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...
In the old days, transportation is not as convenient as the modern time. There are no airplane or cars, and therefore to travel from Kyoto to Tokyo (formerly known as Edo) takes several days. Therefore, there are many small towns between the two cities that offer accommodation for the travellers to rest. The Nakasendo is one of the major transportation route connecting the...
Takahiro Kogen is situated in the Nagano Prefecture, 1,665 meters above sea level. You can see the Northern Alps of Japan as well as Mount Fuji. The best time to hike on the mountain is in June, August and October. Since Takahiro Kogen is located in high altitude, therefore, it is the best place to see the scenery of the Suwa City and Lake Suwa. The movie "Your Nam...
"The Sleeping Bed" is a famous landmark situated in the Nagano Prefecture. It was formed due to the long term erosion of the canal nearby and therefore granite pillars of different shapes are formed by the hands of the nature.   In addition, the legendary story of Urashima Taro was born in this place. There was an old saying that Urashima Taro opened a treasu...