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Boat Cruise of Nojiri Lake
Nojiriko Line : 野尻湖定期船会社

Cruise on Northern Nagano’s Mountain Gem, Nojiri Lake.

Northern Nagano


Nojiri Lake is a picturesque lake surrounded by the Northern Nagano 5 Peaks. Taking a cruise around the lake in the cruise ship "Miyabi" is a quintessential Nagano experience. Enjoy the beautiful natural setting and learn about the lake's fascinating history, both prehistoric and more modern.


Known as one of Japan's Top 3 Places to Escape the Summer Heat, Nojiri Lake has been popular as resort destination of western missionaries living in Japan as evidenced by the Nojiri Lake Association international village and the YWCA camp. The lake's story is even older -- fossils of the mammoth-like Nauman Elephant were discovered in the lake bed (find out more at the Lake Nojiri Naumann Elephant Museum). These are among the stories to be learned on a tour of Nojiri Lake on the cruise ship "Miyabi". The cruise also includes a stop at the mystical Benten Island. All with the stunning visual beauty of the pristine lake surrounded by a deep green forested, with the majestic Northern Nagano 5 Peaks towering in the distance.


  • 500 people
8:30-17:00, departing at regular intervals
Operates daily from Apr. to Nov. except during bad weather.
Cost / Price of Admission
950 for adults, 480 yen for children for regular class. 1st Class is extra. Discount for groups of 20+.
Credit Cards
VISA, MasterCard
Not required(not necessary)
# of Participants
Foreign Languages
(Limited English signage.)
Luggage Storage


Voice guidance during the tour is all in Japanese, but the natural splendor speaks for itself. For those who wish to further explore the lake, there are lots of options: kayak, canoe, paddle boat, swimming, camping, etc. In the winter, ice fishing for 'wakasagi' is popular.


tel : +81(0)26-258-2505fax : +81(0)26-258-2405Official site

Access / Location

By Train
From Kurohime Station(Kita-Shinano Line), 10 min. by taxi.
By Car
From Shinanomachi IC, turn left (north) on to Route 18, right on Route 360. "Line Plaza" will be to the right when you come to the lake.
254 Nojiri, Shinano 389-1303

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