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  • 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. With approximately 1...
  • 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 book...
  • August 15, 2019

    Zenko-ji Temple

    Less than 30 minutes walk from Nagano Station, Zenko-ji is one of Japan’s oldest and most important Buddhist temples. Built in dedication to the first known Buddhist statue to be brought to Japan, th...
  • 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...
  • 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 s...
  • August 13, 2019

    Togakushi

    Sitting quietly in the mountains bordering Nagano City and within the larger Myoko-Togakushi Renzan National Park, Togakushi is home to some of Japan’s most important Shinto shrines set among a...
  • 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

    Kamikochi

    Located approximately 50km to the west of Matsumoto City, the stunning alpine valley of Kamikochi is one of Nagano’s most iconic destinations. Once considered the home of a sea god known as Hotakami-n...
  • July 31, 2019

    Matsumoto Castle

    As a registered National Treasure, Matsumoto Castle is one of the region’s most important cultural assets. Set against the impressive backdrop of the Northern Alps, the castle dates back to the end of...