Yatsugatake is located across Nagano and Yamanashi prefectures in Japan. Yatsugatake, which means “eight peaks” in Japanese, is a volcanic chain which stretches across 25 km from north to south with the peaks of 2,500m or higher above sea level. The expansive area has long fascinated Japanese tourists and alpinists as both an incredible highland hot spring resort, as well as a mountaineering and rock climbing mecca.

Still a hidden gem in the international market, Yatsugatake is close to Nozawa Onsen which is popular among the international travelers, with its cold but sunny winter weather allowing the resorts to create perfectly groomed ski slopes ideal for ski lessons, and offering many attractive nearby destinations where you can delve into the history of Japan, such as Suwa Taisha Shrine.