Yatsugatake walk vol.8

a perfect guide of Yatsugatake area for tourists

Enjoy! Community (P.63)

Living in the region, Enjoying the region, Making a living in the region


Both, the people who for various reasons were attracted to the charm of the Yatsugatake and Southern Alps region and came to live here, and those who were born and raised locally and decided to stay, all are putting their pride into the area.
Regions where people do there best with an attitude of, “We want to make it even better”, will surely into wonderful places.


Minna no Ouchi-koen -  Recreational home


For children and adults who want to do the things they want to do, the way they want to do it.

When in 2011 the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident occurred, radioactive material was released. “Minna no Ouchi-koen
Recreational home” was opened in 2015 as a "place where one can be oneself" for children from Fukushima prefecture and to stay there for an extended period to reduce the effect of their external exposure to radiation and promote the discharge of radioactive substances in their bodies. 40~50 people may come with bus tours. On this extensive site, it is possible to enjoy bonfires, chopping wood, carpentry, or baking pizza in a drum oven... there are all kinds of fun things to do. "When children say, "I want to do this!", we try with all our might to accommodate them", says the representative Mr. Takumi Hoshi. Also, local children gather here and run around freely. An adult once declared "I want to make a tree house!", joyfully gesturing hammering nails.


Kai-no-kuni Koiki

Members aged between 4 and 70 years enjoy activities in this group

We all work up a good sweat, participating in various events and festivals as well as showing our dance performance at day-care centers. Won't you dance with us? Please feel free to come and visit us.