4 days in Nagano Prefecture Itinerary

4 days in Nagano Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nagano Prefecture itinerary builder

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Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lake Kagami. Change things up with these side-trips from Nagano: Daio Wasabi Farm (in Azumino), Matsumoto (Kaichi Gakko Primary School, Matsumoto Castle, &more) and Karuizawa-machi (Kyukaruizawa Ginza-dori, Karuizawa prince shopping plaza, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Togakushi Shrine Okusha, make a trip to Chatsubomigoke Park, take a peaceful walk through Togakushi Forest Botanical Garden, and get to know the resident critters at Kusatsu Nettaiken.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Nagano trip builder website.

Tokyo to Nagano is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Nagano can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Nagano

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

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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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