• 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. ...
  • 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...
  • July 28, 2019


    Located approximately 50km to the west of Matsumoto City, the stunning alpine valley of Kamikochi is one of Nagano’s most iconic destinations. Stretching 18km in length from Mt Yari in the north, past...
  • 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...
  • July 27, 2019

    Ride the Kurobe Gorge Railway

    Running 20km from Unazuki Station to Keyakidaira Station, the Kurobe Gorge Railway is one of Japan’s most scenic train-rides. Taking approximately 80 minutes to complete the journey between Unazuki an...
  • May 20, 2019

    Enjoy the Fruit of Nagano

    The elevation of Nagano and resulting temperature difference between day and night, bless the region with an ideal climate for growing fruit. As such, Nagano produces some of Japan’s best fruit; most ...