3 days in Nagano Prefecture Itinerary

3 days in Nagano Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nagano Prefecture trip itinerary builder

©
Plan created by another user. Make it yours
Drive
1
Karuizawa-machi
— 1 day
Drive
2
Matsumoto
— 2 nights
Drive

S M T W T F S
30
31
1
2
3
4
5

1
day
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 2nd (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Kyukaruizawa Ginza-dori, then admire the sheer force of Shiraito Falls, then explore the activities along Kumoba Pond, and finally browse the different shops at Karuizawa prince shopping plaza.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Karuizawa-machi online trip maker.

Tokyo to Karuizawa-machi is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in September, things will get slightly colder in Karuizawa-machi: highs are around 28°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Karuizawa-machi

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:
Highlights from your trip
Shiraito Falls ©
Waterfall
Shiraito Falls
3.8
Kumoba Pond ©
Water Body
Kumoba Pond
4.2
Kyukaruizawa Ginza-dori ©
Historic Walking Area
Kyukaruizawa Ginza-dori
3.0

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Daio Wasabi Farm, then contemplate the waterfront views at Taisho Pond, then take in the views from Kappa Bashi, and finally take in the views from Tashiro Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Matsumoto Castle, contemplate the long history of Kaichi Gakko Primary School, contemplate the long history of Yohashira Shrine, wander the streets of Nawate Shopping District, then visit Nakamachi Street, and finally explore the world behind art at Matsumoto City Art Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Matsumoto trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Karuizawa-machi to Matsumoto in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In September, daytime highs in Matsumoto are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 4:
Highlights from your trip
Matsumoto Castle ©
Must see
Matsumoto Castle
4.5
Kappa Bashi ©
Bridge
Kappa Bashi
4.0