Takumi No Sato

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An enjoyable and heartwarming place where you can experience the Japanese tradition and culture that have been developed since the ancient times. Takumi No Sato includes Horakukan that provides general guidance and more than 20 other houses where artisans having skills in traditional arts give instructions for handicraft experience.  In the modern era of busy business, why not sit around a sunken hearth, relax and forget about time, and learn the old, traditional artisan techniques?


Dole Land Minakami

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Nine types of fruits including apples, grapes, and cherries are grown at the large site covering approximately 6.5 ha. Fruits can be picked also in the surrounding areas any time from spring to fall. We have prepared a section offering jam-making experience, a section offering Torikan’s original gelato made with seasonable fruits, and a BBQ-style restaurant where everyone can enjoy. Why not visit the fruit park offering so much fun, complete with “coloring,” “making,” and “eating" and nature.


Naeba Ski Resort

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One of Japan’s largest resort courses offering skiing in the winter and golfing in the summer. Naeba is connected with the Tashiro and Mitsumata ski areas through Dragon Gondola placed in 2001. This added to the fun of skiing in this area.


Akazawa Ski Area

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It is a ski area located on the route to Hoshi Onsen Chojukan. The affordability and homely atmosphere are perfect for family skiing.  The ski slope festival is held in February and the place becomes crowded with children.


Tsukiyono Vidro Park

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Tsukiyono Vidro Park is a glassworks offering trial workshops for making Japanese classic glassware, a museum and restaurant, Local beers and sakes and original wines are also popular. Why not use your original glass or sake cup to enjoy beverages?


Akaya Project

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Akaya Project is a cooperative project, in which the Akaya Project Regional Council organized by local residents, the Kanto Regional Forest Office of Forestry Agency, and the Nature Conservation Society of Japan sign an agreement and aim to restore the biodiversity of the national forest, Akaya Forest, and build a sustainable local community.


Mt. Mikuni Trekking

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Mt. Mikuni located east of the Mikuni Pass close to Chojukan offers scenery, flowers, and history. In the summer, a community of broad dwarf day lily covers the entire area with a golden color, which is appreciated by mountain climbers.


Forests and Water

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Various outdoor activities, including torrent rafting on the Tone River, canoeing on Lake Naramata, or the so-called “Kanto’s water jar,” canyoning using mountain streams, walking in snowshoes to enjoy the snow, and exploring the backcountry, can be enjoyed through all seasons.


B-sense Forum

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Diaries of Mutako and Mutao

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Akaya no Mori Catalog

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Web portal of Sarugakyo Mikuni hot springs village