Nestled at the base of the Northern Alps and built at an altitude of 1,000 meters is the picturesque village of Yamanomura. This rolling expanse of nature was selected as one of the 100 Best Villages in Japan. The idyllic scenery of greenery, rocks, streams, and ranch buildings, coupled with the surrounding mountains make Yamanomura a wonderful nature-centric retreat.
Yamanomura is filled with a host of hands-on activities, including cow milking, bread-, butter-, sausage-, and ice cream-making, to name a few! The cow milking experience—available on weekends/public holidays only—is especially recommended as the rich Jersey cow milk is used for making butter and ice cream, and overall is simply delicious to drink.
The village is also home to an abundance of fantastic food thanks to its locally grown ingredients. Most popular is its all-you-can-eat sausage buffet featuring sausages made on site, which are accompanied by rice and vegetables.
Yamanomura’s stunning scenery, range of engaging activities, and mouthwatering eats makes it both a peaceful and exciting destination for all ages.
Free admission. Though please note that the food making and milking experiences have admission fees.
Closed on Wednesdays (though open during Golden Week and Obon)
The village is closed from the beginning of November to the end of April.
1 hr 5 min drive (via routes 75 nd 4710) from Hida-Furukawa Station.
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