Area GuideMatsumoto Northern Alps Area
Pastoral Azumino, where wasabi is grown in the clear runoff from the grand Northern Alps. Omachi, the gateway to mountain climbing and the Kurobe Alpen Route as well as world-famous Hakuba ski resort. Matsumoto, a classic castle town with springwater welling up throughout. Kamikochi, with its breathtaking views of the Alps and popular trekking courses. Central Nagano has all of this and more. It is a hub location within the prefecture and there is convenient access to Shinjuku as well.