Trip IdeasNagano's Winter Wonders
How to Enjoy Yamanouchi in Winter
Beautiful wooden buildings and relaxing hot springs are just a part of Yamanouchi’s charm.
Five Ways to Enjoy the Snow
Snowmobiling, snowshoeing, sledding and more: there are plenty of activities to enjoy in Nagano's snowy mountains!
Expedition to the Snow Monkeys (The ‘How-To’)
Getting to the snow monkeys can be confusing – train vs. bus, which trailhead, etc. We break it down for you!
Matsumoto Castle's Ice Sculpture Festival
During this mid-winter ice carving competition, Matsumoto Castle is twice as cool.
Nagano’s Hidden Ski Resorts
Excellent glades and powder at one of Nagano’s hidden ski resorts: Madarao Kogen.