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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  • August 9, 2017
    Adjustments were unexpected. Car regulations squared saddle mount bus rode a Shikoku, Typhoon tomorrow morning. May was festive drivers see North Alps and mountains, often looks down on. That's rare. "Variously various gave Guide. Head to the main sword Deng Feng arrived in mat flat. Starting the gas thickens people from huts around the shoulders and to hide the North Alps and back to windy Ridge, Summit white, home was in the rain from the front of the mat flat. Just three hours in the story for a moment.
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  • August 8, 2017
    It's a very convenient where you can leisurely gone up on high ground to the people. You satisfied with cheap and delicious lunches don't think mountain
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  • July 28, 2017
    It is a square Mt. Norikura mountain challenge for the first time. Is a little the weather wasn't great, but sometimes blue sky peeking and cold hot even without, it was exhilarating. However, on this day, Mr. Group of junior high school student in Nagano Prefecture for two encounters and 300 in total, much more mountainous road is analogous in a jam took longer because it was a while. In the Kitui, there was fine in the rock and mainly intended for beginners who have heard and dress footwear is recommended for mountain.
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Matsumoto strikes a balance between the old and the new in its accommodations, as it does with most other aspects of its urban design and culture. The area directly around the main train station houses many of the newer options in town, including some large hotels, both basic and luxury, and a couple of smaller, family-run options. The more historic area north of here has hotels and "ryokan" (guesthouses) with a little more history and character, and with the main attractions of the old town on their doorsteps. The surrounding rural area features a number of hotels with "onsen" (traditional Japanese spas) and campsites.
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