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Nagano

What is Nagano?

Nagano prefecture is an exciting mix of mountains, hot spring monkeys, and preserved Edo history. At the heart of the Japanese Alps, Nagano is one of the country’s most popular destinations, whether in winter for its snow sports and the much-loved Jigokudani Monkey Park or in the warmer months for discovering the undulating hills on foot. For fantastic Edo architecture, head to the Kiso Valley for a 60-kilometer stretch of quaint wooden buildings that marked the Nakasendo route 200 years ago.

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Climate

What to Wear

Jan
Warm Cloth
Warm Cloth
Feb
Warm Cloth
Warm Cloth
Mar
Warm Cloth
Warm Cloth
Apr
Jacket
Jacket
May
Long
Long
Jun
Long
Long
Jul
Short
Short
Aug
Short
Short
Sep
Long
Long
Oct
Jacket
Jacket
Nov
Jacket
Jacket
Dec
Warm Cloth
Warm Cloth
Based on the Meteorological Agency "past weather data", created NAVITIME

Getting Around

Nagano city, the prefectural capital of Nagano, is not only easy to access from Tokyo, but also well connected to some of the less-accessible parts of Nagano, making it a good place to start your journey. The Hokuriku Shinkansen takes around 1.5 hours from Tokyo Station to Nagano Station, while trips into the mountains are often best taken on direct buses from Tokyo.

Getting Around Nagano City
2017-11-16
Getting Around Nagano City

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