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Yama no Furusato Mura

In addition to providing the people of Tokyo with a safe place for recreation, Yama no Furusato Mura has natural park facilities for protecting the region's exceptional natural environment. Here, where the clear water of the Saiguchi Stream flows along the foot of Mt. Mito to Lake Okutama, were located the three villages of Hisashi, Minami, and Kukizawa. Stories of these villages are passed down through the Kashima Dance (kashima odori), which was once designated an important intangible folk-culture property by the national government. The facilities of this park were designed to evoke images of the former mountain villages.


  • Address:
    1740 Oaza Kawano, Okutama-machi
  • Start of public use:
    October 31, 1990
  • Public area:
    302,308.57 m2 (74.7 acres)

Map of Yama no Furusato Mura

Access map

Map of Yama no Furusato Mura

Nature Trails

There are several nature trails in the park and the surrounding region. For example, there is a lake shore trail that runs alongside the lake, from the ukihashi (floating bridge) to the park, as well as trails along the mountain ridge, where you can come in close contact with nature. All of our trails offer you a fun walking experience, where you can enjoy Okutama's natural splendor.

Nature trail

Nature Trail I (Distance: About 1.1 Kilometers, Walking Time: About 40 Minutes)

This trail passes through the lakeside picnic area, runs alongside the lake, curves around the cape, and then returns along the mountain ridge. While on this course, you can enjoy various natural landscapes. If you walk quietly, wild birds and squirrels might even pass right before your eyes!

Nature Trail II (Distance: About 1.4 Kilometers, Walking Time: About 45 Minutes)

This trail passes on the side of the Craft Center and then ascends to the mountain ridge. The trail then takes you through the Akamatsu (Red Pine) Field and the Hisashi Forest, and finally, through the campgrounds. Fallen walnuts with round holes and dry pine cones lie on the ground. Whose work is this? Take a guess!

Nature Trail III (Distance: About 3 Kilometers, Walking Time: About 90 Minutes)

This trail takes you by the former Kamo Shrine and then across a wooden bridge over the river. After passing Okutama Shuyu Road, which offers you a view of wasabi fields and charcoal kilns, the trail heads down along the mountain ridge. The remnants of wasabi fields and charcoal kilns on either side of the road offer a glimpse of traces of life from long ago.

Soma no Komichi (the Dryad's Trail) (Distance: About 700 Meters, Walking Time: About 20 Minutes)

This trail was created as a path to the log cabin from the parking lot for cabin guests. Along the trail, you can find a great variety of wild plants, as well as an old-growth forest with pin oak trees and Japanese chestnut trees. With so many things to see, this trail is great for a leisurely stroll!

Okutama-kohan no Komichi (Distance: About 2 Kilometers, Walking Time: About 40 Minutes)

This is a flat trail alongside the lake, taking you over the gently swaying ukihashi (floating bridge) to Yama no Furusato Mura.

Recommended Spots

At an elevation of between 550 to 680 meters (1,804 to 2,231 feet) above sea level, in addition to forests of mainly pin oaks and Japanese chestnut trees, you can also see remnants of former villages. You can also simply enjoy views of various natural formations: lakes, streams, valleys, and mountain ridges.

  Spring Summer Autumn Winter
Flowers or autumn foliage
  • Early spring:
    Various plants blossom on the forest floor, along the stream (Anemone flaccida, Asian fawnlily, etc.).
  • Late spring:
    Various trees blossom (magnolia, Japanese horse-chestnut, wisteria, etc.).
Flowers bloom on the forest floor and last from summer to the beginning of autumn (Lychnis miqueliana and European goldenrod). Various wild forest plants bloom in autumn. Early November is usually the peak season for viewing autumn foliage. This is the peak season for viewing winter cherry blossoms.
Animals Starting from May, you can hear the cheerful warble of wild birds, such as the blue-and-white flycatcher, Japanese thrush, and narcissus flycatcher. You can see various types of insects that live in regions spanning from the lower mountain slopes to deep in the mountain (10 types of cicadas, stag beetles, long-horned beetles, and more).
  • Early autumn
    Squirrels gather in the walnut trees that line the stream.
  • Late autumn
    You can clearly hear the mating calls of deer.
This is the peak season for birdwatching (mandarin ducks, crested kingfishers, mountain hawk-eagles, etc.).
Events Spring festival
This is held during the Golden Week holidays in early May. At this festival, you can find exhibits with products from the Okutama region and nature shops, and special events are held.
Summer festival
This is held in early August. Events such as trout-catching are held by the stream in the park.
Autumn festival
This is held in early November. At this festival, you can find exhibits with products from the Okutama region and nature shops, and special events are held.

Park Information

  • Operating hours:
    The park is open all year round. Okutama Shuyu Road is closed at night, so you will not be able to reach the park by car.
  • Closed on:
    The park is open 365 days a year. The campgrounds, cabins, and visitor center are closed during the New Year holidays.
  • Entrance fee:
  • Access:
    If you are arriving by train, take the JR Ome Line to Okutama Station, and then take the bus to the Ogouchi Jinja Mae bus stop. Cross the ukihashi (floating bridge), and then take the lake shore trail, Okutama-kohan no Komichi, alongside Lake Okutama for about 40 minutes.
    If you are arriving by car, take the Chuo Expressway and get off at the Hachioji Interchange. Continue toward Lake Okutama for about 1 hour 50 minutes.
  • Free shuttle bus:
    Yamasemi buses are available. Each bus accommodates 24 passengers. We prioritize parties of 10 or more people. To use this bus service, please make a reservation in advance.
  • Parking lot:
    132 parking spaces (five of these spaces accommodate large buses)

Contact Information

  • Visitor center
    Telephone: 0428-86-2551
  • Camping Service Center
    Telephone: 0428-86-2324
  • Craft Center
    Telephone: 0428-86-2556


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Tokyo Shizen-fureai-Park (Tokyo Communication Park with nature)

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