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The Top 8 Spots in Karuizawa to Experience the Beauty of Autumn in Japan

Karuizawa-machi in Nagano Prefecture is a popular summer destination because of its cooler weather. The town is considered as a highland resort known for skiing in winter, golf in summer, and shopping all year round. Though more popular in the summer season, Karuizawa is also a perfect autumn destination. If you love the explosion of…

Discover the Wonders of Nagano on the Road to Zenkoji Temple

The road to Zenkoji (善光寺), one of the most famous Buddhist temples in Japan, is an easy one. Situated in the beautiful Japanese Alps, a convenient, regular, 80-minute bullet train links Tokyo with Nagano City (長野市), the capital of the Nagano Prefecture (長野県) and the gateway to this seventh-century icon. Nagano Unlike Zenkoji, Nagano City…

Experience Being a Ninja for a Day at Chibikko Ninja Village in Nagano!

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! Chibikko Ninja Village (Kids’ Ninja Village-チビッ子忍者村),…

Top 5 Breathtaking Places in Nagano to Enjoy the Autumn Foliage

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 on their bucket list! As everyone…

Cross Lake Suwa Which Is Known to Be “The Passage of Gods” in 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 Crossing.” Let’s see what it is…

Take a Hike On Mount Shirouma, One of the Most Popular Climbs in Japan!

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. Its beautiful landscape with natural surroundings…

Kids Toy Museums and More at the Fairy Tale ’Forest Of Muse’ in Karuizawa

Usually, museums are intended for educational or aesthetic purposes and targeted at adults or older children. Furthermore, there are not a lot of museums out there for kids. However, the ‘Forest Of Muse’ in Karuizawa is a fairy-tale land for kids with cool pictures and toys. It is basically a very large area with two…
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