This section includes popular tourist spots and interesting places.
At the foothills of the mountain leading up to the snowy ski-slopes of Nagano and the well known Jigokudani Yaen-koen, famously toted for their leisurely snow monkeys, sits Shibu Onsen town. A special key gives you access to this street’s 9 various onsen.
January 17, 2017
This has been my favorite soaking spot for the past three years or so. Here are some reasons why.
January 14, 2017
With each picture being 3 meters high, you would feel like being inside a Meiji Period picture book!
January 2, 2017
Nothing quite says “Christmas in Japan” like a cutesy, over the top, almost garish light show, with an accompaniment of suitably romantic musical overtones.
December 24, 2016
The summer may be the best time to hike in the area and the autumn may be its' most famed time for viewing, but winter in Oku-Nikko has a special feel to it – and the total lack of tourists makes that even better.
December 12, 2016