• May 18, 2014

    Jigokudani Monkey Area: International ATM

    If you are at the Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, Kanbayashi area, or Shibu Onsen area, there is no ATM around that accepts international bank cards. You'll have to travel back to Yudanaka to get access ...
  • December 3, 2010

    Yudanaka Onsen Area

    As the immediate area around Yudanaka Station, staying in Yudanaka is a convenient option for visitors using the train to and from Nagano City. Yudanaka itself is somewhat unassuming but holds an i...
  • December 3, 2010

    Shibu Onsen Area

    Located between Yudanaka Onsen and the Jigokudani Monkey Park, Shibu Onsen boasts at 1300-year history and numerous guesthouses. Most have their own in-house onsen and many even have their own sour...
  • August 5, 2010

    Mizubasho Festival At MT Ryuoo

    Take a ride on one of the world's biggest gondolas to the top of Mt. Ryuoo. The Skyland Express Vessel holds an incredible 166 people. At the summit (1,930m) enjoy panoramic views and a marshland cove...
  • April 20, 2010

    Yamanouchi’s Firework Festival

    Fireworks festivals are held all over Japan and the town of Yamanouchi, also known sometimes as the Snow Monkey Town, is no exception and has its own fireworks festival held every year on the second S...