Norikura Kogen Area
Norikura Kogen or ‘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 – which includes the always popular Kamikochi – 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.