Best nature trips trails in Nagano, Japan

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Explore the most popular nature trips trails in Nagano with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of nature trips trails in Nagano, Japan
Top trails (179)
#1 - Mount Yarigatake: Kamikochi Course
Chubusangaku National Park
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Length: 23.9 mi • Est. Multi-day
Mount Yarigatake: Kamikochi Course (槍ヶ岳: 上高地コース) This course that continues via the Yarizawa Lodge to the summit of Mount Yarigatake. This mountain is famous for its peak that looks like a sharp spear. It is also the fifth highest mountain in Japan and is crowded with many mountaineers during the season. You can choose to plan a one-day climb, or stop at Yarizawa Lodge and continue on the next day.Show more
#2 - Mount Chogatake - Jonengoya Loop
Chubusangaku National Park
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Length: 12.4 mi • Est. 10 h
Mount Chogatake - Jonengoya Loop (蝶ヶ岳 - 常念小屋ループ) A loop path from the trailhead at Mitsumata heads to Jonengoya via Mount Jonen. The mountains are well known for the magnificent landscapes of the Hotaka Mountain Range and Mount Yarigatake.Show more
#3 - Mount Tsubakuro
Azumino, Nagano, Japan
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 5 h 17 m
Mount Tsubakuro (燕岳) is an elegant and beautiful mountain and It is popular with many climbers as it is the first mountain to climb the Northern Alps. Dicentra and other colorful alpine plants bloom on the mountain, and you can climb there relatively safely throughout the four seasons. This trail offers you superb views of the ridgeline of the mountain and the surrounding greenery.Show more
#4 - Mount Kurofu - Takamine Kogen
Joshin'etsukogen National Park
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 2 h 17 m
Mount Kurofu (黒斑山) is located between Nagano and Gunma prefectures. It has been selected as one of the 100 Famous Mountains of Flowers. Starting from Takamine Kogen and heads to the top of Mount Kurofu, which provides you stunning views of Mount Asama and Sakudaira.Show more
#5 - Myojin Ike Pond Loop
Chubusangaku National Park
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 33 m
Take a walk at Myojin Ike Pond Loop (明神池周回コース). Kamikochi is an area famous for its beautiful views of the Northern Alps and the Azusa River. This course is well maintained and you can walk along the Azusa River to the Myojin Bridge.Show more
#6 - Tsugaike Hutte - Mount Shirouma - Hakuba Daisekkei
Chubusangaku National Park
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Length: 10.4 mi • Est. 8 h 12 m
Tsugaike Hutte - Mount Shirouma - Hakuba Daisekkei (栂池ヒュッテ - 白馬岳 - 白馬大雪渓) Walk on the ridgeline of the Hakuba Mountain Range departing from Hakuba Daisekkei and heads to the Tsugaike Hutte via the highest peak of the mountain range, Mount Hakuba.Show more
#7 - Kamikochi - Karasawa Hutte
Chubusangaku National Park
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Length: 10 mi • Est. 4 h
From beautiful Kamikochi (上高地) to the mountaineering base for Mount Hotaka, Karasawa Hutte (涸沢ヒュッテ) through the road with the stunning landscapes of Azusa River and rich forests.Show more
#8 - Mount Chogatake - Kamikochi
Chubusangaku National Park
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Length: 14.2 mi • Est. 8 h 43 m
Mount Chogatake - Kamikochi (蝶ヶ岳 - 上高地ループ) Hike up Mount Chogatake from Kamikochi with magnificent views of the Hotaka mountain range.Show more
#9 - Mount Oku-Hotaka - Kamikochi
Matsumoto Shi, Nagano, Japan
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 4 h 57 m
Mount Oku-Hotaka - Kamikochi (奥穂高岳 - 上高地) The Hotaka Mountains are a general name for the peaks of Mount Kita-Hotaka, Mount Karasawa, Mount Oku-Hotaka, and Mount Mae-Hotaka. Mount Oku-Hotaka is the highest peak in the Northern Alps. This trail leads you to Mount Oku-Hotaka from Kamikochi.Show more
#10 - Hakuba Daisekkei Trail
Chubusangaku National Park
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 4 h 44 m
Hakuba Daisekkei Trail (白馬大雪渓遊歩道) This route takes you along the Hakuba Daisekkei trail, which runs through one of the three major snow valleys in Japan. Enjoy magnificent sceneries created by the summer greenery of the Chubu-Sangaku National Park and the Daisekkei snow valley. There are crevasses and cornices under the snow in the valley. Because of it, it is advised to walk only along the designated route and always bring crampons and a helmet to protect yourself.Show more
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