We will be driving fron Tokyo to Nagano on the 18th-20th Nov. Our plan is to visit Karuizawa, Zenkoji temple, Matsumoto Castle and may be visit place for fruit-picking. Does snow-tires equipped need for this period?
Weather is unpredictable in late autumn/early winter, so I can’t say whether or not snow tires will be necessary. The highways and roads around Karuizawa, Zenkoji and Matsumoto Castle probably won’t have any snow in late November, but I would recommend getting snow tires just in case snow falls early.
Hope that helps.
Thank you very much, Blair.