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Nagano is a world famous ski resort region only 90 minutes from Tokyo. Nagano was the host city to the 1998 Winter Olympics and thus is clearly related to winter tourism activities. Nagano attractions include Zenkoji Temple and the nearby Snow Monkeys.

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  • Zenkoji Temple

    Zenkoji Temple is a famous 7th century Buddhist temple in Nagano City, that was involved in the 16th century battles between Uesugi Kenshin and Takeda Shingen, where the temple acted as a base for Kenshin’s forces.

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    Bike Tour of the Snow Monkey Countryside

    Experience a fun and easy cycling tour around the Japanese countryside after seeing the famous snow monkeys, or Japanese Macaque.This is a comfortable and exciting bike ride to experience the rural town which lies at the base of the Jigokudani Monkey Park. The tour begins at Snow Monkey Resorts Info and Gift Shop, located right before the trail read more

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    Full Day Togakushi Nature Hike and Ninja Tour

    The Togakushi in Nagano district is famous for nature hiking, soba (buckwheat noodle), the Togakushi Shrines, and Ninjas. This 8-hour tour offers a hike in one of the most nature-abundant areas of Nagano, a traditional Japanese lunch, and a visit to the Ninja House. Learn more about Japan’s indigenous religion Shintoism, with explanations from a read more