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Reviewed on 11 Dec. 2019
Nagano City is a welcoming neighbourhood with many tasty options for restaurants and bars. Part of the neighbourhood's charm is its friendly people. Many visitors come to bask in its beautiful outdoor settings, namely the mountains, hot springs, and volcano. Start by booking your hotel in Nagano City, and then enjoy the sights in the greater Hoshina area.
The monuments and historic sites offer insight into the area's history, while the museums add a sense of refinement. The local culture at Kitano Cultural Center, Japanese Traditional Paper Museum, and Mizuno Museum might be just what you're looking for. Saiko-ji Temple, Saisho-in Temple, and Junen-ji Temple are a few landmarks that can't be missed. Shiroyama Zoo, Chausuyama Dinosaur Park, and Chausuyama Zoo will provide enjoyment for the whole family.
Popular activities in the area include shopping, skiing, and sledding. Head up the mountain to Iizuna Kogen Ski Area, Togakushi Ski Area, or Hijiri Kogen Ski Area. Hachiman-para Historic Park, Shinshu Anzu no Sato Aguri Park, and Garyu Park are some scenic spots that are popular with the locals. Daizahoshi Pond, Matsushiro Underground Imperial Headquarters, and Kagami-ike Pond are beautiful places to appreciate nature. If you're looking for something else to do, head to Nagano Olympic Stadium, Aqua Wing Arena, and M-Wave Olympic Memorial Arena.
Don't miss some of the area's most popular attractions, such as Zenko-ji Temple, Nagano Prefectural Shinano Art Museum, and Nagano Prefectural Museum of History. Saiho-ji Temple, Nio-mon Gate, and Ojo-ji Temple will also leave an impression.
Ready to get out and explore the city? Nagano Station is the closest metro station.
Tokyo (HND-Haneda) is the closest major airport, 190 km (118 miles) from Nagano City. Tokyo (NRT-Narita Intl.) is the next closest airport, 222.2 km (138.1 miles) away.