Gives us joy and excitement.
It has beauty born of functionality.
It has the ever-evolving wisdom.
It has a mission to protect life and to keep us safe.
When we gather
The souls of the artisans
Behind each piece of gear,
The present and the future of the outdoors will be revealed.
Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture, is a world-class outdoor destination.
Held in this town of crafts, this event is a celebration of outdoor gear and culture filled with craftsmanship.
ALPS OUTDOOR SUMMIT
October 6, 7 and 8, 2023October 6 is the day for manufacturers/dealers/buyers/media
Yamabiko Dome9036-4, Airport East, Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture, 390-1131 Japan
ALPS OUTDOOR SUMMIT General Incorporated Association
Making Matsumoto the world's best outdoor site.
Matsumoto City in Nagano Prefecture is the gateway to the Northern Alps and has plentiful outdoor sites.
We want to take advantage of this location and make Matsumoto the world's best outdoor site.
The ALPS OUTDOOR SUMMIT will serve as a hub to make Matsumoto an international city
that outdoor manufacturers and outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world aspire to visit.
This may sound strange, but I am neither an outdoor enthusiast nor a Matsumoto local. So why am I here? I joined the project based on the belief that ""It is I, of all people, who am to make the place where I live more interesting."" The greatest strength of this event lies in the members of the executive committee, who have their own unique personalities; because ""we are all different and are all wonderful."" It would be great if you could bring awareness to the people behind the creation of the event.
I want to make Shinshu and Matsumoto more exciting! I want to tell everyone about this wonderful place! It was in the midst of this growing feeling that I met my AOS members. Every morning I wake up, the view of the Alps is overwhelming and heartwarming at the same time. The rich nature of Matsumoto and Shinshu, the expression of each of the four seasons, the local culture, food, and people. We invite you to experience and feel it for yourself.
I love camping, hiking, and tools/gear. And as someone who is fascinated by the spirit of craftsmanship, what could be better than an event like this? I have been visiting Matsumoto for the past few years, and both the nature and the city area are truly wonderful. I just want to have a great time. Let's have fun together!
In 2022, I visited Norikura, Shinshu for the first time with the invitation of Mr. Murata, the representative director of ALPS OUTDOOR SUMMIT, and couldn't help but be fascinated by the people, nature, food, and sake. I would like to use the experience of working abroad as an expat to build bridges between the world and local communities, and through the ALPS Outdoor Summit, I want to explore Shinshu even more!
Growing up at the foot of the Northern Alps, I have seen the continuous chain of mountains every day since I was a child. Mountains give us humans strength. I had always wanted to convey the charm of the mountains to the outside world and contribute to the local community. Through AOS and by focusing on outdoor activities, I hope to spread the appeal of Matsumoto, Shinshu, and create more fans of this wonderful place.
Yayoi Kusama, Seiji Ozawa, Matsumoto Castle and culinary delights. Matsumoto has a lot of world-class culture. The stars of this year's event are the Alpine mountains and the craftsmanship in making the tools to enjoy them. For local people, the existence of mountains is taken for granted. Nevertheless, it is a ""mountain"" that was slowly formed over thousands of years and deserves recognition as a world-class mountain. We hope you will enjoy it!
When you find the right outdoor gear for the field you are aiming for and the way you want to enjoy it, the time you spend in nature will become much freer and more comfortable. I wish you many encounters that lead to happy mountain climbing and camping in Matsumoto, at the foot of the Northern Alps.
When I was in Tokyo, I had no background in or interest in the outdoors. But here I am, living in Matsumoto, owning a mountain lodge on Mt. Norikura, and even organizing outdoor events. I used to work in advertising and communications, so I believe conveying the concept of Matsumoto=Outdoor is something that I can help with. While focusing on the craftsmanship of the manufacturers, we will create, nurture, and grow an event with rich content that will connect manufacturers and delight outdoor enthusiasts.
Let's make Chubusangaku National Park and the surrounding areas of Matsumoto and Takayama into world-class tourist destinations! Through the ALPS OUTDOOR SUMMIT, we would like to connect the Northern Alps with the world!
With its many water springs, Matsumoto is blessed with an abundance of water throughout the year. The crystal clear, pure water is indispensable for delicious beer. Selecting malt and distinguishing hops... Sparing time and effort in carefully selecting ingredients is an important task for craft beer brewers. This ""passion"" for craftsmanship is shared by the ALPS OUTDOOR SUMMIT concept of ""LOVE CRAFTMANSHIP."" We would like to make this event more exciting by extending hospitality to all outdoor fans through food and beverages!
The event will bring together domestic and international camping and mountaineering manufacturers who have mastered craftsmanship. There will also be overseas manufacturers exhibiting for the first time in Japan. They will share their philosophies, and exhibit and sell their products. Please come and feel their "passion for craftsmanship".
Keynote speeches by top designers who are visiting Japan for the first time and talk shows by celebrities who are well-versed in the outdoor industry. The show will cover unique themes such as the current state of the outdoor industry and Japanese gear from overseas perspectives.
Manufacturers and companies that convey outdoor culture will gather in the perimeter area inside the dome. They will bring a perspective to the event that is not about the gear. Books, films, websites, and other products to enjoy outdoor will be on display and for sale.
We will be holding workshops for children and adults including fallen leaf art, tent art, outdoor tea ceremony (Nodate), bonfire and more! Visitors will learn about craftsmanship while having fun. Experience the joy of creating something while feeling the ""craftsmanship"" inside of you.
Food and drinks filled with craftsmanship such as smoked products and brick oven pizzas, sweets, craft beer, etc. will be served at the food trucks. Please enjoy the richness of food nurtured by the nature of Nagano Prefecture and products packed with the owner's passion.
From 4:00 p.m. every day during the event, it's kanpai time for everyone! Let's make a toast to the manufacturers, buyers, and general customers, regardless of boundaries! Communication between people who do not usually interact may create something new.
ALPS OUTDOOR SUMMITでは、アウトドアに関わる企業・団体さまからの出展を募集致します。ご応募いただいた後、運営チームでの審査を経て出展の可否を決定させていただきます。皆さまからのたくさんのご応募、お待ちしております！
General Ticket:1,500 yen (tax included)※Elementary school 6th grade and under: Free of charge
Ticket price at the door: ¥1800 (tax included)※Elementary school 6th grade and under: Free of charge
Pre-sales are scheduled to begin in mid-June.
Information will be updated as soon as it is determined.
9036-4, Airport East, Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture, 390-1131 Japan
《Route Bus》From Matsumoto Bus Terminal, take the "Airport/Asahi Line" of Alpico Kotsu to "Yamabiko Dome-mae" (about 30 min.).
《Taxi》About 25 minutes from Shiojiri Station