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Shibu Pass (渋峠(日本国道最高地点))


The Shibu Pass, spanning between Nagano and Gunma Prefectures boasts a stone marker indicating the highest peak over which a national highway travels; National Route 292 running between Mt. Yokote and Mt. Shirane. The view from the peak can take your breath away. It overlooks the extensive Yoshigadaira Marshlands in which the luscious green of the trees and the wetlands intermingle. At dawn, the sea of clouds, softly glowing from the rays of the sun is a glorious sight to see.


Yamanouchi cho, Shimokitai-gun, Nagano Prefecture (Obuse / Nozawa / Shiga HighlandsArea)

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Yamanouchi cho, Shimokitai-gun, Nagano Prefecture [map]
Obuse / Nozawa / Shiga HighlandsArea
[Shiga Kusatsu Road] Mid-Nov.-Late Apr. Closed in the winter season
* Shibutoge Hotel guests and ski resort users can walk even in The winter season.
Parking Lot
Available (200spaces)
* Closed in winter

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Nagano Areas


          Nagano prefecture is an exciting mix of mountains, hot spring monkeys, and preserved Edo history. At the heart of the Japanese Alps, Nagano is one of the country’s most popular destinations, whether in winter for its snow sports and the much-loved Jigokudani Monkey Park or in the warmer months for discovering the undulating hills on foot. For fantastic Edo architecture, head to the Kiso Valley for a 60-kilometer stretch of quaint wooden buildings that marked the Nakasendo route 200 years ago.