NaganoSurrounded on all four sides by 3000+ meter tall mountains, Nagano prefecture is called the “Roof of Japan.” The 1998 Winter Olympics and Paralympics were hosted in this world-class snow resort area. Hakuba, Shiga Kogen Heights, and Nozawa Onsen have continued to attract winter sports enthusiasts every year since. Approximately 20% of Nagano is Natural Park land. But Nagano is not only popular for skiing and winter sports, Jigokudani Wild Monkey Park is the only place in the world where you can see wild monkeys bathing in an onsen (hot spring) in the winter months. In summer, Karuizawa is one of Japan’s most popular resort towns. A trip to the Edo-era post town of Tsumago-juku gives you the feeling of having stepped back in time, and, of course, visiting the national treasure Matsumoto Castle is a must. The mix of history, inspiring nature, adventure, and relaxation make Nagano the perfect destination for creating lifelong memories.
Situated in Nagano prefecture and completely surrounded by nature, this area is commonly visited by avid hikers and nature enthusiasts. The area is known for its vast virgin forests of birch trees and larch trees, home to many wild animals. Designated as a nat
Komoro Castle Remains Kaiko-en
The remains of Komoro Castle, which was originally constructed in 1554 by Lord Takeda Shigen, are now home to a park, zoo and playground.
Zenko-ji Temple (Nagano)
Zenko-ji is a Buddhist temple with grounds bordering Joyama Park and other temples.
Ueda Castle Remains
Ueda Castle was built by Lord Sanada Masayuki during the Azuchi Momoyama period. The castle successfully withstood two attacks by the powerful Tokugawa clan in 1585 and 1600.
Featuring free WiFi, Jill Shirakabako is set in Chino, 900 metres from Shirakaba-Lake. There is a bowling alley on site and guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. Every room is fitted with a
Dormy Inn Matsumoto
Dormy Inn Matsumoto is a 3-minute walk from JR Matsumoto Station and offers modern rooms with free Wi-Fi. It features a hot-spring bath, a buffet breakfast is served daily, and welcome coffee is offered in the lobby between 15:00
Matsumoto Tokyu REI Hotel
Only a 2-minute walk from JR Matsumoto Train Station, Matsumoto Tokyu REI Hotel has modern rooms with a flat-screen TV and an attached bathroom. Offering free WiFi throughout, the hotel features a massage service and a Japanese re
Featuring free WiFi, Kiminoyu Ryokan offers accommodation in Matsumoto. Free private parking is available on site. Each room at this ryokan is air conditioned and comes with a TV. Some rooms have a seating area where you can rela
Tsuki no Shizuka
Boasting a historic hot spring bath, Tsuki no Shizuka offers traditional Japanese-style accommodation in Matsumoto. JR Matsumoto Station is a 15-minute drive from the property. Free WiFi is available in the public areas.
Mountain Lodge Wiz
Conveniently located right in front of Kashimayari Ski Resort, Mountain Lodge Wiz offers free Wi-Fi throughout the property and free parking on site. Guests can enjoy skiing in the winter and hiking during the other seasons.
Worldtreck Dinner & Guesthouse Pise
Worldtreck Dinner & Guesthouse Pise is located in the central area of Nagano. Zenkoji Temple is a 10-minute walk away, and the Togakushi area is accessible by taking a bus from a bus-top situated a minutes' walk from the property.
The all-year-round resort at the doorstep of Tokyo with celebrity factor!
Just over an hour away from Tokyo lies Karuizawa, a beautiful mountain resort, that famously serves as an escape from the suffocating summer heat of the city in summer, as a stunning retreat in spring and fall to watch the cherry blossoms and fall foliage, and
Places worth visiting in and near Matsumoto city
Matsumoto city is an excellent and compact city with lots of local soba restaurants, izakayas, and some tourist attractions. You can ride a bike for free if you sign up at the bike parking in front of the railway station. If you plan to stay for more than one