June 18, 2018
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...
June 17, 2018
IT’S ALMOST SUMMER & TIME TO CELEBRATE: NAGANO CITY’S BINZURU DANCE FESTIVALAs we head toward summer in Japan, it means one thing – festivals, lots of them! Japanese love a matsuri (festival) and whether you are a visitor to Japan, or living here yourself, there’s no better t...
June 9, 2018
ACTIVATING A JR PASS & TRAVELING TO NAGANO FROM TOKYO STATIONNo visit to Japan would be complete without riding the famous 'shinkansen' (bullet train) network at least once, and for many visitors, it is their primary means of transport while here.As...