Nagano is one of the most beautiful places in Japan. When you go to Nagano in January, we strongly recommend below 4 places. Even if you want to visit Nagano in January, you may not know where to go. It’s natural not to know places, but you can solve this problem if you read this article.
KAKEYU ONSEN NAGANO
Kakeyu onsen is located between Matsumoto and Ueda City in Nagano. When you visit Kakeyu onsen, you should go by bus from Matsumoto or Ueda in 50 minutes. In January, there is a famous event, “Koori Tourou Yumekigann (氷灯ろう夢祈願)”.
Tourou is a Japanese traditional lamp made of paper. But in this event, using Ice, craftsmen make Tourou. You may be surprised to see a fantastic Tourou made of ice if you go to this event.
ALPS AZUMINO PARK
Alps Azumino Park (アルプスあづみの公園) is in Matsumoto city. You can go to there in 12 minutes by taxi from Matsumoto station.
In this park, you can see a beautiful location, mountain, flower at noon and you can see different scenery at night. There are beautiful illuminations named” TWIN ILLUMINATION” in January. Lightning tunnel of 500 m, 500 light heart(both 500m are the longest and largest), and cinderella characters illumination are very fantastic in this event in 2020.
Nozawa Onsen(野沢温泉) is at the north area in Nagano. To visit Nozawa Onnsenn, you should take 1hour 15 minutes by bus from Nagano station.
In January, Nozawa Onnsenn Dousozinn festival (野沢温泉道祖神祭り) is held. People burn sacred rope for a happy new year and this festival is the best one of three of the Japanese burning festivals. Of course, you can enjoy onsen after joining this festival.
KARUIZAWA PRINCE SHOPPING PLAZA
Karuizawa(軽井沢) is known as a holiday home area located in the west area of Nagano. You can enjoy skiing, walking around a calm road.
Recently many foreign tourists have visited Karuizawa for vacation. Karuizawa Prince shopping plaza is one of the biggest shopping malls in Nagano. This is located in front of the Karuizawa station. There are so many shops, restaurants, and events.
The most important information is about a sale. You can buy many Japanese goods for a happy new year sale in January.
There are a lot of attractive places in January in Nagano
Without this article’s places, there are a lot of recommended sightseeing places in January in Nagano, Especially visitors can enjoy skiing and snowboarding in Nagano! If you would like to know more information, please read the below articles!