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  • 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. ...
  • 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

    The central area of Shiga Kogen is by itself bigger than most Japanese resorts and your gateway to the entire resort. With the greatest concentration of accommodation, restaurants and bars, and servi...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • December 6, 2015

    Shop at Nakamise Street

    The name of this street in Nagano City literally translates to "shops on the inside", alluding to their location on the Zenko-ji Temple complex. This dynamic souvenir street leads the way to Zenkoji's...
  • November 25, 2015

    Yoshinoya Sake Brewery

    Dating back over 300 years, the Yoshinoya Sake Brewery offers a wide selection of Japanese sake and Zenko-ji miso. The flavours are rich and varied, and sake tastings are offered so you can try the di...
  • June 30, 2017

    Uruoikan

    Susobanakyo Hot Spring Uruoikan or simply 'Uruoikan' (うるおい館) is an onsen facility - including hotel and restaurant - within walking distance of Nagano Station. Offering both indoor and outdoor ba...