Introducing Nagano Prefecture

長野県

Nagano Prefecture is famous for...
Skiing and snowboarding!
The Northern Alps
Nagano Winter Olympics
Onsen hot springs
Monkeys that enjoy the onsen hot springs
Fruit

...amongst other things!

Nagano Prefecture is an inland prefecture located in the central Chubu region of the main Honshu island and home to most of the Alps with an impressive collection of mountains and beautiful natural environments. Nagano Prefectureis home to nine of the twelve highest mountains in Japan.

Nagano Prefecture was host to the 1998 Winter Olympics which helped to bring international attention to the region. Since then and in particular in recent years the number of people visiting Nagano from overseas has been rapidly increasing.

There are over 80 ski and snowboard resorts in Nagano Prefecture, including many well-known major names such as Hakuba, Shiga Kogen, Nozawa Onsen and Madarao Kogen.

Many smaller ski and snowboard resorts can be found on the mountains throughout Nagano, though most of the larger ones are found in the northern region of the prefecture.

>> All ski and snowboard resorts in Nagano Prefecture
>> Regional train connections

>> Regional expressway connections
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Nagano Prefecture
Regional Travel Guides & other resources on SnowJapan

  Hakuba   Madarao Kogen
  白馬   斑尾高原
Hakuba by public transport Madarao by public transport
Hakuba by car Madarao by car
Hakuba town map Madarao town map
List of ski and snowboard resorts in Hakuba area
Basic ski resort data, user reviews & photos as well as weather and snow forecasts where available

Resort Spotlight - Hakuba Goryu
Resort Spotlight - Hakuba Norikura Onsen
Resort Spotlight - Hakuba Valley

Madarao Kogen
Tangram Ski Circus

Basic ski resort data, user reviews & photos as well as weather and snow forecasts where available

Resort Spotlight - Madarao Kogen
Resort Spotlight - Tangram Ski Circus

Exclusive daily reporting from Hakuba
Hakuba Now!
Exclusive & daily reporting from Madarao
Madarao Now!
Accommodation Spotlights (Hakuba)
Online booking - Hakuba
Online booking - Otari
Online booking - Omachi
Accommodation Spotlights (Madarao)
Online booking - Iiyama
Online booking - Shinano
       
  Nozawa Onsen   Shiga Kogen
  野沢温泉   志賀高原
Nozawa Onsen by public transport Shiga Kogen by public transport
Nozawa Onsen by car Shiga Kogen by car
Nozawa Onsen town map Shiga Kogen town map
Nozawa Onsen resort
Basic ski resort data, user reviews & photos as well as weather and snow forecasts where available

Resort Spotlight - Nozawa Onsen

List of all snow resorts in Shiga Kogen
Basic ski resort data, user reviews & photos as well as weather and snow forecasts where available

Resort Spotlight - Okushiga Kogen
Resort Spotlight - Yakebitaiyama

Exclusive daily reporting from Nozawa Onsen
Nozawa Now!
Exclusive daily reporting from Shiga Kogen
Shiga Kogen Now!
Accommodation Spotlights (Nozawa Onsen)
Online booking - Nozawa Onsen
Accommodation Spotlights (Shiga Kogen)
Online booking - Shiga Kogen
       
  Sugadaira   Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
  菅平   地獄谷野猿公苑
Sugadaira Kogen by public transport Getting to the Snow Monkey Park
Sugadaira Kogen by car
Sugadaira Kogen town map    
Sugadaira Kogen
Basic ski resort data, user reviews & photos as well as weather and snow forecasts where available

Resort Spotlight - Sugadaira Kogen

   

Accommodation Spotlights (Sugadaira Kogen)
Online booking - Ueda
   

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