Welcome to
NORTHSTAR is an international lodge & outdoor school located
at the foot of the Northern Alps in Norikura Kogen, Nagano Prefecture.
Let us help make your holiday great!


Located in the heart of Norikura Highlands, our lodge is minutes away from the Norikura Visitor Center, Yukimurikan Onsen (an indoor/outdoor sulphur hot spring facility), Echo Souvenir Shop, two small restaurants*, and trailheads to numerous natural landmarks.
Our spacious traditional Japanese-style rooms offer seasonal views of the Chusangaku National Park.
Enjoy our special BBQ menu in summer. In winter, relax by the fireplace in our cozy lounge.
*advanced reservation recommended


Click here for recommended activities! We offer a variety of activities that can be enjoyed by beginners and experts alike.