I’m SH from Singapore, and I am planning to visit the area in November this year. We are driving a small campervan for 2 people, so I would like to ask if there is any place that I can park at night to see the stars? I want to take photos as well so maybe a place with a good view as well?
Also, are there bathhouses open at night?
There are many camping sites around Nagano that have room for camper vans. I have included a few below that you may be interested in using. Depending on when you come to visit in November, some of them may already be closed for the season.
Furusatomura Seina-no-Mori Campgrounds
Near Hirugami Onsen, home of the countries most beautiful starry skies.
Location: Between the Kiso Valley and Hirugami Onsen
Address: Nagano Pref., Shimoina-gun, Achi-mura, Seinaiji 2991
Price: 3,000 for one site (2-6 people)
Misuzuko Mori-no-Kuni Campground
A campground with beautiful night views and centrally located near Matsumoto.
Location: Utsukushigahara Highlands, Matsumoto
Address: Matsumoto-shi, Misayama 1871
Season: Late April to End of October or Early November
Price: 4,740 to 5,740 yen for up to 4 people
Madarao Kogen Camping Park
A campground on a ski resort that offers plenty of outdoor activities. Two nearby onsen facilities are open until 9:00pm.
Location: Madarao Kogen, Iiyama
Address: Nagano Pref., Iiyama-shi, Madarao Kogen
Season: Late April to Early November
Price: 3,200 to 5,000 Yen (up to 2 vehicles, 7 people)
If you would like to contact them directly, you can use the Nagano Multilingual Call Center to connect to them through a free interpreter.
I hope that helps answer your question.