• June 29, 2015

    Play With Cats At Cat Cafe NARU

    If you visit Japan and are a cat lover, then going to a cat cafe will no doubt delight you. A cat cafe is a shop where people have a drink will playing and cuddling with the cats. Most tourists have h...
  • November 24, 2015

    Visit Onsen Ponpoko-No Yu

    Ponpoko onsen is located in Shinshu Nakano City, the neighbouring city to Yudanaka, home of the Snow Monkeys. It has separate indoor and outdoor baths for men and women. The outdoor bath overlooks Nak...
  • January 10, 2018

    Zuiryuji Temple

    Located in the small town of Takaoka, Zuiryuji Temple is a registered National Treasure. Completed in 1659 in dedication to Maeda Toshinaga, the temple belongs to the Soto Zen Buddhist tradition with...
  • February 15, 2018

    Gujo Hachiman

    Gujo Hachiman is a historic castle town set in a beautiful area of Gifu Prefecture. The main attraction of the town is its small but beautiful castle. Around the castle, the streets and laneways of G...
  • May 18, 2014

    Jigokudani Monkey Area: International ATM

    If you are at the Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, Kanbayashi area, or Shibu Onsen area, there is no ATM around that accepts international bank cards. You'll have to travel back to Yudanaka to get access ...
  • January 19, 2010

    Exchanging Foreign Currency at Shiga Kogen

    It has been made possible to exchange foreign currency at Snow Can, the rental shop for ski/snowboard wear and more in Shiga Kogen. They have several shops, but the only one providing exchange of curr...