Nagano City

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 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 -...

Sun Marine Nagano

Sun Marine Nagano Sun Marine Nagano is an all-around sports facility health and fitness place. Nagano doesn't border any oceans. Even so, we wished to give it a name that gives the feeling of the sunshine reflecting off of the ocean. That's how we came up with the name Sun Marine Nagano. There are 8 mat room (Togakushi), 16 mat room (Myouko - Kurohime), 28 mat room (Izuma). Outline...

Nagano City Library, Nanbu Library

Nagano City Library building Nagano City Library Outline of Facilities Lending Books: Each person can lend up to 5 books each for 2 weeks. Copy Service : You can only copy the library's materials. Each copy is 30 yen, and 1 person can only make 30 copies at a time. Collection Size: 360,000 books as of April 1999. Book Storage Capacity: 150,000 open shelf and 382,000 closed shelf. Audio...

Nagano City Youth Science Museum and Shinano Art Museum (in Joyama Park)

entrance of Nagano City Youth Science Museum (in Joyama Park) Outline of Facilities Display Room #1: Universe, earth, living things, substances, energy, playground Display Room #2: Communications, electronics, traffics, robots amusement park Hall: Special display stand; solar yoyo, guided robots and glittering trees generated by solar batteries Theater: 3D movies, multi-slide (133 seats) Practical Room: Metalwork, woodwork...

Nagano City Museum, Chausu Yama Park, Zoo & Botanical Gardens (Dinosaur Park) in Hachimanbara Shiseki Park (Kawanakajima Battlefield)

Nagano Chausuyama Zoo, Nagano City (Nagano-shi) Nagano City Museum Nagano City Museum was established in Showa Year 56 in Hachimanpara (Hachimanbara) Shiseki Park. There are various exhibits on such themes as the History of the Nagano Basin, Zenkoji Temple and its faith, and the medieval Battle of Kawanakajima. You can see the Nagano basin's history and life in the permanent exhibition. Thus you can grasp the...