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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.
"Jigokudani yaen koen" is a national park located in northern area of Nagano prefecture. Surrounded by harsh cliffs and with its severe climate, people described it "Jigokudani"( means a "hell valley"). Jigokudani is well known around the world as a place you can watch Japanese monkeys very close. The monkeys living in Jigokudani are also known as bathing monkeys.
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!
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!
Nozawa Onsen is a small village in the Northern part of Nagano prefecture, Japan. If you've ever been to Japan in the winter or planning a trip here you might have come across the name, but for most it's been a pretty well-kept secret for decades! Come an enjoy traditional Japanese charm, mountain culture, and the healing hot springs in Nozawa Onsen!