Nagano City & Kanazawa City

Located near the popular Hakuba Valley Ski Village and within easy access via train to Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto, the regional Japanese cities of Kanazawa and Nagano offer travellers the opportunity to immerse themselves in Japanese tradition and culture, whilst savouring some of the best cuisine Japan has to offer. Whether it’s spending some time exploring before or after hitting the ski-slopes, or enjoying the breathtaking scenery and festivals that abound in the warmer months, these two cities will allow you to experience the authentic heart of Japan, no matter when you visit.

Nagano City

Nagano City is a temple town surrounded by majestic mountain peaks and with the stunning and admired Zenkoji Temple at its heart.

It is a city where Japanese traditions and culture endure, and the noble samurai culture that once thrived here is revered. Nagano City offers travellers the chance to immerse themselves in longstanding Japanese traditions, savour tantalizing cuisine, and explore breathtaking natural wonders – all just a short train ride from Tokyo or the many ski resorts nearby.
In addition to Nagano City’s breathtaking Zenkoji Temple, which remains one of the most significant places of worship across all of Japan, a visit to Nagano wouldn’t be complete without exploring some of the city’s other highlights including Togakushi Shrine and the stunning, highly photogenic, Avenue of Cedar Trees which links the Okusha Shrine to the Zuishin-mon gate. The Togakushi region is just a short bus ride from central Nagano and is home to some of the best soba noodles in all of Japan, along with it’s very own ski resort.
The city is also very proud of its Olympic history as the host city of the 1998 Winter Olympics, and visitors can explore many of the Olympic venues built for the Games, along with the free to access Nagano Olympic Museum during a visit.

Tohakushi Ski Area

Accommodation

Park City Mountain is the largest single ski and snowboard resort in the United States so has some wonderful on-mountain accommodations with everything from luxurious hotels and residences to fully-equipped apartments. Deer Valley Resort is home to a number of high-end and award winning luxury hotels including Stein Erikson Lodge and Montage Deer Valley. There are also a number of cosy lodges offering more modest accommodations and fully-equipped condos.

Kanazawa City

Often described as one of Japan's most breathtaking cities, Kanazawa continues to be one of the most vibrant, historically significant cities in Japan.

Its treasure trove of attractions and must-see experiences include atmospheric samurai quarters and Geisha districts, rich craft traditions, and distinctive local cuisine. And with easy access from Hakuba, Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka, there’s no wonder that Kanazawa is quickly becoming one of Japan’s must visit destinations.
Kanazawa’s most famous attraction is Kenrokuen garden, one of Japan’s three most beautiful gardens, and visitors from all over Japan and the world come to explore the stunning gardens year-round. In Winter, the gardens are particularly famous for the unique yukizuri (snow hanging) technique employed to protect the gardens delicate Karasaki pine tree from snow. But Kenrokuen is only the start of what this thriving city has to offer. Other must sees include the traditional Nagamachi district where some of Japan’s elite samurai warriors called home during the Edo period, the quaint teahouse lined alleyways of the Higashi Chaya district, and the delicious flavours that abound at Omicho Market. Don’t forget to try some of Kanazawa’s famous Gold-leaf ice cream during your visit. It is both opulent and delicious!

Accommodation

As a buzzing cosmopolitan city, Salt Lake City offers a wide range of hotels, motels and accommodations to suit any budget. Staying in Salt Lake provides a great base to ski and snowboard the resorts of Snowbird, Alta, Solitude, Brighton. There are also well-appointed lodgings, chalets and inns located on the mountains, some of which are ski-in, ski-out.

Holiday Packages

Nagano and Kanazawa provide opportunity for endless adventures for before or after your Japan snow holiday. Contact us on reservations@mogulskiworld.com.au to start planning.

Couples Deal Grand Summit, a RockResort – Stay 7 Save 30%

from $4419 pp

Location can’t get much better than this! The Grand Summit is nestled right at the Canyons Village base area, with an enviable ski-in/ski-out position.

Family Deal Sundial Lodge – Stay 7 Save 25%

from $8299

The condos all have well-equipped kitchens, stainless steel appliances, warm fireplaces and private balconies. The rooftop swimming pool with hot tub and plunge pool is a popular place to relax at the end your day.

Couples Deal Lift Lodge – Value Rates

from $2149 pp

Lift Lodge offers ski-in/ski-out access to Park City’s Town Lift and is also located on the free city shuttle route.

Couples Deal Snow Flower Condominiums – Value Rates

from $2659 pp

This ski-in/ski-out property is on the slopes of the Park City ski area. Offering 142 individually decorated condominiums that are of varying levels and standards from economy to premium and ranging in size from studios to five bedrooms.

Family Deal Resort Plaza – Value Deal

from $12,299

Ideally located with ski-in/ski-out access to Park City Mountain Resort, Resort Plaza is in the base village and on the shuttle route to Park City’s historic main street.

Couples Deal The Chateaux at Deer Valley – Stay 7 Pay 5

from $2999 pp

The Chateaux is located in the heart of Deer Valley Resort’s mid-mountain Silver Lake Village. It offers a traditional mountain feel with leather couches and stone fireplaces.

Couples Deal Stein Eriksen Lodge – Stay 7 Pay 5

from $4799 pp

Renowned for impeccable service, this luxurious and historical lodge is ski-in/ski-out to the mid mountain trails of Deer Valley.

Family Deal Montage – Stay 6 Pay 5

from $13,999

Montage is located near the top of Empire Canyons summit offering breathtaking and unspoiled views of the region.

Family Deal Black Bear Lodge – Value Deal

from $10,899

Black Bear Lodge condominiums are located across the street from Silver Lake Lodge and the ski slopes.

Couples Deal The Inn – Stay 6 Pay 5

from $1969 pp

Nestled in the Snowbird’s pedestrian village, The Inn provides the comforts of home with a variety of lodging options.

Couples Deal Alta Peruvian Lodge – Stay 7 Pay 6

from $3299 pp

Alta Peruvian Lodge is a traditional European-style all-inclusive property providing breakfast, lunch and dinner. The atmosphere is friendly and inviting.

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