PWS organizes a course, that runs three times per year, on a high-altitude plateau , surrounded by the Northern section of the Japanese Alps. The'Sasagamine Field Science Course' equips participants with essential survival skills; skills that can minimize the chance of accidents when conducting research in the field. Throughout the course, participants stay at the Sasagamine Hütte, first built in 1929 by several members of the Kyoto Imperial University Travel Club, including the late Kinji Imanishi (1902-1992). Participants can observe a wide variety of flora and fauna within the Sasagamine area.
In this peaceful and pristine area, they will feel connected to nature. It is especially quiet in the winter season when deep snow blankets the ground, muffling all sound. Such an experience strengthens participants' resolve to act to conserve our precious natural environment.