5 days in Nagano Prefecture Itinerary

5 days in Nagano Prefecture Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly to Toyama Airport, Drive to Yamanouchi-machi
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Yamanouchi-machi
— 1 day
Drive
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Nozawaonsen-mura
— 1 night
Drive
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Matsumoto
— 1 night
Drive
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Nagawa-machi
Drive to Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Fly to Kuala Lumpur

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Yamanouchi-machi — 1 day

The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): trek along Forest Therapy Road Okushiga Shirakaba Enro Course and then look for all kinds of wild species at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Yamanouchi-machi trip website.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Yamanouchi-machi is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Yamanouchi-machi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in April, with highs in Yamanouchi-machi at 19°C and lows at 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Nozawaonsen-mura.
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Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails
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Nozawaonsen-mura — 1 night

Many visitors take a trip to Nozawaonsen-mura, a picturesque hot spring village in Nagano Prefecture, to get away from it all.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at Nozawa Onsen and then fly down the slopes at Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Nozawaonsen-mura online attractions planner.

You can drive from Yamanouchi-machi to Nozawaonsen-mura in 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Nozawaonsen-mura are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Matsumoto.
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Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Spas
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Matsumoto — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Kaichi Gakko Primary School, step into the grandiose world of Matsumoto Castle, then stop by Nakamachi Street, and finally steep yourself in history at Yohashira Shrine.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Matsumoto sightseeing tool.

Drive from Nozawaonsen-mura to Matsumoto in 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Matsumoto are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Nagawa-machi.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Nagawa-machi

You've now added Utsukushigahara Highlands to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Utsukushigahara Highlands.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Nagawa-machi attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Matsumoto to Nagawa-machi takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Nagawa-machi are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
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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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