Things to do in Nagano, Japan

Togakushi Shrine
2016.02.01
Let’s tour spiritual places at Togakushi Shrine.
You are sure to be happy with the 5 benefits of this shrine! This time I’d like to introduce Togakushi Shrine, mentioned in the previous article ab
Kagami-ike
2015.12.25
Mystical “Kagami-ike” will astonish you!
The beauty of Mt. Togakushi created by nature. The name, Kagami-ike, or “Mirror Lake” explains everything. The lake shows a Beautiful reflection of M
Matsumoto Castle
2015.12.02
Matsumoto Castle was built 400 years ago to win gun battles (Nagano Prefecure)
The impressive, Matsumoto-jo Castle. The oldest castle tower in Japan has 5 tiers and 6 floors, and has been preserved in its current state for 400
Grape picking
2015.10.16
【AUTUMN】The season of harvest! From grape picking to visiting wineries, let’s enjoy all the benefits of grapes in Nagano!
Autumn has finally arrived! Some of you might think autumn foliage, but in fact, autumn is also the season of harvest! Rice, pumpkins, chestnuts, p
2015.08.18
A 10 min walk way from the top of Mt. Shiroumadake! Enjoy the best scenery around the ”Hakuba mountain villa”!
You can view the best scenery at Hakuba mountain villa! My son and I went up to Mt. Shiroumadake, which is popular among climbers. We were bless
2015.03.31
Only once, every 7 years! Zenkoji-temple’s ”Gokaicho”, where you can see a replica of a hidden Buddhist statue starting April 5th this year!
Zenkoji Temple has a history of over 1400 years. Zenkoji Temple is located in Shinshu, Nagano Prefecture. It enshrines the Amida triad (Zenkoji-shi
2014.10.30
Feel how the nature of Shinshu enwraps you... “Sanbondaki Falls, in Mt. Norikuradake“, are something you will not find anywhere else.
Full of highlights all throughout the year! Enjoy the blessings of nature at the Norikura Highlands, in Shinshu Mt. Norikuradake, in Nagano Pref
2014.06.30
Jigokudani Wild Monkey Park
【Photo by Yuri Suzuki】 The only place to find Snow Monkeys bathing in Hot Spring Baths Located 850 meters above sea level, Jigokudani means ‘H