Omachi is affectionately known by nicknames such as “The Number One Town of the Northern Japan Alps” and “Gaku-no-Machi”, referring to the City of Mountains. Should you visit this mountain town, we wholeheartedly invite you to enjoy hiking and trekking in the Northern Japan Alps. From single-day hikes where you can view the mountain ranges and alpine nature to authentic peak ascents traverse courses, there is something for everyone. Please enjoy walking in this town of mountain peaks. As snow generally lasts in the mountains until August, Omachi is home to one of Japan’s famous 3 snow gorges, “Harinoki Sekkei”.