A mystical forest unlike any other that grew from the fire and lava of Mt. Norikura’s past volcanic activity

Goshikigahara Forest lays at the foot of Mt. Norikura and covers an expansive 3,000 hectares of the Chubusangaku National Park’s southernmost edge. The forest is home to a diverse ecosystem with enormous waterfalls, ravines, clear rivers, ponds and even wetlands. In order to preserve the precious environments of the forest, one must be accompanied by an official guide when visiting the area (guides that can speak English or Chinese are available for booking).

Tours are conducted from mid-May through the end of October, and require reservations and tour-fee payments in advance. Please see the website (Jpn) for the various walking courses that range from half to full-day tours, or email the address below for more information and tour booking.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience the mystical nature here with a guide that’s well versed in all of its secrets!

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Basic Information


471-3 Kute, Nyukawa-cho, Takayama-shi, Gifu


A 45-min bus ride from the Takayama Nohi Bus Terminal or a 20-min bus from the Hirayu Nohi Bus Terminal

Business Hours

Open yearly from May 20 to October 31


For course specifics please see the official website
Adults: 3,500~9,000 yen
(courses with special pricing for high-school-aged students and younger are available)

Telephone Number 0577-79-2280 (Goshikigahara Forest Information Center)
Website Visit Website

*Guides who speak English and Chinese are available to book
*For more information/booking in English and Chinese, please email the following email address: