Nagano Prefecture is located at the center of Japan. It is surrounded by 8 prefectures. The population of Nagano is 2,214,356. The Hokuriku Shinkansen line, a branch of the Joetsu Shikansen to Niigata, connects to Tokyo in around 2 hours.

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Chikuma is a city in Nagano. Chikuma City was formed in 2003 from the amalgamation of Koshoku City in its northern parts with the historic onsen towns of Togura and Kamiyamada in the south.

Hakuba, is a skiing resort in Nagano Prefecture, in the Chubu district of Japan.

Matsumoto is in Nagano at the eastern end of the Japan Alps.


Nagano is the capital of Nagano prefecture, in the Chubu district of Japan.

Chuo Alps or Central Alps are a mountain range mostly located in Nagano, Japan.

The Kiso Valley is in Nagano prefecture, Japan. Situated in the southwestern part of Nagano Prefecture, this area was once a section of the old Nakasendō Highway, one of Japan's historic transport arteries joining Kyoto with Edo.

Ueda is a city in Nagano prefecture. Shinkansen Tokyo-Nagano; Shinano-Tetsudo line Karuizawa-Nagano; Japan Railways bus from Matsumoto airport.

Azumino is a city in Nagano Prefecture. Situated among the picturesque valleys of central Honshu's famous Alps region, Azumino boasts a unique blend of culture, history and natural beauty.

Yamanouchi is a hot spring town in Nagano, Japan, famous for its bathing snow monkeys.

Komagane is a quiet city of 30,000 inhabitants in Nagano.

Suwa is a city in Nagano prefecture. The cheapest way to get here from Tokyo or Kyoto is by bus.

Iiyama is a city in Nagano, Japan. Iiyama markets itself as "Japan's Hometown".

Kamikōchi is a village in central Japan, roughly between Matsumoto and Takayama, in the Japanese Alps.

Obuse is a town in Nagano Prefecture. Obuse is famous as the home of the Hokusai Museum.

Shiojiri is a city in Nagano. Shiojiri's main claims to fame are its geographical location and the fact that its name means "salt butt".

Karuizawa is a town in Nagano prefecture. Karuizawa, at about 1000m above sea-level, is a famous hill resort in eastern Nagano Prefecture.


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  • Achinese:  Prefektur Nagano
  • Arabic:  ناغانو
  • Bulgarian:  Нагано
  • Catalan:  Prefectura de Nagano
  • Central Kurdish:  ناگانۆ
  • Chinese:  长野县
  • Czech:  Prefektura Nagano
  • English:  Nagano Prefecture, Nagano
  • Esperanto:  Gubernio Nagano
  • Estonian:  Nagano prefektuur
  • Finnish:  Naganon prefektuuri
  • French:  Préfecture de Nagano
  • Galician:  Prefectura de Nagano
  • German:  Präfektur Nagano
  • Hungarian:  Nagano prefektúra
  • Iloko:  Prepektura ti Nagano
  • Indonesian:  Prefektur Nagano
  • Italian:  Prefettura di Nagano
  • Japanese:  ながのけん, 長野県
  • Korean:  나가노 현
  • Latin:  Naganum
  • Latvian:  Nagano prefektūra
  • Literary Chinese:  長野縣
  • Lithuanian:  Nagano prefektūra
  • Macedonian:  Нагано
  • Malay (macrolanguage):  Wilayah Nagano
  • Marathi:  नागानो
  • Min Nan Chinese:  Nagano-koān
  • Novial:  Nagano Prefekture
  • Pampanga:  Prepektura ning Nagano
  • Persian:  استان ناگانو
  • Polish:  Prefektura Nagano
  • Romanian:  Prefectura Nagano
  • Russian:  Нагано
  • Scots:  Nagano Prefectur
  • Serbian:  Префектура Нагано
  • Serbo-Croatian:  Prefektura Nagano
  • Slovenian:  Prefektura Nagano
  • Spanish:  Prefectura de Nagano
  • Sundanese:  Nagano Prefecture
  • Swahili (macrolanguage):  Mkoa wa Nagano
  • Swedish:  Nagano prefektur
  • Tagalog:  Prepektura ng Nagano
  • Tajik:  Префектураи Нагано
  • Thai:  จังหวัดนะงะโนะ
  • Ukrainian:  Префектура Наґано
  • Western Panjabi:  ضلع ناگانو
  • Wu Chinese:  长野县
  • Yue Chinese:  長野縣
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