1. Visit the Daio Wasabi Farm

    Address: 〒389-0503 Nagano, Azumino, Hotaka, 北穂高字大沼
    Description: This farm is one of the largest wasabi farms in Japan and offers tours of the farm, wasabi tastings, and even wasabi ice cream!
  2. Explore the Hachiman-para Gorge

    Address: Ikeda, Nagano
    Description: This scenic gorge offers hiking trails, waterfalls, and stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
  3. Relax in the Ikeda Onsen

    Address: 〒389-0601 Nagano, Kitaazumi District, Ikeda, Ikeda, 2724
    Description: This hot spring resort offers a variety of indoor and outdoor baths, as well as beautiful views of the surrounding forest.
  4. Visit the Ikeda Wine Castle

    Address: 〒389-0601 Nagano, Kitaazumi District, Ikeda, Ikeda, 2724
    Description: This winery offers tastings of their locally-produced wines, as well as tours of the winemaking facilities.
  5. Hike to the top of Mount Togakushi

    Address: Togakushi, Nagano
    Description: This challenging hike offers stunning views of Nagano and the surrounding mountains, as well as a chance to visit the Togakushi Shrine.
  6. Learn about traditional Japanese crafts at the Hokusai-kan Museum

    Address: 〒389-0602 Nagano, Kitaazumi District, Ikeda, Sakaemachi, 2295
    Description: This museum showcases the work of local artisans, including pottery, lacquerware, and textiles.
  7. Visit the Shinano Art Museum

    Address: 〒389-0602 Nagano, Kitaazumi District, Ikeda, Sakaemachi, 2295
    Description: This museum features a collection of Japanese and Western art, as well as rotating exhibitions.
  8. Explore the Ikeda Castle Ruins

    Address: 〒389-0601 Nagano, Kitaazumi District, Ikeda, Ikeda, 2724
    Description: These ruins date back to the Edo period and offer a glimpse into the region's history.
  9. Try local cuisine at the Ikeda Soba Festival

    Address: Ikeda, Nagano
    Description: This annual festival celebrates the region's famous soba noodles with food stalls, live music, and cultural performances.
  10. Take a scenic drive along the Venus Line

    Address: Nagano, Japan
    Description: This mountain road offers stunning views of the surrounding scenery, including the Northern Alps and Lake Suwa.