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...


Ho-ba Festival

end May - end July

Hoba-maki is a seasonal treat in Kiso.   At the season of fresh greenery, you will see many s...

Ontake Shrine Festival - Mitake

July 18th - 19th

This is an annual festival held at Ontake shrine Satomiya and Wakamiya. The Ontake Shrine Memorial ...

Mitake Summer Festival

mid July

Summer Festival held in the Mitake area.   The two Mikoshis (portable shrine) - Onna Mikoshi ...

Suimu Shrine Festival - Mikoshimakuri & Fireworks

July 22-23

This is an Annual summer festival in Kiso Fukushima held on July 22nd and 23rd. On the 2nd day, aft...


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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