Suggested Itineraries

Hiking & Japan Alps Area

Snow activities (May–Jun: Snow walls / Dec–Mar: Ski resort)

One-day trip

Matsumoto Station

25 min

Shin-Shimashima Station

50 min
Take the bus back down
Norikura Highlands Hot Springs

Norikura Highlands Hot Springs

Nestled within the Japan Alps at the foot of Mt. Norikura (10th highest mountain in Japan) is this traditional hot sprin... [Read more...]

During winter, seeing the snow right from the hot springs is a wonderful experience! You can choose to stay at a hotel here, go back to Matsumoto, or move on to Takayama.