Norikura-dake Trekking Guide

Hello, I’m Mio! Today, I will introduce Mount Norikura, which spans Nagano and Gifu prefectures. Mount Norikura is 3,026 meters high and offers trekking courses for both beginners and advanced hikers. Here’s a 2-minute guide to trekking on Mount Norikura.

Course Overview

There are many trekking courses on Mount Norikura, but a recommended route is from Tatamidaira to Kengamine. This route is about 3.5 kilometers long and takes about 2-3 hours.


  1. Tatamidaira: Tatamidaira is located at an altitude of 2,702 meters and is the main starting point for Mount Norikura. From here, you can enjoy beautiful mountain scenery.
  2. Maou-dake: On the way from Tatamidaira to Kengamine, you can stop by Maou-dake. It’s a relatively short hike with great views.
  3. Kengamine: The highest peak of Mount Norikura, Kengamine, stands at 3,026 meters. The summit offers a 360-degree panoramic view, and on clear days, you can see distant mountains.


  • Wear trekking shoes and dress according to the weather.
  • Stay hydrated to prevent altitude sickness.
  • Take your trash with you to help protect nature.


You can reach Mount Norikura by bus from Matsumoto Station in about 1.5 hours. If you’re driving, it’s about 1 hour from the Matsumoto IC on the Joshin-Etsu Expressway.

Enjoy the beautiful nature of Mount Norikura and have a great trekking experience!

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