What to Do in Nagano Japan: A 5 Day Nagano Itinerary

What to do in Nagano Japan: 5 Day Nagano Itinerary

Japan’s Nagano prefecture boasts stunning natural landscapes, famous castles, and breathtaking shrines. In fact, my solo trip to the region was the best vacation I’ve ever had! But after returning home, I realized a lot of international travelers don’t know what to do in Nagano. And honestly, I wasn’t aware of the region’s highlights until I started planning my own Nagano itinerary.

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Day Trip to Kanazawa: Itinerary for Japan’s Samurai Town

Day Trip to Kanazawa: Itinerary for Japan's Samurai Town

From ancient samurai houses to beautifully preserved Edo districts, a day trip to Kanazawa is a must for lovers of Japanese culture, history, or architecture. And with the newly expanded shinkansen line, it’s possible to reach Kanazawa within two or three hours from popular cities like Tokyo and Kyoto. To help you make the most of your visit, I designed this efficient Kanazawa itinerary for exploring the town’s highlights. 

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Essential Kamikochi Hiking Guide for the Japanese Alps

Kamikochi hiking guide for the Japanese Alps

If you’re staying in the Japan Alps region, it would be a mistake to not include a Kamikochi hiking excursion. With stunning mountain views, crystal clear waters, and well-placed food huts, Kamikochi National Park is one of the best Japanese Alps hiking experiences. However, its remote location and motor vehicle ban are major access barriers, especially for overseas visitors. That’s why I’ve put together this detailed Kamikochi Japan guide to help travelers explore this amazing destination.

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