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Norikura Kogen, Matsumoto

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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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  • Recommend much more satisfied, and restaurant in the mountains is Maple restaurant at Abbey Road
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  • Leave early and pack some food. Stayed at Guesthouse Raicho and took the hike up to the top whilst you can also take the bus if you prefer that. The trail led to wonderful vistas as well as interestin...  more »
  • With Sara snow because of its high, quite cold and windy course better beginner on is the intermediate stop at nearby hot springs with discounts on lift tickets, and
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