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Traditional Streets/Houses Spots in Nagano Area

  • Kisohirasawa
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    Nagano Shiojiri-shi Kisohirasawa
    This town, located in the center of Nagano Prefecture, developed on the large curve of the Narai River's flood plain in the south-central part of what is now Shiojiri City crisscrossed by the river and the Nakasendo Road. People have lived in the region since ancient times, but it began being maintained as a part of the Nakasendo Road by the Tokugawa shogunate government in 1602. The many highly distinctive buildings in the area speak of its history as a center for lacquer work. The town's main street is occupied by many store buildings and is connected directly to the Kinsai-cho neighborhood where artisans gathered, resulting in a townscape deeply colored by a history as a location where the entire lacquer work process, from production to sale, was conducted.
  • Obuse's Open Gardens
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    Nagano Kamitakai-gun Obusemachi Obuse 1491-2
    Obuse's open gardens were started in 2000 with the aim of using flowers to promote community and to promote the image of Obuse as a town of flowers to area visitors. The open gardens are entirely voluntary, created on the initiative and good will of each garden's owner. Many of the gardens allow people to freely enter them; note that the gardens are situated on the land of private homes, so please take care be mindful of your manners and have fun interacting with others through flowers!
  • aonishuraku ozenoninokan
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    Nagano Pref. Kitadumigunhakubamura Hokujou 17641
  • Suzaka
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    Nagano Suzaka-shi Suzaka
  • Ashita Shuku
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    Nagano Kitasaku-gun Tateshinamachi Ashida
  • Fukushima Shuku
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    Nagano Kiso-gun Kisomachi Fukushima
  • Midokakigaiyado
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    Nagano Prefecture Ina Takato Fujisawa Mido Kaki-gai

Nagano Areas


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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