4 days in Nagano Prefecture Itinerary

4 days in Nagano Prefecture Itinerary

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4 days in Nagano Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + train:  24​h
1
Matsumoto
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Ueda
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

1
day
Matsumoto

Matsumoto ©
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Matsumoto Castle, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, then take a stroll through Nawate Shopping District, then take a stroll through Nakamachi Street, and finally steep yourself in history at Yohashira Shrine.

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Melbourne, Australia to Matsumoto is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Melbourne to Matsumoto due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Melbourne in December: high temperatures in Matsumoto hover around 7°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ueda.

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Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Yohashira Shrine ©
Yohashira Shrine
Nawate Shopping District
Nawate Shopping District

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night
Ueda

Ueda ©
Nestled at the start of Japan's "Romantic Road," the city of Ueda established itself in the 16th century as a prominent castle town.
On the 28th (Sat), soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, then step into the grandiose world of Uedajo Castle, and then take a stroll through Shinshu Ueda Hokkaku Kaido Yanagimachi.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ueda holiday maker tool .

You can drive from Matsumoto to Ueda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ueda

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Ueda Castle ©
Ueda Castle