Norikura Kogen, Matsumoto

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#1 of 10 in Outdoors in Matsumoto
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. Use our Matsumoto visit site to arrange your visit to Norikura Kogen and other attractions in Matsumoto.
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  • This park receives less visitors than the neighbouring ones and as such you are more in the wild as you hike the paths. Possibly the scenery isn't so good but you have the area more to yourself least ...  more »
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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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