Norikura Plateau

The highlands is located just about 47 minutes away from Shin-Shimashima Station by the bus for Norikra Kogen (Norikura Highlands) following a 30-minute train ride from JR Matsumoto Station by the Matsumoto Electric Railway line. There is an attraction called Ichinose Enchi park as a part of the plateau, where you can enjoy viewing skunk cabbage flowers all across the park. Skunk cabbage flowers start blooming from mid-April from the area with lower altitude, and it covers the entire area of Norikura Highlands by the mid-May. The changes in seasons offered by Norikura Highlands lets you experience the changes of the four seasons in Japan.

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