• 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 15, 2019

    Zenko-ji Temple

    Less than 20 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, the...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • July 31, 2019