On this guided tour, you are visiting the primitive forest in Myoko-Togakushi renzan National Park.
The guide is a national licensed English translator guide as well as a licensed trekking guide.
You will learn a lot about the history, nature, and the local culture of north Nagano.
After the snow melt in late April, lots kind of flowers ( so called spring ephemeral) start to bloom on the ground of the forest.
In July to August, it's the best place for avoiding the summer heat, and in fall, the leaves change its color to the gorgeous autumn colors.
The forest in here are mostly the mix of beech, oak, and many other broadleaf trees.
Some of those trees are more than 400 years old..
In the forest, you may also find a charcoal kiln or a small shinto shrine from olden times.
Even in this deep mountainous area, people used to live and use the forest for their lives since ancient times.
Let's explore the north Nagano's hidden gem together.