The park is located in the rural village area at about 1,000m, along the Eco-line road.The 57 giant red pines in the park were planted here in the Edo period to protect the rice fields on the foothills of the Yatsugatake from strong winds (as the name kazayoke -“ward off the wind”- suggests). The park is a great observation spot from where you can see Mt. Tateshina-yama right behind the line of pines, the Yatsugatake Mountains on your right and the Southern Alps on your left. The park is provided with both a parking lot and toilet. If you don’t have a car, though, don’t worry. You can reach it with an easy walk from Jomon no Yu hot spring.
⇒A walking map of the area around Kazayoke Park