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Tashiro-no-Mori Forest Walk and Coffee Time

This tour takes you inside Tashiro-no-Mori, a forest garden in Hiroo Town in Hokkaido’s Tokachi region. This forest is owned and managed by Yukihiro Izumi, who named it after his great grandfather Tashiro, a settler who moved to Tokachi during the pioneering days of Hokkaido. Streams and springs flow throughout the forest, and various wild flowers bloom all over the place from spring to autumn. Izumi-san will guide you around the forest and tell you all about its flora and fauna. After the walk, you’ll take a rest on a thatched hut hand-built by Izumi-san, where you can enjoy a warm cup of coffee and some famous sweets made in Tokachi.

It took almost 20 years for Yukihiro Izumi to build the forest garden by himself, and he knows the place like the back of his hand. 

In summer, the forest grows thick with various wild plants, and you can see wild flowers such as Veratrum, Geranium, and Iris sanguniea. 

You can enjoy a refreshing walk inside the forest, with the scent of the wild flowers permeating the crisp air.

After the walk, you’ll visit one of the thatched huts in the forest, where you can take a rest while enjoying some local sweets and a cup of coffee brewed using water from the forest’s natural springs.

Note: All images are for illustration purposes only. Your actual experience may vary.

Schedule

9:30 Meetup at Tashiro-no-Mori
9:35 Forest walk with Izumi-san
10:25 Coffee and sweets break
11:30 Tour finish
Tour name Tashiro-no-Mori Forest Walk and Coffee Time
Area OBIHIRO / TOKACHI
Category NATURE FLOWERS/GARDEN
Season SPRING SUMMER AUTUMN
Available period 15 April 2019 to 30 September 2019 (held by reservation)
Time 9:30-11:30 (2 hours)
Participants Minimum 1 person, maximum 15 persons
Fee ¥3,800 per person
*Participants must be at least 13 years old.
Optional
Services
Transportation by bus or taxi (inquire for details)
Included
Services
Guide fee, coffee, sweets, tour insurance
Not included Transportation costs
Things to bring Comfortable clothes and shoes for walking, hat
Meetup Location

Tashiro-no-Mori
Address: Monbetsu, Hiroo-cho, Hiroo-gun, Hokkaido
Access: From the Obihiro-Hiroo Expressway, exit at Churui-Taiki IC then drive southward along National Route 236 for around 17 kilometers. At the main traffic light in the Toyoni district, turn left and drive for around 2 kilometers.
Mapcode: 454 505 549*78
Notes ・Please reserve at least 3 days in advance.
・Tours may be changed or cancelled due to weather or other circumstances beyond our control.

Cancellation Fee:
・2 or more days before the tour date: full refund
・1 day before the tour date: 40% of the tour fare
・On the day of the tour prior to the start time: 50% of the tour fare
・No show: 100% of the tour fare