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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Natural Feature
“The biggest mountain in Japan. There are some lakes in round there. You can see good view from the lakeside. It takes about 3hours total from Shinjuku.”
  • 8 locals recommend
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Castle
“You can walk around the castle , walk into see traditional living inside the castle Its FUN”
  • 8 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“By walking up a little mountain starting from Sengenjinja, the scenery of Mt. Fuji can be seen.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Buddhist Temple
“Zenkoji Temple (善光寺) is one of the most famous Buddhist temples in Nagano. The street leading up to the temple is filled with a variety of interesting shops, restaurants and cafes. This area is definitely worth a visit.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Cool little bar on the main street of Echoland. Often have live music in winter. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Zoo
“The place to see snow monkeys bathing in a hot spring in Winter. Worth a visit.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
“Get the Chicken Burger! It's Amazing!! Note: The location on the map is wrong, it's on the main Echoland street near Mocking Bird”
  • 12 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Huge mountain to ski on with lovely views of surrounding mountains, and on clear days, Mt. Fuji!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bus Station
“日本といえば富士山です。 山頂から見る日の出は絶景です。 私は5回 山頂まで登り、その内の1回は0合目から登りました。 富士登山を考えている方は少しはアドバイスできると思います。 下山後の温泉は最高ですよ! お泊りの部屋からは5合目まで直通バスが近くにあります。”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“The Hakuba Goryuu ski area in the entrance of Shirouma. The gentle slope accounts for 40% of the whole widely, and a beginner and a child can also enjoy a family surely. 16 tours with the abundant individuality can enjoy a racing, a mogul, a snow park and a park of kids by intention with an exclusive area. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Sake Bar
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“If you'd like to experience Izakaya, this place is one of the best Hakuba can offer. With a veriety of Sake and some traditional dishes, it would be an interesting night-out, to say the least. It's not a spacious restaurant, so reservation is recommended. Hot sake is something I recommend.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Store
“North Face Cafe (2nd floor of North Face Gravity Retail Shop). Enjoy an excellent latte and Organic cookies/snacks while looking at the INCREDIBLE view of the Mountains!! Use their Free WiFi, or look through their selection of magazine/books, or bring your own reading material. Sit back relax and take it all in. Good for Afternoon Coffee.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Mon Pigeon is a little off the beaten path just past Echoland. It is known for it's delicious baked goods, including a wide variety of cakes. Perhaps what it is most famous for, is its two very friendly mascots-two massive golden retrievers who may greet you as you walk in the door.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“In the winter you can try authentic skiing including 7 courses and 4 lifts. In the summer, there is mountain biking, grass skiing, and skiing with artificial snow.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Overall great selection of Japanese food. Rather than traditional, it's leaning toward fusion. They have horse meat if you are into such a thing (I know it's not for everybody but FWIW). ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“Popular shrine hosting a monthly flee market. From Kyoto Station Taxi 25 minutes Bus 40 minutes ”
  • 1 local recommends