Follow in the Secret Footsteps of Nagano’s Silent Ninjas
The Togakure-ryu School and other Ninjas evolved from the hermits who lived deep in Nagano’s mountains. Come explore, and experience ninjutsu in Nagano!
48 Hours in Nagano City
Take a two-day trip around Nagano City to see beautiful temples, shrines, and the famous snow monkeys of Jigokudani!
Nakamise – The Shop-Filled Approach to Zenkoji Temple
From Buddhist Souvenirs to Eclectic Antiques, and with All Kinds of Eateries In-between, Zenkoji Temple’s Naka-mise is a Shopper’s Paradise.
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.
Zazen Meditation and Sutra Copying at Zenkoji’s Daikanjin Temple
At Daikanjin Temple, one of the two temples that overseer...
Togakushi Okusha Shrine and Forest Reserve
Togakushi is considered to be a spiritual mountain with ...