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Written by: William Habington

March 7th, 2016


We are honored and delighted to announce that Kamikochi and downtown Matsumoto have been chosen to host a special inaugural ceremony for a new national holiday named "Yama no Hi" (山の日 or "Mountain Day").  The event will take place on Thursday, August 11th this year and is being touted as an opportunity for people to experience the mountains firsthand and enrich their knowledge of the history surrounding Japan's alpine culture.

 

Photo by Joseph Mecha

 

For more information on Mountain Day, you may consult the following link: http://811yamanohi.org/en/  More details are sure to emerge as the event draws closer.