• Momiji no Sato (Maple Country) and Tea House
  • Momiji no Sato (Maple Country) and Tea House
  • Momiji no Sato (Maple Country) and Tea House

Momiji no Sato (Maple Country) and Tea House

Please enjoy the rich autumn scenery of Oku-yugawara, an area known for the beauty of its autumn foliage. During this period you can enjoy a cup of matcha green tea, in the serenity of a tea house designed by a noted architect.

In Oku-yugawara, “the town colored by the four seasons,”
please enjoy an elegant tea ceremony while admiring the beauty of the momiji (maple) leaves.
The usual autumn foliage season in Yugawara Onsen is from mid November through early December.

★Click for info on current autumn foliage.

Running period Mid-November - early December, 2016
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Tea house

Tea house

Tea house

Tea house

 Period open  Mid November – early December, 2016
 Hours open  10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Charge  500 JPY per person (admission fee and price of matcha green tea included)
Content  You can enjoy a cup of matcha green tea in the serenity of a reposeful tea house designed by a famous architect.
If you like, you can observe the formalized manners of a Japanese tea ceremony (reservations not required). You might have to wait during times of congestion.
 Location  Take the bus for Oku yugawara from Yugawara Station and get off at the last stop “Oku yugawara.” Walk for 10 minutes. The tea house is in front of the entrance to Yugawara Parkway (784-29 Miyakami, Oku yugawara).
※See the map below for details.
 Inquiries  Yugawara Onsen Tourism Association  Phone: 0465-64-1234

Hiking in Oku-yugawara and Momiji no Sato (Maple Country)

Hiking in Oku-yugawara and Momiji no Sato (Maple Country)

 

Hiking in Oku-yugawara and Momiji no Sato (Maple Country)

 Date  Late November, 2016
 Meeting time  9:10 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.
Meeting place  On the left hand side of the ticket gate of JR Yugawara Station
Course  The Tenshozan Hiking Course & the Ikemine Hiking Course
(Walking distance: about 8km)
※Scheduled to disband in Manyo Park around 2:30 p.m.
 Participation cost  1,000 JPY per person (participation fee, insurance premium and bus fare included)
Please pay at the reception desk on the day. ※Prior reservations required.
How to apply  After clearly writing down the addresses, names, ages, sexes and phone numbers of all the prospective participants on a pre paid postcard, please send it to the following address:
Yugawara Onsen Tourism Association Hiking Unit
566 Miyakami, Yugawara-machi, Ashigarashimo gun, Kanagawa, 259-0314
 Application Deadline  Applications must arrive no later than Thursday, November 19th.
Clothes & belongings  Wear clothes that are easy to move in, a cap or hat and sports shoes.  Please bring a bento (boxed lunch), water bottle, rainwear, mat or something to sit on, towel, health insurance card, and anything else you may need.
 Inquiries  Yugawara Onsen Tourism Association  Phone: 0465-64-1234

Stalls by NPO YUGAWARA GENKI-TAI

Period open  Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during the period mentioned above. (Cancelled in case of rain.)
Hours open  10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location  Take the bus for Oku yugawara and get off at “Oku yugawara Iriguchi” bus stop. Ikemine Bridge is close to the bus stop.
Inquiries  Yugawara Onsen Tourism Association  Phone: 0465-64-1234

Access

Momiji

Momiji

Momiji

If you take a bus  Take the bus for Oku yugawara from JR Yugawara Station and get off at the last stop, “Oku yugawara” or “Oku yugawara Iriguchi,” bus stop (about a 20 minute ride).
 If you take a taxi  Yugawara Station→Oku yugawara (about a 15 minute ride)
To Momiji no Sato  Take the bus for Oku yugawara and get off at “Oku yugawara” bus stop (the bus stop before the last stop, about a 20 minute ride). It is a 40 minute walk from Ikemine Bridge.
(Momiji no Sato is located along the Ikemine Hiking Course. The course itself is not a tough course. You cannot go to Momiji no Sato by car.)※If it is too hard for you to walk along the course, we recommend that you get off the bus at the last stop, “Oku yugawara,” and walk up the gently paved slope along the road in the direction of the tea house. This route, too, will provide a very beautiful view with plenty of momiji leaves.
To the tea house  Take the bus for Oku yugawara and get off at the last stop, “Oku yugawara,” and walk up the gently paved slope along the road for about 15 minutes. You’ll find the tea house on the left side of the road.
To the stalls where souvenirs are sold  Take the bus for Oku yugawara and get off at “Oku yugawara Iriguchi” (the bus stop before the last stop, about a 20 minute ride). Ikemine Bridge, the site of the stalls, is close to the bus stop.