Discover the Real Nagano Prefecture With a Local Expert
1st stop at Choen-ji Temple.
A little temple erected in a rural village at the foot of the Yatsugatake. Choen-ji turns into a piece of art in early November. A dazzling autumn foliage corridor ushered us to the main hall, a golden path of Ginko leaves below our feet and the sky ablaze with red Momiji above our heads.
We had our lunch at Shirakaba Resort Ikenotaira FamilyLand. An amusement park in the highlands.
Ikenotaira Familyland features many fun attractions, a large hot spring facility, a museum, and an enviable natural environment. We barely had time so we didn't try all the rides 🥺 We went to see the Peter Rabbit by cable car.
Mishakaike Pond is a scenic spot in Nagano Prefecture which is known for reflecting the seasonal natural scenery like a mirror. Depending on the time of the day it is said to look completely different. It is located deep inside the mountains of Nagano.
Kamikochi is located on a great RuralJapan route between Matsumoto and Takayama City. If you are looking to get away from the big city and explore the road less traveled, Kamikochi and its surrounding areas have much to offer. #wintergetaway
Tsumago-juku ia a very small town located in the Nagiso region, which preserve a lot of architecture from the edo period of Japan.
When it comes to Japan, it’s always Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka and Hokkaido. It’s time to show some love for Nagano. Approximately 4 hrs by bus, 1.5 hrs by Shinkansen. Best time to go is during winter, late December to early March. Nagano is best known for its winter activities(Snowboarding, Skiing, Sledding, etc.).
One of the most beautiful places i have been to. It’s not really on the main path for most foreigners visiting Japan, but its definitely worth visiting! These are my favorite pictures from my entire two week Japan trip.