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A Walk Through the Natural Gardens of Moegi no Mura Village in Kiyosato

Activities

A 10-minute walk from Kiyosato Station in Yamanashi Prefecture brings you to a popular tourist attraction called Moegi no Mura (Moegi-no-Mura Village).

This article is about our visit to Moegi no Mura in Kiyosato.

 

About Moegi no Mura in Kiyosato

Moegi no Mura in Kiyosato for 40 years

Moegi-no-mura is a natural garden with stylish shops surrounded by nature, located in Kiyosato, Takane Town, Hokuto City, Yamanashi Prefecture.

It looks like a beautiful village that has just opened recently, but in fact Moegi no Mura was founded in 1977, so it has been in business for over 40 years.

 

Highlights of Moegi no Mura

More than 20 shops, cafes and restaurants

Moegi-no-mura has more than 20 shops and restaurants, including a potter’s shop, a craft shop selling works made of wood and a gardening shop with a rose motif.

It will take you about an hour just to walk around the large garden.

 

The forest merry-go-round

 

This is the little forest merry-go-round, the symbol of Moegi no Mura, and you can ride it for 300 yen per ride.

There are many wooden horses, which are the mascots of the village. You can buy them at the shop.

 

Wooden horses

 

Hall of Halls

 

The Hall of Halls is a museum with over 300 music boxes from around the world, ranging from antique music boxes to large automatic instruments.

There are also regular music box performances and music boxes of all sizes available to buy.

There are also regular music box performances and music boxes of all sizes available to buy.

If you don’t have time to visit the museum, you can still enter the shop in the museum.

The shop in the basement sells a wide range of products, including antique music boxes, paper music boxes that you can insert notes into, and handmade music boxes that you can make yourself. You can also listen to a variety of music boxes and compare their sounds.

 

Moegi no mura square

In the centre of the village, the Moegi no Mura square is covered with fine woodchips, which are soft and pleasant to walk on. On sunny days it is a good place to have a picnic.

In the summer, ballet performances are also held here.

The garden at Moegi no Mura was designed entirely by the British landscape designer Paul Smither.

 

A Segway ride through the village

 

You can ride a Segway around the village. You will be accompanied by an instructor who will teach you how to ride, so even beginners can enjoy this tour.

The price of the Segway tour starts from 1000 yen for 20 minutes (over 16 years old).

 

Lunch at the restaurant in Moegi no Mura

ROCK|The first café-restaurant in Kiyosato

 

The restaurant in the photo is the first café-restaurant in Kiyosato called “Rock”. At Rock, you can enjoy not only the coffee menu but also meals such as curry and pizza.

The beef curry at Rock is unique, a dark black curry roux with sultana butter on top. The salad dressing is also delicious and the overall flavour is gentle. After your meal you can enjoy marshmallows that you can roast yourself. A good place for lunch.

 

Summary of Moegi no Mura Villeage in Kiyosato

An Instagram-worthy natural garden

The natural garden at Moegi-no-mura is full of Instagram-worthy spots, and you’ll want to take lots of photos while you shop or stroll around.

If you are in Kiyosato, why not stop by at Moegi-no-mura Village?

 

Access, parking and entrance fees for Moegi no Mura

 
Access 10 minutes walk from Kiyosato station.
Address
Entrance fees Free (Hall of Halls: ¥800 for adults, ¥500 for students)
Opening hours 10:00~18:00 (Varies by shop)
Parking Available (free of charge)

 

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