Mt. Norikura draws the graceful curves
at the southern part of the Northern Alps.
Starting with the main "Sword" peak 3026m, it has 23 peaks,
7 crater lakes, 8 extends of plains.
It has been specially designated as the protected area of the National Park.
Snow grouse is appointed as her special natural monument.
Exquisites alpine flora and fauna can be found over here.
Norikura mountain top,
which houses the Corona / Cosmic Rays Observatory,
is the ideal spot for observing the sky...
Viewing the nightsky filled with stars or
Catching the first rays of sun rising from the mountains,
with clouds beneath oneself,
Anyone will be moved and purified by these scenes.
These are the methods that can bring you to the top of Norikura
from the Tourist Center at Suzuran of Norikura Kogen.
If you would like to leave the world behind you,
spend your time with the nature alone,
and hike to your heart's contents..
|Yarigatake & Hotaka Range
Other than Mt. Norikura that can be attempted easily,
would you like to try trekking to the Hotaka Rang
with Oku-Hotaka-dake as the central, and her neigbours
Nishi-Hotakadake at the west, Mae-Hotakadake,
Kita-Hotakadake at the north..
and even to the spear-like Yarigatake!
Japan Alps is the area for mountaineering in Japan!
Encounters with the exquisites alpine plants and animals
will make your hike a pleasant one,
and the view from the top of the magnificent Alps at the end of the hike,
will definitely take your breath away!
It'll be something that you will never forget.
Avoid the seasons when the trails are still covered with snow.
It will be a hiking course that even beginners can challenge and enjoy.
|Autumn Colors||Visitor's Centre Kamikochi|