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A Guided Tour of Kamikochi
See more of one of Japan's most beautiful national parks with the help of a nature guide.
Nagano’s Top Cherry Blossom Spots
Find the best places to see cherry blossoms in spring, from ancient castle ruins to idyllic parks at the base of the Japanese Alps.
Where to See Flowering Fields in Nagano
Around Nagano’s ski resorts and historic sites, you can see wisteria, lavender, lilies and more. In the mountains, beautiful alpine flowers bloom throughout the summer season. Among myriad beautiful gardens and landscapes, we’ve chosen some of the most picturesque, accessible locations below.
Nothing but Flowers in Spring
During April and May, Nagano is covered in colorful flowers. See fields of yellow nanohana, red hanamomo, pink apricot blossoms and more!
Soba 101: its Many Varieties and Where to Eat them
Over the years there have been numerous studies and diets claiming that certain foods can extend your life. I’d say to look no further than Nagano, considering that its men and women have the highest life expectancy in all of Japan.