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Yama no Furusato Mura Visitor Center

The Yama no Furusato Mura Visitor Center is located on the south bank of Lake Okutama, along Saiguchi Stream. The visitor center is staffed by Nature Interpreters (nature guides), who provide a variety of information and conduct nature experience programs (such as guided walks) every day. Inside the visitor center, a variety of exhibits introduce the nature, culture, and history of the surrounding area.


  • Hours:
    9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Closed on:
    New Year holidays (from December 29 to January 3)
  • Entrance fee:
  • Location:Oaza Kawano, Okutama-machi, Nishitama-gun, Tokyo
    (Inside Yama no Furusato Mura)


Inside the visitor center, our Nature Interpreters introduce visitors to the nature, culture, and history of the surrounding area by using handmade, hands-on exhibits and videos.

Nature Experience Programs

Our Nature Interpreters introduce visitors to the nature of Yama no Furusato Mura, and help everyone to enjoy the time they spend in nature.

Daytime programs

  • Guided walks
    Our Nature Interpreters provide guided walks in the area around the visitor center, during which they explain topics related to nature. (Approximately 40 minutes)
  • Kids' art
    Kids can make their own original crafts by using natural materials. These crafts make perfect souvenirs of Yama no Furusato Mura!
  • Slide shows
    Visitors can view multi-image slide shows introducing seasonal nature and ways to enjoy nature.

Other Programs

  • Theme camps
    Camps based around seasonal nature themes. The general public is welcome to participate in these camps, where you can learn how to camp in nature and come to understand the joy of nature.
  • Self-guided hikes
    Walking courses that you can enjoy at your own pace within the park. Pamphlets for these self-guided hikes include many perspectives from which you can enjoy nature.
  • Junior ranger program
    For elementary school students. Students who register and participate in this nature experience program can receive a certificate and a badge.

Night and Morning Programs (for Overnight Campers)

  • Night programs
    Explore the nighttime nature of the park together with our guides. You can experience being outdoors in the darkness, and enjoy activities such as animal watching and stargazing.
  • Good morning hikes
    Together with our guides, you can explore a unique side of nature only visible in the morning.

Programs for Schools and Large Groups

We can prepare special programs for large groups upon request. Please contact use for more details.

Contact Us

Telephone: 0428-86-2551


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