Trip IdeasWinter Activities
Becoming a Sake Brewer at Kurabito Stay
Learn how sake is made at a traditional brewery in the Japanese countryside and become a kurabito.
Snow Monster Night Tour in Shiga Kogen
See unique winter scenery at the top of Japan's largest ski resort. Snow monsters―trees which have been completely covered by ice and snow―stand tall at the peak of Mt. Yokote. On a night tour up the mountain, you can ride a snowcat and enjoy the sight of illuminated forests of snow monsters.
Beautiful Winter Phenomena
In Nagano's harsh winters, you'll find some of its most beautiful scenery.
Five Ways to Enjoy the Snow
Snowmobiling, snowshoeing, sledding and more: there are plenty of activities to enjoy in Nagano's snowy mountains!
Snowshoeing Around the Shrines of Togakushi
The Zuishinmon Gate marks the entrance to the Okusha’s lane of giant cypress trees.