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Nasu Heisei-no-mori Field Center

Explore and learn in a protected nature reserve

The Nasu Heisei-no-Mori Field Center was built shortly after the Emperor of Japan donated a large section of ancient forested land for public use. The purpose of this center is to help both scientists and the public to gain a deeper appreciation of this area’s natural environment. Nine professional interpreters are on hand to provide explanations and answer any questions.

Everyone is welcome in the forest recreation zone, which benefits from paths that are fully wheelchair accessible. Several of these paths lead to the observation deck of the Komagome waterfall.

However, in the forest learning zone, the number of visitors is limited so as to conserve that area’s natural beauty. Book ahead to reserve a place on one of the guided walking tours to ensure entry. Other activities on offer include making key holders, coat hangers or even hand cream. The center is open all year round.


Open April to November 9:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m. December to March 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Closed Wednesdays * If coinciding with a national holiday, closed the next day instead. * Open daily in May, August, and October.
Cost Free of charge (Note: some programs require a fee, inquire for details)
Foreign Languages None (some displays have explanations in English)
Address 3254 Takaku-hei, Nasu Town, Nasu County, Tochigi Prefecture
Phone 0287-74-6808
Link http://www.nasuheiseinomori.go.jp/