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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 (152 votes)
Visited by: 358 users
 2  Kiso Valley
Valley with nicely preserved post towns.
User rating: 89/100 (174 votes)
Visited by: 351 users
 3  Yamanouchi
Home of hot spring bathing monkeys.
User rating: 87/100 (81 votes)
Visited by: 191 users
 4  Matsumoto
City famous for its beautiful original castle.
User rating: 80/100 (439 votes)
Visited by: 945 users
 5  Hakuba
One of Japan's best ski resorts.
User rating: 80/100 (179 votes)
Visited by: 530 users
 6  Nagano
Former olympic city famous for its temple.
User rating: 75/100 (536 votes)
Visited by: 1325 users
 7  Shirahone Onsen
Small hot spring town known for its milky waters.
User rating: insufficient data
Visited by: 14 users
 8  Obuse
Pleasant town famous for chestnuts and Hokusai.
User rating: 84/100 (17 votes)
Visited by: 50 users
 9  Norikura
Mountain and highland in the Northern Japan Alps.
User rating: 80/100 (14 votes)
Visited by: 67 users
 10  Nozawa Onsen
Old fashioned hot spring and ski resort.
User rating: 79/100 (26 votes)
Visited by: 170 users
 11  Karuizawa
Upmarket mountain resort town.
User rating: 76/100 (249 votes)
Visited by: 686 users
 12  Bessho Onsen
Small hot spring town with beautiful temples.
User rating: 71/100 (18 votes)
Visited by: 55 users
 13  Takato Castle Park
Castle ruins covered by cherry trees.
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Visited by: 7 users
 14  Togura Kamiyamada
Foreigner-friendly onsen town with historic fortress.
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Visited by: 6 users
 

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Nagano Prefecture
Official website of the Nagano Prefecture Tourism Association.

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