Explore a Hundred-Year-Old Koiwai Forest, in Iwate!

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Take a fascinating ride in a bus, driven by a tractor, on this guided adventure into the lush, hundred-year-old forest. Learn about the unique forestry methods as your experienced driver, and nature-loving guide, show you the best spots.

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  • Short and Long Daily Tours
  • Tractor-pulled carriage ride
  • Learn about forestry methods
  • Japanese-speaking guide
  • Beautiful scenic location

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At Koiwai Farm Makiba Park.
Pick up service is not available.

Important Information

Participants in middle school and above will need an adult fare.

Short course starts at 10:00, 13:00, 14:00 and 15:00.
*13:00 course is for weekends and holidays only.
Long course starts at 10:50.

Add-ons are available;
Guided Kamimaru cattle barn admission (adult) + fee
Guided Kamimaru cattle barn admission (child) + fee

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Children under 4 years of age may participate for free, but an additional charge will be needed if they need a seat.

Long Course
Children under 4 years of age may participate for free, but an additional charge will be needed if they need a seat.

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The activity schedule is subject to change or cancel due to weather or traffic conditions. Adult fare is required for middle school students and above. This tour will be held only in Japanese.

Location, directions, and description.

By car:
Drive for about 15 minutes (12 km) from the Morioka IC on the Tohoku Expressway. Go on the national road number 46 bound for Akita. Turn right at the Tsunagi intersection then you will find the Koiwai Farm Makiba Park.

Arrival by bullet train (Tohoku or Akita) or train (Tanzawa line).
Transfer to bus at Morioka Station:
Board from the number 10 platform in front of the Morioka Station bound for "Koiwai Farm Makiba Park".
Or board the bus bound for "Amihari Onsen" (roughly 17 km for 35 minutes).
Bus fare (as of April 2014): Adult- 700 JPY, Child- 350 JPY

For those taking the bus from Koiwai Station, there may be a wait due to the connection on the JR Tanzawa Line.

A 10 - 15-minute ride (6 km) from Koiwai Station.
Taxi fare: Roughly 2,000 JPY (prices may vary from traffic conditions).

Approximately 80 minutes from Koiwai Station (6 km).

Free parking available for 30 large buses and 2,300 standard cars.

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