1. Zenko-ji Temple

    491 Motoyoshicho, Nagano, 380-0851, Japan
    Zenko-ji Temple is one of the most important and popular Buddhist temples in Japan. Founded in the 7th century, it is believed to house the first Buddhist statue ever brought to Japan. Visitors can enter the pitch-black underground passage to touch the "key to paradise" and experience a spiritual journey.
  2. Togakushi Shrine

    2478 Togakushi, Nagano, 381-4101, Japan
    Togakushi Shrine is a complex of five shrines hidden in the beautiful Togakushi Mountains. The shrine is famous for its soba noodles, made from the pure water of the mountains. Visitors can also see the "Ninja House" and learn about the history of the ninja in Japan.
  3. Matsushiro Castle Ruins

    55 Matsushiro, Nagano, 381-1231, Japan
    Matsushiro Castle was built in the 16th century and was once the residence of the Sanada clan, one of the most powerful feudal lords in Japan. The castle was destroyed in the 19th century, but the ruins remain and offer a glimpse into the history of Japan's feudal era.
  4. Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza

    Karuizawa, Nagano, 389-0102, Japan
    Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza is a large outlet mall with over 240 stores. Visitors can find high-end fashion brands, local souvenirs, and delicious food. The mall is located in the beautiful resort town of Karuizawa, which is a popular destination for Tokyoites looking to escape the city.
  5. Shinano Art Museum

    2-1-25 Wakasato, Nagano, 380-0928, Japan
    Shinano Art Museum is a modern art museum with a collection of over 4,000 works of art from Japan and around the world. The museum is located in a beautiful park and offers a peaceful and contemplative atmosphere.
  6. Suzaka City Museum of History and Folklore

    422-1 Suzaka, Nagano, 382-0073, Japan
    Suzaka City Museum of History and Folklore is a small museum that showcases the history and culture of the Suzaka area. Visitors can see traditional crafts, tools, and clothing, and learn about the daily life of the people who lived here in the past.
  7. Obuse Town

    Obuse, Nagano, 381-0201, Japan
    Obuse Town is a charming town that is famous for its chestnuts and sake. Visitors can stroll along the streets lined with traditional houses and shops, and visit the Hokusai Museum, which displays works by the famous ukiyo-e artist Hokusai.
  8. Matsushiro Underground Imperial Headquarters

    1501-2 Matsushiro, Nagano, 381-1231, Japan
    Matsushiro Underground Imperial Headquarters is a series of interconnected tunnels that were used as a command center by the Japanese military during World War II. Visitors can see the rooms where the military leaders made important decisions and learn about the history of the war in Japan.
  9. Yudanaka Onsen

    Yamanouchi, Nagano, 381-0401, Japan
    Yudanaka Onsen is a hot spring town located in the mountains of Nagano. Visitors can enjoy a relaxing soak in the natural hot springs and see the famous snow monkeys, who come down from the mountains to bathe in the hot springs in the winter.
  10. Nagano Olympic Stadium

    1604-1 Minaminagano, Nagano, 380-0924, Japan
    Nagano Olympic Stadium was built for the 1998 Winter Olympics and is now used for concerts, sports events, and other activities. Visitors can take a tour of the stadium and see the facilities used by the athletes during the Olympics.