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Kurumayama Highland, Chino

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During summer at Kurumayama Highland, you'll wander meadows peppered with alpine wildflowers, providing lofty views across the surrounding hills and mountains. Standing at an elevation of (1,925 m), you'll need to take a chair lift to the summit, with the 15 minutes in transit offering 360-degree views of the hillside. From here you can take various hikes to the distinctive surrounding environments, including wetlands and primeval forest. Bring along some sturdy boots, snacks, as well as some warmer layers, as it can get chilly at these altitudes. During the winter months the area transforms into a ski resort with eight separate runs to suit all skill levels, and a play park for children. To visit Kurumayama Highland on your holiday in Chino, and find out what else Chino has to offer, use our Chino travel itinerary planner.
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Where to stay in Chino

Chino itself possesses a few accommodations, most of them unfussy hotels with onsite communal bathhouses (using geothermal waters, a real draw of the area), located close to the main train station. Many opt instead to stay at Suwa to the north, where lakeside lodgings are a little more upmarket and well maintained. Alternatively, visitors to Chino choose to stay to the east of the main city center, where hot spring resorts sit in secluded, scenic locations in the highland areas.
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  • Picturesque setting for a postcard. Music is in the ai at this amazing and quaint location giving best views for a vacation far from the city.  more »
  • At first, we thought the fee to use the ski lift up to the top, was a little steep (1600 yen return) but, changed our minds having finally reached the very top. The lift seats 3 comfortably. It was a ...  more »
  • This 4 th ❗ is a place that can become invisible in the fog. While rain for the first time on top of Birch Lake were quickly swollen fog, not seen up to now is excellent, Fuji also looked like a lie. Second time in down town, good weather, but 2-3 method-Torr abandoned in a place invisible Cape of fog ❗ three times the day before yesterday 6/7, first abandoned in bad weather from ❗ 4 times, 6/9, sunny morning today. Lift to 2 times in transit, to the Summit. Summit is "360 ° panoramas" some thing or ❗ and inspiring. In the distant mountains such as Mt. 8, Southern Alps, Alps, Mt. ontake, Mt. Asama, below's Birch Lake. (Cannot see Mt. Fuji) all the same great ❗ of words but not found. At the transfer station in the middle of the summilux tree blossoms were in full bloom. Flowers are white, little red throughout. Top there are some benches. So hard to walk, such as large stones sneakers-in, such as better shoes.
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