Traditional Ryokan 5-min Walk from Zenkoji Temple
New Style 'Michi-no-Eki' Road Station Serving Breakfast, too.
Tie-dye a Bandana Using Twigs for a Forest Momento.
Foreigner-friendly lodge in the heart of the Kamikochi basin.
Poultry Restaurant boasting Local-Sourcing and Local-Cuisine.
Learn How to Make Jam From a Professional
Picturesque Gorge Famous for Vibrant Spring and Fall Colors.
Romantic “Oil Lamp”-themed inn located at 2000 m featuring a panoramic “Above-the-Clouds” Bath.
Auberge Restaurant-Inn featuring an open-air onsen bath.
Grand, historical ryokan featuring Shirahone’s unique milky-white onsen water.
"Narai of a Thousand Houses" -- Longest Post Town in all of Japan.
Matsumoto’s Famous Maker of Aged Miso
Hilltop Fortress from the Warring States Era
Silk Museum Adjacent to an Actual Operating Silk Factory
“Country Comfort” Winery and Garden Terrace
Third Generation Winery
Karuizawa's Landmark Japanese-built “Western” Hotel
70 meter-Wide Sylvan Waterfall
Romantic Chapel Vestige of Karuizawa’s Missionary Roots
Oldest Church in Karuizawa Memorializing the Resort Town’s Founding Father
The Iconic Main Street of Old Karuizawa.
Historical Crossroads Post Town Popular with Literary Scholars
Historical Roman-themed Bath House
Year-Round Bath House with Onsen Pool
A 1900 meter Altitude Treasure-Trove of Alpine Flowers
The Past Meets the Present in Ueda City’s Historical Post Town
3-Story Wooden Inn featuring jazz music and folk craft touches.
At the foot of the Happone Ski Area. Unbeatable meals and onsen baths.
Onsen Resort Hotel embracing the history and natural beauty of the Kiso Region.
Located in the heart of Yudanaka Onsen, Convenient to the Snow Monkeys.
Natural construction complementing the location high in Oku-Shiga Kogen Mountains.
Reasonably priced lodging with full amenities.
Secluded Inn Overlooking the Tenryu River
Indigo dye-themed hotel featuring traditional kaiseki-style dinners.
Full-scale Family Resort Offering a Hassle-Free Stay.
Reasonably-Priced Healthy "Chanko" Stews.
Unbearably Delicious Sauce Katsu-don.
At the Base of the Chuo Alps, Sauce-Katsu with their own Original Sauce.
The Legendary Temple at the Heart of Nagano City
Vast Outlet Shopping Mall in Nagano’s Great Outdoors
Historical Ryokan Boasting a Traditional Japanese Garden.
Traditional Japanese Inn with Accents of Local Wood Furnishings Throughout.
Stylish Hotel Adjacent to the Happoone Ski Area Opposite the Olympic Ski Jump.
Award-Winning Mountain Resort Ryokan
Quiet Japanese-style Hotel in a Pastoral Setting Far from Civilization.
Small Inn Featuring Warm Wood Touches in a Relaxing Natural Setting.
Recently Remodeled Ski Lodge with Views of the Hakuba Mountain Range.
Renowned Heartfelt Friendly Service Proudly Providing True Japanese Ryokan Hospitality.
Immerse in an Edo-era Inn in Edo-era Post Town Narai-juku
Sport (Ski, Rugby) and Relaxation Onsen Resort.
Government-registered Luxury Resort Hotel Featuring an Onsen Outdoor Bath.
“Discover the Ultimate Japan Experience”
Hideaway Located in a Remodeled Miso Warehouse 5 min from Matsumoto Castle.
Matsumoto City – Utsukushigahara Onsen’s Landmark Accommodation.
Guesthouse in a Typical Japanese Residence Minutes from Matsumoto Castle & Station.
Simple Onsen Inn Secluded in the Hills in Reisenji Onsen
Hotel Perched on a Cliff above the Picturesque Tenryu Gorge
Friendly Service and Delicious Kiso Home Cooking.
International Resort Hotel Fashioned after a European Mountain Lodge, at Hakuba’s Mt. Happoone.
Art-Filled Inn Featuring a Blend of Traditional and Modern Japanese Design.
Base for Climbing the Northern Alps, or Rest Stop While Walking the Kamikochi Basin.
Relaxing Hotel Awash in the History of the Old Kiso Road.
French Country-style Auberge in Quaint Obuse
Built in 1933, Japan’s First Mountain Lodge.
Boutique Apartment Hotel Featuring a Stylish Blend of Japanese and Western Design.
Modern Japanese-Styled Hotel with Natural Onsen in the Heart of Nozawa Onsen
Hotel Overlooking the Nozawa Onsen Village.
Small Hotel with a Big Heart at the Base of Happo-One in the Northern Japanese Alps.
Resort Hotel at the Base of the Northern Japanese Alps.
Hoshino Resort’s “Japanese Countryside”-themed Inn in Omachi.
Two Century-old Inn Featuring Traditional Cuisine in Historical Tsumago-juku.
Hakuba’s Small, Luxurious Hotel in the Woods.
Wooden Cottages in Nabekura’s Beech Forest.
Adjacent to the Tsugaike ski slope At the base of Hakuba Mtn.
International Guesthouse in a Renovated Historical House in "Storehouse Town" Suzaka.
Log Cabin in the Woods -- Best Way to Enjoy Karuizawa's Nature.
Temple Lodging along Zenkoji's Main Approach, Famous for Vegetarian Shojin Cuisine.
More Than Just a Place to Stay, a Myriad of Activities to Enjoy.
Togakushi Inn Famous for Soba (Buckwheat) Kaiseki Meals
"Dozo" Storehouse-styled Inn Steeped in Matsumoto's Castle Town Ambience.
One Bowl Is All It Takes to Totally Enjoy Hakuba: Go-Tochi (Local) Ramen.
Grandma's Hakuba Homestyle Cooking.
Classic Kiso Hand-made Soba Shop with a 300-Year History.
Casual French Cuisine.
Great-Tasting Dairy from Cows Growing in Azumino's Natural Wonder.
Hakuba's Authentic English Pub with Darts and Pool.
Stylish Modern Izakaya Featuring Teppanyaki Grill and Sushi.
Locally-Run Restaurant Serving Sushi, Tempura, Shabu-shabu and Sukiyaki.
Southern Tropical Beach-Themed Bar in the Hakuba's Wadano neighborhood.
Coffee Shop in a Storehouse Built in 1888, With a Japanese Garden.
Winter Fairy Tale-Like Igloo Restaurant.
European-Style Restaurant Overlooking a Field of Wine Grapes.
Artisan Bakery in a Sake Warehouse.
Historical Post Town Building Reborn as Italian.
Oven-steamed Rice Dishes at a Road Station with Onsen.
Authentic Soba Noodles in an Edo-era Thatched Roof Building.
Feel At Home with Kameya's Locally-Sourced Ramen.
Heart-warming Nostalgic Home-style Cooking.
Pasta & Pancakes in a 'Kura' Storehouse.
Popular Soba and other Japanese Dishes at Reasonable Prices.
Cafe Where Every Menu Item is an Original.
Simply Hakuba's Best Sushi.
Secluded Sweets Shop Hidden in a Garden by Mystical Kosuge Shrine.
Stone-milled Soba Eaten Around a Hearth.
Handmade Japanese Cuisine in and Edo-era Post Town.
Tea Time in a Community Flower Garden.
Matsumoto's Old-Time Bakery Cafe.
Soan's Location in Matsumoto's Historical Nakamachi District.
Home of the Popular Ajari Burger.
Locally Grown and Milled "Homecoming Soba".
Wagyu dining in Karuizawa's forest.
Buffet-style Restaurant with Views of the Southern Alps.
Folkcraft-themed Coffee Shop for Coffee Enthusiasts.
Luxurious, Relaxing Lakeside Hotel.
Matsumoto's Landmark City Hotel.
Deep Snow Country Iiyama's Wintertime Activity: Straw Craft Making.
Exclusive Snow Park 1 Minute Walk from this Shirakaba Lake Hotel.
Amusement Park and Adventure in the Great Outdoors Beside Shirakaba Lake.
Yoga Training in the Midst of the Hakuba Mountains.
Twilight Forest Walk to See Flying Squirrels.
Frollick with Snow Shoes in Nabekura's Powder Snow.
Go Trekking for a Picnic in Nabekura's Beech Forest.
All-in-One Resort Hotel Offereing Year-Round Enjoyment
Have a Volunteer English Guide Show You Ueda's Castle Town!
Fruit Picking, Farm & Cultural Activities on a Full Scale Farm -- Fun for the Whole Family.
Large-Scale Orchard Boasting Magical Varieties of Grapes.
Winery with a View of the Northern Alps, Surrounded by Picturesque Vineyards
Travel Through the Rarefied Air Of Northern Yatsugatake Mtn. in a 100-person Ropeway Car
Post Town with Distinctive Architecture and Beautiful Streetscape
Distinct Vermilion-colored Shrine in Japan's Geographic Center
One of Japan's Finest Castles, With the Japanese Alps as a Backdrop
Matsumoto's Commercial Street with Distinctive Black & White Contrasting Storehouses
Frog Street -- Matsumoto's Edo Era-themed Shopping Street
Museum Featuring Works by Matsumoto's Favorite Daughter, World-Famous Yayoi Kusama.
Unusual "Castle in a Hole" with Beautifully Landscaped Grounds
Hot Spring Geyser and 7-Spring Craters
Hands-On Activities to Experience the Historical Past of Southern Nagano.
Stay with the Itoh Family at their Typical Japanese House.
300-Year Old Inn With Famous Garden and Bath, Adjacent to Akinomiya Suwa Grand Shrine.
Camp in an Open Field at the Base of Picturesque Togakushi Mountain.
"At-Home" Youth Hostel convenient to Bessho Onsen.
Old-fashioned Inn, Favorite of Shimazaki Toson. A Quiet Retreat for Adults.
4-Room Hotel / Tea Shop / Guide Center.
Full-scale "Grand Hotel" Adjacent to Nagano Station.
Iconic 4-story Wooden Ryokan in Historical Shibu Onsen
Landmark Yudanaka Onsen Ryokan with Famous Momoyama Bath and Historical Shoraiso Building
Lakeside Onsen Hotel Known for Friendly Hospitality.
Business Hotel Minutes from Nagano Station, Famous for Free Soba Noodles at Breakfast.
Hotel Offering a Choice of Rooms, Meals and Onsen Baths.
Classic Luxury at Suwa's Original Lakeside Hotel, with Distinct Amber-Colored Onsen Water.
Japanese Eatery Close to Karuizawa Sta. with Fresh Fish Straight from the Sea of Japan, Local Poultry and Wide Variety of Sake.
Natural Yeast Artisan Bread Shop in a 150-Year Old Farmhouse.
Handmade Soba Noodle Restaurant in Tsumago-juku Post Town.
Kamiyamada Onsen's Tiny Cafeteria Famous for Their Ramen and Garlic-Sauce Tonkatsu Pork.
Lively Pub Featuring Seafood Fresh from Tokyo's Tsukiji Market.
Learn about Nagano’s Silk Heritage Through Hands-on Silk Crafts.
30-Minute Interactive Geisha Performance.
Explore Azumino’s Glass Art through Bead Craftwork.
Feel Like an Olympic Speedskater at M-Wave’s Olympic Ice Rink.
Cruise on Northern Nagano’s Mountain Gem, Nojiri Lake.
Indulge in Art Azumino-Style by Touring the Art Line’s Galleries.
Eat as a Wealthy Edo-Era Merchant Did with Tanaka House’s Re-Created Edo Bento.
Experience the Lifestyle of Japan’s Prehistoric Jomon Period.
Sneak a Peak into the World of Ninjas be a Lesson with a Togakure-do Master!
Nagano’s Country Lifestyle as Expressed by Mayumi Takahashi’s Doll Art.
River Fish Cuisine at a Simple Shack along the Chikuma River.
Learn Recipes Using Japanese Pickles at a Boutique Tsukemono Store.
Enlightening Tour of Tsumago’s Excellently-Preserved Honjin Inn.
Walk Through Time Along this Unspoiled Stretch of the Historical Nakasendo Road.
Sit at a 100-Year Old Loom and Make Your Own Ueda Silk Weaving.
Rotating Displays of Japan’s Largest Collection of Ukiyoe Woodblock Prints.
Ascend to the High-Alpine Senjojiki Cirque with Ease via the Komagatake Ropeway.
Try Northern Nagano’s Iconic Sasa-Sushi and Tomikura Soba at the Landmark Kajika-tei.
Are You Brave Enough to Try a Meal of Insects?
Are You Game to Try Game? Do as the Nagano-ites Do and Eat Wild Game Meat.
Eat Fresh Grapes and Apples You Pick Yourself at this Foreigner-friendly, Family-run Orchard in Kamiyamada.
Fruit-Picking and Apple Pie Baking at this Large Orchard.
Quiet Your Mind with 5am Zazen Meditation at Historical Kaigen-ji Temple.
Make Ice Cream, Butter and More at this Working Dairy Farm.
Rural Lifestyle Mini-Experience.
Make Soba Noodles by Hand at Buckwheat Mecca Togakushi.
Make Soba Noodles by Hand in Kaida Kogen, Buckwheat Paradise at Mt. Ontake.
Horseback Riding on Kiso’s Own Breed of Horses.
Venture to Ogawa Village, the Oyaki Heartland, to Make Dumplings.
Learn How to Make Miso Paste at Nagano City’s Premier Miso-Maker Suyakame.
Go with a Guide to Nozawa Onsen’s Mountains to Gather Wild Plants.
Tour the Wasabi Farm and Learn How to Cook with Wasabi.
Making ‘Wagashi’ Is an Art – Iida’s Famous Confectionary Shop Teaches the Techniques.
Learn to Make Kiso Valley’s Unique Salt-free Pickling Technique.
Make Kiso’s Specialty Mochi-rice Sweats.
Use Kiso’s Famed Hinoki Wood to Make Your Own Pair of Chopsticks.
Japanese Paper Making Using this Distinct Deep-Snow Country Process.
Create an Original Piece of Matsushiro-yaki, Nagano’s Premier Pottery Style.
A Symbol of Matsumoto, Make a Temari Ball as a Momento of your Stay.
Discover the Wonders of Music Boxes
Learn the Fine points of Mizuhiki in Iida, Birthplace of This Distinct Craft.
Sample Sake at Nagano’s Premier Brewery, Birthplace of Yeast Number Seven.
Tour the Factory of Natural Herbal Medicine Maker Hyakuso.
See Kanten Papa’s Unusual Agar Making Process.
Tour the Nanawarai’s Sake Brewery, the Pride of Kiso Valley.
Practice Zazen Meditation with Guidance in English or German in Suzaka.
Attend a Zazen Meditation Session at Bessho Onsen’s Historical Anraku-Ji Temple.
Quirky Half-Marathon in the Quaint Town of Obuse.
Tour the Venerable Zenkoji Temple with the Knowledgeable Bonsho no Kai Volunteers.
Friendly, Traditional Japanese Onsen Inn run by an American-Japanese couple.
Take in the Historical Temples around Bessho Onsen with this 1-Day Tour.
Ride a Boat down a Spring-fed Stream past Romantic Waterwheels.
See Spectacular Artwork in a Spectacular Mountaintop Setting.
Ride the Rapids of the Tenryu River’s Mid-Stretch with Traditionally-Garbed Guides.
Leisurely Boat Ride through the Beautiful Tenryu River Gorge.
Dig Your Own Bath and Enjoy the Onsen Water Bubbling Up from the Riverbed.
Soak in Shibu Onsen’s 9 Public Baths for Good Luck.
Ride a Cable Car up to Tokiwakan’s Panorama Onsen Baths.
Build a Fire to Heat the Water for your own Barrel Bath.
Hear World-renowned Musicians from across the Globe Perform in Matsumoto.
Browse Japan’s Premier Outdoor Arts & Crafts Fair.
Watch Nagano’s Biggest Fireworks Displays (One of the Most Famous in Japan).
Castle Remains Surrounded by Pink Cherry Blossoms in Early April.
Watch a Puppet Show in Iida, One of Japan’s Top Puppetry Centers.
Watch a Performance of a Rare Countryside Kabuki, Twice Yearly.
Tour National Treasure Matsumoto Castle with the Helpful ALSA Guides.
Learn About the Geological Fault Line Crossing Honshu.
Make a Bit of Nagano’s Deep Snow Heritage: Kanjiki Traditional Snow Shoes.
Go Trekking to Find Otari Village’s Hamlet Only Accessible on Foot
Try Your Hand at Curling at Japan's Largest Year-Round Curling Center.
Assemble a Watch in Suwa, the Switzerland of Japan.
Observe Japanese Monkeys Up-Close in Their Natural Habitat
Hometown-Favorite Business Hotel next to Matsumoto Station.
Make Oyaki Dumplings at Ogawa Village’s Zenkoji Shop.
Kijimadaira’s Version of Snow-Country Uchiyama Paper Making.
Have One of Iiyama’s Master Craftsmen Show How to Engrave Brass.
Go Fishing for Smelt on Lake Nojiri.
Try Komagane’s Famous Sauce Katsu Specialty Dish at One of these Fine Restaurants.
Stroll along the Base of the 2,000-Meter High Kamikochi Valley.
Experience Kyudo, Japan’s Spiritual Version of Archery.
Paint Your Own Artistic Nakano Clay Doll.
Udon Noodles with the Nefariously Spicy Nezumi Daikon Radish.
Curious How Traditional Japanese Clothing Works? Have Saito-san Explain All.
Learn How to Make That Most Basic of Japanese Cuisine: Miso Soup.
Try a New Experience While Visiting Nagano – Glassblowing!
Nature’s Power Awaits You at the Massive Cedar Trees Lining the Path to ‘Okusha’.
Take in the Stunning Views of Happo Pond High Up in the Hakuba Range.
Popular Day-Hike to a Dynamic Active Volcano from Kamikochi.
Friendly Ryokan in the Center of Bessho Onsen.
Classy, Family-Run Ryokan in the Heart of Hakuba Village
City Hotel Amenities at Reasonable Prices with Onsen Baths.
Friendly, Family-Run Inn in the Heart of Shibu Onsen.
Hotel with Japanese Accents in the Heart of Matsumoto.
Family-Run Austrian-themed Lodge in the Heart of Nozawa Onsen Village.
One of the Major Ryokans in Onsen Town Togura-Kamiyamada.
Budget-priced Accommodation in Onsen Town Togura-Kamiyamada.
Traditional Family-Run 100-Year Old Wooden Inn
Medium-sized Ryokan Famous for Congenial Service
Family-run Traditional Inn with a Folk Art Theme
Modern High-Rise Onsen Hotel in Kakeyu Onsen.
Resort Hotel on the Shores of Tateshina Lake Surrounded by Forests at the Foot of Mt.Yatsugatake.
Family-run Traditional Ryokan 2-min from Yudanaka Station with Private Onsen Bath and WiFi.
Traditional Japanese Construction Built by Master Craftsmen with Western Accents for a "Taisho Romance" Feel.
Hakuba's Luxury Resort Hotel with At-Home Relaxing Feel.
A solitary inn tucked into the foothills at the 1050m level of the Utsukushigahara Plateau. Relais & Châteaux member.
Hotel Located Steps from Matsumoto Castle in the City's Historical and Cultural Heart.
Small, Family-run Pension in the Heart of Sylvan Karuizawa.
Picturesque River Gorge with 3 Waterfalls and 8 Hot Springs Districts
Sukiya (Tea House)-Style Ryokan Founded 400 Years Ago, Close to Jigokudani Wild Monkey Park.
Old-Fashioned Inn Loved by Literary and Political Greats.
Actual Works by Woodblock Print Master Hokusai
Macrobiotic Fine French Dining in a Remodeled 120-Year Old Storehouse.
Fine Japanese Dining in a Stylishly Remodeled 130-Year-Old Storehouse.
Classic, Luxury Hotel Perfect for Enjoying the Tateshina Wilderness.
Japan's Largest Glass Art-Related Activities Center
Edo-Era Traveler's Lodge with the Nakasendo's Best Garden
Historical Shrine of the Great Pillars Festival
One of the four Grand Shrines of Suwa, Featuring an Ancient 800-Year Old Tree and Colossal Straw Rope
Japan's Largest Wasabi Farm in the Pristine Waters of Azumino
Make (then Eat!) Soba at this Premier Noodle Shop 2 Minutes from Matsumoto Castle.
Old 'Kominka' Farmhouse-Styled Thatched-Roof Building Featuring an Irori Hearth.
Wooden Inn in Central Matsumoto, Featured in Lonely Planet
Learn How to Make Oyaki Dumplings at the Hearth of this Thatched Roof Farmhouse.
Relax in Awanoyu's Milky White Mineral Water in Famous Shirahone Onsen.
Ride a Cable Car to an Above-The-Clouds Outdoor Onsen Bath.
Original Miso-Based Menu at Zenkoji's Original Miso Maker.
Nagano's Own Oyaki Dumplings Cooked on Coals on a Hearth.
Serving Nagano's Heritage Cuisine at the Entrance to Zenkoji.
Ryokan with a Kyudo (Japanese Archery) Range.
Small Guesthouse in an Old Temple Neighborhood
86-year old Renovated Machiya Near the Entrance to Zenkoji.
Suwa Lakeside Stylish Restaurant.
Pension in Southern Karuizawa Popular With Foreigners.
The Place to Experience Kiso Valley's Distinct Culture
A stylish café and ramen restaurant located at the trail head leading to the Snow Monkey Park