Nagano

21 of 187 destinations
in Japan
76% 605
votes
× How was it?

Nagano City (長野) is the capital of Nagano Prefecture. It evolved as a temple town around Zenkoji, one of Japan's most popular temples. In 1998, the city hosted the Winter Olympic Games, and some former olympic facilities can still be viewed around town.

In the forested mountains northwest of the city center lies the Togakushi area which attracts tourists with its popular shrines and as the legendary home of the Togakure Ninja School. The Togakushi Ninpo Museum and the Kids Ninja Village provide good entertainment and a glimpse of the area's ninja past.

Questions? Ask in our forum.

What To See

  • Sort by japan-guide rating
  • Sort by user rating
  • Sort by most visted

2

Ninpo Museum

Entertaining museum about the local ninja.

83
6
votes
Visited by
13 users
3

Zenkoji Temple

Very popular temple in the center of Nagano.

83
280
votes
Visited by
580 users

Side Trips from Nagano

1

Yamanouchi

Home of hot spring bathing monkeys.

88
106
votes
Visited by
230 users
2

Matsumoto

City famous for its beautiful original castle.

81
492
votes
Visited by
1074 users
3

Obuse

Pleasant town famous for chestnuts and Hokusai.

84
26
votes
Visited by
69 users
4

Nozawa Onsen

Old fashioned hot spring and ski resort.

81
36
votes
Visited by
198 users
5

Karuizawa

Upmarket mountain resort town.

75
279
votes
Visited by
768 users
6

Bessho Onsen

Small hot spring town with beautiful temples.

73
25
votes
Visited by
70 users

Hotels around Nagano

Find a hotel:

  • Nagano Prefecture
  • Fukuoka
  • Hakone
  • Hiroshima
  • Hokkaido
  • Kamakura
  • Kanazawa
  • Kansai Airport
  • Kyoto
  • Mount Fuji
  • Nagasaki
  • Nagoya
  • Narita Airport
  • Nikko
  • Niigata
  • Okinawa
  • Osaka
  • Sapporo
  • Sendai
  • Shima Peninsula
  • Takayama
  • Tokyo
  • 1 night
  • 2 nights
  • 3 nights
  • 4 nights
  • 5 nights
  • 6 nights
  • 7 nights
with:
  • JAPANiCAN
  • Hotels.com
  • Booking.com
  • Agoda
  • Hostel World
  • Japanese Guest Houses
  • HotelsCombined
  • Rakuten Travel
Sponsored

Takamine Onsen

A mountain top onsen lodge above clouds. Enjoy breathtaking views soaking in the outdoor bath. Bus runs from Tokyo (4hours) & JR Sakudaira Sta (60min).

Sponsored

Azumaya Kogen Hotel

An onsen hotel with the panoramic view on 1500m Mt.Azumaya. 60min from Nagano by Shinkansen and free shuttle from JR Ueda Station. Free Wi-Fi available.

Anything we can improve?  Let us know
We strive to keep Japan Guide up-to-date and accurate, and we're always looking for ways to improve. If you have any updates, suggestions, corrections or opinions, please let us know:
Thank you for your feedback.
Page last updated: August 18, 2014