Nagano Travel Guide

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Nagano Things to Do

  • Kamikouchi

    What an amaging place!! We can hike around Azusa river. On the way to Myoujin pond, you could see some wonderful spots. Please check out my travelog.

  • visit to here.Zenkouji temple...

    visit to here.Zenkouji temple is the most popular temple in Nagano. At new year's day we come to pray for happiness all of year.

  • Skiing in Hakuba 47

    It's really fun skiing and snowbording in Nagano, it's the first time for me to meet a plenty of powder snow!! I'm sure it was getting the course of improvement my funskiing skill!! I was so happy. There are welcoming and sending buses on principal places or suburb in Nagano. Hakuba is not so far from Nagano city, just 1 hour by bus. There are many...

  • Zenkoji Temple.

    See my Zenkoji Travelogue for more pictures.

  • I like the Outdoor Hot...

    I like the Outdoor Hot Springs!! ('Rotenburo')Remember you have to take your clothes off!! (most are women/men only, but outdoor ones are sometimes mixed.)

  • You MUST go to a Hot Spring....

    You MUST go to a Hot Spring. There are whole towns built around these!! Your skin feels very soft afterwards and your body is tingling all over! Totally energized! I think these are the REAL secret to why Japanese live so long! ;)


Nagano Hotels

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  • Holiday Inn Express Nagano

    2-17-1 Minami Chitose

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Metropolitan Nagano Hotel

    1346 Minamiishido Cho

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Jal City

    1221 Toigoshomachi Nagano Shi, Nagano-Shi, Nagano,

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

Nagano Restaurants

  • Kartann's Restaurant Tip

    Actually, Not so many delicious food in Nagano for me...but I want to tell you loudly! Oyaki is true Nagano taste! Many different shaped Oyaki in local, this is my favorite one in Ueda.


    Togakushi village is famous for soba noodle, it's made from buckwheat. Nagano pref has many places where the buckwheat is grown. It's made for not only noodle, but tea, cookie, even ice cream (only Nagano area)!! I want to say is that it's different from another area's one. It's REAL SOBA in NAGANO! Soba Topping with sansai (mushroom etc),...

  • Rhianon's!

    'What will you feel like eating when you arrive Jitka?' (... umm... 'anything will do...') Arrive to HOME COOKED stew!! Wow! (remember Rhiannon - your career is in the kitchen.. ;) heehee...) Irish Stew!


Nagano Nightlife

Nagano Local Customs

  • See! I'm happy already!! :)) ...

    See! I'm happy already!! :)) You can get this one only at Zenkoji Temple, Nagano. Thank you, Shizuka for the tip!

  • O-mamoriA good-luck...

    O-mamoriA good-luck charm/talisman. You get these at temples. I have ones for travel, love, study... but I just had to get this pretty one! 'Shiyawase'! = 'Happiness'! :D

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Nagano Warnings and Dangers

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    The roads are slippery! While...

    by j-san Written Aug 26, 2002

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    The roads are slippery! While skiing I did not fall down once! It was walking back home on the road that I fell flat on my... :'>

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Nagano Tourist Traps

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    In spring apliocot flower...

    by Kartann Written Sep 8, 2002

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    In spring apliocot flower covers the field in koshoku-shi, next to Nagano city. In fall, they becomes to Aplicot jam, Dryed aplicot, or Syloped aplicot. It is so YAMMY!

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Nagano Off The Beaten Path

  • Zigokudani

    How cute monkey!! Is taking photo dangerous? No plobrem. They are only interested in eating and hotspring!! Please see my top album.

  • If you want to breaze green...

    If you want to breaze green air, come to Togakushi Hight. Only Passing by there makes you cool in summer.

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Nagano Favorites

  • When you visit to Zenkoji,...

    When you visit to Zenkoji, Nagano city, you should touch the Buddha 'Obinzuru-sama', then if you have some trouble on your body, it can get well soon! This guy takes it away from all of people.'Obinzuru-mawasi' in January.

  • Visiting Obuse town,there is...

    Visiting Obuse town,there is the place gathering about 10 museums, old Japanese style structures, and souvenir shops of the chestnut's sweets (home products). Thereby there are always many visitors. The reason why there are a lot of museums is that this town produced some artist Chinami Nakajima(Japanese painting?fs artist) etc. Hokusai (this pic's...

  • Visiting the Temple on a foggy...

    Visiting the Temple on a foggy evening, after the tourists have left is worth more than words can say. The best memories I have involve the people of Nagano. They were polite and helpful and enthusiastic in a time that could have become extremely stressful. A good example of this was when I misjudged the time and walked into a hardware store well...


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