Myoko-Kogen is one of the oldest established ski areas in the world and is a traditional mountain retreat of Japan’s imperial family. The area offers outstanding skiing options.
Hakuba Ski Resort in Nagano is one of Japan’s most popular ski areas and hosts many fine ski resort areas.
A visit to the Nagano area would not be complete without seeing the Japan Snow Monkeys bathing in hot springs at the Jigokudani Wild Monkey Park.
Lake Nojiri (Nojiriko) has a lively summer community, friendly locals, great fresh food plus a host of water sports and local activities.
Matsumoto Castle, also known as the “Crow Castle” because of its black exterior, is the oldest existing castle in Japan and one of Japan’s premier historic castles.
Zenkoji Temple Nagano is the main tourist attraction of Nagano City. A visit to the Nagano area would not be complete without seeing this renowned Buddhist temple.