Stylish and cozy serviced apartments in the center of Nozawa Onsen

Summer Fireworks

Date: August Suwa’s fireworks display, held in mid-August every year, is hailed as one of the largest displays in all of Japan.. Begun after World War II, this event was started to in the hopes of lightning peoples spirits after the end of the war.  [Read More]

Downhill mountain biking – Nozawa Onsen’s summer madness!

During the midsummer months (Opening period: July 13th), the main Nagasaka gondola is open, taking you up to about 1,500m, high above the Chikuma valley.  Not only is this a pleasant ride into the cool of the mountains, but it leads to great hiking trails, picnicking spots… and the start of some amazing downhill mountain biking trails! Downhill mountain biking is the sport of choice in the summer for the winter sports-crazy locals in Nozawa.  One of t  [Read More]


Secrets from the Longest-Living Place on Earth

From the AARP Bulletin / Real Possibilities May 2014 Issue: Women in Nagano prefecture, an area slightly smaller than Connecticut, can expect to live an average of 87.2 years, while men can look forward to living 80.9 years, according to the latest data from Japan’s Ministry  [Read More]