THINGS TO DO IN NORTHERN ALPS JAPAN

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As you travel throughout Japan, you must visit Northern Alps Area in Nagano prefecture. There are many attractive sightseeing places in this area. Today, we provide some places in Northern Alps Area should be near the top of your “must go” list while traveling throughout Japan.

WHAT CAN DO NORTHERN ALPS (JAPNASENE APLS) AREA IN JAPAN?

Nature Adventures

You can experience many kinds of nature adventures in Northern Alpe Area. Especially, many visitors come to Ski resort in the winter season. Northern Alps’s snow quality is the world highest level. On the other hand, there are hiking roads, paraglider, mountain bike, canoe, kayak, and much more… If you live in this area, you will not do all nature adventures.

Natural Wonders

Northern Alps Area has affluent biodiversity. You can see a lot of cherry blossoms and other flowers there in spring. You can feel clean air in summer. You can see colorful autumn leaves in autumn. You can see powder snow in winter. If you don’t decide when visiting Nagano, you can see natural wonders while all seasons.

Delicious local foods

Visitor can eat and drink Japanese traditional dishes. Soba, Tempura, Oyaki, Tsukemono, Sake, and much more… And we strongly recommend drinking “water”. Northern Alps water is famous as good taste water in Japan. Trust us! You will be surprised it.

NORTHERN ALPS (JAPANESE ALPS) JAPAN

Northern Alps (Hida Sanmyaku 飛騨山脈・北アルプス山麓) is called “The Japanese Alps”, which is a Japanese mountain range Nagano, Toyama, and Gifu prefectures. The Northern Alps is really magnificent and extensive. I’ve lived in Ikeda town where I can look the Northern Alps for every day, every morning. But, I never get tired of this landscape while living in 20 years. If you look real the Northern Alps, you will be attracted.

HAKUBA HAPPO ONE

Hakuba Happo(白馬八方) is in Hakuba village. Visitor can experience and discover on the mountain in the summertime. Especially, There Happo-one Nature Study Course and Kita-one are many alpine plants and rich nature. In addition, after walking, a visitor can take a hot spring. We highly recommend you to go to those places.

HAKUBA TSUGAIKE SKI RESORT IN THE SUMMER

Hakuba Tsugaike (白馬栂池) spreads in Otari village in the north area in Nagano. Visitor can go to altitude 2,000 meters high by gondola lift and ropeway. There are various kind of alpin plant, some kind of endemic species. In addition, there is a huge nature park, visitor can walk on the 5,5 km’s promenade.

HIMEKAWA

Himekawa (姫川) is one of Japan’s foremost good quality river, between Azumino area, Nagano prefecture – Itoigawa City, Niigata prefecture. There is various kind of rocks, which are blessings of natural diversity. In addition, this area is registered as a nature conservation area by the Japanese government. Visitor can look at various kind of flower and plants in the bog and the nature park.

NAKAYAMA PLATEAU

In spring, the plateau is covered with yellow Nanohana blossoms. The areas of Nagano famous for Nanohana are Iiyama city(Nanohana Park) and Omachi city(Nakayama plateau 中山高原). We recommend one cafe in Nakayama plateau, the name is “Farm cafe rabbit”. Visitor can drink toasty coffee and eat local wild game dishes.

TAKASE VALLEY

Takase Valley (高瀬渓谷) is well known as one of Nagano’s foremost autumn leaves the area. Takase river carries very clear water from a resource Yarigatake-mountain. There are some dams in this area, especially we recommended the Takase Dam which is constructed by a lot of rocks, this type of dam is called rockfill dam. Furthermore, Ryuzin-ko Lake is a good photo point.

AZUMINO

Azumino (安曇野) is in the heart and typical of the countryside of Honshu, the central island of Japan, at foot of Northern Alps (Japanese Alps). Clear river, vary ricefield, comfortable wind, affluent culture, adventure attraction, all things are high-quality. Azumino is an entrance of Northern Alps, every year many mountain climbers start climbing from Azumino.

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THINGS TO DO IN NORTHERN ALPS NAGANO

We’ve given you a recommended spot in Northern Alps area, but there are many more just waiting for you to discover. Add a little bit of creative flavor to your next travel in Japan by including destinations Northern Alps area in Nagano on your travel itinerary.

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