History, Landscape

History of “Tenryukyo”

“Tenryukyo” was named by Chinese classics and Confucianism scholar called Roro Sakatani from Bicchu Province, now known as Okayama Prefecture in 1847. The scenery of rapid current smashing rocks, soaring cliffs, and massive rock walls praised him for naming this place. Since then, many famous people have visited the Tenryukyo. Meiji-era’s famous calligrapher, Meikaku Kusakabe visited and selected ten of strangely shaped rocks including “Ryukakuho.” Tenryukyo was designated as National Scenic Beauty in 1934, Nagano Prefectural Park in 1951, and Tenryu-Okumikawa Quasi-National Park in 1969.

Tenryukyo Guide

The Tenryukyo guide will walk with you through the nature trail, and address the attractions and fascinations of Tenryukyo.

Guide of Tenryukyo takes about one and a half hours to two hours. The guide will be able to adjust the time available to customer well as adjust towards their interests and physical abilities. Guide can show you hidden or attractions only know to the locals or passed down stories and episodes of Tenryukyo

Operation Cooperation Fee
2000 yen per 1 guide

We hope to bring unforgettable and memorable moments for you.Please contact us for a guide through Tenryukyo.

* Reservation is required in advance.

Guide in reservation
Please contact Tenryukyo Tourism Information Center for a reservation form. Fill in the form and send it via fax or postal mail. If possible, submit reservation form ten days before the required date.

Application Form

Reservation Desk
Tenryukyo Tourism Information Center
4874-1 Kawaji, Iida-city, Nagano
Postal; 399-2431
Inside the Tenryukyo Hyakunen Saisei Hall
TEL / FAX: 0265-27- 2946
Opening Hour:
9:00 ~ 17:00 (December to January: till 16:00)
*Reservation may decline if the guide is fully booked