Japanese Culture

The local peoples' relationship with nature has fostered a number of traditions, culinary specialties, and crafts that remain throughout Nagano. See firsthand these aspects of culture that have been passed down for centuries.

Local Cuisine

Traditional dishes and culinary specialties inspired by nature

Traditional Living

Nozawa’s traditional lifestyle is supported by Japan’s last remaining ‘Sou’ community

Traditional Crafts

The finest crafts and unsurpassed techniques of master craftsmen