8 days in Nagano Prefecture Itinerary

8 days in Nagano Prefecture Itinerary

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Otari-mura ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): fly down the slopes at Hakuba Cortina Ski Resort, fly down the slopes at Tsugaike Kogen, thenhead outdoors with Hakubaoike, thendelve 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 °C and lows at °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
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Tsugaike Natural Park ©
Tsugaike Natural Park
Tsugaike Kogen ©
Tsugaike Kogen
Hakuba Cortina Ski Resort ©
Hakuba Cortina Ski Resort


Nagano ©
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 Forest Botanical Garden. Escape the urban bustle at Shigakogen Plateau and Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nagano: Nozawaonsen-mura (Ogama & Nozawaonsen Sotoyu Nakao Hot Spring), Yamanouchi-machi (Shiga Kogen, Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, &more) and Ganshoin Temple (in Obuse-machi). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Togakushi Jinja Hokosha, steep yourself in history at Matsushiro, take an in-depth tour of Togakushi Folk Museum Togakushi Ninja Museum, and look for gifts at Yawataya Isogoro Honten.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Nagano trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Otari-mura to Nagano by car takes about 1.5 hours. October in Nagano sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Agematsu-machi.

Things to do in Nagano

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Yamanouchi-machi, Nozawaonsen-mura, Ganshoin Temple, Kaminaridaki Falls
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Shigakogen Plateau ©
Shigakogen Plateau
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Kaminaridaki Falls ©
Kaminaridaki Falls


Agematsu-machi ©
On the 27th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Kiso Komagatake, thentake 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 °C during the day and °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

Side Trip

Joshoji Temple
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Mt. Kiso Komagatake ©
Mt. Kiso Komagatake
Joshoji Temple ©
Joshoji Temple


Chino ©
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, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Pond Shirakoma, thentake 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 °C, and evening lows to °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 Outdoors

Side Trips

Nagano Prefecture, Sakuho-machi, Tateishi Park, Yashimagahara Marsh
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Utsukushigahara Highlands ©
Utsukushigahara Highlands
Kita Yatsuga-take ©
Kita Yatsuga-take
Tateishi Park ©
Tateishi Park