Private bus tour to Japan Alps Norikura from Takayama

Norikura Sky & Echo Line

Travel by bus on Japan’s highest road to Mt. Norikura and Norikura Kogen!

Map for Norikura Kogen

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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!

Breathtaking panoramic (360 degrees) mountain views

You will be amazed by the spectacular panoramic mountain views of Japan Alps once we arrive at Mt. Norikura.

The only tour bus to visit Mt. Norikura and Norikura Kogen in one day

Private cars are not allowed on the road to Mt. Norikura. You do not need to change buses to Mt. Norikura and Norikura Kogen. Save time and access easier than route buses!

Accompanied by English speaking guide in nature wonderland

An English speaking tour conductor accompanies you and explains about Norikura from A to Z. Free time on arrival at Mt. Norikura after listening to the travel tips from our tour guide on the bus. Hiking with our guide to the waterfalls, lakes and park to indulge in nature!

A perfect place to escape from the heat in summer

The average temperature of Mt. Norikura is between 11 and 16 °C. You can enjoy the splendid colors of blooming alpine flowers garden at 2,700 meters and walking along the wooden path in summer (July, August).

Brilliant colors over Norikura’s autumn landscape

The autumn colors descend from the upper part of the Mt. Norikura around late September to the bottom of Norikura Kogen in mid-October.

Mountain bike course accompanied by a professional guide

In Norikura Kogen, you can choose to join the mountain bike course if you are interested in biking around in nature. Beginners are welcome too! On the contrary, if you are not confident of your stamina, we recommend Ichinose Enchi bus course.

Available date: from 1 July to 30 September 2019

Tour fee

~ 8 people: 100,000yen per group
9 ~ 15 people: 110,000yen per group


  • Lunch: 1,000yen per person
  • Mountain bike tour with a professional guide in Norikura Kogen (90 minutes): 3,900yen each person

Tour schedule

Schedule is subject to change depends on weather and traffic conditions.

8:00 Pick up from your hotel in Takayama
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 Visit Ichinose Enchi, and Norikura BASE
Optional tour: Mountain bike tour with a professional guide
15:00 Depart form Norikura Kogen
(On the way back to Takayama we do not pass through the Norikura Skyline.)
16:30 Arrive at your hotel in Takayama

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


Domestic: 0577-62-9545 From overseas: +81-577-62-9545 (Business hour: from 8am to 10pm in Japan time)

The office is in J-Hoppers Hida Takayama Guest House (how to access).

Send request form from the below.