Star Glazing in Achi Village

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KolaX Male Singapore 2017/06/19

Hi we be doing self drive in late Nov , may i know is november a good month for star glazing ? Also is there any place you recommend for us to park and view at night or even camp overnight ? Thanks

Nagano Prefecture Tourism PR character “Arukuma” 2017/06/20

Hi there,

The skies are certainly clearer during winter and therefore you should be able to see beautiful starry skies. However, the highlands where you can see them best will be very cold in late November so please remember to dress warmly when you visit.

Achi Mura is well-known as a star gazing spot for its Star Village Achi. During November, however, it will be closed (runs from April 15th to October 21st, 2017, with a special winter program during December to March). You should be able to see stars from Achi Village regardless.

Other places where you can see starry skies include Utsukushigahara Kogen, Norikura Kogen, and Nobeyama. I have included some links below:

Utsukushigahara Kogen:

Norikura Kogen:


I wouldn’t personally recommend camping overnight in late November unless you are well-stocked in winter gear. There are hotels near these areas which you can find on online booking sites such as tripadvisor or on our accommodations page.

I hope that answers your question!


Guest 2017/07/10

Thank you so much for the reply. It’s a pity we will not be able to attend the events due to the dates of our travel. We are driving a camper van , that is why we were thinking of parking it and camp overnight for the starry skies after maybe doing onsen nearby.

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