Wednesday, June 20, 2012

八ヶ岳高原 - Yatsugatake Kogen


I went to Nobeyama, Nagano. Yatsugatake Kogen Lodge is a huge, private resort estate with well-maintained infrastructure at 1500m altitude where you can enjoy wide highland views. The lodge functions as the hotel in this gifted resort.


Their music hall is a nice facility with open windows to the garden, and there was a time when summer festivals were popular here. This year among several concerts, Nobuyuki Tsujii's concert has been sold out.


There was a pond with a nice view here. Deers, squirrels, flowers and trees are all amusing.


The facility did not have "onsen", unlike Kusatsu, but we can drive to one of nearby hotsprings. RE-EX in Uminokuchi had a great outdoor tub with the view of Mt. Asama in distance.


M. L. Liu said...

Nice post! I wish I could be at the resort for the concerts of Mr. Nobuyuki Tsujii on August 25 and 26. Tickets for those concerts were sold out in a matter of 15 minutes!

Well, some day I will manage to set foot there, and now I know what to expect of the resort, thanks to your excellent write-up and photos.

fouchic said...

Thanks for your comment. Ideally, you should drive when you visit Yatsugatake area as it expands your activities significantly, but the Lodge at least offers shuttle service to/from Nobeyama train station (upon requests).