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.
Nozawa Onsen: Nagano’s Not-So-Secret Hot Spring Ski Village
World-class skiing, a copious amount of naturally-heated mineral water, all in a cozy village at Nagano’s northern edge.
Self-Guided Cycling Trip to Nozawa
Take a self-guided, half-day cycling tour through the Japanese countryside to one of the region’s most charming hot spring villages: Nozawa Onsen.
Enjoying Onsen Hot Springs in Nagano
An outdoor bath with beautiful views of the Yatsugatake mountain range in Komi city.
An Ode to Nagano’s Grandest Ryokans (Traditional Japanese Inns)
Twelve suggestions for fully experiencing Japanese culture through a ryokan stay