Utsukushi-gahara

This is a plateau, a part of the Yatsu-gatake Mountains, at an elevation.  It includes the highest peak, Ohgato with an elevation of 2,034 m, Mt. Chausu-yama at an elevation of 2,006 m, Ohgahana at an elevation of 1,998 m, and Mt. Monomi-ishi-yama at an elevation of 1,985 m.  Buses from Suwa, Matsumoto, and Asama Onsen are available to the area.  The view of the Japan Alps and the Yatsu-gatake Mountains is splendid.  It becomes a great hiking place with a variety of Alpine plants in bloom during the summer season.  In winter, many skiers visit the area.  There are ranches around the Sanjiro area.  In addition, Utsukushi-gahara Kogen Museum and Michi station locate in the area, which has established Utsukushi-gahara as a sightseeing resort.

Route Guide

A-Basic  course sorted by trailheads

  1. Utsukushi-gahara Kogen Plateau Route
  1. Sanjiro Ranch Route

Utsukushi-gahara:Elevation 2,034 m


Two courses which hike through the core part of Utsukushi-gahara are introduced here.  One is a course that visits Utsukushi-gahara Kogen Museum, Siokure-iwa, and the Utsukushi-gahara Nature Preserve Center to learn about nature in Utsukushi-gahara.  If you visit with your family, all family members may enjoy the course.  Another course starts from Center house to Mt. Chausu-yama.  You may find the hidden beauty of Utsukushi-gahara.

Trailhead vicinity weather

Weekly weather forecast zone:Central Nagano Prefecture

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This is a publication of the calculated figures for weather predictions and is not the weather forecast. There are instances where there will be big differences in the values stated for the mountains, in accord with the topography as well as sunlight, etc. so please take care.

72 hours weather information:Hotel Yamamoto Hut, Takeishi Kamimotoiri, Ueda City, Nagano Prefecture

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※The weather information will be information on 5km square including the relevant point.KCCS API

View of Utsukushi-gahara