Best Spots In Koshinetsu

Here're best spots in Koshinetsu. We released a ranking of reviews about spots posted by travel influencers who have actually been to Koshinetsu.

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1

I wanted to see Mt.Fuji clearer than this! Many tourists from overseas came here, and Japanese were only us this day. I want to come here again on a sunny day!

Name

Arakurayama Sengen Park

Address

3353-1 Arakura, Fujiyoshida-shi, YamanashiGoogle Map

How to get there

10 min walk from Shimoyoshida Station of Fuji Kyuko Train. By car, 55 min from Kofu city, 120 min from Shizuoka city, or 90 min from Yokohama city. Free parking area is available.

Parking

Free parking area is available

2

Flower City Park where you can see Mt. Fuji and Nemophila at the same time. Tulips were blooming in the free area outside the park and it was very beautiful. The blue of Mt. Fuji and the blue of Nemophila are beautiful like gradation.

Name

Hananomiyako Park

Address

1650 Yamanaka Yamanakako-mura, Minamitsuru-gun, YamanashiGoogle Map

How to get there

By Fuji Kyuko Bus, 30 min from Fujisan Station, or 50 min from JR Gotemba Station. By car, 70 min from Kofu city, 100 min from Yokohama, or 100 min from Shizuoka. Toll parking area is available.

Parking

Toll parking area is available

3

Though it was cloudy, we could see Mt. Fuji beautifully. As we see, it's cool from wherever we see it. Mt. Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi, they are very stunning.

Name

Lake Kawaguchi

Address

6713-103 Funatsu Kawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun, YamanashiGoogle Map

How to get there

20min by car from Otsuki IC, or walk 800 meters from Kawaguchiko Station

4

Nagaoka Firework is one of the three biggest fireworks in Japan. The power is overwhelming at all. The fireworks spreading as far as the eyes can see.

Name

Nagaoka Firework Festival

Address

Okamura-machi, Nagaoka-shi, NiigataGoogle Map

How to get there

30 min walk from JR Nagaoka Station. 60 min by car from Niigata city. Take bus from the extra parking area.

5

Oshino Hakkai is spring water from Mt.Fuji. The spring water is breathtakingly beautiful as to see the all fish and the bottom of the pond. Here is a place of belief together with Mt.Fuji since the old times, and a precious site for the local people.◎Access: 15min by car from Kawaguchiko IC of Chuou Speedway

Name

Oshino Hakkai (Eight Ponds)

Address

Shibokusa Oshino-mura, Minamitsuru-gun, YamanashiGoogle Map

How to get there

Parking

Parking area is available

6

Lake Yamanaka has the largest area among the Fuji Five Lakes. It is also one of the best viewing points for Mt. Fuji. There are various photo spots, but this place where Mt. Fuji reflects is popular with photographers.

Name

Lake Yamanaka

Address

Hirano, Yamanakako-mura, Minamitsuru-gun, YamanashiGoogle Map

How to get there

75 min by car from Kofu Station

7

Japan's No.1 Mt.Fuji as a background, Fuji Shibazakura (moss pink) Festival directs the best scenery in spring. Pink of shibazakura and blue sky make a good contrast. They hold this event from the end of April to May every year. How many times I see this scene, it's always magnificent!

Name

Fuji Shibazakura Festival

Address

212 Motosu Fujikawaguchiko-machi,, Minamitsuru-gun, YamanashiGoogle Map

Tel

0555-89-3031

How to get there

Parking

Parking area is available

8

Walking through in the tunnel to the inmost, Kiyotsu Gorge, one of the three biggest gorges in Japan, waits you! The water is drawn in front of the exit, and the gorge is reflected on the surface beautifully! It must be excellent for your Instagram, isn't it?

Name

Kiyotsu Gorge Tunnel

Address

Koide, Tokamachi-shi, NiigataGoogle Map

Hours

8:30-17:00

Fee

Adult 800 yen、Child 0 yen

How to get there

By car or taxi, 30 min from Echigoyuzawa Station, 110 min from Niigata city.

Parking

Free parking area is available

9

It's the wonderful scenery created by the nature. Colored leaves are like painting and a pond of clear water reflects the sky to be beautiful cobalt blue.

Name

Kamikochi

Address

Kamikochi Azumi, Matsumoto-shi, NaganoGoogle Map

How to get there

Bu bus, 65 min from Shin Shimashima Station, 160 min from Nagano Station. By car, 100 min from Nagano Station to Sawando Parking Area or Hirayu Parking Area , then take a shuttle bus for 25 min.

Parking

Toll parking area is available

10

The lanterns and trees that blend into the woods are romantic, and the atmosphere is like Christmas in Europe. There are also events on weekends and Christmas (reservations required for event dates),

Name

Karuizawa Church

Address

2144 Nagakura, Karuizawa, Kitasaku-gun, NaganoGoogle Map

How to get there

7 min by car, from Nakakaruizawa Station

Parking

Parking area is available

11

Kochia in full bloom. The collaboration with Mt. Fuji is a superb view. Next to Oishi Park, there are ❲ Hana Terrace ❳ various shops where you can have lunch while looking at Mt. Fuji. The croissants are crispy and delicious. There are many kinds such as cream, red bean paste, and chocolate. There are also cafes such as Shine Muscat Parfait, so I get lost. I'm also happy that dogs are allowed on the terrace seats.

Name

Oishi Park

Address

2585-2 Oishi Fuji Kawaguchiko, Minamitsuru-gun, YamanashiGoogle Map

Fee

Adult 0 yen、Child 0 yen

How to get there

30 min by car from Kawaguchiko Station. By car or taxi, 50 min from Kofu Station.

Parking

Parking area is available

12

In the world of painting 'Vibrant Green' by Kaii Higashiyama, a thick fog falls, flows then disperses. I wanted to see the mystic scene changing every moment.

Name

Mishaka-ike Pond

Address

Okutateshina Toyohira, Chino-shi, NaganoGoogle Map

How to get there

By car or taxi, 30 min from Chino Station, 120 min from Nagano Station, or 60 min from Matsumoto Station.

Parking

Parking area is available

13

Shiga-Kusatsu Kogen Route running along the Gumma-Nagano border is located at the highest position of Japan's national routes. From here, green carpets of gregarious bamboo, red and yellow dots of shrubs are seen like a autumn colored diorama.

Name

Shibu Touge Pass

Address

Yamanouchi-machi, Shiga-kogen, Shibu Touge, Shimotakai-gun, NaganoGoogle Map

How to get there

By car, 80 min from Nagano Station, or 120 min from Matsumoto Airport.

14

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.

Name

Utsukushigahara Highlands

Address

Takeshikami Honiri, Ueda-shi, NaganoGoogle Map

How to get there

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

15

Karuizawa Harunire Terrace has an event called Karuizawa Umbrella Sky till the end of rainy season. There're blooming colorful umbrellas in the sky, Umbrella Garden with hydrangeas, and even the illuminated show at night. We can enjoy if it rains.

Name

HARUNIRE Terrace

Address

2148 Nagakura, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun, NaganoGoogle Map

How to get there

5 min by car or taxi from Naka Karuizawa Station

Parking

Parking area is available

16

Takada Park is famous for cherry blossoms. In summer, you can see the lotus flowers at the whole moat, that is said to be the best in the East. On the refreshing summer morning, leaves and flowers repelling water could make you more refreshing. During the cool morning is the golden time to see the lotus flowers.◎Access: 10 min from Joetsu-takada IC, 10 min from Joetsu IC by car Event: Lotus Flower Festival is held in July

Name

Takada Park

Address

44-1 Motoshiro-cho, Joetsu-shi, NiigataGoogle Map

How to get there

15min walk from Takada Station. By car, 15min from Joetsu IC, 10min from Joetsu Takada IC.

17

A fall foliage spot right next to Lake Kawaguchi where you can see Mt. Fuji beautifully. For a limited time, we also hold a night illumination event. but! As you can see in the photo, you can enjoy the colorful autumn leaves even in the morning or during bright hours!

Name

Kawaguchiko-Lake Maple Corridor

Address

Fujikawaguchiko-cho, Minamitsuru-gun, YamanashiGoogle Map

How to get there

10 min by car, from Kawaguchiko-Lake Station

Parking

Free parking area is available

18

The Japanese cedar trees since 2000 years ago lined along the street are overwhelming themselves. One of the attraction of this place is various expressions of each season.

Name

Togakushi Inner Shrine

Address

Okusha Togakushi, Nagano-shi, NaganoGoogle Map

How to get there

60 min by bus from Nagano Station

Parking

Parking area is available

19

Matsumoto Castle has different appearances in each season. The castle tower is illuminated throughout the year. And a season of cherry blossoms is going to start now. The bright castle tower in the darkest sky, and cherry trees around the moat are so beautiful that you may forget the time.◎Admission for the castle tower: adult ¥610, child ¥300. Access: 15 minutes walk from JR Matsumoto Station. Illumination starts after the cherry trees come into blossom.

Name

Matsumoto Castle

Address

4-1 Marunouchi, Matsumoto-shi, NaganoGoogle Map

Tel

0263-32-2902

Hours

8:30-17:00

Fee

Adult 610 yen、Child 300 yen

How to get there

15 min walk from JR Matsumoto Station. 10 min by bus from Matsumoto Station to the castle. By car, 70 min from Nagano city.

Parking

Toll parking area is available

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Arakurayama Sengen Park

11 Reviews

I wanted to see Mt.Fuji clearer than this! Many tourists from overseas came here, and Japanese were only us this day. I want to come here again on a sunny day!

Hananomiyako Park

10 Reviews

Flower City Park where you can see Mt. Fuji and Nemophila at the same time. Tulips were blooming in the free area outside the park and it was very beautiful. The blue of Mt. Fuji and the blue of Nemophila are beautiful like gradation.

Lake Kawaguchi

8 Reviews

Though it was cloudy, we could see Mt. Fuji beautifully. As we see, it's cool from wherever we see it. Mt. Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi, they are very stunning.

Restaurants

Icci KAWARA COFFEE LABO

2 Reviews

From Ichinose Kawara Kogyo in Yamanashi Prefecture, which has been in business for over 100 years, a new tile brand "icciKAWARA PRODUCTS" has been born with the concept of "from the roof to the roof"! ! And in June 2023, "icciKAWARA COFFEE LABO" will open using mugs and plates made of roof tiles!! Their specialty is coffee, ham and cheese, and toast with bean butter.

RK Garden

2 Reviews

RK Garden is an adjoining open-air cafe at a flower shop in Oiwake, Karuizawa. We can enjoy vegan food and sweets in a relaxing room surrounding with flowers and plants. What's more, in the season of rose, we can feel like to be in an English garden!

HOUTOU FUDOU Higashi-koiji Store

2 Reviews

An architecture Takeshi Hosaka's design. A spacious room with 300 seats in a building like cloud. 'Houtou' has handmade noodle in soup seasoned to miso tastes. With a secret spice, you can enjoy different taste. It's certain for you to become addicted the unsophisticated but deep taste once you eat it.◎Menu: Fudou Houtou ¥1080, local specialty, horseflesh ¥1080 300 seats are available for groups of tourists

Hotels

Hoshinoya Fuji

3 Reviews

Hoshinoya is known for its overwhelming extraordinary performances. Hoshinoya Fuji is a place where you can experience glamping in a slightly different way from a hotel. Spending time in a cabin with a luxurious view of Mt. Fuji and the lake is very luxurious! The food in the forest is delicious and there are plenty of seasonal activities. Hoshino brand! So I am very satisfied with the time I spend only in the facility.

SEISEN-RYO

2 Reviews

At Mt.Yatsugatake, the plants are all wet in the morning dew, and the mountain and the ground are enveloped in fog. Enjoy morning walk in a dewy air and deep green scene like another country.◎Some types are prepared for accommodations. The dinner and breakfast are buffet style.

Otowanomori

2 Reviews

This hotel was built in 1982 in Kyukaruizawa. In the winter, you can eat marshmallows by the fireplace, and it is warm and homely.

Shops

HARUNIRE Terrace

3 Reviews

Karuizawa Harunire Terrace has an event called Karuizawa Umbrella Sky till the end of rainy season. There're blooming colorful umbrellas in the sky, Umbrella Garden with hydrangeas, and even the illuminated show at night. We can enjoy if it rains.

Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza

2 Reviews

The shopping mall is in Karuizawa, one of the most popular resort in Japan and furthermore, it's in front of Karuizawa station. There are many well-known luxury brand stores and outlet ones.

Echigo no Sake Museum Ponshukan Niigata

2 Reviews

I wrote about sake tasting before, besides you can taste say sauce for free. They have a kind of Italian say sauce, I could enjoy them very much.

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Arakurayama Sengen Park

11 Reviews

I wanted to see Mt.Fuji clearer than this! Many tourists from overseas came here, and Japanese were only us this day. I want to come here again on a sunny day!

Hananomiyako Park

10 Reviews

Flower City Park where you can see Mt. Fuji and Nemophila at the same time. Tulips were blooming in the free area outside the park and it was very beautiful. The blue of Mt. Fuji and the blue of Nemophila are beautiful like gradation.

Lake Kawaguchi

8 Reviews

Though it was cloudy, we could see Mt. Fuji beautifully. As we see, it's cool from wherever we see it. Mt. Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi, they are very stunning.

Niigata

Nagaoka Firework Festival

8 Reviews

Nagaoka Firework is one of the three biggest fireworks in Japan. The power is overwhelming at all. The fireworks spreading as far as the eyes can see.

Kiyotsu Gorge Tunnel

6 Reviews

Walking through in the tunnel to the inmost, Kiyotsu Gorge, one of the three biggest gorges in Japan, waits you! The water is drawn in front of the exit, and the gorge is reflected on the surface beautifully! It must be excellent for your Instagram, isn't it?

Takada Park

3 Reviews

Takada Park is famous for cherry blossoms. In summer, you can see the lotus flowers at the whole moat, that is said to be the best in the East. On the refreshing summer morning, leaves and flowers repelling water could make you more refreshing. During the cool morning is the golden time to see the lotus flowers.◎Access: 10 min from Joetsu-takada IC, 10 min from Joetsu IC by car Event: Lotus Flower Festival is held in July

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