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#TRAVELTOMORROW: Japan Set to Lower Travel Advisories for Certain CountriesIt’s important to start this blog by saying that at this time, travel to Japan for tourism purposes remains extremely difficult and for nationals of many countries, impossible. In total, as of Se...
#SNOWMONKEYRESORTSLOCAL: Nagano in Autumn – ‘Koyo’ Season Will Soon Be Here!Over the past week, the temperature has certainly begun to drop here in Nagano. The days remain pleasant and warm but the heat and humidity of summer have gone, and nights are starting to feel cr...
#SNOWMONKEYRESORTSLOCAL: ‘Go To Travel’ Extended to Tokyo as of October 1st 2020As highlighted in our recent blog article – ‘#SNOWMONKEYRESORTS LOCAL: What is Japan’s ‘Go To Travel’ Campaign?’ – Japanese citizens and foreign residents of Japan are currently eligible for by s...
#SNOWMONKEYRESORTSLOCAL: What is Japan’s ‘Go To Travel’ Campaign?For our friends living in Japan, you have no doubt heard of the national 'Go To' campaign by now. Under that campaign, those living in Japan – including Japanese citizens and foreign residents – ...
Using the Hokuriku Shinkansen to Visit Nagano & Central Japan – 50% Discounts Available from August 20th!With the summer holidays in full swing, it’s a great time to visit Central Japan and escape the intense heat and humidity of the coastal cities. Though also hot during the day, Nagano and Central...
#TRAVELTOMORROW: Relax & Renew in the Hot Springs of Central JapanWhen planning your travel in Central Japan, we recommend staying in the region’s many outstanding hot spring towns. Known as ‘onsen’ in Japan, natural hot springs are found throughout the prefect...
#TRAVELTOMORROW: Clean Green & Healthy – Discover the Spirit of the 1998 OlympicsIn our recent blog article ‘Clean Green & Healthy – Get Outdoors & Get Back to Nature!’, we promoted Central Japan’s outdoor destinations as great options when planning your future travel...
#TRAVELTOMORROW: Clean Green & Healthy – Get Outdoors & Get Back to Nature!When thinking about your future travel to Japan, it’s a great time to consider heading outdoors and exploring some of Japan’s beautiful natural landscapes. Whether you are first-time visitor or s...
#TRAVELTOMORROW: Clean Green & Healthy – Discover Central JapanWhen researching and planning a visit to Japan, understanding the regions and which areas are nearby others, can be a little confusing – particularly for first-time visitors. While some n...
#TRAVELTOMORROW: Clean Green & Healthy – Accessing Medical Assistance in Japan during COVID-19In anticipation of the borders opening in future and travel resuming under the cloud of COVID-19, one of the most important questions travellers can ask is, should I need it, what access will I h...
#TRAVELTOMORROW: Clean Green & Healthy – Choosing your Accommodation in JapanWhen considering your future travel to Japan, one of the biggest decisions is where to stay and what to expect once you arrive. Japan is one of the cleanest countries and hygiene-focused ...
#TRAVELTOMORROW: Clean Green & Healthy – When Can I Travel to Japan & is it Safe?At the time of writing, entry to Japan is still banned for many foreign passport-holders. There is however conversation about how and when entry bans will be lifted with a strong focus on opening...
#TRAVELTOMORROW: Clean Green & Healthy JapanAs announced in our recent blog, our website has been updated to include a section dedicated to COVID-19 including pages intended to help you make an informed decision about travelling to Japan. ...
Snow Monkey Resorts Update: Introducing our Dedicated COVID-19 Information PagesIn response to the ongoing impact of coronavirus on global tourism, we have revised our website to include information and updates regarding COVID-19. From our homepage you can access our...
How to Get to Madarao – Nagano Ski Resorts InfoThe resort of Madarao lies to the northeast of Nagano City, approximately 40KM (<50 mins) and within easy reach to the northwest of Tokyo, approximately 275KM (3.5 hour drive) or around 2 hour...
25 Things To Do In & Around MadaraoLocated one hour to the north of Nagano City, Madarao is a small resort but one with a big reputation. Boasting an average annual snowfall of 13 metres, Madarao is known for its big powder bowls and...
Iiyama StationOpenned in 2015, Iiyama Station is a relatively new addition to the Hokuriku Shinkansen Line which runs from Tokyo to Kanazawa, via Nagano. Iiyama Station is small and basic to navigate. Sp...
2020 Nagano Cherry Blossom ForecastKnown as 'sakura', cherry blossoms are synonymous with Japan and are seen to embody the fragile beauty of life itself. As the weather warms in spring, the flowers bloom and Japan will emerge from th...
COMBINING SNOW MONKEY RESORTS SKI PACKAGES & PRIVATE CHARTERS: RECOMMENDED MULTI-RESORT SKI TOURS IN NAGANO!As recently featured, Shiga Kogen is not just Nagano’s but also Japan’s largest and highest ski resort. With 79 ski runs serviced by 51 chairlifts and gondolas, Shiga offers the largest expanse of...
Get More Out of Your Winter Adventure in Japan: Private Charters to, from & Between any Nagano Ski Resort!As host of the 1998 Winter Olympics, Nagano is home to around 80 independent ski resortsand blessed with some of the best powder in the world. Whether you are visiting Nagano for the first time o...
Enjoy the Fruit of Nagano...
Iiyama & Madarao Area...
Fruit-picking Nearby JR Iiyama Station...
[START FROM NOZAWA/MADARAO] Private Snow Monkey Tour...
Iiyama Nanohana Flower Festival...