Visit a Japanese countryside village

An instructor provides commentary while taking you through the Nabekura Highlands Beech Forest and a village lined with 150-years-old traditional Japanese-style houses.
You will learn how the people of the settlement, who once produced charcoal from beech trees as a family businesses, co-habit with the countryside forest and about their current lifestyle. Also, you can get in touch with the architecture and traditions by visiting an actual traditional Japanese-style house.

Life / Culture
Highlight Stroll through the village where traditional Japanese-style houses remain in Nabekura Highlands.
Experience content Accompanied by an instructor, pass through the beech forest, to a village where Japan's untouched scenery unfolds. While sipping tea at a traditional Japanese-style house constructed over 150 years ago, you can learn about the region's history and traditions. Why don’t you take a break while enjoying the view of the relaxing rural scenery?
Tour style Guided
Price Group of 2: 4,000 yen per person Group of 3 or more: 3,500 yen per person Duration: 1.5 hours Difficulty Rating: ★* 1,000 yen discount when you stay overnight
Payment Method Cash Credit card: American Express / Diners / JCB / MasterCard / Visa / China Union Pay card
Acceptable number / Program 15 people / day
Publication time Opening Hours May to November
Time required for Stay , Exprerience 1.5 hours
Closed Every Tuesday
Parking Lot Standard cars: 30 spacesLarge-sized vehicles: 6 spaces
Merchandise Availability / Food Availability Yes
Receiving target Individuals Groups Observation and training groups Schools
Pamphlet English
Wi-fi Yes
Barrier free correspondence No
Reservation(Need / No Needed) Advance reservation required by phone, fax or Email
Reservation window TEL: +81-269-69-2888 FAX: +81-269-69-2288 Email:
Traffic access 50 minutes by bus from Iiyama Station on the JR Iiyama line or 15 minutes by car from JR Togari Nozawa Onsen Station
Postal code 389-2601
Contact address Teruoka 1571-15C, Iiyama City, Nagano Prefecture
Contact information TEL:+81-269-69-2888 FAX:+81-269-69-2288
Official website