Trip IdeasTemples and Shrines
Follow in the Secret Footsteps of Nagano’s Silent Ninjas
The Togakure-ryu School and other Ninjas evolved from the hermits who lived deep in Nagano’s mountains. Come explore, and experience ninjutsu in Nagano!
15 of the Best Places to Visit in Nagano
Enjoy Nagano's wild natural scenery at its many national parks, historical sites and hot springs.
Adventures in Nagano: Snow Monkey Park and Obuse Town Day Trip with an Overnight Stay at Zenkoji Temple
Take a day trip from the city of Nagano to the Snow Monkey Park, then stroll around Obuse, a foodie and artsy town. Top off your day with an overnight stay at a temple including a meal of Buddhist vegetarian cuisine, shojin-ryori.
Temples, Cooking Classes, and Snowshoeing in Nagano
Find inner peace through Buddhist temple rituals and a hike through an enchanting forest, while picking up some new Japanese cooking tips along the way.
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Zazen Meditation and Sutra Copying at Zenkoji’s Daikanjin Temple
At Daikanjin Temple, one of the two temples that overseer...
Togakushi Okusha Shrine and Forest Reserve
Togakushi is considered to be a spiritual mountain with ...