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Norikura Kogen

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Address: Azumi, Matsumoto 390-1520 , Nagano Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 263-93-2304 
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Norikura in four seasons

This area is very accessible as a day trip from Matsumoto every month of the year. Simple breakdown: Winter is for skiing and snowshoe adventures around the base of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Matsumoto, Japan
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Matsumoto, Japan
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19 reviews
19 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This area is very accessible as a day trip from Matsumoto every month of the year. Simple breakdown: Winter is for skiing and snowshoe adventures around the base of the volcano. Spring has some beautiful wild flowers and bus tours through walls of snow taller than the bus. Summer is everything else you've read elsewhere. And the best time for... More 

Thank MatsumotoBP
Hong Kong, China
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119 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

From late Sep onwards, fall foliage would commence its descend from 2700m. Took the only shuttle bus to Tatami-daira (terminal) and started descending along the main road, alongside with many others doing the same, while from time to time, there were cyclists ascending ! Though the "fall" belt lies b/w 2300-2000m, there were pockets of foliage with vivid colours on... More 

Thank DLi_hk
Noumea, New Caledonia
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145 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Not really interesting architecture. The time for a picture while walking the historic streets of Matsumoto, is enough. Not worth just to go for it.

Thank sylvain2noumea
Nara Prefecture, Japan
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47 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

You can accesss not your car but a shuttle bus. From "Fujimi-dake" (within 1hour walking), you will see the great landscape. You can see the Japan North Alps .HODAKA, YARIGATAKE etc. The wind temperatue was extreamly cold even if early Octber. Plese do not forget thick jacket and ear cover.

Thank 55Kenji
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

It takes a very long time to get there - many train and bus transfers - but it is very worth it. Love the onsen.

Thank Cyclistyo
Singapore, Singapore
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70 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Norikura Kogen and Tatami-daira are great for hiking! I recommend visiting the Ichinose Meadow area at Norikura Kogen for the flowers and ponds. At Tatami-daira, hiking to the peaks (~3,000m) let you see amazing views of the lands below. Even though I went on a very rainy and foggy day, that 5 seconds that the fog cleared and revealed the... More 

Thank ciramisu
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63 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

Norikura Bus Terminal , Tatami-Daira, is 2700m height. The temperature is 15 degrees here, while i t is 35 degrees in Tokyo. During between the late of July and the beginning of August, the alpine flowers are at their best.

Thank Yo-Chan1
Perth, Australia
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

Stunning views through the hiking trails and up to the ice walls. cost around 33 dollars for a return ticket using the train and buses

Thank cambo87
Bellingham, Washington
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267 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Even just the bus ride is interesting: beautiful views, amazing tunnels, cliffs, plants, monkeys in the trees. Depending on your time frame, you can visit onsens, hike around, see the dam, etc. Great air!

Thank josanpu
Tokyo, Japan
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132 reviews
119 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

With a round trip pass from Matsumoto station (3200Yen) which cover round trip train to Shin-shimashima then bus to Norikura Kanko Center. With a seprate bus ticket (round trip 2400Yen) to Tatamidaira, which only operates between Jul-Oct, the up the mountain bus drive provide spectacular view up the mountains. Once reach Tatamidaira, there're multiples hiking trails from easy to difficult... More 

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