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Nagano Prefecture

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Nagano is a mountainous, landlocked prefecture in the center of Honshu, belonging to the Chubu Region. Nagano was the site of the Olympic Winter Games 1998. Prefectural capital is Nagano City.

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Attractions
 1  Kamikochi
Popular mountain resort in the Japanese Alps.
User rating: 91/100 (139 votes)
Visited by: 318 users
 2  Kiso Valley
Valley with nicely preserved post towns.
User rating: 88/100 (162 votes)
Visited by: 317 users
 3  Yamanouchi
Home of hot spring bathing monkeys.
User rating: 87/100 (70 votes)
Visited by: 165 users
 4  Matsumoto
City famous for its beautiful original castle.
User rating: 80/100 (404 votes)
Visited by: 856 users
 5  Hakuba
One of Japan's best ski resorts.
User rating: 80/100 (162 votes)
Visited by: 472 users
 6  Nagano
Former olympic city famous for its temple.
User rating: 75/100 (483 votes)
Visited by: 1174 users
 7  Shirahone Onsen
Small hot spring town known for its milky waters.
User rating: insufficient data
Visited by: 13 users
 8  Obuse
Pleasant town famous for chestnuts and Hokusai.
User rating: 86/100 (14 votes)
Visited by: 37 users
 9  Nozawa Onsen
Old fashioned hot spring and ski resort.
User rating: 79/100 (21 votes)
Visited by: 152 users
 10  Norikura
Mountain and highland in the Northern Japan Alps.
User rating: 78/100 (9 votes)
Visited by: 45 users
 11  Karuizawa
Upmarket mountain resort town.
User rating: 75/100 (234 votes)
Visited by: 619 users
 12  Bessho Onsen
Small hot spring town with beautiful temples.
User rating: 74/100 (14 votes)
Visited by: 48 users

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Nagano Prefecture
Official website of the Nagano Prefecture Tourism Association.

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