Nature of Hida

Mt. Norikura

At the southern point of the Northern Alps, Norikura straddles the boarder of Hida Provence and Shinshu Provence (present Nagano Prefecture). One can enjoy nature’s wonders by exploring its 23 peaks, 7 lakes and 8 plains. From the many villages at the foot of the mountain, there are numerous hiking and trekking paths, originally made for the many worshippers who continue to frequent the area.