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Heritage Horseback Riding in Kiso
Kiso-Uma-no-Sato Horseback Riding-center : 木曽馬の里 乗馬センター

Horseback Riding on Kiso’s Own Breed of Horses.

Kiso River Valley


Enjoy Nagano's great outdoors by horseback riding on a native Kiso Horse in Kaida Kogen!


The Kiso Horse ("Kiso-uma") is one of 8 breeds of horses native to Japan. Since 1976, there has been a pedigree registration in Kaida Kogen, the high-elevation plateau on the side of Mt. Ontake. Sized more like a pony, the Kiso Horse has been raised in their namesake Kiso Valley for over a 1,000 years, mainly for use in farming and transportation but also for the battlefield.
At the Kiso Uma no Sato horse ranch, visitors can go for a horse ride on a Kiso Horse. With their shorter stature and kind disposition, Kiso Horses are suitable for even children as young as 2 to ride.


  • 50
  • 2
  • 20 people
  • Field behind the barn is accessible if
Horseback Riding: 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00.
Open Year-Round
Cost / Price of Admission
Options are as follows:
Guided Ride, Short Course: 2 min, 500.
Guided Ride, Long Course: 5 min, 1000.
Single Ride: 2000 yen per 15 minute increment.
(For Guided Rides, a staff member walks along side pulling the horse.)
Time Required
30-45 min. for 20 people.
Not required(Recommended for large groups
Not required for individuals.)
Luggage Storage
Not Available


Limited English. Wear long pants and shoes. Shorts and sandals not allowed when riding. Indoor facility available for Guided Rides in the case of inclement weather. Horse club memberships also available. Parking lot is not separated between cars and buses.


tel : +81(0)264-42-3085fax : +81(0)264-42-3086Official site

Access / Location

By Train
From Kiso-Fukushima Station(JR Chuo Line), Take Ontake Bus bound for Kaida Kogen and get off at the Kiso Uma no Sato stop (40 min) + 15 min walk.
By Car
From Ina IC, Take Route 361 towards Kaida Kogen. After the Shinjizo Tunnel, take the left 50m past the Eneos gas station. (approx. 20 min.)
5596-1 Suekawa, Kaida Kogen, Kiso, Kiso 397-0301

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