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Shimoguri-no-sato (Shimoguri Village)
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The village is surrounded by the beautiful mountains of the Minami Alps, and the area is covered by Nature's brilliant shades of green. It is sometimes called Japan's Tyrol, because it is located on the middle of a hill, which is similar to villages in Austria's Tyrol region. The colorful autumn leaves are also beautiful.
Shimoguri, Kamimura, Iida, Nagano
The Toyama Shimotuki Matsuri (Frosty Month Festival) is held in December. The style of the festival has been passed down from generation to generation since the Heian period (794 to 1185), and the festival is listed as a National Important Intangible Cultural Property.
A 15-minute ride from Kami-machi bus stop.
A 75-minute drive from Chuo Expressway Iida Interchange via the Yahazu tunnel.
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