Makino Metasequoia Tree-Lined Street

Sightseeing information about Makino Metasequoia Tree-Lined Street in Japan.

Makino Metasequoia Tree-Lined Street (Makino Kogen Metasequoia Namiki)3.8

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About 500 Metasequoia trees are planted over a length about 2.4 km (1.5 mile)
along the prefectural road Koaraji Makinosawa Line that runs through the fruit farm Makino Pick Land toward the Makino Highland in Takashima City, Shiga Prefecture. Metasequoia, or dawn redwood trees, are called "living fossils" as they had been considered to be extinct until their existence was confirmed in China in 1945. Their leaves turn into deep brownish orange in autumn and the view of the trees against the surrounding mountains are most amazing, while their fresh green leaves in spring and summer and their bare branches against snow-covered mountains in winter are also not to be missed. The street was selected as one of the "Top 100 Tree-lined Streets of Japan" in 1994.
Arrive by train:
・From JR Makino Station, take the Community Bus Makino Kogen Line for about 6 minutes (or 25 minutes on the counterclockwise route) and get off at Makino Pickland.
Arrive by car:
・From The Kyoto East Interchange on the Meishin Expressway → Nishi-Otsu Bypass → Kosei Road → National Route 161 to the north (about 80 minutes)
・From the Kinomoto Interchange on the Hokuriku Expressway → National Route 8→ National Route 303→ National Route 161 to the south (about 30 minutes)
* Free parking is available at Makino Pickland

Purposeinstagrammable,nature,autumn foliage,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Makino Sta. (about 2.7km) Google Transit


5.02 weeks ago

Caught of guard with the heavy snow that fell back in 2018. Coming from Osaka, I never expected to experience a whiteout. I was so unprepared for heavy snow because I was expecting rain as forecasted.

The whiteout with snow pilling high among the trees trully a sight to behold. Hope that someday I'll go back in fall season the see leaves.

5.0a month ago

I love here. It's so beautiful now

5.011 months ago

Such a lovely place to take photos and play with snow. My 2 years old boy enjoyed his play time with Mr. Snowman.

5.0in the last week

It offers different beauty in different season! And this was in snow time.

5.08 months ago

One of my fav spots in japan!
And I want to visit here again in autumn and winter!!!

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