What to Do / Eat in Nagano, Japan

Jigokudani Monkey Park – Monkeys!  I was basically in Nagano just long enough to see the monkeys, and oh man, was it ever worth the detour.  Seeing dozens of snow monkeys up close was an amazing experience.  If you’re going to be anywhere close to Nagano, you’ve gotta do it.

Enza Cafe – Once you’re done seeing the monkeys, don’t miss the ramen at Enza Cafe.  Given its proximity to the monkey park, I sort of figured it would be a tourist trap, but the ramen was surprisingly tasty.