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Nagano Travel Guide

by our Japan expert Honor Dargan
 
Honor DarganRight, for ski-enthusiasts who’ve done all sides of the Alps and Pyrenees, don’t have the patience to cope with North American immigration, worry about facilities on the newer slopes of central Europe, here’s the near-ultimate world-class destination. Nagano, easily reached by bullet-train from Tokyo, hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics and hasn’t looked back since. There are five main ski and snow-sport areas, boasting dozens of all-standards runs at up to 2,500 metres elevation, plus superb facilities (the Shiga Kogen area alone has 66 lifts). The crisp clean powder is matched by the atmosphere, ensuring clear days - from many points you can see Mt. Fuji, how’s that for a winter holiday name drop? In most of the resorts you can ease any weary muscles with a spell in a must-try ‘Onsen’ therapeutic hot spring. Nagano developed round the 1,400 year old Zenkoji temple complex, well worth time off the slopes to marvel at, and even out of season the ‘Japanese Alps’ are a beautiful scenic natural world, with spectacular waterfalls and mountain vistas.
 

360 Tour of Zenko-ji - Buddhist temple


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Language(s): Japanese
Currency: Japanese Yen
Dialling Code: +81
Time Zone: GMT + 2
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