During the Edo period there were five roadways that connected Edo (modern day Tokyo) and outlying regions. The Nakasendo linked Edo and Kyoto, and ran through central Japan. This trail was dotted by many stopover towns and Ma
The Japanaese Macaque, or snow monkeys, are a highlight of a winter visit in Japan. In this post we help you plan your visit from Tokyo to their onsen in Nagano, Japan. How to get to Nagano and see snow monkeys!
Macaques enjoying an onsen (hot spring) in Jigokudani Monkey Park in Nagano, Japan. Commonly referred to as Snow Monkeys, they go to the valley during the winter, foraging elsewhere in the national park during the warmer months.
Snow in Matsumoto Castle, Nagano, Japan - Northern part of Japan's North Island - the Winter Olympics in Japan were held here. - the Castle is historic dates back to Feudal Japan, the Shoguns (Lords) of the Matsumoto Family.