4 days in Nagano Prefecture Itinerary

4 days in Nagano Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nagano Prefecture route builder

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Make it your trip
Fly to Tokyo Narita, Train to Matsumoto
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Matsumoto
— 1 day
Drive
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Ueda
— 1 night
Drive to Toyama Airport, Fly to Melbourne International Airport

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Matsumoto

— 1 day
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): step into the grandiose world of Matsumoto Castle, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, then visit Nawate Shopping District, then visit Nakamachi Street, and finally contemplate the long history of Yohashira Shrine.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Matsumoto tour planning tool.

Melbourne, Australia to Matsumoto is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Matsumoto is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect Matsumoto to be cooler, temps between 7°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ueda.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas · Baths
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Ueda

— 1 night
Nestled at the start of Japan's "Romantic Road," the city of Ueda established itself in the 16th century as a prominent castle town.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, then step into the grandiose world of Ueda Castle, and then wander the streets of Shinshu Ueda Hokkaku Kaido Yanagimachi.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ueda online tour planner.

Getting from Matsumoto to Ueda by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: 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) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ueda

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas · Baths
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
Highlights from your trip

Nagano Prefecture travel guide

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Ski Areas · Sacred & Religious Sites · Castles
Nagano Prefecture is a landlocked prefecture of Japan located in the Chūbu region on the island of Honshu. The capital is the city of Nagano. Due to the abundance of mountain ranges in this area, the land available for inhabitance is relatively limited.Nagano has impressive highland areas, including most of the Kita-Alps, Chūō-Alps, and Minami-Alps, which extend into the neighbouring prefectures. In addition to its natural scenic beauty and rich history, Nagano was host to the 1998 Winter Olympics, which gained the prefecture international recognition as a world-class winter sport destination, and a Shinkansen line to Tokyo.HistorySee Shinano Province.

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