What to See & Do


Mitakien: Forest Therapy and Forest Kindergarten

Eat Seasonal Wild Plant Dishes in a Thatch Roof House

There is a nostalgic thatch roof house in this garden where a streamlet flows. You can eat seasonal wild plant dishes made with plenty of food from the mountains in an open sunken hearth ozashiki (tatami mat room) with the beams visible on the ceiling. The Japanese pepper miso goes great with the gentle yamame (landlocked masu salmon). Moreover, the handmade konjac (solidified jelly made from the rhizome of devil’s tongue) has a tender texture. You will feel like you can eat more and more! A virgin forest of Mongolian oak and Japanese cedar extends out in the surrounding forest. This is an environment rich in clear stream, waterfalls, wild birds and more. You can use this area as forest therapy and a forest kindergarten.

Basic Information
Address 277 Ashizu, Chizu-cho, Yazu-gun, Tottori
Telephone Number 0858-75-3665 (Daytime) / 0858-75-3311 (Nighttime)
Website http://www.tottori-guide.jp/tourism/tour/view/133
Business Hours 08:00 to 17:00 (Food is available from 10:30)
Closed Days Not fixed (Park is closed from early December to March 31)
Directions Approx. 15 minutes by car from JR Chizu Station
Approx. 1 hour by car from JR Tottori Station
Approx. 50 minutes by Chizu IC Sayo on the Tottori Expressway