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Yatsugatake Adventure Retreat

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Explore the charms of Yatsugatake on a multi-day local tour through nature and tradition

Yatsugatake Tourism Management


Situated on the border between Yamanashi and Nagano Prefectures, Yatsugatake is a mountain range that reaches heights of almost 3,000 meters. A beautiful area rich in nature and tradition, Yatsugatake offers visitors stunning sceneries, engaging outdoor activities and immersive local experiences all year round. 



Delve into the heart of Yatsugatake with a 3 days 2 nights tour. Yatsugatake Adventure Retreat “Local Traditions Endowed by Sacred Mountains” gives you the opportunity to learn about the traditions formed around the waters of Mt. Kaikomagatake, where mountain worship is still practiced, and interact with locals.


On Day 1, you will ride an e-bike through rural scenery on the Kyu Koshu Kaido (Old Koshu Kaido Road), where you can enjoy a panoramic view of Mt. Fuji. You will then visit Yokote Komagatake Shrine, which enshrines a deity of mountains. Prepare for the next day’s trek by purifying mind and body with the prayer of the chief priest.



On Day 2, you will trek along the Ojiragawa Gorge. After seeing waterfalls of various sizes and the flow of emerald-colored pristine water, enjoy a rice-ball bento lunchbox featuring locally produced food and rice grown with the water of Mt. Kaikomagatake. 



On Day 3, the last day, you will savor local traditions in the old post town of Daigahara-Juku as you visit a Japanese sweets shop and a sake brewery. Enjoy sweets that have been locally produced for 120-years, and lunch prepared using koji rice malt, which is essential for sake making.



How to get there


From Tokyo Station, take the JR Chuo Line to Shinjuku Station (15 minutes), then the Limited Express Azusa to Kobuchizawa Station (about 2 hours).


Hakushu-machi, Hokuto-shi, Yamanashi-ken



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