Get active: Play in the refreshing green outdoors of the summer highlands

You can enjoy all sorts of water activities on Lake Nojiri including canoeing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding (SUP), waterskiing, and wakeboarding. Instructors are available to provide both guidance and life preservers, so even beginners can enjoy the water safely. Explore scenic spots only reachable from the water or visit Benten Island by pleasure cruiser to pray at the mysterious Uga Shrine, which was founded in 730. Enjoy the refreshing experience of cutting through the wind while moving across the surface of the lake.

Shinanomachi has a number of campsites, both along the shores of the lake and in places offering panoramic views of Mt. Kurohime and Mt. Myoko. Prices vary, but you can choose from tent sites, auto sites, and bungalows depending on the style you prefer. There’s nothing better than enjoying the cool breezes of Shinanomachi with a barbecue during the day and then going to sleep under a star-filled sky at night—something you can’t experience in Tokyo or Kyoto!