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Nagano Shimizuya Ryokan

Traditional Ryokan 5-min Walk from Zenkoji Temple

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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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Aratojo Castle Historical Park

Hilltop Fortress from the Warring States Era

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St. Cousair's Winery & Vineyards

“Country Comfort” Winery and Garden Terrace

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Nozawa Onsen Sparina

Year-Round Bath House with Onsen Pool

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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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Chanko Cuisine Tamaya

Reasonably-Priced Healthy "Chanko" Stews.

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Zenkoji Temple

The Legendary Temple at the Heart of Nagano City

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Ryokan Shikisai no Yado KANOE

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

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Shimaya Ryokan

Renowned Heartfelt Friendly Service Proudly Providing True Japanese Ryokan Hospitality.

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Vent Vert

French Country-style Auberge in Quaint Obuse

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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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Nabekura Kogen(Heights) Mori no Ie

Wooden Cottages in Nabekura’s Beech Forest.

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Guesthouse Kura

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

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Zenkoji Fuchinobo

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

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Oumei-tei Tsuji Ryokan

Togakushi Inn Famous for Soba (Buckwheat) Kaiseki Meals

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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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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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Cafe Waraku

Pasta & Pancakes in a 'Kura' Storehouse.

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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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Straw Craft Making

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

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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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Togakushi Campsite

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

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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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Nagano Dai-Ichi Hotel

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

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Daikokuya

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

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Togura-Kamiyamada Onsen Geisha Show

30-Minute Interactive Geisha Performance.

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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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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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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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Zazen Meditation -- 5am Zazen at Kaigen-ji

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

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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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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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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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Zazen Meditation -- With a German Priestess at Horakuan

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

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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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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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Barrel Bath at Rinrinkan

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

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Photographing Japanese Macaques in the Wild

Observe Japanese Monkeys Up-Close in Their Natural Habitat

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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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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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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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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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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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Yudanaka Seifuso

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

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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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Yakimochiya

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

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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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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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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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