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Map

A map showing the locations of national park sightseeing spots is included. Click the link below to view in PDF Format.

Access

Access routes are examples. For more information, please inquire with each transportation facility or check their website.

*The time required in each section is a rough indication.

Course 1
Tokyo Station
Hokuriku Shinkansen (About 100 min.)
Nagano Station
JR Shinetsu Main Line/Shinonoi Line (About 95 min.)
Matsumoto Station
ALPICO Kotsu Kamikochi Line (About 30 min.)
Shinshimashima Station
ALPICO Kotsu Bus (About 65 min.)
Kamikochi
Course 2
Tokyo Station
Hokuriku Shinkansen (About 150 min.)
Kurobe-Unazukionsen Station
Walk
Shinkurobe Station
Toyama Local Railway (About 40 min.)
Unazukionsen Station
Walk
Unazuki Station
Kurobe Gorge Coach Train (About 80 min.)
Keyakidaira Station

Area of Accommodation

Murodo

Ogisawa

Kamikochi

Norikura Highland

Norikura Tatamidaira

Shirahone Onsen

Hirayu Onsen

Shinhotaka Onsen

Ariake Onsen,Hotaka Onsen

Facilities

Kamikochi Visitor Center

photo of Kamikochi Visitor Center
Provides information to assist in understanding, enjoying and the natural environment of Kamikochi through exhibits related to the natural environment, outdoor nature classrooms, videos, and lectures, etc.
AddressKamikochi 4468, Azumi, Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture
Contact0263-95-2606 (Tel * Winter 0263-94-2537)
Open8:00 - 17:00 (late April (when prefectural Kamikochi park road is open) - November 15)
ClosedOpen daily throughout the season. Closed during winter.
Usage FeeFree of charge
Universal Design Correspondence
  • Multipurpose Toilet
  • Communication Assist Display Board

Kamikochi Information Center

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Provides information on the natural environment of Kamikochi, as well as on mountaineering, traffic, and accommodation, etc. Use the Center for information before a walk, or for a rest.
AddressKamikochi 4468, Azumi, Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture
Contact0263-95-2433 (Tel * Winter 0263-94-2537)
Open8:00 - 17:00 (late April (when prefectural Kamikochi park road is open) - November 15)
ClosedOpen daily throughout the season. Closed during winter.
Usage FeeFree of charge
Universal Design Correspondence
  • Wheelchair Lending Service
  • Support for Written Communication & Sign Language
  • Communication Assist Display Board

Sawando National Park Gate

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Change to a shuttle bus or taxi here when entering the mountains in Kamikochi. Provides information to assist in enjoying Kamikochi, and how the rules and regulations to be respected. Use the public toilets and rest on the benches.
AddressAzumi 4466-20, Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture
Contact0263-93-3355 (Tel)
OpenWhile Kamikochi Shuttle Bus is running.
(late April (when prefectural Kamikochi park road is open) - November 15)
ClosedOpen daily throughout the season. Closed during winter.
Usage FeeFree of charge
Universal Design Correspondence
  • Wheelchair Lending Service
  • Distribution of Multilingual Pamphlet
  • Parking for Physically Disabled
  • Support for Written Communication & Sign Language
  • Multipurpose Toilet
  • Communication Assist Display Board

Keyaki-Daira Visitor Center

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Keyakidaira Visitor Center provides photos and multi-screens introducing the natural environment of Kurobe Vally, its scenery, the history of its development, and the plant and animal life in the area. It also provides information on the rules and regulations to be followed in the park. Visit when mountaineering or walking.
AddressKurobe Okuyama, Unazuki Town, Kurobe City, Toyama Prefecture
Contact0765-62-1155 (Tel)
Open9:00 - 17:00 (when Kurobekyokoku railway is running) - November 30
ClosedClosed during winter.
Usage FeeFree of charge
Universal Design Correspondence
  • Communication Assist Display Board

Tsugaike Visitor Center

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The Tsugaike Visitor Center is located at the entrance to the Tsugaike Nature Park, and provides information on the natural environment of the area. The exhibit room contains many samples and topographical models, and the lecture room introduces the plant of the marshland and the alpine plant of the mountains.
AddressChikuniotsu, Otari Village, Kitaazumi County, Nagano Prefecture
Contact0261-83-3113 (Tel)
Open8:20 - 16:30 (mid May - early November)
* In accordance with ropeway running times.
ClosedOpen daily throughout the season. Closed during winter.
Usage FeeAdults 300 yen, children 250 yen, discounts available for groups of 15 or more persons

Tateyama Nature Conservation Center

The Tateyama Nature Conservation Center provides exhibits and explanations of the precious plant and animal life such as Rock Ptarmigan and alpine plant, and field information for the Murododaira area. Naturalists also lead observation tours of Murododaira, Mikuriga Pond, and Jigokudani.
AddressAshikuraji (Murododaira), Tateyama Town, Nakanikawa County, Toyama Prefecture
Contact076-463-5401 (Tel)
Open8:30 - 17:00 (April 16 - November 15)
* Open until 17:30 June 16 - August 31.
ClosedOpen daily throughout the season. Closed during winter.
Usage FeeFree of charge

Omachi Alpine Museum

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Provides exhibits and events based on the valuable materials held on the natural environment and mountaineering history of the Northern Alps. Exhibits covering the plant and animal (e.g., Japanese Serow) life in the vicinity of the Northern Alps, and raising of the Svalbard Ptarmigan as a contribution to the protection and breeding of the Japanese Rock Ptarmigan.
AddressOmachi 8056-1, Omachi City, Nagano Prefecture
Contact0261-22-0211 (Tel)
Open9:00 - 17:00 (entry until 16:30)
ClosedMondays, days following a public holiday, and end and beginning of year
* Open if Monday is a public holiday, and closed on following day. Closed during July and August.
Usage FeeRequires a fee

Hida / Northern Alps Nature & Culture Center (Hirayu Visitor Center)

The Hirayu Visitor Center provides easily-understood dioramas explaining the natural environment (e.g., topography and geology, plant and animal life) and the history and lifestyles of the population of the Chubusangaku National Park. A nature explorer route of approximately 2km extends from the Center, and provides a hands-on experience of the natural environment of the area.
AddressHirayu, Okuhida Onsengo, Takayama City, Gifu Prefecture
Contact090-8679-3573 (Tel)
Open9:00 - 17:00
ClosedWednesdays, closed during winter (December 1 - March 31)
Usage FeeFree of charge

Shin-Hotaka Visitor Center (Sangakukan)

photo of Shin-Hotaka Visitor Center (Sangakukan)
The Shin-Hotaka Visitor Center is a reference library of material on the joys of the Northern Alps, and provides an opportunity to learn about the natural environment of Okuhida. Also holds a range of events including guided walks and snowshoe tours.
AddressOkuhida Onsengo Kamisaka, Takayama City, Gifu Prefecture (Nabedaira-Kogen)
Contact0578-89-2254 (Tel)
Open8:30 - 17:00 (9:00 - 16:30 December - March)
ClosedOpen daily (closed if Shin-Hotaka Ropeway is not running)
Usage FeeFree of charge

Nagano Prefecture Norikura Nature Conservation Center

The Norikura Nature Conservation Center is divided into five sections (e.g., plant and animal life, Ichinose ranch), introducing Mt. Norikua and the Norikura Highland. Observe the plant life of the highlands from the nature trails. The Center also holds a wide of events such (e.g., bird watching). Visit the following website for information on events.
AddressAzumi 4306-5, Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture
Contact0263-93-2045 (Tel)
Open9:00 - 17:00 (mid April - mid November)
ClosedWednesdays (open if Wednesday is a public holiday), closed during winter
* Open daily during summer holidays (Jul 23 - August 25)
Usage FeeFree of charge

Contact List

Chubu Regional Environment Office
Sannnomaru 2-5-2, Naka Ward, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture 460-0001
Tel: 052-955-2135  Fax: 052-951-8919
http://chubu.env.go.jp/

Nagano Nature Conservation Office
Nagano Joint Government Building No. 1, Asahi Town 1108,
Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture 380-0846
Tel: 026-231-6570  Fax: 026-235-1226

Matsumoto Nature Conservation Office
Azumi 124-7, Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture 390-1501
Tel: 0263-94-2024  Fax: 0263-94-2651

Tateyama Ranger Office
Maezawashinmachi 282, Tateyama Towni, Nakaniikawa County,
Toyama Prefecture 930-0229
Tel: 0764-62-2301  Fax: 0764-63-5472

Hirayu Ranger Office
Hirayu 763-12, Okuhida Onsen-go, Takayama City,
Gifu Prefecture 506-1433
Tel: 0578-89-2353  FAX: 0578-89-3638

Kamikochi Ranger Office
Azumi 4468, Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture 390-1516
Tel: 0263-95-2032  Fax: 0263-95-2172
Winter-season contact: Matsumoto Nature Conservation Office

Chubusangaku National Park Website