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Climbing Mt. Asama

Get up close and personal to experiencing one of the few active, constantly smoking volcanoes in Japan; An adventure you won’t forget in a hurry!

Central Alps Hike Day 2

Great sights continued to greet me after sunrise. These are some of the views I experienced when traversing the Central Alps on the Second day of this two day adventure

Togakushi's Lake Kagami-ike

A little off the beaten path in Nagano City's Togakushi District is the breathtakingly beautiful Kagami-ike, an artificial reservoir that offers a delightful reflection of the Togakushi Mountain Range.

Apple Picking in Matsumoto

Autumn is the season of beautiful, colored foliage, mushrooms in Nagano's forests, and, of course, the harvesting of fresh fruits – one of Nagano’s specialty! This year, a young farming couple, who moved from Tokyo to Matsumoto in Nagano Prefecture, started an apple picking experience in October.