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- Park where the deer roam free. Well maintained park and hardscape. The locals (and tourists) do a good job of leaving the deer in peace, other than feeding them. Watch out, as the deer will try to eat all paper you have, maps, paper bags, etc.Written September 5, 2022
- The pond is always a lovely place to visit. We have been several times and each time the colour has been different, which makes it interesting. You definitely need to pick the right time to come when it's not too busy with tourists.
The downside is they now charge for parking so don't think we will be back again but it is worth visiting if it's your first time.Written August 23, 2021
残念なのは、公共交通機関でのアクセスが貧弱なことです。マイカーでなければレンタカーが欠かせないでしょう。Written February 16, 2016
- After a lovely summer lunch of seasonal Ayu, gastranomic fish feast at Ayukawa, a nearby eatery, we decided to take a walk and sightsee a bit. The Monet Pond was a nice way to digest and enjoy the country aire. A few minutes drive in Gifu prefecture was a little gem of an oasis to view a pretty Koi pond. We bought home made sakura (Cherry Blossom) mochi and other local treats from the country as omiyage (gifts).Written September 27, 2019
- We wanted to see a mass of plum blossoms and this seemed like a good bet, but it took us 2 1/2 hours to get there (from Higashi Nakano) by car (apparently 3 by train), and by then the sun had unfortunately turned to cloud and light drizzle. I had expected a more natural patch of trees spread over a hillside (as cherries trees sometimes do) and was disappointed to find that it was all planted (accompanied by loud PA announcements!) However, once I got over that initial disappointment (and the drizzle chased many visitors away!), we wandered through the expansive network of trails and quite enjoyed the beauty of the unique way in which the lichen-covered branches on plump trees grow, as well as the variety of colors and shapes. Certainly worth visiting if you are in the area or combine it with something else, but would I do a round trip from Tokyo again just to see the blossoms? Probably not.
Sent from my iPadWritten February 22, 2019
- A very cool experience! Was able to be right up close to the bathing snow monkeys. The mothers had new babies and the little ones would run between my legs and push at me. Really fun experienceWritten May 15, 2022
- Just a 20-minute walk from Misakiguchi Station following signs or a 4-minute bus ride to Hikibashi 引橋 Bus Stop (三4/5/6/9/11 from Bus Stop 1 or 2) - walk back where the bus came from then cross the street at the next light to the left leading to the entry point.
A magical journey through a lush forest of varied vegetation with blue-tinted dragonflies dancing in the sky! Walk on boardwalks and packed mud paths looking at ferns and lush plants in the marsh. It took us 40 minutes to walk to a small bay where you can have fun crab-spotting along the shore. From there, you can walk to another bus stop and an ocean-side hot spring place that costs 1000 yen. We chose to walk back along the same way towards the station. There was barely anyone on a Sunday afternoon. All we could hear was birds chirping and the breeze brushing against the grass. An amazing way to spend a couple of hours in nature!Written May 21, 2017
- A great place for kids who love dinosaurs. This 'rainforest' has lots of stairs and slopes where baby strollers are not allowed. The entire experience in the jungle with the dinosaurs (plus their roaring sound) was way beyond what kids can get out of the books. My little one was fascinated to 'meet' the dinosaurs up close. Towards the end of the park there's a souvenir shop where you can buy local Okinawa snacks and food.Written February 17, 2020
- We went here as part of a cruise excursion and weren't disappointed with the number of cranes on the property. Our bus guide interpreted the park guide's explanations and we could see his passion for his work.Written November 5, 2019
- Walking Tokyo side of Tama river will be one of good experience.
You can enjoy the nature otherwise you are in urbun area.
There are some restrooms or parks near along the river, so you can slso take rests.Written December 23, 2018
- Hiking on Mount Takachiho-no-mine has been a wonderful experience. I've never hiked in Japan before, and it was my first time in Kyushu, but I think that I've started with one of the best mountains!
Lorraine, a very kind and friendly French girl from Kobayashi City Promotion Co., took me there by car from Kannogo Onsen (the place where I stayed), and guided me to the top.
Before starting the hike, be sure to buy some water at the vending machines if you don't have some with you, because you won't find it on the top.
The landscape changes as you go up. All the way to the top, you can admire fascinating volcanic landscapes with numerous shaped volcanic cones and craters.
According to the Japanese Mythology, Ninigi no Mikoto, grandson of the Sun Goddess, threw his spear on the summit of this mountain, the same spear that he used to create the island of Japan. Finding the spear at the top and admiring the breathtaking panorama from the top has been astonishing.
I recommend the use of sunscreen, sunglasses and hiking shoes. In total, it took us about 3 hours.Written April 29, 2019
- Daisekirinzan is definitely worth a visit, especially if visiting Cape Hedo. Our phone guided us directly to the parking lot no issues and there was a huge parking spot. There is an entrance fee, 1200 Yen, which I felt was kind of steep but it goes to the park hopefully. I hopped on a bus that took me to where the trails began. I walked all the trails within the park, none were really advanced but normal precautions should be made. The views from the top overlooking the park and Cape Hedo were magnificent! My favorite trail was probably the forest trail that had the banyan trees. These trees are fascinating. None of the trails were very long, easily doable! There is a restroom and places to sit by the cabin which links all the trails. Otherwise, the entrance to the park has a nice facility with a free museum. I am happy I went to Daisekirinzan, I have no idea if I will be back, but it is definitely worth a visit!Written May 4, 2021