Experience / Training / Vehicle Spots in Nagano Area

  • Kita Yatsugatake Ropeway
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    4.0
    249 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nagano Pref. Chinoshi Kitayama 4035-2541
    This large ropeway, able to carry 100 people, is located at the northern tip of the Yatsugatake mountain range and connects Mt. Kita Yokodake and Mt. Shimagare. It takes about seven minutes to reach Yokodake-Tsuboniwa summit station with an altitude of 2237 meters from the station at the base of the mountain with an altitude of 1771 meters. The magnificent view of the mountains seen from the gondola window is spectacular, and is especially popular among mountaineers.

    My daughter enjoyed this a lot! It was a great hike for us. It’s worth a trip! The rope way runs like every 20 minutes. We came early so less people and not so crowded. This is good for a family...

  • Ogizawa Station
    Travel / Tourism
    Nagano Pref. Omachishi Taira 2117
    A station on the Kanden Tunnel Trolleybus line run by Kansai Electric Power Company, it serves as the entrance to the Nagano Prefecture-side of the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route. Inside the three-story station building, there is a ticket office on the first floor, a restaurant on the second, and the platform and observation deck on the third. In 2019, it will cease being a station with the pending elimination of the trolleybus.
  • Nagato Farm
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    4.0
    109 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nagano Pref. Chisagatagunnagawamachi Daimon 3539-2
    A farm located in Nagawa Town, Chiisagata County, Nagano Prefecture. Nagato Farm raises some 200 heads of milk cows on spacious grounds equal in size to 45 Tokyo Domes. Visitors can meet and play with cows, goats, and always-popular alpacas, or just spend a relaxing time on the farm’s invigorating pastureland offering majestic views. The farm’s restaurant serves firewood oven-baked Neapolitan pizza and dishes made with Nagato’s own special dairy products. The farm’s rich soft ice cream makes a popular snack. Visitors can also try their hand at horseback riding or making various dairy products.

    Although the animals are kept somewhere safe and warm for winter, the indoor restaurant with a fiery pizza oven and stunning views over the mountains is well-worth the visit. Definitely try the...

  • Daio Wasabi Farm
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagano Pref. Aduminoshi Hotaka 3640
    This vast wasabi farm in Azumino spans a space equal to 11 Tokyo Domes. Entry is free and the farm is open every day year-round. In addition to wasabi fields and a processing plant, visitors can enjoy the tranquil waterside scenery, including a water mill used in a Kurosawa’s film. The farm’s shop sells unique products found nowhere else such as wasabi soft serve ice cream and wasabi-don rice bowls. If traveling by train, a 10-minute taxi ride from Hotaka Station on the JR Oito Line.
  • Takizawa Ranch
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    3.5
    45 Reviews
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    Nagano Pref. Minamisakugunminamimakimura Nobeyama 23-1
    Takizawa Ranch lets visitors experience milking cows, horseback riding, planting vegetables, harvesting, and more. There’s a camp site and lodgings on the second floor above a horse barn for a fun experience. Every year is the “Takizawa Ranch Festival,” which includes concerts, bingo, a free market, and more. It’s about 35 minutes from the Sutama Interchange on the Chuo Expressway or 30 minutes from the Kobuchisawa Interchange.

    八ヶ岳がきれいに見えるのどかな牧場で、牛、羊、にわとり、馬がいました。乗馬ができるようです。ソフトクリームはおいしかったです。

  • Tenryu Line Kudari
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    4.0
    54 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nagano Pref. Idashi Tatsue 7115-1
    This pleasure boat allows you to enjoy an approximately ten kilometer boat trip from Tenryu-kyo Valley to Karakasa. Boatmen teach the techniques of casting nets and give guide information inside the boat. In addition, you can fully take in the different scenery of the four seasons with new greenery and hill cherry blossoms in the spring, goldband lilies in the summer, changing leaves in the autumn, and snowy landscapes in the winter. The trip lasts for approximately 50 minutes.

    I decided to go on the boat tour because I was on my way from Takayama to Mount Fuji / lake Kawaguchiko. I was hoping for some autumn colours and pretty scenery but I was slightly too early for the...

  • SORA terrace
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
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    Nagano Pref. Shimotakaigunyamanouchimachi Yomase 11700
    Located in Yamanouchi Town, Shimotakai County, Nagano Prefecture, the world's largest aerial tram with a capacity of 166 passengers will bring you to this terrace. The scenery from an altitude of 1,770 meters is amazing, and when the weather is right, a sea of clouds spreads below, like a scene from a fairy tale. The fresh green of spring and splendid autumn leaves are visible according to the season with the panoramic view.

    Sometime in 2018, there was an episode in NHKs Japan Hour which had 2 TV hosts showing how they waited for the sea of clouds to come in at Sora Terrace. My family was totally awed by the amazing...

  • Alps Azumino National Government Park (Omachi & Matsukawa Region)
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    4.5
    35 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nagano Pref. Omachishi Tokiwa 7791-4
    A park located in Tokiwa, Omachi City. Here you can enjoy the great outdoors. The park is divided into several zones, such as a central zone, conservation zone, forest recreation zone, mountain stream zone, and nature activity zone. The park also has a barbecue area with everything you need available on-site (reservation required) and a mountain biking park.

    入園口に向かう道。歩道に猿・猿・猿・・・。2匹づつ毛繕いしながら、猿・猿・猿・・・。こんな光景は滅多に見られないので、車を止めて写真を撮りたかったが、睨まれたのでヤメました。園内はとても広いので、無料の園内列車に乗って奥まで行き、歩いて戻る作戦にしました。所々に見所があり、空中回廊など楽しく散策することが出来ました。猿と遭遇しないか?少々ビビりながら・・・(笑)。 駐車無料、入園450円(2日券は...

  • Anzu no Sato Agri Park
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    4.0
    25 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nagano Pref. Chikumashi Yashiro 515-1
    This tourist farm is located in Chikuma City, Nagano Prefecture. You can enjoy all-you-can-eat strawberry picking from December to June and mikan orange picking from October without a time limit. In the food park, you can eat ramen, udon noodles and sweets, as well as freshly-baked bread from the popular Ichigo Bakery. In addition, with an available children's room, the park attracts many families mainly on weekends.

    森将軍塚古墳の向かいにある施設です。いちご狩りなどの果物狩りが楽しめます。焼きたてパンや地元のあんずので作られたお土産も買えます。

  • Shinshu Fruits Land (Shinshu Nakano Inter Branch)
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    3.5
    20 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagano Pref. Nakanoshi Kusama Yasudaji temple border 1356-1
    An orchard standing along Prefectural Route 29 in Kusama, Nakano City. From June to around November, visitors can enjoy picking cherries, peaches, grapes, and apples (when in season). The orchard also has a restaurant which can accommodate groups and which serves chestnut okowa rice, Shinshu beef sukiyaki meals, and other dishes. In the orchard's fast food area, meanwhile, you can eat curry and noodle dishes. The orchard's shop sells farm-fresh produce and an abundant variety of Shinshu souvenirs.

    This is a good place to stop for fruit, lunch or souvenirs. The fruit is delicious and there are many samples of the cakes too.

  • Takayama Family Bokujo
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nagano Chiisagata-gun Nagawa Machi Daimon 3582
    This tourism farm is located 30 to 60 minutes from various interchanges on the Chuo Expressway, Nagano Expressway, and Joshin-Etsu Expressway in Chiisagata County, Nagano Prefecture. The farm offers activities such as cow milking, catching fish with your bare hands, horseback riding and other animal activities, and sausage and butter making. Visitors can also try driving a tractor or riding a four wheeler. The farm also offers plans and schedules combining a variety of activities. During lunchtime, visitors can enjoy barbecue made with Shinshu beef and other farm fresh cuisine.

    小学生高学年と再訪。目当ては魚のつかみ取り。一度に一匹だけだが楽しいらしい。川の水が冷たいので長靴がお勧め。他を上手く組み合わせれば1日遊べる。

  • Shimoguri no sato
    Travel / Tourism
    Nagano Pref. Idashi Kamimura Shimoguri
    This is an area on a slope altitude of 800–1,000 meters overlooking the Southern Alps (Akaishi Mountains). The beautiful sight of dotted houses and tea fields means it has been designated as one of Japan’s 100 villages, and because it looks like Austria’s Tirol area it is also occasionally called Japan’s Tirol. The Sky Village Viewpoint is maintained by volunteers and is recommended as it offers a wide view over the village’s scenery.
  • Neverland
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nagano Pref. Shimoinagunnebamura 4918-1
    This complex is in Neba Village, Shimoina County, Nagano Prefecture. It features a restaurant, a local specialty market, a multipurpose hall, and more. The restaurant serves Nagano's famous buckwheat soba noodles, tofu steaks, cutlets, and miso-coated dengaku, all made with tofu produced in their own factory. They have accommodation as well, and many tourists visit.

    たいやきカフェがありました。早速ご賞味。秋のスペシャルは栗入りです。焼きたてのたいやきは熱々、外はかりっと中はもっちりした感じ。やはり焼きたてはおいしいです。色づき始めた庭の木々を眺めながらたい焼きとコーヒーでほっこりひと息つきました。

  • Sanwa Tourist Farm
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    4.5
    12 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nagano Pref. Idashi Kitagata 3442-3
    This tourism farm is where you can enjoy picking fruits and vegetables while seeing the landscape of the Southern Alps. You can pick blueberries and apples, and harvest asparagus. It is also possible to experience cooking fruit that you harvest, such as making fruit jam or baking apple pie.

    6月20日、再開初日にお邪魔しました! 甘いブルーベリーがお待ちかねでした-。30分食べ放題で500円はコロナ価格でしょうか?お得価格で十分にいただきました。ブルーベリーは果汁がつくとなかなか取れないので行くときは服装に気を付けてくださいね。ブルーベリーでお腹一杯なのにリンゴジュースやお土産のブルーベリーのお持たせがありました。ブルーベリージャムが練りこまれたソフトクリームも絶品です。また行きたい...

  • Central Alps Komagatake Ropeway
    Travel / Tourism
    Nagano Pref. Komaganeshi Akaho
    This mountain ropeway in Nagano Prefecture extends from Komagane City to the Central Alps Senjojiki Cirque (the commonly used name for the area directly under Mt. Hoken in the Central Japan Alps). The ropeway is also Japan's highest. One trip takes around seven and a half minutes. From the platform of the ropeway's terminus, Senjojiki Station, visitors can get a sweeping view of the Southern Japan Alps as well as Mt. Fuji.
  • Yamazaki Farm
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    4.5
    5 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagano Kamitakai-gun Obusemachi Obuse 2051
    A farm which grows cherries, huge Kyoho grapes, and chestnuts. Located not far from Obuse Station, visitors can walk here along a lush, greenery-lined road. The farm's cherry picking, offered from mid-June to mid-July, is particularly popular, and each year during this time many people, including those who have come back here again and again, visit the farm to enjoy this fun and tasty activity. The farm also sells its fruits direct, and its fresh-picked fruits are exceptionally juicy and tasty. When in season, visitors can pick six varieties of cherries; gather chestnuts, a distinctly Obuse-style activity; and pick organic, low-pesticide grapes, and the farm is a popular destination for children and adults alike.

    品種は書いてありませんでしたが、木が多く、色々な味のさくらんぼを、食べ比べることができます。30分という時間制限の中でも十分楽しむことができました。

  • Omachi Energy Museum
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    3.0
    13 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagano Omachi-shi Taira 2112-38
    This fun and educational museum uses models and experiment exhibits to reveal the hidden fundamentals behind how energy can be transformed into heat, light, movement, and electricity. Museum exhibits also include a real, now retired water turbine, and visitors can follow the history of the development of hydraulic power as well.

    子ども向けと聞いていたけど、理系を選んだ後の学年以上向けかと思うくらい内容は高度。 ボタンを押したら装置が動く展示が多様にあり、楽しみながら学べます。 難しいことが分からなくても、レトロ な展示を見るだけでも楽しめます。

  • Blueberry Azumino
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    3.0
    12 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagano Azumino Misato Ogura 3876
    A tourist farm which grows blueberries. The farm grows 800 blueberry plants on land as well as 2,000 in pots without the use of agricultural chemicals. The farm offers time unlimited blueberry picking and customers can also gather their harvested blueberries in a provided bag to take home. Blueberry picking is offered from mid-June to mid-October. Note that the exact date the farm opens may vary depending on weather. Visitors can also purchase potter blueberry seedlings here.

    ★一つが最低評価なので1つけますが、 一つも付けたくありません。 黙って聞いているのに、上から目線のルールが 次から次へと。 1.車のエンジンは止めろ。→ エンジンかけたまま にしていたら車が盗難されます。切るに決まってるでしょ。 2.鞄持ち込み禁止...

  • Kurumayama Panorama Lift
    Travel / Tourism
    Nagano Chino-shi Kurumayamakogen
    A four-person lift which travels to the top of Mt. Kurumayama, the highest peak of Mt. Kirigamine, which is itself included in the 100 Famous Japanese Mountains list. Reaching the peak 1,925 meters above sea level requires a 15 minute journey and transferring between two lifts which travel a total vertical distance of 350 meters. Unlike a ropeway or cable car, the lift just has a single safety bar keeping you in place, and thus riders can experience the area's spectacular scenery unobstructed while being caressed by highland winds. From the top of the mountain, visitors can take in the Yatsugatake Mountains, the Japan Alps, the Asama Mountain Range, and distant Mt. Fuji. Be aware that there are no toilets at the summit.
  • Takagi Village Community Center
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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.

    交流センター自体は種々の業務がありますが、やはり喬木と言えばいちごです。いちご狩りの案内所としての位置づけが有名です。 喬木村は皆ん信州の中で早くからイチゴ栽培を手掛けたところです。村内にはビニルハウスが多くあり日照時間も多いことから野菜ハウス村宣言もしています。 ここのイチゴの品種は章姫が主流です。傷みやすい品種ですが味は抜群。他県のブランドイチゴには引けを取りません。

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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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