0263-93-1688 | 〒390-1513 長野県松本市安曇4306(乗鞍高原)

Real Adventure, Real Life

NORTH STAR seeks to provide a positive environment where people can experience adventure to step out in life.

Our Mission

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Through friendly, international hospitality, we aspire to provide an authentic, wholesome environment which inspires others to live deeply.

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Outdoor Adventures

Through high quality adventure, our mission is to provide safe, fun, and educational outdoor products for the adventurer, families, and groups.

Alpine Lodge

Through high quality service, our mission is to provide a refreshing nights stay and delicious food & beverages to our guests.

Our Values

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People

We value people by building meaningful relationships and developing one another with a selfless heart.

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Service

We value service by providing safe, high quality, authentic adventure(s).

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Stewardship

We value stewardship with integrity, purpose, and sustainability in our Biblically based business practices.

Our Staff

Ken Yamaguchi

Ken Yamaguchi

Director

Originally From

Chiba, Japan

“An adventure to me is finding new lines to ride in the backcountry.”

Brad Waters

Brad Waters

HR

Originally From

South Dakota, USA

“My kind of adventure is backpacking and climbing the next highest peak.”

Kayo Nakajima

Kayo Nakajima

Food Service Manager

Originally From

Tokyo, Japan

“Every day life is an adventure to me, preparing and serving food to people, especially my friends.”

Michie Waters

Michie Waters

Office Manager

Originally From

Ueda, Japan

“Adventure is trying something I have never tried, or even thought about trying.”

Stay

NORTHSTAR’s Alpine Lodge is a comfortable place to rest, then refuel with hearty dishes prepared fresh for you. Meet other adventurers in our spacious lobbies and yard.

Play

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.

Learn

Trained English-speaking staff, proven education programs, and beautiful nature add up to an immersive English experience few others can provide.

Don't Be Shy. Get In Touch.

If you are interested in working together, send us an inquiry and we will get back to you as soon as we can!

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Recent Blog Posts

Climbing Wall

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...