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1|imageslimSimon StastnyLV.21 4 2
One of the rarities Japan can boast with is “snow monkeys” living in Nagano prefecture. The monkeys are Japanese macaques, a species vernacular to Japanese mountains and they are the most northern-living nonhuman primates in the world. The monkeys are able to survive winter temperatures below -15...more...
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1|imageslimNami KomorebispiritLV.43 69 8
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 as a winter sport hotspot. It doesn'...more...
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1|imageslimSimon StastnyLV.21 18 2
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 day, you can also go to some lovely p...more...
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1|imageslimChristie ALV.52 167 7
Towering snow walls in late spring, grassy plains and wildflowers in summer, stunning autumn foliage, Japan’s tallest waterfall and highest altitude onsen, one of the 3 most important mountains in the country,  unique modes of transport, 1000 year old trees, the list goes on and sounds like a wh...more...
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Known as a popular destination for winter sports, Nagano is located in the central area of Japan, and was the host of the 1998 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, thanks to its mountainous region and snowy slopes.  However, Nagano is not just about skiing and snowboarding, it is also home to the ado...more...