Travelers with children will be happy to discover Nagano Chausuyama Zoo. The bulk of its inhabitants are animals inhabiting Japanese forests and mountains. Some of the friendliest are monkeys, which are allowed to be fed and even held in arms. The zoo is well equipped, with many ornamental plants planted throughout its territory. Visitors can enjoy recreation areas with benches, as well as several playgrounds for … Open
Meat dishes have become common in regional cuisine relatively recently, and most of them are prepared from beef. The simplest and most widespread one is "Yakiniku" grilled beef. All chefs have their own traditions of cooking this dish. Some combine different types of meat, while others complement the meat with grilled vegetables. There are several restaurants and eateries in the city that specialize exclusively in … Open
A beautiful traditional wooden building houses Tanaka Honke Museum. The historical building in which the museum is located was once the residence of wealthy traders of Tanaka. In this museum, visitors can see examples of goods that helped traders to multiply their wealth hundreds of years ago. Samples of cotton, rapeseed oil, grains and other goods that were worth their weight in gold are stored here. The museum … Open
Nagano Chausuyama Zoo boasts of an incredible collection of animals from all over the world. Here you can see giraffes, red panda, porcupines, rare predators, as well as cute lambs, which are allowed to be fed by visitors. Another attractive feature of the zoo is the variety of trees and exotic covering its territory. With smaller children, it'd be a good idea to visit Nagano City Joyama Zoo featuring an … Open
In Nagano and its environs, you can visit several farm shops. The famous Michi-no-Eki Nakajo store can be found near the Olympic road. It sells seasonal vegetables and fruits from local farms. In summer, the store always presents a huge selection of flowers. Apart from foods, customers can choose cute wicker baskets and garden decorations. Miniature bags with spices remain one of the most popular souvenirs among … Open
9. Popular entertainment in Nagano is swimming in hot springs. Some traditional-style hotels have their own springs or thermal pools. 10. Some thermal centers and spas have relaxation rooms that can be even rented for a full day. They are quite affordable, so some tourists choose this accommodation option in order to save. 11. On the streets, there are many stalls and open-air cafes selling popular local … Open
Japan - moving around the country
Narita is considered to be the next important airport in Japan. It is located in the eponymous city of Narita, which is near Tokyo. In addition to the fact that the airport conducts both domestic and international transportation, it is also a transit area for passengers who are flying from Asia to America or vice versa. After a grand reconstruction in 2004, the airport began to be considered as a first class air harbor. Today, Narita is the fifth largest passenger traffic airport in the world. The terminals of this airport are extremely spacious, despite the heavy workload. At the airport you can find inexpensive cafes and bars, respectable restaurants, shops with branded clothing, original souvenir shops, food stores, newsstands, a bank, ATMs, a currency exchange office, and much more.
Nature and parks of Japan
The natural beauty of Japan is represented by many beautiful places, with each one creating an atmosphere of serenity. The most famous natural landmark is Mount Fuji, the current stratovolcano of Honshu Island. Fuji is popular among guests of the country and the Japanese themselves, who consider it a shrine. Every Japanese dreams of reaching the peak of this mountain at least once in their lifetime. It gives tourists exciting experiences and pleasure from contemplating its divine appearance. Fujiyama is located in the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. The Park also includes five lakes, geothermal springs and the Izu Peninsula. One of the main beauties of these places is Lake Ashi, in which the mountain is reflected. Water tours are organized along the lake. To the south-east, is located the double volcano Owakudani which is still active. The main attractions can be easily seen from the monorail track. You can climb to the top of Fujiyama by cable car.