For 3 months of the year, Japan comes to life in a wave of pale pink colors in the form of cherry blossoms. Japan is a vertically long country, so we can enjoy cherry blossom season from March to May somewhere in Japan. Though the exact dates are changeable, I’m starting to build a collection …
Nagano is full of great cities to explore but if you ask me, Matsumoto is the most iconic city of Nagano. With sophisticated neighbourhoods to explore, there really is no shortage of things to do. This is the list of the most photogenic monuments, museums and cafes to help you find the best views in …
Togakushi Shrines: the setting is idyllic, scenic and unique with plenty on offer to see and do. Here’s a quick guide on Togakushi area.
Mount Togakushi (1,904 m) used to be one of the training fields for monks and Togakushi is said to be one of the major sites where Ninja trained. Here’s a quick guide but you can find out more to help plan your own visit.
Suwa Shrine is located in Nagano Prefecture, south-east of the city of Matsumoto. Upper Shrines are located on the south side of Lake Suwa and lower Shrines are located on the north side of the lake.
Suwa Shrines in Suwa is one of the oldest shrines in Japan and consists of four separate complexes around Lake Suwa.
I spent a whole day in Suwa to visit the four sacred shrines. Here’s a quick guide to Suwa Shrine.
Nagano City developed as a temple city and now it has become the most popular city of a good balance of nature and city-life.