Blog Posts - Nagano



Visiting the Sanada Clan

My daughter and I have been enthusiastic and faithful viewers of this year’s NHK Taiga drama, “Sanada Maru.” We looked forward to visiting the Numata Castle ruins in Gunma Prefecture and, most of all, Ueda Castle in Nagano.At the Numata Castle...
by Japan Visitor on Dec 7, 2016

Few places to go in Kiso Valley

As I only went for 4 days to kiso, We tried to do as much things as possible! These are the few things that I recommend to visit or try out. Kiso is a really lovely place to visit if you are time as it is quite out of the way and is way eas...
by As sweet as chocolate waffle on Nov 15, 2016

Momosuke Bridge Nagiso

桃介橋The so-called "Momosuke Bridge" in Nagiso on the Nakasendo in Nagano Prefecture is a wooden, suspension bridge across the Kiso River built by the industrialist Momosuke Fukuzawa (1868-1938), the adopted son of the famous politician and refor...
by Japan Visitor on Jul 11, 2016

“Rabbit Island” and the city where deer romp among free people

A great tourist destination with numerous targets, Japan, Land of Rising Sun is a true paradise for animals. Guy Gets Smothered by Bunnies on Japan’s Rabbit Island! – YouTube Jun 26, 2014 … Japan’s Rabbit Island, Ōkunoshima (...
by We care about your travel on May 27, 2016

“Rabbit Island” and the city where deer romp among free people

A great tourist destination with numerous targets, Japan, Land of Rising Sun is a true paradise for animals. Guy Gets Smothered by Bunnies on Japan’s Rabbit Island! – YouTube Jun 26, 2014 … Japan’s Rabbit Island, Ōkunoshima (...
by We care about your travel on May 27, 2016

関所の置かれた宿場町、木曽福島 / Kiso-Fukushima, an important check-point on the Nakasendo.

Kiso-Fukushima is located on the Nakasendo highway between Kyoto and Edo (Tokyo), and  was an important check-point on the road. Kiso-Fukushima is located about directly half-way on the Nakasendo. Fukushima, Kiso-town, Nagano-Prefecture, Japan. Octo...

水舟のせせらぎが響く須原宿 / Suhara-juku, with murmuring water

    Suhara-juku was the thirty-ninth of the sixty-nine stations of the Nakasendō, as well as the seventh of eleven stations on the Kisoji. Of all of the post towns along the Kisoji, Suhara was the first one to be established, though origin...

”七曲がり”の宿、木曽野尻宿 / Kiso-Nojiri-juku, stands along the winding path.

Nojiri-juku was the 40th former post town on the old Nakasen-do Road (from Tokyo to Kyoto), and standed along the winding path, a kind of chicane to intercept external enemies. Nojiri-juku, Okuwa-Village, Nagano-Prefecture, Japan November2015, Olympu...

奈良井宿の繁栄を支えた工人町、木曽平沢集落 / Kiso – Hirasawa, famous as a lacquer ware productive center.

Kiso-hirasawa flourished as a center for Japanese lacquer ware production. It was associated with Narai-juku which is along Nakasen-do highway. Narai-juku flourished both as a former post town and as a lacquer ware productive center in the Kiso Regio...

そば切り発祥の地、本山宿 / Motoyama-juku, known throughout the country for its soba noodles.

Duhamel et Radford premiers à Nagano, mais pas heureux

http://ici.radio-canada.ca/sports/patinage/Mise à jour le vendredi 27 novembre 2015 à 7 h 27 HNEMeagan Duhamel et Eric Radford à Nagano  Photo :  GI/TOSHIFUMI KITAMURAMeaga...
by Multi sports on Nov 27, 2015

Kiso Mikawaya Hotel

木曽三河家One very kind reader sent us this recommendation for accommodation in Kiso Fukushima on the historic Nakasendo hiking route in Nagano Prefecture. It's the Kiso Mikawaya Hotel situated beside the Kiso River.Here's how Alvin de...
by Japan Visitor on Nov 9, 2015

Taste Nagano’s Traditional Dishes, Larvae and Locusts

According to the UN, world population expected to reach more than 9 billion people by 2050. This means that the price of meat and basic foods could dramatically increase and put the world at risk of facing a severe food shortage. But recently, insect...
by How is Japan on Oct 13, 2015

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Hannako tengah mengurus bunga di taman depan rumahnya di jalan Uchibori ketika sebuah mobil berhenti diseberang sana. Dia tak tahu ada mobil berhenti. Seorang lelaki tua, tapi gagah turun dari mobil. Dua orang lelaki lainnya menanti tegak di sisi mob...
by tikamsamurai on Jul 24, 2015

Nagano Snow Resort Pass

The Nagano Snow Resort Pass allows holders unlimited use of trains and buses in the Nagano snow area,...
by Cheapo Japan on Jul 17, 2015

Tokyo Day 4 : Snow Monkey Park, Jigokudani

Today we will be visiting the Wild Snow Monkeys at Jigokudani Yaen-Koen. Jigokudani is located in the mountainous area near central Japan. People named the area Jigokudani (Hell's Valley) because the steep cliffs and hot water, bursting from the eart...
by Irvine's Spices on May 2, 2015

Hakuba: Stunning budget friendly slopes

Hakuba, a large village in Nagano prefecture, has a wide selection of ski slopes and resorts, plus...
by Cheapo Japan on Apr 24, 2015

Drink Menu: Nagano Nihonshu

Good drinks selection for Nihonshu. 1) Eichi ( Special sake made without added alcohol) by Shinano no uni supine A little dry taste sake which you can enjoy the taste of "Ginjo." 2) Karakuchi Junmai ( Dry pure rice sake)  Dry, t...
by thesoulofjapan on Jan 6, 2015

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by NAMA WASAVI on Sep 12, 2014

北アルプスを望む千曲川河畔の宿,塩名田宿 / Shionada-shiku post station, on a clear stream

Shionada-shuku, was the twenty-third post-station, of the sixty-nine stations of the Nakasendō-road. Shionada- […]Continue Reading…(続きを読む) «北アルプスを望む千曲川河畔の宿,塩名田宿 / Shionada-shiku post s...


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