Nagano is the capital city of Nagano Prefecture, and is a treasure trove of nature, history and culture. Surrounded on all four sides by tall mountains, it is also referred to as ‘The Roof of Japan.’ Breathtaking mountains make Nagano a hiker’s delight. Having hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, the city is always abuzz with activity, especially as Nagano boasts several snow resorts that winter sports enthusiasts venture to every year. Connected to other major cities in the country through rail and road, Nagano is easy to access Japan’s premier attractions including Mount Fuji, the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route and Hida-Takayama. If you love wildlife, then a trip to Nagano is incomplete without a visit to the Snow Monkey Park! After you have ventured to the many historical and cultural attractions that abound here, the city’s many fine dining restaurants and street food joints offer delicious cuisine!