Kiso Tourist Federation

May. 14, 2024 (edited)
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Nakasendo Guided Tour

Nakasendo guided tour is being held in Agematsu town!
With a guide who knows the local area, you will walk while feeling the nature of the four seasons.
On the tour, you can enjoy a limited revival soba gozen at the long-established Soba restaurant "Echizenya", which has celebrated its 400th anniversary Gari In addition, each season, we offer delicious local treats.

Central Alps Quasi-National Park "Nezame-no-Toko" is one of the most scenic spots on Nakasendo that is loved by literati and ink visitors.
In the Nakaku area, a teahouse that still reigns the remnants of the Edo period is preserved in the old Nakasendo area. Please join us on a tour that traces the history and culture unique to Kiso Hinoki's hometown Agematsu.

Date: 2024: May 8 (Wed), June 26 (Wed), October 9 (Wed), November 13 (Wed), 2025: January 15 (Wed)
Meeting in front of JR Agematsu Station 9:30
Time: 9:30~15:00
Clothing: Comfortable clothes, comfortable shoes, drinks, rain gear, towels, etc.
Participation fee: 4,000 yen (only on May 8 for the first time, monitor price is 3,000 yen)
Number of applicants: About 10 people on a first-come, first-served basis each time
How to apply Uematsu Tourism Association
TEL:0264-52-1133

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Agematsu Tourism Association
Apr. 24, 2024 (edited)
Hello! This is the Uematsu Tourism Association.
Agematsu Town, Nagano Prefecture is a town rich in Rich in nature located in the center of the Kiso Valley in the upper reaches of the Kiso River in the southwestern part of Nagano Prefecture.
Blessed with a rich history and beautiful nature, it continues to attract visitors to visit.

◆◆History of Agematsu Town, Nagano Prefecture◆◆
Agematsu Town in Nagano Prefecture was the 38th Shukuba town on the Nakasendo Highway connecting Edo and Kyoto during the Edo period.
The distance from Koumatsu-juku to Suhara-juku is the longest in Kiso Road, and it flourished as a resting place for many travelers.
Even now, Agematsu Town has historical attractions such as "Kiso Plank" and "Nezame-no-Toko" where you can feel the history of that time.
There is also a Nakasendo Kiso Road walking tour led by a veteran guide, so please Use it as a memory of your trip.

In addition, Agematsu Town has prospered since ancient times as a forestry town that produces high-quality timber Representative by Kiso Hinoki, and is called "Hinoki no Sato".

◆◆Popular sightseeing spots in Agematsu Town, Nagano Prefecture◆◆
◇Nezame-no-Toko
The stream of the Kiso River cuts the granite into squares, and you can see the scenery as if a large box is lined up.
There is also a legend of Urashima Taro that Urashima Taro opened the Tamatebako box in this area.

◇Akazawa Natural Recreation Forest
It is a recreational forest with natural Kiso Hinoki trees that are more than 300 years old, and it is the place where the world's first forest protection policy was implemented about 400 years ago.
There are 7 walking paths, and there is also a Paid Menu such as a forest therapy experience.
Akazawa Natural Recreation Forest is the birthplace of forest bathing.
The term "forest bathing" was born in 1982, and the first national national convention of forest bathing was held here at the Akazawa Natural Recreation Forest.

◇Akasawa Forest Railway
A 2.2-kilometer-round Trolley train for sightseeing that runs through the Akazawa Natural Recreation Forest, and was once used to transport timber.
You can enjoy forest bathing while riding the train.
The Forest Railway Memorial Hall also exhibits steam locomotives from the time of its opening.

◇Mt. Kiso Komagatake
It is the highest peak in the Central Alps and is a mountain with an Elevation of 2956 meters.
Elevation up to 2612 meters can be climbed by the ropeway with the highest elevation difference in Japan.

◇Kiso old road of nature trail
It is a road that connected the north and south of Kiso even before the Nakasendo Road was maintained.
Hiking mountain trail on the Kiso Plateau at 1000 meters Elevation offers Nature views.

◆◆Beloved events and festivals in Agematsu Town, Nagano Prefecture◆◆
◇Komagatake Shrine Festival
It is held every year on May 3 at Komagatake Shrine, and the "13 Taisai Kagura" designated as a national selected Intangible folk cultural asset is Dedication.
You can see performances such as "Shishin Go Henpai" in which four tengu dance, and "Sanken no Mai (Dance of the Three Swords)" in which they dance with swords.

◆◆Specialty products of Agematsu Town, Nagano Prefecture◆◆
Specialty products of Agematsu Town include local gourmet foods such as Gohei-mochi and yasunki, sunki, and Hoha-maki.
These allow you to enjoy the flavorful flavors that are unique to the region.

◆◆Recommended points of Agematsu Town, Nagano Prefecture◆◆
Agematsu Town is an attractive area with its rich nature and deep history.
Magnificent nature such as Nezame-no-Toko and Mt. Kiso Komagatake, extraordinary forest bathing in the Akazawa Natural Recreation Forest, the history of Agematsu Town while walking along the Nakasendo Road...
Agematsu Town is full of elements that attract people.

Enjoy a trip away from everyday life, healing and refreshing from the heart, and enjoying nature, history, and culture in Agematsu Town.
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The 55th Kiso Lacquerware Festival Narai Juku Festival On Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9, the 55th Kiso Lacquerware Festival Narai Juku Festival will be held. 【Kiso Lacquerware Festival】A large lacquerware market held once a year in Kiso Hirasawa. There are about 100 shops lined up in the townscape, and in addition to masterpieces and gastronomical delicacies that are filled with the spirit of craftsmen, products that only appear on this day and storefronts are lined up. 【Narai Juku Festival】The main event of the Shukuba-juku Festival is "Ocha Pot Dochu". This is a reproduction of the procession that carried tea for the Tokugawa shogun family in the Edo period from Uji, Kyoto, to Edo every year via the Nakasendo and Koshu-kaido roads. Scheduled to be held on the 9th (Sun) 12:00~. ♦ Event Details ・June 8 and 9: Kiso Lacquerware and Great Lacquerware Market (held throughout the area) ・June 8 and 9: Exhibition and sale of the Traditional Craftsmen's Association and Producers' Association (Kiso Hirasawa) ・June 8 (Sat) Naraniko Cafe (Naragawa Elementary and Junior High School Lunch Room) ・June 8 (Sat) Kimono Town Walk & Photo Contest (Narai juku) ・June 8 (Sat) Ochatsubo Dochu (12:00 ~ at Narai juku) Other, Kitchen Car is also coming! There will be a traffic restriction on the day of the event, and a free shuttle bus will run between Narai Gonbeibashi ⇔Kiso Kurashi no Kogeikan. Contact: Kiso Lacquerware Festival / Narai Juku Festival Executive Committee TEL: 0263-52-0280
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How do you do! This is the Kiso Tourism Federation! Kiso, Nagano Prefecture is a region in the Kiso River basin of Nagano Prefecture and consists of eight cities and towns: Nakatsugawa City, Nagiso Town, Okuwa Village, Agematsu Town, Kiso Town, Otaki Village, Kiso Village, and Shiojiri City. Located in a valley surrounded by 3,000-meter-high mountains that have been selected as a 100 Famous Mountains of Japan, it is an area where delicious air, water, and Healing space brought by Nature spread. The historic Shukuba-juku town still remains along the old Along the road and is visited by many travelers. In this article, we will introduce you to the history and highlights of the Kiso, as well as Information local Specialty Products and events. ◆History of Kiso, Nagano Kiso The Nakasendo Highway, which connected Kyoto and Edo during the Edo period, was an important highway with many people coming and going. Kiso, which is part of the Nakasendo Highway, has prospered as a transportation hub since ancient times, with many travelers and supplies coming and going. Many Shukuba-juku towns have developed and retain their faces even today, and Kisoji was designated as the first Japanese heritage site in Nagano Prefecture. At that time, 69 Shukuba were placed in the Nakasendo 540-kilometer process, of which 11 Shukuba are located in Kisoji. Nakasendo Kisoji 11 Shukuba ・Niekawa Juku ・Narai juku ・Yauhara juku ・Miyanokoshi juku ・Fukushima juku ・Agematsu juku ・Suhara-juku ・Nojiri juku ・Midono juku ・Tsumago juku ・Magome juku Even now, the cityscape of the Edo period Unfolds on Kisoji, and you can feel as if you have traveled back in time to the Edo period. ◆Introduction of tourist spots in Kiso, Nagano Kiso ◇Kiso Kaida Highlands Elevation Kaida Highlands overlooking Mt. Ontake, which stretches for 1,100 to 1,400 meters, is Unfolds with rural scenery. There are sports facilities and Hot spring facilities, and it is crowded with many tourists. At the "Kiso Horse Village" in the Highlands, you can also enjoy horseback riding and horse-drawn carriage experiences. ◇Nezame-no-Toko On the floor of Nezame-no-Toko in Agematsu town, you can see a strangely shaped granite rock that looks like a row of large boxes. It was designated as a national scenic spot in 1923 and became a Central Alps National Park in 2020. ◇Akasawa Natural Recreation Forest It is one of Japan's three most beautiful forests in Agematsu town, and there is a forest of natural Kiso Hinoki trees that are more than 300 years old. It is also the birthplace of forest bathing, where Japan's first forest bathing competition was held in 1982. ◇Ontake Lake, Shizenko (Nature Lake) The beautiful lake in Otaki village also offers ontake lake canoe touring and Shizenko (Nature Lake) nature canoe tours. Since you can see the beautiful appearance of the four seasons, it is a popular photo Spot and is visited by many tourists throughout the year. ◇Atera Canyon The emerald green clear streams of Atera Canyon in Okuwa Village are called "Atera Blue" and are a popular healing spot for girls' trips. ◆Introduction of Roadside Station in Kiso, Nagano Kiso At the Roadside Station, fresh vegetables and specialty products from the local Kiso are lined up, and you can enjoy Kiso's gourmet food. Souvenirs are also recommended! ・Roadside Station Kiso Fukushima (Kiso Town, Kiso-gun, Nagano Prefecture) ・Roadside Station Hiyoshi Kiso Koma Kogen (Hinoyoshi, Kiso-cho, Kiso-gun, Nagano) ・Roadside Station Kiso River Headwaters Village Kisomura (Kiso Village, Kiso-gun, Nagano Prefecture) ◆Introduction of Specialty products and crafts of Kiso, Nagano Kiso Kiso is also known for its rich specialty products nurtured by its natural environment. Matsutake mushrooms in Kiso town are famous for their high aroma and are popular as a taste of autumn. Sunki, pickled red turnip, and Maki of magnolia leaves are traditional gourmet foods in Kiso where you can enjoy their unique flavors. In addition, Kiso lacquerware is an Ancient tradition that has been handed down in the Kiso area for a long time, and the longer it is used, the warmer and luster it becomes, and the more beautiful it shines. ◆Introduction of local events and festivals in Kiso, Nagano Kiso ◇Mizunashi Shrine Festival (Mikoshi (portable shrine) roll) This festival, held every July, is a rare festivals in Japan where about 100 kan (about 400 kg) Mikoshi (portable shrines) are rolled or dropped and destroyed overnight, and is also called "One of the world's strangest festivals". ◇Kiso Yoshinaka Flag Raising Festival It is a festival registered as a Component Cultural Assets, and mourns Lord Yoshinaka, lights a fire character in the shape of a "tree" on Mt. Yamabuki, and a warrior procession parades through the town. ◆Introduction of Kiso, Nagano Prefecture Kiso, Nagano Kiso is a fascinating region for its magnificent nature and rich history. While walking along the old highways that have remained since the Edo period, you can feel the unchanging scenery that travelers must have felt at that time. We will continue to send out Information that will convey the charm of Kiso to everyone who sees COOL JAPAN VIDEOS, so Best regards!