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Hit the Road to Enjoy Winter Sports by campervan rental!


Traveling from Tokyo to Nagano by campervan rental can be a fantastic way to enjoy winter sports.
And more you can also enjoy shopping, traditional foods, and exploring natural beauty on the way.

Here’s one of the suggested plans for your trip to enjoy winter sports in Japan.

Day 1: Tokyo to Matsumoto

Getting off your flight, rent a campervan. And start your journey from Tokyo and drive to Matsumoto (approximately 3-4 hours).

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JAPAN ROAD TRIP is one of the most popular companies of campervan rental offers a campervan dispatch service to your airport. And we also suggest the best vehicle or itinerary for your needs. So feel free to inquire anything about campervan rental.

Matsumoto-jo castle(https://www.matsumoto-castle.jp/eng)

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One of the most beautiful castles in Japan. And it has an unique feature, Black exterior walls, earning it the nickname “Crow Castle” (Karasu-jo).
Those who are interested in Japanese history, architecture and culture would like this castle very much.

Nakamachi District(https://nakamachi.org/en)

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A well-preserved traditional district with historic buildings and shops. And traditional tea houses offering Japanese tea ceremonies and cultural experiences.

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Day-2: Matsumoto to Kamikochi

Drive from Matsumoto to Kamikochi (approximately 1-2 hours).

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Spend the day exploring Kamikochi’s natural beauty and hiking trails.

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Day-3: Kamikochi to Nagano city

Depart Kamikochi and drive to Nagano City (approximately 1-2 hours)

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Visit the Zenkoji Temple area and try local foods.

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Day-4: Nagano City to Shigakogen

Drive from Nagano City to Shiga Kogen (approximately 1-2 hours)

Choose a ski resort and spend the day enjoying skiing, snowboarding, or snowshoeing in Shigakogen.

Recommended Ski Reaort

【Giant Ski Resort】https://shigakogen.co.jp/

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【Shigakogen Moutain Resort】https://www.shigakogen-ski.or.jp/english/

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【Okushiga Kogen Resort】http://en.okushiga.jp/

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Shigakogen to Yudanaka, Karuizawa, and return to Tokyo.

Depart Shigakogen and drive to Yudanaka (approximately 1-2 hours).

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Visit the Jigokudani Monkey Park and observe the wild snow monkeys bathing in the hot springs.

Enjoy a relaxing dip in the hot springs of the Yudanaka area.

And drive to Karuizawa (approximately 1-2 hours) and explore shopping at the huge outlet mall- Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza ,explore foods at Karuizawa Ginza and beautiful scenery.

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Karuizawa Tour Spots



Finally, drive back to Tokyo (approximately 2-3 hours) and return your campervan.


This itinerary allows you to experience winter sports in Shiga Kogen, explore cultural sites in Matsumoto and Nagano City, enjoy the natural beauty of Kamikochi, and relax in hot springs in Yudanaka. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to visit Karuizawa for shopping and sightseeing before returning to Tokyo. Remember to check the weather and road conditions beforehand and plan your accommodations and campervan parking accordingly.

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If you are interested in this article, please do not hesitate to contact JAPAN ROAD TRIP.
We will be able to suggest the best vehicle to make your trip wonderful!




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