3 days in Nagano Prefecture Itinerary

3 days in Nagano Prefecture Itinerary

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Drive
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Karuizawa-machi
— 1 night
Drive
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Matsumoto
— 1 night
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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Hiroshi Senju Museum Karuizawa, browse the different shops at Karuizawa prince shopping plaza, and then get to know the fascinating history of Kyukaruizawa Ginza-dori. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Kumoba Pond, admire the sheer force of Shiraito Falls, browse the different shops at Harunire Terrace, then pause for some photo ops at Stone Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Karuizawa Kogen Church.

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Tokyo to Karuizawa-machi is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Karuizawa-machi can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Karuizawa-machi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping
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Highlights from your trip
Kyukaruizawa Ginza-dori ©
Historic Walking Area
Kyukaruizawa Ginza-dori
3.0
Shiraito Falls ©
Waterfall
Shiraito Falls
3.8

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Matsumoto

A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
On the 26th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Matsumoto Castle, visit Nawate Shopping District, explore the world behind art at Matsumoto City Art Museum, then steep yourself in history at Kaichi Gakko Primary School, then relax in the rural setting at Daio Wasabi Farm, and finally take a stroll through Nakamachi Street.

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Traveling by car from Karuizawa-machi to Matsumoto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

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Highlights from your trip
Matsumoto Castle ©
Must see
Matsumoto Castle
4.5
Nawate Shopping District
Neighborhood
Nawate Shopping District
2.5