Nozawa Onsen

October 22nd, 2018


My family of 5 (2 adults and 3 kids-9,16,18) is planning to travel to Nozawa Onsen (stay at Address Nozawa)  from shirakawago via Kanazawa to Liyama station. We can only stay for 2 nights. We have no skiing experience at all. We also intend to make 1 day trip to see the snow monkeys and Kenkoji temple from Nozawa Onsen.  Do you think 2 days is sufficient?  Should I add another day to Nozawa Onsen?After that we have to go to Nagoya, is taking the train back to Kanazawa the easiest and fastest way to reach Nagoya? Is the travelling too tedious? Your advice will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Best Regards 


Nagano early Dec

October 22nd, 2018

I am visiting Nagano on 1-5 Dec. I wanted to go sora terrace, but I learned that it is closed during the time I visit. My plan is ski in karuzawa resort, karuzawa waterfall, zenkoji temple andmasumoto castle. I found that there is still time for us to visit a few more places. Any recommendation?

Mt. Ontake hike

October 17th, 2018

Is it possible to hike to Mount Ontake this Saturday?


Which trails are open?


Thank you

9 days Late December road trip suggestion

October 16th, 2018

Hello, We’ll be flying in and out from Nagoya from 25th December – 2nd January. Our rough plan is—  heading to Takayama, Shirakawako, Nagano, Fuji Lake, Snow monkey park, Kiso Valley etc. Then We’ll fly out from Nagoya. We enjoy nature (especially hot spring bath). in term of transportation, we plan to combine train for long distance and also car rental. I would love to hear your suggestions for the itinerary. Thank you.

Fruits picking in Dec

October 16th, 2018

I am visiting Nagano this Dec, May I know if there is any fruits to pick during this time?


Day trip to Nagano

October 16th, 2018

Hello everyone,

We will be visiting Shiga Kogen in Feb 2019 and was wondering if we can add a day trip to Nagano while we are on rest day while on the mountain? What is the best route by public transport? 

Thanks so much!

Nagano autumn color in Mid November

October 16th, 2018


We\\\’re considering spending a couple days in Nagano in mid-November (11/16-11/17) and it\\\’s our first time visiting. Will the autumn color past its peak then? We\\\’re thinking visiting Matsumoto city and stay at Shirahone Onsen village. Any advice is greatly appreciated!




October 11th, 2018

Dear Sir,


Thank your the earlier advice on peak colour.  May I ask if there is a website that I can check the temperature / weather forecast ļof Hakuba Happo-Ike or Iwatake?

p.s. I will arrive there on 12 Oct 2018!

Thank you