The city is located in the central part of the country and is characterized by the presence of the highest mountain ranges in Japan (Hotaka, Jari, Kiso and Akaisi), between which flow fast mountain rivers, the largest of which are Hime, Chikuma and Kiso. This unique landscape has made its impact on climatic conditions of the region. In summer it is pretty cool in Nagano, and winters are always cold and snowy. The … Open
Due to the abundance of ancient Buddhist temples, Nagano has remained one of the major religious centers in Japan for many centuries. One of the most famous religious and tourist sites is Zenkoji Temple, which keeps a unique Buddhist relic - a Buddha image created in the 6th century. This Buddhist treasure is publicly displayed once every six years, and for the rest of the time, its copy is installed in the temple … Open
Nagano has been known as a winter sports center since the Olympics. The prefecture is also famous for its variety of natural attractions. Jigokudani Park located at an altitude of 850 meters above sea level is very popular with travelers. The name of this park can be literally translated as "Hell's Valley". It owes its name to the hot springs located on its territory. In some places, they approach so close to the … Open
A great place for a family dinner is Yamabuki Restaurant. Bright and modern, it delights guests with a great variety of modern Japanese dishes. You'll be offered to try wonderful grilled pork and beef, traditional chicken with rice and noodles. The selection of seafood dishes is also huge, from exotic sashimi to rich seafood and noodle soups. Kids will surely appreciate the variety of fruit desserts and wonderful … Open
A cultural program should definitely include a visit to Sanada Treasure Museum. The museum exposition is based on personal belongings of representatives of the noble clan of Sanada. Here you can see rich antique armor and unique weapons, as well as jewelry made of precious metals. In total, the museum collection numbers more than 50,000 exhibits, one way or another related to the famous clan. A beautiful … Open
Many of Nagano's attractions are ideal for families. Chibikko Ninja Village would be a great place to have fun with kids. This amusement park provides attractions for children of any age. They will find interesting indoor playgrounds, a climbing wall, and gymnastic facilities. The park is notable for the fact that all the buildings and structures presented on its territory are made of natural wood and other … Open
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There are more than thirty museums in the city, the most popular of which are Bridgestone Museum, Tenri Gallery, the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo Underground Museum, Kite Museum, Idemitsu Museum, and Ota Museum. These museums are mostly dedicated to collections of art and historic artefacts. However, in Tokyo there are more unusual museums, for example, the Museum of Spectacles, the Museum of Water Pipes, the Museum of Underground, the Museum of Bags and the Museum of Bicycles.