Utsukushigahara Highlands


Utsukushigahara Highlands is one of the best places to travel in Ueda, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. Here're guides for map, how to get there, spots nearby, attractions and photos of Utsukushigahara Highlands posted by Japanese travelers in the know.
[last modified: ]


Wonderful View! Sea Of Clouds In All Directions

Surrounded with basins in all directions, Utsukushigahara, on the lucky condition, is enclosed by the sea of clouds. The beautiful mountains in Shinshu such as Northern Alps and Mt. Asama, and the sea of clouds can become a wonderful view! What's more, the mountain trekking is possible here, so you can enjoy beautiful Shinshu Region by your whole body.
For winter closure, you can enter from April 20th. Access: about 1hour from Matsumoto IC of Nagano Speedway. Or 1.5hours from Tobuyunomaru IC of Joetsu Speedway. You can see the beautiful starry sky at night, too.



Takeshikami Honiri, ueda-shi, nagano


By car, 70min from both Matsumoto IC. and Tobu Yunomaru IC.



Nearby Things To Do

Uruwashi-no Tou Tower

A Scenic Tower As A Symbol Of Utsukushigahara Highlands

Uruwashi-no Tou is a symbolic tower of Utsukushigahara Highlands. You can see the clouds stretch below if the weather is good, and enjoy hiking at this wonderful location.

Utsukushigahara Open-Air Museum

Unique Arts Composing Great Contrast With The Blue Sky

In the huge site located at the altitude of 2000 meters, as many as 400 contemporary arts are exhibited under the sky. They can become more special with the feeling of refreshing breeze.

Explore In nagano Prefecture