What kind of place is Katashina Village?
Katashina Village is where you can enjoy unique and beautiful nature that is valuable as a resource for tourism with Oze National Park that has Japan's largest alpine marshlands and three of Japan's top 100 great mountains
(Mt. Hotaka, Mt. Nikko Shirane and Mt. Shibutsu).
The village is designated as the only Special Snowy Area in the Kanto region, and naturally, a lot of snow falls in winter, but as the snow comes over the Echigo Mountains, it is dry and powdery.
In terms of weather conditions, the village belongs to the Pacific side regions, and therefore, the days are often bright even after a snowfall and without the image of a long dark winter. Rather, Katashina Village has a natural environment where you can fully enjoy all the four seasons of Japan with beautiful snow scenery, abundant spring flowers, comfortably cool summers and colorful autumn leaves.
Eco tourism to enjoy the four seasons of Japan in great nature
Have a relaxing time in onsen (hot springs) each with its own unique hot spring water quality and atmosphere
Great gifts from the land and thanks to the highlands climate and clear water
Land with good-quality spring water that has been selected as one of Japan's Hundred Best Waters
You can go hiking and trekking to enjoy seasonal flowers and plants.
Enjoy snow activities on good-quality powder snow.