Wintertime Family Fun at a Snow Park
Exclusive Snow Park 1 Minute Walk from this Shirakaba Lake Hotel.
Outdoor Family Fun at a Lakeside Amusement Park
Amusement Park and Adventure in the Great Outdoors Beside Shirakaba Lake.
Working Farm with Hands-On Activities
Fruit Picking, Farm & Cultural Activities on a Full Scale Farm -- Fun for the Whole Family.
Fruit Picking at a Full-Scale Orchard in Shiojiri
Large-Scale Orchard Boasting Magical Varieties of Grapes.
Experience Southern Nagano's Historical Past
Hands-On Activities to Experience the Historical Past of Southern Nagano.
Edo Bento & Gardens at the Tanaka Residence
Eat as a Wealthy Edo-Era Merchant Did with Tanaka House’s Re-Created Edo Bento.
Go Jomon! Experience Japan's Prehistoric Era
Experience the Lifestyle of Japan’s Prehistoric Jomon Period.
Togakure-ryu Ninja Training
Sneak a Peak into the World of Ninjas be a Lesson with a Togakure-do Master!
Cherish Nagano's Countryside through Mayumi Takahashi's Doll Art
Nagano’s Country Lifestyle as Expressed by Mayumi Takahashi’s Doll Art.
Tsukemono (Japanese Pickles) Cooking Lesson
Learn Recipes Using Japanese Pickles at a Boutique Tsukemono Store.
Walk the Old Nakasendo Between Magome and Tsumago
Walk Through Time Along this Unspoiled Stretch of the Historical Nakasendo Road.
Silk Weaving Experience (Ueda Tsumugi)
Sit at a 100-Year Old Loom and Make Your Own Ueda Silk Weaving.
Appreciating Ukiyoe Wood Block Print Art
Rotating Displays of Japan’s Largest Collection of Ukiyoe Woodblock Prints.
Komagatake Ropeway to Senjojiki Cirque
Ascend to the High-Alpine Senjojiki Cirque with Ease via the Komagatake Ropeway.
Sasazushi at Kajika-tei
Try Northern Nagano’s Iconic Sasa-Sushi and Tomikura Soba at the Landmark Kajika-tei.
Fruit Picking at Kamiyamada's Crown Farm
Eat Fresh Grapes and Apples You Pick Yourself at this Foreigner-friendly, Family-run Orchard in Kamiyamada.
Zazen Meditation -- 5am Zazen at Kaigen-ji
Quiet Your Mind with 5am Zazen Meditation at Historical Kaigen-ji Temple.
Soba-Uchi (Making Buckwheat Noodles) at Togakushi Tonkururin
Make Soba Noodles by Hand at Buckwheat Mecca Togakushi.
Soba-Uchi (Making Buckwheat Noodles) at Soba Mecca Kaida Kogen
Make Soba Noodles by Hand in Kaida Kogen, Buckwheat Paradise at Mt. Ontake.
Learn How to Make Oyaki Dumplings at Ogawa Village
Venture to Ogawa Village, the Oyaki Heartland, to Make Dumplings.
Learn How to Make Miso Paste
Learn How to Make Miso Paste at Nagano City’s Premier Miso-Maker Suyakame.
'Sansai' (Mountain Vegetables) Gathering
Go with a Guide to Nozawa Onsen’s Mountains to Gather Wild Plants.
Wasabizuke-Making Lesson at Daio Wasabi Farm
Tour the Wasabi Farm and Learn How to Cook with Wasabi.
Japanese Confectionary (Wagashi) Making
Making ‘Wagashi’ Is an Art – Iida’s Famous Confectionary Shop Teaches the Techniques.
Uchiyama Washi (Japanese Paper) Workshop in Iiyama
Japanese Paper Making Using this Distinct Deep-Snow Country Process.
Matsushiro-yaki Pottery Lesson
Create an Original Piece of Matsushiro-yaki, Nagano’s Premier Pottery Style.
Sake Tasting at the Venerable Masumi Brewery
Sample Sake at Nagano’s Premier Brewery, Birthplace of Yeast Number Seven.
Zazen Meditation -- With a German Priestess at Horakuan
Practice Zazen Meditation with Guidance in English or German in Suzaka.
Zazen Meditation -- At Bessho Onsen's Historical Anraku-ji Temple
Attend a Zazen Meditation Session at Bessho Onsen’s Historical Anraku-Ji Temple.
Guided Tour of Zenkoji Temple
Tour the Venerable Zenkoji Temple with the Knowledgeable Bonsho no Kai Volunteers.
Tenryu River Boat Tour
Ride the Rapids of the Tenryu River’s Mid-Stretch with Traditionally-Garbed Guides.
Onsen-in-a-River: Kiriake Onsen
Dig Your Own Bath and Enjoy the Onsen Water Bubbling Up from the Riverbed.
Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival
Hear World-renowned Musicians from across the Globe Perform in Matsumoto.
Lake Suwa Fireworks Display
Watch Nagano’s Biggest Fireworks Displays (One of the Most Famous in Japan).
Takato Castle Site Park Cherry Blossoms
Castle Remains Surrounded by Pink Cherry Blossoms in Early April.
See and Take Part in Japanese Puppetry at the Iida Puppet Festa
Watch a Puppet Show in Iida, One of Japan’s Top Puppetry Centers.
Guided Tour of Matsumoto Castle
Tour National Treasure Matsumoto Castle with the Helpful ALSA Guides.
Geological Wonder: Japan Median Tectonic Line
Learn About the Geological Fault Line Crossing Honshu.
'Kanjiki' Snow Shoes Making Workshop & Hike
Make a Bit of Nagano’s Deep Snow Heritage: Kanjiki Traditional Snow Shoes.
Photographing Japanese Macaques in the Wild
Observe Japanese Monkeys Up-Close in Their Natural Habitat
Uchiyama Washi (Japanese Paper) Making at Kamisukiya (Kijimadaira Village)
Kijimadaira’s Version of Snow-Country Uchiyama Paper Making.
Metal Engraving with an Iiyama Master Craftsman
Have One of Iiyama’s Master Craftsmen Show How to Engrave Brass.
Eat Komagane Sauce Katsu Don at an Official Restaurant
Try Komagane’s Famous Sauce Katsu Specialty Dish at One of these Fine Restaurants.
Spicy Udon at Onsen Town Togura-Kamiyamada
Udon Noodles with the Nefariously Spicy Nezumi Daikon Radish.
Wafuku (Japanese Clothing) Tutorial
Curious How Traditional Japanese Clothing Works? Have Saito-san Explain All.
Hiking to Togakushi's Giant Cedar Trees
Nature’s Power Awaits You at the Massive Cedar Trees Lining the Path to ‘Okusha’.
Climb an Active Volcano in the Japanese Alps: Yakedake
Popular Day-Hike to a Dynamic Active Volcano from Kamikochi.
Soba Noodle Making in Matsumoto
Make (then Eat!) Soba at this Premier Noodle Shop 2 Minutes from Matsumoto Castle.
Oyaki Dumpling Making at Yakimochiya
Learn How to Make Oyaki Dumplings at the Hearth of this Thatched Roof Farmhouse.