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  • Zenkoji Temple
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    Temple
    Nagano Pref. Naganoshi Naganomotoyoshichou 491-b

    拝観料は500円で急な階段を上っていくと長野市が一望できます。中は撮影できませんが仏像などが安置されています。

  • National Treasure Matsumoto Castle
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    Historical Monument
    Nagano Pref. Matsumotoshi Marunouchi 4-1

    It’s off the beaten path but well worth the detour, well, train ride to this castle. It’s perfectly maintained and set in the picturesque town that’s easily walkable.

  • Suwa Taisha (Suwa Grand Shrine) Kamisha Honmiya
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    Shrine
    Nagano Pref. Suwashi Nakasu 1

    Parts of the Suwa Taisha shrine complex date back to the 7th century and possibly earlier. The shrines honour the gods of agriculture, hunting, and fertility. There are many differing legends, myths...

  • Ueda Castle Park
    Castle / Ruins of Castle
    Nagano Pref. Uedashi Ninomaru 6263 - a
  • Togakushi-jinja Shrine
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    Shrine
    Nagano Pref. Naganoshi Togakushi

    The old wooden torii gate here is impressive, and like other spots in Togakushi there are some very nice imposing cryptomeria (Japanese cedar) trees, including a three-trunked holy tree behind the...

Nagano Main Areas

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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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