Neighborhood in Nagano:

Iizuna

About Iizuna

Located in the Kamiminochi District in Northen Nagano Prefecture, Iizuna is an awesome place for any traveler to Japan looking for some refreshing farmland scenery or something off the beaten path. Only a 30 minute drive away from Nagano City and a 20 minute drive away from Obuse City, there are many activities to do within this area including great ski resorts, hot springs, various hands-on experiences as well as some great food. Iizuna offers some terrific scenery and is a perfect getaway from the busy city life. Hot springs and snow activities make for an awesome combination that definitely put this area on the map making it a must in Nagano Prefecture.

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Iizuna Resort Ski Area

The Iizuna Resort Ski Area is located in the mountainous prefecture of Nagano. The resort is recommended for all skiing levels, even families with children, sin

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Sobadokoro Yokotei

A famous soba noodle restaurant in Iizuna where you can experience making buckwheat soba produced in Iizuna in a group of 4 - 5. You will be guided by a teacher

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Iizuna East plateau Organic Resort

A resort facility for both locals as well as tourists, where you can enjoy a variety of activities such as golf, tennis, paragliding, hot springs, fishing, camp

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Iizuna Apple Museum

IIzuna is quite famous for its apples and if you have the chance to venture out to this area, you will be able to witness all of the apple fields laid out acros

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St. Cousair Winery

As you enter this winery, you will be greeted by some terrific smelling salad dressing, pasta sauce, olive oil and jam. This winery has both a beautiful interio

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Tankakyou

If you want to have a perfect view of peach trees, this site comes highly recommended. When the season is right, you can see upwards of 1,500 peach trees that s

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Iizuna Kogen Ski Resort

Iizuna Kogen Ski Resort is located in the mountainous prefecture of Nagano.

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Lake Nojiri

The Lake Nojiri used to be an ancient glacial lake and Nagano’s second largest located within 3hours from Tokyo

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Nagano City Joyama Zoo

Located only a 10-minute walk from Zenkoji Temple, this small zoo houses a variety of animals, including monkeys, seals, penguins, and a squirrel house. Admissi

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Zenko-ji Temple (Nagano)

Zenko-ji is a Buddhist temple with grounds bordering Joyama Park and other temples.

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Obuse Station

Servicing the Nagano Dentetsu line running from Nagano to Yudanaka, this train station features a Tourist Information Center where visitors can pick up local ma

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Kurohime Kogen Snow Park

Kurohime Kogen Snow Park is located in the mountainous prefecture of Nagano. It is a popular ski resort among families.

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Kokuhei Miso Brewery

Established by a wealthy merchant family in 1784, this miso brewery produces an all-natural miso paste in accordance with traditional brewing methods. Without t

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Chikufudo

Just a 9-minute walk from Obuse Station, this restaurant offers various local dishes famous in Obuse. Some of the highlights on their menu include Kuri Anshiruk

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Sakurai Kanseido Honten Confectionary

This confectionary shop offers various Japanese-style sweets, many of them made with kuri (chestnut) and is located about 7 minutes from Obuse Station on foot.

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Sakurai Kanseido Sensekitei

With their first shop opened in 1808, the Sakurai family began using the chestnuts famous in Obuse to make traditional Japanese sweets. Sensekitei's location wa

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Washi no Nakajo

This small shop specializes in washi paper, or traditional Japanese handmade paper typically made from the bark of a mulberry tree. Washi is used in many tradit

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Masuichi Ichimura Sake Brewery

This sake brewery is located a walking distance of about 9 minutes from Obuse Station. It has been in operation since the Edo period (1600-1868) and their best

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Matsubaya Honten Sake Brewery

Boasting a history of over 200 years, this family-run sake brewery was founded in the Edo era (ca. 1600-1868). The characteristic building has become a town lan

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The Obuse Museum

Located 12 minutes walking from Obuse Station. The Obuse Museum houses the works of local artist Nakajima Chinami, with over 1,000 of his works in the collectio

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Takai Kozan Memorial Museum

This museum is located 8 minutes on foot from Obuse Station. Takai Kozan, one of Obuse’s wealthiest merchants, was a great supporter of the arts and humanities.

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Patisserie Rond-to

A French Patisserie in Obuse Town, located 8 minutes on foot from Obuse Station. Menu highlights include Mont Blanc, layer cakes filled with seasonal fruit jams

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Obusedo Honten

This long-established chestnut confectionery store offers traditional chestnut sweets using the same original recipes since the Edo Period. Best-sellers include

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Obuse Old Town

Obuse Old Town is filled with museums, galleries, shops, and cafes.

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Gondo Shopping Street

Populated with shops and restaurants, Gondo Shopping Street is a typical Japanese shopping arcade.

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Nagano Roxy

Established in 1917 and still running, Nagano Roxy is an independent cinema located in Gondo, two train stops north from Nagano Station. The cinema features thr

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Hokusai Museum

Located in a very cute area, this gorgeous museum is tucked away on a side street. There is a parking lot so if you are coming by car, you don't need to worry a