Retreat & Conference Space
English Language Schools
What Kind of Groups Stay at NORTHSTAR?
The spacious Alpine Lodge is designed to accommodate groups looking for a great place to get away together. We have 10 rooms that can sleep up to 5 per room and we can also provide some great indoor spaces for your group connect.
We offer high quality English based field studies deep inside the Northern Japanese Alps. Based inside the Chubu Sangaku National Park (中部山岳国立公園) at the foot of Mount Norikura and just a short drive from Kamikochi (上高地), we offer a variety of Educational Programs. Each program is designed to help kids grow in specific areas such as leadership and endurance.
ESL Immersion Groups
Our unique international style and English based programs make the NORTHSTAR Alpine Lodge a great place to run an English immersion program.
Churches & Youth Groups
NORTHSTAR has been providing Churches and Youth Groups with a unique blend of rest and adventure in beautiful Norikura Kogen for over 10 years. If you are looking for a fun place to challenge your leaders or just get away for some rest please get in touch.
We provide lodging for groups looking to enjoy an adventure like the annual Norikura Century Charity Ride.
What makes Group?
Groups have more than 11 peopleIf you have over 11 people who would like to visit we would love to hear from you.
Groups have leaderGroups need a leader that oversees the reservation and payment.
Groups have a purposeGroups have a purpose and we love to help groups move towards their goals.
What Our Guests Say About Us
Don’t just take it from us, let our customers do the talking!
I want to thank you once again. There has never been a better time for the fifth grade class as the school trip to NORTHSTAR. I had been convinced that this study tour was sure to succeed from the height of the hospitality I received when I previewed the facility, but everything was more than my expectations. For students that are familiar with the city, the nature of Norikura will give you a different environment where you are able to study best. The atmosphere was fun and creative, and staff let the students relax. I can see a lot of growth and change from the students now that we are back at school. Michael Farley
The thoughtfulness and careful planning of the staff was an ideal fit for our goals of team building and developing camaraderie among the students – all in the great environment of the mountains and the NORTHSTAR lodge. We were able to achieve our goals of setting challenges for the students in group and individual activities so that the students could develop self-confidence. For most students, this was their first experience with a ropes course, river hike, rock climbing, mountain biking, etc. We could see the experienced staff of NORTHSTAR taking care so that every student could experience success in each activity. I think that our students learned how achieving goals together as a team can also fulfill personal goals. Charles Barton
I would like again to say a big thank you for your hospitality, expertise and flexibility. I have been on school camps for 16 years and this is one of the best, which I was not expecting given that we were bringing up 26 mostly city born and breed 7th graders to the mountain. I have expressed this sentiment to the parents in an email this morning. NORTHSTAR is an exceptional venue for school camps and your team of professionals made supervising the camp an enjoyable experience. You are dedicated to safety, however, also allow the students time and opportunities to be challenged and to have fun. As a teacher, I understand this level of collaboration requires a great deal of planning. I am looking forward to working with the team again next year. Caroline Rennie