Yudanaka and beyond

Welcome to Yudanaka 湯田中!

In this site, you can even learn cool, awesome Japanese killer phrases at the end of each blog post too!

Yudanaka 湯田中 is situated in the northern tip of Nagano 長野県 prefecture in the main island of Japan 日本.

It’s just under an hour away by an express train from the biggest city in this area, Nagano.

Nagano itself is one of few places in Japan without coastlines. Instead it’s got the magnificent Japanese Alps on one side.

Nagano Prefecture is also famous for fruits such as apples, peaches and grapes as well as Soba そば, buckwheat noodles, Nozawana 野沢菜 pickled green leafy vegetable and Raw Horse Meat 馬刺し.

Yudanaka is famous for Snow Monkeys, Hot Springs = Onsen, Winter Snow Activities and the magnificent view of The Japanese Alps from Sora Terrace at Ryuoo Ski Park, (Pronounced as like Liu-Oh, 竜王, literally translated as Dragon King) in the summer months.

It is also a gateway to one of the largest ski area in Japan, Shiga Kogen 志賀高原. Shiga Kogen is actually a group of 19 of small resorts next to each other. Not much in vertical sense but it is very wide across and may take a whole day to go from one end to the other.

It can be said that this area is still quite “undeveloped” for overseas travellers, that means you can still have a true Japanese experience where you meet locals who don’t really speak English at all or you won’t see many English signs, a sort of like “Lost In Translation” experience.

This site is designed in blog-post style so it will be quicker and easier for you to find what you want by either searching keywords or going through categories or tags.

I hope you will find some useful information when you are planning your trip over here!

2 thoughts on “Yudanaka and beyond

  1. Really useful info and great to have all the translations to help understand more about the local culture and history. Awesome blog!

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    1. Thanks Ross! Let me know if you want to know anything in particular, I’ll do my best to give you deeper insight.
      Toshi

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