Soba and Onsen
in Yatsugatake

A Sky Resort with Altitude Difference
of 1,000 metres

A Place Where One
Can Return to
True Self

The Yatsugatake Kogen holds a number of river sources and springs spread between 800 and 1,300 metres altitude, which have been selected in "100 excellent waters of Japan" and "100 Heisei excellent waters". We invite you to travel and experience the tastes and techniques of the food created by traditional everyday living, and the hot and cold springs of this rare naturalenvironment in Japan.
"Yatsugatake Soba" is made with buckwheat grown in such an environment. The soil is suited to grow buckwheat and soba making has traditionally been very popular. Soba chefs who seek the real thing have gathered here to express their originalities. You can try differences in flavour and you may find your own special one.

Also, onsen (hot springs) in this area have various qualities of water caused by the Fossa Magna. You can experience the different characteristics in each onsen in this area, simple hot springs, ones with unique mineral components such as sodium chloride and hydrogen carbonate, even one with one of the highest radium contents in the world!

Enjoy the grace of Yatsugatake while feeling the nature of the changing seasons, where you can see the world famous sacred Mt Fuji.

Rules on
how to use onsen

  • There are separate dressing areas for men and women
  • People with tattoos are not allowed
  • Pour hot water over your body before going into the bath
  • No clothing is allowed in the bath
  • No stools and towels are allowed in the bath
  • You must sit down while using shower
  • Do not to make a loud noise
  • Dry your body before returning to the dressing area

GENERAL INFODates & Times, Address

20 Oct. 2018 - 21 Mar. 2019
Hokuto City (Yamanashi), Fujimicho & Haramura (Nagano), JAPAN
Yatsugatake Tourism Management
YATSUGATAKE SOBA FESTA 2018https://tenkuhaku.com/shinsoba2018-2019/ YATSUGATAKE YUYU RALLY 2018-2019https://tenkuhaku.com/yuyu2018-2019/
GENERAL INFO Dates & Times, Address

GETTING HERETransportation

By Train:
From Tokyo take the Chuo Mainline to Nirasaki Sta. or Kubuchizawa Sta. When coming from the direction of Nagoya and Matsumoto, Chino Sta. and Kobuchizawa Sta. are the gateways to the area. Get a local feel with the Koumi line highland train which starts at Kobuchizawa Sta. and runs around the South side of the Yatsugatake, connecting with the Nagano Shinkansen at Sakudaira Sta. and the Shinano line in Komoro Sta.
By Car:
Take the Chuo Highway when heading for Hokuto city, Fujimi town, or Haramura, and choose from one of the four access points: Sutama IC, Nagasaka IC, Kobuchizawa IC or Suwa Minami IC.
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Enjoy the experience of
in the sky at the
"Sky Resort Yatsugatake"
the area with a vertical
spread of 1,000 metres

From an altitude of 400 metres at the base to 1,400 metres, Yatsugatake tourism area is a real "Sky Resort"; the nature of which changes hourly and seasonally. Take a special journey to enjoy a "life in the sky" experience in this area with a 1,000 metre altitude difference.