Not for crybabies. Feel like an adventurer making your way through the thicket on the path to Konbukuroike pond. Walking on the wooden boardwalk through the forest, or just on the ground, the wooden path seems to be the only thing man-made. The various plants and tall trees create a nice thick forest. Occasionally, warning signs catch your attention. “Caution! Watch out for snakes and wild animals! “. Safely arriving at the Konbukuroike Pond in the middle of the forest awakens a feeling of accomplishment. There, surrounded by nature and shut off from our modern world, away from technology and other people, you can take a few minutes just for yourself. But the end of one journey is the beginning of the next, and now you have to find your way back to the exit!
Address: 399-1 Toyofuta, Kashiwa-City, Chiba-Prefecture
URL: konbukuroike.com (Japanese Only)
Access: Kashiwa Station West Exit Bus Stop No. 2 ▶Take any bus going to 国立がん研究センター Kokuritsu Gan Kenkyu Center/National Cancer Center Japan (西柏Nishi Kashiwa Bus No. 1/2, or 柏Kashiwa Bus No. 44) ▶ get off at 国立がん研究センター Kokuritsu Gan Kenkyu Center /National Cancer Center Japan ▶ 5-minute walk