Nagano-ken Things to Do

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  • Things to Do
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  • Things to Do
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Nagano-ken Things to Do

  • Snow Monkey Park

    Nagano Things to Do

    Without a doubt, one of the coolest spectacles in all of Japan is to watch the wild snow monkeys of the Japanese Alps sit out a snowy winter day soaking in the hot waters of a naturally-heated onsen. At Jigokudani Yaenkoen monkey park, just above Nagano, you can see these migratory macaques, the world's most northerly primates (besides man) forage...

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  • Zenkoji Temple

    Nagano Things to Do

    The main hall is typical Buddhist architecture from the mid Edo Period. The principle image is enshrined inside the altar in the innermost temple. Admission to the inner temple is 500 Yen, and visitors can walk around the kaidan ordination (the dark corridors under the main hall - it is said that if you manage to touch the key below the principle...

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  • Yudanaka Shibu Onsen Resort

    Nagano Things to Do

    Nagano Prefecture has the second largest number of spas in Japan, and there are many hot spring resorts here - Yudanaka-Shibu Onsen, Hakuba Onsen, Omachi Onsen, Shirahone Onsen etc. We went to the Yudanaka-Shibu Onsen Resort and stayed in a ryokan (with its own bath). This town has 9 different hot springs, and the 1300-year-old Shibu Onsen has 9...

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  • Shiga Kogen Skiing

    Nagano Things to Do

    Nagano has many winter resorts, very suitable for skiing enthusiasts. E.g. Hakuba (the resort's powdery snow is said to be of the highest quality in the region) and Shiga Kogen (with 21 ski areas, including some courses used in the 1988 Winter Olympics). During our Shinkansen train ride from Tokyo to Nagano, we saw quite a number of young Japanese...

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  • Skiing!!!

    HAKUBA SKI RESORT-- We experienced having a winter camp here and it was ammmazing. Imagine seeing snow (the Japan Alps, excuse me *wink*) for the first time and gliding on skis to boot. It was embarassing falling face-down on the al-white mountain, but a blushed face is common anyway. And there is always the first time (yeah, right). I was pretty...

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  • Urugi: Let someone take you there

    URUGINagano PrefectureThis is a small mountain village at the bottom of Nagano Prefecture bordering Gifu and Aichi. Farmers. Few Stores. Police Station. School. Fields and fields of cultivation. The golden colour of rice. Vegetables. No fruits. I realize the fruits are more abundant in the tropics, but here there are delicious vegetables- ripe...

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