About Northstar

Real Adventure, Real Life

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

「ノーススター」は北アルプスの麓、長野県乗鞍高原に位置するインターナショナルなロッジ&アウトドアスクールです。
大自然の中、さまざまなアウトドアアクティビティを通して、国際色豊かでプロフェッショナルなスタッフとともにエキサイティングな経験ができるスペースです。
はじめてでも安心、ノーススターで新たな冒険にチャレンジしよう!

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.”

Access

By Car

From Tokyo area (Google Maps Driving Directions Here)
From Chuo-do highway Okaya JKT to Nagano-do highway, Matsumoto IC. Take R158 toward to Kamikochi. Pass Nagawado-dam and turn left at Maekawado intersection. In about 10 minutes, turn left at the intersection of the sign of #20 lodge, Yukemuri-kan and Kanko-center(visitor center). About 100m on the left side.
From Tokyo, Kansai and Hokuriku area (Google Maps Driving Directions Here)
From Tokai-Hokuriku-do highway, Hida-Kiyomi IC, Take R158 toward to Kamikochi/Matsumoto through Takayama city. After Abo-tunnel, pass Kamikochi, turn left at Maekawado intersection (you cannot turn right at Maekawado from Takayama but you need to pass the intersection once and go through the tunnel them make u-turn. Come back through the tunnel and them make a left at the intersection). After about 10 minutes, turn left at the intersection where you see a sign with #20, Yukemuri-kan and Kanko-center(visitor centre). About 100m ahead on the left side.
Train & Bus
If you use Matsumoto Dentetsu’s trains and buses, take the train or bus from Matsumoto Station to Shin-shimashima station. Then transfer to the bus at Shin-Shimashima station towards Norikura Kogen. Get off at “Kanko-center-mae”.
It will take about 80 minutes from Matsumoto station.
Highway Bus
We have highway bus access from Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka/Kyoto to Matsumoto Station. From Matsumoto, take the train or bus from to Shin-shimashima station. Then transfer to the bus at Shin-Shimashima station towards Norikura Kogen. Get off at “Kanko-center-mae”.
It will take about 80 minutes from Matsumoto station.
Public Transportation Links
Alpico Bus
Nohi Bus

Contact Us

☎︎ 0263-93-1688
We are waiting for you call during the following times:
Tuesdays ~ Sundays – 10:00 ~ 18:00
Mondays – Closed *If there is a holiday on Monday we will be closed the following day.
Fax: 0263-93-1699
Address: 4306 Azumi, Matsumoto-Shi Nagano-Ken 〒390-1513
e-mail: info@ridenorthstar.com