• July 30, 2019

    Walk the Nakasendo Trail

    During Japan's Edo Period (1603 to 1868) the Nakasendo was one of five major routes linking Kyoto to the new capital of Tokyo, then called ‘Edo’. Stretching over 500 kilometres between the two cities,...
  • July 24, 2019

    Shirakawa-go & Gokayama

    Shirakawa-go, the largest of the three famed gassho-zukuri farmhouse villages and designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1995, is nestled in the high mountains of Toyama and Gifu Prefectures. ...
  • March 5, 2018

    Shinhotaka Ropeway – A Journey Beyond the Clouds

    The Shinhotaka Ropeway (新穂高ロープウェイ) is an engineering marvel and a beacon of adventure in Japan, offering one of the highest elevation gains in the nation. Ascending over 1000 meters alongside the maj...
  • July 31, 2019

  • June 1, 2019

    The Famous Food of Nagano

    Nagano is one of Japan’s true food bowls. Situated at the heart of the main island of Honshu, Nagano is a region of dramatic mountains and bountiful farmlands. ...
  • May 15, 2019

    Enjoy Sake in Nagano

    As home to the second largest number of breweries in Japan, Nagano is an ideal place into dive the rich history and warming world of ‘sake’....
  • 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. ...
  • 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 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...