The Atera River Valley is located in the Kiso area and it is just located about 30 minutes drive from the Tsumagojuku. The valley is naturally created and did not suffer any pollution. There is a rumor saying that using the water from the lake will help to keep your skin smooth.  In spring, there are many trees with green leaves and those leaves will turn into red ...
As Sanada Yukimura is so popular, let us explore more about his life. The Sanada Shrine is a good place. The shrine is located in the Uedajo City and in the old days it is the shrine for protecting the Sanada family, Sengoku family and Matsudaira family.  This place is not called the Sanada Shrine and has been renamed in 1953 as Uedajo Shrine and further in 1963 as...
The Takashima Castle is a historical castle situated at the city center of Suwa. It was built in the Warring States Period. As the castle was built with a canal around it, therefore, it was called the "Floating Castle". This spectacular castle was abandoned for a period of time during the Meji period, and only in 1980 when the Japanese government has renovated the entire c...
You will be able to find a lot of hot springs at Kamisuwa, and in addition, due to its excellent lake view, it has attracted a lot of tourists visiting. There is a huge amount of hot spring water there, and therefore, you will find hot spring facilities everywhere when you walk around the area. Apart from the free hot spring for feet, you will be able to visit the Suwa Lak...
The Suwa Lake not only provides excellent scenery but it also has many different spas and spa resorts in nearby areas. Of all those areas, the Kamisuwa area is famous for its high quality hot spring water.  Actually, the spas are located across the city. To your surprise, you can even find a foot spa at the platform of the Kamisuwa Station known as the "Kamisuwa S...
Karuizawa is situated at the suburbs of Tokyo and features beautiful natural sceneries, and perhaps Kumoba Pond is one of the sites that can represent Karuizawa best.  Kumoba Pond covers over 2,000 meters square and is one of the three best sightseeing sites within the Karuizawa area. The lake features different sceneries during different seasons. For example, dur...
Situated at the Nagano Prefecture, the Jigokudani Wild Monkey Park is the only hot spring area specifically designed for monkeys. You will be able to see monkeys walking under the snow to the hot spring to take bath and it is very spectacular. The monkeys that are staying in the area are very mild and friendly, and tourists feel free to take photos and play with them. ...
Everyone will take photos when they travel. If you happen to be in Karuizawa, perhaps you should visit the Karuizawa Shashinkan. It is different from the normal studio, as it provides special Meiji–era traditional clothing for visitors. Thus, you can take some photos as if you came from the ancient time. If weather permits, you can even take photos in the outdoor space...