Our family stayed at Northstar. We have 2 small children and they loved it! The Norikura village was a great place for our children to hike both with concrete and dirt trails through the woods. Onsens, restaurants, and other activities were within easy walking distance. The Northstar staff were terrific and the meals were great! The lodge has lots of activities to keep our family busy and happy also.
If you are not Japanese be aware that the showers are not private. They are open Japanese bath-style separated men and women, but open not unlike a high school gym (but MUCH nicer).
I can't say enough good things about this resort in the summer and would highly recommend it.
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- Our rustic lodge and family friendly environment provides a homey, international atmosphere that is enhanced by a climbing wall and game room. Everything is designed for your stay to be fun, to have rest, to meet new friends, and to experience NORTHSTAR's authentic hospitality in an awesome location called the Norikura Kogen, deep within the Northern Alps National Park. Come enjoy our lodge and our local adventures! ... more less
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