Days off of local people in early summer, slow driving to go around spots with exquisite views.
One local’s days off in Jun. The popular spots usually a bit crowded in summer and fall will show their slightly different expressions in sprouting early summer. Slowly drive on Venus line of Jun that local people without doubt suggest is the best throughout all the 4 seasons.
List of course
Bigahara highland museum
A large-scale field museum for sculptures, with about 350 contemporary sculptures all the time exhibited outside created by both domestic and international artists in the grassland of about 132,000 ㎡ with a big 360-degree panorama. In summer, highland plants native to the place will be in their full bloom, for you to enjoy walking our arts like hiking.
Kirigamine Highland Nature Conservation Center
You can listen to interpretations on nature, culture, history of Kirigamine Highland as well as plants and animals inhabiting there.Please contact us in advance if you plan to organize large activities like outings of school. Night walking in summertime and wallking on snow in wintertime are also available.
Café restaurant, Tops 360-degree
Lake Shirakaba canoe school
Canoue experience. You can experience canoing at Lake Shirakaba or take lessons or guide tour, with novices and children also welcome.
Milk Senka (specialized shop), Moo moo
It sells dairy products such as milk or softcreand and just-made bread, next to Tadeshina second pasture.
Yuhinooka park (sunset hill)
The brilliant spot recognized as one of the 100 best sunset points in Shinsyu. Given a good weather, the landscape will give you a moving silhouette with the ridge of Hokushin 5 mountains reflected upon the sky of sunset.
Mishake pond (shooting at deer)
A pond used as the motif for "resounding green" of Kaii Tozan. A reserve pond in Mt. Yatsugatake Chushin highland national park, also designated as of the best 100 ponds in Japan by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. Also famous as a pond usded as the motif of a famous work, Mr. Kaii Tozan, a Japanese painting artist, "resounding green". The best time is the season of yellow leaves of Japanese pine, with its gold reflected on the mysterious deep-green water surface. With guiding placards. You may not go around the lake; do not get over its dike.
Mysteirous lake brimmed with pure water. 2,115 high, the lake situated in the highest place in Japan, with the forest of moss spead aruond it. In fall, the best view for leaves changing colors reflected on the lake, with all the trees around it getting deep-red. With guiding placards. The roads around the lake is slippery; come with attires suited for trekking such as sneaker, trekking shoes or other comfortable shoes.
Forest of Mt. Kitayatsugatake
Mt. Kitayatsugatake is the paradice to moss. Once you step into the forest, you'll be daunted with blue moss spread around, the mysterious world of healing you are never able to feel in cities. 10 forests around Shirakoma pond are named, with each has its own characteristics, kinds of moss also differing. With the landscape excelling its size and beuty to be named by Japan academic association of moss species as "the valuable forest of moss in Japan".
Tateshina grand hotel, Takinoyu
Our outside bath alongside the river, "Tanayu", was opend anew on Sep 16th 2016. A highland resort where you can enojoy bathing through and about 70 kinds of buffet, fresh, in Japanese / Western / Chinese cuisines. About 30-minute drive from Suwa IC through Venus line (free shuttling from Chino station available, too).
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