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Updated: October 6, 2023

Hinohara Tokyo Citizens' Forest 東京都檜原都民の森

7146, Hinohara Village, Tokyo

Forest therapy in lush green surroundings

Situated halfway up a mountain near Mt. Mito, Hinohara Tokyo Citizens’ Forest is a place for city folk to get away from the urban world, reconnect with nature, and get into what's known as “forest therapy.”

The paths at Hinohara wind through lush forest and offer views of creeks, waterfalls and mountainsides; seasonal color changes add to the display. There are paths for all levels, from seasoned hikers looking for a rugged trek to kids and older folks wanting a relaxing stroll. Japan's Forest Therapy Society says the “Therapy Road” trail here is guaranteed to soothe both body and mind—a claim now backed by science.

Other activities in the area include birdwatching, and woodworking and charcoal-making classes.

How to Get There

  • Musashi Itsukaichi StationJR Itsukaichi Lline75 min by bus


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Opening Hours

  • 9:30-16:00


    *Changes depending on the season and/or time period
  • Closing days: MondaysNew Year's holidaysIf a scheduled closing falls on a public holiday, the facility will remain open on the holiday and close the next day.
    *Also open on Mon. during busy periods (Golden Week, summer, in fall when the leaves change color)




Facility Info

  • RestroomsDining facilitiesNon-smoking areasParkingWiFi
  • Disabled parkingAutomatic doorsWheelchair rampMulti-purpose toiletOstomate restroomsToilet with handrailsDiaper changing facilitiesBaby chair/high chairWheelchair loanBreast feeding room

For updated information on opening hours, closings, prices, and more, please check the official website or ask the facility directly.