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Matsumoto Frog Festival

Matsumoto Frog Festival

Bridget Ye

Matsumoto's Frog Festival only happens two days every year. Make sure to catch it while it's here!

Nawate Street Jun 22nd - Jun 23rd 10 Free
Nagaoka Festival

Nagaoka Festival

Rey Waters

Nagaoka Festival and Fireworks a tradition since 1946 to commemorate victims of war and earthquakes.

Shinano Riverside Aug 1st - Aug 3rd 1 Free

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Where to eat in Nagano

Gen Macrobiotic, Matsumoto

Gen Macrobiotic, Matsumoto

JJ Walsh

Gen macrobiotic restaurant and cafe near the city art museum, friendly staff, English menu and wonderful food made without meat,..

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Places to stay in Nagano

Phoenix Hotel, Hakuba

Phoenix Hotel, Hakuba

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With its sophisticated appearance and comfortable, friendly atmosphere, Phoenix Hotel is an ideal base for getting down to some..

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About Nagano

Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
Region Chubu
Island Honshu
Capital Nagano
Population 2,152,449
Area 13,561.56 sq. km

The mountainous prefecture of Nagano Prefecture (長野県, Nagano-ken) is the perfect summer resort to avoid the heat, with the town of Karuizawa being one of the most popular summer getaway spots in Japan.

Take advantage of the relatively cool weather to explore the famous Matsumoto Castle, one of Japan's oldest shrines in Suwa Taisha, and Zenko-ji, a major pilgrimage site. Nagano's many tall mountains serve as challenging but beautiful hiking trails, especially those of Kamikochi.

That being said, Nagano is also a great destination in the winter, and it was the host of the 1998 Winter Olympics. The prefecture's mountains are some of the largest ski resorts in Japan, most notably Shika Kogen and Mount Hakuba. After being out in the cold, seek warmth in one of Nagano's many famous hot springs.

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