Nestled at the heart of the Japanese Alps, the city of Nagano
(pop. 385,000) is famous around the world for hosting the 1998
Winter Olympics. The surrounding country of the Nagano prefecture
is renowned for apples, hot springs, hiking and skiing. Nagano is
a good base to sample all of them. Life in Nagano revolves around
one temple, the Zenko-ji, bringing all by itself millions of visitors
from all over Japan. The temple's treasure house is one of Japan's
top attractions outside the Greater Tokyo region.
Information on our hotel in Nagano and possible
things to do is here.
Snow monkies (Japanese Macaque)
Around the train station
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