Sports Spots in Nagano Area

  • Nozawa Onsen Snow Resort
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagano Pref. Shimotakaigunnozawaonsenmura Toyosato 7653
    One of Japan’s foremost ski and snowboarding resorts offering elevation differences reaching 1085 meters. The resort is popular for its wide array of courses enjoyable from beginners to experts. The resort also has a wide and gentle slope for children as well as a kids’ park for young ones to play in the snow making it a great destination for families as well. Another attractive point is the resort’s moving walkway which extends from the hot spring district directly to the slopes.
  • Fujimi Panorama Resort (Ski resort)
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagano Pref. Suwagunfujimimachi Fujimi 6666-703
    This ski resort is in Fujimi Fujimi Town. Besides winter sports there are many activities that showcase Mt. Nyukasa’s natural seasonal scenery. You can enjoy trekking and mountainbike riding in spring and summer and in autumn you can go on one of the many gondola rides and see the scenery illuminated by the Mt. Yatsutagake sunrise; options include the “premium sea of clouds gondola” “fall foliage gondola” and “night gondola” rides. In addition because the ski slopes make a heart shape when viewed from the Yatsutagake observation platform onsite the area is known as a sacred lovers’ spot.
  • Shiga Kogen Yokoteyama - Shibu-toge Ski Area
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagano Shimotakai-gun Yamanouchimachi Shigakogen Yokote
    A ski resort situated along the Asama-Shirane-Shiga Sawayaka Highway in Hirao, Yamanouchi Town, Shimotakai County, Nagano Prefecture. Situated 2,307 meters above sea level, the ski resort is Japan's highest outfitted with chair lifts, and here visitors can enjoy skiing on slopes boasting 360 degree panoramic views and high quality snow until May. There's also a cafe at the resort's mountaintop observatory.
  • Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagano Pref. Kitadumigunhakubamura Kamishiro 24196-47
    This ski resort in the Hakuba area is known for a regular amount of snowfall of superb quality. Consisting of eight routes, half pipes, and a kids slope. It connects with Hakuba Goryu at the summit, and you can come and go between them with the same lift pass. The Route 3 course in front of the gondola station at the summit is an action-packed run where moguls have been left the entire way. Hakuba 47’s hallmark Route 1 run also comes highly recommended. It’s the first slope groomed in the morning, and you can enjoy great scenery while skiing down towards the village of Hakuba.
  • Tsugaike Kogen Ski Resort
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Otari village Kitaazumi-gun Nagano prefecture Tsugaike plateau
    Tsugaike Kogen Ski Resort is popular among beginners and families for its safe terrain. The Kane-no-naru-oka course slopes gently down the hill and has a generous width of over 1200 meters. Skiers can also enjoy the fantastic atmosphere when the slopes are lit up during night skiing. The uma-no-se (horseback) course for advanced skiers is set on a narrow ridge with large humps continuing down the steep slope. On fine days Mt. Fuji can be seen from the highest point at an elevation of 1700 meters. For the adventurous why not try out the special Heli-ski and Snowboard activity.
  • Hakuba Goryu Snow Resort
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagano Pref. Kitadumigunhakubamura Kamishiro 22184-10
    With an elevation of 1515 meters at its highest part called Alps-daira Hakuba Goryu Snow Resort has some true alpine slopes. With an elevation as high as this powder snow and quality snow is all but guaranteed. The magnificent Northern Alps (Hida Mountains) can be experienced up close and the city of Hakuba sprawls out down below. In early spring you can see the shape of the Takeda family crest on the mountain side from the observatory on the roof of the gondola summit station. Even people who don’t ski or snowboard come here to relax enjoy a meal and take in the stunning scenery.
  • shiromaiwadakeyurien & Montain view
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagano Pref. Kitadumigunhakubamura Hokujou 12056
    A mountain resort where you can enjoy activities as varied as winter sports, trekking, and mountain biking among magnificent scenery. In the winter, it's a white wonderland with skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and more. It has 26 runs with a diversity of natural terrain, the most in the Hakuba area. Its HAKUBA MOUNTAIN HARBOR opened in 2018 and has a superb view of the Shirouma Sanzan peaks. The outdoor terrace hosts THE CITY BAKERY, a veteran shop with branches around the country. It's open during the winter, too.
  • Kurumayama-kogen SKYPARK Ski Resort
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagano Pref. Chinoshi Kitayama 3413
    Because of the high altitude of this ski resort the quality of the snow is good and the slopes are always kept in prime condition. The weather is almost always good and from the top of the mountain and slopes views can be had of the Shinshu mountains. Slopes are designed so that both beginners and advanced skiers can enjoy themselves to the max. When spring comes the Natsuyama Observatory Lift starts running. You can enjoy all the wild plants and trekking on the highland plateau. The sunrise unkai (sea of clouds) lift from where you can see a sea of cloud from the summit at 1925 meters is also very popular.
  • Lala Matsumoto
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagano Pref. Matsumotoshi Shimauchi 7412
    A sports facility located in Shimauchi, Matsumoto City. The facility has an indoor wave pool, flowing pool, and waterslides. There are also tennis courts and other indoor sports courts, a baseball diamond and other outdoor sports fields, bathing rooms, and a rest area. The facility makes use of the heat and electricity generated by the adjoining Matsumoto Clean Center garbage incineration plant.
  • Heavens Sonohara Snow World
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagano Shimoina-gun Achimura Chisato 3731-4
    "A skier's only ski area located in Achi Village, Nagano Prefecture five minutes from the Sonohara Interchange on the Chuo Expressway. Here customers can enjoy skiing along with views of fantastic natural landscapes on ski courses such as the beginner-oriented Angel Course and the Panorama Course for medium-advanced skiers. Sanrio characters also sometimes make appearances here, and the resort is a popular destination for families with children as well. During the offseason, it's popular to take a walk in the resort's Iwana no Mori forest, a certified soothing ""Therapy Road."" There is also wooden playground equipment which blends in with the natural scenery, and both children and adults can come here to be surrounded by nature."
  • Sugadaira Kogen Snow Resort
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagano Ueda-shi Sugadairakogen 1223-146
    A winter resort with 19 lifts and 60 runs. It is divided into three areas: Davos Area, Taro Area, and Pine Beak Area. They all make use of a base layer of artificial snow, which means you can ski there until the end of March. You can also ride their popular Snowcat up Mt. Neko, where you'll see snowbound trees around the summit. Ski the four kilometers back downhill from the top, or if you can't ski, just take the Snowcat back down.
  • Hakuba Ski Jumping Stadium
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagano Pref. Kitadumigunhakubamura Hokujou
    A ski jump competition facility located in Hakuba Village, Kitaazumi County, Nagano Prefecture where the Japanese team took the gold during the Nagano Winter Olympics in 1998. Ski jumping can be performed here year-round, and the facility is considered one of the top three tourist attractions of the Shinshu region. A lift and elevator running between the normal and large hills can be used to reach the starting areas, and from here visitors can view the jump area from the same perspective as professional jumpers do.
  • Hakuba Cortina Ski Resort
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagano Pref. Kitadumigunotarimura Chikuniotsu 12860-1
    Located in Chikuniotsu Otari Village this ski resort features 100% natural soft snow and is very popular among overseas tourists. There are 16 courses in total to choose from featuring everything from beginner courses to an advanced course with an altitude of 1400 meters that offer an amazing view. There is also a play area for children as well as a daycare center and ski lessons to provide for all your needs. As there is a hotel right in front of the slopes you can relax in the hot springs after your ski adventure.
  • Seizan Golf Course
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagano Kitasaku-gun Karuizawamachi Karuizawa
    This golf course has a fine location 60 minutes from Tokyo by Shinkansen and two minutes from Karuizawa Station by taxi. There's also good access from Usui-Karuizawa Interchange on the Joshinetsu Expressway, letting you reach it in less than 15 minutes. The flat hill course is fully self-serve. With hand-operated carts, it's a popular spot for a casual round of golf. You can take in grand Mt. Asama and the lovely Karuizawa scenery from every single hole. With lots of wide fairways, it's ideal for beginners and families.
  • Yunomaru Ski Area
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagano Tomi-shi
    A ski area known for its vaunted, season-long powder snow. The resort's wide and variegated slopes are situated 1,700 to 2,000 meters above sea level. There's also a sledding hill for children and a snowboard park, and the resort is a popular destination for families, as well. In addition, there are many day-use hot spring bathhouses in the area, and the resort is a convenient two hours away from the Tokyo metropolitan area.
  • Suwakko Land
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagano Pref. Suwashi Toyoda 732
    This health facility is on Prefectural Route 50 in Toyoda, Suwa City. They have a heated pool using water preheated at a nearby sewage treatment plant, a hot spring bath, sauna, training room, and an outdoor mallet golf course. After a bath, you can relax in a break room with both tatami mat and table seating, enjoy the food and drink corner, or get a massage.
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    Life / Living / Hospital
    Nagano Pref. Kamiminochigunshinanomachi Nojiri 379-2
    An outdoor school located close to Lake Nojiri in Nojiri, Shinano Town, Kamiminochi County. Here you can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities with a focus on Lake Nojiri, including canoeing, kayaking, rafting, stand up paddle boarding, mushroom and edible wild plant hunting, and, in winter, ski hiking and snowshoeing.
  • Sugadaira Kogen Sports Land (Sania Park Sugadaira)
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagano Pref. Uedashi Sugadairakougen 1278-244
    This training facility is located 1,300 meters up Sugadaira Highland. There are five natural grass fields and a track and field stadium used as the venue for national competitions. In addition, there is also a mallet golf course, making it a place to enjoy with the whole family.
  • Hakuba Happo-one Winter Resort
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hakkan Village in Kitaazumi-gun, Nagano Prefecture
    A ski and snowboard resort located in Hakuba Village in the Kitaazumi District, Hakuba Happo-one boasts one of the largest standalone ski/snowboard areas in the country. Particular points of interest include the beautiful scenery of the surrounding Japanese Northern Alps and the highly diverse courses stretching across over 1,000 meters in elevation. The panoramic view from the 1,830 meter high summit is truly a sight to behold. The resort also served as the venue for alpine skiing during the Nagano Olympics.
  • Shigakogen Hasuike Ski Area
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagano Pref. Shimotakaigunyamanouchimachi Hirao 7148
    Located around 35 minutes' drive from the Shinshu-Nakano Interchange of the Joshin-Etsu Expressway, the Shigakogen Hasuike Ski Area has several gentle ski slopes that are ideal for families and beginners. The ski area is situated in a highland area within Joshin'etsu-kogen National Park, at an altitude of 1,481 meters - 1,550 meters, surrounded by white birch forest, and is perfect for enjoying a relaxing skiing experience. It is easy to move between Shigakogen Hasuike Ski Area and the nearby Sun Valley Ski Area (situated at the gateway to the Shiga Highlands) or Maruike Ski Area, which has a dedicated The Maruike Kids' Park. As a result, despite its compact size, Shigakogen Hasuike Ski Area offers visitors a wide variety of ski slope options. Sleeping Giant Ski Area can also be reached from Shigakogen Hasuike Ski Area.

Nagano Areas


Nagano prefecture is an exciting mix of mountains, hot spring monkeys, and preserved Edo history. At the heart of the Japanese Alps, Nagano is one of the country’s most popular destinations, whether in winter for its snow sports and the much-loved Jigokudani Monkey Park or in the warmer months for discovering the undulating hills on foot. For fantastic Edo architecture, head to the Kiso Valley for a 60-kilometer stretch of quaint wooden buildings that marked the Nakasendo route 200 years ago.

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