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Nagano is located in the center of Japan. It is surrounded by 8 prefectures: Niigata, Toyama, Aichi, Gifu, Shizuoka, Yamanashi, Gunma and Saitama. It is the biggest prefecture in Japan.
Nagano is famous for Matsumoto Castle, Zenkoji Temple, Sake(Japanese rice wine), Apples and Japan Alps.
Karuizawa became popular as the host of the 1988 Winter Olympics.

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Karuizawa is an upmarket mountain resort at the foot of the active
volcano Mt. Asama in Nagano Prefecture. It's the second popular tourist place in Nagano. Many wealthy urbanites own their second homes in Karuizawa.

In Karuizawa you can do various outdoor activities, such as tennis, hiking, cycling, golfing in summer and skiing and skating in winter. There are a lot of shopping opportunities.

Nagano City is the capital of Nagano prefecture. The city evolved as a temple town around Zenkoji which is the most famous attraction in Nagano and one of the most popular temples in Japan.

⇒  Matsumoto
Matsumoto is the second largest city in Nagano.It is famous for Matsumotojo, one of Japan's most beautiful original castles.


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Oyaki (Japanese Tacos)
Oyaki is a favourite home dish of Nagano. You can have it in near Zenkoji and Nagano station. You can have one for about 150 yen.

Miso and Miso Soft Ice Cream.
Nagano is famous for Shinshu miso(bean paste). Miso for the soft serve ice cream and this ice cream has unique taste.

Nagano is the best known for its soba (buckwheat noodles), known as Shinano soba.

Apples are one of the specialty products in Nagano. Apples from Nagano is sweet and juicy. Don't forget to taste it in Nagano.


We have four distinctive seasons with refreshing inland and alpine climate in Nagano. (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter).

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Average Temperature: 11.5 degrees C
Monthly Average Rainfall: 78.2mm
Area: 404.35 sq. km
Above sea level: 362.49m


Nagano is perfect for every season:
spring: you can enjoy the blooming of sakura;
winter: it's famous for skiing;
summer: you can have fresh air from the mountains;
autumn: perfect time to travel around.
So you can visit Nagano through the year.

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