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Myoko-Kogen

Akakura Kanko Hotel

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

Hakuba Ski Resort in Nagano is one of Japan’s most popular ski areas and hosts many fine ski resort areas.


Nozawa Onsen

Nozawa Onsen is a rustic village renowned for it’s hot springs and traditional inns since the Edo period.


Togura-Kamiyamada Onsen

Onsen town Japan Guide

Located close to Nagano City on the banks of the Chikuma River is the traditional Japanese onsen town of Togura-Kamiyamada Onsen where visitors can soak in soothing mineral waters.


Togakushi Village & Shrine

The charming Togakushi Village is popular year round destination close to Nagano City. The village nestles amongst 900 year old cedars featuring an easy hike to famous Togakushi Shrine.


Lake Nojiri (Nojiriko)

Lake Nojiri

Lake Nojiri (Nojiriko) has a lively summer community, friendly locals, great fresh food plus a host of water sports and local activities.


Matsumoto Castle

Matsumoto Castle, Nagano, Japan

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

zenkoji temple nagano

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.


Myoko Kogen: Explore The Heart of Japan

myoko kogen japan

Welcome to Myoko Kogen and Myoko City (Myoko-shi) – ‘The Heart of Japan’. The city is located on the border of Nagano and Niigata Prefectures within easy reach of Tokyo (See: Access). Recommended reading: Twelve things to do in Myoko Kogen Myoko Kogen & Myoko City Myoko Kogen: About the area Dominated by the mountain for which it isRead More …


Explore The Heart of Japan: Area Guides & Maps

myoko-nagano area guide

Explore The Heart of Japan: Area Guides & Maps Click on the point of interest. Use ‘right click’ if wanting to open in a new window or tab.  Learn  Japanese on your iPod or add a phrasebook   Also try these interactive google map links:  Joetsu, Takada and Arai • Seki Onsen, Tsubame Onsen and Sekiyama • AkakuraRead More …


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