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#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 – ...
#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 – 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...
25 Things to do Around the Nakasendo & Kiso ValleyThe Nakasendo is your road deep into the beautiful mountains and forests, and along the tranquil rivers and secret trails of the stunning Kiso Valley. Here are our suggestions for 25 things to do...
Limited Express ShinanoRunning from Nagano Station to Nagoya Station, the Limited Express Wide View Shinano connects two of Central Japan’s major cities and travel hubs. Taking its name for the large windows which affor...
Kiso-Fukushima StationKiso-Fukushima Station is a small station on the Chuo Main Line, running from Nagano to Nagoya. It is one of several convenient stops for visitors heading to and from the Nakasendo Trail. ...
Nakatsugawa StationNakatsugawa Station is a small station on the Chuo Main Line, running from Nagano to Nagoya. It is one of several convenient stops for visitors heading to and from the Nakasendo Trail. ...
How to Best Enjoy The Nakasendo TrailIn Kiso Valley, there are two sections of the Nakasendo Trail that offer rewarding hikes where you can explore the history, cultural, and nature of the area: the Magome—Tsumago Trail and the Yabuh...
Narai-juku Ice Candle Festival...
Kaida Kogen Kamakura Snow Festival...
How to Get to The Nakasendo & Kiso ValleyVisitors traveling to the Nakasendo and Kiso Valley, have several options of transport from the following cities: From Tokyo By Train There are two options y...
Enjoying the Kiso Valley in Collaboration with Kisoji.com!Snow Monkey Resorts is collaborating with kisoji.com to bring you three model courses that explore central Nagano. The Kiso Valley is one of the more unexplored areas of Japan, but it is an ...
2-Day Private Winter Tour from Takayama to Nagano through the Nakasendo Kiso ValleyPlanning a trip to Takayama this winter? Worried there's not enough to do in the area? There are actually a ton of fun winter activities in Central Nagano, but public transportation can ...
How to Get The Most out of The Nakasendo & Kiso ValleyWelcome to the Kiso Valley! If you are planning a visit here as part of your trip to Japan, what a trip you are in for! Did you ever wish you had a time machine? Wish no more! Just get on the train in...
Walk the Nakasendo Trail...
RECOMMENDED TRAIL IN NAGANO PART 2: HISTORIC TRAILSIn the next installment of our “Recommended Trails in Nagano” series, let’s take a look at two of the most captivating historical trails in the prefecture—the Nakasendo Post Town Trail and the Togakus...
NAGANO’S BEST SPRING/SUMMER TOURS! COMBINE TOURS & CREATE YOUR OWN MULTIDAY PACKAGE!As Nagano’s No.1 tour operator, Snow Monkey Resorts continues to welcome new and old friends into the region, as more and more people discover the seasonal beauty of Central Japan. There’s never a...
Kiso Ontake Mountain Range...
Shirakawa Ice Pillars...
Akasawa Natural Recreational Forest...
Magome & Nakatsugawa Area...
2-Day Private Tour: Matsumoto Castle, Nakasendo and Countryside Azumino...