Welcome to the “Roof of Japan!” This dynamic, mountainous, landlocked prefecture is easily accessible from Tokyo, Kyoto, Nagoya and other major cities. The impressive mountain ranges of the Japanese Alps, natural sceneries, and rich culture has gained Nagano an international recognition as top destination for winter sports, including hosting the 1998 Winter Olympics. Approximately 21% of the total land area is designated as National Park. Nagano has a high rate of clean air and cloudless skies, and thus boasts some of the highest amounts of sunlight in the country. Being a treasure trove of nature, history and culture, there is no end to what you can do in Nagano.

Destinations

Nagano is loved by many for its mountain resorts, well-conserved samurai villages, rustic hot springs towns, shopping outlets, and lively festivals. The unspoiled natural landscapes and dry climate make Nagano a perfect destination to explore all year round.

Nagano

The prefectural capital famed for Zenkoji Temple and Togakushi Shrine

Karuizawa

Upmarket holiday resorts with endless shopping and dining choices

Matsumoto

A city famous for Nagano's symbol and one of Japan's most beautiful castles

Yamanouchi

Home of the hot spring bathing, wild monkeys

Hakuba

One of Japan's most popular ski resorts; a sacred ground for people who love mountain sports

Kiso Valley

Remarkably well-preserved samurai villages 

We arrange a wide array of meal choices for you, from Japanese traditional set meals, all you can eat, to local and seasonal specialties. Join us in exploring the taste of Japan!

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Different regions have their own traditional recipes and agricultural farming system. Many of the regional dishes can only be tasted in the original area they came from.

Oyaki

Slightly crunchy yet pleasantly chewy, the key to a good oyaki is its seasonal fillings. In summer, finely chopped eggplant is fried in a little oil and mixed with miso as filling. In winter, pickled leafy vegetables are fried with chopped daikon and mixed with a green onion and miso paste. These homemade delicacies are often paired with amazake (a traditional sweet, fermented rice drink with little-to-no alcohol content).

Shinshu Soba

Soba noodles are produced by mixing soba (buckwheat) and regular flour. As a general rule, only noodles containing 40% or more soba flour can carry the Shinshu name. Nagano’s landscape of rich soil is excellent for producing buckwheat, which gives the noodles a rich, earthy color and flavor. Shinshu Soba is traditionally served with dashi, green onion, and grated daikon.

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Experience

Whether this is your first time visiting, or returning, make sure to participate in these unique activities, that cannot be done elsewhere!

Mountain Sports

Mountain Sports

Remember Nagano, remember mountains. From climbing, biking, trekking, trail running, to other winter activities, Nagano has it for you. Trails range from strolls to multiple days trek. Be sure to treat the mountains with respect and pack accordingly. Popular peaks include Mt Yakedake, Mt Takamine, Mt Asama, and many others.

Cycling

Cycling

With vast mountain ranges and flowers abloom, Nagano is an enjoyable place for cycling. It is also one of the best ways to explore the countryside of the region. Ride along narrow streets and vast rice fields, as well as interact with the locals. You can also participate in guided tours!

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Recommended Hotels

Never miss out good deals on these strategic and well known hotels. Contact us for more information!

Alpico Plaza Hotel

Hotel Buena Vista Matsumoto

Karuizawa Prince Hotel West

Hotel JAL City Nagano

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More Ideas

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