Nagano is home to many temples and shrines. The town hosted the Winter Olympic Games in 1998. There are many traditional Japanese attractions, restaurants, souvenir shops, and hotels.
Hanabi season is almost here and Tokyo will be filled with thousands of excited onlookers to catch one of the many amazing Tokyo Fireworks Festivals! You won't want to miss out on any of these amazing Tokyo Fireworks Festivals in 2018!
The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is a unique and spectacular route from Tateyama, Toyama and Omachi, Nagano, Japan. You can see beautiful scenery in every season such as gigantic snow wall and autumn leaves.
Booking a hotel or making a reservation are simple tasks made difficult when traveling to Japan. Fast Japan helps ease the pain of travels while offering recommendations for the best sight seeing spots and events in Japan!
Koenjoshi Park and Takatao Castle in Nagano is unique because the cherry blossom festival features almost exclusively Kohigan cherry blossom trees. Come see beautiful cherry blossoms and a historic castle.
In Japan, seeing the first sunrise every year is a big event. This custom started in the Meiji period (1868-1912), and the origin was the New Year’s ceremony by the Emperor.
During the winter visitors can enjoy local food at the Kamakura Restaurant Village in Nagano. Visitors eat the local cuisine in igloo-like huts. There are onsen resorts in the area, it is a great area to relax.
Nagano Prefecture has been one of the most popular tourist destinations in Japan. There are all different types of activities for families. There is something different every season.
Japan may have modern cities, but preserving old towns and traditional culture is very important. All throughout Japan there are towns from the Edo period with many visitors.
There are many winter festivals in Japan. Some of the festivals are very traditional, some are for a good harvest, and some pray for an early spring. No matter what festival, it is sure to be entertaining.
Tsumago-juku was a post town along Nakasendo. The town has been restored and it looks like a scene out of the Edo period. It is a great destination for tourist want to see old Japan.
Makoto Shinkai's new film, "Kimi no Na wa. (Your Name.)" premiered in Japan August, 2016 and is popular among all ages. Famous landmarks were used throughout the movie because the audience can easily recognize the locations.
How did people travelled from Kyoto to Tokyo a few hundred years ago? Let's visit Narai-juku, a preserved post town from Edo period, to find out!
This autumn, try Mt. Hotakadake in Nagano for the amazing nature you must not miss while traveling Japan. The magnificent nature landscapes will stay in your heart forever.
Matsumoto, one of the big cities in Nagano, is a fun-filled place. If you like nature, history or gourmet, Matsumoto will definitely be your next destination!
Shiraito Falls, Karuizawa (Nagano prefecture) is along with Shiraito Highway and the east base of Asama Volcano. The view of this waterfalls looks like huge white curtain in the nature!
Karuizawa is a resort town at the northeastern end of Nagano prefecture and very popular destination in summer and autumn season because this place is comfortable with low temperature.
Jigokudani Monkey Park is known to be the only place in the world where monkeys take a bath in onsen. You can also visit these wonderful monkeys up close.
Who wants to be a Ninja in Japan? There are some Ninja spots to experience their secret of life and wear ninja costumes. You should master Ninjyutsu in Japan!