Nagano is synonymous with the 1998 Winter Olympics and as a haven for skiers and snowboarders chasing powder snow, but this landlocked prefecture offers many other unique charms as well.
Aizu, Japan, in Fukushima Prefecture’s western side, is a wonderful region.
In the Kanto Plain, one of the go-to places for hiking is Mt. Takao in Hachioji City. Every year, this peak draws over three million climbers and is even in the Michelin Green Guide Japan.