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A single night is not enough for a trip to Yudanaka.

3 days 2 nights. A single night is not enough for a trip to Yudanaka. Only by staying many nights will give you experience of a new atmosphere, new scenery and fulfillment. The vast natural beauty, gourmet food, and hotsprings are among the things you can truly enjoy after staying for many nights in Yudanaka.

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Popular tourist spots

【01】Zenko-ji

【01】Zenko-ji

A temple built on a vast 59000 square meter plot of land. It is comprised of 39 sub-temples of the Tendai sect and Jodo sects of Buddhism including Dailanjin and Daihongan. There is an idiom saying "being dragged by an ox to Zenko-ji," noting its continued fame and numerous visitors.

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【02】Obuse

【02】Obuse

Said to be a town of culture loved by Katsushika Hokusai, there is the Hokusai-kan museum and other museums and beautiful Japanese architecture, all in harmony with each other.

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【03】Jigokudani Yaen-Koen

【03】Jigokudani Yaen-Koen

The Jigokudani Yaen-Koen is located in the north side of Nagano prefecture, where the ravine of the Yokoyugawa River is sourced in the Joushin'etsu-kogen National Park.
Since ancient times, tribes of Japanese macaques have lived here with nature.

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【04】Kurobe Dam

【04】Kurobe Dam

The Kurobe Dam is surrounded by the vast natural scenery of the Northern Alps. Boasting a height of 186m, it is one of the largest dams in the world. It can discharge 10 cubic meters of water every second.

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【05】Matsumoto Castle

【05】Matsumoto Castle

Built during the warring states period of Eisho, it was originally called the Fukashi Castle. Among the existing tenshu towers with 5 layers and 6 floors, this is the oldest castle designated as a national treasure. The black and white contrast combined with the Alps in the background make this a grand sight.

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【06】Mayumi Takahashi Museum of Doll Art

【06】Mayumi Takahashi Museum of Doll Art

The Mayumi Takahashi Museum of Doll Art is at the corner of the refined temple town of the old days. The doll art on display shows indelible scenes of one's childhood. In order to create a place to display that, this museum opened in April 2010 in Iiyama, Nagano.

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【07】Lake Nojiri Excursion Ship

【07】Lake Nojiri Excursion Ship

At the foot of Kurohime Kogen Highlands and Madarao Kogen Highlands, this shining lake lays peacefully. The large excursion ship "Miyabi" passes through the water elegantly. The mountains of Myokou, Togakushi and Izuna can be enjoyed in a panoramic view.

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【08】Togakushi Shrine

【08】Togakushi Shrine

The Togakushi Shrine is at the base of the sacred Mt. Togakushi. It is comprised of 5 shrines, the Oku-sha (upper shrine), Chu-sha (middle shrine), Hoko-sha (lower shrine), Kuzuryu-sha and Hino-miko-sha. It is a historical shrine that was built over 2000 years ago.
-Approximately 50 minutes from inn.

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【09】Azumino Daio Wasabi Farm

【09】Azumino Daio Wasabi Farm

Azumino has fertile lands where meltwater springs from the Northern Alps. We strive for clearer and tastier products than anywhere else. Welcome to the Shinshu Azumino Daio Wasabi Farm.
-Approximately 1 hour from inn.

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【10】Karuizawa Shopping Plaza

【10】Karuizawa Shopping Plaza

At the south exit of Karuizawa Station, there is a vast shopping mall. Located right in the middle of a natural setting, there are brand name outlet stores, interior goods, sundries, outdoor goods and many more among the 200 shops available.
-Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes from inn.

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Enjoy nature and sports

【01】Shiga Kogen Highlands (Skiing grounds)

【01】Shiga Kogen Highlands (Skiing grounds)

Shiga Kogen Highlands is located in the middle of the national park 1500m above ground. In the wide open area, there are 21 ski areas with a total of 84 courses. From beginners and families to advanced skiers, there is something for everyone.

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【02】Ryuoo Ski Park

【02】Ryuoo Ski Park

A large snowy area with a height of 1080 m and a slope area of 98ha. The world's largest cable car with a maximum capacity of 166 people is one of the recognizable symbols. This snowy area has a vast panoramic view with powder snow.

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【03】Yomase Hotspring Ski Area

【03】Yomase Hotspring Ski Area

With Mt. Kosha to the south, this is a vast single slope. There are a total of 6 courses in the layout of Mt. Kosha.
After enjoying your skiing, relax at the natural hotspring.

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【04】Shinano Golf Club

【04】Shinano Golf Club

In the open grounds, there are 18 holes available in perfect placement. Using the natural setting, the course is for veterans of golfing that requires much strategy.

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【05】Nagano International Country Club

【05】Nagano International Country Club

A vast 3-courses overseeing the 3 mountains of Izuna, Kurohime, and Myokou. Forget the hustle and bustle of the big city and enjoy a relaxing round in this natural setting.

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【06】Shiga Kogen Trekking Tour (With Guide)

【06】Shiga Kogen Trekking Tour
(With Guide)

To enjoy the grand national park, it's best to be guided by an interpreter of nature. There are many different trails to choose from.

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【07】Shiraito Falls

【07】Shiraito Falls

This waterfall is sourced from the Yukawa River. With its curved rocky walls, the waterfalls appear as if they are falling like countless white threads. The autumn leaves are also beautiful.
-Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes from inn.

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【08】Kaminari Falls

【08】Kaminari Falls

A waterfall sourced from the Matsukawa River with an abundant water source. At a height of approximately 30m, there is also a section where you can see the waterfall from the behind.
-Approximately 1 hour from inn.

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【09】Utsukushigahara Kogen Highlands

【09】Utsukushigahara Kogen Highlands

Located as part of the largest national park in the middle of the prefecture (39857ha).
With a summit height of 2034m, Utsukushigahara's "Ougatou" has a flat surface on top of the mountain. Overseeing the cities of Matsumoto, Ueda and Nagawa, the collection of peaks, Ougabana, Chuusu-yama,

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【10】Lake Nojiri

【10】Lake Nojiri

Mt. Madarao and Mt. Kurohime can be viewed from the lake. The excursion ship that circles around the Lake Nojiri is also popular. During the summer, canoeing, yachting, board-sailing and many water sports are popular. There is also the "Elephant's path" maintained to view the natural scenery and to enjoy a trek. During the winter, there is the "dome ship" that goes out to

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【11】Kamikochi

【11】Kamikochi

Kamikochi are highlands in Matsumoto, Nagano that boasts a height of 1500m. It is part of Chubu-Sangaku National Park and is designated as a cultural property (Special Places of Scenic Beauty/Special Natural Monuments).
-Approximately 2 hours from inn.

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【12】Shiga Kusatsu Kogen Route

【12】Shiga Kusatsu Kogen Route

You can enjoy going through the mountains 2000m high, the primeval forests, lakes and marshes for a variety of sites. (between Hinosaka and Kusatsu is closed from mid-November to late-April.)

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Enjoy gourmet foods

【01】St. Cousair Winery

【01】St. Cousair Winery

Enjoy a nice lunch at the restaurant and also the café adjacent to the winery. Try out the homemade sausages and wines here. Pets are allowed on the garden terrace.

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【02】Obuse Winery

【02】Obuse Winery

Obuse Winery's pride is to stay as a homegrown winery like Burgundy, to have high efficiency by owning their own farm and to have a 100% homegrown wine that will never be blended with any imported wines.

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【03】Kusunoki Winery

【03】Kusunoki Winery

The fan-shaped land in Suzaka, Hitakihara has good drainage and is fit for growing high quality grapes for wine. Enjoy a smooth-tasting wine that was created with the blessings of nature.

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【04】Takayashiro Farm & Winery

【04】Takayashiro Farm & Winery

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Kerner and many more grapes are harvested here. While wine is the mainstay, cider, apple juice and jam can also be purchased.

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【05】HEIGORO

【05】HEIGORO

Fresh and baked sweets are available including Sable types made with the utmost care. Reservations for gifts or birthday cakes are accepted. Lunch is also available in the stylish space designed with Japanese and modern sensibilities.

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【06】BAKERY'S STREET&CAFÉ

【06】BAKERY'S STREET&CAFÉ

The regional informational paper NaO of Nagano prefecture planned and created this "bread department store" where delicious bread from all over the prefecture gathers. Every day, there are over 100 breads lining the shelves.

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【07】hiyori cafe+

【07】hiyori cafe+

"Hiyori = Nice weather." This shop was made with the concept of having certain types of the day with a nice weather in its calming interior. Enjoy a nice cup of coffee with your lunch to make your own day with a nice weather.

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【08】Chestnut Tree Terrace

【08】Chestnut Tree Terrace

A specialty store for black tea and cake. Enjoy classical music while having some world-class teas and original cakes. The unified antique furniture elicits a nice atmosphere.

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【09】Cafe La Vie Lente

【09】Cafe La Vie Lente

Cafe La Vie Lente is within "Guest House Kura." Enjoy a little break from your walk in Suzaka, the town with many kura storehouses. The Sri Lanka curries are available for lunch while supplies last. Reservations for lunch are accepted, so we recommend that you put one in early.

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【10】Cake & Café Haruhi

【10】Cake & Café Haruhi

Ms. Yazawa has trained as a pastry chef in hotels and cafes and now produces many items here. Her cakes made with local ingredients are very popular. The interior has a nice green color, giving off the warm feeling of wood for a relaxing experience.

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Enjoy hotsprings

【01】Yudanaka Hotspring

【01】Yudanaka Hotspring

The inns of Yudanaka Hotsprings sell a bath tour pass. Each pass will allow you to enter the baths of up to three inns.
Bath Tour Pass (600 yen)

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【02】Outer Hotspring

【02】Outer Hotspring

"Yudanaka-ooyu (Yudanaka Greater Hotspring)," "Wata-no-yu (Cotton Hotspring)," "Taki-no-yu (Waterfall Hotspring)" and "Heiwa-no-yu (Peace Hotspring)" are among the old but nostalgic places.
3 available spots (free)

Enjoy the local specialties

【01】Rakutabi

【01】Rakutabi

We welcome our guests with hospitality so that they may enjoy Shinshu from the bottom of their hearts. We strive so that they will want to visit again by suggesting journeys where you can interact with the locals.

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【02】Iiyama Tabi-Tabi

【02】Iiyama Tabi-Tabi

"Iiyama Tabi-Tabi" is a travel plan selection website that delivers the nature and culture of Iiyama along with the warmth of the human heart. The experiences with locals can only be found here.

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For those traveling by car

Excursion boat chartering

Tourism taxi

Enjoy a slow tour in a chartered taxi with trips selected by Hokushin tourism.

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Free shuttle service to and from the inn.

Nissan Rent-A-Car

6-hour rentals starting at 4725 yen. We will provide a free shuttle service to and from the inn.

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Tourist spots of Yudanaka for the seasons.

Spring tourism spots

【01】Anzu no Sato of Chikuma

【01】Anzu no Sato of Chikuma

Known for the saying "100,000 at a glance, Anzu no Sato is the best in Japan," this forest in the Kurashina region of Chikuma boasts blooming apricot trees through early to mid-April over 5 square kilometers.

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【02】Suzaka - Garyu Park Sakura Matsuri Festival

【02】Suzaka - Garyu Park Sakura Matsuri Festival

The row of cherry blossoms in Garyu Park has been chosen as one of the "100 Best cherry blossom sites." Around the lake are 150 Yoshino cherry trees. You can enjoy over 800 trees around the park.

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【03】Iiyama - Nanohana Matsuri Festival

【03】Iiyama - Nanohana Matsuri Festival

May 3 to May 5
This started in 1984 with the 30 year anniversary of the founding of the municipality. At the Nanohana Park, a festival with many events takes place. Over 100,000 people from everywhere come to visit.

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【04】Single Tree Park Rose Association

【04】Single Tree Park Rose Association

The Single Tree Park Rose Garden was founded when Kikuo Kuroiwa donated 251 roots of 251 different roses to the park.

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【05】Cherry Hunting

【05】Cherry Hunting

These fruits are grown with clean air and lots of sun. Farmers take the greatest care from spring through autumn and they can be enjoyed at the farms.

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Summer tourism spots

【01】Yudanaka Hotspring Festival

【01】Yudanaka Hotspring Festival

In this hotspring town, there are 4 inn co-ops that host a summer festival. Bon Festival dances, carnival games, drawings and many other events take place. We hope that you will enjoy the summer at Yudanaka Hotsprings.

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【02】Wow Wow Festival Longrun Fishing Competition

【02】Wow Wow Festival Longrun Fishing Competition

Fishing, hand-catching and barbecues galore at Yokoyugawa and Kakumagawa rivers. There are fireflies at night that exhibit a fantastical world. Summer festivals from the good old days can be enjoyed too.

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Autumn tourism spots

【01】Yamanouchi Fireworks Display

【01】Yamanouchi Fireworks Display

An event that literally lights up the Yudanaka Shibu-onsen town. This is a historical event that takes place every year. Pyrotechnicians from around the country gather here to show their skills.

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【02】Kurohime Kogen Highlands Cosmos Garden

【02】Kurohime Kogen Highlands Cosmos Garden

From late summer to early autumn, and then to the height of autumn, the Kurohime Kogen Highlands has vast greenery that gradually turns into an elegant garden of cosmos flowers.

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【03】Fruit hunting - Autumn gourmet trip with Kyoho Grapes & Apples

【03】Fruit hunting - Autumn gourmet trip with Kyoho Grapes & Apples

You can enjoy picking fruit throughout the year. In autumn, there are kyoho grapes (outdoors) and also apples when they are in season.
Apple hunting season: mid August to late November.
Grape hunting season: early September to late October

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Winter tourism spots

【01】Togakushi Ski Grounds

【01】Togakushi Ski Grounds

At the grand panoramic view of the Togakushi mountain range, many kinds of courses are available to satisfy beginners, families and even experts.

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【02】New Year's Eve Festival at Togakushi (Togakushi Shrine)

【02】New Year's Eve Festival at Togakushi (Togakushi Shrine)

This festival is to offer gratitude to the gods for the year and to be given protection for the coming year. The Togakushi Shrine is at the base of the sacred mountain, Mt. Togakushi.
It is comprised of 5 shrines, the Oku-sha (upper shrine), Chu-sha (middle shrine), Hoko-sha (lower shrine), Kuzuryu-sha and Hino-miko-sha. It is a historical shrine that was built over 2000 years ago.

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