Nagano Prefecture

Ueda City (Ueda-shi)

Shinshu Ueda City tourism - a city of castle, hot springs & snow resorts Ueda City (Ueda-shi/上田市) is surrounded by nature, you can enjoy in a relaxed way. Shinshu Ueda is a city of castle town, hot springs and snow resorts. History and traditional landscape of the middle ages is still alive in this area. A japan you haven't imagined is waiting for you. From Ueda Castle to Yanagimachi is 5 mins walk, from Ueda Castle to Ueda Station is 7...

Nagano City (Nagano-shi) Area

Nagano City (Nagano-shi) Area Nagano City (Nagano-shi, 長野市), (pop. 361,000), is the political and economic center of Nagano Prefecture. Nagano is the capital city of Nagano Prefecture, situated in the northern part of the prefecture near the junction of the Chikuma River and the Sai River, on the main island of Honshu, Japan. Its central location makes it a good place to explore the surrounding...

Nagano Prefecture Areas (Cities and Towns)

Saku Area Situated in the eastern part of Nagano Prefecture, the Saku area is surrounded by beautiful, abundant nature (Mt. Asama in the north and Mt. Yatsugatake in the south.) This area that stretches around the riverbank of the Chikuma River which rises from Mt. Kobushi, is famous as a tourist resort such as Karuizawa, a well-known health resort, Yachiho...

Bessho/Bessyo Onsen (Hot Spring Spa)

Bessho/Bessyo Onsen (Hot Spring Spa) A volanically active country, Japan has thousands of "onsen" or hot springs. Onsens were traditionally used as public bathing places and today play a central role in Japanese domestic tourism. Bessho Onsen is one of the oldest hot springs in Nagano Prefecture. Its springs are also called "Water of Beauty," because your skin will be softer and smoother after your bath...

Ueda Transportation

Getting Ueda City (Ueda-shi) by Train, Car and From Narita Airport: By Train By Car: From Narita Airport: Ueda City Access Map (Transportation): Ueda City Transportation Contacts: Chikuma Bus Corporation, Ueda Office 112 Akiwa, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-0041, Japan Tel: +81 268-22-2363 Ueda Taxi Booking Contact no.: Tel. 0268-35-0050, 0268-22-0200, 0268-22-...

Ueda Local Products

Ueda special oils Ueda — a Silkworm town From Edo period to Meji period, silkworm egg production became active in Ueda and the silkworm eggs were exported to various places around the world, including the U.S. and Europe. Ueda-tsumugi fabrics Tsumugi is traditional Japanese silk cloth dating from Edo period (1603-1868). Ueda was one of the top silk producing areas of Japan. Tumugi...

Ueda Convention Facilities

Ueda Convention Facilities Ueda City Multimedia Information Center (UEDA MARUCHIMEDIA SENTA) - For Multimedia-related events The Ueda Multimedia Center , which was completed in 1995, spear-heads Ueda's drive to establish itself as a "multimedia city". The first of its kind in Japan, this center boasts a "multimedia city". Taking the initiative for Japan, this center boasts a wide variety of...

Nagano City Four Seasons Festival, Event, Flower Calender and Gourmet (Souvenir)

Nagano Binzuru (Nagano city residents festival) There are various kinds of festivals such as traditional performances succeed for a long time and modern festivals for all residents in Nagano City (Nagano-shi). Nagano City Events Schedule Date Event name and contents Place January 6th Zenkoji Obinzuru mawashi (Festival of St.Binzuru) This festival is held at Hondo, the main hall in Zenkoji temple in...

Zenkoji Temple

Zenkoji Temple Zenkoji temple designated national treasure is said to have been built approximately 1,400 years ago. This temple is very well known as the one which bestows paradise upon all the people. Because Zenkoji temple does not belong to any sect of Buddhism. Upon entering the temple at the Nio gate, visitors are confronted by a pair of huge statues which represent the Nio...

Matsushiro Castle, Sanada Treasures Museum, Former Bunbu Gakko

Matsushiro Castle, Sanada Treasures Museum The Sanada family gained fame between the civil war era and early in the Edo era. Matsushiro was a former castle town of Sanada Jyuman goku. And there are some Samurai residences, temples and gardens in existence here. The Samurai residences remind you of those old days and the historical temples and gardens are closely connected to the Sanada family. When you...

Nagano City Cultural Assets and Historic Sites

Nagano city is known as a cultural city from ancient time. Numerous precious cultural assets remain all over Nagano city. Some of these assets include: An old burial mounds of Yayoi era, a town built originally in front of Zenkoji temple and Matsushiro, the former castle town of Sanada Jyumangoku. Here are some typical cultural assets, historic sites and a protected...

Nagano Winter Olympics and Paralympics Venue

Nagano Winter Olympics and Paralympics Venue Big Hat Ice Hockey Arena (Wakasato Municipal Civic Cultural Hall) The exposed steel frame in the ceiling of Big Hat conveys a feeling of strength and movement. If the movable seating on the first floor is stored, a floor area of about 4,000 sq.meters can be secured. Wakasato Civic Cutural Hall, adjacent to Big Hat arena, was used as the main press center during...

Nagano Athletic Park (Sports Park), Aqua Wing Ice Hockey Arena

Nagano Athletic Park (Sports Park) Outline of Facilities This park was established for the citizens so that they can enjoy sports and other types of recreation in a natural woodsy setting. Inside the park there is a track and field facility, baseball field, pool, tennis courts, gymnasium and so on. This huge park is also used by people who like jogging, taking morning or evening walks, or just...

Aogaki Park Public Pool

Aogaki Park Public Pool, white ring Nagano Outline of Facilities The pool overlooks Mount Minakami, Zou, and Iizuna, giving you spectacular views in the distance. Everyone from children to adults can enjoy various kinds of activities. For example, there is a grand water slide, water toys, an amusement complex etc. Water slide with a spiral stream (63.40 meters long), spiral water tube (44.17 meters long)...

Chikumagawa River Front Sport Garden

Football and Softball Fields, Chikumagawa River Front Sport Garden Outline of Facilities Roller Skating Rink: Japan Roller Skating League Official Skating Rink Turget Bird Golf Course: 18 Hole, Par 72 Regular Course Free Open Space: You can enjoy barbecue etc. Management House Softball Field (2 Fields) Rugby Field (This can be used for Rugby or American Football) Soccer Field Turget Bird Golf Course Open Dates: March 20 -...