HOTEL

Relax in a Hot Spring Above the Clouds at this Onsen Retreat in Nagano

Have you ever heard of the onsen (温泉; hot spring) in the clouds? Takamine Onsen (高峰温泉) is 2000 meters above sea level and offers a vast view of the surrounding nature while allowing you to soak in its blissful hot spring water from the Asama Mountains (浅間山). Though located in a rural area where everyday…

Explore the Japanese Alps and Stay at the Kamikochi Imperial Hotel in Nagano!

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 Information tamaken.seesaa.net/ The hotel,…

Stay and Relax at the Most Beautiful Resort in Karuizawa

Karuizawa is a resort town that is popular with many tourists for its serene neighborhoods and lush green nature. This place has many nice hotels and resorts, and if you are looking for that romantic and luxurious edge, Hoshinoya Karuizawa is the best option. It has very stylish and advanced facilities that will make your…

Have a pleasant time in Nagano: hot springs, Japanese archery and snow monkeys!

If you’re looking for a great mountain getaway in Japan with mountains, snow, monkeys and hot springs, you should try heading to Uotoshi ryokan in Nagano. I stayed there during December and it was a great winter experience! Location Author’s photo Getting to the Ryokan from the train station only took about 10 minutes, even…