NAGANO

NAGANO

Nagano Prefecture (長野県) has always been known as the number one winter paradise in Central Japan. With its position surrounded by the Japanese Alps, Nagano Prefecture has become home to many world-class ski resorts and famous natural hot springs. The most famous ski resorts area is Hakuba (白馬), a former...

Easy access to snow monkeys, mountain ranges, historic shrines, and perhaps the best-preserved castle in Japan; first-class bars selling regional wine and sake, a local football team whose fans are amongst the most loyal, and people whose genuine smiles warm the hearts of locals and tourists alike – this...

Ever dreamed of fulfilling your Hokage fantasies and finally becoming a Naruto in the making? If yes, then now is your chance! In a small village in northern Nagano (長野) Prefecture, stands a unique theme park that will satisfy your ninja yearnings in a very fun and playful way!...

Japan is known around the world as a country of advanced technology and developed cities. But aside from all its amazing skyscrapers and infrastructures, the country takes pride of its wonderful nature and picture-perfect sceneries. No wonder travelers from around the globe would never dare to forget including Japan...

We have seen different natural ice or snow formations in places that see very cold temperatures in winter. Northern parts of Japan usually witness much more natural ice wonders in the cold season. One of such is Omiwatari (御神渡り) which literally means "The Passage of Gods" or "The God's...

How fancy it is to have your stay in an environmentally protected national park combined with imperial cuisines and services. Such rare experience can only be found in the Kamikochi Imperial Hotel. It is a secluded forest landmark which serves as a base for exploring the beautiful Japanese Alps. imperialhotel.co.jp/ Hotel...

There are so many bizarre festivals in Japan. One of these is the so-called Onbashira Festival which is held in the Suwa area of Nagano Prefecture every six years and often results in deaths or injuries. In order for people to experience the festival in a safe environment, the...

At the top of most Japanese hikers' 'must-climb' list is Mt. Shirouma, the highest peak in the Hakuba section of the Kita Alps. The mountain lies in Nagano Prefecture and Toyama Prefecture. Being the 26th tallest mountain in Japan, Mt. Shirouma stands at a respectable height of 2,932 meters....

Do you want to participate in one of the most dangerous festivals in the world? Do you want to see brave men ride a giant log speedily down a mountain? Then, take a look at the adrenaline-filled Onbashira festival! Suwa Grand Shrine granmedia.biz/ Suwa Grand Shrine or Suwa Taisha is...

Are you a connoisseur of whisky from all around the world? Would you like to learn more about one of Japan’s most intriguing liquors? Let's take a closer look at why Karuizawa whisky is legendary in Japan and why it is rare and considered priceless. What is Karuizawa whisky? lemontrachetsg.com/ This whiskey...

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