Info about fishing

July 24th, 2017

Hallo, i, LL be in Nagano in 4 days. Could you tell me someone who organize half day tour for experiencing river fishing ?    Thank you,    Nakaj ballerini  Switzerland 

Kamikochi in Late August

June 21st, 2017

Hi, I am planning to go for hiking and camping in Kamikochi for 3-4 days in this August (summer holidays). I have “Naturehike 2, super lightweight waterproof 4 seasons tent” and “NatureHike Down Mummy Type Duck Winter Sleeping Bag” which can support upto -10℃~-20℃.  I am just worried about the cold there, and whether i should be buying new tent and bag for this trip. I will be doing it again in Autumn (October) and need your suggestions how should i plan and what should i buy which can support me for August as well as October trip. Best Regards, Santosh

Star Glazing in Achi Village

June 19th, 2017

Hi we be doing self drive in late Nov , may i know is november a good month for star glazing ? Also is there any place you recommend for us to park and view at night or even camp overnight ? Thanks

Mt. Ontake hike

May 22nd, 2017

Now several years after the eruption, is Mt. Ontake open for hiking?

Nagano Snow Resort Pass or Snow Monkey Pass

May 16th, 2017

I would like to find out where can I buy Nagano Snow Resort Pass or Snow Monkey Pass. I will be going over to Nagano from Hakuba and would like to visit Zenkoji temple and Snow Monkey Park before heading for Kanazawa in the evening. So need to think all the cost including buses from Hakuba to Nagano, Nagano to Snow Monkey Park and go back to Nagano and visit to Zenkoji temple and come back to Nagano station. May I know which pass is best for this plan?

Snow monkey park and Shiga Highland

May 15th, 2017

Dear Sir/Mdm, we will be in tokyo in january 2018 and interested to visit snow monkey park and shiba highland in the same day,  please advise the local transport.  Can we take the express bus nagaden to snow monkey park, after visit, take the same bus to shiga hihgland ski area??  as I understand that nageden bus only allow drop off from route to Shiga  and  only pickup from shiga back to nagano station.  please advise 

Buying property in Myoko/Nozawa/Hakuba

May 2nd, 2017

Hi guys! My names Shawn.  Im from Melbourne, but i’ve spent the last 2 winters in Japan, enjoying the culture, and the snow. I love it so much that me and a friend are looking to buy ourselves a small hotel/lodge/pension, and run it ourselves. We are having trouble finding property that is for sale though. We’ve spent countless hours on Hakuba Real Estate, and Sakura Real Estate.  My question is, are there other places that we havent looked at yet, that lists properties for sale in the mountain region? Are we only seeing the English websites? I cant help but think that surely there are more properties for sale than what I can find online! Are there ‘Japanese Only’ properties for sale that we are unable to search for? If anyone knows of a place to find Myoko/Nozawa/Hakuba real estate for sale, please let me know!

Where to start?

March 23rd, 2017

Hello! I will be visiting Japan at the end of April / start of May with my partner. This will be our second time visiting and we would like to see some places that we didn\\\’t visit on our last trip, mainly Nagano! However, it seems like such a vast area, I don\\\’t know where to begin. We have 3 days and would like to see some nature, do some hiking, visit some onsens and drink some sake 😉 would you have any recommendations on where to base ourselves? Would Nagano city be a good base? We will have the JR pass and will likely be coming from Tokyo. Any recommendations are most appreciated. Arigatou gozaimasu, Fraser

Japanese alps 12-14 april

March 15th, 2017

We will visit the Japanese alps 12-14 April.Where should we go? Where are the hiking trails open?