Hiroba (Open Space): An open space resembling a rice terrace in harmony with Japanese landscape

The Hiroba is a large open space in the shape of a rice terrace. It includes a large Lawn Area where visitors can play freely and Kid’s Playground with a variety of equipment that attracts many visitors. Hiroba (Open Space) is especially renowned for its 300 cherry trees which will be in bloom all over the place in spring.

Hiroba

Hiroba (Open Space) is designed representing a rice terrace. Four large lawn areas are connected in tiers. Visitors can enjoy a picnic (or premade lunch boxes), reading books under a tree or just running around.

 

Kid’s Playground

Kid’s Playground

It features a variety of playground equipments, such as a swing rope, swings, spring toy, and a jungle gym.

Azumaya

Azumaya (Rest House)

Azumaya is a rest house (arbor) resembling a private house in a village. It provides the perfect shelter from the sudden rain or heat.

Small Stream

Small Stream

Visitors can enjoy playing in water such as catching killifish and crayfish or floating a bamboo-leaf boat in the small stream running along the skirts of the mountain.

Splash Pond

Splash Pond

Splash Pond is very shallow so that small children can play safely. In summer, the pond offers the perfect place for children to play in water.

Taniai (Valley): Rich Nature and Atmosphere of Satoyama

Taniai (Valley) is an area representing the atmosphere of Satoyama. With the typical Japanese original landscapes such as a small stream, a bamboo grove and a plume garden, it attracts many visitors providing a zone of relaxation and comfort.

Taniai

A stream and a garden path run through the bamboo grove. Visitors can feel relaxed in the atmosphere created by the bamboo trees, the sound of the rustling leaves, and the trickling stream.

 

Small Stream

Small Stream

In the small stream running from Hiroba (Open Space), visitors can enjoy various activities such as catching killifish and crayfish with the soothing sound of water or the songs of frogs in the background.

Plum Garden

Plum Garden

In addition to about 50 plum trees, peach trees and persimmon trees are planted in this garden. A nostalgic Japanese landscape is outspread before the visitors’ eyes.