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【2021 Forestry Agency Calendar】

2020.12.25NEWアイコン
It is calendar witf the prize-winning works of the "My Beautiful Forest in Japan Photo Contest" , icon_rink-rekumori.jpgso please have a look here.

【2020 Ski Resorts and Autumn Foliage information】

2020.11.20NEWアイコン
★Ski resorts are scheduled to open in the following areas from early December!!!
★Niseko Shinsennuma Marsh (Hokkaido)
Niseko Grand HIRAFU Snow Resort (Official Web Site [External Link] ), Niseko HANAZONO Ski Resort (Official Web Site [External Link] )
★Tenguyama (Mt.Tengu / Hokkaido) / Otaru Tenguyama Ski Resort (Related Web Site [External Link] )
★Nukabira (Hokkaido) / Nukabira Onsen Ski Resort (Related Web Site [External Link] )
Geto Kogen (Iwate Prefecture) / Geto Kogen Resort (Official Web Site [External Link] )
Urabandai-Dekodaira (Fukushima Prefecture) / Grandeco Snow Resort (Official Web Site [External Link] )
Yunomaru-Takamine (Nagano Prefecture) / Yunomaru Ski Resort (Related Web Site [External Link] )
Osorakan-Hosomi-Kyo (Hiroshima Prefecture) / Osorakan Snow Park (Related Web Site [External Link] )
Mukozaka-yama (Mt. Mukozaka / Miyazaki Prefecture) / The Gokase Highland Ski & Snowboard (Related Web Site [External Link] )

2020.11.20NEWアイコン
★The colorful autumn spectacle can be enjoyed in following area now!!
Mt.Takao (Tokyo), Higashiyama (Kyoto), Arashiyama (Kyoto), Meiji-no-Mori Minoh (Osaka), Mt. Takatori (Nara), Yamato Sanzan (Nara), Takarazuka (Hyogo)

2020.11.09NEWアイコン
"My Beautiful Forest in Japan Photo Contest" photobook has been created !!
The prize-winning works of the "My Beautiful Forest in Japan Photo Contest" held so far have been made into a photo book, icon_rink-rekumori.jpgso please have a look here.

Poroto

 

Erimo

 

Shikaribetsu

【Recreation Forest Newest Information】

2021.01.21 NEWアイコン
【Event / SHIKARIBETSUKO-KOTAN】
"Phantom Village" is born in the middle of winter. The event, which began in 1980, is now in its 40th year. Please enjoy the unique scenery of Lake Shikaribetsu.
Date: From Saturday, January 30, to Sunday, March 21.
-For more information
Please visit the official website of the SHIKARIBETSUKO-KOTAN icon_rink-rekumori.jpg[External link / English and Chinese version available].
<Contact details
Executive committee of SHIKARIBETSUKO-KOTAN
TEL:0156-69-8181 (Only Japanese language available)
e-mail: lake804m@gmail.com
 

Niseko Shinsennuma Marsh

【Local Newest Information】

2020.10.16NEWアイコン
【Road Closure during winter】
The section from Route 58 Kutchan Niseko Line Kutchan Town Hanazono National Forest 12 Forest Group Gate to Niseko Town / Rankoshi Town (Goshiki Onsen) Gate is closed to traffic during the following period.
Period: Scheduled from 11am on October 19, 2020 to 10am on May 28, 2021
2020.10.16NEWアイコン
【Road Closure during winter】
The section from Route 66 (Panorama Line) Oikomi, Kyowa town to Yunosato, Rankoshi town is closed to traffic during the following period.
Period: Scheduled from 10am on October 26, 2020 to 10am on April 23, 2021

Shirogane

【Local Newest Information】

2020.05.28
【Sightseeing spot】
icon_camera-rekumori.jpgShirogane Blue Pond(PDF:119KB)

Open: Year-round
Fee : Free
Parking is charged from April 1 (Wed.).
-For more information
Biei Tourist Association HPicon_rink-rekumori.jpg (External links / Multilingual Support)
<Contact details
Biei Municipal office
TEL 0166-92-4321 (Only Japanese language available)
2020.05.28
【Sightseeing spot】
icon_camera-rekumori.jpgShirahige Waterfalls(PDF:290KB)

Open : Year-round / Fee: Free
Light Up Event→Year-round
-For more information
Biei Tourist Association HPicon_rink-rekumori.jpg (External links / Multilingual Support)
<Contact details
Biei Municipal office
TEL 0166-92-4321 (Only Japanese language available)

Nukabira

【Recreation Forest Newest Information】

2021.01.21 NEWアイコン
【Notice】
Nukabira Ski Resort is open!

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection, the lift operation has changed during January.
-For more information
Please visit the website of the Kamshiroho Tourist Associationicon_rink-rekumori.jpg [External link / Only Japanese language available].
<Contact details
Nukabira Ski Resort
TEL:01564-4-2201 (Only Japanese language available) 
 

Toyako (Lake Toya)

【Recreation Forest Newest Information】

2020.09.18NEWアイコン
【Event / Illumination Tunnel】
About 400,000 lights shine in the Nigiwai Square in the center of Toyako Onsen district.
Date and time: From Sunday, November 1, 2020 to Sunday, March 7, 2021, from 18: 00 to 22: 00
<Contact detail:
Toyako Onsen Tourism Association
TEL: 0142-75-2446 (Only Japanese language available)
2020.09.18NEWアイコン
【Event / Lake Toya Onsen Illumination Street】
The street leading to the lakeside will be illuminated with 12,000 lights.
Date and time: Year-round, from sunset to 22: 00
Venue: In front of Toyako Kisen Headquarters (10 minutes walk from Toyako Onsen Bus Terminal)
<Contact detail:
Toyako Onsen Tourism Association
TEL: 0142-75-2446 (Only Japanese language available)
2020.07.01
【Notice】
To prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection, the following Nakatoya Campground is temporarily closed until next season.
-For more information
Please visit the website of  icon_rink-rekumori.jpgthe Sobetsu Town HP  [External Link].
【Local Newest Information】

2020.09.10NEWアイコン
【Visit Showa-Shinzan Campaign】
Sobetsu-cho is running a campaign to enjoy the Showa Shinzan area for 3 months from Tuesday, September 8th to Monday, November 30th!
-For more information
Please visit icon_rink-rekumori.jpgthe website of the Sobetsu Town [External Link].

Pirika Futamata

【Recreation Forest Newest Information】

2020.04.13
【Facility information】
Okupirikawa Onsen "Yama no Ie" has been closed since 2015 (Re-open date TBD).
-For more information
Please visit the official website of icon_rink-rekumori.jpgImakane Town (External links)
【Local Newest Information】

2020.06.02
【Notice】
The access road 999, Pirika Futamata Nature Recreation Village Line has been closed this year due to falling rocks.
<Contact details
Oshima General Subprefectural Bureau, Hakodate Construction Management Department, Imakane Branch
TEL:0137-82-0309 (Only Japanese language available)

Shirakami-Sanchi Anmon Falls

【Recreation Forest Information】

2020.12.25 NEWアイコン
【Road Closure during winter】
Shirakami Line
Sunakose - Tsugaru Pass
<Contact details
Aomori Prefectural Government Regional Bureau
TEL:0172-32-0800 (Only Japanese language available)
Tsugaru Pass-Mt. Iwasaki, Fukaura-cho
<Contact details
Aomori Prefectural Government Regional Bureau
TEL:0173-72-3550 (Only Japanese language available)

【Bus Anmon-go】
Route:Hirosaki Bus Terminal-Tsugaru Pass
This season’s service has ended
<Contact details
Konan Bus Co., Ltd.
TEL:0172-36-5061 (Only Japanese language available)

【Announcements】
The following routes and facility are closed in winter.
Around Anmon
1)Walking trail through the World Heritage site Japanese beech forest
2)Anmon Valley Route
3)SUGAE no Masumi's Road
4)Aqua Green Village ANMON Center House
<Contact details
Aqua Green Village ANMON Center House
TEL:0172-85-3011 (Only Japanese language available)
Around Tsugaru Pass
1)Mother tree
2)Large beech tree trail
3)Takakura Forest Nature Observation Trail: May 30 (Saturday) 

Yakehashiri

【Local Newest Information】

2020.07.01
【Notice】
In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection , the hot spring facility and the cafeteria are operating in shorter hours.
Depending on the situation, the period may be extended, so please check the business hours on icon_rink-rekumori.jpgthe Iwate Yakishiri International Exchange Village website.[External links]
<Contact details
Iwate Yakehashiri International Exchange Village
TEL : 0195-76-2013 (Only Japanese language available)
FAX : 0195-76-2169
E-mail: yakehashiri-info@yado-kariya.com

Goyozan

 

Geto Kogen

【Recreation Forest Newest Information】

2020.12.25 NEWアイコン
【Notice】
 Geto Kogen Resort  is
open.
For details, please see Official Web Site icon_rink-rekumori.jpg[External Link]
 

Nibetsu (Nibetsu Kokumin-no-Mori)

【Recreation Forest Newest Information】

2020.12.25 NEWアイコン
【Facility information】
 
Next season, we will consider opening the Nibetsu Forest Museum based on the situation of the COVID-19 infection.
 

Okukuji

 

Nozori

【Recreation Forest Newest Information】

2020.11.02NEWアイコン
Hello everyone!
Lake Nozori is quietly approaching winter, as if the bustle of summer is a lie.
This year, we installed a wooden bench to improve user convenience.
We will wait while preparing for many people to enjoy next year.
The access road to Lake Nozori, National Route 405, will be closed from 3pm on Friday, November 20, 2020 to 10am on Friday, April 23rd, 2021.
★For information on national routes, please refer to icon_rink-rekumori.jpgthe Gunma Prefecture website[External Links].
icon_camera-rekumori.jpgPhoto1 : Lake Nozori quietly waiting for winter (PDF:220KB)
icon_camera-rekumori.jpgPhoto2 : Used as a mud removal bench (PDF:256KB)
icon_camera-rekumori.jpgPhoto3 : Bus stop in the sky (PDF:299KB)

Mt. Takao

【Recreation Forest Newest Information】

2020.12.25NEWアイコン
In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection, The summit of Mt. Takao will be closed from 5pm on Thursday 31, 2020 to 7am on Friday 1, 2021. 
2020.11.09NEWアイコン
★The colorful autumn leaves can be enjoyed here!!
2020.06.26
【Notice】
"Reikimanzan Mt. Takao - Kuwato Story that is spin by people's prayer. -" based on Mt. Takao has certified as a "Japanese Heritage" by the Agency for Cultural Affairs.
-For more information
Please visit icon_rink-rekumori.jpg Please visit the website of the Agency for Cultural Affairs [External link]. 

【Local Newest Information】

2020.11.09NEWアイコン
【Only now! Temple Mt.Takao Yakuo-in Special Limited Red Ink Stamp】
At the Yakuo-in Goma reception desk, you can get a special limited red ink stamp to commemorate the first certification in Tokyo of the Japanese heritage "Mt. Takao, a story of people's prayers"!!
Number of awards (2 types): 1,000 each / Price: 1,000 yen each
For details, please visit icon_rink-rekumori.jpgthe Yakuo-in official website [External link / English version available].
2020.10.07NEWアイコン
【Event / Autumn TAKAO599 Festival】
Dates: October 17th (Saturday), 18th (Sunday)
Venue: Takao 599 Museum
In addition to the above schedule, there are many events where you can enjoy autumn!
For details, please see the TAKAO599MUSEUM official websiteicon_rink-rekumori.jpg [External link].
 

Futanuma

【Recreation Forest Newest Information】

2020.05.26
【Notice】
Futanuma Recreation Forest is open from 8: 30AM to 5PM.
The accommodation will be available from June 1 (Monday).
For details such as how to make a reservation, please visit the website of the AizuMisato Town Website icon_rink-rekumori.jpg[External Links].
<Contact details
AizuMisato Town office
TEL : 0242-55-1191 (Only Japanese language available)

Hotaka

 

Tanzawa

【Recreation Forest and Local Newest Information】

2020.10.07 NEWアイコン
【Hadano Tourist Photo Contest】
Acceptance period: Until January 31, 2021 (Sunday)
Why don't you apply for the photo?
For details, please visit Hadano City Tourist Association official websiteicon_rink-rekumori.jpg [External Link].

Okuhamana

【Recreation Forest Newest Information】

2020.06.12
【Notice】
Hosoe Course (Kazakoshi Pass to Mt.Tonmaku ) has been reopened after the wind-fallen trees were processed.
With this, you can see the Mikkabi area.
2020.06.12
【Notice】
In response to requests from mountain climbers and others, we had cut down trees. You can see Mt.Fuji from the observatory on the top of the Mt. Tonmaku for the first time in decades, so please enjoy it. 

【Local Newest Information】

2020.10.07 NEWアイコン
【You can enjoy picking mandarin oranges!】
You can enjoy picking mandarin oranges in Hamamatsu city from the middle of October.
For details, please visit Hamamatsu and Lake Hamana Tourism Bureauicon_rink-rekumori.jpg [External Links].

Akasawa

 

Ontake

【Recreation Forest Newest Information】

2019.09.30 
【Notice about traffic of construction vehicles】
Because of the heavy rain disaster last year, we are currently carrying out restoration construction.
During the construction period, large construction vehicles pass through, and the local parking lot is partially used by construction-related vehicles, so the parking space is limited. We are sorry for the inconvenience during construction, but we appreciate your cooperation.
Please note that we may ask you to follow the local guidance when you park at the site.
Construction period: Scheduled to end around April in 2021

Hida Hakusan Shirakawa-go

【Recreation Forest Newest Information】

2020.06.02
【Traffic information】
The access road, Prefectural Road 451 Hakusan Koen Line is expected to be closed until the end of September due to construction work.
<Contact details:
Gifu Prefecture
TEL: 0577-33-1111 (Only Japanese language available)

Kuragari (Kuragari Gorge)

【Recreation Forest Newest Information】
 
2020.08.07
【Notice of road closure】
Due to the timber export business, the following sections will be closed on weekdays from September 23, 2020 (Wednesday) to March 12, 2021 (Friday) (passable on weekends and holidays).
We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
 ◆ Closed section : From Momiji Bridge to Mt. Hongu
icon_camera-rekumori.jpgMap (PDF : 124KB)

Omi Konan Alps

【Recreation Forest and Local Newest Information】
2020.10.07 NEWアイコン
【The 28th RITTO Photo Contest】
Would you like to apply for the photo (include previous works) taken in Ritto?
We also welcome posts on Instagram.
Please see the Ritto City Tourism Association official websiteicon_rink-rekumori.jpg [External link] for details such as how to apply.

Higashiyama

【Recreation Forest Newest Information】
 
2020.11.09NEWアイコン
★The colorful autumn leaves can be enjoyed here!!
2019.06.14 
Due to Fallen trees, Waking Trails(From Kiyomizu-dera Temple Jojuin to Kyoto Trail) is closed until recovery (PDF:1973KBicon_camera-rekumori.jpg).

Arashiyama

【Recreation Forest Newest Information】

2020.11.09NEWアイコン
★The colorful autumn leaves can be enjoyed here!!

Takatoriyama (Mt.Takatori)

【Recreation Forest Newest Information】

2020.11.09NEWアイコン
★The colorful autumn leaves can be enjoyed here!!

Meiji-no-Mori Minoh

【Recreation Forest Newest Information】
 
2020.04.03
【Notice】
Some walking trails are closed due to fallen trees caused by typhoon number 21 last year.
Please visit the website of the Osaka Prefecture icon_rink-rekumori.jpg[External links] for the latest information.
<Contact details
Osaka Agricultural and Greenery Office (Forestry Division)
Tel 072-627-1121 (Extension 432/ Only Japanese language available)
Fax 072-623-4321
2020.04.03
【Notice】
Minoh Yamanami Net icon_rink-rekumori.jpg[External link / Only Japanese language version available] is full of information on the Minoh Forest, including events and the latest information. Please check it.
<Contact details
NPO Minoh-sanroku Conservation Committee Secretariat
Tel 072-724-3615 (Only Japanese language available)
Fax: 072-724-3615

Akasai

【Local Newest Information】
2020.06.26NEWアイコン
【Notice】
Fuukasou has been temporary closed.
-For more information
Please visit the website of the Shiso City HPicon_rink-rekumori.jpg[External links] 

Iwakuni

 

Kumamoto

【Recreation Forest Newest Information】
2020.06.11
【Notice】
Maintenance and management cooperation fee and parking fee will be revised from July 1 (Wednesday) for the purpose of improving safety measures and facilities in Kikuchi Gorge and preparing for natural disasters.
-For more information :
Please refer to the website of the Protection and Management Committee for Keeping Kikuchi Gorge Beautifulicon_rink-rekumori.jpg (External Links).

Kitakyushu

【Recreation Forest and Local Newest Information】

2020.10.07NEWアイコン
【Event / Mt. Sarakura X ’ mas Night】
Live Christmas music is played at the observatory.
Date and Time: December 20th (Saturday), 21st (Sunday), 24th (Thursday) and 25th (Friday) from 7pm to 8pm
Venue: 2nd floor of Mt. Sarakura observation deck (observation lounge)
For details, please visit the icon_rink-rekumori.jpg Kitakyushu city tourist information site [External Link].
<Contact details:
Sarakura Tozan Railway Co., Ltd.
Inquiry for live concert/TEL: 093-671-4761
Inquiries about restaurants/TEL: 093-671-0335

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