Alps Azumino National Government Park

Japanese name: Kokuei Alps Azumino Koen (国営アルプスあづみの公園)

For those wanting to experience the beauty of Azumino’s nature firsthand without risking the indignity of muddied shoes by taking on one of its mountain trails, visitors would be hard-pushed to do better than to pay Azumino National Park a visit. Spanning a considerable area of the base of Mount Jonen, the park commands a spectacular view of the Azumino valley below and features a remarkable number of attractions that highlight the natural beauty of the area. Nature displays, children’s craft-making, marshmallow dome (outdoor trampolines), Frisbee-golf, stilt-walking, woodland trails, soba making, lots of hiking trails and a hammock-relaxation area are just some of the features of Azumino National Park; and for those fortunate enough to visit during spring, the park’s many cherry-blossom trees provide an idyllic backdrop for hanami parties (Japanese-style cherry blossom picnics).

Park/Garden Horigane/Misato Area
By car: 20 min from the Interchange.
By train: 15 min taxi ride (about ¥2000) from JR Toyoshina Station or 24-min bus ride from Hotaka Station
33-4 Horigane Karasugawa
Adult: ¥400
Ages 15 and under: ¥80
Mar 1 to Jun 30 and Sep 1 to Oct 31: 9:30 a.m.−5 p.m.
Jul 1 to Aug 31: 9:30 a.m.−6 p.m.
Nov 1 to Last Day of Feb: 9:30 a.m.−4 p.m.
Mondays (but open on National Holiday-Mondays, closed next day instead)
New Year's Day