34 days in Nagano Prefecture Itinerary

34 days in Nagano Prefecture Itinerary

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Kiso-machi
— 2 nights
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Chino
— 5 nights
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Matsumoto
— 6 nights
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Omachi
— 3 nights
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Otari-mura
— 4 nights
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Yamanouchi-machi
— 5 nights
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Karuizawa-machi
— 7 nights

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Kiso-machi

Kiso-machi ©
Get some historical perspective at Kozenji Temple and Naraijuku. Museum-lovers will appreciate Nagisomachi Museum (Tsumagojuku Honjin) and Wakihonjin Okuya. Venture out of the city with trips to Mars Shinshu Distillery Hombo Shuzo (in Miyada-mura), Uwakubono Ichirizuka (in Nagiso-machi) and Akasawa Natural Recreational Forest (in Agematsu-machi).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kiso-machi route planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Kiso-machi is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Jakarta to Kiso-machi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Jakarta in January, with highs in Kiso-machi at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Chino.

Things to do in Kiso-machi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 12 — 14:
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Historic Walking Area
Kozenji Temple
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Historic Walking Area
Naraijuku
4.3

5
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Chino

Chino ©
Sitting at the foot of an impressive mountain, the city of Chino offers rural and man-made attractions in a wild, remote location.
Let the collections at National Astronomical Observatory of Japan Nobeyama and Togariishi Jomon Archaeological Museum capture your imagination. Take a break from the city and head to Shirakaba Highland International Ski Area and Tateshina Otaki Fall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chino: Lake Suwa Science Museum Gishodo (in Shimosuwa-machi), Oshika Median Tectonic Line Museum (in Oshika-mura) and Pond Shirakoma (in Sakuho-machi). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Kitazawa Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at Prince & Skyline Museum, get engrossed in the history at Jinchokan Moriya Archives, and take a stroll through Tateshina.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Chino online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Kiso-machi to Chino takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Chino

Museums · Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 14 — 19:
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Matsumoto

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hakuba and Hakuba Snow Sports School. Museum-lovers will appreciate Mugonkan and Matsumoto City Art Museum. Explore Matsumoto's surroundings by going to Hakuba-mura (Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort, Hakuba Goryu Ski Resort / Alpine Garden, &more) and Ueda (Zensanji Temple & Misuzuame Hompo Iijima Shoten Ueda Honten). There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Mt. Norikura Snow Resort, stop by Nawate Shopping District, step into the grandiose world of Matsumoto Castle, and steep yourself in history at Kaichi Gakko Primary School.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Matsumoto journey planning site.

You can drive from Chino to Matsumoto in an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Omachi.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 19 — 25:
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Must see
Hakuba
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3
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Omachi

Omachi ©
Ōmachi is a city located in northwest Nagano Prefecture, in the Chūbu region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 27,587 and a population density of 48.8 persons per km². Appreciate the collections at Shiki Theater Museum and Chihiro Art Museum Azumino. Step off the beaten path and head to Nishinashinmeigu and Mt.Takagari. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Reisyoji, appreciate the views at Nakayama Kogen, admire the natural beauty at La Casta Natural Healing Garden, and see the interesting displays at Omachi Mountain Museum.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Omachi road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Matsumoto to Omachi takes an hour. In January in Omachi, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Otari-mura.

Things to do in Omachi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 25 — 28:
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Religious Site
Reisyoji
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4
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Otari-mura

Otari-mura ©
Visiting Tsugaike Kogen Ski Resort and Hakuba Cortina Ski Resort will get you outdoors. Zenko-ji Temple and Ushikata Inn are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Nagano (Togakushi Shrine Okusha, Togakushi Folk Museum Togakushi Ninja Museum, &more).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Otari-mura trip planning tool.

You can drive from Omachi to Otari-mura in an hour. Traveling from Omachi in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Otari-mura, with lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Otari-mura

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 1:
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Must see
Tsugaike Kogen
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Religious Site
Togakushi Jinja Hokosha
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5
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Yamanouchi-machi

Yamanouchi-machi ©
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nozawaonsen Sotoyu Nakao Hot Spring and Yamada Farm, Yamaboku Wild Snow Park. Let the collections at Sake Storehouse Art Museum - Gallery Tamamura Honten and Issa Seisensui Kinen Haiku Shiryokan Tokuntei capture your imagination. Explore Yamanouchi-machi's surroundings by going to Nagano (Rendai-ji Temple, Matsushiro, &more) and Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort (in Nozawaonsen-mura). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Yamanouchi-machi trip planner.

You can drive from Otari-mura to Yamanouchi-machi in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in February, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Karuizawa-machi.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 1 — 6:
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Historic Site
Matsushiro
4.2

7
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Karuizawa-machi

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.
Visit Nunobiki Kannon and Kyukaruizawa Ginza-dori for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Karuizawa Kogen Church and Tombo no Yu. Change things up with these side-trips from Karuizawa-machi: Villa d'Est Garden Farm and Winery (in Tomi), Saku (Shinano Mt. Narita Enman-Ji Shrine, Hanazura Inari Shrine, &more) and Ueda Castle (in Ueda). And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Karuizawa prince shopping plaza, take an in-depth tour of Annex of Archives Hall Ichimura Memorial Hall, view the masterpieces at Chauffor, and see the interesting displays at Tasaki Art Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Karuizawa-machi trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Yamanouchi-machi to Karuizawa-machi by combination of taxi and train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daily temperatures in Karuizawa-machi can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Karuizawa-machi

Side Trips

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Castle
Ueda Castle
3.7

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