Nagano Shimizuya Ryokan
Traditional Ryokan 5-min Walk from Zenkoji Temple
Uedajo Castle Ruin Park
Invincible Castle Famous for Twice Repulsing the Tokugawa Shogunate.
New Style 'Michi-no-Eki' Road Station Serving Breakfast, too.
Tie-dye a Bandana Using Twigs for a Forest Momento.
Nishi-Itoya in Kamikochi
Foreigner-friendly lodge in the heart of the Kamikochi basin.
Poultry Restaurant boasting Local-Sourcing and Local-Cuisine.
Jam-Making and Jam Factory Tour
Learn How to Make Jam From a Professional
Picturesque Gorge Famous for Vibrant Spring and Fall Colors.
Takamine Onsen "Lamp Inn"
Romantic “Oil Lamp”-themed inn located at 2000 m featuring a panoramic “Above-the-Clouds” Bath.
Auberge Tsutsuji to Kaede in Tateshina
Auberge Restaurant-Inn featuring an open-air onsen bath.
Yumoto Saito-Ryokan in Shirahone
Grand, historical ryokan featuring Shirahone’s unique milky-white onsen water.
Narai-juku Post Town
"Narai of a Thousand Houses" -- Longest Post Town in all of Japan.
Ishii Miso Factory
Matsumoto’s Famous Maker of Aged Miso
Aratojo Castle Historical Park
Hilltop Fortress from the Warring States Era
Okaya Silk Museum “Silk Fact Okaya”
Silk Museum Adjacent to an Actual Operating Silk Factory
St. Cousair's Winery & Vineyards
“Country Comfort” Winery and Garden Terrace
Shinano Wine (Winery Tour)
Third Generation Winery
Former Mikasa Hotel
Karuizawa's Landmark Japanese-built “Western” Hotel
70 meter-Wide Sylvan Waterfall
St. Paul Catholic Church
Romantic Chapel Vestige of Karuizawa’s Missionary Roots
Shaw Memorial Church
Oldest Church in Karuizawa Memorializing the Resort Town’s Founding Father
The Iconic Main Street of Old Karuizawa.
Oiwake-juku Post Town
Historical Crossroads Post Town Popular with Literary Scholars
Katakurakan Bath House
Historical Roman-themed Bath House
Nozawa Onsen Sparina
Year-Round Bath House with Onsen Pool
Tsugaike Nature Park
A 1900 meter Altitude Treasure-Trove of Alpine Flowers
Yanagi-Machi Post Town
The Past Meets the Present in Ueda City’s Historical Post Town
Ryokan Sugimoto in Matsumoto's Utsukushigahara Onsen
3-Story Wooden Inn featuring jazz music and folk craft touches.
Hakuba's Hotel Goryukan
At the foot of the Happone Ski Area. Unbeatable meals and onsen baths.
Hotel Kisoji in Nagiso
Onsen Resort Hotel embracing the history and natural beauty of the Kiso Region.
Ryokan Biyu no Yado
Located in the heart of Yudanaka Onsen, Convenient to the Snow Monkeys.
Hotel Grand Phenix Okushiga
Natural construction complementing the location high in Oku-Shiga Kogen Mountains.
K’s House Hakuba Alps
Reasonably priced lodging with full amenities.
Yoshino-tei on the Tenryu River
Secluded Inn Overlooking the Tenryu River
Indigo dye-themed hotel featuring traditional kaiseki-style dinners.
Ikenotaira Hotel & Resort at Shirakaba Lake
Full-scale Family Resort Offering a Hassle-Free Stay.
Ishii Miso Restaurant
Limited Availability (10 Servings per Day) Miso-based Lunch Straight from the 'Kura' (Maker).
Chanko Cuisine Tamaya
Reasonably-Priced Healthy "Chanko" Stews.
Unbearably Delicious Sauce Katsu-don.
Chuo Alps Tozan-Guchi Meiji-tei
At the Base of the Chuo Alps, Sauce-Katsu with their own Original Sauce.
The Legendary Temple at the Heart of Nagano City
Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza
Vast Outlet Shopping Mall in Nagano’s Great Outdoors
Fujioto Ryokan in Tsumago
Historical Ryokan Boasting a Traditional Japanese Garden.
Keigetsu in Hirugami Onsen
Traditional Japanese Inn with Accents of Local Wood Furnishings Throughout.
Stylish Hotel Adjacent to the Happoone Ski Area Opposite the Olympic Ski Jump.
Hakuba Onsen Ryokan Shirouma-So
Award-Winning Mountain Resort Ryokan
Ryokan Shikisai no Yado KANOE
Quiet Japanese-style Hotel in a Pastoral Setting Far from Civilization.
Small Inn Featuring Warm Wood Touches in a Relaxing Natural Setting.
Hotel Hakuba Berg House
Recently Remodeled Ski Lodge with Views of the Hakuba Mountain Range.
Renowned Heartfelt Friendly Service Proudly Providing True Japanese Ryokan Hospitality.
Echigoya Ryokan in Narai-Juku
Immerse in an Edo-era Inn in Edo-era Post Town Narai-juku
Sugadaira Kogen Onsen Hotel
Sport (Ski, Rugby) and Relaxation Onsen Resort.
Hakuba Mominoki Hotel
Government-registered Luxury Resort Hotel Featuring an Onsen Outdoor Bath.
“Discover the Ultimate Japan Experience”
Candela Guest House in Matsumoto
Hideaway Located in a Remodeled Miso Warehouse 5 min from Matsumoto Castle.
Hotel Shoho in Matsumoto's Utsukushigahara Onsen
Matsumoto City – Utsukushigahara Onsen’s Landmark Accommodation.
Guesthouse in a Typical Japanese Residence Minutes from Matsumoto Castle & Station.
Izumiya Ryokan in Reisenji Onsen
Simple Onsen Inn Secluded in the Hills in Reisenji Onsen
Ryukyo-tei on the Tenryu River
Hotel Perched on a Cliff above the Picturesque Tenryu Gorge
Oyado Iseya in Narai-Juku
Friendly Service and Delicious Kiso Home Cooking.
HAKUBA TOKYU HOTEL
International Resort Hotel Fashioned after a European Mountain Lodge, at Hakuba’s Mt. Happoone.
Hoshino Resorts KAI Matsumoto
Art-Filled Inn Featuring a Blend of Traditional and Modern Japanese Design.
Tokusawa-en in Kamikochi
Base for Climbing the Northern Alps, or Rest Stop While Walking the Kamikochi Basin.
Tsutaya in Kiso-Fukushima
Relaxing Hotel Awash in the History of the Old Kiso Road.
French Country-style Auberge in Quaint Obuse
Kamikochi Imperial Hotel
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
Nozawa View Hotel Shimataya
Hotel Overlooking the Nozawa Onsen Village.
Hakuba Springs Hotel
Small Hotel with a Big Heart at the Base of Happo-One in the Northern Japanese Alps.
Hotaka View Hotel
Resort Hotel at the Base of the Northern Japanese Alps.
Hoshino Resorts KAI Alps in Omachi
Hoshino Resort’s “Japanese Countryside”-themed Inn in Omachi.
Tsumago's Ryokan Matsushiroya
Two Century-old Inn Featuring Traditional Cuisine in Historical Tsumago-juku.
Hotel La Neige Higashi-kan in Hakuba
Hakuba’s Small, Luxurious Hotel in the Woods.
Nabekura Kogen(Heights) Mori no Ie
Wooden Cottages in Nabekura’s Beech Forest.
Hotel Espoir Misawa at Tsugaike
Adjacent to the Tsugaike ski slope At the base of Hakuba Mtn.
International Guesthouse in a Renovated Historical House in "Storehouse Town" Suzaka.
Karuizawa's Cottage inn Log-Cabin
Log Cabin in the Woods -- Best Way to Enjoy Karuizawa's Nature.
Temple Lodging along Zenkoji's Main Approach, Famous for Vegetarian Shojin Cuisine.
Karuizawa Prince Hotels
More Than Just a Place to Stay, a Myriad of Activities to Enjoy.
Oumei-tei Tsuji Ryokan
Togakushi Inn Famous for Soba (Buckwheat) Kaiseki Meals
Matsumoto's Ryokan (Hotel) Marumo
"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.
Ohyokkuri Happo Honten
Grandma's Hakuba Homestyle Cooking.
Classic Kiso Hand-made Soba Shop with a 300-Year History.
Au Crieur de Vin
Casual French Cuisine.
Great-Tasting Dairy from Cows Growing in Azumino's Natural Wonder.
Hakuba's Authentic English Pub with Darts and Pool.
Japanese Wagyu Steaks and Nagano Gibier Wild Game.
Stylish Modern Izakaya Featuring Teppanyaki Grill and Sushi.
Shara Japanese Restaurant
Locally-Run Restaurant Serving Sushi, Tempura, Shabu-shabu and Sukiyaki.
The Beach Bar
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.
Restaurant ST. COUSAIR
European-Style Restaurant Overlooking a Field of Wine Grapes.
Cafe Levian Table & Tatami-Cafe Eboshi
Artisan Bakery in a Sake Warehouse.
Historical Post Town Building Reborn as Italian.
Oni no Kuriya
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.
Sen no Mizu
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.
Bakery Cafe SWEET in Nawate
Matsumoto's Old-Time Bakery Cafe.
Say (Soan Annex Zama) in Nakamachi
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.
Farm Restaurant Tomato no Ki
Buffet-style Restaurant with Views of the Southern Alps.
Folkcraft-themed Coffee Shop for Coffee Enthusiasts.
RAKO Hananoi Hotel at Lake Suwa
Luxurious, Relaxing Lakeside Hotel.
Matsumoto's Hotel Buena Vista
Matsumoto's Landmark City Hotel.
Straw Craft Making
Deep Snow Country Iiyama's Wintertime Activity: Straw Craft Making.
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.
Yoga Training in the Midst of the Hakuba Mountains.
Flying Squirrel Watching Tour
Twilight Forest Walk to See Flying Squirrels.
Snow Shoe Trekking in the Nabekura Beech Forest
Frollick with Snow Shoes in Nabekura's Powder Snow.
Tea Time in Nabekura's Beech Forest
Go Trekking for a Picnic in Nabekura's Beech Forest.
All-in-One Resort Hotel Offereing Year-Round Enjoyment
Volunteer Guide Tours in Ueda
Have a Volunteer English Guide Show You Ueda's Castle Town!
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.
Izutsu Wine (Winery)
Winery with a View of the Northern Alps, Surrounded by Picturesque Vineyards
Kita Yatsugatake Ropeway
Travel Through the Rarefied Air Of Northern Yatsugatake Mtn. in a 100-person Ropeway Car
Unno-juku Post Town
Post Town with Distinctive Architecture and Beautiful Streetscape
Distinct Vermilion-colored Shrine in Japan's Geographic Center
Matsumoto Castle (National Treasure)
One of Japan's Finest Castles, With the Japanese Alps as a Backdrop
Nakamachi Street in Matsumoto City
Matsumoto's Commercial Street with Distinctive Black & White Contrasting Storehouses
Nawate Dori (street) in Matsumoto City
Frog Street -- Matsumoto's Edo Era-themed Shopping Street
Matsumoto City Museum of Art
Museum Featuring Works by Matsumoto's Favorite Daughter, World-Famous Yayoi Kusama.
Komoro Castle Ruins Kaikoen
Unusual "Castle in a Hole" with Beautifully Landscaped Grounds
Lake Suwa Geyser Center
Hot Spring Geyser and 7-Spring Craters
Experience Southern Nagano's Historical Past
Hands-On Activities to Experience the Historical Past of Southern Nagano.
B&B Megu House ZuKu in Suwa
Stay with the Itoh Family at their Typical Japanese House.
Chosenkaku Kameya in Shimo-Suwa
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.
Ueda Mahoroba Youth Hostel in Bessho Onsen
"At-Home" Youth Hostel convenient to Bessho Onsen.
Nakadanasou in Komoro
Old-fashioned Inn, Favorite of Shimazaki Toson. A Quiet Retreat for Adults.
4-Room Hotel / Tea Shop / Guide Center.
Hotel Metropolitan Nagano
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
Aburaya Ryokan at Lake Suwa
Lakeside Onsen Hotel Known for Friendly Hospitality.
Nagano Dai-Ichi Hotel
Business Hotel Minutes from Nagano Station, Famous for Free Soba Noodles at Breakfast.
Hotel Beniya at Lake Suwa
Hotel Offering a Choice of Rooms, Meals and Onsen Baths.
Hotel Saginoyu at Lake Suwa
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.
Tsukiji-Ichiba-Syokudo Matsumoto Ekimae-ten
Lively Pub Featuring Seafood Fresh from Tokyo's Tsukiji Market.
Learn about Nagano’s Silk Heritage Through Hands-on Silk Crafts.
Togura-Kamiyamada Onsen Geisha Show
30-Minute Interactive Geisha Performance.
Glass Beadwork in Azumino
Explore Azumino’s Glass Art through Bead Craftwork.
Ice Skating at M-Wave
Feel Like an Olympic Speedskater at M-Wave’s Olympic Ice Rink.
Boat Cruise of Nojiri Lake
Cruise on Northern Nagano’s Mountain Gem, Nojiri Lake.
Azumino Art Line Gallery Tour
Indulge in Art Azumino-Style by Touring the Art Line’s Galleries.
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.
Tour Tsumago's Historical Lodging
Enlightening Tour of Tsumago’s Excellently-Preserved Honjin Inn.
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.
Are You Brave Enough to Try a Meal of Insects?
Gibier (Wild Game Meat)
Are You Game to Try Game? Do as the Nagano-ites Do and Eat Wild Game Meat.
Fruit Picking at Kamiyamada's Crown Farm
Eat Fresh Grapes and Apples You Pick Yourself at this Foreigner-friendly, Family-run Orchard in Kamiyamada.
Apple Picking in Iida's Sanwa Orchard
Fruit-Picking and Apple Pie Baking at this Large Orchard.
Zazen Meditation -- 5am Zazen at Kaigen-ji
Quiet Your Mind with 5am Zazen Meditation at Historical Kaigen-ji Temple.
Visit to Nagato Ranch Dairy Farm
Make Ice Cream, Butter and More at this Working Dairy Farm.
Hotto Stay Rural Visit
Rural Lifestyle Mini-Experience.
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.
Heritage Horseback Riding in Kiso
Horseback Riding on Kiso’s Own Breed of Horses.
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.
How to do Sunki Lacto-Fermenting
Learn to Make Kiso Valley’s Unique Salt-free Pickling Technique.
Master Gohei Mochi Making
Make Kiso’s Specialty Mochi-rice Sweats.
Make Chopsticks out of Hinoki
Use Kiso’s Famed Hinoki Wood to Make Your Own Pair of Chopsticks.
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.
'Temari' Handball Workshop
A Symbol of Matsumoto, Make a Temari Ball as a Momento of your Stay.
Music Box Workshop
Discover the Wonders of Music Boxes
Learn the Fine points of Mizuhiki in Iida, Birthplace of This Distinct Craft.
Sake Tasting at the Venerable Masumi Brewery
Sample Sake at Nagano’s Premier Brewery, Birthplace of Yeast Number Seven.
Hyakuso herbal medicine factory tour
Tour the Factory of Natural Herbal Medicine Maker Hyakuso.
Kanten Papa Garden
See Kanten Papa’s Unusual Agar Making Process.
Nanawarai Sake Brewery Tour
Tour the Nanawarai’s Sake Brewery, the Pride of Kiso Valley.
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.
Obuse's Half Marathon
Quirky Half-Marathon in the Quaint Town of Obuse.
Guided Tour of Zenkoji Temple
Tour the Venerable Zenkoji Temple with the Knowledgeable Bonsho no Kai Volunteers.
Kamesei Ryokan in Onsen Town Togura-Kamiyamada
Friendly, Traditional Japanese Onsen Inn run by an American-Japanese couple.
Shioda Plain Temple Walk
Take in the Historical Temples around Bessho Onsen with this 1-Day Tour.
Clear Bottom Boat Ride in Azumino
Ride a Boat down a Spring-fed Stream past Romantic Waterwheels.
See Spectacular Artwork in a Spectacular Mountaintop Setting.
Tenryu River Boat Tour
Ride the Rapids of the Tenryu River’s Mid-Stretch with Traditionally-Garbed Guides.
Tenryu River Rhein Boat Ride
Leisurely Boat Ride through the Beautiful Tenryu River Gorge.
Onsen-in-a-River: Kiriake Onsen
Dig Your Own Bath and Enjoy the Onsen Water Bubbling Up from the Riverbed.
Onsen-Hopping at Shibu Onsen
Soak in Shibu Onsen’s 9 Public Baths for Good Luck.
Ride a Cable Car up to Tokiwakan’s Panorama Onsen Baths.
Hike-in to Honzawa Onsen's Above-the-Clouds Bath
Barrel Bath at Rinrinkan
Build a Fire to Heat the Water for your own Barrel Bath.
Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival
Hear World-renowned Musicians from across the Globe Perform in Matsumoto.
Crafts Fair Matsumoto
Browse Japan’s Premier Outdoor Arts & Crafts Fair.
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.
Oshika Kabuki Performance
Watch a Performance of a Rare Countryside Kabuki, Twice Yearly.
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.
Search for Hidden Hamlet
Go Trekking to Find Otari Village’s Hamlet Only Accessible on Foot
Curling Lesson 60
Try Your Hand at Curling at Japan's Largest Year-Round Curling Center.
Assemble a Watch in Suwa, the Switzerland of Japan.
Photographing Japanese Macaques in the Wild
Observe Japanese Monkeys Up-Close in Their Natural Habitat
Hotel New Station Matsumoto
Hometown-Favorite Business Hotel next to Matsumoto Station.
Learning to Make Oyaki Dumplings Near Zenkoji
Make Oyaki Dumplings at Ogawa Village’s Zenkoji Shop.
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.
Smelt Fishing at Nojiri Lake
Go Fishing for Smelt on Lake Nojiri.
Eat Komagane Sauce Katsu Don at an Official Restaurant
Try Komagane’s Famous Sauce Katsu Specialty Dish at One of these Fine Restaurants.
Walking Kamikochi's Weston Loop
Stroll along the Base of the 2,000-Meter High Kamikochi Valley.
Try Your Hand at Kyudo (Japanese Archery)
Experience Kyudo, Japan’s Spiritual Version of Archery.
Nakano Clay Doll Painting
Paint Your Own Artistic Nakano Clay Doll.
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.
Miso Soup Making Lesson
Learn How to Make That Most Basic of Japanese Cuisine: Miso Soup.
Glass Blowing in Karuizawa
Try a New Experience While Visiting Nagano – Glassblowing!
Hiking to Togakushi's Giant Cedar Trees
Nature’s Power Awaits You at the Massive Cedar Trees Lining the Path to ‘Okusha’.
Hiking to Happo-ike Pond
Take in the Stunning Views of Happo Pond High Up in the Hakuba Range.
Climb an Active Volcano in the Japanese Alps: Yakedake
Popular Day-Hike to a Dynamic Active Volcano from Kamikochi.
Uematsuya Ryokan in Bessho Onsen
Friendly Ryokan in the Center of Bessho Onsen.
Hotel Hakuba Hifumi
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.
Matsumoto Hotel Kagetsu
Hotel with Japanese Accents in the Heart of Matsumoto.
Hotel Haus St.Anton
Family-Run Austrian-themed Lodge in the Heart of Nozawa Onsen Village.
Yuzan in Onsen Town Togura-Kamiyamada
One of the Major Ryokans in Onsen Town Togura-Kamiyamada.
Tourist Hotel Green Plaza in Onsen Town Togura-Kamiyamada
Budget-priced Accommodation in Onsen Town Togura-Kamiyamada.
Aritaya Ryokan in Onsen Town Togura-Kamiyamada
Traditional Family-Run 100-Year Old Wooden Inn
Ogiwarakan in Onsen Town Togura-Kamiyamada
Medium-sized Ryokan Famous for Congenial Service
Chuo Hotel in Onsen Town Togura-Kamiyamada
Family-run Traditional Inn with a Folk Art Theme
Saito Hotel in Kakeyu Onsen
Modern High-Rise Onsen Hotel in Kakeyu Onsen.
Resort Hotel Tateshina
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.
Hanaya in Bessho Onsen
Traditional Japanese Construction Built by Master Craftsmen with Western Accents for a "Taisho Romance" Feel.
Sierra Resort Hakuba
Hakuba's Luxury Resort Hotel with At-Home Relaxing Feel.
Tobira Onsen Myojinkan
A solitary inn tucked into the foothills at the 1050m level of the Utsukushigahara Plateau. Relais & Châteaux member.
Matsumoto Marunouchi Hotel
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
Kokuya in Shibu Onsen
Sukiya (Tea House)-Style Ryokan Founded 400 Years Ago, Close to Jigokudani Wild Monkey Park.
Jinpyo-kaku Honten in Kanbayashi Onsen
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.
Tateshina Tokyu Hotel
Classic, Luxury Hotel Perfect for Enjoying the Tateshina Wilderness.
Suwa Garasunosato (Glass Center)
Japan's Largest Glass Art-Related Activities Center
Honjin Iwanami-ke Museum
Edo-Era Traveler's Lodge with the Nakasendo's Best Garden
Suwa Grand Shrine Kamisuwa Honmiya (Main Hall)
Historical Shrine of the Great Pillars Festival
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
Daio Wasabi Farm
Japan's Largest Wasabi Farm in the Pristine Waters of Azumino
Soba Noodle Making in Matsumoto
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.
Matsumoto's Nunoya Ryokan
Wooden Inn in Central Matsumoto, Featured in Lonely Planet
Oyaki Dumpling Making at Yakimochiya
Learn How to Make Oyaki Dumplings at the Hearth of this Thatched Roof Farmhouse.
Awanoyu in Shirahone Onsen
Relax in Awanoyu's Milky White Mineral Water in Famous Shirahone Onsen.
Mountainside Tokiwakan in Komoro
Ride a Cable Car to an Above-The-Clouds Outdoor Onsen Bath.
Suyakame Main Store
Original Miso-Based Menu at Zenkoji's Original Miso Maker.
Ogawa-no-sho Daimon Shop
Nagano's Own Oyaki Dumplings Cooked on Coals on a Hearth.
Serving Nagano's Heritage Cuisine at the Entrance to Zenkoji.
Uotoshi Ryokan in Yudanaka
Ryokan with a Kyudo (Japanese Archery) Range.
1166 Backpackers at Zenkoji Temple
Small Guesthouse in an Old Temple Neighborhood
Monzen Machiya Gallery Juniten
86-year old Renovated Machiya Near the Entrance to Zenkoji.
Suwa Lakeside Stylish Restaurant.
Highland Inn ease
Pension in Southern Karuizawa Popular With Foreigners.
Kiso-Fukushima 'Furusato Taikenkan' Activities Hall
The Place to Experience Kiso Valley's Distinct Culture
Enza café & ramen enza
A stylish café and ramen restaurant located at the trail head leading to the Snow Monkey Park