Relaxing, laid back, cheap, fantastic scenery, great food, super people, winter sports, trekking, mountains, fantastic fruit, superb and easy transport links.
.. really one of my favorite places
Nagano was a perfect destination after the hustle and bustle of Metro Tokyo. it was a good experience to walk around the quiet town and visit the shrine.
If your looking for nightlife, this won't be the place for you but if you are after nature trips and relaxation this is the place to be. weather was excellent and not to cold as expected.
the hospitality is very good, even the restaurant owner send us to the train station when its raining for free.
If you just want to relax at the hot spring, 2 day should be enough. Off course, you can spend more days enjoying the nature.
take a ride through the small towns towards Tateyama + kurobe dam, the alpine route and roof of japan.
it leaves you an unforgettable memory.
Take the Asama Shinkansen from Tokyo. Then transfer to the local line going Yudanaka to go to the Snow Monkey Park or botanical zoos and parks.
The locals are very friendly and hospitable.
It is nice to visit Nagano in winter to see the snow and the nightlife. A little shopping around the place can be rewarding.
Only stopped in nagano in transit to the mountains. Everyone in train station was very helpful & friendly, everyone in Nozawa onsen where I stayed was incredibly friendly.
Beautiful mountains, incredible snow conditions, wonderful authentic japanese experience!
Nagano is a lovely city, the main activity you can expect there is sport. Skiing there is very suitable.
There're cultural attraction also, many shrines and temples that you can expected. The city is not crowded. The food also nice.
I have not really been in Nagano. Just drove through it on a car, and stayed in small village Yudanaka whole holiday.
However, I heard that the best apples in the world are grown in Nagano.
Very clean; picturesque, the Temple at the end of the main street is grande and well worth seeing. Many other sites accessible from Nagano.
Snowboarding rocks up here. Awesome vibe in the day and night! Spent New Years there and it was epic.
We had a massive snowball fight on the mountain with tons of people
Nagano is a famous place for skiing in winter and also for family who loves traveling and enjoy small city.
People also very nice and food is great
Nakano is a small city 2 hours by shinkansen from Tokyo. This city is famous for skiing in winter. Senkoji temple is also a famous temple in Nakano