• September 9, 2019

    Snow Monkey Resorts Tour Desk

    Our Snow Monkey Resorts Tour Desk is located outside of the East Exit of Nagano Station. Accessible on foot in under 2 minutes, tours – including group tours, private tours and charters – can be booke...
  • August 15, 2019

    Zenko-ji Temple

    Less than 20 minutes walk from Nagano Station, Zenko-ji is one of Japan’s oldest and most important Buddhist temples. Built in dedication to the first known Buddhist statue to be brought to Japan, the...
  • August 10, 2019

    Discover Matsushiro – Nagano City’s Samurai Town

    Around 12km to the south of central Nagano City, Matsushiro is a small town known firstly for its samurai heritage while also home to an open-secret beneath its feet. Once the stronghold of the ruling...
  • August 5, 2019

    Nagano Cultural Experiences

    The Japanese dedication to refined beauty and detail can be seen in many aspects of life but none more so than through its many traditional crafts and pastimes. ...
  • July 31, 2019

    Matsumoto Castle

    As a registered National Treasure, Matsumoto Castle is one of the region’s most important cultural assets. Set against the impressive backdrop of the Northern Alps, the castle dates back to the end of...
  • July 31, 2019

  • May 1, 2019

    Matsumoto City Museum of Art inc. the Kusama Yayoi Collection

    The Matsumoto City Museum of Art exhibits artworks by artists with an association to the city, across both permanent and temporary exhibitions. Most notably, Kusama Yayoi – arguably Japan’s best-know...
  • July 25, 2019

    Takayama Historic Old Town

    Located deep within the mountains of Central Japan, Takayama is famous for the excellent preservation its Edo Period (1603-1868) historical center, known as the ‘Sannomachi’....
  • May 19, 2017


    ‘Ryoan-ji’ or the ‘Temple of the Dragon at Peace’ is one of the seventeen sites making-up the Word Heritage-listed ‘Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto’. Once an aristocrat’s residence, Ryoan-ji ...