長野県山ノ内町公式ウェブサイト

 

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Welcome to YAMANOUCHI TOWN website

Yamanouchi Town is located in the north-eastern part of Nagano prefecture. On the eastern border of the town is Gunma prefecture.
The town is situated in the center of Joshin'etsu national park. Since 94% of the town is made up of mountain forest, the town is literally surrounded by nature. This has given the town a prosperous tourist industry. The town has three distinct areas- Shiga Kogen, Kita-shiga Kogen and Yudanaka & Shibu Onsen Resort

 

 
Snow Monkey

The wild Japanese macaques living in the mountains in Yamanouchi Town are well known for taking a dip in the hot springs. Jigokudani Yaen Koen is the only place in the world that one can see these monkeys.

Mountain Resort- Shiga Kogen & Kita-shiga Kogen

The snowfall begins in the beginning of November and continues until the beginning of April. The amount of snowfall ranges from 150cm to 300cm each year. This provides the opportunity for many winter activities. In the summer time, one can also enjoy trekking and relief from summer heat.
The town hosted alpine ski races (giant slalom and slalom) and snowboard events (giant slalom and half pipe) in the 1998 Nagano Olympics.

 

Onsen Resort- Yudanaka and Shibu Onsen Resort
& some parts in Shiga Kogen

Yudanaka and Shibu Onsen Resort area contain nine different districts filled with old Japanese atmosphere. Shibu Onsen area may date back as far as 1,300 years ago. The area has long been known nationwide for its quantity of hot spring water and as the lodging area for visitors of Zenkoji temple.

 

Fruit Harvesting

The large difference in summer and winter temperatures makes this area a perfect climate for growing apples, grapes, peaches and many other fruits. The town is one of the best areas of Japan for producing high quality fruits and mushrooms.

 
Accommodation

The town's three main areas each have about 90 accommodation facilities. This provides the town with the ability to accommodate a maximum of 41,000 people.

 

 
 

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Tourism Sites

Yamanouchi Town Tourism Association
山ノ内町観光連盟

 

General information of Yamanouchi Town. Accommodation information also available.
http://www.info-yamanouchi.net/english/index.html

 

Shiga Kogen Tourism Association
志賀高原観光協会

Find out more about Shiga Kogen, the biggest snow resort in Asia.
http://www.shigakogen.gr.jp.e.qn.hp.transer.com/

 

Go! Nagano

Go!NAGANO

Nagano Prefecture Official Tourism Guide
http://www.go-nagano.net/

 

Jigokudani Yaen Koen

 

The must-see sight where you can meet Snow Monkey.
http://en.jigokudani-yaenkoen.co.jp/

 

Transport Site

JR-East (East Japan Railway Company)

 

Covers train lines in eastern Japan
http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/index.html

 

Nagano Dentetsu Railway (Japanese)

Services between Nagano station and the final stop Yudanaka station, the base point of local buses in Yamanouchi Town.
http://www.nagaden-net.co.jp/

 

Nagaden Bus (Japanese)

 

Express bus services from JR Nagano station to Shiga Kogen.
Local bus services that connect Yudanaka station and Shibu Onsen, Kanbayashi Onsen and Shiga Kogen.
http://www.nagadenbus.co.jp/

 

Other Sites

OMOTENASHI ! Baggage Delivery Service from JR Nagano Station

Baggage Delivery Service

http://www.town.yamanouchi.nagano.jp/kankoshoko/baggage_service_english.html

 

CAR HIRE CASHBACK PLAN from JR Iiyama Station

CAR HIRE Cashback Plan

http://town.yamanouchi.nagano.jp/rakutin-e.html

 

Snow Japan

 

Provides ski resort information. Check out the dairy reports "Shiga Kogen Now!"
http://www.snowjapan.com/e/index.php

 

Snow-forecast

 

Ski resort snow forecasts, weather conditions, snow reports, snow webcams, mountain weather
for ski resorts around the world.
http://www.snow-forecast.com/

 

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