NAGANO PREFECTURE

Nagano Prefecture is a mountainous region, located in the Chubu region of central Japan. Nagano Prefecture is famous for its world class ski fields, snow monkeys and Japanese Castles.

Nagano Prefecture is a mountainous region, located in the Chubu region of central Japan. The capital of Nagano Prefecture is Nagano City. Other major cities include Matsumoto and Azumino. Nagano Prefecture attractions include some of the best ski resorts in the world at Hakuba and Shiga Kogen. Other attractions include the "snow monkeys" which are located at Jigokudani Monkey Park, Matsumoto Castle and Zenkoji Temple, a famous 7th century Buddhist temple.

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Nagano Prefecture

Nagano Prefecture
Nagano Prefecture is a mountainous region, in the Chubu region of central Japan. The capital of Nagano Prefecture is Nagano City. Other major cities include Matsumoto and Azumino. Nagano Pre...

NAGANO PREFECTURE CAPITAL

Nagano
Nagano is the capital city of Nagano Prefecture, situated near the junction of the Chikuma River and the Sai River on the island of Honshu, in the Chubu region. Nagano was the host city to t...

NAGANO MAIN CITIES and TOWNS

Hakuba
Hakuba is one of the best ski areas in Japan. Hakuba features 14 ski areas joining together to form six large ski resorts. Hakuba is ideal for skiing and snowboarding. Hakuba is in Nagano Pr...

Karuizawa
Karuizawa is a well known mountain resort town in Nagano Prefecture in the foothills of the Japanese Alps. Karuizawa is famous for bird watching and hiking....

Matsumoto

Matsumoto
Matsumoto is in Nagano Prefecture at the eastern end of the Japan Alps. Matsumoto is surrounded by mountains and is acclaimed for its beautiful views, hiking and climbing in the mountains....

NAGANO VILLAGE

Nozawa Onsen
Nozawa Onsen is a ski resort and historic hot spring village. Nozawa Onsen was the site of the first ski lifts in Japan and was the venue for the Biathalon competitions in the Nagano Winter ...

NAGANO CASTLES

Komoro Castle
Komoro Castle is a hill top style Japanese Castle in Komoro in Nagano Prefecture. Komoro Castle was first built in 1554, with the donjon added in 1590. The donjon later burnt down in the Edo...

Matsumoto Castle

Matsumoto Castle
Matsumoto Castle is a flatland style Japanese Castle is in Matsumoto in Nagano Prefecture. Matsumoto Castle is one of only four Japanese Castles that is classified as a National Treasure. Ma...

Takato Castle
Takato Castle is a hill top style Japanese Castle in Ina Nagano Prefecture. Takato Castle was constructed around 1550, but was largely demolished in 1871 as part of the Meiji Restoration. To...

Ueda Castle
Ueda Castle is a flatland style Japanese Castle is in Ueda in Nagano Prefecture. Ueda Castle was constructed by the well known samurai leader, Sanada Masayuki, in 1583. Shortly after the com...

NAGANO LANDMARKS

Kiso Valley
Kiso Valley is famous for its history and woodlands which are ideal for hiking. Kiso Valley is also near to the famous ski fields of Nagano Prefecture. In the Edo Period the main route (Naka...

NAGANO TEMPLES

Zenkoji Temple
Zenkoji Temple is a famous 7th century Buddhist temple in Nagano City, however the temple pre-dates the city by hundreds of years. Originally the township, that became Nagano City, was focu...

NAGANO GARDENS and PARKS

Garyuu Park
Garyuu Park, in Suzaka Nagano Prefecture, is famous for its cherry blossom and is considered one of Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots....

Jigokudani Monkey Park
Jigokudani Monkey Park is part of the Joshinetsu Kogen National Park, in Yamanouchi Nagano Prefecture, is famous for its Snow Monkeys. The Snow Monkeys are wild population of Japanese Macaqu...

Kaikoen Park
Kaikoen Park, in Komoro Nagano Prefecture, is famous for its cherry blossom and is considered one of Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots. Komoro Kaikoen Park also features the remains and r...

Takato Castle Park
Takato Castle Park, in Ina in Nagano Prefecture, is most famous for its cherry blossom being considered one of Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots. Takato Castle Park also features the rema...

NAGANO SKI RESORTS

Shiga-kogen Heights
Shiga Kogen is a famous ski resort in the heart of the Joshinetsu National Park, Nagano Prefecture. Shiga Kogen is a famous for its amazing panoramic views, and powder quality snow....

NAGANO TRAIN STATIONS

Nagano Station
Nagano Station is the main train station in Nagano and where the Nagano Shinkansen terminates....

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