• 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 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 ...
  • 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’....
  • May 19, 2017


    ‘Ryoan-ji’ or the ‘Temple of the Dragon at Peace’ is one of the seventeen sites making-up the Word Heritage-listed ‘Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto’. Once an aristocrat’s residence, Ryoan-ji ...
  • 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...
  • May 2, 2019

    Shiga Kogen: Central Area

    Comprising approximately 50 ski runs serviced by 30 chairlifts and 1 gondola, Shiga Kogen’s Central Area is by itself larger than most Japanese resorts and your gateway to the entire resort. With the...
  • March 11, 2017

    Shiga Kogen: Okushiga & Yakebitai Area

    This area when looking at the map is at the far left corner. The area consists out of two different ski resorts, the Okushiga Ski Area and the Yakebitaiyama - or just 'Yakebtitai' - Ski Area. Of ...
  • March 11, 2017

    Shiga Kogen: Yokoteyama & Kumanoyu Area

    Yokoteyama area is on the top right of the map and it exists out of the Yokoteyama Ski Area, Kumanoyu Ski Area and Kidoike Ski Area among a few others. This area has just like the other two main ...
  • April 30, 2019

    Explore Shibu Onsen

    Located between Yudanaka Station and the Jigokudani Monkey Park, Shibu Onsen is a historic hot spring town boasting a 1300-year history. Blessed with numerous thermal water sources, the town has long ...