Nagano

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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.

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Ninpo Museum

Entertaining museum about the local ninja.

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Zenkoji Temple

Very popular temple in the center of Nagano.

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Side Trips from Nagano

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Yamanouchi

Home of hot spring bathing monkeys.

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Matsumoto

City famous for its beautiful original castle.

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Obuse

Pleasant town famous for chestnuts and Hokusai.

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Nozawa Onsen

Old fashioned hot spring and ski resort.

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Karuizawa

Upmarket mountain resort town.

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Bessho Onsen

Small hot spring town with beautiful temples.

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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.

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