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Botanical Garden Spots in Nagano Area

  • Chausuyama Dinosaur Park/Natural Botanical Gardens
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    Nagano Nagano-shi Shinonoiokada 2358
    The dinosaur park has 25 stunning, life-sized dinosaurs arranged in order of the age in which they existed. Visitors are free to touch the statues and some even have play equipment integrated into their bodies. The 33 hectare botanical park is one of the largest in the prefecture and close to 200 varieties of plants are grown here.
  • Hakuba Goryu Alpine Plants Botanical Garden
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    Nagano Pref. Kitadumigunhakubamura Kamishiro
    This botanical garden at the Hakuba Goryu Snow Resort Alps-Daira lies at an altitude of 1,515 meters. From June to October there are over 300 varieties of two million alpine plants in beautiful bloom. It is possible to reach the garden by gondola and one can enjoy a meal and trekking too.
  • Floral Garden Obuse
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    33 Reviews
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    Nagano Pref. Kamitakaigunobusemachi Nakamatsu 506-1
    This flower museum is located in Nakamatsu, Obuse Town. Surrounded by five famous peaks, Mt. Karida, and other sights, you’ll find flower gardens with themes based on various seasons. There’s the “Chinese phoenix” garden based on the Hokusai Katsushika depiction of the firebird, the “Tropical Fantasy” greenhouse featuring 200 types of plants, and other exhibitions. There’s also a flower shop that sells gardening goods.

    This is a pleasant garden, but at this time of year is definitely past its best, although there were still plenty of flowers to be seen.

  • Higashi Tateyama Kozan Botanical Gardens
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    Nagano Pref. Shimotakaigunyamanouchimachi Hirao 7149
    You’ll find this summer-only botanical garden on the peak of Mt. Higashidate, which is accessible via gondola from Hoppo Hot Spring or the summer lift from Takaamagahara. You’ll find 500 types of Shiga Kogen alpine plants on the site, part of which was used for the giant slalom course for the Nagano Olympics. The groups of Nikkokisuge plants that bloom in early summer are especially famous. There’s also an observation platform in front of the gondola station at the peak from which you can view the Northern Alps (Hida Mountains) and more.
  • Kurohime Highlands
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    Nagano Pref. Kamiminochigunshinanomachi Nojiri 3807
    Kurohime Highlands Cosmos Garden began 40 years ago with the planting of cosmos plants in the alluvial fan in the skirts of Mt. Kurohime, and it is now adored as a place where you can behold “a million cosmos plants at a glance.” There’s also a dahlia garden and other seasonal blossoms, creating gorgeous scenery year-round. You can try your hand at pressed flower craft and flower basket weaving, and there’s also Strider Enjoy Park and other facilities. Events are regularly held as well, so you’ll definitely want to drop by. It’s about six minutes from Shinano Interchange on the Joshin-Etsu Expressway.
  • Alp Garden
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    Nagano
    A tourism farm primarily dedicated to potted flowers. The farm makes use of huge, 100 meter deep rotating benches to efficiently cultivate flowers. The farm's plastic greenhouses use hot spring heat to recreate a tropical climate and grow rare and unusual plants in conditions close to nature, including pitcher plants and orchids. The farm also sells original varieties of plants like Kalanchoe and cyclamen. In addition, the farm holds tapestry garden activities using succulent plants.
  • Takato Shinwa no Oka Rose Garden
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    Nagano Ina-shi Takatomachi Higashitakatoo 973-1
    A rose garden which grows some 3,000 plants spanning around 270 varieties on 8,851 square meter grounds sprawling on the side of a mountain. The garden is located a 30-minute drive on National Route 361 from the Ina Interchange on the Chuo Expressway. Visitors can view hybrids, floribunda, and other colorful roses, as well as the scenery of the Central Japan Alps from 830 meters above sea level. The teahouse on the grounds offers soft serve ice cream and herbal teas. Each year, the garden holds a rose festival in June when they begin to bloom. Additionally, the garden holds concerts, flamenco performances, and other shows, as well as classes on how to raise roses.
  • Nagata Nature Park
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    Nagano Kamiina-gun Minowamachi Nagata
    A nature park sprawling at the foot of the mountains of the Central Japan Alps. Situated inside a sun-drenched forest, one of the park's biggest draws is the unique natural beauty which can be enjoyed here. Of course visitors can go hiking and take in the great outdoors, but the park has also recently renovated many of its facilities to offer visitors even more fun, including expanding its mallet golf course, building walking paths, and improving its cabins and athletic obstacle course area. The park is filled with facilities which will enable to you and your family to get moving and play to your heart's content. A perfect place for families, the park has wood-walled cabins and tree house lodging like something out of a child's adventure store.
  • Anzu no Sato Sketch Park
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    Nagano Chikuma-shi Mori 1735-1
    An apricot park where rare ancient varieties of apricots have been transported an old Japanese home has been restored to recreate once lost local scenery. The park's grounds encompass a waterway where fireflies can be seen and an old well and Japanese home. Inside the home building, there is a rest area with an old-fashioned irori sunken hearth; paintings and dyed and woven items by local artists are also on display here. The park's gifts and souvenirs, made with local apricots, are also popular.
  • Takeda Memorial International Marionette Museum
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    Nagano Iida-shi Zakoji 2535
    Four theater troupes, including Imada Ningyo Shibai and Kuroda Ningyo, in operation continuously for 300 years, continue to preserve and share the history of puppet theater in the Ina Valley. This museum was built to house the puppets donated by Sennosuke Takeda which he had collected from across Japan, as well as to memorialize his achievements. The museum is one of many fun and interesting facilities visitors can check out in the area.
  • English Rose Garden
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    Nagano Kitasaku-gun Karuizawamachi
    A rose garden located inside the Karuizawa Taliesin resort complex in Nagakura, Karuizawa Town, Kitasaku County, Nagano Prefecture. The garden cultivates some 2,000 English rose plants spanning 1,800 cultivars. English roses are a type of colorful, summer-blooming variety created by crossbreeding older cultivars. The garden's roses bloom from late June through late September, and during this time a variety of events are held here as well.
  • Karuizawa-machi Botanical Garden
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    Nagano Kitasaku-gun Karuizawamachi Hotchi 1166
    A botanical garden located inside Kazakoshi Park in Hotchi, Karuizawa Town, Kitasaku County, Nagano Prefecture. The 20,000 square meter grounds of the garden have been planted with some 1,600 varieties of flowering plants, including primula, the official flower of Karuizawa Town, as well as other highland plants growing in Karuizawa. The garden has a walking route along which you can observe the garden's plants and is adjoined by a museum which introduces the plants of Karuizawa.

    軽井沢の高原に自生する植物を中心に集められた植物園です。広い敷地には整備された観察数路が有り湧水や湿地などと共に散策を楽しみました。

  • Kaida Kogen Suisei Botanical Garden
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    Nagano Pref. Kisogunkisomachi Kaidakougensuekawa
  • Yume Harvest Nojo
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    Nagano Komoro-shi
  • Gosensuishizenen
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    Nagano Pref. Kitasakuguntateshinamachi Ashitahatsukano 709
  • Ropueihotupoekigondorahotupoeki
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    Nagano Pref. Shimotakaigunyamanouchimachi Hirao 7149
  • Togakushi Moribayashi Shokubutsuen
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    Nagano Nagano-shi Togakushi 3510-35
  • Tadeka Kogen Balacla English garden
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    3.5
    116 Reviews
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    Nagano Pref. Chinoshi Kitayama Kurihira 5047

    Barakura means A Rosey Life in Japanese. A beautiful English style garden where you can walk around and smell the roses and appreciate the good work by the gardeners. It’s also a pleasure to see an...

  • HAMA Flower Park Azumino
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    Nagano Azumino Misato Yutaka 5919
  • Ta no Hara Natural Park
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    Nagano Kiso-gun Otakimura

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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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