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  • Nagano City Tourist Information Center
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    4.0
    43 Reviews
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    Nagano Pref. Naganoshi Kurita Kitagawara 1038-4JR Nagano Station East-West free passage
    This tourist information center is located inside JR Nagano Station right next to the ticket gates. The center is filled with pamphlets on Nagano City and the surrounding cities, towns, and villages, many of which are offered in multiple languages. A staff member is always on duty during business hours who can provide basic tourism information and assistance with round trip planning. The center is also equipped with a money-changing machine that can convert foreign currencies into yen.

    As first time visitors we needed information on the city. We received everything we needed, got good explanation and even received a few free postcards!

  • Matsushiro Tourist Information Center
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    3.5
    9 Reviews
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    Nagano Pref. Naganoshi Matsushiromachi Matsushiro 4-1 Sanada Treasure Hall north neighbor
    A tourist information center located just to the north of the Sanada Treasures Museum in Matsushiro-machi Matsushiro, Nagano City. Surprisingly open and airy on the inside despite its modest-looking exterior, center staff can provide you with tourism information primarily concerning Nagano City’s Matsushiro-machi neighborhood; you can also find free tourism pamphlets on Nagano City and the surrounding area.

    松代城に行く道を聞きました。いつも各地の観光案内所では、徒歩用のMAPをで頂きますが今回は見学の起点となるお城のみ聞いて、MAP類は何も頂きませんでした。松代町そのものは小さいし、ところどころ案内板が立っていますので歩き易いと思います。関係有りませんが隣の物産館でのソフトクリーム、これが美味しいです。

  • Yukimura Yume Kobo
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    12 Reviews
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    Nagano Pref. Uedashi Sanadamachiosa 6090-1
    This is a tourist facility in Sanada Town, Ueda City, Nagano Prefecture, a village famous as the birthplace of samurai Yukimura Sanada and two other generation leaders of the Sanada clan. They provide an introduction to the areas and tourist spots connected to the Sanada clan and electric-powered bicycles free of charge. They also sell souvenirs and special goods. One can also book traditional food-making experience courses including handmade soba noodles, oyaki, bread, and miso. There is a joint established agricultural produce direct sales shop that sells vegetables and mountain plants.

    真田幸村ゆかりの真田町の道の駅です。 真田町の観光拠点で観光案内所や、農産物の直売所があったりしています。 新しい施設という事もありトイレもきれいでした。 電動アシスト付きの自転車の貸出しもあるそうです。

  • Kamikochi Visitor Center
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    4.0
    73 Reviews
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    Nagano Pref. Matsumotoshi Adumi Kamikouchi 4468
    Located at the entrance to Konashidaira in Azumi-kamikochi, Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture, the visitor center provides information on the animals and wilderness of Kamikochi. The facility teaches about local wildlife through videos, displays, and lectures; you can also find all the information needed to trek or walk through the area, such as which flowers are in season, local plants and animals, weather forecasts, and safety tips. The facility is only open from late April to November 15 when the Kamikochi area is open to visitors.

    There is no doubt that the all-wood building with high ceilings is attractive, providing a pleasant experience for visitors. As my fellow reviewers have noted, there is a display of images with...

  • Karuizawa Kanko Kaikan
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    3.5
    9 Reviews
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    Nagano Pref. Kitasakugunkaruizawamachi Karuizawa 739-2
    A tourist information center housed in an old-fashioned wood building located in Karuizawa Town, Kitasaku County, Nagano Prefecture. An information desk and displays presenting famous Karuizawa destinations and sightseeing spots can be found on the first floor; feel free to use the center as the starting point for your explorations of the area. There is also a rest area and free Wi-Fi. Karuizawa local specialty products are presented on the second floor. The center’s pay toilets have changing rooms and diaper changing stations (toilets free for people with disabilities).

    旧軽銀座を歩いていると、少しレトロな洋風建築の建物がありました。中は観光案内所になっていて、観光のマップなどがありました。2階は軽井沢鉄道ミニ博物館でした。建物の横にまわると、有料のトイレがありました。

  • Kamikochi Information Center (Visitor center)
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    Nagano Pref. Matsumotoshi Adumi Kamikouchi
    A tourist information center next to the Kamikochi Bus Terminal. Inside you’ll find a restaurant, a shop, luggage storage and more. The restaurant has both Western and Japanese dishes, all made with Shinshu in-season ingredients. The Kamikochi set meal and the set meal with Shinshu’s famous sanzoku-yaki are popular. At the shop, you’ll find a wide selection, from standard souvenirs to Kamikochi-limited goods, as well as local sakes. Popular sweets include “kappa yaki”—an original sweet that was featured on television. Open hours depend on the season, but they usually open from early morning.
  • Shiga Kogen General Hall 98
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    Nagano Pref. Shimotakaigunyamanouchimachi Hirao 7148
    This general facility is located in Hasuike, Shiga Kogen. It opened in 1998, the year of the Nagano Olympics, and consists of the “Olympics/Paralympics Memorial Hall,” “Nagano Prefecture Shiga Kogen Nature Conservation Center,” “Shiga Kogen General Information Facility,” and “98 Hall.” There’s also the “Sunshine Trail,” a walking path that takes you along the shoreline of Biwa Pond, a lake in Shiga Highlands and the second-biggest.
  • Suzaka City Kura-no-machi Kankou Koryu Center
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
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    Nagano Pref. Suzakashi Suzaka 352-2
    This international exchange center in Kura no Machi, Suzaka City was built in the mid-Meiji period and is a Heritage of Industrial Modernization site once used to store cocoons. It is often used as the starting point for excursions in Kura no Machi and offers both rental bicycles and souvenirs, making it a very convenient spot. Of course, it also offers tourism information. It’s about an eight-minute walk from Suzaka Station on the Nagano Line.

    蔵の町須坂の観光の中心の通りにあります。土産物を売っていたり、休憩するスペースもあります。脇に観光用の無料の駐車場も5台分あります。

  • Nagano Prefecture Kirigamine Nature Conservation Center
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    4.5
    18 Reviews
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    Nagano Pref. Suwashi Shiga Kirigamine 7718-9
    The “Kirigamine Nature Conservation Center” helps educate visitors about the precious natural landscape of the Kirigamine Highland. The exhibitions explain the flora and fauna, terrain, climate, and history in an easy-to-understand manner, and the staff periodically offer explanations as well. On weekends and holidays, they offer guided walks for up to 10 people to offer visitors a chance to see and feel the appeal of the landscape directly. It’s about 40 minutes from the Suwa Interchange on the Chuo Expressway, or via bus from the JR Kami-Suwa Station and then a five-minute walk from the Kirigamine Interchange.

    車山の肩と言われる所の駐車場から登山スタート。バイオトイレや土産屋もあります。まずは既に視界に捉えている車山のピークを踏みます。360度の展望が素晴らしいです。少し下って分岐を左に折れ高原散歩を楽しみ、ピークを二つほど超え標高をいくらか下げ湿原へ。水はけがよくなくトレイルは所どころにぬかるみがありました。きつい登りや下りはなく手軽に2,000Mに迫る高原散歩が楽しめます。ガレ場の練習にもちょうどい...

  • Ogisawa Visitor Information Center
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    4.0
    21 Reviews
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    Nagano Pref. Omachishi Taira 2117
    An information center located close to Ogizawa Station on the Kanden Tunnel Trolley Bus in Taira, Omachi City. The center provides information on lodging and sightseeing destinations in the area such as the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route Hida Mountains (Northern Alps) sightseeing route.

    大町からのルートの入り口に、あたります。トロリーバスの座席は先着順です。お土産は何箇所で販売されています。全体的にきれいで使いやすかったです。

  • Madarao Kogen Yama no Ie
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    5 Reviews
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    Nagano Pref. Iyamashi Madaraokougen 11492-70
    A comprehensive information facility standing on Prefectural Route 97 in the Madaraokogen in Iiyama City. Also serving as the Madarao Resort Tourist Association Office, the facility has an information corner and reading corner. The facility is free to enter and open year round, serving as a service base for tourists visiting the Madarao Highland resort area.

    開放感があるウッド調な建物です。 1階にソファーがあって近辺の情報をみながら休憩できそうです。 斑尾観光する前に立ち寄って情報入手できました。

  • Shinetsu Shizenkyo Activity Center
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    Nagano Pref. Iyamashi Iyama 772-6 Iiyama station 1F
    This information center at Iiyama Station provides guidance on outdoor activities including skiing and snowboarding in winter, cycling, mountain climbing, rafting, and more. They also arrange tours and activities and offer services such as outdoor gear rental.
  • Yudanaka Station Guide Center
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    Nagano Pref. Shimotakaigunyamanouchimachi Hirao 3227-2
    This tourist information center is in Yudanaka Station's waiting room. The station is in Hirao, Yamanouchi Town, Shimotakai County. They distribute maps and pamphlets of the Yamanouchi area that are useful when walking around town. They also lend out e-bikes for free. Don't miss the free footbaths near the station.
  • Shinshu Matsukawa Fruit Tourism Association Information Center
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    Nagano Pref. Shimoinagunmatsukawamachi Ojima 2065-1
    A tourist information center located inside Koryu Center Mirai along Prefectural Route 59 in Ojima, Matsukawa Town, Shimoina County. The center can provide you with information on fruit picking in area orchards. The center issues information on picking seasonal fruits such as apples, blueberries, cherries, Japanese pears, and grapes.
  • Takagi Village Community Center
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    Nagano Pref. Shimoinaguntakagimura Ajima 1440-1
    This tourist information center is on Prefectural Route 251 in Takagi Village, Shimoina County. The village is known for its abundance of fruit, and strawberries in particular. The tourist information and local exchange facility organizes fruit picking and other agricultural activities for visitors. Fruit picking is available whatever the season, including for cherries and apples. You can pick your own strawberries between January and May.
  • "Shinshu-Takayama Anti-aging no Sato ""Spa & Wine Center"" (Spine)"
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    Nagano Pref. Kamitakaiguntakayamamura Okuyamada 3579-1
    This tourist facility is on Prefectural Route 66 in Okuyamada, Takayama Village, Kamitakai County. It has a sales corner for local products, a footbath, a tea room that serves light fare, an event plaza, an exhibition space, and more. The second floor has a Japanese-style room that you can use for a rest after a visit to Oyu, the adjacent hot spring facility. A tourist office provides area information as well as help with accommodation, making it a great starting point for exploring Takayama Village.
  • Obasute Tourism Hall
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    Nagano Pref. Chikumashi Yawata Discard 4993-1
    A tourism facility located in Chikuma City, Nagano Prefecture which was recently remodeled in April 2018. The facility is used to exhibit pieces by artists connected to the area and to hold regular events. With the facility's remodeling, window side seats were added from which visitors can enjoy a sweeping view of the Zenkoji Plain. The facility also has a restaurant popularly used by visiting tourists.
  • Hirugami Hot Springs Guide Center
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    7 Reviews
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    Nagano Pref. Shimoinagunachimura Chisato 20-2
    A tourist information center located in Achi Village, Shimoina County, Nagano Prefecture. The center provides sightseeing information and handles questions on Achi Village, Hirugami Onsen, and yearly events. The center has pamphlets on various sightseeing facilities and the staff guide you to tourism destinations as well as make reservations for you. You can also purchase hot spring goods and hand prints here.

    実質的にバスターミナル的な役割を果たし、名前の通り観光案内もしてくれますし、資料も豊富です。バスの待合室も兼ねているので、快適にバスを待つことができる。

  • Nagano Prefecture Norikura Nature Conservation Center
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    Nagano Prefecture Matsumoto-shi Norikura Kogen Fujinori 4306-5
    This information facility is on Norikura Highland located in Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture. It includes a lecture room and an exhibition room where you can see information related to Norikura's history and natural environment with panels and specimens. In addition, it holds events such as guided walks, and is visited by local residents and tourists. It is open from mid-April until around mid-November.
  • Utsukushigahara Nature Conservation Center
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    Nagano Pref. Matsumotoshi Iriyamabe Mikahara plateau
    Utsukushigahara Nature Center is an information center opened in 1993 in Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture. Visitors can learn about the natural environment and history of Utsukushigahara by seeing panel displays and specimens. Nature observation sessions and other events are held here, drawing large numbers of visitors. The Center is open from late April to early November.

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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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