Nagano Shimizuya Ryokan
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.
Aratojo Castle Historical Park
Hilltop Fortress from the Warring States Era
St. Cousair's Winery & Vineyards
“Country Comfort” Winery and Garden Terrace
Nozawa Onsen Sparina
Year-Round Bath House with Onsen Pool
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.
Chanko Cuisine Tamaya
Reasonably-Priced Healthy "Chanko" Stews.
The Legendary Temple at the Heart of Nagano City
Ryokan Shikisai no Yado KANOE
Quiet Japanese-style Hotel in a Pastoral Setting Far from Civilization.
Renowned Heartfelt Friendly Service Proudly Providing True Japanese Ryokan Hospitality.
French Country-style Auberge in Quaint Obuse
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.
Nabekura Kogen(Heights) Mori no Ie
Wooden Cottages in Nabekura’s Beech Forest.
International Guesthouse in a Renovated Historical House in "Storehouse Town" Suzaka.
Temple Lodging along Zenkoji's Main Approach, Famous for Vegetarian Shojin Cuisine.
Oumei-tei Tsuji Ryokan
Togakushi Inn Famous for Soba (Buckwheat) Kaiseki Meals
Winter Fairy Tale-Like Igloo Restaurant.
Restaurant ST. COUSAIR
European-Style Restaurant Overlooking a Field of Wine Grapes.
Authentic Soba Noodles in an Edo-era Thatched Roof Building.
Feel At Home with Kameya's Locally-Sourced Ramen.
Pasta & Pancakes in a 'Kura' Storehouse.
Secluded Sweets Shop Hidden in a Garden by Mystical Kosuge Shrine.
Stone-milled Soba Eaten Around a Hearth.
Straw Craft Making
Deep Snow Country Iiyama's Wintertime Activity: Straw Craft Making.
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
Camp in an Open Field at the Base of Picturesque Togakushi Mountain.
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
Nagano Dai-Ichi Hotel
Business Hotel Minutes from Nagano Station, Famous for Free Soba Noodles at Breakfast.
Kamiyamada Onsen's Tiny Cafeteria Famous for Their Ramen and Garlic-Sauce Tonkatsu Pork.
Togura-Kamiyamada Onsen Geisha Show
30-Minute Interactive Geisha Performance.
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.
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.
Chikuma River Fish Cuisine
River Fish Cuisine at a Simple Shack along the Chikuma River.
Tsukemono (Japanese Pickles) Cooking Lesson
Learn Recipes Using Japanese Pickles at a Boutique Tsukemono Store.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Zazen Meditation -- With a German Priestess at Horakuan
Practice Zazen Meditation with Guidance in English or German in Suzaka.
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.
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.
Barrel Bath at Rinrinkan
Build a Fire to Heat the Water for your own Barrel Bath.
Photographing Japanese Macaques in the Wild
Observe Japanese Monkeys Up-Close in Their Natural Habitat
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.
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.
Hiking to Togakushi's Giant Cedar Trees
Nature’s Power Awaits You at the Massive Cedar Trees Lining the Path to ‘Okusha’.
City Hotel Amenities at Reasonable Prices with Onsen Baths.
Friendly, Family-Run Inn in the Heart of Shibu Onsen.
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
Family-run Traditional Ryokan 2-min from Yudanaka Station with Private Onsen Bath and WiFi.
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
Old 'Kominka' Farmhouse-Styled Thatched-Roof Building Featuring an Irori Hearth.
Oyaki Dumpling Making at Yakimochiya
Learn How to Make Oyaki Dumplings at the Hearth of this Thatched Roof Farmhouse.
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.
Enza café & ramen enza
A stylish café and ramen restaurant located at the trail head leading to the Snow Monkey Park