When winter comes, the temperature drops more than 10 degrees below zero and frost covers the earth in an icy embrace.
Yet the locals have been living here uninterruptedly since the Jomon period, for thousands of years, in harmony with the great nature of the Yatsugatake Mountains.
Their secret is their resourcefulness, with which they turned even the cold into an ally.
Our mission is to bring about the revitalization of the local community through Tourism. Our wish is to connect people (travelers and locals) through Chino Tabi, thus supporting a sustainable development of the local community while instilling in the locals a sense of pride for the place they live in.
Chino is located in Nagano Prefecture, on the east side. It is part of what is called Suwa area, a conglomeration of 6 cities and villages which occupies the land between the Yatsugatake Mountains and Lake Suwa.
What kind of place is Chino? Chino is a large area which extends from the top of the Yatsugatake Mountains all the way down to the Suwa valley, its altitude varying from 770m to 2899m. The difference in altitudes inside the same area creates a variegated environment with definite seasons.
Interactive activities to experience the authentic culture and lifestyle of Suwa area while interacting with the locals. When creating a Chino Tabi activity we commit to: