Located in the northwest of Nagano prefecture, between the Matsumoto plain and Hakuba lies the city of Omachi. 3000m high mountains of the Northern Alps lining the west of Omachi give rise to its reputation as “The Number One Town of the Northern Alps”.
The city’s elevation is about 700m above sea level. With 3 natural “Nishina Lakes” reflecting the mountains, an artificial lake created by Kurobe Dam, and blessed with an abundance of hot springs, Omachi is endowed with a geography suited to mountain tourism throughout the 4 seasons. Omachi is also known as the entrance to the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route.