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Opening up of Norikura Skyline (May. 15)

April 12 ,2018 at 10:10 AM

The Norikura Skyline is open from May 15 (Mon).

A mountain opening festival is held at the summit of Mt. Norikuradake (Tatamidaira) from 10AM on the day of opening, with attractions such as a dedicatory lion dance.

The Norikura Skyline is a fully paved mountain roadway measuring 6.5 m in width and covering a total distance of 14.4 km from the Hirayutoge Pass (elevation: 1,684 m) to Mt. Norikuradake Tatamidaira (elevation: 2,702 m).

This, the highest road in Japan, provides a magnificent view of the Northern Alps and Mt. Hakusan of the Southern Alps.


(日本語) 第1回okuhidagramフォトコンテスト入選写真のご紹介

April 06 ,2018 at 09:12 AM

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“Kamikochi” is finally opened (17th Apr.)

April 05 ,2018 at 01:46 PM

Kamikochi is one of the best mountainous scenic spot in Japan located 30 minutes by bus or taxi from Hirayu-Onsen in Okuhida-Onsengo. On April 17, "Kamikochi-Koen line " opening ceremony will be held, and from then it will be possible to make a sightseeing trip to Kamikochi. Come and enjoy the mountain scenery representing Japan, such as Kappa-bashi(bridge), Taisho-ike(pond), and Myojin-ike(pond).


“Rail Mountain Bike Gattan Go,” will be available this year.

April 05 ,2018 at 11:36 AM

“Rail Mountain Bike Gattan Go,” an innovative activity using former railways, will be available from April 21st this year.

This year, we are adding the Urushiyama Canyon Course for extra fun!
Enjoy it with the Town Course.
We look forward to welcoming you all.


(日本語) 乗鞍スカイライン夫婦松区間早期開通のご案内

March 26 ,2018 at 06:35 PM

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Sakura Festival in Tochio-Onsen

March 09 ,2018 at 10:30 AM

The cherry trees of Okuhida-Onsengo begin to blossom around the end of April each year. This is about 1 month later than in the flatlands. The cherry blossoms of Tochio-Onsen Horadani are especially beautiful. During the period of the cherry blossom festival, the paths lined with cherry trees and the public open-air spa "Kojin-no-yu" are lit up with paper lanterns in celebration of the late-coming spring of Okuhida-Onsengo.


Enjoy spring at Shinhodaka Ropeway!

March 07 ,2018 at 04:27 PM

Various activities will be held to welcome the arrival of spring at Shinhodaka Ropeway.Enjoy concerts and stamp rallies in the majestic landscape featuring snow and fresh greenery while enjoying the cool breeze of spring.


Winter Trekking in Kamikochi

December 07 ,2017 at 05:11 PM

Standing next to Okuhida Onsen, Kamikochi boasts the most picturesque mountains in all of Japan.During the winter, in the climbing off-season, Kamikochi is a most mysterious place. Come explore the fantastical Kamikochi only ever seen in the winter time.A certified member of the Japan Mountain Guides Association will share with you their vast knowledge of nature as they guide you to this magical place.


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