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Nagano Prefecture Kirigamine Nature Conservation Center Visitor center


Welcome to Kirigamine!

The Kirigamine Nature Conservation Center is the prefectural visitor center located in Yatsugatake Chushin Kogen Quasi-National Park. We introduce animals, plants, geological features, and the history of Kirigamine in displays and photo panels. Additionally, through video screenings and guided walks, you can deepen your understanding of the nature of Kirigamine

Opening periodApril 15 to November 15
Opening hours8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
ClosedWednesdays (the following day in the case of holiday)
Open every day in July and August
Address7718-9 Shigakirigamine, Suwa City, Nagano 392-0008

Floor Guide

Floor plan
Exhibition roomModels, stuffed animals, tactile items, and more are displayed according to such themes as grassland , wetland, and Juso (native trees) for both children and adults can enjoy.
Video exhibitThis room can be used for screening a video about Kirigamine (15 min).
CounterYou can get information about the weather and flowering. Please ask our staff about walking routes.


RestroomA wheelchair-accessible restroom is installed with a diaper changing table.
AccessibilityThe entrance and inside of the building are equipped with ramps.
AEDAutomated External Defibrillators are equipped.
Free Wi-fiFree Wi-fi is available. The password is posted inside the building.



Travel by car


Travel by train


Please note that service sections of bus may change depending on the season.  Some buses may suspend travel on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

Contact information

ALPICO Kotsu Co., Ltd. Tel: 0266-72-2151
Website : https://www.alpico.co.jp/en/timetable/suwa/ https://www.alpico.co.jp/traffic/local/suwa/
If you take a taxi from JR Suwa Station, it takes about 20 min and costs around 5,100 JPY.
ALPICO Taxi Co., Ltd. Suwa Branch Tel: 0266-71-1181
Suwakotsu Co., Ltd. Tel: 0266-52-1190Daiichi Kotsu Sangyo Co., Ltd. Tel: 0266-52-5151

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