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Nagano

Summary

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With the vast mountains of the Japanese Alps, Nagano Prefecture was the venue for the 1998 Winter Olympics. Many people come from outside the prefecture to enjoy mountain climbing in the summer and winter sports in the winter.

Climate (temperature / precipitation)

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Source:Japan Metrogical Agency

Due to the complexity of the region in Nagano prefecture, the altitude and temperature vary from region to region. The climate characteristic here is large annual temperature range. Winter protection measures are indispensable.

Cost of living

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Foods recommended by locals

Oyaki

pic_dummy.pngVegetables such as Nozawana and red bean paste are wrapped in skin and grilled, making it a famous local gourmet food in Nagano Prefecture.

Shinshu-soba

pic_dummy.pngIn Nagano prefecture, there is a vast soba field, and Shinshu soba made from this high-quality soba and the clean water of the Alps is famous. There are famous soba stores all over Nagano prefecture.

Famous places / spots recommended by locals

Mishakaike

pic_dummy.pngA pond with a beautiful view that looks like a picture. The scenery reflected on the surface of the water like a mirror is also popular as a photo spot.
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Jigokudani Wild Monkey Park

pic_dummy.pngA rare spot in the world where you can see Japanese monkeys entering the hot springs in winter. People from all over the world gather to see this cute figure at a glance.
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