Nagano station is one of Japan's main connecting stations to other parts of the country. Nagano city has plenty of things to do and see and is a popular destination for people wanting to see the Japanese Alps and experience the natural beauty Japan has to offer. So next time your around Nagano station here is 5 places to check out for lunch or dinner!
Is this a dream or what! Onsen and monkeys! What else can you possible ask for! In Nagano, you can take a trek in Snow Monkey Park, known in Japan as the Jikokudani Yaen Koen, and you will be surrounded by onsens and monkeys. I think this should be on your bucket list if it isn't already!
Every January 15th, a Fire festival called Dousojin Matsuri is held in Nozawa Onsen, in the northern part of Nagano prefecture. Well known as one of the three major fire festivals of Japan, the powerful and beautiful fire with the atmosphere of the festival will surely overwhelm you.
'Nanzan thé to thé' is a shop in Old Karuizawa (Nagano Prefecture) that serves a new kind of shaved ice that combines the flavors of western and Japanese sweets to make what the shop calls "kashi-gori" or "Candy Ice." The special shaved ice can only be purchased here, and shouldn't be missed if you're visiting Karuizawa!