10 days in Nakanojo-machi & Nagano Prefecture Itinerary

10 days in Nakanojo-machi & Nagano Prefecture Itinerary

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Drive
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Nakanojo-machi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Karuizawa-machi
— 1 night
Train
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Nagano
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nagiso-machi
— 4 nights
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2
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Nakanojo-machi

Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the activities along Okushima Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Shima no Oketsu.

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Tokyo to Nakanojo-machi is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Karuizawa-machi.

Things to do in Nakanojo-machi

Parks · Nature
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1
night
Karuizawa-machi

The only city in the world to have hosted both summer and winter Olympics, the resort town of Karuizawa-machi boasts clean air, impressive mountain scenery, and many outdoor activities and hot springs.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Asama Otaki Fall and then take in the dramatic scenery at Shiraito Falls. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Usui Daisan Kyoryo Bridge and then browse the different shops at Karuizawa prince shopping plaza.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Karuizawa-machi vacation app.

Getting from Nakanojo-machi to Karuizawa-machi by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Nagano.

Things to do in Karuizawa-machi

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

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Nagano

Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
On the 6th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Iizuna Highlands Oyachi Marsh and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Togakushi Shrine Okusha. On the next day, take a peaceful walk through Togakushi Forest Botanical Garden.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Nagano trip planning app.

You can take a train from Karuizawa-machi to Nagano in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Nagano can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nagiso-machi.

Things to do in Nagano

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife
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Highlights from your trip

4
nights
Nagiso-machi

You'll discover tucked-away gems like Momosuke Bridge and Ushigataki Waterfall.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Nagiso-machi trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Nagano to Nagiso-machi by car takes about 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nagiso-machi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Nagano Prefecture travel guide

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Ski Areas · Sacred & Religious Sites · Castles
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.

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