Makino Metasequoia Tree-Lined Street (Makino Kogen Metasequoia Namiki)3.8
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
Airport/Sta.Makino Sta. (about 2.7km) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
5.02 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.
5.03 months ago
A very nice spot for photographers. I highly recommend it.
5.03 months ago
Amazing view 🧡
Take a sidewalk and enjoy nature!🍁
5.0a year ago
Beautiful landscape mainly during the autumn. I recommend a slow stroll along the sidewalk for enjoying the view and take pictures. The area offers a good infrastructure with car parking, toilets, restaurants and stalls.
Although there is heavy traffic these days, I saw lots of tourists walking to the middle of the road seeking for a selfie for the their social media pages. Drivers need to be cautious and sometimes deviate from them.
5.0a year ago
There is a long stretch of road extending over 2.4 km lined with 500 meta-sequoia planted on both sides of the street next to Makino Pickland in Makino. It was a part of educational project for children to learn about agricultural facts on soil condition in this region back in 1981. Meta-sequoia is a deciduous type of edar tree originated in China. it was given such name for its resemblance to Sequoia tree in appearance, The landscape of this area along with a sight of this road made it one of the greatest views of Kansai region. The road makes great atmosphere for each season. Autumn is considered to be the greatest time to visit when leaves change colors.
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