Obuse is a very old town located near Suzaka City in Nagano Prefecture. It is easily reached by train (Nagano Dentetsu Line), or by car (via Suzaka City), taking about 30 minutes/1 hour.
Obuse is known for it's chestnuts and sake but probably most renowned as the home of Hokusai the famous Japanese painter. The Hokusai Museum is a must see! I bought a copy of my favourite painting entitled 'A Dragon flying over Fuji' which I have put here for you to see.