Nature and Outdoor
Explore a fairytale-like forest

Moss Forest Tour

Price: JPY 5,000 (tax excl.)/ person Duration: 3h

Activities

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 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.

INFORMATION

Period Fom June to mid November
Due Date 1 day prior the date of the activity
Duration 3h
Schedule

10:00 Activity starts
Meet us at the entrance of the Moss Forest *1
10:10 Guide walk (part 1)
A look at the macro forest
11:10 Coffee break at mountain hut
11:30 Guide walk (part 2)
And now a look into the micro forest using a loupe
12:00 Picture time
Let's take some cute pics with model figures of animals and anime characters!
12:20 Guide walk (part 3)
Back to the trailhead
13:00 Activity ends

*1 In case of transfer from station, please meet the guide at the TIC counter 1h in advance.

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

Reservation

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