About 500 gigantic trees lined along both side of the long straight road, creating a magnificent scenary.

The Metasequoia Tree-lined Road of 2.4 km to the approach of the Makino Highland, located in the north of Shiga Prefecture is designated as one of the best 100 of Japan’s roadside tree views. Metasequoia trees, known as gigantic redwoods are about 35-meter tall and change their colors with the seasons.

Visitors can enjoy the beautiful scenery with fresh green in spring, deep green in summer, brilliant reddish brown in autumn, snow-covered in winter.

metasequoia summer
● In early summer, along with rice fields.
metasequoia winter
● Snowy scenery is often seen in the area.

November is usually the best time to visit the Metasequoia Tree-lined Road, during the autumn color season. You can stroll the sidewalk of the long straight road while viewing the breathtaking scenery, ctreated by gigantic trees with brilliant reddish autumn leaves.

metasequoia takashima
● Beautiful reddish brown Metasequoia
metasequoia night view
● Lit up Metasequoia in the night

There are no special illumination, but street lamps stood on the road magically lit up trees in the dark night to create a fantastic atmosphere.

Access : Take the Makino-Kogen bus from JR Makino station on the JR Kosei line to Makino Pick-Land stop. (10-minute bus ride)

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