57 days in Nagano Prefecture Itinerary

57 days in Nagano Prefecture Itinerary

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Karuizawa-machi
— 8 nights
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Yamanouchi-machi
— 7 nights
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Otari-mura
— 7 nights
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Matsumoto
— 9 nights
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Nagiso-machi
— 7 nights
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Komagane
— 7 nights
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Chino
— 10 nights

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hiroshi Senju Museum Karuizawa and Nunobiki Kannon. Get in touch with nature at Tombo no Yu and Shiraito Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Karuizawa-machi: Ueda (Mugonkan, Ueda City Museum, &more), Villa d'Est Garden Farm and Winery (in Tomi) and Saku (Usuda Deep Space Center, Teishoji Temple, &more). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Karuizawa Station Building Memorial, explore the activities along Kumoba Pond, explore the world behind art at Minamigaoka Art Museum, and examine the collection at Tasaki Art Museum.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Karuizawa-machi holiday builder tool.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Karuizawa-machi is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Jakarta in December, expect Karuizawa-machi to be much colder, temps between 7°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Karuizawa-machi

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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Religious Site
Zensanji Temple
4.3

7
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Yamanouchi-machi

Yamanouchi-machi ©
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
You'll explore and learn at Sake Storehouse Art Museum - Gallery Tamamura Honten and Mayumi Takahashi Doll Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Shojuan and Ajisaidera Kogen-in Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Yamanouchi-machi side-trips: Nozawaonsen-mura (Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort, Ogama, &more), Takayama-mura (Kaminaridaki Falls & Matsukawa Valley) and Nanohana Park (in Iiyama). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, head outdoors with Shigakogen Plateau, fly down the slopes at Okushiga Kogen Ski Area, and cruise along Shiga Kusatsu Kogen Route.

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Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Karuizawa-machi to Yamanouchi-machi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Yamanouchi-machi can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Otari-mura.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

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Waterfall
Kaminaridaki Falls
4.8

7
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Otari-mura

Otari-mura ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tsugaike Natural Park and Tsugaike Kogen Ski Resort. Get a sense of the local culture at Ushikata Inn and Issa Memorial Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Shinano-machi (Lake Nojiri Naumann Elephant Museum, Kurohime Highland, &more) and Ogawa-mura (Kosan-ji Temple & Alps Observatory Plaza).

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Otari-mura tour planning tool.

You can drive from Yamanouchi-machi to Otari-mura in 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Otari-mura

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

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Ski Area
Tsugaike Kogen
4.3

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Naraijuku and Kaichi Gakko Primary School. Your inner history buff will appreciate Matsumoto Castle and Koboyama Ancient Tomb. Get out of town with these interesting Matsumoto side-trips: Chihiro Art Museum Azumino (in Matsukawa-mura), Tateshina Tedyy Bear Museum (in Tateshina-machi) and Omachi (Nishinashinmeigu, Shiki Theater Museum, &more). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Fukashi Shrine, explore the activities along Pond Tashiro, see the interesting displays at Matsumoto Folkcraft Museum (Matsumoto Mingei-kan), and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Matsumoto Alps Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Matsumoto trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Otari-mura to Matsumoto takes 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Otari-mura in December since evenings lows in Matsumoto dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Nagiso-machi.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

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Must see
Matsumoto Castle
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Naraijuku
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Nagiso-machi

Nagiso-machi ©
You'll explore and learn at Nagisomachi Museum (Tsumagojuku Honjin) and Fukusawa Momosuke Memorial Hall ・ Yamano History Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wakihonjin Okuya and Mammo Kaitaku Peace Memorial Hall. Explore Nagiso-machi's surroundings by going to Iida (Iida City Zoo, Iida Castle Sakuramarugomon, &more), Kiso-machi (Kaidakogen Plateau, Kisofukushima, &more) and Agematsu-machi (Mt. Hokendake & Akasawa Natural Recreational Forest).

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nagiso-machi travel planner.

Drive from Matsumoto to Nagiso-machi in 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Komagane.

Things to do in Nagiso-machi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Komagane

Komagane ©
Kozenji Temple and Komagane Silk Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Komagane Local Museum and Kempuku-ji Temple are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Komagane: Ina (Bungui Pass, Takato Castle Remains Park, &more), Takamori-machi (Takamori Minami Elementary School & Takamori Town Museum of History and Folklore Toki no Eki) and Oshika-mura (Oshika Median Tectonic Line Museum, Rokubenkan, &more).

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Komagane trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Nagiso-machi to Komagane takes 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Komagane can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chino.

Things to do in Komagane

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

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Must see
Senjojiki Cirque
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Kozenji Temple
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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.
Get outdoors at Otome Falls and Tateshina Otaki Fall. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Togariishi Jomon Archaeological Museum and Tateshina. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chino: Minamimaki-mura (National Astronomical Observatory of Japan Nobeyama, Hirasawa Pass, &more), Shimosuwa-machi (Lake Suwa Science Museum Gishodo, Thermal Spas, &more) and Kirigamine Fujimidai (in Suwa). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Mishakaike Pond, explore the world behind art at Koyodo Museum of Art, examine the collection at Takeya Miso Miso Kaikan, and get engrossed in the history at Jinchokan Moriya Archives.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Chino trip maker site.

Drive from Komagane to Chino in an hour. January in Chino sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. On the 26th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Chino

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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