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Alpine Museum

There is the Alpine Museum
that I'm going to introduce to you.
  • Omachi Alpine Museum
  • Lingering Snow on the Northern part
  • Lingering Snow on the Southern part
  • Yumata-Funtokyu


  • Omachi city, located almost in the center of the Mainland of Japan, is closely surrounded by mountains. Especially from the north to the west of the city, line up high mountains over 2500 meters above the sea which are called the Northern Japan Alps.

    Northern Alps

    View of the Northern Alps is the place where I can revive myself!


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    Omachi Alpine Museum

    Omachi Alpine Museum was established half way up an eastern mountain in the city in 1951 with the enthusiasm of the citizens. It exhibits the various outcome of investigation and study about animals, plants and mountaineering of the Northern Japan Alps.

    Omachi Alpine Museum

    The existing building was reconstructed in 1982.
    It now consists of exhibition halls, an observatory and small zoological garden.



    Map of Omachi Alpine Museum



    Information

    Open : 9:00 - 16:30 ( Every day Apr.1 - Oct.31 )
    Closed : Every Monday and Dec.29 - Jan.3

    Admission Fees
    Adult : 400 Yen
    High school student : 300 Yen
    Elementary and Junior high school pupil : 200 Yen



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    Lingering Snow on the Northern part

    In the old times these high mountains were an object of people's religious faith.


    Shirouma ( Hakuba ) - 2932m

    Lingering snow on Mt. Shirouma featuring a Horse for farming

    Mt.Shirouma
    a Horse


    Horse for farming


    Mt. Korenge - 2769m

    Lingering snow on Mt, Korenge featuring a Colt

    Mt. Korenge
    a Colt


    Colt


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    Mt. Hakuba Norikura - 2436m

    Lingering snow on Mt, Hakuba Norikura featuring an Onagadori (a long tail Fowl)

    Mt. Hakuba Norikura
    a Long-tail Fowl


    Onagadori (a Long-tail Fowl)


    Mt. Korenge and Mt. Hakuba Norikura

    This picture has 4 lingering snows. Can you find them out?

    Mt. Korebge and Mt. Hakuba Norikura

    Two of them are "Colt" and "Onagadori (a Long-tail Fowl)",

    another two are "Old Sowers (A)" , "Old Sowers (B)".

    Do you understand ?



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    Lingering Snow on the Southern part

    illust map

    Mt. Jii - Mt. Kashimayari - Mt. Goryu - Mt. Shirouma ( Mt. Hakuba )



    Mt. Goryu - 2814m

    Lingering snow on Mt, Goryu featuring a Takedabishi

    Mt, Goryu
    a Takedabishi


    Takedabishi


    Mt. Kashimayari - 2889m

    Lingering snow on Mt, Kashimayari featuring a Crane and Leo

    Mt, Kashimayari
    Leo a Crane


    Crane and Leo


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    Mt. Jii - 2670m

    Lingering snow on Mt, Jii featuring an old sowing man

    Mt, Jii
    Two Old Sowers


    Two Old Sowers


    Mt.Chou

    Lingering snow on Mt, Chou featuring a Butterfly

    Mt, Chou
    a Butterfly


    a Butterfly


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    Yumata-Funtokyu


    Funtokyu






    Funtokyu


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