Sightseeing in Nagano convention bureau

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We visit the history and culture of Shinshu

While enjoying cityscape of Zenko-ji - door front

Zenko-ji main hall of a Buddhist temple photograph
The main hall of a Buddhist temple (national treasure)
Model course (the time required: at approximately 3-4 time)
  • Nagano Station
  • Seven Deities of Good Luck circulation, Zenko-ji worship
  • Nagano Station

Zenko-ji where "we are pulled by beef, and the name is known to for visit to Zenko-ji." In the main hall of a Buddhist temple which is national treasure, we can experience "ordination platform circulation" to mention before lock to Buddhists' paradise over the pitch-black corridor under floor. The main gate of a Buddhist temple of important cultural property finished dismantling repair in 2007, and it was restored to the original state now by foundation original ** (tochibuki) roof equal to approximately 260 years ago.

Nakamise photograph
Main gate of a Buddhist temple (important cultural property) photograph
The main gate of a Buddhist temple (important cultural property)

Cityscape which there is gradually history atmosphere towards Zenko-ji appears. We visit Buddhist temple and Shinto shrine which city area of Nagano is dotted with and can take a walk through Zenko-ji by "Seven Deities of Good Luck circulation" to attract sealed letters issued by a shogun from Nagano Station.

Seven Deities of Good Luck circulation

We can hear commentary at each place when we have you carry FM radio.

  • Nagano Station
  • The God of Longevity (Karukaya Hikaru Yamanishi temple)
  • God of wealth (great king Shrine)
  • The God of Wealth and Longevity (Nishigocho Akiba Shrine)
  • Sarasvati (the House of death)
  • Irreplaceable Hotei (THE FUJIYA GOHONJIN)
  • The Ebisu sky (Nishinomiya Shrine)
  • The god of treasure (House of Buddha Shakado)
  • The Zenko-ji main hall of a Buddhist temple
Neighboring facilities, highlight
  • ・Nagano Shinano Museum, Kaii Higashiyama building
  • ・Nagano city Shiroyama Zoo
  • ・Shiroyama Park

We mention the history of castle town Matsuyo

Matsuyo Castle trace photograph
Matsuyo Castle trace
Model course (the time required: at approximately 4-6 time)
  • Nagano Station
  • Bus (30 minutes)
  • Walk in Matsuyo Castle trace, Matsudaimachi
  • Bus (30 minutes)
  • Nagano Station

Matsuyo who is known as the picturesque ground overlooking Kawanaka Hitoshi Shima located at the south of Nagano city. It is town of the history having many designated cultural assets. It is dotted with historic spot and museum, old temples, We can feel the history of Matsuyo while taking a walk with relaxing including Sanada's house leaving way of Matsuyo Castle trace which was castle of Sanada 100,000 stone and old daimyo's mansion.

ekoru de, pine margin
Sanada's house photograph
Sanada's house

Approach that it is said to protect while using cultural assets of Matsuyo as the stage of hobby and lifelong learning, and caring for. Attention gathers from the prefecture outside.

The highlight
  • ・Matsuyo Castle trace
  • ・Sanada treasure building
  • ・Sanada's house
  • ・bumbugakuko
  • ・Shozan Shrine
  • ・The Shozan Memorial
  • ・Shozan dugout
  • ・The old Yokotas house
  • ・Long country temple

It is healed in power spot, Togakushi

Togakushi soba photograph
Many noodle shops link the eaves in Togakushi
Model course (the time required: at approximately 4-6 time)
  • Nagano Station
  • Bus (one hour)
  • Togakushi Hokosha
  • Hokosha, kakoregokosha, middle-scale shrine worship
  • Togakushi middle-scale shrine
  • Bus (five minutes)
  • Togakushi Okusha entrance
  • Okusha, nine dragons company worship
  • Togakushi Okusha entrance
  • Bus (one hour ten minutes)
  • Nagano Station

Many legends including Iwato legend of the Sun-Goddess, colored leaves legend of demoness colored leaves are in Mount Togakushi, and there are many historic spots concerning it, and there remains. To believer visiting Togakushi Shrine as carrying food of mountaineering ascetic as for the famous Togakushi soba again behaved, and, as cooking, came for a long time.

Togakushi Shrine
Suginami tree photograph which follows Okusha
Suginami tree which continues to Okusha
Okusha photograph

It is from five companies of Okusha, middle-scale shrine, Hokosha, nine dragons Corporation, kakoregokosha, and Togakushi said to be "Mt. 3,000 3, Bo" with Mt. Hiei-zan, Mt. Koya-san as dojo studio of mountaineering asceticism ticks away the history for more than 2,000 years since the foundation. Suginami tree continuing to Okusha still has mysterious atmosphere.

The highlight
  • ・Togakushi Kamitsuge Onsen (day trip bath)
  • ・Togakushi Museum of Daily Life
  • ・Togakushi style art of concealment and espionage museum
  • ・Yasunari Kawabata literature monument
  • ・Bamboo work center

It is trip aimlessly to Obuse, Suzaka

Chestnut nokomichi (Obuse-machi) photograph
Chestnut nokomichi (Obuse-machi)
Model course (the time required: for approximately six hours)
  • Nagano Station
  • Bus (40 minutes)
  • Obuse Station
  • Obuse-machi walk
  • Obuse Station
  • Bus (ten minutes)
  • Suzaka Station
  • Suzaka-shi walk
  • Suzaka Station
  • Bus (30 minutes)
  • Nagano Station

Obuse-machi that prospered blessed with rich transportation by water of the Chikuma River as the center of economy, culture of Kitashinano late in the Edo era. Historic inheritance is valid with modern town planning. Town of storehouse where Suzaka-shi prospered in spinning business in the Meiji era. Store, museum, art museum which made use of storehouse can remember those days.

Hokusai building (Obuse-machi)
Hokusai building (Obuse-machi) photograph
Hokusai building (Obuse-machi)

Hokusai who stayed in Obuse for a long time in later years, and measured the collected studies of painting. Valuable original painting, rough sketch, letter are displayed in hall.

Tanaka head family Museum (Suzaka-shi)
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  • ・obuse museum
  • ・Japanese light Museum
  • ・The Kozan Takai Memorial
  • ・The House of Iwamatsu
  • ・Resting dragon park (Suzaka-shi Zoo)
  • ・Visit to miso granary
  • ・beikodai*fu
  • ・Suzaka print Museum

Photo courtesy: Shinshu, Nagano tourist association

- Matsumoto who enjoys "Alpine castle town where culture is fragrant"

Matsumoto-jo Castle photograph
Matsumoto-jo Castle
Model course (the time required: at approximately 4-5 time)
  • Nagano Station
  • Bus (30 minutes)
  • Nagano IC
  • Bus (60 minutes)
  • Matsumoto-jo Castle, old development of knowledge school
  • Bus (ten minutes)
  • Matsumoto Station

Matsumoto is approximately 90 minutes from Nagano city. Castle town where foot of the Northern Alps, national treasure, Matsumoto-jo Castle have the history of 400 years of symbol toward. Color is dark, and feature of the history to remain can taste fragrant culture.

National treasure Matsumoto-jo Castle

It is the Japan oldest in five folds of the sixth-floor castle towers where Fukashi castle made in the eternity year of the age of civil strife exists by opening and is castle of national treasure having "composition connection type castle tower" of the Japan one and only.

Important cultural property old development of knowledge school
Old development of knowledge school photograph
Old development of knowledge school
Cityscape photograph of Matsumoto
Cityscape of Matsumoto

Structure is wooden, and it is central, and, by Western-influenced architecture super school architecture of our country oldest grade built in opening of a school, 1876 in 1873 by (1873), octagon tower soars in crosspiece tile-roofing, marquetry ware 2 stories godown style highly, and foreign-made glass (glass) is attached to each window.

The highlight
  • ・Matsumoto City Museum of Art
  • ・Forest library of Agata
  • ・Matsumoto-jo Castle downtown area spring group
  • ・Utsukushigahara plateau
  • ・Kamikochi