• August 16, 2019

    Explore Yamanouchi – Home of the Snow Monkeys

    Within easy reach of Nagano City, Yamanouchi is a small enclave known for its abundant nature, numerous hot springs and most famously, as home to the Snow Monkeys of Jigokudani....
  • May 11, 2017

    The 9 Healing Hot Springs of Shibu Onsen

    Boasting a 1300-year history and numerous sources of thermal water, Shibu Onsen has long been regarded as a place of healing and refuge. Home to many traditional guesthouses, most of which have t...
  • January 26, 2023

    Stay at a Traditional ‘Shukubo’ in Zenko-ji Temple

    Located only 20 minutes walk from Nagano Station, Zenko-ji is one of Japan’s oldest and most important Buddhist temples. The importance of Zenko-ji is reflected by the large number of ‘shukubo’ (temp...
  • May 2, 2019

    Hakuba Goryu Alpine Botanical Garden

    Accessible using the main gondola of Hakuba Goryu Snow Resort, the Hakuba Goryu Alpine Botanical Garden is located at an altitude of 1500 metres and boasts more than 300 varieties of alpine plants. T...
  • May 2, 2019

    Tsugaike Nature Park inc. Gondola & Ropeway

    Accessible using the Tsugaike gondola, the Tsugaike Nature Park sits at an average elevation of 1900 metres and covers over 100 hectares. Located within the Chubu Sangaku National Park, the beautiful...
  • May 2, 2019

    Mount Shirouma

    Mount Shirouma is one of the major peaks of the Hida Mountain Ranges – often referred to as the ‘North Alps’ – and known for its excellent hiking and mountaineering from late-spring through to autumn...
  • May 2, 2019

    Hakuba Happo Pond

    Accessible using the Hakuba Happo-eki Gondola ‘Adam’ followed by a 90-minute walk, Happo Pond is one of Hakuba’s most recognisable and beautiful destinations. Located at just over 2000 metres above s...
  • May 1, 2019

    Hotaka Onsen-kyo

    Hotaka Onsen-kyo is a small ‘onsen’ (hot spring) town located in the beautiful rural enclave of Azumino. Sitting in the wooded foothills of the North Japan Alps, Hotaka Onsen-kyo offers visited a rel...
  • May 1, 2019

    TENAR Outdoor Hotel & Holistic Activities

    TENAR is a holistic accommodation experience that promotes escape, relaxation and a return to balance. Located in the grounds of Azumino Hotaka View Hotel, the ‘TENAR’ unit is a small, contemporary a...