What to do when visiting Yatsugatake (P58)

When visiting the Yatsugatake, and Southern Alps “These are the activities you should definitely experience”.

  • Walk barefoot over the pastures!
  • Go looking for animal footprints on the snowfields.
  • Lay down in the forest.
  • Look for, and eat edible wild plants.
  • Stay in a mountain hut for a night.
  • Drink freshly milked milk.
  • See the Yatsugatake from Shishi-iwa.
  • Go picking fruits, and eat your belly full.
  • Go find the “Half-dyed slender Caesar”, and eat it sauteed in butter.
  • Let yourself fall flat in the snow, leaving your body shape.
  • Create your own shadow, in the light of the moon.
  • Enjoy self-made buckwheat noodles.
  • Taste freshly pickled vegetables.
  • Take your time to watch cows and horses.
  • Enjoy the view while relaxing in a cafe.
  • Enjoy craft markets or outdoor events.
  • Create your own artwork as a memento of your trip.
  • Visit one of the unique bakeries.
  • Watch the reflections of the Yatsugatake and Southern Alps in the water of the rice paddies.