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Utsukushi-ga-hara-kogen Highlands

Travel Guide - Utsukushi-ga-hara-kogen Highlands


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


  • 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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