Category: Nagano

  • Things To Do And See In Ueda City And It’s Surrounds

    Things To Do And See In Ueda City And It’s Surrounds

    Ueda City (Ueda-shi/上田市) is surrounded by nature and you can enjoy it in a relaxed way. Shinshu Ueda is a city of castle towns, hot springs, and snow resorts, and the history and traditional landscape of the middle ages are still alive today. A Japan you haven’t imagined is waiting for you. From Ueda Castle…

  • Nagano City Museum, Chausu Yama Park, Zoo & Botanical Gardens

    Nagano City Museum, Chausu Yama Park, Zoo & Botanical Gardens

    Nagano City Museum was established in Showa Year 56 in Hachimanpara (Hachimanbara) Shiseki Park. There are various exhibits on such themes as the History of the Nagano Basin, Zenkoji Temple and its faith, and the medieval Battle of Kawanakajima. You can see the Nagano basin’s history and life in the permanent exhibition. Thus you can…

  • Nagano Athletic Park And Aqua Wing Ice Hockey Arena in Nagano City

    Nagano Athletic Park And Aqua Wing Ice Hockey Arena in Nagano City

    This park was established for the citizens so that they can enjoy sports and other types of recreation in a natural woodsy setting. Inside the park there is a track and field facility, baseball field, pool, tennis courts, gymnasium and so on. This huge park is also used by people who like jogging, taking morning…

  • Nagano City Four Seasons Festival Event and Flower Calender

    Nagano City Four Seasons Festival Event and Flower Calender

    There are various kinds of festivals such as traditional performances succeeded for a long time and modern festivals for all residents in Nagano City. Nagano City Events Schedule Zenkoji Obinzuru mawashi (Festival of St.Binzuru) January 6th This festival is held at Hondo, the main hall in Zenkoji temple in the evening. Visitors tap the worn…

  • Nagano Prefecture Areas (Cities and Towns)

    Nagano Prefecture Areas (Cities and Towns)

    Situated in the eastern part of Nagano Prefecture, the Saku area is surrounded by beautiful, abundant nature (Mt. Asama in the north and Mt. Yatsugatake in the south.) This area that stretches around the riverbank of the Chikuma River which rises from Mt. Kobushi, is famous as a tourist resort such as Karuizawa, a well-known…

  • Ueda Convention Facilities – Ueda City (Ueda-shi)

    Ueda Convention Facilities – Ueda City (Ueda-shi)

    – For Multimedia-related events The Ueda Multimedia Center , which was completed in 1995, spear-heads Ueda’s drive to establish itself as a “multimedia city”. The first of its kind in Japan, this center boasts a “multimedia city”. Taking the initiative for Japan, this center boasts a wide variety of multimedia facilities, including a 208-seat lecture…

  • Nagano Iizuna Kogen in Mount Iizuna/Izuna (Iizuna/Izuna-yama)

    Mount Iizuna/Izuna (Iizuna/Izuna-yama) is a popular hiking destination that can be enjoyed by the whole family. A legend says that Lake Daizahoshi (Daizahoushi-ike Lake), located at the foot of the mountain, was made from a footprint by Daidara-Bochi, a legendary giant. The pond, surrounded by Japanese larch, is especially beautiful in spring and fall. Many…

  • Bessho/Bessyo Onsen (Hot Spring Spa) – Ueda City (Ueda-shi)

    Bessho/Bessyo Onsen (Hot Spring Spa) – Ueda City (Ueda-shi)

    A volanically active country, Japan has thousands of “onsen” or hot springs. Onsens were traditionally used as public bathing places and today play a central role in Japanese domestic tourism. Bessho Onsen is one of the oldest hot springs in Nagano Prefecture. Its springs are also called “Water of Beauty,” because your skin will be…

  • Ueda Local Products – Ueda City (Ueda-shi)

    Ueda Local Products – Ueda City (Ueda-shi)

    From Edo period to Meji period, silkworm egg production became active in Ueda and the silkworm eggs were exported to various places around the world, including the U.S. and Europe. Ueda-tsumugi fabrics Tsumugi is traditional Japanese silk cloth dating from Edo period (1603-1868). Ueda was one of the top silk producing areas of Japan. Tumugi…

  • How To Travel To Ueda City

    How To Travel To Ueda City

    By Train By Car: From Narita Airport: Ueda City Access Map (Transportation): Ueda City Transportation Contacts: Chikuma Bus Corporation, Ueda Office 112 Akiwa, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-0041, Japan Tel: +81 268-22-2363 Ueda Taxi Booking Contact no.: Tel. 0268-35-0050, 0268-22-0200, 0268-22-0055, 0268-27-1112, 0268-27-2211, 0268-38-3151, 0268-22-0400, 0268-22-8484, 0268-23-1161, 0268-42-2750. JR East (East Japan Railway Company), Ueda Station…

  • Matsushiro Castle, Sanada Treasures Museum, Former Bunbu Gakko (Matsushiro Literary and Military School)

    Matsushiro Castle, Sanada Treasures Museum, Former Bunbu Gakko (Matsushiro Literary and Military School)

    The Sanada family gained fame between the civil war era and early in the Edo era. Matsushiro was a former castle town of Sanada Jyuman goku. And there are some Samurai residences, temples and gardens in existence here. The Samurai residences remind you of those old days and the historical temples and gardens are closely…

  • Nagano City Library, Nanbu Library in Nagano City (Nagano-shi)

    Nagano City Library, Nanbu Library in Nagano City (Nagano-shi)

    JapanGuides.net Outline of Facilities Lending Books: Each person can lend up to 5 books each for 2 weeks. Copy Service : You can only copy the library’s materials. Each copy is 30 yen, and 1 person can only make 30 copies at a time. Collection Size: 360,000 books as of April 1999. Book Storage Capacity:…

  • Nagano City Youth Science Museum and Shinano Art Museum (in Joyama Park), Nagano City (Nagano-shi)

    Outline of Facilities Display Room #1: Universe, earth, living things, substances, energy, playground Display Room #2: Communications, electronics, traffics, robots amusement park Hall: Special display stand; solar yoyo, guided robots and glittering trees generated by solar batteries Theater: 3D movies, multi-slide (133 seats) Practical Room: Metalwork, woodwork Study Room: Scientific books (approximately 350 books) Astrodome:…

  • Togakushi in Nagano City (Nagano-shi)

    Togakushi in Nagano City (Nagano-shi)

    Togakushi is a highland village at the foot of Mt. Togakushi. In the center of the village, amidst an unspoiled natural setting, are as many as 30 soba shops boasting the superior taste of their hand-made soba. Accordingly, this area is a favored destination for soba lovers. Togakushi means “hidden door” or “hidden gate,” and…

  • Zenkoji Temple, Nagano City (Nagano-shi)

    Zenkoji Temple, Nagano City (Nagano-shi)

    JapanGuides.net Zenkoji temple designated national treasure is said to have been built approximately 1,400 years ago. This temple is very well known as the one which bestows paradise upon all the people. Because Zenkoji temple does not belong to any sect of Buddhism. Upon entering the temple at the Nio gate, visitors are confronted by…

  • Nagano Winter Olympics and Paralympics Venue, Nagano City (Nagano-shi)

    Nagano Winter Olympics and Paralympics Venue, Nagano City (Nagano-shi)

    The exposed steel frame in the ceiling of Big Hat conveys a feeling of strength and movement. If the movable seating on the first floor is stored, a floor area of about 4,000 sq.meters can be secured. Wakasato Civic Cutural Hall, adjacent to Big Hat arena, was used as the main press center during the…

  • Nagano City Cultural Assets and Historic Sites

    Nagano City Cultural Assets and Historic Sites

    Figure: Zenkoji Temple and The main hall of Zenkoji temple(the left side) It is said that Zenkoji temple was built in 642, which was the year of Emperor Kogyoku ascended. However, it was first burnt down in 1179 and it subsequently caught fire on ten separate occasions. The present main hall was set to rebuild…

  • Chikumagawa River Front Sport Garden, Nagano City (Nagano-shi)

    Chikumagawa River Front Sport Garden, Nagano City (Nagano-shi)

    JapanGuides.net Outline of Facilities Roller Skating Rink: Japan Roller Skating League Official Skating Rink Turget Bird Golf Course: 18 Hole, Par 72 Regular Course Free Open Space: You can enjoy barbecue etc. Management House Softball Field (2 Fields) Rugby Field (This can be used for Rugby or American Football) Soccer Field Turget Bird Golf Course…

  • Nagano City (Nagano-shi) Area

    Nagano City (Nagano-shi) Area

    Nagano City (Nagano-shi, 長野市), (pop. 361,000), is the political and economic center of Nagano Prefecture. Nagano is the capital city of Nagano Prefecture, situated in the northern part of the prefecture near the junction of the Chikuma River and the Sai River, on the main island of Honshu, Japan. Its central location makes it a…

  • Aogaki Park Public Pool, Nagano City (Nagano-shi)

    Aogaki Park Public Pool, Nagano City (Nagano-shi)

    JapanGuides.net Outline of Facilities The pool overlooks Mount Minakami, Zou, and Iizuna, giving you spectacular views in the distance. Everyone from children to adults can enjoy various kinds of activities. For example, there is a grand water slide, water toys, an amusement complex etc. Water slide with a spiral stream (63.40 meters long), spiral water…