#TRAVELTOMORROW: Relax & Renew in the Hot Springs of Central Japan
  • #TRAVELTOMORROW: Relax & Renew in the Hot Springs of Central Japan


    When planning your travel in Central Japan, we recommend staying in the region’s many outstanding hot spring towns. Known as ‘onsen’ in Japan, natural hot springs are found throughout the prefectures making-up Central Japan – a region that is home of some of the most famous onsen towns.


    Our ‘Onsen In & Around Nagano’ page introduces the tradition, benefits and rules of using onsen while in Japan. For first-time visitors, the idea of using an onsen – a routine that requires everyone to enter the water without any clothing – can be a little daunting, while the rules and etiquette of doing so can also seem confusing.


    Our ‘How to Use an Onsen: Do’s & Dont’s’ page outlines the rules and tips for enjoying your experience in comfort, while our ‘Visit the Best Onsen Towns in Central Japan’ page introduces just some of the many outstanding and often historic hot spring towns in the region.


    Whether you are residing in Japan and planning an upcoming getaway, or dreaming of your next visit from overseas, we recommend enjoying the relaxation and renewal offered by Central Japan’s many fantastic hot springs.


    This information is provided as part of our ‘Clean Green & Healthy’ campaign, allowing you to plan and book your future travel to Japan with peace of mind. We hope this information inspires you to plan ahead and start thinking about your next visit to Japan.

    Snow Monkey Resorts: Nagano’s No.1 tour and charter operator


    When planning and booking your trip to Central Japan, it’s important that you can do so with confidence that your intended destinations will be both enjoyable and safe.


    As Nagano’s No.1-rated tour and charter operator, we offer a range of services including group tours, private tours and private charters to help you get the most out of your time in the region.


    We can arrange transport to and from any destination in the region, with a customised itinerary to suit your travel needs. Our drivers and vehicles are fully certified, allowing us to transport you to and from any destination. Vehicles are fitted with a protective screen – separating the driver from passenger and luggage area – and our drivers wear protective masks, allowing you to move between your destinations in comfort and safety.


    We can arrange both private tours with an English-speaking guide or a private charter, including a private vehicle and driver but without a guide. We’d love to be part of that experience and help you discover even more!

    Why choose us?

    Awarded a 2019 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award for our 1-Day Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple & Sake Tour – recognised as one of the Top 10 Experiences in Japan – we have the local knowledge and experience to help you get the most out of your time in Nagano.

    Got a question about visiting Central Japan? Feel free to contact us at and let’s get planning together!