JP 2018 Sept Nagano Romantic Road

After checking out from Karuizawa, drove uphill to the highlands in Nagano Prefecture.  It was a sunny day after typhoon #21 had passed.


Followed the Japan Romantic Road to Komoro to visit Kaikoen (懐古園) – a park famous for sakura.


Utsukushigahara Plateau Museum of Art (美ヶ原高原)

Followed the Venus Road and arrived at Utsukushigahra at 2000m where there is an open-air museum, akin to the one in Hakone Gora.


Before arriving at hotel in Tateshina Kogen, passed by Kurama-kogen @1600, Shirakaba-ko @1400m.


Melody roads along the Venus Line

I first heard it while ascending uphill from Komoro to Utsukusigahara Kogen @2000m and thought that might just be some random noise. However, when I was on the way descending to Kirigamine Kogen, the “Ode to Joy” melody (of Beethoven Symphony #9) was played out clearly. 

What a nice surprise !


===>  Tateshina Kogen  ===>


3 thoughts on “JP 2018 Sept Nagano Romantic Road”

  1. Komoro is the closest – roughly 30 min.
    Utsukushigahara – probably 90 min due to many elbow turns to reach 2000m. Had lunch up there before visiting the sculptures outdoor.
    arrived at Tokyu Hotel in Tateshina Kogen at around 1600.

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