Don’t be red faced about visiting the snow fields in early spring and trying to catch the world famous cherry blossoms as well. There are several Nagano snow fields which hold their snow till late April, such as Happo-One, Nozawa Onsen and Shiga Kogen. After a few days in the snow, travel to visit Nagano’s snow monkeys as they enjoy a steaming onsen open bath in the forest. Visit Matsumoto castle, one of the best preserved and most beautiful Japanese castles in the country. Matsumoto city is also home to thousands of cherry trees which blossom in mid to late April, some surrounding the castle and lining the moats and thousands more blanketing Matsumoto’s Kobayama Park hill. See the Japanese enjoying “hanami” (cherry blossom viewing and picnicking) to get a feel for the importance of the seasons in Japanese culture.
*All prices are based on twin share accommodation with breakfast + 2 day lift pass otherwisestates.
from $1,098 per person Yamano Hotel is the perfect choice for winter sports enthusiasts, catering for couples and families with children. Conveniently located in front of the Ski Jumping Stadium, the hotel offers superb mountain views, hot springs, friendly and knowledgeable multi-lingual staff. Comfortably well-equipped rooms and, last but not least, delicious French and Japanese cuisine.
Please note that the price fluctuates with the exchange rate and is subject to change and availability.