May 2nd, 2017
In Full Color!

The days are warmer and cherry blossoms have given way to a variety of other colorful flowers. The fields of northern Nagano are carpeted in yellow as nanohana flowers bloom. In parks and highlands around central Nagano, shades of pink, purple and red azaleas brighten the landscape, and bright red and white hanamomo blossoms decorate southern Hirugami Onsen. Snow continues to melt from the mountaintops as trees and hillsides glow in emerald green.

Kamikochi opens its doors once again, allowing visitors to witness the majesty of the Northern Japanese Alps and walk along untouched forests and pure waters.

Roads closed during winter open as well, allowing passage through the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, Shiga Kusatsu Route, and leisurely drives along the Venus Line of central Nagano.