Joyoboyo Forest in Kediri Regency, East Java Province

It is true that each city has a park or city square. In Kediri Regency, tourists can find more good places to relax aside from the parks indeed. Here is an example. The name is Joyoboyo Forest, which is located in Banjaran Village. The concept is a city forest and it resides in the downtown. Unlike wild forests, therefore, this one is quite accessible and strategic. No wonder, the number of visitors is high regardless of the time of the visit. Plus, it is located near to the famous Brawijaya Stadium!

The Nuance
Once arriving at Joyoboyo Forest, tourists may feel a comfy nuance right away. It is because the site is surrounded by big trees and some beautiful plants. Unlike wild forests, though, this one is not quite lush. The shady and fertile environment makes it popular among nature lovers, though. As for the size, the total area is around 3 hectares. The location is in the east part of Brawijaya Stadium and it even features a unique monument. Thus, everyone can notice the site easily. For the information, the site is quite crowded during weekends and holidays. It turns more peaceful during working days, though.

Exploring Joyoboyo Forest
Both the local government and citizens put positive efforts in improving Joyoboyo Forest. At least, the environment is always clean and well-maintained. Thanks to the development. There is even a special footpath in order to explore the site comfortably. Due to the reason, an exploration becomes a popular activity there. Tourists simply explore the city forest under those big shady trees. The best time to enjoy the activities is either in the morning or afternoon, actually.

Joyoboyo Forest has more than big trees. For example, some benches reside in that area for relaxation and resting. Here is the unique thing. These benches were made of tree roots! They look unique and beautiful, therefore. Next, there is a unique monument where tourists can conduct photography and take selfies. Located near to this spot, some toilets are also available. The only issue is related to foods and drinks. The absence of canteens and eateries suggest tourists in order to prepare snacks and bottled water when visiting the forest later.

Joyoboyo Forest gives a good ambiance to the downtown. It is because people can get away and escape from their busy works and daily routines. In the morning, the refreshing nuance inspires people to conduct casual sports like jogging and yoga as well. For travelers, they can drop by for a while in order to rest before continuing the trip. The benches are many and the atmosphere is rejuvenating!

Nearby Attractions

  • Tempurejo Park
  • Tirtoyoso Park
  • Brawijaya Stadium

How to Get There
It is considered easy to reach Joyoboyo Forest, as it is located in the downtown. Tourists should only visit Kediri Regency first. From Surabaya City, in this case, they must take Surabaya – Mojokerto Highway. Next, they should take Mojokerto – Kertosono Highway. The distance between Surabaya and Kediri is 120 km, so this trip may take around 2 hours. After arriving at Kediri, tourists may continue their trip and take Raya Kediri – Pare Street. The distance is 22.4 km, so the trip would take around 38 minutes.

Where to Stay

  • Front One Inn
  • Sentral Hotel
  • Viva Hotel
  • Thamara Inn

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