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Nagano Prefecture

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Popular things to do in Nagano Prefecture

Matsumoto Castle ©
Castle
Matsumoto Castle Matsumoto
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Nakasendo Tsumagojuku ©
Hiking Trail
Nakasendo Tsumagojuku Nagiso-machi
4.6
Duration: 1 hour
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Wildlife Area
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park Yamanouchi-machi
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort ©
Ski Area
Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort Nozawaonsen-mura
4.6
Duration: 1 hour
Nagano Prefecture is a landlocked prefecture of Japan located in the Chūbu region on the island of Honshu. The capital is the city of Nagano. Due to the abundance of mountain ranges in this area, the land available for inhabitance is relatively limited.Nagano has impressive highland areas, including most of the Kita-Alps, Chūō-Alps, and Minami-Alps, which extend into the neighbouring prefectures. In addition to its natural scenic beauty and rich history, Nagano was host to the 1998 Winter Olympics, which gained the prefecture international recognition as a world-class winter sport destination, and a Shinkansen line to Tokyo.HistorySee Shinano Province. Take a peek at our online itinerary creator: Nagano Prefecture and its charms laid bare and easily scheduled.

Historic Sites in Nagano Prefecture

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Zenko-ji Temple
Religious Site
Zenko-ji Temple Nagano
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
Togakushi Shrine Okusha ©
Religious Site
Togakushi Shrine Okusha Nagano
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
Kyukaruizawa Ginza-dori ©
Historic Walking Area
Kyukaruizawa Ginza-dori Karuizawa-machi
3.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Ueda Castle ©
Castle
Ueda Castle Ueda
3.7
Duration: 4 hours

Winter Sports in Nagano Prefecture

Nature in Nagano Prefecture

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Shiraito Falls ©
Waterfall
Shiraito Falls Karuizawa-machi
3.8
Duration: 1 hour
Kumoba Pond ©
Water Body
Kumoba Pond Karuizawa-machi
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Taisho Pond ©
Water Body
Taisho Pond Matsumoto
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
Happoone ©
Mountain
Happoone Hakuba-mura
4.6
Duration: 1 hour

Kid-friendly things to do in Nagano Prefecture

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Harunire Terrace ©
Shopping Mall
Harunire Terrace Karuizawa-machi
3.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Kurumayama Highland ©
Ski Area
Kurumayama Highland Chino
4.2
Duration: 1 hour
Hakuba Jump Arena ©
Other
Hakuba Jump Arena Hakuba-mura
4.2
Duration: 1 hour
Chihiro Art Museum Azumino
Art Museum
Chihiro Art Museum Azumino Matsukawa-mura
4.4
Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Nagano Prefecture

Pond Tashiro ©
Water Body
Pond Tashiro Matsumoto
4.8
Duration: 1 hour
Tsugaike Natural Park ©
Forest
Tsugaike Natural Park Otari-mura
4.8
Duration: 1 hour
Happo Pond ©
Water Body
Happo Pond Hakuba-mura
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
Tsugaike Kogen Ski Resort ©
Ski Area
Tsugaike Kogen Ski Resort Otari-mura
4.3
Duration: 8 hours
Hakuna Matata ©
Outdoor Activity
Hakuna Matata Nakano
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Hakuba Snow Sports School ©
Sports Clinic
Hakuba Snow Sports School Hakuba-mura
4.7
Duration: 1 hour
Daio Wasabi Farm ©
Farm
Daio Wasabi Farm Azumino
3.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Karuizawa prince shopping plaza ©
Shopping Mall
Karuizawa prince shopping plaza Karuizawa-machi
4.0
Duration: 1 hour

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Hakuba-mura Trip planner BEST FOR: Ski Area, Mountain, Outdoor Activity Yamanouchi-machi Trip planner BEST FOR: Wildlife Area, Ski Area, Onsen Resort Nozawaonsen-mura Trip planner BEST FOR: Ski Area, Thermal Spa, Geologic Formation Nagano Trip planner BEST FOR: Religious Site, Landmark, Historic Site Karuizawa-machi Trip planner BEST FOR: Shopping Mall, Waterfall, Historic Walking Area