8 days in Nagano Prefecture Itinerary

8 days in Nagano Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nagano Prefecture route planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Toyama Airport, Drive to Otari-mura
— 1 day
— 3 nights
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Drive to Toyama Airport, Fly to Suvarnabhumi Airport



— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): fly down the slopes at Hakuba Cortina Ski Resort, fly down the slopes at Tsugaike Kogen, then head outdoors with Hakubaoike, then delve into the lush surroundings at Tsugaike Natural Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Ushikata Inn.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Otari-mura trip itinerary planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Otari-mura is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangkok to Otari-mura is 2 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Bangkok in October, with highs in Otari-mura at 24°C and lows at 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Nagano.

Things to do in Otari-mura

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 23:


— 3 nights
Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kaminaridaki Falls and Togakushi Jinja Hokosha. Escape the urban bustle at Shigakogen Plateau and Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nagano: Nozawaonsen-mura (Ogama, Nozawaonsen Sotoyu Nakao Hot Spring, &more), Yamanouchi-machi (Shiga Kogen & Jigokudani Funsen) and Ganshoin Temple (in Obuse-machi). There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Togakushi Forest Botanical Garden, take an in-depth tour of Togakushi Folk Museum Togakushi Ninja Museum, stop by Yawataya Isogoro Honten, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Zenko-ji Temple.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Nagano day trip app.

Getting from Otari-mura to Nagano by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Agematsu-machi.

Things to do in Nagano

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 26:


— 1 night
On the 27th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Kiso Komagatake, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Joshoji Temple, and then identify plant and animal life at Akasawa Natural Recreational Forest.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Agematsu-machi holiday planner.

Getting from Nagano to Agematsu-machi by car takes about 2.5 hours. In October in Agematsu-machi, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Chino.

Things to do in Agematsu-machi

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 26 — 27:


— 2 nights
Sitting at the foot of an impressive mountain, the city of Chino offers rural and man-made attractions in a wild, remote location.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Otome Falls, hike along Kita Yatsuga-take, then contemplate the waterfront views at Pond Shirakoma, then take a peaceful walk through Yachiho Highland Natural Garden, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Utsukushigahara Highlands.

Before you visit Chino, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Agematsu-machi to Chino takes 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Chino

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 27 — 29:

Nagano Prefecture travel guide

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.