date: March 19, 2019




 
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