In the culinary world, Nagano is best known for its soba and miso. Add plenty of mountains with white ski slopes and you have the perfect winter wonderland. Imagine sipping hot delicious miso as you gaze up at the pretty snowcapped mountains. Japan would not be complete without its majestic temples, and Nagano is no exception - the most famous is Zenko-ji. Take a bath at Jigokudani hot spring for the ultimate relaxation and get those muscles all loosened up, also you get to meet cute Japanese macaques who love to bathe there, too! It’s true what they say, monkey see, monkey do!