31 days in Nagano Prefecture Itinerary

31 days in Nagano Prefecture Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bangkok
Fly + Drive:  13 h 30 min
1
Fujimi-machi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Azumino
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Hakuba-mura
— 9 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Nozawaonsen-mura
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Yamanouchi-machi
— 6 nights
Taxi + Train:  1 h 30 min
6
Karuizawa-machi
— 6 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Bangkok

2
nights
Fujimi-machi

Fujimi-machi ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Suwa Taisha Shimosha Harumiya and Fujimi Panorama Resort. Explore Fujimi-machi's surroundings by going to Shimosuwa-machi (Manji no Sekibutsu & Suwa Taisha Shimosha Akimiya), Suwa Shrine Kamishamaemiya (in Chino) and Suwa (Tateishi Park & Kirigamine Fujimidai). Spend the 13th (Wed) exploring nature at Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park.

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Bangkok, Thailand to Fujimi-machi is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangkok to Fujimi-machi is 2 hours. Traveling from Bangkok in December, expect Fujimi-machi to be cooler, temps between 7°C and 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Azumino.

Things to do in Fujimi-machi

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Shimosuwa-machi, Suwa, Suwa Shrine Kamishamaemiya, Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park
Highlights from your plan
Fujimi Panorama Resort ©
Fujimi Panorama Resort
Suwa Taisha Shimosha Harumiya ©
Suwa Taisha Shimosha Harumiya
Suwa Taisha Shimosha Akimiya ©
Suwa Taisha Shimosha Akimiya

3
nights
Azumino

Azumino ©
Nestled between two mountain ranges, the beautiful city of Azumino serves as a gateway to the Japanese Alps.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kiso Fukushima Ski Resort and Yarigatake. Step out of Azumino to go to Matsumoto and see Tashiro Bridge, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Matsumoto Castle, examine the collection at Matsumoto City Timepiece Museum, stop by Matsumoto Castletown Springs, and steep yourself in history at Kaichi Gakko Primary School.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Azumino trip planner.

Getting from Fujimi-machi to Azumino by car takes about an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hakuba-mura.

Things to do in Azumino

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Matsumoto, Kiso Fukushima Ski Resort
Highlights from your plan
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Daio Wasabi Farm ©
Daio Wasabi Farm
Matsumoto City Timepiece Museum ©
Matsumoto City Timepiece Museum

9
nights
Hakuba-mura

Hakuba-mura ©
Skiing enthusiasts traveling in Japan should consider a trip to Hakuba-mura: tucked away in the Northern Alps, this village hosted several competitions during the Nagano 1998 Winter Olympics.
Explore hidden gems such as Hakuba Snow Sports School and Hakuba Cortina Ski Resort. Get out of town with these interesting Hakuba-mura side-trips: Obasute tanada (Terraced rice fields) (in Chikuma), Nishinashinmeigu (in Omachi) and Otari-mura (Ushikata Inn & Tsugaike Natural Park). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's much more to do: hit the slopes at Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort, head outdoors with Tsugaike Kogen, snap pictures at Hakuba Ohashi Bridge, and indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hakuba-mura online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Azumino to Hakuba-mura takes 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Hakuba-mura can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Nozawaonsen-mura.

Things to do in Hakuba-mura

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Otari-mura, Obasute tanada (Terraced rice fields), Nishinashinmeigu, Mt. Shirouma
Highlights from your plan
Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort ©
Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort
Hakuba Snow Sports School ©
Hakuba Snow Sports School
Hakuba Goryu Ski Resort / Alpine Garden ©
Hakuba Goryu Ski Resort / Alpine Garden

3
nights
Nozawaonsen-mura

Nozawaonsen-mura ©
Many visitors take a trip to Nozawaonsen-mura, a picturesque hot spring village in Nagano Prefecture, to get away from it all.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nozawaonsen Sotoyu Nakao Hot Spring and Kijimadaira Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: fly down the slopes at Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort, make a trip to Ogama, test the waters at Oyu, and get answers to all your questions at Michi-no-Eki Hananoeki Chikumagawa.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nozawaonsen-mura trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Hakuba-mura to Nozawaonsen-mura in 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Nozawaonsen-mura are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Nozawaonsen-mura

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Michi-no-Eki Hananoeki Chikumagawa, Kijimadaira Ski Resort
Highlights from your plan
Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort ©
Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort
Nozawaonsen Sotoyu Nakao Hot Spring ©
Nozawaonsen Sotoyu Nakao Hot Spring
Ogama ©
Ogama

6
nights
Yamanouchi-machi

Yamanouchi-machi ©
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shigakogen Yakebitaiyama Ski Area and Yamada Farm, Yamaboku Wild Snow Park. Get out of town with these interesting Yamanouchi-machi side-trips: Farmers Market Oranche (in Nakano) and Obuse-machi (Ganshoin Temple & Obuse Highway Oasys). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, fly down the slopes at Ryuoo Ski Park, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Yokote, and head outdoors with Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Yamanouchi-machi route planner.

You can drive from Nozawaonsen-mura to Yamanouchi-machi in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Yamanouchi-machi can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Karuizawa-machi.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Obuse-machi, Farmers Market Oranche, Yamada Farm, Yamaboku Wild Snow Park
Highlights from your plan
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Ryuoo Ski Park ©
Ryuoo Ski Park
Mt. Yokote ©
Mt. Yokote

6
nights
Karuizawa-machi

Karuizawa-machi ©
The only city in the world to have hosted both summer and winter Olympics, the resort town of Karuizawa-machi boasts clean air, impressive mountain scenery, and many outdoor activities and hot springs.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shiga Kogen and Matsushiro. Change things up with these side-trips from Karuizawa-machi: Shirakaba Highland International Ski Area (in Tateshina-machi) and Nagano (Togakushi Ski Area, Zenko-ji Temple, &more). There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at Karuizawa prince shopping plaza, admire the sheer force of Shiraito Falls, explore the world behind art at Hiroshi Senju Museum Karuizawa, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.Paul's Catholic Church Karuizawa.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Karuizawa-machi trip planner.

Getting from Yamanouchi-machi to Karuizawa-machi by combination of taxi and train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Karuizawa-machi can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Karuizawa-machi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Nagano, Shirakaba Highland International Ski Area, Shiga Kogen
Highlights from your plan
Shiga Kogen ©
Shiga Kogen
Karuizawa prince shopping plaza ©
Karuizawa prince shopping plaza
Shiraito Falls ©
Shiraito Falls