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

  • TOKYO
  • NAGOYA
  • KYOTO
  • OSAKA
  • KISO
  • NAGANO
  • TOYAMA
  • KANAZAWA
  • HAKUBA
  • SHIRAKAWAGO
  • TAKAYAMA
  • AZUMINO
  • GERO
  • KAMIKOUCHI
  • MATSUMOTO
  • NARAI
  • TSUMAGO / MAGOME
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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

Yamakanoyu

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...

Events

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...

Mitake Summer Festival

mid July

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

Ontake Shrine Festival - Mitake

July 18th - 19th

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

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...

Kiso Odori Festival

beginning - mid August

  Kiso-bushi is one of the representing folk song in Shinshu (Nagano).   Kiso-odori dan...

Ontakekyo Daigojinkasai - Ontakesan Kiso Hongu

August 7th

This is an annual service of the Ontake worshippers. On August 8th, 1954, they put a sacred fire at...

Yoshinaka Kiso Hataage Festival - Rapposho & Fireworks

August 14th

This is a festival dedicated to the soul of Yoshinaka Kiso, a famous warrior who spread the name of ...

Kiso Music Festival

end August

Feel the harmony of nature and music. With over 40 years of history, Kiso Music Festival is an even...

Craft Fair - Kiso Fukushima

August - September

Walking through the post-town on the old Nakasendo Street, you will find an interesting craft fair a...

News

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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