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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The views from the train give a tantalizing taste of what’s in store. There are two main ski resort regions of Niigata — Yuzawa and Myoko. Ontake to the west.

Planning a Trip to 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. Nagano Yudanaka Onsen Nagano-ken. Matsumoto Furniture Lacquered furniture using traditional wood joinery has been made in Matsumoto for more than three centuries.

Suwa is easily accessible from both Tokyo and the greater Nagano area by train.

There are about 20 connected resorts that make up Shiga Kogen and it may very well take you more than a few days to nagamo every course. Partake in lively blossom-viewing events at Matsumoto and Ueda castles or have a tipple at the Nomiaruki sake brewery crawl in Suwa.

Head up to the fourth floor for views from the keep.


Used for kimono, the textile patterns include stripes, checks and splashes. Kiso Lacquerware With years of history and still going strong, Kiso lacquer production shows no signs of slowing down.

Don’t forget to try Tokagushi’s famous buckwheat soba noodles while in town. The castle’s tower, a 5-story, 6-layer tower built in the Bunroku Period is Japan’s oldest existing castle tower and is designated nagwno a national treasure.

Nagano Shibu Onsen Nagano-ken. This area is also known for its superb powder snow throughout most of the season. 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. Winter Skiers and snowboarders descend nwgano Nagano from around Japan and across the globe. Suwa-Taisha Shrine is Suwa’s spiritual heart.

To visit these places, you may want to take a Matsumoto city loop bus called ‘Town Nabano which charges you a fixed fare to go to any of the stops along the route. Omine Castle to the northeast of town en route to Togakushi originally dates from the s.

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After hitting the powder-rich slopes, get warm with onsen soaks and flasks of hot local sake. This is especially true of Magome and Tsumagotwo iconic post towns with old wooden streetscapes at the southern entrance to the Kiso Valley. Who We Are Contact us. Nagano played host to the Winter Olympics and as might be expected has some excellent, world-class ski resorts.

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Fuji, who knocked it down to its current size. Today, Kiso Fukushima is a delightful town to wander around, with houses huddled above the Kiso River, several well-preserved neighborhoods, and souvenir shops. Suwa’s Onbashira Festival takes place every six years in the spring, with the next event in Route search Omote-Sando Area.

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Display a map of the arrival train station and areas surrounding sightseeing spots. Blindly searching for paradise. Kayaking Lake Shizenko in Otaki Village nqgano take you through a remote canyon towering above as you paddle along. Before using the Planner, read the following items to help make your sightseeing trip safe and enjoyable.

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One of Japan’s most sacred mountains, Mt Ontakehas been a pilgrimage destination for over a thousand years. Who We Are Contact us. Party beneath the cherry blossoms against a backdrop of snow-capped peaks. 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.

Shinshu is Japan’s second largest apple magano, growing firm and sweet fruit with a mild tartness. It has a wildly colorful display of over 1, species of butterflies from around the world. Highway buses also run to many Nagano cities and popular outdoor destinations from urban centers across Honshu.

Jigokudani snow monkey park.

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