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Nagano Prefecture is adjacent to eight other prefectures, making it easily accessible from each city. It has been ranked number one in the prefecture rankings for people wanting to move to for 15 consecutive years. As a mountainous prefecture surrounded by high mountains, you can enjoy not only wint...

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Recommended sightseeing spots in Nagano

Nagano Prefecture is adjacent to eight other prefectures, making it easily accessible from each city. It has been ranked number one in the prefecture rankings for people wanting to move to for 15 consecutive years. As a mountainous prefecture surrounded by high mountains, you can enjoy not only winter sports but also various activities throughout the year.

In this article, we will introduce recommended tourist spots to visit in Nagano Prefecture and recommended rental cars that can be rented in the area.

Ueda Castle

Ueda Castle was built by Sanada Masayuki in 1583 and is an impregnable castle that repelled the Tokugawa army twice, in the First and Second Battles of Ueda.

There are many sights that remind you of the castle's past, such as the South Tower, North Tower, East Tiger's Gate Tower, Sanada stones, moats, and earthworks, and the towers and stone walls seen from the Amagafuchi side, which was once the Chikuma River, are also a popular spot. You can also experience the changing of the seasons with cherry blossoms, new greenery, and autumn leaves.

It also attracted attention as the model for the gate of the heroine's family mansion in the 2009 film "Summer Wars."

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Kamikochi

Kamikochi is a scenic mountain resort located at an altitude of approximately 1,500m in Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture, and is one of Japan's leading mountain resort areas.

There are many scenic spots, including majestic mountains, beautiful ponds, marshes, and clear rivers. Due to its beautiful scenery, it has been designated as a national cultural property (special place of scenic beauty and special natural monument).

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Lake Suwa

Located almost in the center of Nagano Prefecture, Lake Suwa has a circumference of approximately 16 km and is the largest lake in Shinshu.

On the lake, you can enjoy active activities such as sightseeing boats, fishing, and amphibious buses, of which there are only a few in the country.

The lakeside, rich in nature, is an attractive spot where you can enjoy strolling, jogging, cycling, and other activities, and be soothed by the scenery that changes with the seasons.

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Karuizawa Taliesin

Karuizawa Taliesin is a leisure facility that surrounds Lake Shiozawa at the foot of Mount Asama.

There are lake recreational activities such as canoeing, tennis courts, a small amusement park, art museums, and a wide range of sports and arts activities to enjoy. The scenery is impressive, as if you were in a foreign country.

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