Snowboarding in Nagano: Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park and Shibu Onsen

Snowboarding in Nagano: Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park and Shibu Onsen

While Nagano is well known as a skiers paradise since it does snow regularly during the winter and with easy access via the Shinkansen to Tokyo and Ueno, it makes it a ski destination for Japanese and tourists alike. It does have a very interesting tourist attraction as well in the form of a monkey [...]

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Snowboarding in Nagano: Shirakawa-go, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Snowboarding in Nagano: Shirakawa-go, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

For the second day I was in Nagoya, I decided to venture out of the city once again. Actually I had intended to visit Shirakawa-go on the first day but because I missed the train, I switched to visit Arashiyama instead. The journey to visit Shirakawa-go was not the easiest or the fastest since visitors [...]