• 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 10, 2019

    Autumn Leaves In Nagano

    As a place of mountains and abundant forests, Nagano is one of the best places to enjoy the beautiful autumn leaves of Japan. Known as ‘koyo’ in Japanese, the stunning colours of the autumn leaves are...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • May 11, 2017

    The 9 Healing Hot Springs of Shibu Onsen

    Boasting a 1300-year history and numerous sources of thermal water, Shibu Onsen has long been regarded as a place of healing and refuge. Home to many traditional guesthouses, most of which have t...
  • 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 25, 2015

    Nagano Prefectural Art Museum

    A short walk from Nagano’s famous Zenko-ji Temple, the Nagano Prefectural Shinano Art Museum has been the city’s preeminent museum since it opened in 1996. Renovated through 2020, the museum was form...