• September 9, 2019

    Jigokudani Monkey Park

    Established in 1964, the Jigokudani Monkey Park  (Jigokudani Yaen Koen, 地獄谷野猿公苑) was created as a refuge for a local troop of monkeys who now frequent the park on a daily basis. ...
  • 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 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....
  • August 13, 2019


    Sitting quietly in the mountains bordering Nagano City, Togakushi is home to some of Japan’s most important Shinto shrines set among a beautiful forested landscape. ...
  • July 29, 2019

    Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route

    The Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route can rightly lay claim to being one of Japan’s most iconic and spectacular landscapes. Inaccessible during winter, the Alpine Route emerges (and is carved) from the sno...
  • May 8, 2019

    Discover the Spirit of the 1998 Olympics

    Long known for its huge snowfall and world-class skiing, Nagano was the proud host of the 1988 Winter Olympics – a legacy which lives on today! As the first Games to include snowboarding as a medaled...
  • May 5, 2019

    Winter in Shiga Kogen

    Located a short distance from the Jigokdani Monkey Park, Shiga Kogen can lay claim to being Japan’s largest and highest ski resort. Spread between five mountain peaks, Shiga offers visitors an unparal...
  • May 2, 2019

    Shiga Kogen: Central Area

    Comprising approximately 50 ski runs serviced by 30 chairlifts and 1 gondola, Shiga Kogen’s Central Area is by itself larger than most Japanese resorts and your gateway to the entire resort. With the...
  • March 11, 2017

    Shiga Kogen: Okushiga & Yakebitai Area

    This area when looking at the map is at the far left corner. The area consists out of two different ski resorts, the Okushiga Ski Area and the Yakebitaiyama - or just 'Yakebtitai' - Ski Area. Of ...