A resort in the highlands at the foot of the sacred mountain
Mt. Hotaka used to be a place of training for the followers of Shugendo asceticism (Shugendo literally means the path of training and testing).
Now the mountain is a popular highland resort and outdoor sports area.
There is a bokujo (farm), skiing areas, camping grounds, and beautiful beech forests as well as many pensions (Western-style minshuku), minshuku (family-run lodgings), and ryokan (Japanese-style inns) mainly in the area with an altitude of 1,500 meters and is used for sports training programs and as bases for mountain climbing.
The area boasts a pleasantly cool climate in summer and good-quality snow in winter.
The place is good for camping and barbequing for a nice vacation with families and friends. Wake to the songs of birds in a camping area or a log house and have a good time in nature. Come and have a super vacation.
Morning fog and afternoon sunlight filtering through trees – Mt. Hotaka’s beech forests, where a movie was filmed, are uniquely beautiful at every time of day and will make you feel happily refreshed.
Enjoy winter sports. The ski areas have a large amount of quality snow. Enjoy powder snow to your heart’s content.
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