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Updated: April 2, 2018

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

7146 Nishitama-gun Hinohara-mura 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 Sta.
    JR Itsukaichi Line



Opening Hours

  • 9:30–16:00 Tue–Sun
    9:30–17:30 Tue–Sun
    Operates irregular/seasonal opening hours



Facility Info

  • Restrooms | Dining facilities | Smoking area | WiFi | Parking |
  • Disabled parking | Wheelchair ramp | Accessible restrooms | Baby changing facilities | Breast feeding room |

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