Tsushima island is 90% covered by woods. It is an island of mountains. From the ancient times, there have been various sectors taking advantage of the island’s rich natural resources. Mushroom cultivation and charcoal making vitalise forest that can be a good home to a variety of plants and animals. Mountain villages made through “mountain work” passed down from generation to generation also became home to various species like Tsushima Wild Cat.
Experiencing all island life
Tsushima has sea, mountains and villages. Since the olden days, people in Tsushima have been living by receiving gifts from sea, mountains and villages (fields). We are farmers and fishermen at the same time, and can do forestry work too. There are a lot of people like us in Tsushima. How about learning special and authentic ways of living with nature from such specialists?
Experience in Mountain
Experience in sea
Tsushima Straits connects East China Sea and Japan Sea, and is one of the world’s best fishing spots. It is well-known that there are many fishermen doing line-fishing, squid fishing and so on. Using small outboard motorboat called “Sengaiki,” Tsushimans go fishing to get some main/side dishes for dinner. The view of majestic mountains from the boat on the sea is just magnificent. Such scenery definitely makes Tsushima special.
Experience in village
Rice-growing is an activity popularized since the Yayoi Era. “Taishu Soba” carries the original taste of Soba. Asparagus cultivation and raising red cow are also on the list. Tsushima’s agriculture is diversified business that involves various things at a small scale. Many Tsushimans have small field(s) near their house, and grow crops for home-use. Please experience the joy of actually making the food that you eat.