Top 10 things to do in Chikuma Area

  1. Matsumoto Castle

    4-1 Marunouchi, Matsumoto, Nagano 390-0873, Japan
    A stunning castle built in the 16th century that is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Japan. Visitors can explore the castle's many halls and rooms, as well as its beautiful gardens and moat.
  2. Togakushi Shrine

    Togakushi, Nagano 381-4101, Japan
    A series of five Shinto shrines located in the mountains of Nagano. Visitors can hike through the forest to reach each shrine, and enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way.
  3. Zenko-ji Temple

    491 Motoyoshicho, Nagano, Nagano 380-0851, Japan
    One of the oldest and most important Buddhist temples in Japan, founded in the 7th century. Visitors can explore the temple complex, including its main hall, pagoda, and underground passage.
  4. Jigokudani Monkey Park

    6845 Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun, Nagano 381-0401, Japan
    A park where visitors can observe wild Japanese macaques (snow monkeys) bathing in hot springs. The park is located in a beautiful valley surrounded by mountains.
  5. Kamikochi

    Kamikochi, Matsumoto, Nagano 390-1510, Japan
    A stunning mountain valley in the Northern Japan Alps that is popular with hikers and nature lovers. Visitors can hike along the Azusa River and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
  6. Mt. Norikura

    Norikura, Matsumoto, Nagano 390-1511, Japan
    A mountain peak in the Northern Japan Alps that is popular with hikers and skiers. Visitors can take a bus to the summit and enjoy the stunning views.
  7. Tateshina Lake

    Tateshina, Kitasaku District, Nagano 386-1431, Japan
    A beautiful lake surrounded by mountains that is popular with boaters and fishermen. Visitors can also enjoy hiking and cycling around the lake.
  8. Nagano Olympic Stadium

    2768-1 Hakoshimizu, Nagano, Nagano 381-0024, Japan
    The main stadium of the 1998 Winter Olympics, located in Nagano. Visitors can take a tour of the stadium and learn about the history of the Olympics in Japan.
  9. Nagano Prefectural Shinano Art Museum

    422-1 Wakasato, Nagano, Nagano 381-0011, Japan
    A modern art museum located in Nagano that features works by Japanese and international artists. Visitors can also enjoy the museum's beautiful architecture and gardens.
  10. Obuse

    Obuse, Kamitakai-gun, Nagano 381-0201, Japan
    A historic town located near Nagano that is famous for its chestnuts and sake. Visitors can explore the town's narrow streets and visit its many temples and shrines.