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


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 Joetsu Shinkansen (About 55 min.)
Takasaki Station
JR Joetsu Line (About 85 min.)
Naganohara-kusatsuguchi Station
JR Kanto Bus (About 30 min.)
Kusatsu Onsen Bus Terminal
Course 2
Tokyo Station
Hokuriku Shinkansen (About 80 min.)
Nagano Station
Nagaden Bus (About 60 min.)
Shigakogen Hasuike (Hasuike Pond in Shiga Highland)
Course 3
Tokyo Station
Joetsu Shinkansen (About 70 min.)
Jomokogen Station
Kan-etsu Transportation Bus (About 50 min.)
Tanigawadake Ropeway
Course 4
Tokyo Station
Joetsu Shinkansen (About 70 min.)
Echigo-Yuzawa Station
Taxi (About 40 min.)
Mt. Naeba Trail Head (Wadagoya)

Area of Accommodation

Shima Onsen




Mt. Tanigawadake

Shiga Highland (Shiga-Kogen)

Sugadaira Highland (Sugadaira-Kogen)

Yujyuku Onsen, Kawafuru Onsen, Houshi Onsen


Asama Volcano Museum

photo of Asama Volcano Museum
Photo by Naganohara City
A museum bringing the experience of the power of the volcano. Sound and video are used to bring a subterranean experience in the 'Subterranean Research Vessel' and 'Lost World' entertainment zones, and geology and natural environment exhibits explain the structure of a volcano, and the natural environment of the Asama volcano.
AddressKita-karuizawa, Naganohara Town, Agatsuma County, Gunma Prefecture
Contact0279-86-3000 (Tel)
Open8:30 - 17:15
ClosedDecember - March
Usage FeeRequires a fee

Kazawa Information Center

photo of Kazawa Information Center
A facility providing a picnic site and a range of information on the natural environment. Also has a visitors salon and a multi-purpose building housing 50 people. The conditions in the woods can be observed from the 'Limpid Stream Pathway' and the 'Maple Tree Pathway.' Volunteers hold nature observation meetings throughout the four seasons.
AddressKazawa Picnic Site, Tashiro, Tsumagoi Village, Agatsuma County, Gunma Prefecture
Contact0279-80-9119 (Tel)
Open9:00 - 16:30
ClosedOpen daily (open Friday, Saturday, Sunday from December through March)
Usage FeeFree of charge
Universal Design Correspondence
  • Multipurpose Toilet
  • Communication Assist Display Board

Takamine-Kogen Visitor Center

photo of Takamine-Kogen Visitor Center
Photo by the Asama International Outdoors
and Nature School (NPO)
A center for sight-seeing in the entire Asamasanroku (the foot of Mt. Asama) area. Staff of the Asama International Outdoors and Nature School (NPO) are stationed here. The information center provides information on sight-seeing and mountaineering in the foot of Mt. Asama. Meals created from local ingredients are available at the cafe-restaurant.
AddressTakamine-Kogen, Komoro City, Nagano Prefecture
Contact0267-23-3214 (Tel)
Open8:00 - 17:00
ClosedOpen daily throughout the year
Usage FeeFree of charge (however, some areas require a fee)

Sugadaira-Kogen Natural Museum

photo of Sugadaira-Kogen Natural Museum
A facility exhibiting the history and natural environment of the Sugadaira Highland. Exhibits include a variety of dioramas and samples covering life in the area in ancient times, and the plants, insects, and small animals of the Sugadaira Highland. The Sugadaira Marsh, expanding in the surrounding areas, includes nature trails for observation of plentiful vegetation and small birds.
AddressSugadaira-Kogen 1223-2276, Ueda City, Nagano Prefecture
Contact0268-74-2438 (Tel)
OpenMay holidays, June - September 9:00 - 16:00
ClosedTuesdays, October - May (however open during May holidays)
Usage FeeGeneral 200 yen (160 yen), primary, middle and high school students 100 yen (80 yen)
* Figures in brackets are the prices per head for groups of 25 or more.

Yunomaru Nature Study Center

photo of Yunomaru Nature Study Center
Photo by Tomi City
Located in the Jizo-Toge Pass at the entrance to the Yunomaru Highland. Characterized by roofs suggesting the pointed Mt. Eboshi and the rounded Mt. Yunomaru. The four seasons of Yunomaru and plant and animal life are displayed on a 100-inch screen and on monitor TVs. A diorama of the entire Yunomaru area is provided to explain trekking routes, etc.
AddressYunomaru-Kogen, Tomi City, Nagano Prefecture
Contact0268-62-4333 (Tel)
Open9:00 - 16:00
Usage FeeFree of charge

Kusatsu Visitor Center

photo of Kusatsu Visitor Center
A facility using photos and videos, and display panels to explain the relationship between the volcanoes and hot springs surrounding Kusatsu, the distribution of plant and animal life around Mt. Shirane, and the history of the area. Kusatsu is well-known as a town of hot springs; however, the facility also provides opportunities to learn about the expansive natural environment of the area. Pay a quick visit while on the nature trail in the Sainokawara Park.
AddressSainokawara, Kusatsu Town, Agatsuma County, Gunma Prefecture
Contact0279-88-5705 (Tel)
Open9:00 - 16:00
ClosedThursdays and second Tuesday of each month, and end and beginning of year (open daily in July, August, September)
Usage FeeFree of charge

Shigakogen Nature Protection Center

photo of Shigakogen Nature Protection Center
Located in the Shigakogen Sogo Kaikan 98 which is near Shigakogen Hasuike. Provides easy-to-understand explanations of the forests and marshlands and background to the natural environment, of the Shiga Highland based on the themes of Shiga Highland Nature Guide, A One-point Nature Observation Lesson, Life in the Shiga Highland, and Sight-seeing in the Shiga Highland. A guides' association has been established.
AddressShigakogen Hasuike, Yamanouchi Town, Shimotakai County, Nagano Prefecture
Contact0269-34-2133 (Tel)
Open9:00 - 17:00 (winter 9:00 - 16:00)
ClosedOpen daily throughout the year
Usage FeeFree of charge

Tanigawadake Mountain Archives

photo of Tanigawadake Mountain Archives
Exhibits a wide range of information on Mt. Tanigawa collected from throughout Japan. Also includes photos of the animals and alpine plant life on Mt. Tanigawa. Visit when climbing Mt. Tanigawa, and when trekking at Ichinokurasawa.
AddressYubukiyama, Yubiso, Minakami Town, Tone County, Gumma Prefecture
Contact0278-72-6446 (Tel)
Open9:00 - 16:30
ClosedThursdays, winter
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

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

Shigakogen Ranger Office
Hirao 7148, Yamanouchi Town, Shimotakai County,
Nagano Prefecture 381-0401
Tel: 0269-34-2104  Fax: 0269-34-3828

Manza Ranger Office
2F, Tsumagoi Village, Commerce and Industry Building, Mihara 679-3,
Tsumagoi Village, Agatsuma County, Gunma Prefecture 377-1526
Tel: 0279-97-2083  Fax: 0279-97-4302

Tanigawa Ranger Office
Tsukiyono 1744-1, Minakami Town, Tone County,
Gunma Prefecture 379-1313
Tel: 0278-62-0300  Fax: 0278-62-0301

Joshin'etsukogen National Park Website