Nagano, in the northern part of Nagano Prefecture, is located at the basin of the Chikuma-gawa River that runs through the Zenko-ji-daira Plateau. It developed. Host of the Winter Olympics, Nagano is an outdoor sports mecca particularly famous for skiing and snowboarding. Often called the “roof of Japan,” it boasts. The rugged and forested Kiso Valley in southwestern Nagano is a fascinating step back in time. The area is home to the best-preserved section of the old.

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Please Confirm Your Location We use location data to provide you with accurate tourism info. Please Confirm Your Location We use location data to provide you with accurate tourism info. Grope your way through the dark, feeling for the keys of paradise attached to the wall.

By simply selecting the arrival airport and major train stations around Japan, find routes to stations nearest your destination. Walk untouched rural Japan. Nagano Togakure Ninja Museum Nagano-ken.

You might be naano to naganl that one-day lift passes, costing around to yen, are relatively inexpensive in Japan compared to other countries. Nagano Shibu Onsen Nagano-ken. If you plan on traveling from Osaka and Kyoto, you’ll have to make two transfers at Nagoya Station and again at Shiojiri Station.

Head up to the fourth floor for views from the keep. We use cookies on this site to enhance your user experience. From airport to destination.


Get on a bike and explore Lake Suwa. Watch Suwa Lake light up.

The northern region of Gunma also has a good share of ski resorts. By simply entering the departing and arrival station, get an overview of train transfer method, fares, and travel time. The other main region is Myoko, home to the Suginohara, Akakura and Ikenotaira resorts. Be sure to sample some Shinshu apple juice, which is available in many souvenir shops.

Nagano Yatsugatake Mountains Nagano-ken. Home Find a Location Nagano Matsumoto. The Old Kaichi Nagani building is a western-style building built in and is open to the public as an education museum. Today, Kiso Fukushima is a delightful town to wander around, with houses huddled above the Kiso River, several well-preserved neighborhoods, and nagaon shops.

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If you have a specific travel goal in mind, say skiing in Hakuba, some direct airport bus services from the airport can be convenient. Along the street you can see mini street-corner museums that are a part of the shops, such as the Fire Fighters’ Museum that exhibits pumps and fire-resistant clothing, the Clock Museum that exhibits old clocks from all over the world, and the Glass Museum at which you can see various kinds of lamps and glass products.

Nagano Mt Ontake Nagano-ken. Nagano is the capital of Nagano Prefecture and its most northern transport hub. In keeping with the festivities, Kami-Suwa holds a lakeside fireworks display virtually every evening from mid-July until September. Not the instant stuff served in Styrofoam cups, but the fresh noodles served in a bowl of rich soup stock topped with…. Streets in the center are laid with blocks of chestnut wood for slow strolls.


Head a kilometer up the hill from Harumiya, and you’ll arrive at Dokuzawa Onsen, a stunning bath with rust-hued mineral waters. Nagano Tenryukyo Valley Nagano-ken.

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Highway buses also run to many Nagano cities and popular outdoor destinations from urban centers across Honshu. Not the instant stuff served in Styrofoam cups, but the fresh noodles served in a bowl of rich soup stock topped with…. Plenty of water-based activities are available throughout Kiso. You could also make detours from the lakeside to visit some, or all, of the Suwa Taisha Shrine. It has a wildly colorful display of over 1, species of butterflies from around the world.

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Japan’s oldest castle tower, host to an exciting summer drum festival. The Hokuriku Shinkansen from Tokyo is the easiest way to access northern Nagano.

The Lake Suwa fireworks display in August is among Japan’s most lavish displays. Thought to have been founded in the 6th century, it’s one of Japan’s oldest shrines and the source of Suwa’s own brand of Shinto. Chuo-dori Street, which stretches from the Zenko-ji-guchi Square of Nagano Station, is one of the city’s main streets.

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