iForest | International Forest School – TOKYO
“My daughter had a fantastic time and I feel it was a real confidence boost for her”
International Forest School TOKYO
Choose your own adventure
Choose your own adventure
iForest is the only mobile forest school in Tokyo. Without a building, nature is our classroom.
Based on the Danish Forest School approach, we foster unique, independent thinking, self guided learning through first hand experiences.
A DAY IN iFOREST
The adventure bus is where the fun begins every day! Everyone hops aboard, buckles up, and we’re off to our destination. With the engine roaring and the wind in our hair, we’re ready for an epic journey.
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With the forest as our classroom, we explore the wonders of nature through hands-on activities and play. Whether we’re identifying plants, building shelters, or climbing on logs, our young learners are fully immersed in the experience. And as they discover the world around them, they’re also developing important life skills like problem-solving, teamwork, and creativity.
End of the day
As the day comes to a close, we jump aboard the adventure bus with tired bodies but excited minds. We settle into our seats and share stories of the amazing things we saw and experienced in the great outdoors. The memories we’ve made will stay with us forever, and we can’t wait to tell our parents all about our adventures when we get back. With smiles on our faces, we wave goodbye to the forest, already dreaming of our next adventure.
1. Jike Furusato Village
This enchanting village offers children a rustic yet immersive outdoor classroom.
2. Miho Municipal Forest
Tranquil ambiance and untouched beauty nestled amidst the embrace of towering trees
4. Tokyo Port Wild Bird Park
Llush foliage and tranquil surroundings, ideal setting for hands-on learning.
Our regular school program where children spend quality time connecting with nature 2-4 days a week.
Term based weekend activity that consists of bushcraft, hiking, and other child initiated activities.
Join us for a day in our regular program. Limited spots available.
What our parents are saying
A:“100%. Absolutely the most wonderful experience I could give my children. It was exactly what I had hoped for. I love that they truly go into the wilderness rather than just spending outdoor time at a playground. They have so much time and space to dig into their curiosity, and freedom to find their own path and itinerary throughout the day. What a gift.“
A: There is a lot we can learn from nature which is limited when one learns only in an indoor environment. In order to preserve the delicate ecosystem, it’s crucial to start young to be respectful of nature and its surroundings. A small impact leads to ripples of aftermath, no matter how small or insignificant we think that small action may be.
Everything fell within my expectations. The only thing that surprised me in a positive way was that three years old started using a knife.
A: We strongly believe that learning based on curiosity is the one we would like our son to take. We think that inquisitive learning is student-centered learning and it is very meaningful to children and it makes them love learning.
The freedom to play, explore, get hurt, and to be in pure nature is being lost in our youth. If we think about our own childhood experiences what was that like? My fondest memories as a child was playing outdoors in the creek with friends, camping with the Cub Scouts of America, and being outside. We built makeshift rafts, explored the neighborhood, learnt about our environment, and dealt with the weather without adult supervision. My passion is to give that right to explore, play and be in nature back to the children in an educational setting. This is why iForest was created.
Nature’s Profound Impact on Young Minds As a dedicated advocate
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