Hotels & Transport Tips

Traveling To and Around Nagano by Alpico Bus

Using a bus is another alternative way to travel in Japan, especially in Nagano where several hidden sightseeing spots can be accessed only by bus.

Updated for 2022: An Ultimate Guide on How to Travel Between Kamikochi and Matsumoto by Bus

The most detailed guide about how to get to Kamikochi from Matsumoto by bus – from a transfer guide to buying tickets and timetable links.

Updated for 2022: A Complete Guide to Visiting Kamikochi (Best Time to Visit, Access, Opening, Hiking Routes and More)

As the title says, this post is a comprehensive guide for those who are planning to visit Kamikochi. This will cover all the common questions and things you should know before going, from basic information to tips that will help you enjoy more of Kamikochi.

Cruising Lake Suwa and tasting local sakes during a daytrip to the Suwa area!

In the middle of Nagano Prefecture lies the quiet and peaceful Suwa area. The place is famous for its beautiful lake of the same name that’s also featured in the popular animated film “Your Name” (2016). During summertime, firework festivals light up the surface of Lake Suwa and during wintertime there is a chance that the lake completely freezes over. This phenomenon is called omiwatari.

Gaze upon the Japan Alps while bathing in the hot springs of Shoho

As one of the best onsen ryokan in Japan, Shoho is famous for its various wonderful hot springs. There are as many as 7 types of baths for you to enjoy during your stay!

Travel to World Heritage Sites with the Three-Star Route Ticket

With the Three-Star Route Ticket, you can see the best Japan has to offer in an easy and relaxing way by bus. For those of you who have already been to places like Tokyo, Kyoto etc., this ticket is a great way to experience a different side of Japan.