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Mt. Norikura - Hida Mountain Range


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Natural wonders, stunning views, and refreshing activities in the Chubu-Sangaku National Park

Takayama City


Hida Norikura Tourism Association


Situated on the south end of the Hida Mountain Range and part of the Chubu-Sangaku National Park, Mt. Norikura is one of Japan’s 100 Famous Mountains. With 23 peaks, seven lakes and eight plains, the mountain boasts diverse natural scenery and magnificent views. 

One of the attractions of Mt. Norikura is that it is easily reachable by bus, making it a popular destination for people of all ages. Located at 2072m above sea level, Norikura-Tatamidaira bus terminal is the highest bus stop in Japan and offers access to Kengamine (3026m), Mt. Norikura’s highest peak.


Hida Norikura Tourism Association


Spend a peaceful time on the highlands of Mt. Norikura among lingering snow, alpine plants, endangered rock ptarmigans, early autumn foliage, and a 360-degree panorama of the Northern Japanese Alps. Enjoy hiking, trekking, climbing, walking on snow, or whatever you feel like. If you are looking for a special experience, you can rent an E-bike and go cycling on Norikura Skyline, Japan’s highest road.

The more you explore Mt. Norikura, the more you fall in love with its beauty. So just take a deep breath of the fresh mountain air and let this natural paradise capture your heart.


Hida Norikura Tourism Association



How to get there


From Nagoya Station take the limited express train to Takayama Station (2hrs 30mins). After you arrive in Takayama, take a bus from Takayama Nohi Bus Center to Hirayu (about 60mins) and transfer to the Norikura Line to reach Norikura-Tatamidaira (about 60mins).


Takayama-shi, Gifu-ken



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