Your Childhood Dreams of a Secret Treehouse Have Come True! Spend an Unforgettable Night in Japan’s First Treetop Campsite
Spend the night in a tent soaking up the forest’s negative ions.
Tree Picnic Adventure Ikeda in Fukui Prefecture has launched Japan’s first treetop campsite, where you can pitch a tent on the deck and sleep four whole meters above the ground.
Ikeda is a small area in central Fukui. Ninety percent of Ikeda is mountainous land; in winter it is isolated by heavy snows, and like much of rural Japan its population is shrinking. Launched in 2016 to revitalize the village, Tree Picnic Adventure Ikeda includes play equipment, tree climbing areas, and a mega zip line so that visitors can experience the thrill of flying like a bird. It also has cottages and other accommodation facilities, complete with barbecue equipment. With a 2.1 km long river hiking course, it is one of Japan’s largest adventure parks by areas.
Up to four people can stay in a tent four meters above ground.
Now Tree Picnic Adventure Ikeda has a new attraction: Japan’s first treetop campsite, in the form of a deck suspended from the trees four meters above ground, combining the fun of the outdoors with the thrill of adventure.
Next to the deck (but four meters below, at ground level!) are benches, tables, and barbecues. At night, you can move your tent up into the treetops to enjoy the starry sky, sleep with the birds of the forest, and bathe in the sun’s rays at dawn before they reach anyone down below. It’s everyone’s childhood dream of a secret treehouse come true—a must-try experience for the young at heart!
At the end of November, Tree Picnic Adventure Ikeda’s Green Season will end, with the Winter Season beginning in January. If you hurry, there’s still time for you and your friends or family fit in your very own forest adventure among the deep greens and autumn reds of the forest—before the golden village landscape is covered in deep white snow.
◆ Tree Picnic Adventure Ikeda
Address: 28-16 Shizuhara, Ikeda, Fukui
Operating period: March 17 to November 30, 2018 (Green Season), January 12 to March 4, 2019 (Winter Season)
◆ Treetop Campsite
Conditions of use: 2-4 people per site
(children must be 130 cm or taller)
Fee: 16,000 JPY (including tax)