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  • Nozawa Onsen Snow Resort
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    4.5
    713 Reviews
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    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.

    Childcare service available, 1 carers to 5/6 kids. Awesome kids snow park with loads of fun that my 5 yo enjoyed.

  • Hakuba Goryu Snow Resort
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    4.5
    452 Reviews
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    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.

    Good skiing, we din get a lot of snow in Christmas 2019 but it was skiable. We hope for POW! We went to Niseko and liked it better Since there is more off piste

  • Evergreen Outdoor Center
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    4.5
    193 Reviews
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    Nagano Pref. Kitadumigunhakubamura Hokujou 4377
    This outdoor tour company is in Hokujo, Hakuba Village. In winter you can take back country and snowshoeing tours, and they have an English language ski school. In the green season you can enjoy the mountains, lakes, and rivers around Hakuba with activities like canoeing and hiking. They also host international school programs, summer camps, team building workshops, and more.

    Rude and painful at the 90 minute check in, no responsibility for kids in each group, female kids left half naked in toilets at top of Adam, re organising class sizes mid session, daughter lost in...

  • Hakuba Cortina Ski Resort
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    4.0
    131 Reviews
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    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.

    This place has some serious steeps. Is it the powder domain of Hakuba? Not when we were there. Light snow cover was not enough to lay the willows down between the trees. Trying to successfully...

  • Tangram Ski Circus
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    3.5
    78 Reviews
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    Nagano Kamiminochi-gun Shinanomachi Furumi 3575-8
    About 20 minutes from Shinanomachi Interchange on the Joshinetsu Expressway. A ski resort in northern Nagano Prefecture with a hotel immediately accessible from the slopes. Located on the north-northwest flank of Mt. Madarao, you can get a panoramic view of the Five Peaks of Northern Nagano and Lake Nojiri from the slopes with their high-quality natural snow. Their popular Tree Run Course has incredible powder and there's a thrilling ungroomed run where you must avoid trees and other natural features. There are also ample indoor activities like bouldering and swimming in their indoor pool.

    So everybody goes to madarao and rides their gladed tree runs etc and perhaps ... if they have time ... they might quickly do a few runs over at the interlinked tangram. Well I’m here to tell you...

  • Shirakaba Highland International Ski Area
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    4.0
    58 Reviews
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    Nagano Kitasaku-gun Tateshinamachi Ashidahatsukano 745
    A ski area located in Ashidahakkano, Tateshina Town, Kitasaku County, Nagano Prefecture. A skiers' only slope commanding a view of Mt. Tateshina, Lake Megami, and the Northern Japan Alps, the ski area has a variety of courses suitable for everyone from beginners to advanced skiers. On a gondola lift which extending all the way to the top of the slope 1,260 meters above sea level, you can enjoy spectacular scenery overlooking the Shirakaba Highland.

    人気度の高い白樺湖エリアの中で、スキーヤーオンリーのゲレンデということもあってか、日曜日にもかかわらず比較的空いてました。暖冬?の影響なのか、現地までの道路もまったく積雪なし。ゲレンデも例年より雪が少なめでしたが、それなりに楽しむこともできました。

  • Heavens Sonohara Snow World
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    4.0
    28 Reviews
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    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."

    冬季は昼間は小規模ファミリーゲレンデ、夜は「ウィンターナイトツアー」という星空イベント会場になり、この星空イベントに参加しました。 夏季と違ってゴンドラで頂上に登ることは出来ませんが、それでも星がまじかに見え素晴らしい眺めです。流石に日本一の星空と言えると思います。 天候にもよると思いますが、夏季より快晴率が高いのでお勧めです。 また、日に2回(19時30分と20時30分)、詳しい星座の説明がある...

  • Saku Ski Garden Parada
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    3.5
    29 Reviews
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    Nagano Saku-shi Shimohirao 2681
    A ski resort which can be reached from the number two Sakudaira Parking Area on the Joshin-Etsu Expressway, making it possible to go skiing here without having to get off the expressway. Around 150 kilometers from the Nerima Interchange, the resort can almost always be reached without the need for snow chains; in addition, the resort experiences fair weather 90% of the time. The South Parada area offers sweeping views of the Yatsugatake Mountains and the Saku Plain , while the North Parada area commands a view of Mt. Asama; the two areas are connected via lift, and resort-goers can ski both areas. 80% of the resorts courses are designed for beginner and intermediate skiers, making it possible for customers to enjoy relaxing skiing along with the spectacular scenery. From spring through fall, visitors can enjoy attractions such as a super long slide and fun obstacle course.

    You can come by Shinkansen then there is shuttle bus service. Since this place within highway service area, the access by car also great. Not very big but eniugh for one day skiing.

  • Iizuna Resort Ski Area
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    4.5
    14 Reviews
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    Nagano Kamiminochi-gun Iizunamachi Kawakami 2755-209
    A ski area built on the eastern slope of Mt. Reisenji, one of the peaks of Mt. Iizuna, which itself is counted as one of the Five Peaks of Northern Nagano. The resort has a variety of courses for everyone from beginners to advanced skiers to enjoy, including the 2,500-meter Long Course, the 100-meter wide Flat Burn, and the natural snow Powder Course. Snowboards can also be used on all of the courses. The resort is also a place where families with children can have fun, and in addition to a kids' park with walking course and sledding hill popular with children, the resort has a daycare facility for children between the ages of 18 months and six years.

    “I enjoyed ski @ Iizuna ski resort last week. Nice powder snow and no waiting for the lift because it was weekday. One day pass for lift was only 2500yen and ski rental was only 2000 yen. Easy access...

  • Hakuba Happo-one Winter Resort
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    Hakkan Village Hakuba-mura, 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 1000 meters in elevation. The panoramic view from the 1830 meter high summit is truly a sight to behold. The resort also served as the venue for alpine skiing during the Nagano Olympics.
  • Seizan Golf Course
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    4.5
    11 Reviews
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    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.

    台風19号は、各地で相当な被害をもたらし、私が大好きな晴山ゴルフ場が、とても心配でした。昨日久しぶりに、行って来ました。 スタッフの方に伺うと、幸いにも大きな被害が無かったそうで、ひと安心しました。 3番と12番の間の池、6番の池が豪雨の影響で満々の水が溜っていて、景色が一変! 超格好良くなっている!外国のリゾートのようでした! 久しぶりの快晴のもと、楽しくプレーできました。

  • Jiigatake Ski Resort
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    4.0
    11 Reviews
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    Nagano Omachi-shi Taira 4819
    This ski resort is located a 34-kilometer drive along national Route 147 traveling towards Omachi from the Azumino Interchange on the Nagano Expressway. Notable for its many gentle slopes, the resort is a great place for small children and beginners to try skiing. There are steeper slopes higher up the mountain for more experienced skiers to enjoy. The resort offers ski and snowboard rentals and holds classes as well. Sleds can be used on the children's slope and, for small children who might find using a lift difficult, there's an enclosed trailer which can be ridden to the top of the slope.

    Jigatake is a wonderful skiing area and far less crowded than the near by Hakuba Valley Kashimayari. It was a little difficult to figure out where to go to rent gear after our taxi dropped us off but...

  • Sakae Club Ski Area
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    3.5
    11 Reviews
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    Nagano Shimominochi-gun Sakaemura Hokushin 2903
    A 40-minute drive from the Toyota-Iiyama Interchange. This ski resort is located in an area which receives some of the greatest snowfalls in Japan, and many skiers come here seeking its abundant quantities of high quality powder snow. The resort's Family Course and scenic, curving Kamoshika Course are perfect for beginners and families with children. The Orion Course and Igaguri Course, which boast superb mountaintop views; and the Mamushi Course, covered with powdery, un-compacted snow; are recommended for intermediate and advanced skiers. A sledding hill is located in front of the central rest house, ensuring that even small children can enjoy safe fun here. The resort's restaurant serves all-you-can-eat nozawana pickles made by local mothers.

    栄村にあるスキーゲレンデです。コースは8本、頂上のゲレンデは、眼下に千曲川をきれいに眺めることができるレイアウトでした。ベースエリアは幅広な初級コースとなっていますので、初心者やお子さんも楽しくスキー・ボードが楽しめました。食堂では、地元産のお野菜をつかったご当地グルメのトマトつけ麺をいただくことができます。野沢菜がおいしくて、おかわりしてしまいました。

  • Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
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    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.

    白馬47スキー場の山頂駅1Fにある居酒屋です。 ビールは生、黒生、ハーフ&ハーフと揃ってます。 当然日本酒も、焼酎もありスキー場であることを忘れさせてくれるようなお店です。 飲むだけ飲んでゴンドラで下山するのも有りかも・・・・

  • Sirakabako Canoe School
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
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    Nagano Pref. Chinoshi Kitayama 3419
    "This canoe school is on the shore of Lake Shirakaba in Kitayama, Chino City. They run canoe tours of Lake Shirakaba and rent canoes to those with experience. You can also try out the California born Hobby Mirage Eclipse Standup Pedalboard (known as a ""Step Sap"" in Japan)."

    陸上で説明をうけたあと、いよいよ湖上へ。思ったより簡単で気持ちよく進みます。ガイドさんといろんな場所をまわって、上陸休憩をはさんでふたたびツアーへ。2時間があっというまに感じられるほど楽しめました。

  • Tsugaike Kogen Ski Resort
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    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.
  • Lala Matsumoto
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    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.
  • Tateshina Tokyu Ski Resort
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    2.5
    2 Reviews
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    Nagano Chino-shi Kita Yamaga Yama 4026-2
    A ski resort that sees clear skies 80% of the time. Experience this highland resort with its thick stands of larch and white birch unique to Tateshina. The two lifts and cozy slopes give it a private feel. It's the perfect spot for your child's first time out skiing, as there's no worry he or she'll get lost. There is also a range of other activities like snow tubing, snow racer riding, and snow sliding. There are plenty of day-use hot spring baths and restaurants in the area, so everyone from kids to adults will lose track of time and have a blast.

    蓼科東急別荘地内にあるので、別荘オーナーの家族連れ中心。外来客はほとんどいないが初心者には空いていていいかもしれません。

  • Suwakko Land
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
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    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.

    諏訪へ行くたびに家族で利用してます。 プールの水が大変きれいで、夏場限定で屋外プールも解放されてます。その奥がプール(50m)は水中で端から端まで見えます。とにかく水が透き通ってきれいです。 プールで2時間くらい泳いだら、温泉・サウナ・水風呂でゆっくり体を癒して、その後はレストランで休憩。車の運転をしないならビールの一杯も! プール+温泉で大人610円は都会では考えられない値段です!

  • Kurumayama-kogen SKYPARK Ski Resort
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    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.

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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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