Hakuba: Stunning budget friendly slopes

Hakuba, a large village in Nagano prefecture, has a wide selection of ski slopes and resorts, plus hotels and hostels for all kinds of budgets. The season usually continues until early May, so visitors can come here during Golden Week and enjoy cherry blossoms at the same time as enjoying the slopes. Hakuba is oneContinue reading “Hakuba: Stunning budget friendly slopes”

Nagano City

Nagano (長野) is a nice stop-off point, before going off to Habuka or the Monkey Park in Yudanaka. Accommodation is quite cheap here, but there is not too much to do. Budget travel tips Pick up at some tourist maps at the Tourist Information Center in Nagano station.  They have free maps for the Nagano side trips of YudanakaContinue reading “Nagano City”