Norikura Sky & Echo Line
Travel by bus on Japan’s highest road to Mt. Norikura and Norikura Kogen!
Mt. Norikura is a mountain in the Northern Japan Alps located along the border between Gifu and Nagano prefectures and listed among Japan's 100 famous mountains. The highest peak (Kengamine) at 3,026 meters, is the third highest of the Northern Japan Alps. It is a well known hiking destination and an easy mountain to climb by using the road (Norikura Sky Line and Norikura Echo Line). We are able to reach 2,700 meters at Mt. Norikura Tatamidaira by bus and the ride makes us feel like walking above the clouds!
Norikura Kogen is at 1,200 to 1,800 meters, a scenic nature highland at the base of Mt. Norikura with a number of attractions, including hiking, waterfalls, hot springs and ski resort. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery of each season.
The best mountain retreat between Kyoto/Osaka and Tokyo!
Tour feeCourse A: Ichinose Enchi Bus Course
Course B: Mountain Bike Course
- Guests who do not meet the height requirement (120 cm) may not join in Course B.
- Please specify your preferred plan (1 or 2) and course (A or B) in the tour request form.
- 500 yen discount for guests staying at J-Hoppers Hida Takayama Guesthouse
Course A: 8,300 yen
Course B: 12,200 yen
Lunch: + 1,000 yen
Child (3-12 years old)
Course A: 6,300 yen
Course B: 10,200 yen
Lunch: + 800 yen
Infant (0-2 years old without seat): 100 yen
>> Here are alternative plans in case the tour is canceled due to insufficient number of participants.
Adult (above 12 years old)
Course A: from 9,300 yen
Course B: from 13,200 yen
Lunch: + 1,000 yen
>> Here is the deitals of Plan 2
>> Here are alternative ways to go to Mt. Norikura and Norkura Kogen in case our tour is canceled due to insufficient number of participants.
Minimum required number of total participants12 people (16 people: In case all the guests select Plan 2)
Tour date (from July to October)Every Wednesday and Friday (All schedule is subject to change due to bad weather)
*If your group consists of more than 12 people, the tour can be arranged on any day of your choice.
*In case all the guests select Plan 2, we need more than 16 people to proceed the tour.
|8:00||Depart from Takayama JR station|
|9:30||Arrive at Tatamidaira (Mt. Norikura)|
|Free time and lunch|
|11:30||Depart from Tatamidaira (Mt. Norikura)|
|12:30||Arrive at Norikura Kogen
Visit waterfalls (Sanbon falls or Zengoro falls)
|13:15||Arrive at Norikura BASE
Course A: Visit Ichinose Enchi by bus or free time
Course B: Mountain bike tour with a professional guide
|15:00||Depart form Norikura BASE
Plan 2: Drop you off at your accommodation in Norikura Kogen
Possible stop-by at Shirahone Onsen upon request on the way back to Takayama
The bus does not pass through the Norikura Skyline.
|16:30-17:00||Arrive at Takayama|
|*Schedule is subject to change depends on weather and traffic conditions.|
Cancellation and Modification
- You can cancel/modify your reservation at any time with the following charges.
- All charges are quoted in Japanese yen.
- This policy does not apply for groups of more than 5 persons. Please contact us for the said policy.
- If you would like to cancel the tour 1 day before or on the date of the tour, please call +81-577-62-9545 by 18:00 (Japan time).
|Number of days prior to departure||Charge (per person)|
|3 - 5 days prior||50% of the tour fee|
|2 days or less / no show||100% of the tour fee|