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Nagano Shimizuya Ryokan

Traditional Ryokan 5-min Walk from Zenkoji Temple

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Uedajo Castle Ruin Park

Invincible Castle Famous for Twice Repulsing the Tokugawa Shogunate.

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Cafe Satowa

New Style 'Michi-no-Eki' Road Station Serving Breakfast, too.

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Forest Tie-Dye

Tie-dye a Bandana Using Twigs for a Forest Momento.

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Nishi-Itoya in Kamikochi

Foreigner-friendly lodge in the heart of the Kamikochi basin.

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Karuizawa Torimikura

Poultry Restaurant boasting Local-Sourcing and Local-Cuisine.

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Jam-Making and Jam Factory Tour

Learn How to Make Jam From a Professional

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Yokokawa Gorge

Picturesque Gorge Famous for Vibrant Spring and Fall Colors.

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Takamine Onsen "Lamp Inn"

Romantic “Oil Lamp”-themed inn located at 2000 m featuring a panoramic “Above-the-Clouds” Bath.

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Auberge Tsutsuji to Kaede in Tateshina

Auberge Restaurant-Inn featuring an open-air onsen bath.

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Yumoto Saito-Ryokan in Shirahone

Grand, historical ryokan featuring Shirahone’s unique milky-white onsen water.

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Narai-juku Post Town

"Narai of a Thousand Houses" -- Longest Post Town in all of Japan.

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Ishii Miso Factory

Matsumoto’s Famous Maker of Aged Miso

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Aratojo Castle Historical Park

Hilltop Fortress from the Warring States Era

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Okaya Silk Museum “Silk Fact Okaya”

Silk Museum Adjacent to an Actual Operating Silk Factory

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St. Cousair's Winery & Vineyards

“Country Comfort” Winery and Garden Terrace

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Shinano Wine (Winery Tour)

Third Generation Winery

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Former Mikasa Hotel

Karuizawa's Landmark Japanese-built “Western” Hotel

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Shiraito Waterfall

70 meter-Wide Sylvan Waterfall

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St. Paul Catholic Church

Romantic Chapel Vestige of Karuizawa’s Missionary Roots

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Shaw Memorial Church

Oldest Church in Karuizawa Memorializing the Resort Town’s Founding Father

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Kyu-Karuizawa

The Iconic Main Street of Old Karuizawa.

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Oiwake-juku Post Town

Historical Crossroads Post Town Popular with Literary Scholars

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Katakurakan Bath House

Historical Roman-themed Bath House

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Nozawa Onsen Sparina

Year-Round Bath House with Onsen Pool

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Tsugaike Nature Park

A 1900 meter Altitude Treasure-Trove of Alpine Flowers

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Yanagi-Machi Post Town

The Past Meets the Present in Ueda City’s Historical Post Town

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Ryokan Sugimoto in Matsumoto's Utsukushigahara Onsen

3-Story Wooden Inn featuring jazz music and folk craft touches.

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Hakuba's Hotel Goryukan

At the foot of the Happone Ski Area. Unbeatable meals and onsen baths.

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Hotel Kisoji in Nagiso

Onsen Resort Hotel embracing the history and natural beauty of the Kiso Region.

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Ryokan Biyu no Yado

Located in the heart of Yudanaka Onsen, Convenient to the Snow Monkeys.

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Hotel Grand Phenix Okushiga

Natural construction complementing the location high in Oku-Shiga Kogen Mountains.

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K’s House Hakuba Alps

Reasonably priced lodging with full amenities.

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Yoshino-tei on the Tenryu River

Secluded Inn Overlooking the Tenryu River

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Tateshina-Ai

Indigo dye-themed hotel featuring traditional kaiseki-style dinners.

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Ikenotaira Hotel & Resort at Shirakaba Lake

Full-scale Family Resort Offering a Hassle-Free Stay.

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Ishii Miso Restaurant

Limited Availability (10 Servings per Day) Miso-based Lunch Straight from the 'Kura' (Maker).

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Chanko Cuisine Tamaya

Reasonably-Priced Healthy "Chanko" Stews.

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Karuizawa Meiji-tei

Unbearably Delicious Sauce Katsu-don.

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Chuo Alps Tozan-Guchi Meiji-tei

At the Base of the Chuo Alps, Sauce-Katsu with their own Original Sauce.

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Zenkoji Temple

The Legendary Temple at the Heart of Nagano City

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Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza

Vast Outlet Shopping Mall in Nagano’s Great Outdoors

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Fujioto Ryokan in Tsumago

Historical Ryokan Boasting a Traditional Japanese Garden.

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Keigetsu in Hirugami Onsen

Traditional Japanese Inn with Accents of Local Wood Furnishings Throughout.

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Hakuba Yamano-Hotel

Stylish Hotel Adjacent to the Happoone Ski Area Opposite the Olympic Ski Jump.

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Hakuba Onsen Ryokan Shirouma-So

Award-Winning Mountain Resort Ryokan

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Ryokan Shikisai no Yado KANOE

Quiet Japanese-style Hotel in a Pastoral Setting Far from Civilization.

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Kisoji-inn Daikichi

Small Inn Featuring Warm Wood Touches in a Relaxing Natural Setting.

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Hotel Hakuba Berg House

Recently Remodeled Ski Lodge with Views of the Hakuba Mountain Range.

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Shimaya Ryokan

Renowned Heartfelt Friendly Service Proudly Providing True Japanese Ryokan Hospitality.

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Echigoya Ryokan in Narai-Juku

Immerse in an Edo-era Inn in Edo-era Post Town Narai-juku

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Sugadaira Kogen Onsen Hotel

Sport (Ski, Rugby) and Relaxation Onsen Resort.

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Hakuba Mominoki Hotel

Government-registered Luxury Resort Hotel Featuring an Onsen Outdoor Bath.

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Hoshinoya Karuizawa

“Discover the Ultimate Japan Experience”

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Candela Guest House in Matsumoto

Hideaway Located in a Remodeled Miso Warehouse 5 min from Matsumoto Castle.

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Hotel Shoho in Matsumoto's Utsukushigahara Onsen

Matsumoto City – Utsukushigahara Onsen’s Landmark Accommodation.

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Matsumoto BackPackers

Guesthouse in a Typical Japanese Residence Minutes from Matsumoto Castle & Station.

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Izumiya Ryokan in Reisenji Onsen

Simple Onsen Inn Secluded in the Hills in Reisenji Onsen

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Ryukyo-tei on the Tenryu River

Hotel Perched on a Cliff above the Picturesque Tenryu Gorge

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Oyado Iseya in Narai-Juku

Friendly Service and Delicious Kiso Home Cooking.

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HAKUBA TOKYU HOTEL

International Resort Hotel Fashioned after a European Mountain Lodge, at Hakuba’s Mt. Happoone.

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Hoshino Resorts KAI Matsumoto

Art-Filled Inn Featuring a Blend of Traditional and Modern Japanese Design.

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Tokusawa-en in Kamikochi

Base for Climbing the Northern Alps, or Rest Stop While Walking the Kamikochi Basin.

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Tsutaya in Kiso-Fukushima

Relaxing Hotel Awash in the History of the Old Kiso Road.

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Vent Vert

French Country-style Auberge in Quaint Obuse

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Kamikochi Imperial Hotel

Built in 1933, Japan’s First Mountain Lodge.

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Address Nozawa

Boutique Apartment Hotel Featuring a Stylish Blend of Japanese and Western Design.

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Kawamotoya Ryokan

Modern Japanese-Styled Hotel with Natural Onsen in the Heart of Nozawa Onsen

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Nozawa View Hotel Shimataya

Hotel Overlooking the Nozawa Onsen Village.

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Hakuba Springs Hotel

Small Hotel with a Big Heart at the Base of Happo-One in the Northern Japanese Alps.

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Hotaka View Hotel

Resort Hotel at the Base of the Northern Japanese Alps.

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Hoshino Resorts KAI Alps in Omachi

Hoshino Resort’s “Japanese Countryside”-themed Inn in Omachi.

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Tsumago's Ryokan Matsushiroya

Two Century-old Inn Featuring Traditional Cuisine in Historical Tsumago-juku.

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Hotel La Neige Higashi-kan in Hakuba

Hakuba’s Small, Luxurious Hotel in the Woods.

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Nabekura Kogen(Heights) Mori no Ie

Wooden Cottages in Nabekura’s Beech Forest.

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Hotel Espoir Misawa at Tsugaike

Adjacent to the Tsugaike ski slope At the base of Hakuba Mtn.

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Guesthouse Kura

International Guesthouse in a Renovated Historical House in "Storehouse Town" Suzaka.

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Karuizawa's Cottage inn Log-Cabin

Log Cabin in the Woods -- Best Way to Enjoy Karuizawa's Nature.

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Zenkoji Fuchinobo

Temple Lodging along Zenkoji's Main Approach, Famous for Vegetarian Shojin Cuisine.

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Karuizawa Prince Hotels

More Than Just a Place to Stay, a Myriad of Activities to Enjoy.

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Oumei-tei Tsuji Ryokan

Togakushi Inn Famous for Soba (Buckwheat) Kaiseki Meals

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Matsumoto's Ryokan (Hotel) Marumo

"Dozo" Storehouse-styled Inn Steeped in Matsumoto's Castle Town Ambience.

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Happo Bijin

One Bowl Is All It Takes to Totally Enjoy Hakuba: Go-Tochi (Local) Ramen.

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Ohyokkuri Happo Honten

Grandma's Hakuba Homestyle Cooking.

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Soba Kurumaya

Classic Kiso Hand-made Soba Shop with a 300-Year History.

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Au Crieur de Vin

Casual French Cuisine.

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Kita-Alps Bokujyo

Great-Tasting Dairy from Cows Growing in Azumino's Natural Wonder.

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The Pub

Hakuba's Authentic English Pub with Darts and Pool.

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Ogino’s Steakhouse

Japanese Wagyu Steaks and Nagano Gibier Wild Game.

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Izakaya Kaz

Stylish Modern Izakaya Featuring Teppanyaki Grill and Sushi.

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Shara Japanese Restaurant

Locally-Run Restaurant Serving Sushi, Tempura, Shabu-shabu and Sukiyaki.

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The Beach Bar

Southern Tropical Beach-Themed Bar in the Hakuba's Wadano neighborhood.

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Kurassic-kan

Coffee Shop in a Storehouse Built in 1888, With a Japanese Garden.

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Restaurant Kamakura-mura

Winter Fairy Tale-Like Igloo Restaurant.

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Restaurant ST. COUSAIR

European-Style Restaurant Overlooking a Field of Wine Grapes.

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Cafe Levian Table & Tatami-Cafe Eboshi

Artisan Bakery in a Sake Warehouse.

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Bistro Matsushima-tei

Historical Post Town Building Reborn as Italian.

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Oni no Kuriya

Oven-steamed Rice Dishes at a Road Station with Onsen.

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Soba Kaya

Authentic Soba Noodles in an Edo-era Thatched Roof Building.

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Ramen Kameya

Feel At Home with Kameya's Locally-Sourced Ramen.

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Sen no Mizu

Heart-warming Nostalgic Home-style Cooking.

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Cafe Waraku

Pasta & Pancakes in a 'Kura' Storehouse.

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Sasa

Popular Soba and other Japanese Dishes at Reasonable Prices.

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Akaneya Coffee

Cafe Where Every Menu Item is an Original.

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Kikyoya

Simply Hakuba's Best Sushi.

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Asabano-an

Secluded Sweets Shop Hidden in a Garden by Mystical Kosuge Shrine.

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Soba Agare-ya

Stone-milled Soba Eaten Around a Hearth.

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Soba Tokkuriya

Handmade Japanese Cuisine in and Edo-era Post Town.

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Teisyaba Garden

Tea Time in a Community Flower Garden.

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Bakery Cafe SWEET in Nawate

Matsumoto's Old-Time Bakery Cafe.

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Say (Soan Annex Zama) in Nakamachi

Soan's Location in Matsumoto's Historical Nakamachi District.

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Ajari Cafe

Home of the Popular Ajari Burger.

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Soba Hojyo-an

Locally Grown and Milled "Homecoming Soba".

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Shabu-shabu Log-tei

Wagyu dining in Karuizawa's forest.

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Farm Restaurant Tomato no Ki

Buffet-style Restaurant with Views of the Southern Alps.

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Marumo

Folkcraft-themed Coffee Shop for Coffee Enthusiasts.

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RAKO Hananoi Hotel at Lake Suwa

Luxurious, Relaxing Lakeside Hotel.

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Matsumoto's Hotel Buena Vista

Matsumoto's Landmark City Hotel.

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Straw Craft Making

Deep Snow Country Iiyama's Wintertime Activity: Straw Craft Making.

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Wintertime Family Fun at a Snow Park

Exclusive Snow Park 1 Minute Walk from this Shirakaba Lake Hotel.

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Outdoor Family Fun at a Lakeside Amusement Park

Amusement Park and Adventure in the Great Outdoors Beside Shirakaba Lake.

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Alpine Yoga

Yoga Training in the Midst of the Hakuba Mountains.

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Flying Squirrel Watching Tour

Twilight Forest Walk to See Flying Squirrels.

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Snow Shoe Trekking in the Nabekura Beech Forest

Frollick with Snow Shoes in Nabekura's Powder Snow.

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Tea Time in Nabekura's Beech Forest

Go Trekking for a Picnic in Nabekura's Beech Forest.

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Hotel Tangram

All-in-One Resort Hotel Offereing Year-Round Enjoyment

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Volunteer Guide Tours in Ueda

Have a Volunteer English Guide Show You Ueda's Castle Town!

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Working Farm with Hands-On Activities

Fruit Picking, Farm & Cultural Activities on a Full Scale Farm -- Fun for the Whole Family.

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Fruit Picking at a Full-Scale Orchard in Shiojiri

Large-Scale Orchard Boasting Magical Varieties of Grapes.

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Izutsu Wine (Winery)

Winery with a View of the Northern Alps, Surrounded by Picturesque Vineyards

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Kita Yatsugatake Ropeway

Travel Through the Rarefied Air Of Northern Yatsugatake Mtn. in a 100-person Ropeway Car

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Unno-juku Post Town

Post Town with Distinctive Architecture and Beautiful Streetscape

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Ikushima-Tarushima Shrine

Distinct Vermilion-colored Shrine in Japan's Geographic Center

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Matsumoto Castle (National Treasure)

One of Japan's Finest Castles, With the Japanese Alps as a Backdrop

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Nakamachi Street in Matsumoto City

Matsumoto's Commercial Street with Distinctive Black & White Contrasting Storehouses

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Nawate Dori (street) in Matsumoto City

Frog Street -- Matsumoto's Edo Era-themed Shopping Street

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Matsumoto City Museum of Art

Museum Featuring Works by Matsumoto's Favorite Daughter, World-Famous Yayoi Kusama.

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Komoro Castle Ruins Kaikoen

Unusual "Castle in a Hole" with Beautifully Landscaped Grounds

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Lake Suwa Geyser Center

Hot Spring Geyser and 7-Spring Craters

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Experience Southern Nagano's Historical Past

Hands-On Activities to Experience the Historical Past of Southern Nagano.

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B&B Megu House ZuKu in Suwa

Stay with the Itoh Family at their Typical Japanese House.

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Chosenkaku Kameya in Shimo-Suwa

300-Year Old Inn With Famous Garden and Bath, Adjacent to Akinomiya Suwa Grand Shrine.

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Togakushi Campsite

Camp in an Open Field at the Base of Picturesque Togakushi Mountain.

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Ueda Mahoroba Youth Hostel in Bessho Onsen

"At-Home" Youth Hostel convenient to Bessho Onsen.

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Nakadanasou in Komoro

Old-fashioned Inn, Favorite of Shimazaki Toson. A Quiet Retreat for Adults.

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Guesthouse Obuse

4-Room Hotel / Tea Shop / Guide Center.

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Hotel Metropolitan Nagano

Full-scale "Grand Hotel" Adjacent to Nagano Station.

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Kanaguya

Iconic 4-story Wooden Ryokan in Historical Shibu Onsen

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Yorozuya

Landmark Yudanaka Onsen Ryokan with Famous Momoyama Bath and Historical Shoraiso Building

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Aburaya Ryokan at Lake Suwa

Lakeside Onsen Hotel Known for Friendly Hospitality.

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Nagano Dai-Ichi Hotel

Business Hotel Minutes from Nagano Station, Famous for Free Soba Noodles at Breakfast.

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Hotel Beniya at Lake Suwa

Hotel Offering a Choice of Rooms, Meals and Onsen Baths.

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Hotel Saginoyu at Lake Suwa

Classic Luxury at Suwa's Original Lakeside Hotel, with Distinct Amber-Colored Onsen Water.

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Sekisyo-Chaya

Japanese Eatery Close to Karuizawa Sta. with Fresh Fish Straight from the Sea of Japan, Local Poultry and Wide Variety of Sake.

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Kokuzo

Natural Yeast Artisan Bread Shop in a 150-Year Old Farmhouse.

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Yoshimuraya

Handmade Soba Noodle Restaurant in Tsumago-juku Post Town.

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Daikokuya

Kamiyamada Onsen's Tiny Cafeteria Famous for Their Ramen and Garlic-Sauce Tonkatsu Pork.

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Tsukiji-Ichiba-Syokudo Matsumoto Ekimae-ten

Lively Pub Featuring Seafood Fresh from Tokyo's Tsukiji Market.

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Silk-Related Crafts

Learn about Nagano’s Silk Heritage Through Hands-on Silk Crafts.

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Togura-Kamiyamada Onsen Geisha Show

30-Minute Interactive Geisha Performance.

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Glass Beadwork in Azumino

Explore Azumino’s Glass Art through Bead Craftwork.

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Ice Skating at M-Wave

Feel Like an Olympic Speedskater at M-Wave’s Olympic Ice Rink.

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Boat Cruise of Nojiri Lake

Cruise on Northern Nagano’s Mountain Gem, Nojiri Lake.

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Azumino Art Line Gallery Tour

Indulge in Art Azumino-Style by Touring the Art Line’s Galleries.

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Edo Bento & Gardens at the Tanaka Residence

Eat as a Wealthy Edo-Era Merchant Did with Tanaka House’s Re-Created Edo Bento.

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Go Jomon! Experience Japan's Prehistoric Era

Experience the Lifestyle of Japan’s Prehistoric Jomon Period.

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Togakure-ryu Ninja Training

Sneak a Peak into the World of Ninjas be a Lesson with a Togakure-do Master!

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Cherish Nagano's Countryside through Mayumi Takahashi's Doll Art

Nagano’s Country Lifestyle as Expressed by Mayumi Takahashi’s Doll Art.

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Chikuma River Fish Cuisine

River Fish Cuisine at a Simple Shack along the Chikuma River.

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Tsukemono (Japanese Pickles) Cooking Lesson

Learn Recipes Using Japanese Pickles at a Boutique Tsukemono Store.

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Tour Tsumago's Historical Lodging

Enlightening Tour of Tsumago’s Excellently-Preserved Honjin Inn.

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Walk the Old Nakasendo Between Magome and Tsumago

Walk Through Time Along this Unspoiled Stretch of the Historical Nakasendo Road.

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Silk Weaving Experience (Ueda Tsumugi)

Sit at a 100-Year Old Loom and Make Your Own Ueda Silk Weaving.

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Appreciating Ukiyoe Wood Block Print Art

Rotating Displays of Japan’s Largest Collection of Ukiyoe Woodblock Prints.

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Komagatake Ropeway to Senjojiki Cirque

Ascend to the High-Alpine Senjojiki Cirque with Ease via the Komagatake Ropeway.

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Sasazushi at Kajika-tei

Try Northern Nagano’s Iconic Sasa-Sushi and Tomikura Soba at the Landmark Kajika-tei.

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Insect Cuisine

Are You Brave Enough to Try a Meal of Insects?

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Gibier (Wild Game Meat)

Are You Game to Try Game? Do as the Nagano-ites Do and Eat Wild Game Meat.

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Fruit Picking at Kamiyamada's Crown Farm

Eat Fresh Grapes and Apples You Pick Yourself at this Foreigner-friendly, Family-run Orchard in Kamiyamada.

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Apple Picking in Iida's Sanwa Orchard

Fruit-Picking and Apple Pie Baking at this Large Orchard.

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Zazen Meditation -- 5am Zazen at Kaigen-ji

Quiet Your Mind with 5am Zazen Meditation at Historical Kaigen-ji Temple.

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Visit to Nagato Ranch Dairy Farm

Make Ice Cream, Butter and More at this Working Dairy Farm.

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Hotto Stay Rural Visit

Rural Lifestyle Mini-Experience.

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Soba-Uchi (Making Buckwheat Noodles) at Togakushi Tonkururin

Make Soba Noodles by Hand at Buckwheat Mecca Togakushi.

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Soba-Uchi (Making Buckwheat Noodles) at Soba Mecca Kaida Kogen

Make Soba Noodles by Hand in Kaida Kogen, Buckwheat Paradise at Mt. Ontake.

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Heritage Horseback Riding in Kiso

Horseback Riding on Kiso’s Own Breed of Horses.

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Learn How to Make Oyaki Dumplings at Ogawa Village

Venture to Ogawa Village, the Oyaki Heartland, to Make Dumplings.

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Learn How to Make Miso Paste

Learn How to Make Miso Paste at Nagano City’s Premier Miso-Maker Suyakame.

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'Sansai' (Mountain Vegetables) Gathering

Go with a Guide to Nozawa Onsen’s Mountains to Gather Wild Plants.

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Wasabizuke-Making Lesson at Daio Wasabi Farm

Tour the Wasabi Farm and Learn How to Cook with Wasabi.

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Japanese Confectionary (Wagashi) Making

Making ‘Wagashi’ Is an Art – Iida’s Famous Confectionary Shop Teaches the Techniques.

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How to do Sunki Lacto-Fermenting

Learn to Make Kiso Valley’s Unique Salt-free Pickling Technique.

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Master Gohei Mochi Making

Make Kiso’s Specialty Mochi-rice Sweats.

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Make Chopsticks out of Hinoki

Use Kiso’s Famed Hinoki Wood to Make Your Own Pair of Chopsticks.

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Uchiyama Washi (Japanese Paper) Workshop in Iiyama

Japanese Paper Making Using this Distinct Deep-Snow Country Process.

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Matsushiro-yaki Pottery Lesson

Create an Original Piece of Matsushiro-yaki, Nagano’s Premier Pottery Style.

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'Temari' Handball Workshop

A Symbol of Matsumoto, Make a Temari Ball as a Momento of your Stay.

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Music Box Workshop

Discover the Wonders of Music Boxes

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Mizuhiki Lesson

Learn the Fine points of Mizuhiki in Iida, Birthplace of This Distinct Craft.

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Sake Tasting at the Venerable Masumi Brewery

Sample Sake at Nagano’s Premier Brewery, Birthplace of Yeast Number Seven.

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Hyakuso herbal medicine factory tour

Tour the Factory of Natural Herbal Medicine Maker Hyakuso.

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Kanten Papa Garden

See Kanten Papa’s Unusual Agar Making Process.

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Nanawarai Sake Brewery Tour

Tour the Nanawarai’s Sake Brewery, the Pride of Kiso Valley.

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Zazen Meditation -- With a German Priestess at Horakuan

Practice Zazen Meditation with Guidance in English or German in Suzaka.

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Zazen Meditation -- At Bessho Onsen's Historical Anraku-ji Temple

Attend a Zazen Meditation Session at Bessho Onsen’s Historical Anraku-Ji Temple.

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Obuse's Half Marathon

Quirky Half-Marathon in the Quaint Town of Obuse.

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Guided Tour of Zenkoji Temple

Tour the Venerable Zenkoji Temple with the Knowledgeable Bonsho no Kai Volunteers.

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Kamesei Ryokan in Onsen Town Togura-Kamiyamada

Friendly, Traditional Japanese Onsen Inn run by an American-Japanese couple.

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Shioda Plain Temple Walk

Take in the Historical Temples around Bessho Onsen with this 1-Day Tour.

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Clear Bottom Boat Ride in Azumino

Ride a Boat down a Spring-fed Stream past Romantic Waterwheels.

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Outdoor sculptures

See Spectacular Artwork in a Spectacular Mountaintop Setting.

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Tenryu River Boat Tour

Ride the Rapids of the Tenryu River’s Mid-Stretch with Traditionally-Garbed Guides.

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Tenryu River Rhein Boat Ride

Leisurely Boat Ride through the Beautiful Tenryu River Gorge.

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Onsen-in-a-River: Kiriake Onsen

Dig Your Own Bath and Enjoy the Onsen Water Bubbling Up from the Riverbed.

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Onsen-Hopping at Shibu Onsen

Soak in Shibu Onsen’s 9 Public Baths for Good Luck.

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Onsen-by-Cable-Car

Ride a Cable Car up to Tokiwakan’s Panorama Onsen Baths.

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Barrel Bath at Rinrinkan

Build a Fire to Heat the Water for your own Barrel Bath.

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Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival

Hear World-renowned Musicians from across the Globe Perform in Matsumoto.

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Crafts Fair Matsumoto

Browse Japan’s Premier Outdoor Arts & Crafts Fair.

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Lake Suwa Fireworks Display

Watch Nagano’s Biggest Fireworks Displays (One of the Most Famous in Japan).

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Takato Castle Site Park Cherry Blossoms

Castle Remains Surrounded by Pink Cherry Blossoms in Early April.

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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.

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Oshika Kabuki Performance

Watch a Performance of a Rare Countryside Kabuki, Twice Yearly.

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Guided Tour of Matsumoto Castle

Tour National Treasure Matsumoto Castle with the Helpful ALSA Guides.

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Geological Wonder: Japan Median Tectonic Line

Learn About the Geological Fault Line Crossing Honshu.

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'Kanjiki' Snow Shoes Making Workshop & Hike

Make a Bit of Nagano’s Deep Snow Heritage: Kanjiki Traditional Snow Shoes.

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Search for Hidden Hamlet

Go Trekking to Find Otari Village’s Hamlet Only Accessible on Foot

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Curling Lesson 60

Try Your Hand at Curling at Japan's Largest Year-Round Curling Center.

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Watchmaking

Assemble a Watch in Suwa, the Switzerland of Japan.

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Photographing Japanese Macaques in the Wild

Observe Japanese Monkeys Up-Close in Their Natural Habitat

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Hotel New Station Matsumoto

Hometown-Favorite Business Hotel next to Matsumoto Station.

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Learning to Make Oyaki Dumplings Near Zenkoji

Make Oyaki Dumplings at Ogawa Village’s Zenkoji Shop.

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Uchiyama Washi (Japanese Paper) Making at Kamisukiya (Kijimadaira Village)

Kijimadaira’s Version of Snow-Country Uchiyama Paper Making.

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Metal Engraving with an Iiyama Master Craftsman

Have One of Iiyama’s Master Craftsmen Show How to Engrave Brass.

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Smelt Fishing at Nojiri Lake

Go Fishing for Smelt on Lake Nojiri.

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Eat Komagane Sauce Katsu Don at an Official Restaurant

Try Komagane’s Famous Sauce Katsu Specialty Dish at One of these Fine Restaurants.

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Walking Kamikochi's Weston Loop

Stroll along the Base of the 2,000-Meter High Kamikochi Valley.

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Try Your Hand at Kyudo (Japanese Archery)

Experience Kyudo, Japan’s Spiritual Version of Archery.

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Nakano Clay Doll Painting

Paint Your Own Artistic Nakano Clay Doll.

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Spicy Udon at Onsen Town Togura-Kamiyamada

Udon Noodles with the Nefariously Spicy Nezumi Daikon Radish.

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Wafuku (Japanese Clothing) Tutorial

Curious How Traditional Japanese Clothing Works? Have Saito-san Explain All.

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Miso Soup Making Lesson

Learn How to Make That Most Basic of Japanese Cuisine: Miso Soup.

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Glass Blowing in Karuizawa

Try a New Experience While Visiting Nagano – Glassblowing!

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Hiking to Togakushi's Giant Cedar Trees

Nature’s Power Awaits You at the Massive Cedar Trees Lining the Path to ‘Okusha’.

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Hiking to Happo-ike Pond

Take in the Stunning Views of Happo Pond High Up in the Hakuba Range.

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Climb an Active Volcano in the Japanese Alps: Yakedake

Popular Day-Hike to a Dynamic Active Volcano from Kamikochi.

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Uematsuya Ryokan in Bessho Onsen

Friendly Ryokan in the Center of Bessho Onsen.

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Hotel Hakuba Hifumi

Classy, Family-Run Ryokan in the Heart of Hakuba Village

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Hotel Platon

City Hotel Amenities at Reasonable Prices with Onsen Baths.

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Senshinkan Matsuya

Friendly, Family-Run Inn in the Heart of Shibu Onsen.

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Matsumoto Hotel Kagetsu

Hotel with Japanese Accents in the Heart of Matsumoto.

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Hotel Haus St.Anton

Family-Run Austrian-themed Lodge in the Heart of Nozawa Onsen Village.

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Yuzan in Onsen Town Togura-Kamiyamada

One of the Major Ryokans in Onsen Town Togura-Kamiyamada.

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Tourist Hotel Green Plaza in Onsen Town Togura-Kamiyamada

Budget-priced Accommodation in Onsen Town Togura-Kamiyamada.

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Aritaya Ryokan in Onsen Town Togura-Kamiyamada

Traditional Family-Run 100-Year Old Wooden Inn

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Ogiwarakan in Onsen Town Togura-Kamiyamada

Medium-sized Ryokan Famous for Congenial Service

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Chuo Hotel in Onsen Town Togura-Kamiyamada

Family-run Traditional Inn with a Folk Art Theme

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Saito Hotel in Kakeyu Onsen

Modern High-Rise Onsen Hotel in Kakeyu Onsen.

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Resort Hotel Tateshina

Resort Hotel on the Shores of Tateshina Lake Surrounded by Forests at the Foot of Mt.Yatsugatake.

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Yudanaka Seifuso

Family-run Traditional Ryokan 2-min from Yudanaka Station with Private Onsen Bath and WiFi.

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Hanaya in Bessho Onsen

Traditional Japanese Construction Built by Master Craftsmen with Western Accents for a "Taisho Romance" Feel.

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Sierra Resort Hakuba

Hakuba's Luxury Resort Hotel with At-Home Relaxing Feel.

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Tobira Onsen Myojinkan

A solitary inn tucked into the foothills at the 1050m level of the Utsukushigahara Plateau. Relais & Châteaux member.

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Matsumoto Marunouchi Hotel

Hotel Located Steps from Matsumoto Castle in the City's Historical and Cultural Heart.

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Candytuft

Small, Family-run Pension in the Heart of Sylvan Karuizawa.

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Matsukawa Gorge

Picturesque River Gorge with 3 Waterfalls and 8 Hot Springs Districts

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Kokuya in Shibu Onsen

Sukiya (Tea House)-Style Ryokan Founded 400 Years Ago, Close to Jigokudani Wild Monkey Park.

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Jinpyo-kaku Honten in Kanbayashi Onsen

Old-Fashioned Inn Loved by Literary and Political Greats.

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Hokusaikan

Actual Works by Woodblock Print Master Hokusai

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Hikari-ya Nishi

Macrobiotic Fine French Dining in a Remodeled 120-Year Old Storehouse.

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Hikari-ya Higashi

Fine Japanese Dining in a Stylishly Remodeled 130-Year-Old Storehouse.

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Tateshina Tokyu Hotel

Classic, Luxury Hotel Perfect for Enjoying the Tateshina Wilderness.

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Suwa Garasunosato (Glass Center)

Japan's Largest Glass Art-Related Activities Center

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Honjin Iwanami-ke Museum

Edo-Era Traveler's Lodge with the Nakasendo's Best Garden

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Suwa Grand Shrine Kamisuwa Honmiya (Main Hall)

Historical Shrine of the Great Pillars Festival

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Suwa Taisha(Grand Shrine) Shimosha Akimiya

One of the four Grand Shrines of Suwa, Featuring an Ancient 800-Year Old Tree and Colossal Straw Rope

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Daio Wasabi Farm

Japan's Largest Wasabi Farm in the Pristine Waters of Azumino

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Soba Noodle Making in Matsumoto

Make (then Eat!) Soba at this Premier Noodle Shop 2 Minutes from Matsumoto Castle.

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Yakimochiya

Old 'Kominka' Farmhouse-Styled Thatched-Roof Building Featuring an Irori Hearth.

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Matsumoto's Nunoya Ryokan

Wooden Inn in Central Matsumoto, Featured in Lonely Planet

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Oyaki Dumpling Making at Yakimochiya

Learn How to Make Oyaki Dumplings at the Hearth of this Thatched Roof Farmhouse.

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Awanoyu in Shirahone Onsen

Relax in Awanoyu's Milky White Mineral Water in Famous Shirahone Onsen.

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Mountainside Tokiwakan in Komoro

Ride a Cable Car to an Above-The-Clouds Outdoor Onsen Bath.

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Suyakame Main Store

Original Miso-Based Menu at Zenkoji's Original Miso Maker.

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Ogawa-no-sho Daimon Shop

Nagano's Own Oyaki Dumplings Cooked on Coals on a Hearth.

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Yayoiza

Serving Nagano's Heritage Cuisine at the Entrance to Zenkoji.

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Uotoshi Ryokan in Yudanaka

Ryokan with a Kyudo (Japanese Archery) Range.

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1166 Backpackers at Zenkoji Temple

Small Guesthouse in an Old Temple Neighborhood

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Monzen Machiya Gallery Juniten

86-year old Renovated Machiya Near the Entrance to Zenkoji.

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Restaurant CLASUWA

Suwa Lakeside Stylish Restaurant.

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Highland Inn ease

Pension in Southern Karuizawa Popular With Foreigners.

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Kiso-Fukushima 'Furusato Taikenkan' Activities Hall

The Place to Experience Kiso Valley's Distinct Culture

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Enza café & ramen enza

A stylish café and ramen restaurant located at the trail head leading to the Snow Monkey Park

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