The temperature continues to drop here in Nagano, and with that, the beautiful autumn leaves are quickly transforming the landscape – perhaps the most beautiful time of year in Central Japan.
Our recent blog – #SNOWMONKEYRESORTLOCAL: Nagano in Autumn – Enjoy the Autumn Leaves of Shiga Kogen & Kita-Shiga Kogen, Yamanouchi – profiled a couple of the best spots in Nagano to see the leaves each autumn.
As the landscape continues to shift in colour and form, we’d like to highlight another great ‘koyo’ spot – Tsugaike Nature Park in Hakuba. Best known as one of Hakuba Valley’s largest ski resorts, Tsugaike is also one of the best spots in Nagano to enjoy the autumn leaves.
Located at 1900 metres above sea level, Tsugaike Nature Park has multiple waking courses – of 1km, 2km, 3km and 5.5km – and is blessed with stunning autumn colours set against the backdrop of the North Alps.
Accessible using the ‘Eve’ Gondola followed by the Tsugaike Ropeway, walks at Tsugaike Nature Park are suitable for anyone of reasonable fitness and just one of the many activities on offer at Hakuba.
Our ’25 Things To Do In & Around Hakuba’ page offers tips and suggestions as to the best things on offer in Hakuba throughout the year.
‘Go To Travel’ Campaign
As our recent blog outlined, foreign residents and Japanese citizens are currently eligible for big savings under the national ‘Go To Travel’ campaign – discounts of 35% 50% off you travel costs!
For full details regarding what’s involved and what’s on offer, see our ‘#SNOWMONKEYRESORTSLOCAL: What is Japan’s ‘Go To Travel’ Campaign?’ blog article or head straight to our ‘What is Japan’s ‘Go To Travel’ Campaign’ page.
For complete overview of current deals available to foreign residents, please refer to our ‘Travel Japan: Offers & Deals’ page.
We hope this page is helpful in understanding what you’re entitled to and helping your explore and discover more in Nagano and Central Japan.
Many shinkansen fares including the Hokuriku Shinkansen running from Tokyo to Nagano (and onto Kanazawa) are also heavily discounted – up to 50% of the regular price! Another reason to get planning and book your trip to Nagano.
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.
Blessed with some of Japan’s most pristine and beautiful natural landscapes, Central Japan is the perfect place to escape the congestion of the city and the worries of daily life, and get back to your true nature.
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 including to the best spots to see the stunning autumn leaves.
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 Hakuba this autumn? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s get planning together!