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YUDANAKA SUMMER FESTIVAL: PARTY LIKE A LOCAL!You may not know the name but you know the place! Yudanaka Onsen (and the unsurprisingly named Yudanaka Station) is the final stop on the Nagano Dentetsu train and the nearest station to the Snow Monk...
SHIGA KOGEN POWDER REPORT: ICHINOSE FAMILY TREE RUNAnother favorite area in Shiga Kogen for lovers of tree runs is a course which runs from the top of Ichinose Family Area down to bottom. It's a little hard to find the course on the map so here is how...
1998 NAGANO OLYMPICS: SKI RESORTSWith the recent completion of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games and upcoming XII Paralympic Winter Games in Pyongyang, South Korea, there is understandable interest in celebrating the 20 the anniversary ...
NAGANO FAVORITES: HOTEL KOKUSAI 21Nagano City has a great many hotels, being the capital of Nagano Prefecture and the capital of the 1998 Olympics. One favourite hotel we'd like to introduce is Hotel Kokusai 21, one of the most high-c...
NAGANO CITY: INTRODUCING GONDO DISTRICTMost people stay close the Nagano Station when visiting Nagano City. We'd like to propose an alternative course. When staying overnight, stay closer to Zenko-ji Temple, Nagano's main attraction, and c...
NAGANO CITY: FINDING THE KEY TO PARADISE AT ZENKO-JI TEMPLEOne of the main things to do when visiting the temple complex of Zenko-ji, is to find the Key to Paradise. In the main hall of Zenko-ji, under the inner sanctuary and the main altar which holds Japan'...
SHIGA KOGEN: WHAT TO DO IN SUMMERThe Shiga Kogen Highlands are most know know as the region that holds the largest ski resorts of all of Japan. Loads of people come to enjoy skiing and snowboarding down the mountains. In summer howev...
SUMMER ACTIVITIES IN THE SNOW MONKEY AREAEven though this region is called the Snow Monkey area, we have more than six months without snow. Our Spring, Summer, and Autumn all have their own attractions. In this article we will expand on the ...
WHAT TO DO WHEN TAKING A BREAK FROM SKIING/SNOW BOARDINGWhen coming to the Shiga Kogen, participating in snow activities is a definite must! But if you've had your fill of playing around in the snow, then a more cultural or entertaining endeavor might be r...
ENTERTAINMENT IN NAGANO CITYTired of walking and sightseeing? Want to blow off some steam? Here are some spots within Nagano city where you can have fun! Seeing as this topic is quite different from the usual touristic sightseei...