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  • Yamatoya Paper Shop
    Shopping
    Nagano Pref. Komoroshi Honmachi 3-1-4
    Founded as a Japanese paper wholesaler in 1858, Yamatoya Paper Shop is also famous for being a place where poet and author, Toson Shimazaki, used to come to buy his paper. The shop sells mainly Japanese paper products like letter paper, envelopes, mizubiki-saiku (items made from decorative string), and betrothal gifts. They also stock stationary and office supplies. And there is a gallery where events are occasionally held.
  • Kisouma Horse Riding Center
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagano Pref. Kisogunkisomachi Kaidakougensuekawa 5596-1
    This horseback riding facility is located inside the “Kiso Horse Village” in Kaidakogen, Kiso Town. There are about 30 Kiso horses being kept and raised here; they’re a Japanese local breed known as warrior steeds. They are not as tall as thoroughbreds and have gentle personalities, making them especially suitable for those new to horseback riding. You can also ride horse-drawn carriages, experience horse therapy and stablekeeping, and more.
  • Oiwake Colony
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagano Pref. Kitasakugunkaruizawamachi Oiwake 612
    The “Oiwake Colony” secondhand bookstore is in old Nakasendo Oiwake-shuku in Karuizawa. It is a book shop that actively holds events related to a book called “Town of Books / Karuizawa” as well as art and craft exhibitions from the neighboring “Culture Space and Aburaya Project,” secondhand book markets and antique fairs. Opening hours and days alter with the seasons so please check in advance.
  • Azumino City Hotaka Pottery Hall
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nagano Pref. Aduminoshi Hotaka 8414-17
    A ceramics class studio located in Hotaka, Azumino City. The studio was opened in 1983 to promote ceramic arts in the area. The studio has a gallery with a standing exhibition of 70 pieces of ancient folk pottery as well as a classroom where people can learn and experience the various processes involved in pottery making, and visitors can come in contact with ceramics here in a variety of ways.

    信斎焼、洗馬焼、入道焼などの作品を見ることができます。緑に囲まれた良い環境で作陶体験も楽しめる場所です。

  • Sirakabako Canoe School
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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。

  • Evergreen Outdoor Center
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    4.5
    193 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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...

  • Roger
    Shopping
    Nagano Pref. Naganoshi Naganokaminishinomonchou 604-1
    A home and lifestyle goods boutique situated along Prefectural Route 399 in Kaminishinomon-cho, Nagano City. The shop sells tableware and knickknacks imported from around the world with a focus on items from Europe. The shop also sells original products themed after apples and other Nagano specialty goods.
  • Shimizu Milk Farm and Cheese Factory
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Nagano Pref. Matsumotoshi Nagawa 51
    A farm-fresh shop selling dairy products located in Nagawa, Matsumoto City. Here you can by aged and fresh cheeses of all kinds, fresh milk, yogurt, and other dairy. The shop's yogurt was selected as the number one choice in the Nihon Keizai Shimbun newspaper's list of its top 10 luxury yogurts.
  • coriss
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
    Shopping
    Nagano Pref. Kitasakugunkaruizawamachi Karuizawa 10-2
    "This variety shop is in the Karuizawa section of Karuizawa Town. They offer a host of items to spice up your life that are user-friendly, tasteful, and cute. These include dinnerware, ceramics, clothing, fabric accessories, and miscellany featuring reliable ""Made in Japan"" quality."

    時期的に客は少なく、ゆっくり見ることができました。少し若めではありますが、どの年代の人でも楽しめる雑貨たちです。 周辺は駐車場も多くて便利です。

  • Shinshu Daigaku Hospital
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Nagano Matsumoto-shi Asahi 3-1-1
  • Zenkoji Temple Unjoden
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Nagano Nagano-shi Hako Shimizu 3-1775
    This large crypt is situated halfway up about Mt. Jitsukiyama a kilometer north of the Zenkoji Temple’s main temple building. The Zenkoji Temple is open to Buddhists of all sects and has had a custom of accepting and interring the ashes of worshippers since ancient times, and it is believed that worshippers would come here to give thanks for the positive benefits granted by ancestors and pray for a better rebirth after death. The crypt’s two tier pagoda, flanked on either side by smaller halls, is extremely large, and the entire complex rings out with the unceasing sutra chanting carried out by the head priest in order to protect the Zenkoji Temple’s main temple building. The area is famously known as the best destination for viewing cherry blossoms in the city, and in spring more than 600 cherry trees come into bloom on the hill and scenic overlook road behind the Zenkoji Temple. The crypt’s main hall enshrines a ritually divided portion of the Zenkoji Nyorai, and from here visitors can get a sweeping view of the Zenkoji Plain.
  • Horseland Azumino
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    3.0
    2 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagano Azumino Toyoshina Minami Hotaka 3800-1
    A tourism farm primarily dedicated to horses. Raising horses and goats, the farm's spacious grounds encompass a horseback riding course and pasture area. The farm offers riding activities for children as young as one year of age. Children up to three years of age can ride together on the same horse with a parent. An instructor accompanies all such courses and holds the reigns, insuring rider safety. The farm also offers a full array of fully fledged horseback riding lesson courses, enabling customers to choose the course which meets their needs and aims. In the petting zoo area, visitors can feed goats and horses (additional fee required).

    乗馬体験ができます。ポニーもいます。有料の餌やりなど、観光化されている部分もありますが、真面目にレッスンを受けている人が多くて驚きました。

  • Tateshina Herbal Note Simples
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Nagano Chino-shi Toyohira 10284
    An herb and aromatherapy shop operating out of a remodeled pioneer farmer's house standing quietly in a remote holiday home area. The shop also carries handmade crafts, accessories, and knickknacks. Particularly recommended are the three variety country garden tea pack, which contains samplings of three seasonal teas; and the four variety bath herb set with cloth bath bag. The shop also holds classes, including a NARD-certified aromatherapy course.

    秋も春も、蓼科の美しい景色をドライブして、ここにたどり着くのがベスト! 100%本物の香りに癒されストレス解消したい人には ぴったり(*´▽`*) ひょっこり現れるかわいらしい佇まいは小人の森の家の様❥❥٩(๑❛ᴗ❛๑)۶❥・• *゜* 中は、癒される香りにあふれている(*˘︶˘人)♡*。。 居心地よくずーっとここに居たくなるショップ...

  • Tateshina Riding Farm
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    5.0
    3 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagano Chino-shi Kitayama 6153
    A 30-minute, 14 kilometer drive from the Suwa Interchange on the Chuo Expressway. This visitor-oriented horseback riding facility offers lessons and outdoor rides under the clear highland sky. Aiming to make it easy for anyone to ride a horse like a bike or motorcycle, the facility employs a cowboy-style riding system inspired by the old American west. Focusing on outdoor riding, via rope-led rides to full on lessons, everyone from beginners to advanced riders can have fun riding a horse here. The facility's beginner lessons are open to people of elementary school age and older. While outside riding, you just might encounter a deer or other wild animal.

    初心者の母娘で参加しました。約1時間のレッスン後、初めてサラブレッドに乗って外乗へ!最初は恐る恐る乗っていましたが、外へ行く頃には度胸もつきました。大阪弁のコーチは頼もしく、レッスンはわかり易かったです。初心者だからこそ、と危険回避の乗り方も教えてくれました。前の馬について歩くだけの外乗とは全く違う経験ができます。初めての外乗乗馬を最高の気分で終えることができました。スタッフの皆さんもとてもフレン...

  • Nihon Trekking
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagano Iida-shi Kitagata 3462
    A horseback riding center situated among the mountains. The center's riding ground is right in front of a guesthouse and hotel, while a panoramic view of the Southern Japan Alps stretches into the distance in the background. The center has rental riding equipment and offers lessons for beginners on up. The center also offers programs such as a farm stay which includes lodging and food, and pony camps for elementary school- to high school-aged students.
  • Sky Blue Happo One Paraglider School
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagano Kita-azumi-gun Hakubamura
    A paraglider school, one of the largest in Japan, located in Hakuba where you can fly near the Japan Alps. Reviews state customers can enjoy magnificent scenery and a fantastic experience unlike anywhere else. The school offers tandem sightseeing flights in which you are paired with a professional pilot so you can get flying right away, as well as a paragliding licensing course.
  • PET-SPA Karuizawa Store
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Nagano Kitasaku-gun Karuizawamachi
    A pet trimming salon located inside the Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza mall in front of Karuizawa Station in Karuizawa, Karuizawa Town, Kitasaku County, Nagano Prefecture. The salon provides services such as shampooing and trimming using methods that cause as little stress to your pet as possible. The salon also offers a pet hotel service, temporary pet holding service, and pet stroller rentals.
  • La Chambre de TAKANE Hotel Kajima no Mori Salon
    Style / Fashion
    Nagano Kitasaku-gun Karuizawamachi Karuizawa 1373-6 Hotel Kashima No Moriuchi
    A beauty salon located inside the Karuizawa Hotel Kajima no Mori situated along Kyu Golf-dori Street in Karuizawa, Karuizawa Town, Kitasaku County, Nagano Prefecture. The salon offers facial treatments and standard and beautifying acupuncture performed by experienced aestheticians.
  • Syu-Syuly Karuizawa
    Style / Fashion
    Nagano Kitasaku-gun Karuizawamachi Karuizawa 467-27
    A relaxation salon situated along Karuizawa Hon-dori Street in Karuizawa, Karuizawa Town, Kitasaku County, Nagano Prefecture. The salon offers relaxation courses combining naturally scented oxygen, believed to promote blood purification and prevent lifestyle diseases; detoxifying footbaths which utilize negative ions to remove toxins from the body; facial and body massages, and other techniques. The salon also sells power stones.
  • Tsuchiya Horse Riding Club
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagano Kitasaku-gun Karuizawamachi Nagakura 3287
    A horseback riding club located in Nagakura, Karuizawa Town, Kitasaku County, Nagano Prefecture. Situated deep in the middle of a residential area in front of Naka-Karuizawa Station, this relatively small-scale horseback riding facility has a cozy atmosphere. In addition to standard horseback riding lessons, the club also has a course in which you can go on a walk with a horse.

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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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