Tourists Flock for a Glimpse of Old Japan
Townscapes that preserve the atmosphere of Japan's yesteryear are attracting more international visitors than ever before.
Trekking Through the Mosaic
Each year about 38,000 visitors hike through the verdant trails of the Shin-Etsu trail in northwestern Japan.
Take Your Prefectural Pride on the Road
These stylish license plates feature iconic imagery from prefectures throughout Japan, so you can show off your prefectural pride every time you hit the road!
Discover an Alpine Land of Natural Beauty
Home of the northern Japanese Alps, Chubusangaku National Park is a fantastic destination for lovers of the outdoors!
A Gourmet Train Journey to Sample Shinshu
Rokumon is a sightseeing train run by the Shinano Railway that puts you in touch with the Shinshu region’s culture and cuisine. Take a ride and spend a leisurely time enjoying stunning scenery and delicious dishes.
Instagram-Worthy Rainy Day Spots in Japan
Believe it or not, there are some places in Japan that are even more beautiful when it rains! Once you see these photos, you'll surely want to visit them and see first-hand!
Top 20 Recommended Scenic Spots in Japan
We have gathered a few spots and scenes that are worth checking out on your next autumn vacation. Let us introduce you to the top 20 recommendations for autumn scenery in Japan.
Sake Brewing in Saku
Ever tried sake brewing? Learn how an ancient beverage can give you a glimpse into some of Japan's most enduring cultural traditions in the city of Saku, in Nagano.
30 Spectacular Flower Spots in Japan
Seasonality is an important part of life in Japan, especially in spring. Flowers bloom throughout the country and create a colorful, unforgettable landscape for floral fans, nature enthusiasts and anyone in between!
Onsen & Karaoke: Sing While You Soak!
Feeling embarrassed about doing karaoke? How about going to hot springs? If you answered yes, then you need to check out this Japanese inn in Nagano, where you can do both in private at the same time!
Snow, Craft Beer and a Western Take on Winter
Australian native Daniel Bacon manages several successful businesses in Hakuba Village, Nagano Prefecture, and a founding partner of Hakuba Brewing Company, a craft beer brewery based in the same area. What does it take to attract international tourists?
Mastering Winemaking in Nagano
Well-known essayist and painter Toyoo Tamamura and his wife live in Nagano Prefecture, where they run a winery and restaurant. He talks about his new life and work styles, the late life lessons he’s discovered and his plans for the future.
Resort Hotel Chain Loves Dogs as Much as We Do
Regina Resorts is a chain of boutique hotels in Japan, and they have a "Dogs Welcome" policy that is out of this world!
Top 20 Things To Do In Nagano, Japan
Check out Trip101's list of the amazing things you can do in Nagano, and start planning your trip today!
Global Warming Behind Japan’s Extreme Weather
A panel of experts at the Japan Meteorological Agency say global warming is contributing to torrential rain, flooding and heat waves in the country.
Imperial Couple's Summer Vacation
Emperor Emeritus Akihito and Empress Emerita Michiko visit a community of returnees from postwar Manchuria in Nagano.
TripAdvisor's Best Restaurants in Japan 2018
These restaurants throughout the country are known for their warmth, hospitality and accessibility, as well as the mouth-watering dishes they serve up to hungry diners from around the world!
Top 12 Accommodation in Hakuba, Nagano
Looking for traditional ryokan, cosy vacation rental or comfy hotel in Hakuba? Check out our list of the top accommodation in Hakuba, in Nagano Prefecture.
Exploring Japan's Three-Star Road
Japan's Three-Star Road is home to a host of Michelin-recognized sites and wonders, comprising a compact area that covers four prefectures. With the new Three-Star Ticket option, exploring this stretch of Japan is easier than ever before.
Fall Leaves Redder than Usual in Central Japan
Visitors to Mount Norikura in central Japan can now enjoy fall foliage. And wow are they in for a treat this year!