Trip IdeasHot Spring Areas
Onsen in a River: Kiriake Onsen
Make your own onsen bath in a remote river bed – One of Nagano’s most unique onsens.
An Ode to Nagano’s Grandest Ryokans (Traditional Japanese Inns)
Twelve suggestions for fully experiencing Japanese culture through a ryokan stay
How to Enjoy Yamanouchi in Winter
Beautiful wooden buildings and relaxing hot springs are just a part of Yamanouchi’s charm.
A Beautiful Spring Day in Ueda
See incredible cherry blossoms at Ueda Castle and visit Bessho Onsen for its ancient temples and soothing hot springs.
Traveling Around the Japanese Alps by Bus
Beautiful nature and ancient towns are tucked away in the 3,000-meter-high mountains of the Japanese Alps. Explore hiking trails, hot springs, and castle towns on a three-day trip through the center of Japan.