Where to go in January in Nagano-Onsen & Illumination & Skiing!-

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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

鹿教湯温泉

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.

→ICE GARDEN LANTERN WINTER FESTIVAL AT UEDA CITY, NAGANO,

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.

→More Azumino Information

NOZAWA ONSEN

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.

→More Nozawa Onsen’s Information: ONE OF THE BEST ONSEN IN NAGANO

KARUIZAWA PRINCE SHOPPING PLAZA

precent in aruizawa nagano

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.

→KARUIZAWA: A RESORT TOWN IN MOUNTAIN

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!

→Nagano Winter Trip

→The 7 Best Hakuba Luxury&Boutiqu Accommodations/Hotels in Nagano, Japan

→Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field-HAKUBA S-CLASS 〜VIP lounge & Priority pass-

→【2019-2020】Japan Ski Resort Snow Report-Nagano, Hakuba, and more-

→HAKUBA IWATAKE MOUNTAIN RESORT

→Shoya Maruhachi(庄屋丸八)/Hatago Maruhachi(旅籠丸八)

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KikuchiYuki

Hi, I’m university student. My hometown is Hokkaido and I live in Nagano to go to university. Actually, I haven’t been to foreign countries but I practice speaking English through online lesson. So I’m now writing articles in English. My hobbies are training, reading books, playing board games. Since communication with foreign people is very enjoyable for me, I often drink with non - Japanese. I want to let you visit Japan especially in Nagano after reading “NAGANO TRIP”. This article makes you interested!

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