Welcome to Kiso

Kiso is the center of Nakasendo Kiso is surrounded by Japan’s foremost high mountains in the western side of Ontake mountain range and in the eastern side of Central Alps.Prior to the Edo period, Kiso has prospered as a key junction for transportation and as a production area of Japanese cypress, the main building material for shrines and temples. Traditions and cultures in this town have r... READ MORE >

  • Access by train

    From Nagoya:1.5hours

    From Osaka:2.5hours

    From Tokyo:3.5hours

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Featured Tours

Nakasendo (Kisofukushima -> Narai)

Take a train from Kisofukushima to Yabuhara. Then it is a 3-hour hike from Yabuhara to Narai via Tor...

3 – 5 hours

Nakasendo (Magome -> Tsumago)

This 9km hike connects two beautiful post towns which takes approximately 2.5 – 3 hours. Magome-juku...

2.5 - 3 hours

Joyama and Gongen Waterfall

Located close to central Kisofukushima, Joyama attracts many hikers. Its features include the histor...

Approx. 3 hours

Ontake Kodo

‘Ontake Kodo’ is a historical trail at the foot of Mt. Ontake. Fukan, a monk, created the trail lead...

3.5 - 4 hours

Recommended Accommodations


Welcome to Yamakanoyu.

Yamakanoyu started off as a post town on the former Hida Passage of Takayama from Kiso Fukushima during the Meiji ...

Nukumori no yado - Komanoyu

Only one hotel located along the mountain road connecting Kiso-Fukushima Station and Mount Kisokoma. Remaining original scenery of Kiso show...

Guest house Hilltop

Guesthouse Hilltop is a resort inn on a plateau commanding a snowcapped Central Alps.
The owner boasts dishes using local ingredients, loca...

Onyado Tsutaya

During 320 years of business as the inn on the Nakasendo Road, so many travelers have visited here. Have a comfortable time in unchanged Kis...


Illuminated Shirakawa Icicle Walls

mid January ~ mid February

Fantastical Winter Scenery   Water streaming down the mountain surface freeze into icicles an...

Ice Candle Festival (Kisoji)

end January - February

Ice candles lighten up the winter Kisoji   Ice candle festival held at each post-towns on the...

Ice Candle Festival - Kiso Fukushima

February 7th and 8th, 2020

Date : February 7th and 8th, 2020 Place : The main area of Kiso Fukushima district starti...

Kaida Kogen Kamakura Snow Festival

beginning of February

Kaida Kogen highland is an area often deep in snow. Huge Kamakura and slides made of snow are made ...


Official website launched out!

Jun 01, 2017

Kiso Ontake Tourism Office's website launched out on 1st June 2017. The best part of Kiso area is rich nature and historical atmosphere of the streetscape. The slow-moving time in the old stree...

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