Real Adventure, Real LifeNORTH STAR seeks to provide a positive environment where people can experience adventure to step out in life.
Through friendly, international hospitality, we aspire to provide an authentic, wholesome environment which inspires others to live deeply.
Through high quality adventure, our mission is to provide safe, fun, and educational outdoor products for the adventurer, families, and groups.
Through high quality service, our mission is to provide a refreshing nights stay and delicious food & beverages to our guests.
We value people by building meaningful relationships and developing one another with a selfless heart.
We value service by providing safe, high quality, authentic adventure(s).
We value stewardship with integrity, purpose, and sustainability in our Biblically based business practices.
“An adventure to me is finding new lines to ride in the backcountry.”
South Dakota, USA
“My kind of adventure is backpacking and climbing the next highest peak.”
Food Service Manager
“Every day life is an adventure to me, preparing and serving food to people, especially my friends.”
“Adventure is trying something I have never tried, or even thought about trying.”
Located off the beaten path, NORTHSTAR is located near all the right paths: mountain biking, hiking, and snowboarding. Our experienced guides will help provide the best experience in the Japanese Alps.
Recent Blog Posts
On September 13th we will be holding 7th annual Norikura Century • Charity Ride. A 100 mile road ride around Mt.Norikura. We are running the Norikura Century Charity Event this year. Because of the rain we shortened the course last year, but we are hoping to be able...
Our climbing wall is popular among our guests. You can climb on your own or you can request a climbing activity. Either way is fun. Guest staying at the NORTHSTAR Alpine Lodge can use the climbing wall for free during their stay. Guests not staying at the NORTHSTAR...
kamikochi and Mt. Norikura guiding If you are planning a trip to Norikura, why not go little further with a Kamikochi trekking tour? The "negative ions" in the air, emitted from the trees, will refresh and relax you as you walk along the beautiful Azusa River. Click...