Sign in for a personalized experience.
Japan Guide Homepage
Travel
Living
Forum
Restaurants
Shopping
Jobs
Friends
Essentials
-
Sightseeing
-
Accommodation
-
Transportation
-
Restaurants
-
Shopping
-
Budget Travel
-
Questions

Home - Travel - Sightseeing Guide - Chubu - Nagano
Nagano 
# 21   of 175 destinations
in our travel guide

jump to:   access  -  hotels  -  ratings  -  links

Zenkoji

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.

Attractions
 1  Togakushi Shrine
Three popular shrines in the mountains.
User rating: 91/100 (15 votes)
Visited by: 33 users
 2  Zenkoji Temple
Very popular temple in the center of Nagano.
User rating: 84/100 (225 votes)
Visited by: 474 users
 3  Ninpo Museum
Entertaining museum about the local ninja.
User rating: insufficient data
Visited by: 7 users
 4  Olympic Facilities
Remaining facilities from the 1998 Olympics.
User rating: 71/100 (79 votes)
Visited by: 175 users
 5  Kids Ninja Village
Fun theme park about the local ninja.
User rating: insufficient data
Visited by: 12 users
 6  Shinano Art Museum
Exhibiting art related to Nagano Prefecture.
User rating: insufficient data
Visited by: 8 users
Side Trips from Nagano
 1  Yamanouchi
Home of hot spring bathing monkeys.
User rating: 87/100 (75 votes)
Visited by: 171 users
 2  Matsumoto
City famous for its beautiful original castle.
User rating: 81/100 (411 votes)
Visited by: 874 users
 3  Obuse
Pleasant town famous for chestnuts and Hokusai.
User rating: 85/100 (16 votes)
Visited by: 41 users
 4  Nozawa Onsen
Old fashioned hot spring and ski resort.
User rating: 79/100 (24 votes)
Visited by: 159 users
 5  Karuizawa
Upmarket mountain resort town.
User rating: 76/100 (237 votes)
Visited by: 638 users
 6  Bessho Onsen
Small hot spring town with beautiful temples.
User rating: 74/100 (14 votes)
Visited by: 50 users

Any Questions? Ask them in our question forum.

Access and Orientation
Access and Orientation
How to get to and around Nagano.

About transportation in Japan

Advertisement

Hotels and Ryokan

User Ratings
Ratings for Nagano:
japan-guide.com Rating:
  outstanding  
User Rating (by 495 users):
75/100
  recommended

Best rated destinations (out of 160):
113.  Miyazaki   76/100
114.  Iwami Ginzan   76/100
115.  Karuizawa   76/100
116.  Aomori   76/100
117.  Iga Ueno   75/100
118.  Nagano   75/100
119.  Huis Ten Bosch   75/100
120.  Okayama   75/100
121.  Minakami   75/100
122.  Inuyama   74/100
Most visited destinations (out of 175):
16.  Sapporo   1836
17.  Narita   1520
18.  Nagasaki   1486
19.  Okinawa Island   1451
20.  Kanazawa   1248
21.  Nagano   1213
22.  Sendai   1162
23.  Takayama   1096
24.  Uji   1027
25.  Beppu   1007

User Feedback
We strive to keep japan-guide.com up-to-date and accurate, and are always looking for ways to improve the user experience. If you have any updates, suggestions, corrections or opinions, please let us know:

Japanese Links
Nagano City
Official website.

Online Reservations
Hotel
 
Car
 
Flight
 
Bus

(check-in)

Related Pages
Travel
Sightseeing
Chubu Region
Nagano Prefecture

Zenkoji Temple
Nagano Olympics
Shinano Art Museum
Togakushi Shrine
Togakure Ninpo Museum
Kids Ninja Village

Nagano: Access and Orientation

Related Questions
Travel ideas near Nagano with JR rail...
 1 reaction, last updated 164 days ago
Takayama to Nagano by bus
 1 reaction, last updated 186 days ago
Nagano
 4 reactions, last updated 227 days ago
Zenkoji Temple in Nagano
 1 reaction, last updated 308 days ago
Alpico bus tickets at Nagano station?
 6 reactions, last updated 316 days ago
Cheap way to travel from Kyoto to Nagano
 4 reactions, last updated 375 days ago
Zenkoji in Nagano
 1 reaction, last updated 396 days ago
Rural areas around Nagano
 1 reaction, last updated 424 days ago
2 nights in Nagano sufficient?
 2 reactions, last updated 424 days ago
Bus from Nagano to Ogizawa
 2 reactions, last updated 426 days ago
Travel options Tokyo to Nagano
 5 reactions, last updated 528 days ago
Day trip from Nagano
 1 reaction, last updated 631 days ago
Nagano at 5am
 3 reactions, last updated 655 days ago
How to get from Nagano to Mt.Fuji Area
 3 reactions, last updated 880 days ago
Highway Bus from Tokyo to Nagano
 2 reactions, last updated 1175 days ago
Is Nagano worth more than a day trip
 2 reactions, last updated 1196 days ago
Bus Matsumoto to Takayama
 2 reactions, last updated 1394 days ago
Japanese specialty foods at nagano
 5 reactions, last updated 1425 days ago
What is the zip code for Toyohashi city
 1 reaction, last updated 1502 days ago
Nagano
 3 reactions, last updated 1774 days ago

Travel
Living
Japan A-Z
Community
Sightseeing
Accommodation
Transportation
Shopping
Essentials
Regions
Prefectures
Cities
Working
Studying
Living Cost
Apartments
Arts and Crafts
Entertainment
History
Religion
Etiquette
Food
Language
Tradition
Question Forum
Classifieds
Trip Reports
Member Area
Sightseeing Guide
Hokkaido
Sapporo
Otaru
Hakodate
Noboribetsu
Niseko
Furano
Daisetsuzan
Shiretoko
more...
Tohoku
Sendai
Matsushima
Hiraizumi
Hachimantai
Hirosaki
Lake Towada
Dewa Sanzan
Aizu
more...
Kanto
Tokyo
Yokohama
Kamakura
Hakone
Nikko
Kawagoe
Kusatsu
Narita
more...
Chubu
Nagoya
Mount Fuji
Izu Peninsula
Matsumoto
Kiso Valley
Takayama
Shirakawa-go
Kanazawa
more...
Kansai
Kyoto
Osaka
Nara
Kobe
Himeji
Mount Koya
Kumano
Ise Shima
more...
Chugoku
Hiroshima
Miyajima
Okayama
Kurashiki
Tottori
Matsue
Iwakuni
Hagi
more...
Shikoku
Takamatsu
Kotohira
Naoshima
Matsuyama
Kochi
Tokushima
Naruto
Iya Valley
more...
Kyushu
Fukuoka
Nagasaki
Kumamoto
Mount Aso
Beppu
Kagoshima
Kirishima
Yakushima
more...
Okinawa
Honto
Kume
Miyako
Yaeyama
Copyright © 1996-2014 japan-guide.com All rights reserved - Last Page Update: September 15, 2012
home - site map - privacy policy - terms of use - contact - employment - 広告について - advertising