A healing spot where the relaxing effects of forest bathing have been proven.
Located in Chichibu-Tama-Kai National Park, this scenic spot boasts one of the most beautiful valleys in Japan. Many tourists come here to see the rhododendrons in early summer, the fresh greenery, and the autumn leaves. The Nishizawa Valley has been certified as a Forest Therapy® base for its proven relaxing effects, and many people come here for "forest bathing".
The canyon, formed by the erosion of huge granite rocks by clear streams, is famous for its beautiful waterfalls of various sizes, including the Nanatsugama Five-tiered Waterfall, one of the top 100 waterfalls in Japan. (※However, due to a landslide caused by rain, "Mie-no-taki to Kawazu Pond" is closed to traffic as of July 2021.)
There are many places to visit around Nishizawa Valley. “Michi no eki Mitomi / Roadside station Mitomi” has souvenir shops selling local products and a cafeteria serving original dishes made with Yamanashi ingredients. There is also a day trip hot spring near the bus stop, so be sure to stop by there when you visit.
One of the most beautiful scenic spots in Japan.
It has been certified as a Forest Therapy Base for its proven relaxing effects of forest bathing.
The Nanatsugama Five-tiered Waterfall has been selected as one of the top 100 waterfalls in Japan.
However, the road leading to the Nanatsugama Five-tiered Waterfall (Mie-no-Taki to Kawazu Pond) is closed to traffic. Check the official website before visiting. (As of July 2021)
There are many places to stop off in the area, such as Michi no eki / Roadside Stations and hot springs.
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- Name in Japanese
- Postal Code
- Mitomikawaura, Yamanashi City, Yamanashi
- 0553-22-1111 (Yamanashi City Tourism Association)
- Regular Holidays
- Hours of operation
- None specified
- 60 minutes by bus from JR Yamanashishi Station (get off at "Nishizawa Valley Entrance" bus stop )
- Official Website
- Official Website (Japanese)