Sightseeing

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Okuhida Hot Springs is nestled amongst the great outdoors and surrounded by 3,000 m mountains including the Northern Alps and Mt. Norikuradake. The dynamic alpine landscape sets the stage for enjoying the natural environment throughout the year with fresh foliage in spring, tinted leaves in autumn and skiing in winter. The Okuhida Garden Hotel Yakedake is conveniently located for visiting Kamikochi, Norikura and other excellent sightseeing spots.

Sightseeing Spots

Kumabokujo Bear Park

Kumabokujo Bear Park photo

The park has 250 bears from around the world and stages an acrobatic show of small bears.

About 5 minutes by car from the hotel

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Okuhida Toy Museum

Okuhida Toy Museum

The museum puts on display toys from Japan's Meiji and Showa Eras.

About 15 minutes by car from the hotel

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Shinhodaka Ropeway

Shinhodaka Ropeway

This is a great way to enjoy the magnanimous panorama of Japan's Northern Alps. It is the longest ropeway in the Orient at 200 m in length.

About 20 minutes by car from the hotel

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Kamikochi

Kamikochi

The view of the Northern Alps reflecting off the pristine waters of the lake is absolutely mesmerizing.

About 30 minutes by bus from Hirayu Hot Springs
* Personal vehicles are not allowed in the park, but shuttle buses and taxis are available.

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Norikura Skyline

Norikura Skyline

This 14 km alpine road lets you drive above the clouds to Sugadaira at an elevation of 2,740 m.

About 50 minutes by bus from Hirayu Hot Springs
* Personal vehicles are not allowed in the park, but shuttle buses and taxis are available.

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Hida Takayama

Hida Takayama

The town of Takayama is known for its nostalgic atmosphere, which includes the original cityscape from Japan's Edo Era, morning markets, festivals in spring and autumn, and the Hidanosato Folk Village.

About 60 minutes by car from the hotel

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Skiing

Skiing

There are several ski resorts in the Okuhida area sporting good quality snow.

Honokidaira (About 20 minutes by car)
Hirayu (About 10 minutes by car)

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Shirakawago

Shirakawago

Known for its unique gasshozukuri architecture and thatched roofs, this village nestles some 200-year-old homes in a natural idyllic setting.

About 110 minutes by car from the hotel

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Hidafurukawa

Hidafurukawa

The Edo Era cityscape of Hidafurukawa is known to move visitors with its store/homes with latticed windows, sake breweries with white-washed mud walls and the Seto River running through the center of town. Every April 19 and 20, a major festival envelopes the town with colorful stalls, wind-up dolls and children's dance performances.

About 80 minutes by car from the hotel

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Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route

Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route

This alpine road crosses through one of the heaviest snowfall regions in the world. One of the highlights is to drive between the walls of snow piled 10 m high.

About 240 minutes by car from the hotel

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Matsumoto Castle

Matsumoto Castle

The castle is the symbol mark of Matsumoto. The double-tower keep is an extraordinary sight and the oldest in Japan with five stories and six roofs.

About 150 minutes by car from the hotel

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Gujohachiman

Gujohachiman

Gujohachiman is famous for its summertime dancing, which the town has celebrated for more than 400 years. The castle town is literally mesmerizing as many of the original homes and structures are still standing.

About 120 minutes by car from the hotel

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