Nagano

Matsumoto Castle

Kamikochi

The Senjojiki Valley

Hakuba Ski Area

Nagano prefecture is located in central Honshu and is surrounded by the three ranges of the Japanese Alps. Nagano is known internationally as the host of the 1998 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. Blessed with 3000-meter high mountains, plentiful powder snow, and relaxing hot spring baths, Nagano prefecture is one of Japan's leading outdoor destinations.