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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Walk untouched rural Japan. You might be surprised to find that one-day lift passes, costing around to yen, are relatively inexpensive in Japan compared to other countries. Meet the fabled snow monkeys. Nagano Suwa Taisha Shrine Nagano-ken.

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The Yatsugatake foothills—an onsen and art-filled wonderland. Used for kimono, the textile patterns include stripes, checks and splashes.

If you have a specific travel goal in mind, say skiing in Hakuba, some direct airport bus services from the airport can be convenient. Rental cycles are available outside of the Suwa area stations, as well as lakeside, near Hotel Beniya.

Kiso’s largest town is a relaxed community on the Kiso River. Nozawa Onsen is a small hot spring village with its very own large-scale ski and snowboard resort and is a favorite for many due to its charming village atmosphere. Blindly searching for paradise. Shinshu tsumugi is made from a combination of raw, wild dupion and floss silk. The town also has a beautiful view of the Northern Alps.


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This area is also known for its superb powder snow throughout most of the season. Nagano Shiga Kogen Nagano-ken.

Ontake to the west. In the northern part of the valley, the town of Narai is remarkably well preserved. Nagano Fujimi Panorama Resort Nagano-ken. How to Get There. Kiso Lacquerware With years of history and still going strong, Kiso lacquer production shows no signs of slowing down. Who We Are Contact us.

Please Confirm Your Location We use location data to provide you with accurate tourism info. Pickled mustard leaf that is often eaten with a little soy sauce and sometimes chili, Nozawana-zuke is particularly famous where it originated, in the hot spring town of Nozawa. A little further down the train line from Obuse is Yudanakaa small hot spring town from where you can catch a bus to visit the local hot spring-bathing monkeys.

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We use cookies on this site to enhance your user experience. Hakuba is arguably the most popular winter sports destination on the mainland and is home to a number of snow resorts set against an impressive mountain backdrop. The Kawanaka-jima War Field, the site of many episodes during the age of civil wars in the 16th century, is maintained as Hachiman-para Historical Park.

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.


Then, find the perfect cove for a barbeque beside the turquoise waters that flow through the Atera Ravine. Located a little over two hours north of Tokyo, the Suwa region in Nagano offers hot springs, gorgeous natural surroundings, unusual festivals, and a powerful connection to Shinto culture that dates back at least years.

The rugged and forested Kiso Valley in southwestern Nagano is a fascinating step back in time.

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Home Find a Location Nagano Matsumoto. Practitioners of ninjutsu’s shadow arts also called Togakushi home. Jigokudani snow monkey park. The grand main hall, with its dazzling altar, was built in Planning a Trip to Japan?

The GALA Yuzawa resort has its own bullet station that doubles as a gondola station so you can step off the train and straight onto a gondola! Hike the Nakasendo trail jjnto a taste of old Japan. Head up to the fourth floor for views from the keep. This is especially true of Magome and Tsumagotwo iconic post towns with old wooden streetscapes at the southern entrance jntl the Kiso Valley.

Onsen nafano, cycling around Lake Suwa, a brewery crawl, and Japan’s riskiest festival. Nagano Mt Ontake Nagano-ken. Charming Obuse, about 20 kilometers northeast of Naganois one of the prefecture’s most picturesque small towns. It’s a popular area for hiking and trekking, rivaled only by the Nagano Alps. Route search Matsumoto Castle.