Day Trip to Azumino

Day Trip to Azumino
2019-02-23 Yohei Onishi

Azumino is a countryside spreading at the foot of the mountains of the North Alps. There are also many sightseeing spots, such as the King’s Wasabi Farm using pure spring water, various art spots, cafes surrounded by greenery and tasteful hot springs.
 

1. Spot Ranking
2. Getting in
3. Other Area List

 

1. Spot Ranking in Azumino area

5th. Hotaka Shrine

 

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安曇野市観光協会 azumino_tourism_aさん(@visitazumino)がシェアした投稿

It is an old shrine which is listed in the Engi-Shiki as of the highest rank in Nagano prefecture and in the national history from the beginning of the Heian period. There is Okumiya near Myojin ike in Kamikochi and it is also called “Total guardian of the Japanese Alps” because it worships Hotaka no mikoto. The worshiping time is from 8:30 to 17:00. No holidays, the precincts are free to visit.

Access

Access to Hotaka Shrine is 3 minutes on foot from Hotaka Station.

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4th. Todoroki Residence

 

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Todoroki-ke is an old family that thrived from the Muromachi Period. A mansion used as a main shrine when the lords of Matsumoto fish salmon and shoot ducks is open to the public. A garden with features of the middle term of Momoyama period and a majestic Nagayamon are the main attractions. Business hours are from 9:00 to 16:00, and the holiday is from December to March.

Access

Access to the garden is 15 minutes on foot from JR Hotaka Station and entrance fee is 300 yen.

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3rd. Rokuzan Art Musium

 

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Works by Mr. Ogiwara Morie (Rokuzan), a sculptor born in Azumino who was active in the Meiji era, are on display. Representative works such as “Women” designated as an important cultural property of the country are displayed. Works by Mr. Kotaro Takamura, a friend of Rokuzan, are also exhibited in a separate building. The time is from 9:00 to 17:10 (from November to February to 16:10). Regarding the closing period, Monday and the next day of holidays are closed from November to April, but other periods are open.

Access

Access is 7 minutes on foot from JR Hotaka Station and entrance fee is 700 yen.

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2nd. Chihiro Art Museum Azumino

 

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安曇野ちひろ美術館 ChihiroArtMuseumさん(@chihiroartmuseum_azumino)がシェアした投稿

At the Chihiro Art Museum Azumino, works of world famous picture book writer, Iwasaki Chihiro and works of picture book artists from around the world are displayed. There are also a picture book room where you can browse about 3000 domestic and international picture books, a museum shop, and a picture book café with a menu using ingredients from Nagano. Business hours are from 9:00 to 17:00 (Golden Week holidays and Bon Festival is to 18:00), and the second and fourth Wednesday is closed. Also, in the case of a holiday, it is open but the next weekday is closed. Please note that there are other winter closed and temporary closing for exhibition change as well.

Access

Access is 5 minutes by car from JR Shinanomatsukawa Station, entrance fee is 800 yen (free of charge under high school student).

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1st. Daio Wasabi Farm

 

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It is a sightseeing spot with a vast wasabi farm of about 150,000 ㎡. You can not only look at the spectacular scenery of the North Alps and the Wasabi farm, but also you can experience the river flowing in clear boat, taste wasabi gourmet, and experience wasabi picking. Entry is free. Business hours are from 9:00 to 17:20 (November to February from 9:00 to 16:30) with no holiday period.

Access

Access to the Wasabi Farm is a 10-minute drive from JR Hotaka Station.

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2. Getting to Hotaka station from Matsumoto station

From Matsumoto station to Hotaka station, take the JR Oito Line and head for Hotaka station. It takes about 30 minutes and the fare is 320 yen.

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3. Nagano Area list

Karuizawa

Karuizawa

Bessho Onsen

Bessho Onsen

Ueda

Ueda

Nagano City

Nagano City

 

Togakushi

Togakushi

 

Obuse

Obuse

Shigakogen

Shigakogen
 

Nozawa Onsen

nozawa-onsen
 

Tateshina – Venus Line

Tateshina - Venus Line

Lake Suwa, Kami-Suwa Onsen and Shimo-Suwa Onsen

suwa-lake
 

Azumino

Azumino

 

Hakuba

Hakuba

 

Matsumoto

Matsumoto
 

Kamikochi

Kamikochi

Norikura

Norikura