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Venus Line

Nikko Kisuge (Nikko day lily) is in full bloom from early July to early August on The panoramic road on the plateau.

Driving Course

"Venus Line" is a plateau driving course in Nagano Prefecture with a total length of about 76km and an average altitude of 1400m. It is a mountain road that runs through the plateau of Yatsugatake-Chūshin Kōgen Quasi-National Park. It starts from the Akebono Tunnel in Chino city, goes through Tateshina Plateau and Lake Shirakaba, and connects to Utsukushi-ga-hara Plateau via Kirigamine. In 2002, all lines were opened for free, making it easier to enjoy a drive.

Scenic spots such as Lake Shirakaba and Kurumayama Plateau are scattered along the line. Amusement parks, hot springs, leisure facilities are lined up on the shores of Lake Shirakaba, as well as a lot of lodging facilities. The Kurumayama Plateau can be reached by the lift to the main peak. Go out to look at the spectacular view. Also, the view from Fujimidai, located between Kurumayama and Kirigamine, is the best part. On a clear day, you can see the Yatsugatake Mountains, Mt. Ontake in the Southern and Central Alps, and Mt. Fuji in the distance.

The high season comes from early July to early August, and alpine plants such as Nikko daylilies decorate the Kurumayama Plateau and Kirigamine Plateau. Let's imprint in one's memory the magnificent panorama while admiring the magnificent mountains and beautiful flowers of the Alps. There are plenty of hot spring facilities, local gourmet food and activities along the line. Check these out and enjoy the drive.

Highlights

  • The Plateau driving course with a total length of about 76km and an average altitude of 1400m.
  • Scenic spots such as Lake Shirakaba and Kurumayama Plateau are scattered along the line.
  • From early July to early August, the Nikko daylilies are in full bloom along the line.

Photos

  • Alpine plants such as Nikko daylilies inhabit along the way.

    Alpine plants such as Nikko daylilies inhabit along the way.

  • One of the highlights along the road, "Lake Shirakaba"

    One of the highlights along the road, "Lake Shirakaba"

  • The view from Fujimidai is also beautiful

    The view from Fujimidai is also beautiful

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Details

Name in Japanese
ビーナスライン
Postal Code
391-0321
Address
From Chino City, Nagano Prefecture to Utsukushi-ga-hara
Tel
0266-72-2101 (Chino City Hall Tourism Division)
Holidays
Open throughout the year (Except in winter, some parts may have road closure)
Hours
Free passage
Admission
Free
Directions
About 30 minutes by car from Chuo Expressway, Suwa interchange to the roadside station (Venus Line Tateshina Lake), 1 hour 30 minutes by car to Utsukushi-ga-hara Open-air Museum.
Official Website
Official Website (English)