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Nagano Ski & Snowboard Guide

Nagano is easily accessible from Tokyo, offering an incredible range of Olympic-level slopes!

4 Ways to Hit the Snow from Tokyo

Just because you'll rarely see flakes in Japan's biggest city doesn't mean you can't reach them when needed. Here are four great ways to meet all your skiing and snowboarding needs right from the bright lights of the metropolis!

Quit Monkeying Around!

Watching these snow monkeys relaxing in the hot springs is enough to make anyone want to take a dip in an outdoor bath!

The 5 Best Ski & Snowboard Locations in Japan

Did your favorite Japanese ski or snowboard spot make it to the Top 5?

20 Meters of Snow in Toyama

Every spring, 30-ton snow cutters carve through some of the deepest snow accumulations in the world to create the Snow Wall, or 'Yuki-no-Otani.'

A Day at Jigokudani Monkey Park

Look out for some incredible shots of swimming monkeys and delicious-looking food—plus a time-lapse view of what it looks like when the staff set up your futon at a lovely 'ryokan' in Nagano!

5 Stunning Walks in the Japanese Countryside

Locals share secret trails with incredible views of the Japanese countryside!

Nagano’s Top 4 Omiyage Snacks

What do you bring back for friends and coworkers after a trip to Nagano? Apple snacks, of course!

Wonder at These 7 Exquisitely Designed Sweets!

Mastering the art of making perfectly crafted items is something synonymous with Japan. And here, even in sweets, that excellence continues.

Wonders of Japan: Activities Amidst Nature

Experience a variety of sports activities carried out amidst nature.

Pick a Bushel of Blueberries in Nagano!

While strawberry and apple picking has been growing in popularity, blueberry-picking is making a bit of a splash up in Nagano.

9 Best Backcountry Ski Spots in Japan

When you get tired of the pistes, there's always plenty of powder off the back—or further up! From Nagano to Hokkaido, here are the nine best backcountry ski spots in the country.

Japan's 7 Best Spring Ski Locations

Japan gets so much snow that some of its biggest resorts offer skiing into the second week of May—and there's even one that goes into July!

Behold the Magic of Snow Sakura!

In a sort of seasonal limbo where it's not quite winter or spring, this prefecture got to experience the best of both seasons.

8 Incredible Snow Scenes in Japan

Here's a selection of places that are beautiful in the warm weather, but in the winter, that beauty is multiplied!

Singapore to Japan: Around Japan in 8 Days!

How to enjoy Japan in 8 days without missing any of the best bits

Japan's 8 Creepiest Shrines & Temples

Most temples and shrines will bring you a sense of harmony and peace. However, some also come with their share of unnerving events and creepy stories.

The 6 Most Beautiful Villages in Japan

While travelers tend to be drawn to Japan's major cities, there's much to be savored in its quiet countryside, where a different, deeper kind of beauty awaits.

There's No Vegetable Like Snow Vegetables!

Giving a whole new meaning to the phrase "frozen vegetables," farmers in these prefectures have decided to harvest their crops a little differently.

Japan's 8 Prefectures with the Most Snow

Find the top eight places to visit for snow!

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