2016年10月の記事一覧

Riding the Nagano Dentetsu Railway a.k.a the Nagaden

2016年10月18日

Making Your Way to Nagaden Nagano Station from JR Nagano Station


Once you exit the JR Nagano shinkansen or local train ticket gates, head to the Zenkoji Exit (West Exit). Going down the escalator, you will come to another set of escalators that will take you down to the basement level.

An elevetor is located a little further on near the number 5 bus stop.

Nagaden Escalator Access

Midori EntranceElevator Access

Nagaden Elevator Access

Purchasing Your Tickets

※IMPORTANT※

EXPECT TO USE CASH FOR MOST PURCHASES

SUICA, TOICA, ETC. CANNOT BE USED ON THE NAGADEN RAILWAY

Ticket machine

Local

For the local train, the ticket costs 1160 yen (one way).

To go all the way to the Yudanaka Station in Yamanouchi, you will need to transfer once at Shinshu-Nakano Station. Simply get off the train and board the train bound for Yudanaka from the same platform. You do not need to exit the ticket gates.

Total Cost Round Trip: 2,320 yen

 

Limited Express

To take the limited express, buy a regular fare ticket from the machine for 1160 yen (one way).

You will then buy an additional 100 yen express ticket from the machine as well. English is available.


Buying an express train ticket

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Total Cost Round Trip: 2,520 yen

Prices for Main Stops

Prices for main stops

Please see the bulletin board next to the ticket window for updates posted in English.

Nagaden Snow Monkey Pass Winter 2016 English

Special Tickets

2-DAY Nagaden All-You-Can-Ride-Pass

Covers Nagaden trains (including express) and buses within the region.

Adult: 3,200 yen

Child: 1,600 yen

If going to the Snow Monkey Park (Winter Season Only):

It may be more economical to buy a one-day pass which allows you unlimited use of the trains and express and local buses running to the park AND covers the park entry fee. These passes need to be purchased at the ticket window.

Tentative Sale Period: 12/03/2016 - 03/31/2017

Adult: 3,200 yen

Child: 1,600 yen

Togakushi: A Year Round Experience

2016年10月14日

Explore a mysterious hidden area that is home to the Togakure School of Ninja

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The Ninja's Way of Life

American Ninja Warrior (a spin-off of the Japanese television series Sasuke), Ninja Turtles, Naruto  the image of the ninja is a popular one, but one that is often portrayed in a fantastical light with little historical accuracy.

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One type of Shuriken, the Shaken, or "throwing star".

In Togakushi, you'll find a ninja theme park which includes shuriken throwing, obstacle courses, and other things that you might expect to see in a ninja themed park. Kids and adults alike can enjoy the Kids Ninja Village or チビッ子忍者村 Chibiko Ninja Mura.

But you will also discover the deeper mysteries of the Ninja legacy that have been preserved here for hundreds of years.

Ninja pictures

 What were the lives of ninja really like? Take a look at the lifestyle and techniques of real ninja. You can even study techniques with actively practicing ninja. If you are interested in martial arts or techniques that can be used in self defense, Togakushi Ninja are waiting to train you! Visit the Togakushi Folk Museum, the Togakushi Ninja, Museum, and the Ninja Trick Mansion .

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You can also enjoy delicious Ninja Soba (buckwheat noodles). Soba meal 1Soba meal 2Soba house water wheel

Where to Stay

Aside from hotels and hostels available in the city center, a number of temple lodgings or Shukubo ― once used to house priests and offer travelers a place to  stay and pray   are available near the Togakushi Shrines.

Nagano City Hotels, Hostels, and Ryokans by Area in English

Togakushi Area (Primarily in Japanese, but please see below for an English translation of selections at the top of the page can be used to narrow your search results. Some of the lodgings' websites do offer English.)

エリアで絞り込むNarrow results by area

すべて選択 Select all         越水地区Koshimizu Area           中社地区Middle Shrine Area            宝光社地区 Hokosha Shrine Area           豊岡地区 Toyooka Area            その他Other

 カテゴリーで絞り込むNarrow results by category

すべて選択 Select all    民宿 Japanese-style bed and breakfasts   旅館 Japanese Inn            ホテル Hotel     ペンション Pension

Access

Bus

Buses run regularly from Nagano City's JR Nagano Station. For bus times and fares please visit the Alpico Nagano-Togakushi Bus Route web page. Round trip fare from the station to the Hokosha Shrine (the lower shrine) is 2,100 and fare to the Middle Shrine is 2,250. The upper shrine is only accessible on foot from the Okusha Parking Lot.  

Car

It is also possible to rent cars at a number of places around Nagano Station. You may be able to get discounts by booking online or if you intend to book train tickets in addition to an online car reservation. You can rent a car with 4WD for half a day with prices starting at around 5,000 yen. If you're visiting in the winter, snow tires are automatically included in your rental, but the upper shrine is inaccessible by vehicle during the winter months (around mid-November to late-April).   

There are two main routes leading to Togakushi. One takes you past the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympic Bobsleigh and Luge Track.

A detailed blog article with information about things to do in English is provided by Myoko-Nagano: Explore the Heart of Japan here. Please verify dates and prices for specific venues or activities as some information may have changed.

 

Nagano City Kinasa Momiji (Japanese Maple) Festival 長野市きなさ紅葉祭り

2016年10月 5日

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Street Corner Art and Music Event in Nagano City Part 2 街角アート&ミュージック

2016年10月 4日

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「2030年の信州をつくる」

2016年10月 4日

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「語るだけでは終わらない。信州の未来へ動き出す2日間。

信州ゆかりの若者が都内に結集― 長野県と私たちの"いま"に向き合いながら、それぞれの"未来"へと歩み出すきっかけの場。2030年へと繋がるアクションが、ここから始まります。」

締切は5日(水)! 詳細・申込み:

長野シティプロモーション

長野の魅力発見隊。

隊員プロフィール

◎Paige Norris(ペイジ・ノリス)

【国際交流員(Coordinator for International Relations)】

◎娜日蘇(ナラス)

【国際交流専門員 外国人みんなのお姉さん(外国人的知心姐姐)】


国際交流員とは・・・
地域レベルでの国際交流を進めるために長野市役所で働いている職員。
日本人以上に日本人の心を持ち、ときには母国を紹介する講座の講師として、ときにはピエロの仮装をしてステージに立ち、イナゴを食べる食文化をも尊重しながら、日々交流活動に精進しています。

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