Soak up some local culture and atmosphere by visiting these nearby attractions, famous meseums, histric sites and nature destinations.
0266-77-2019 The first authentic English garden in Japan with a theme "a rosy life." Rose Flower Show is held in June, in addition to Dahlia Week in September, The Harvest Festival in October and Christmas Week Bazzar. Pre-sale tickets available.
Pilatus Tateshina Rope Way (aerial tramway) All Season Resort (Japanese Site)
Operations subject to change according to the seasons 0266-67-2009 From this aerial tramway, you can see the Japanese Alps (the Hida mountains, the Kiso Mountains and the Akashi Mountains). You can also enjoy skiing and snowboarding during winter months.
Kurumayama Kogen (Japanese Site)
0266-68-2626 Get on the ski lift and go up to the top of the highland. Japanese azalea bloom in the late spring, and Nikkokisuge (daylily) cover the highland in the summer.
Nagato Farm (Japanese Site)
10:00～17:30 0267-55-6969 The farm has a 211 ha meadow in Shirakaba highland at 1400 meters above sea level, and raise 200 cows. Sells fresh raw milk and farm-made dairy products that use milk from those pastured cows.
Yokoya-keikoku (Yokoya valley) (Japanese Site)
0266-67-4860 Located in Oku-tateshina hot spring area. Beautiful red-colored autumn forest from mid to late October. From its observation deck, you will see the city of Kayano and the Central Alps. There is a waterfall called Otome-taki, to which you can approach very closely.
Tateshina Gosen-sui Shizen-en (Japanese Site)
9:00～16:30 0267-55-6201 A natural garden with the area of 169ha located at 1830 meters above sea level. Can be approached by a lift ride from Tateshina farm. There is a 10km walking course that guides you through the entire garden.
Musee Marie Laurencin (Japanese Site)
9:00～19:00 Open 365 days 0266-67-2626 The one and only art museum in the world exclusively dedicated to the work of French artist Marie Laurencin.
Suwa Taisha Shimosha Akimiya (Japanese Site)
9:00～16:00 Open for public Located at the junction of Kyu-Nakasendo and Koshu Kaido. Its Kagura-den was built in 1835 (Tempo 6). The famous Onbashira festival is held every 7 years.
SUWWA Garasunosato Rene Lalique Museum (Japanese Site)
9:00～18:00?(4月～10月)??9:00～17:00?(11月～3月) 0266-57-2000 This museum has a collection of glassworks by art deco artist Rene Lalique.
※Try-out classes for glass making as well as glass blowing. Sign up to create your own glass accessories. (Fees apply)
Suwa Kitazawa Museum of Art (Japanese Site)
0266-58-6000 Permanent display of Art Nouveau glassworks and Modern Japanese paintings.
Yashima Wetland (Japanese Site)
9:30～16:30 0266-52-7000 The wetland is surrounded by various flowers of the semi-alpine variety. Walking through its hiking courese, you can admire the beauty of those blossoms as well as views of red-colored trees in the fall.
Seiko-ji Temple (Japanese Site)
0266-67-2397 The closest Sakura-watching spot from our hotel. Because of its high location, blossoms are at their best in early May, around the Golden Week.
Takato-jo-shi Park (Japanese Site)
0265-78-4111 Over 1500 Takato-kohigan-zakura, one of Sakura varieties that only grows in this area, come in full bloom from early April till early May. Every year, numerous visitors come to admire their outstanding beauty.
Lake Shirokoma (Japanese Site)
0267-88-3956 Located at 2100 meters above sea level among the deep virgin forest of Yatsugatake. Leaves begin turning red in late September.
Sekai-no-Kagee, Kirie, Glass and Orgol Museum (Japanese Site)
9:00～16:30 0266-68-2212 Located in the area of Shirakaba Resort Ikenotaira Hotel. Museum of shadow pictures, cut piece pictures, Bohemian glasses and music boxes.
Manji no Sekibutsu
Manji Stone Buddha sits amid rice fields by the side of Suwa Taisha Harumiya. Said to be made about 330 years ago. Resemble Moai.