Japanese Cedars in Sugisawa

Fresh air filled with negative ions abounds in this forest of Japanese cedar

  • Try "forest bathing"; let yourself relax as you take in the plant and animal life!

Japanese cedars grow in a dense grove in these marshes fed by the one of Japan's 100 best spring waters. In the alluvial fan of the Kurobe River, many natural springs bubble up through the shallow top layer of soil, creating a fertile zone with plentiful groundwater. The dense forest of trees, called "sawasugi" (literally "marsh Japanese cedar") once stretched for over 45 ha in the area of Sugisawa. Now, Sugisawa's forest has shrunk to just 2.7 ha due to logging, and has been designated a natural reserve by the prefecture. A well-maintained nature path allows visitors to enjoy the mystical atmosphere of the forest, with its brooks, ponds and moss-covered trees. The area is renowned among nature lovers, and is gaining recognition as a wonderful area for sightseeing.

  • Take a deep breath of fresh air!

  • The nature center

Japanese Cedars in Sugisawa

Address 950 Yoshiwara, Nyūzen, Shimoniikawa, Toyama 939-0674
TEL 0765-72-1710 (Sawasugi Nature Center)
Trading hours 9:00-17:00 (Last entry at 16:30)
Non-trading hours Mondays (or the following day when Monday is a holiday), the day after holidays, the winter season (between December 28th - the end of February)
Price Free
Access 10 minutes by car from Nyūzen Station on the Ainokaze Toyama Railway
15 minutes by car from Nyūzen Smart Interchange on the Hokuriku Expressway
Parking Parking for 10 vehicles (buses included) is available free of charge
Official URL http://www.town.nyuzen.toyama.jp/bunka/shisetsu/shizen/sawasugi.html
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