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Norikura Kogen, Matsumoto
(4.7/5 based on 160 reviews on the web)
Climb up for the striking views at Norikura Kogen, a highland area with a height of 2,700 m (8,860 ft). Formed by lava flow, the wide volcanic area features numerous caldera lakes and waterfalls you can discover by following the hiking map. Soak in the hot springs (onsen) or find a pond amidst the mountains and forests for a photo opportunity. You can rent bikes at the nearby resort town as another way to explore the area. Come prepared with comfortable shoes and an adequate wardrobe for changing conditions. To visit Norikura Kogen and other attractions in Matsumoto, use our Matsumoto trip builder.
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  • Visit in late October. Quite cold I was. Autumn leaves was the end. Coming up the middle was the best season. This hot spring is the best.
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  • The scenery is beautiful so I gave a cheer, arrived at the perfect spot with its panoramic views, listen to morning, near the hotel there is a pond and took my wife's hand and walk walking walkway, partly came about 10 minutes by jumped into eyes.
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  • Walks of different lengths. Very quiet when we were there in november. No Westerner. A must for 1 day. The bus ride is already very special!
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