Nature and Outdoor
Explore a fairytale-like forest

Moss Forest Tour (Currently Suspended)

Price: JPY 7,700/person Duration: 3 hr


A journey into the micro to understand the macro

On the northern side of the Yatsugatake Mountains at over 2100m, there is a mysterious forest completely covered in moss which looks like it just came out of Hayao Miyazaki's anime world.
An arcane sacred atmosphere pervades the lush conifer forest, where a thick carpet of emerald moss envelopes everything in sight, from the exposed gnarly roots of the trees to the scattered igneous rocks.

The "macro" forest which spreads around Shirakoma Pond is lovely indeed, but why don't you take a closer look? Just here under our noses, there is another forest, a "micro" forest that many people pass by without realizing. The green layer of moss, which extends over the entire forest, is made up of hundreds of different species as varied as the plants in a botanical garden.

Together with our guide, set off on an adventure to explore the wonders of both forests and discover the way they interact. You can use a loupe to get a better look at the tiny moss leaves and take some cute pics with small-scale model figures of animals and anime characters.


Period Fom June to mid November
Due Date 10 days prior the date of the activity
Duration 3 hr


Activity starts
Meet us at the entrance of the Moss Forest *1


Guide walk (part 1)
A look at the macro forest


Coffee break at a mountain hut


Guide walk (part 2)
And now a look into the micro forest using a loupe


Picture time
Let's take some cute pics with model figures of animals and anime characters!


Guide walk (part 3)
Back to the trailhead


Activity ends

*1 In case of transfer from JR Chino Station, please meet the guide at the 2nd floor Information Center 1 hr in advance.

No. of participants Min. 2 persons Max. 15 persons
Price / person Adult (ages 14+): JPY 7,700 (after tax)
Child (under age 13): JPY 3,300 (after tax)
Included in the price Guide service, coffee break, insurance
Payment method Credit card
Cancellation policy 7 days prior: 30% of total amount
3 days prior: 50% of total amount
1 day prior: 70% of total amount
Day of activity: 100% of total amount
Access 60 min by bus from JR Chino station
50 min by car from Suwa IC
*Free transfer available for small groups with less than 4 people
*The activity may be canceled in case of bad weather


The resevation of this year has ended.
If you are interested please contact us.

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