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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Inside the ice skating rink M-Wave, one of the venues for the Winter Olympics, is the Nagano Olympics Memorial Corner exhibiting some of the sports equipment that was actually used in the games along with licensed products.

Autumn Autumn colors engulf the mountains bagano castle grounds as the leaves turn. This is especially true of Magome and Tsumagotwo iconic post towns with old wooden streetscapes at the southern entrance to the Kiso Valley. Many are seasonal, like the cherry blossom festival at Takashima Castle Park, the taiko festival in Okaya, and Kami-Suwa’s biannual Nomiaruki Sake Drink and Walk festival, which is a brewery crawl.

Nagano Suwa Taisha Shrine Nagano-ken. Depending on lighting and other factors, its lakes, rivers, and streams vary from crystal clear to turquoise to emerald green.

There are a number of resorts along a 30km stretch of mountains, including Happo-one, Iwatake, Tsugaike Kogen, Hakuba 47 and Hakuba Goryu. Not the instant stuff served in Styrofoam cups, but the fresh noodles served in a bowl of rich soup stock topped with….


Hakuba is arguably the most popular winter sports destination nagwno the mainland and is home to a number of snow resorts set against an impressive mountain backdrop. The temple’s Buddha is believed to have restorative powers and in the courtyard you’ll see visitors wafting incense from an enormous cauldron onto themselves to aid healing.

Many ski resorts in Japan are also onsen hot spring nagank, hence the popular Japanese ritual of Ski and Soak. Nagajo might be surprised to find that one-day lift passes, costing around to yen, are relatively inexpensive in Japan compared to other countries.

Chuo-dori Street, which stretches from the Zenko-ji-guchi Square of Nagano Station, is one of the city’s main streets. Suwa-Taisha Shrine is Suwa’s spiritual heart.

Production was stopped before World War II, but was later revived through the Mingei folk craft movement. The views from the train give a tantalizing taste of what’s in store.

Come to Nagano for world-class outdoor sports, and stay for townscapes from the samurai era, vibrant festivals njto abundant hot springs. Enclaves of rural culture continue much as they have for centuries, with the villages of Tsumago and Narai appearing as if they were plucked straight from a samurai film.

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Seventy kilometers of it ran through Kiso; its 11 post towns, stretching from Magome in the south to Niekawa in the north, provided rest and entertainment for merchants and jnti travelers. The Shinano Express runs the full length of the Kiso Valley, connecting the area to the rest of Japan. Suwa comes alive with festivals and events throughout the year.

See our cookies policy for more information. Host city of the Winter Olympics. Kusatsu is located to the west on the border with Nagano Prefecture and is another traditional hot spring town. Jigokudani snow monkey park. Get acquainted with Obuse. Starting your trip at the post town of Magome in Gifu Prefecture is also an option, combined with a walk on the Nakasendo to Tsumago in Nagano.


Shinshu is Japan’s second largest apple producer, growing firm and sweet fruit with a mild tartness. Obuse is famous for chestnuts, and its cafes offer amazing chestnut confectionaries and cakes. Along the Nakamachi-dori Street to the south of the castle are many old merchant houses built in the ‘kura-zukuri’ style and warehouses built with ‘namako’ walls covered with square tiles jointed with raised plaster.

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Nagano Tsumago Nakasendo Naagano. It’s a popular area for hiking and trekking, rivaled only by the Nagano Alps. Hokkaido, Tohoku, Nagano, Niigata, and Gunma. Ontake’s sacred waterfalls in remote Otaki Village Getting up close to Kiso’s gorgeous lakes and rivers.

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By simply selecting the arrival airport and major train stations around Japan, find routes to stations nearest your destination. Nagano Togakushi-Jinja Shrine Nagano-ken. Head up to the fourth floor for views from the keep. Display a map nagwno the arrival naagno station and areas surrounding sightseeing spots. Kiso’s largest town is a relaxed community on the Kiso River.

The foothills offer art, crafts, and museums to complement the area’s outdoor and onsen delights.

Nagano Daihoji Temple Nagano-ken.