This is Japan

Journey through a Vibrant World of New Green

Japan is about 70% forest. From June through early summer is the season of shinryoku, or “new green,” when the fresh leaves create a scenic and pleasant atmosphere in bright green hues. Each region features distinct ways to enjoy this invigorating season of life and renewal.

Explore deep ravines on the Kurobe Gorge Trolley Train

A one-way trip on this sightseeing train along 20.1 km (12.5 mi.) of canyons takes an hour and 20 minutes. The trolleys weave through steep V-shaped valleys, giving you an intense close-up view of soaring cliffs and surrounding you with panoramic scenes of the forests.

Feel the refreshing breeze on the Hozu-gawa River Boat Ride

Experienced boatmen deftly steer you downstream on the Hozu-gawa River Boat Ride. On this 16 km (10 mi.), two-hour journey past exciting rapids, deep pools and massive rock formations, you will get your fill of thrills and magnificent nature.

Kurobe Gorge Trolley Train
Operating Schedule: Mid April through Late November
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Hozu-gawa River Boat Ride
Operating Schedule: All year round
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