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 length of the forest is made up of hundreds 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||1 day prior the date of the activity|
10:00 Activity starts
|No. of participants||Min. 2 persons Max. 15 persons|
|Price||/ person||Adults: JPY 5,000 (tax excl.)
Children under 13: JPY 3,000 (tax excl.)
Children under 4: Free of charge
|Included in the price||Guide service, Coffee break, Insurance|
|Payment method||Credit Card|
|Cancellation policy||from 7 days prior to activity day : 30%
from 3 days prior to activity day : 50%
1 day before the activity day : 70%
the activity day : 100%
|Access||60 min by bus from JR Chino station 50 min by car from Suwa IC *Free transfer available for small groups *The activity may be cancelled in case of bad weather|
If you are interested please contact us.
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Autumn Highlights - autumn colors and savory food-
Spring Highlights -a journey into history, gastronomy and spirituality-