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Outing from Matsumoto

~Staff Recommended Tourist Spots~

~ Hakuba Area ~ 1 hour 30 minutes from Matsumoto City

  • Japan's leading snow resort where the Winter Olympics were also held

    It is located in the northwest part of Nagano prefecture and has an area of ​​about 189 square kilometers.
    The south side is Omachi City, the north is Otarimura, and the east is adjacent to Nagano City and Ogawa Village.
    This is a large fault area where Fossa Magna runs in the center, and the water that has flowed abundantly from the Hakuba Mountain Range forms a river, which is an alluvial fan.
    Also known as Japan foremost ski resort in Japan foremost ski resort, in 1998
    Nagano Olympics · Paralympic Games were also held.
    The climate is relatively cool throughout the year and is attractive not only in winter but also in the lush seasons from spring to autumn.
  • Activity experience in nature

    Not to mention winter sports, green season full of green
    Enjoy an outdoor experience.
    Rafting and canoeing where you can feel the pure water nearby,
    Hot air balloon experience and paragliding which you can enjoy large panorama from the ground are recommended!
    You can experience the natural richness of the Hakuba area on North Alps foothill with your skin.
    However, advance reservations are required.
    Start time and period are different, so check the website and more!
  • After getting tired, refresh your body!

    After playing a lot, relax and relax in the hot springs.
    Hakuba Happo Onsen, an alkaline simple hot spring that is also called "Bijin-no-yu Hakuba Happo Onsen",
    An ancient bath that turns brown when exposed to the air, such as Hakuba Shio-no-Michi Onsen.
    Sprinkling quality and effectiveness also vary.
    It is fun to find your favorite hot spring!
    You can also purchase a common hot spring bathing ticket at a tourist information center or a gas station in the village.
    This is great for visiting hot springs! (1 book 2,000 yen)

~ Kamikochi / Norikura area ~ 1 hour 30 minutes from Matsumoto City

  • A world-class scenic spot representing Japan

    Kamikochi is located at the foot of a mountainous area at an altitude of 1,500 meters.
    Japan's most beautiful scenic spot in Chubu Mountain Park.
    Blessed with natural environments such as the mountains of the Hotaka Mountain Range seen from Kappa Bridge and the clear stream of the Azusagawa River,
    It has been designated as a special scenic spot and special natural monument.
    The unique nature and the landscape created by the terrain are amazing, and you can enjoy the cuisine that focuses on the magnificent nature.
    You can feel it on your skin.
    Norikura area is located at the eastern foot of Norikura Dake Norikura Dake, with Norikura Dake Norikura Dake having 232 peaks in front of the sword, and altitudes range from 1,200 to 1,800 m.
    A highland resort with lots of natural attractions such as primeval forests, ponds, wetlands and waterfalls.
    Kamikochi and Norikura Dake have introduced private car regulations from the viewpoint of nature conservation.
  • Enjoy various nature for each season

    Norikura Kogen with various facial expressions for each season.
    The altitude difference from the plateau to the summit is 2,000 meters.
    With a diverse natural environment, you can enjoy different faces throughout the year.You
    From late April to August, you can enjoy spring and summer skiing at Daisetsukei,
    One of Japan's leading cities that will be in full bloom from late April to mid-May
    Mizubasho which is the colony "soil pond around",
    Norikura Dake the views, such as Sakasa Norikura is visible on captured Ushidome Pond on the surface of the water ....
    The Alpine dragonfly and salamander inhabits in the pond and is said to be a relic of the Ice Age
    White flowers "Mitsugashiwa" are also gregarious.
    In autumn, the leaves of Norikura Echo Line, which passes through the highest altitude point in Japan,
    The “snow wall” in early spring is worth a look.
  • After a lot of walking I will take a breath at the cafe.

    If you are tired of walking a lot, how about refreshing with sweet dessert and coffee?
    A cafe with a calm classical atmosphere and a shop with a casual atmosphere,
    Lots of unique shops.
    Want to find your favorite cafe?
    "Kappa Yaki" with Kappa motif is also OK for take-out!
    "Kappa-yaki" is a dough with three kinds of anno.
    Eating is also fun!

~ Azumino area ~ 1 hour 30 minutes from Matsumoto City

  • Original landscape of mountains and countryside in Japan

    Almost in the center of Nagano Prefecture.
    In the west, the majestic North Alps rises, and is a mountainous region with the Chubu Sangaku National Park.
    The eastern part is a flat fan where the Azusagawa River and Karasugawa Azusagawa River join the Saigawa that originated in the North Alps.
    The charm of this area is the Jonen Dake Northern Alps that you can see in front of Jonen Dake
    Idyllic scenery of wasabi fields full of pure spring water and lush countryside.
    It has different charms in each season and can be said to be the original landscape of Japan.
    It is said that Yasunari Kawabata, Yasushi Inoue, Kaii Higashiyama praised its beauty,
    In 2011 (2011), it became the stage of the NHK serial TV novel "Ohisama".
  • Please enjoy horseback riding experience in peaceful nature.

    Why do not you come in contact with a horse in the clear air behind the magnificent view of the North Alps?
    Even the first time is OK!
    From a beginner's course where the staff pulls the reins
    Equestrian lessons for advanced users and anyone can enjoy it casually.
    In parent and child if up to 3 years of age there is also a course that can be riding together.
    There is also equipment rental, so you can go empty-handed.
    At the contact corner, you can also feed the horses directly.
  • Around the museum in the forest

    The Azumino called 50 kilometers from Hakuba from Azumino City There are 19 things a variety of museums and museum) Azumino Art Line
    It is very rare that there are so many museums in this area
    The scenery surrounding the facility itself is art, as well as the works exhibited individually.
    Please enjoy a relaxing time at the museum with the wonderful rural scenery of Azumino.
    Why do not you spend it.

~ Utsukushigahara and Tateshina area ~ 1 hour 30 minutes from Matsumoto City

  • Alps Observatory"Utsukushigahara Kogen"

    Located at the northernmost point of Yatsugatake Chuo Kogen Quasi-National Park, the largest in Nagano Prefecture, at an altitude of 2,034 meters.This area is a flat plateau on the top of the mountain, with "Oga-gasu" at the top, spanning Matsumoto City, Ueda City, and Nagawamachi.
    Including Ogahana, Mt Chausu, Mt Ushibuse, Kajiyama, Takeshi Peak
    The area spreads around 2,000 meters above sea level.
    Utsukushigahara Kogen is also known as the "Alps Observatory" and offers a panoramic Alps Observatory the North Alps, Southern Alps, Chuo Alps and Mt Fuji, and you can enjoy more than 400 species of alpine plants.
  • Please enjoy a refreshing plateau drive."Venus Line"

    A 76 km plateau panorama road connecting Chino City to the THE UTSUKUSHIGAHARA OPEN-AIR MUSEUM
    "Venus Line".
    The average altitude is 1,400 meters and the highest point is 1,920 meters on the Utsukushigahara Kogen.
    Kirigamine Kogen, which has the Kirigamine Shitsugen Shokubutsu Gunraku, which is also designated as a natural monument,
    "Tateshina Kogen" has a quiet and relaxing spa area, and there are plenty of charm.
  • Fireworks and sake brewery tour event...Abundant Suwa area

    In summer, the Lake Suwa Festival Lake Fireworks Festival is famous nationwide.
    You can enjoy 15-minute fireworks on the lake every day, even on days other than the tournament day.
    It is also called "town of sake", and there are five liquor stores within 500 meters
    You can also enjoy a stamp rally for visiting sake breweries.(Coupon ticket sold at each warehouse is necessary)
    Why don't you visit the 5 breweries and find your favorite sake?
    There is also a popular drinking event every spring and fall.
    (Schedule and details of the event are confirmed)

~ Shiojiri · Kiso area ~ About 1 hour 30 minutes from Matsumoto City

  • A historic highway surrounded by water and rich greenery

    Located on the south side of the Matsumoto Basin, it offers views of the North Alps, the Hachimori Mountain Range, the Takabochi Plateau, and the mountains of the Chuo Alps.
    Shiojiri Pass, Zenchidori Pass, Torii Pass, also watershed, such as Gombe Pass Yes,
    A historic area surrounded by clean water and rich greenery.
    In addition, at the point where traffic on the Pacific Ocean side and the Sea of Japan side intersect,
    It is also a junction where expressways, national roads, JR Chuo Higashi Line, West Line and Shinonoi Line pass.
    There are many historical heritages, 18 nationally designated important cultural properties, 11 prefectures,
    There are a lot of tangible and intangible cultural properties with 60 designated cities.
  • Domestic wine of the world level

    Speaking of Shiojiri, vineyards and wineries.
    Starts from where it was planted seedlings of grapes in Meiji (time period) (1890),
    The enthusiasm for continuous research and quality improvement of grape cultivation is recognized in the world today.
    In addition, "Nagano prefecture nomenclature nomenclature management system" which certifies the high quality as Nagano prefecture wine
    Numerous Shiojiri Wine have been certified.
    Events around wineries are also held, making it difficult to obtain tickets due to extreme popularity.
    (Schedule of the event, confirm the information site for details)
  • Tour of the hostel where history is felt

    It has prospered since ancient times as a key point of traffic where highways intersect.
    Among the post station of Nakasendo 67 Shiojiri Juku, Semba Juku, Niekawa Juku, Narai Ijuku, Gobara Juku of Zenkoji Kaido, there is a Sanshu Kaido "Onojuku"
    In particular, Narai Ijuku is designated as a "Heavy Traditional Building Preservation District" because of its well preserved landscape at the time.
    In addition, Kiso Lacquerware has become a traditional handicraft product, and in the winning medal of the Winter Olympic Nagano Games
    Kiso Lacquerware is used.Was.