The Yoshino region has the oldest history of afforestation in Japan. It is known for the excellent wood such as Yoshino cedar and Yoshino cypress which has been grown there. How the historical Yoshino forestry began and how it has continued to this day, we will visit mountains(production), lumber mills(processing) and new “Famous places” filled with wisdom of local industries to explore their charms. The tour meets at Yamato-kamiichi Station and tours spots relating to “trees” by E-bike.
• You can experience the charm of Yoshino wood with all five senses by visiting the Yoshino Cedar House, which was created in collaboration with architect Go Hasegawa and Airbnb, which operates an online marketplace for private lodging services.
• You can learn the characteristics of Yoshino wood.
• Take a walk through beautiful Japanese forests which have been preserved for generations.
You can enjoy a tour where you can see, touch, and feel the tree culture of Yoshino, which has the oldest history of tree planting in Japan, through the commentary of the Yoshino Cedar House staff.
①1:00PM Meet the guide at Kintetsu Yamato-Kamiichi Station ticket gate.
➁1:00 – 1:10 How to use the E-bike explanation
③1:10 – 2:00 After going to Yoshino Cedar House, receive an explanation of the tour outline, facility tour
④2:00 – 3:00 After moving to the lumber mill, visit the facilities
⑤3:00 – 4:15 Move to Yoshino Forest, take a forest walk
⑥4:15 – 5:30 Go via Yoshino Cedar House to the conclusion location.
* Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
★ Meeting/Dismissing Place:
Yamato-Kamiichi Station ticket gate
Address: 2044 Kamiichi, Yoshino Town,
Yoshino District, Nara Pref.
Meeting time: 10 minutes prior to tour
Year-round (Implemented at request of the customer)
Min No. of participants
Max No. of Participants
Up to 5 Person(s)
Group Tours: Not Available
・Participant age restriction: 13 years and older
・Height: 144cm and taller
Per Pax: 9,000 JPY
* Included: experience fee, entrance fee, E-bike rental, guide fee, insurance fee, etc.
* Excluded: Meals, drinks, personal expenses, etc.
Interpreter guide accompaniment: Not Necessary
Language Supplementation tool: None
10-8 days before the trip start date: 20%
7-2 days before the trip start date: 30%
The day before the trip start date: 40%
On the day before the trip start time: 50%
On the day after the trip start time: 100%
Departure decision due to weather→Yes
If yes, Departure with an alternative plan to be decided the evening of the previous day
Things to Note
•Please wear shoes and clothes that are easy to walk in.
•This tour assumes that you can ride a bicycle. If you have not ridden a bicycle for a long time, please make sure that you can ride a bicycle before participating.
•What to bring: drinks, towel, gloves, rainwear tops and bottoms, rucksack（recommended to have both hands free for biking）
•If you have a fever (37.5 degrees or higher) on the day, you cannot participate.•No food is served during the tour, so please have lunch before joining.
Facility Name: Yoshino Tourist Bureau
Address: 7-1 Kamiichi, Yoshino-cho, Yoshino-gun, Nara Pref.
Business hours: 09:00-17:00
Regular Holidays: Sat, Sun and National Holidays
Foreign Language pamphlet/Menu: Available
Language support: Japanese, English
Cultural food accommodations: Not Possible
Facilities for disabilities: Unavailable
Credit card facilities: Available（Web reservation only）