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Aspire Benjor Resort - Vanuatu

Aspire Long Weekend Getaway
$120 per Villa per Night

* 3 nights accommodation in an Ocean Villa
* Daily tropical Breakfast
* Welcome Drink on arrival
* Free Wifi in Restaurant & Reception
* Free parking
* Free use of mini-putt and Tennis Court
*50% off 2 hr Kayaking/Snorkeling Tour

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Japan - Madarao

Aspire Active Life Madarao is situated in the northern area of Nagano Prefecture, where weather conditions are consistently ideal for creating an endless supply of high-quality snow throughout our December-to-April season. Skiers the world over return here again and again to experience the spectacular scenery, varied terrain and incredible selection of 30 groomed and ungroomed runs, which jumps to 45 runs if you take on the extra 15 runs at the Tangram Ski Circus Resort, easily accessible from Madarao.
 
We have frequent visitors from Australia and New Zealand who jump at the chance to experience some of the very best powder and tree skiing in the world, waiting for them a mere 10-hour flight away. With only a two-hour time difference between here and down under, even your jet lag will be minimized, meaning you can get checked in and get skiing the same day you arrive.
 

Closest Landmarks

Madarao Ski Resort         0.7 km

Lake Nojiri                       7.6 km

Togari Onsen Ski Resort 12.1 km

Lake Hokuryuko              13.2 km

Ryuoo Ski Park               15.6 km

Yudanaka Station              16,4 km

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Aspire Active Life Resort

Madarao, Iiyama

 

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Things to do

Snow Monkeys at Jigokudani hot springs

The only place in the world where monkeys bathe in hot springs.

The Jigokudani Yaen-koen is located in the Valley of Yokoyu River sourced from Shiga-Kogen of the Joshinetsu-Kogen National Park in northern part of Nagano prefecture. The troops of wild Japanese macaque (popularly known as snow monkeys) inhabit here naturally through the ages.

Location: Jigokudani Monkey Park, 6845 Hirao, Yamanouchi, Shimotakai District, Nagano Prefecture 381-0401, Japan

How to get there: 50 mins by car.

 

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 Lake Nozomi

“Nozomi” means “hope” in Japanese. Lake Nozomi is a tranquil lake surrounded by forests of white birch and beech trees.

In winter, you can enjoy snowshoeing around the lake, which is covered in snow but not frozen. Lake Nozomi is regarded as a ‘hidden spot’ of bass fishing.

Location: Nozomi Lake, Asahi, Iiyama, Nagano Prefecture 389-2251, Japan

How to get there: 9 mins by car.

 

 

 Iiyama Town

Iiyama is known as one of the snowiest places in Japan. In winter, the downtown districts, fields, and mountains are blanketed in powder, transforming the city landscape into a world of white. Held in February each year, Iiyama’s Snow Festival and Kamakura (snow hut) village are local favorites. The city has a rich food culture and beautiful natural landscapes.

How to get there: 20 mins by car

 

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 Togakushi-Soba Museum (Togakushi -Tonkururin)

Nagano Prefecture’s Togakushi soba noodles are commonly considered one of the best varieties of soba in all of Japan.

The Togakushi-Soba Museum “Tonkururin” allows visitors to not only eat Togakushi soba but to also try making it. Under guidance by soba masters, visitors can enjoy making, cutting, and finally eating their very own soba noodles from start to finish. The Togakushi-Soba Museum also has exhibits of ancient soba noodle making tools for you to learn about the history and culture of soba in the Togakushi region.

Location: 3018 Togakushi, Nagano-shi, Nagano-ken

How to get there: 50 mins by car.

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 Zenkoji  temple

Nagano’s Zenkoji Temple is one of the most important and popular temples in Japan. It was founded in the 7th century and stores the first Buddhist statue ever to be brought into Japan when Buddhism was first introduced in the 6th century. The significance of Zenkoji to the development of Nagano was instrumental: many major Japanese cities have evolved either from castle towns, harbor towns or temple towns. In the case of Nagano, it grew from a temple town which developed around its temple of great importance, Zenkoji.

Location: ZenkĊ-ji Temple, Motoyoshicho-491, Nagano, Nagano Prefecture 380-0851, Japan

How to get there: 50 mins by car.

 

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Kids Ninja Village (Chibikko Ninja Mura)

The Togakushi area of Nagano City in Nagano Prefecture is the legendary home of the Togakushi-school of ninja who played various undercover roles in espionage during Japan’s Period of Warring States during the 15th and 16th centuries. Kids’ Ninja Village is a truly exciting amusement park focused on ninja-related hands-on attractions. Offering a variety of exciting and stimulating facilities, Kids’ Ninja Village guarantees a day full of great fun for children and adults alike. We continue to host an ever-increasing number of visitors from overseas. Join in the fun and become a true international ninja.

Location: 3193 Togakushi, Nagano 381-4101, Nagano Prefecture

How to get there: 50 mins by car. 

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