Norikura Kogen Area
Norikura Kogen or the Norikura Highlands is a large plateau below and providing access to Mount Norikura. The area is home to a large number of hotels and guesthouses, with many if not most setup to cater to hikers and mountaineers.
The surrounding area is also worth exploring in its own right. Walking trails span-out and into the forests, leading to rushing rivers and beautiful waterfalls including the triple falls of Sanbondaki. Activities including rock climbing, mountain-biking, hot springs and more can all be enjoyed nearby.
In winter, Norikura Ski Resort can also be accessed from Norikura Kogen.