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Utsukushi-ga-hara-kogen Highlands

Travel Guide - Utsukushi-ga-hara-kogen Highlands

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Located in the northernmost part of Yatsugatake Chushin National Park, Utsukushi-ga-hara-kogen Highlands is one of the largest tablelands in Japan. Utsukushi-ga-hara-kogen offers visitors a moorland scenery on a mountain plateau at an elevation of 2,000 meters. A well maintained footpath runs through the pastures, perfect for enjoying an easy trek. A 360-degree panorama provides excellent views of many mountain ranges, including the distant Mt. Fuji.
Utsukushi Tower, the symbol of Utsukushi-ga-hara-kogen, was built as a shelter for climbers. The bell inside the tower serves to help climbers find their way in foggy weather. The 6-meter high tower was originally built in 1954, and the current tower was reconstructed in 1984.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • Open 24 hours

ClosedClosed

  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Admission Free

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 83 minutes from Matsumoto Bus Terminal by the bus bound for Utsukushigahara Bijutsukan. Get off at Yamamoto-goya Bus stop, then walk 15 minutes.
  • 70 minutes from Matsumoto Station on the JR lines or Alpico Kotsu Kamikochi Line by taxi, then walk 20 minutes.

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • Iriyamabe, Matsumoto-shi, Nagano, 390-0222

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Carley G. @carleyjpn - 2019-04-19
RT @fantasticjapan0: Matsumoto Castle is a castle in Nagano Prefecture😍
Tenshu is one of 5 castles designated national treasure😘

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JpnScope @jpnscope - 2019-04-19
RT @fantasticjapan0: Matsumoto Castle is a castle in Nagano Prefecture😍
Tenshu is one of 5 castles designated national treasure😘

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Richard Lalonde @RichardLalonde - 2019-04-19
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Curtis Teague @Cateagueca - 2019-04-19
RT @fantasticjapan0: Matsumoto Castle is a castle in Nagano Prefecture😍
Tenshu is one of 5 castles designated national treasure😘

#matsumot…
Kenneth Wissell @Kennyw6600 - 2019-04-19
RT @fantasticjapan0: Matsumoto Castle is a castle in Nagano Prefecture😍
Tenshu is one of 5 castles designated national treasure😘

#matsumot…
Mumster @Mumster83 - 2019-04-19
RT @fantasticjapan0: Matsumoto Castle is a castle in Nagano Prefecture😍
Tenshu is one of 5 castles designated national treasure😘

#matsumot…
🌸 Kazuko 和子 🌸 @iheart30stm - 2019-04-18
RT @fantasticjapan0: Matsumoto Castle is a castle in Nagano Prefecture😍
Tenshu is one of 5 castles designated national treasure😘

#matsumot…
Nai-Sher Yeh @mahakarunika - 2019-04-18
RT @fantasticjapan0: Matsumoto Castle is a castle in Nagano Prefecture😍
Tenshu is one of 5 castles designated national treasure😘

#matsumot…
Coffeethulhu @coffeethulhu - 2019-04-18
RT @fantasticjapan0: Matsumoto Castle is a castle in Nagano Prefecture😍
Tenshu is one of 5 castles designated national treasure😘

#matsumot…
GetJapan @GetSetGoJapan - 2019-04-18
RT @fantasticjapan0: Matsumoto Castle is a castle in Nagano Prefecture😍
Tenshu is one of 5 castles designated national treasure😘

#matsumot…
Sylvia Keller @SykeSylvia - 2019-04-18
RT @fantasticjapan0: Matsumoto Castle is a castle in Nagano Prefecture😍
Tenshu is one of 5 castles designated national treasure😘

#matsumot…
Inès-chan @KeiNoBaka - 2019-04-18
RT @fantasticjapan0: Matsumoto Castle is a castle in Nagano Prefecture😍
Tenshu is one of 5 castles designated national treasure😘

#matsumot…
Around Japan @AroundJapan2014 - 2019-04-18
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FANTASTIC JAPAN @fantasticjapan0 - 2019-04-18
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Inside Out Japan @insideoutjapan1 - 2019-04-18
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Culture Craic @culturecraic - 2019-04-18
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Mike Rinelon @mikerinelon - 2019-04-17
RT @Abriael: Monkey Punch's stories and characters have been a relevant part of my childhood and youth. He and Leiji Matsumoto basically he…
JapanJustForYou @japan_just - 2019-04-17
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Henny @imhenny2 - 2019-04-17
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👌pitfalls of poker @phillypokerpro - 2019-04-17
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Anja @CamsShortcake - 2019-04-17
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cathie @cathieleyy - 2019-04-17
Night time Cherry Blossoms. There were traditional musicians playing Totoro and it was very cute.
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BlueChip111 جمال مالك @BlueChipXD - 2019-04-17
RT @Abriael: Monkey Punch's stories and characters have been a relevant part of my childhood and youth. He and Leiji Matsumoto basically he…
時の河✴️ @mattaki_utsuro - 2019-04-17
RT @Makno20: By the way if you're looking for a left wing manga I found another one.
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