Akasawa Natural Recreational Forest and Logging Railroad



Among Kiso’s 300-year old hinoki Japanese cypress tree groves is the Akasawa Natural Recreational Forest, where strolling one of the 8 walking courses in the old growth forest is considered to have medicinal effects. Verdant new growth in the summer and the fall foliage in autumn are treats for the eyes. The Akasawa forest is considered one of Japan’s Three Most Beautiful Forests and was selected by the Environment Ministry to its list of One Hundred Most Fragrant Scenic Areas. On weekends and holidays during its operating season, a classic excursion train is run on an old logging railroad.

Location Ogawairi National Forest, Agematsu Town Map
TEL 0264-52-2001
FAX 0264-52-1038
Mail hinoki@avis.ne.jp
Business hours 9:00 - 16:00
Usage fee Logging Train, JHS - adult : 800 yen 4 yrs - ES : 500 yen Walking in Akasawa : 500 yen Akasawa Forest Therapy (up to 100 people) : 3,000 yen
Seasonal Calendar Fresh Greenery: Mid to Late May Oyama Renge Magnolia trees: Mid-June Akayashio Azaleas: Late April to Early May Autumn Foliage: Mid to Late October
Date(s) Late-Apr to early-Nov (Tom Sauyer Club Village Kiso/Agematsu: mid-Aug to late-Aug; Walking in Akasawa: late-June; Akasawa Shinrinyoku (forest therapy): late-May & early-Oct)

Access and Parking


By Train:30 min Akasawa line bus from Agematsu Station (JR Chuo Line) or a 25 min. taxi ride
By Car:65 km / 90 min from Shiojiri IC
65 km / 90 min from Nakatsugawa IC


Railways and Buses

Nature Observation

Superb Views

Go for a Ride

Mountains and Rivers

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