Japanese Alps

5 Things to Do in Toyama City, Chubu’s Little-Known Castle Town

Toyama City (富山市), the capital of Toyama Prefecture (富山県), is a city in the Chubu (中部) region. It is one of the gateways to the Japanese Alps and other popular tourist attractions in the nearby prefectures. If you’re planning to go to any of the known attractions in the nearby areas, consider stopping for a…

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…

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…

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. View this post on Instagram 上高地帝国ホテルで休憩…

Let’s Go Hiking in Nagano’s Northern Alps

The Japanese Alps is a series of mountains dividing the island of Honshu. Popularly known as the Northern Alps (Nihon Arupusu), Hida mountain is a volcanic mountain range stretching through three prefectures namely, Nagano, Toyama and Gifu prefectures. Because of its amazing views and beautiful sceneries, this became a part of Japanese tourism attraction, especially…