Route & dates
Ueda— 6 nights
Nestled at the start of Japan's "Romantic Road," the city of Ueda established itself in the 16th century as a prominent castle town.Venture out of the city with trips to Kusatsu-machi (Yubatake & Sainokawara Park), Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park (in Yamanouchi-machi) and Nozawaonsen-mura (Ogama, Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort, &more). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Ueda Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zenko-ji Temple, hit the slopes at Sugadaira Kogen Ski Area, and steep yourself in history at Kitamuki-kannon Temple.
To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ueda road trip app.
If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Toyama Airport and Komatsu Airport. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in February, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
Things to do in Ueda
Nozawaonsen-mura, Karuizawa-machi, Kusatsu-machi, Matsumoto Castle, Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
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