Tateshina Plateau spreads along the western foot of the Yatsuga-take mountain range and has been known as a resort area with high-end villas. Beautiful Lake Tateshina, Lake Megami Lake Shirakaba, and other lakes and the surrounding mountains make picturesque landscapes. You can enjoy appreciating art and strolling in nature at Open-Air Museum & Artland and Musee Marie Laurencin, as well as at Barakura English Garden.
Pilatus Tateshina Rope Way will easily take you to the 2,237 meter top. You can see panoramic views of dynamic Northern Yatsuga-take from a trail which you can go around in about 30 minutes. Tateshina Onsen and Oku-Tateshina Onsen both enjoy reputation as excellent spas.
For touring the very extensive Tatesina Plateau, Tateshina Kogen Round Bus is convenient. It stops at major sightseeing places including Lake Tateshina, Pilatus Tateshina Rope Way, Lake Shirakaba and Kuruyama Kogen Plateau. (Suwa Bus, 0266-72-7141)
In early November, a film festival commemorating director Ozu Yasuhiro is annually held at venues around Tateshina Plateau, a place he loved.