Nagano (city)

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Nagano

長野市
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From top of left, Zenkoji, Mount Togakushi, Kinasa village, Nagano Big Hat arena, Airial in Kawanakajima, Oku-Subana Valley, headquarters of Marukome (famous miso manufacturing company) in Nagano, Oyaki Japanese sweets, Togakushi ski resort, and Matsushiro Castle
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Nagano (city)
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Nagano
 
Coordinates: 36°38′55″N138°11′41″E / 36.64861°N 138.19472°E / 36.64861; 138.19472 Coordinates: 36°38′55″N138°11′41″E / 36.64861°N 138.19472°E / 36.64861; 138.19472
CountryJapan
Region Chūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
Prefecture Nagano
Government
  Mayor Hisao Katō (17th mayor of Nagano) [1]
Area
  Total834.81 km2 (322.32 sq mi)
Population
 (June 1, 2019)
  Total370,632
  Density440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Symbols 
• TreeJapanese Lime ( Tilia japonica )
• Flower Apple
Phone number026-226-4911
Address1613 Midori-chō, Nagano-shi, Nagano-ken 380-8512
Website Official website
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Nagano City Hall

Nagano (長野市, Nagano-shi, pronounced  [nagaꜜno ɕi] ) is the capital and largest city of Nagano Prefecture, located in the Nagano Basin (Zenkoji Daira) in the central Chūbu region of Japan. Nagano is categorized as a core city of Japan. Nagano City is the highest prefectural capital in Japan, with an altitude of 371.4 meters (1,219 ft). [2] The city is surrounded by mountains, near the confluence of the Chikuma River - the longest and widest river in Japan - and the Sai River. As of 1 June 2019, the city had an estimated population of 370,632 in 160,625 households, and a population density of 444 persons per km² [3] The total area of the city is 834.81 square kilometres (322.32 sq mi).

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Nagano City, located in the former Shinano Province, developed from the Nara period (AD 710 to 794) as a temple town (monzen machi). The city of Nagano is home to Zenkō-ji, a 7th-century Buddhist temple that is listed as a Japanese national treasure. Zenkō-ji was established in its current location in 642 AD. The location of Zenkō-ji is approximately 2 kilometers from the present-day central Nagano Station. During the Sengoku Period, the Age of Warring States, Nagano was the site of a series of battles, the Battles of Kawanakajima, between 1553 and 1564. During the Edo period (1603 and 1868), as the city developed, Nagano became an important post station (shukuba) on the Hokkoku Kaidō highway which connected Edo (present day Tokyo) with the Sea of Japan coast. Following the Meiji restoration, Nagano became the first established modern town in Nagano prefecture on April 1, 1897.

The city of Nagano and several surrounding communities hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics and the 1998 Winter Paralympics. Nagano City is an important historical location, an industrial center, as well as a travel destination and a center for accessing surrounding sightseeing spots, including Japan's onsen -bathing snow monkeys in Yamanouchi and world-class ski resorts of Hakuba, Shiga Kogen and Nozawaonsen - throughout the year.

History

Nagano is located in former Shinano Province and developed from the Nara period as a temple town at the gate of the famous Zenkō-ji, a 7th-century Buddhist temple which was relocated to this location in 642 AD, and as a post station on the Hokkoku Kaidō highway connecting Edo with the Sea of Japan coast. In the southern section of Nagano City are a series of over 500 burial mounds at Ōmuro Kofun - a National historic site - dating from the 5th-8th centuries.

During the Sengoku period (c. 1467 – c. 1600), the area was hotly contested between the forces of the Uesugi clan based in Echigo Province and the Takeda clan based in Kai Province. The several Battles of Kawanakajima between Uesugi Kenshin and Takeda Shingen were fought near here. During the Edo period (1603 and 1868), much of the area came under the control of the Sanada clan based at Matsushiro Domain. The area suffered from flooding in 1742, and from a destructive earthquake in 1847.

Following the Meiji restoration and the creation of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889, the modern town of Nagano was established. Nagano was elevated to city status on April 1, 1897. During World War II, construction of the Matsushiro Underground Imperial Headquarters as the last redoubt for the Japanese government following the projected American invasion of Japan was started in 1944, but was aborted in 1945 due to the end of war. It was the first city founded in Nagano Prefecture and the 43rd city in Japan. Nagano hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics, 1998 Winter Paralympics, and the 2005 Special Olympics World Winter Games.

Growth of the city

The city borders expanded on July 1, 1923, with the annexation of the neighbouring town of Yoshida and villages of Sarita, Miwa and Komaki. The city again expanded on April 1, 1954 by annexing neighbouring villages of Asahi, Furusato, Yanagihara, Wakatsuki, Asakawa, Naganuma, Amori, Odagiri, Imoi and Mamejima. In 1959, due to the flooding of Chikuma River, 71 people died or were missing and 20,000 homes were flooded. On October 16, 1966, the city again expanded by annexing the neighbouring towns of Kawanakajima, Matsushiro and Wakaho, and villages of Shinonoi, Kohoku, Shinko, and Naniai. During the 1985 Matsushiro earthquake, 27 people died and 60 homes were destroyed or badly damaged due to landslides. In 1999, Nagano was designated as a core city (中核市, Chūkakushi), a category of Japanese city. Nagano continued to expand on January 1, 2005, by absorbing the municipalities of Toyono, and the village of Togakushi, and Kinasa (from Kamiminochi District), and the village of Ōoka (from Sarashina District). On January 1, 2010, Nagano absorbed the town of Shinshūshinmachi and the village of Nakajō from Kamiminochi District. [4]

1998 Winter Olympics and Paralympics

Stylized manhole cover displaying the Nagano Olympics emblem, with tactile paving Stylized Nagao Olympics manhole cover with tactile paving.jpg
Stylized manhole cover displaying the Nagano Olympics emblem, with tactile paving
Asagawa Loop Line to Iizuna Kogen Ski Area built in preparations for the 1998 Winter Olympics Qian Chuan rupurain.JPG
Asagawa Loop Line to Iizuna Kogen Ski Area built in preparations for the 1998 Winter Olympics

Nagano, along with the neighboring communities of Hakuba village, Nozawaonsen, Yamanouchi, Iizuna, and Karuizawa hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics from February 7 to February 22 and the Paralympics from March 5 to March 14. This was the third Olympic Games and second Winter Olympic Games to be held in Japan, after the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, and the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo (the first Winter Games ever held in Asia). As of 2019, Nagano was the southernmost host of the Winter Olympic Games. The Nagano Olympic Commemorative Marathon is held annually to commemorate the occasion.

One important legacy of the Games was an improved transportation network. In order to improve access to Nagano in advance of the Games, Nagano was linked to the high-speed shinkansen train network. The Nagano Shinkansen, now the Hokuriku Shinkansen was inaugurated five months before the start of the Games, and during the Winter Olympics carried 655,000 passengers [5] In addition, both Nagano Station and Shinonoi Station were expanded, and Imai Station in the Kawanakajima area was built to access the Athletes village. Finally, the Nagano Expressway and the Jōshin-etsu Expressway were built in the Nagano region, [6] and another 114.9 kilometers of roads within Nagano Prefecture were improved. [7]

In addition to a transportation legacy, several world-class venues of the 1998 Winter Olympics were built, including M-Wave, Japan's first International Skating Union (ISU) standard indoor 400m double-track, [8] and which happens to be one of the largest hanging wooden roof structures in the world. [9] Finally, the Athletes Village beside the newly constructed Imai Station was built in advance of the Games by the city of Nagano as future public residential housing, and loaned to the Nagano Olympic Organizing Committee during the Games. [10] A Media Village, composed of a four-block 10-12 storey apartment complex named Asahi Danchi, was built in the Asahi district of Nagano, across the street from the M-Wave. [11] [12] Asahi Danchi now includes private sector housing as well as housing for government employees. [13]

Geography

Nagano is located in north-central Nagano Prefecture, in the Nagano Basin (Zenkoji Daira), surrounding by mountains, near the confluence of the Chikuma River and the Sai River. The Sai River in Nagano should not be confused with the Sai River (Gifu) even though both rivers have the same kanji and reading, 犀川 (Saigawa). Other important rivers include the Susobana River, which originates in the Togakushi highland area; and the Torii River, which also originates in the Togakushi highland area. The Chikuma River is 367.0km, with 29.5 km within the Nagano city limits; the Sai River is 157.7 km, with 44.2 km in Nagano; all 40.1 km of Susobana River are in Nagano City, and 10.4 km of the 34.8 km-long Torii River are in Nagano [14] Myōkō-Togakushi Renzan National Park, Jōshin'etsu-kōgen National Park and Chūbu-Sangaku National Park are each partially located within Nagano City.

The present-day core city of Nagano includes the districts and former towns of Nagano, Shinonoi, Matsushiro, Wakaho, Kawanakajima, Kohoku, Naniai, Shinkomachi, Toyono, Togakushi, Kinasa, Ooka, Shinshushincho, Nakajo.

Surrounding mountains

Along the route on Mt. Togakushi, Nagano, to Oku Shrine Togakushi to Okujinja.jpg
Along the route on Mt. Togakushi, Nagano, to Oku Shrine
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Mount Minakami
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Iizuna Highlands

Surrounding municipalities

Hakuba Happo-one Winter Resort Hakuba Happo-one Winter Resort.JPG
Hakuba Happo-one Winter Resort

When we first went to Lake Nojiri, the International Village was like an island of affluence in a sea of poverty. But, as the Japanese economy recovered from the war, the scales tipped until we became an island of poverty in a sea of affluence. [15]

Alden Matthews, My Three Worlds (2007)

Climate

Nagano has a hot-summer humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfa) that borders on a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa). Its location in a sheltered inland valley means it receives less precipitation than any part of Japan except Hokkaidō. The city receives heavy winter snow totaling 2.57 metres (101 in) from December to March, but it is less gloomy during these cold months than the coast from Hagi to Wakkanai.

Climate data for Nagano, Nagano (1981–2010)
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Record high °C (°F)18.1
(64.6)
22.5
(72.5)
24.4
(75.9)
30.8
(87.4)
32.6
(90.7)
35.6
(96.1)
37.9
(100.2)
38.7
(101.7)
36.3
(97.3)
32.2
(90.0)
26.2
(79.2)
21.3
(70.3)
38.7
(101.7)
Average high °C (°F)3.5
(38.3)
4.7
(40.5)
9.5
(49.1)
17.3
(63.1)
22.5
(72.5)
25.7
(78.3)
29.1
(84.4)
31.0
(87.8)
25.6
(78.1)
19.2
(66.6)
13.0
(55.4)
6.8
(44.2)
17.3
(63.1)
Daily mean °C (°F)−0.6
(30.9)
0.1
(32.2)
3.8
(38.8)
10.6
(51.1)
16.0
(60.8)
20.1
(68.2)
23.8
(74.8)
25.2
(77.4)
20.6
(69.1)
13.9
(57.0)
7.5
(45.5)
2.1
(35.8)
11.9
(53.4)
Average low °C (°F)−4.1
(24.6)
−3.8
(25.2)
−0.8
(30.6)
4.9
(40.8)
10.5
(50.9)
15.8
(60.4)
20.0
(68.0)
21.3
(70.3)
16.9
(62.4)
9.7
(49.5)
3.1
(37.6)
−1.6
(29.1)
7.7
(45.9)
Record low °C (°F)−17.0
(1.4)
−16.4
(2.5)
−14.6
(5.7)
−6.5
(20.3)
−1.8
(28.8)
3.9
(39.0)
10.2
(50.4)
10.7
(51.3)
5.5
(41.9)
−1.9
(28.6)
−11.4
(11.5)
−15.2
(4.6)
−17.0
(1.4)
Average precipitation mm (inches)51.1
(2.01)
49.8
(1.96)
59.4
(2.34)
53.9
(2.12)
75.1
(2.96)
109.2
(4.30)
134.4
(5.29)
97.8
(3.85)
129.4
(5.09)
82.8
(3.26)
44.3
(1.74)
45.5
(1.79)
932.7
(36.71)
Average snowfall cm (inches)98
(39)
82
(32)
27
(11)
3
(1.2)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
2
(0.8)
45
(18)
257
(102)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.5 mm)13.011.512.09.210.011.413.19.811.79.18.610.4129.8
Average snowy days22.919.68.20.60.00.00.00.00.00.00.910.863
Average relative humidity (%)78746861647074727475767772
Mean monthly sunshine hours 127.2131.3168.5198.3207.3162.2168.8204.3141.7152.4139.1135.61,936.7
Source 1: Japan Meteorological Agency [17]
Source 2: Japan Meteorological Agency (records) [18]

Politics

Nagano has a mayor-council form of government with a directly elected mayor and a unicameral city legislature of 39 members. The city and neighboring towns of Shinano, Iizuna, and Ogawa contribute 11 members to the 57-member Nagano Prefectural Assembly. In terms of national politics, parts of Nagano can be found in one of two national districts, Nagano 1st District, which consists of Iiyama, Nagano (except for the recently annexed areas in District 2), Nakano, and Suzaka, as well as the Kamitakai, Shimominochi, and Shimotakai, and Nagano 2nd District, which consists of Matsumoto and Ōmachi, as well as the Higashichikuma, Kamiminochi, Kitaazumi, Minamiazumi, and several areas annexed into Nagano city, specifically the Sarashina as well as the former towns of Kinasa, Togakushi, and Toyono, in the lower house of the National Diet.

Mayors: Non-direct election

Mayors: Direct election

Demographics

The population of Nagano City has declined by 10,000 since the mid-1990s. As of April 1, 2019, the city had a total population of 376,080 people, made up of 193,982 women and 182,098 men in 160,625 households. [20]

Historical populations

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1920 212,182    
1925 222,141+4.7%
1930 234,503+5.6%
1935 239,513+2.1%
1940 241,716+0.9%
1945 295,090+22.1%
1950 300,756+1.9%
1955 303,435+0.9%
1960 303,458+0.0%
1965 310,399+2.3%
1970 322,825+4.0%
1975 342,120+6.0%
1980 358,173+4.7%
1985 369,023+3.0%
1990 377,261+2.2%
1995 387,359+2.7%
2000 387,911+0.1%
2005 386,572−0.3%
2010 381,511−1.3%
2015 377,598−1.0%

Population of districts of the current Core City of Nagano

The growth and decline of the population within the various districts of Nagano City has been uneven over the past 70 years [21]

Sortable table
YearTotal NaganoShinonoiMatsushiroWakahoKawanakajimaKohokuNaniaiShinkomachiToyonoTogakushiKinasaOokaShinshushinchoNakajo
1947295,348136,35330,31827,90613,24211,05312,7834,8916,5009,93010,2056,1704,67014,2407,087
1950300,756143,49430,06827,13113,06310,79412,8074,9116,3859,86910,2816,2094,56014,0407,144
1955303,684152,54729,06225,48512,31210,43212,6554,8706,0679,7879,6976,0074,35113,5116,901
1960303,458160,52229,32922,62611,93810,40312,3314,4195,5039,6048,7095,3734,03512,3546,312
1965310,399172,83629,30421,45111,40410,97514,2283,9624,9649,1107,5474,3973,40511,3245,456
1970322,825187,21630,63320,49611,73912,55114,6303,5714,5199,2836,4753,7632,92410,1884,837
1975342,120198,22434,49319,96812,31716,10218,1403,1904,2039,5396,2253,6032,4779,3234,316
1980358,173208,70336,43220,78612,76617,31421,3212,9954,0439,6336,0743,2232,2498,6164,018
1985369,023216,30637,51621,22412,93418,47323,6093,0533,8489,7015,8662,8642,1037,8813,635
1995377,261223,19138,44421,11012,64619,79025,4182,8663,5619,7005,6082,6861,7537,1433,345
1995387,359229,95239,60120,79012,68721,62427,9282,6333,3019,8195,2182,5231,6026,5963,085
2000387,911228,43139,23319,90412,50324,99729,5992,3993,04610,0054,9382,3331,5446,0932,886
2005386,572227,75839,98118,87312,66125,66930,8792,1182,76810,0164,4671,9831,3895,5352,525
2010381,511223,78740,38018,16112,57026,41632,0751,8732,4349,8253,9861,7001,1544,8922,258
2015377,598221,40441,34017,10012,20126,88133,4861,6222,0519,6093,4991,3939604,1351,917

Foreign and non-Japanese residents

The following table shows the population of foreigners and non-Japanese residents since 2014 [22]

Sortable table
YearTotalChineseKoreanFilipinoVietnameseThaiOther
20143,3941,619587301136219532
20153,4751,612571320195226551
20163,4751,595542319248239552
20173,5761,576536336314241573
20183,7151,563557344392242617

Education

Universities and colleges

Nagano is home to several private and public universities. Four of the ten universities recognized as major universities in the prefecture have campuses in the city, including the newest prefectural university, The University of Nagano. [23]

Public

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The University of Nagano Main Entrance
  • Shinshu University, Shindai is a Japanese national university with campuses also in Matsumoto, Ueda, and Minamiminowa, Nagano.
  • The University of Nagano, a 4-year university, replaced the 2-year Nagano Prefectural College in 2018. The university has two campuses, named for their location in Nagano, Miwa Campus and Gocho Campus. [24] The university has an affiliated Center for Social Innovation Initiatives. The university is unique in Japan in that all first-year students live in a dormitory and all second-year students take part in overseas study programs.
  • Nagano Prefectural College, is a 2-year prefectural college in the Miwa area of Nagano City. The predecessor of the school was founded in 1929. It became the 4-year university, The University of Nagano, in April 2018. [25] Nagano Prefectural College will close when its final students graduate in March 2020.
  • National Institute of Technology, Nagano College, is a national engineering college located in the Tokuma area of Nagano City. The national college has 5 departments: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electronics and Control Engineering, Electronic and Computer Science, and Civil Engineering. [26]
  • Nagano Prefectural Agricultural College is a two-year practical, comprehensive agricultural college located in the Matsushiro area of Nagano.

Private

Seisen Jogakuin College at Nagano Station, East Exit SeiJo Nagano Station.jpg
Seisen Jogakuin College at Nagano Station, East Exit

Former schools

Primary and secondary education

Nagano has 55 public elementary schools and 24 public middle schools operated by the city government, along with one public middle school operated by the national government and four private middle schools. The city has 12 public high schools operated by the Nagano Prefectural Board of Education, of which three are vocational, one public high school operated by the city government, and five private high schools. In addition, the city has four special education schools.

Prefectural high schools

  • Nagano Prefectural Nagano Senior High School
  • Nagano Prefectural Nagano Yoshida High School
    • Nagano Prefectural Yoshida Senior High School Fixed Part-time School
  • Nagano Prefectural Nagano West Senior High School
    • Nagano Senior Nagano West Senior High School Chujo School
  • Nagano Prefectural Nagano East Senior High School
  • Nagano Prefectural Nagano High School of Technology
  • Nagano Prefectural Nagano Commercial Senior High School
  • Nagano Prefectural Nagano South Senior High School
  • Nagano Prefectural Sarashina Agriculture High School
  • Nagano Prefectural Shinonoi High School
    • Nagano Prefectural Shinonoi High School Saikyou Branch
  • Nagano Prefectural Matsushiro High School

Municipal high schools

  • Nagano City Nagano Junior and Senior High School

Private high schools

  • Nagano Seisen Jogakuin Junior and Senior High School
  • Nagano Women's High School
  • Nagano Shunei Senior High School
  • Nagano Nihon University Junior and Senior High School
  • Bunka Gakuen Nagano Junior and Senior High School
  • Tsukuba Kaisei High School, Nagano Learning Center

Public facilities

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Nagano City Library

Transportation

Railway

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A Nagano Shinkansen E2 Series "J" set in February 1998 built for the 1998 Winter Olympics
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Nagano Station Zenkō-ji exit at night.
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Nagano Electric Railway 1000 Series Train at Hongō Station

The city's main railway hub is Nagano Station. The coming of the 1998 Winter Olympics saw important changes to the transportation systems. Nagano Station and the smaller Shinonoi Station were expanded, and with the construction of the Athletes village for the Games in the Kawanakajima area, Imai Station was opened. Finally, the Hokuriku Shinkansen, initially named the Nagano Shinkansen, connecting Nagano to Takasaki, Gunma where it merges with the Jōetsu Shinkansen and continues to Ōmiya Station and Tokyo Station, opened in 1997 to accommodate the expected increase in travelers to Nagano. This reduced by half the travel time between Tokyo and Nagano, to 79 minutes for 221 kilometers. [27] As the main railway hub of the region, Nagano Station connects JR East, Shinano Railway, and Nagano Electric Railway in the city center. The JR trains carry 36,612 passengers per day with private rail carrying another 15,082 (and buses carry 20,229 passengers). [28]

Bus

Buses for the Kawanakajima Bus and the Nagano Dentetsu Bus Co. service the city and surrounding areas, departing both Nagano Station and the Nagano Bus Terminal just west of the station. Local bus provider, Alpico Kōtsū, departs from a dedicated office across the street from the Zenkō-ji Exit of Nagano Station. Long-distance highway bus services depart from the East Exit of Nagano Station. There is also a daily bus to Narita Airport.

Gururin-go is a central district bus that runs in a circular loop from Nagano Station to Zennoji, passing Zenkō-ji, the Nagano Prefectural Office, and the Nagano Bus Terminal. Regardless of where you board or disembark, the fare is 150 yen. [29]

Airport

The nearest airport is Matsumoto Airport, connected via a 70-minute express bus from Nagano City.

Highways

Government

Nagano National Government Building No.1 Nagano National Government Building No.1.JPG
Nagano National Government Building No.1

National

Prefectural

Economy

The gross value of goods and services of the economy in the city of Nagano in 2016 was estimated to be 4,438,580,046,000 yen, approximately US$40.5 billion. [30] The largest percentage of this, 41.8%, was related to wholesale and retail, followed by healthcare and welfare, 25.9%, manufacturing, was 13.7%. [31]

In 2016, Nagano City had 183,710 people in employment, with 21.1% of workers in wholesale or retail, 14.%% in healthcare and welfare, and 11.6% are in manufacturing. [32] Other major employers include hotels and restaurants, 9% of employees, and construction industry, 7.9%; farming and forestry workers comprised 1.1% of the working population. [33]

Major companies with headquarters in Nagano City

  • Densan (information processing)
  • Hachijunin (82) Bank (financial)
  • Heiando (bookstore)
  • Hokto (agriculture)
  • Hokushinrika (physical and chemical equipment sales)
  • Kakuto (construction)
  • Kawanakajima Bus (transportation)
  • Kitano Construction (construction) who established the Kitano Museum of Art
  • Kyowa (service)
  • Maeda Seisakusho (machinery)
  • Maruchi (food wholesaler)
  • Marukome (food)
  • Moriki (pharmaceuticals)
  • Moriya (construction)
  • Nagaden Bus (transportation)
  • Nagano Electric Railway (transportation)
  • Nagano Japan Radio (electronics)
  • Nagano Tokyu Department Store
  • Nagano Toshi Gas (gas supplier)
  • Ogasaka Ski (ski manufacturer)
  • Shinko Electric Industries (electronics)
  • Sunny Health (health food)
  • Takachiho (souvenir wholesaler)
  • Takamisawa (glass, concrete, ...)
  • Takasawa (steel, construction materials)
  • Tokyo Horei (publishing)
  • Tosys (construction)
  • Yawataya Isogoro (spices)

Other major companies in Nagano City

Mass Media

Regional newspapers

  • Shinano Mainichi Newspaper
  • Nagano Shinmin Newspaper

Television

NHK Studio in the Wakasato District of Nagano NHK Studio Nagano.jpg
NHK Studio in the Wakasato District of Nagano

Relations

International

Domestic

Local attractions

Nagano is surrounded by mountains which boast excellent hiking, camping, and cycling. In addition, the city includes 46 national-designated cultural assets, 55 prefectural-designated cultural assets, 298 municipal-designated cultural assets, and finally 59 national-registered structures and 7 monuments in Nagano city. [35]

Temples and Shrines

Route to Togakushi Shrine Togakusi zuishinmon.jpg
Route to Togakushi Shrine

Historical Sites

The Taisho era the Fujiya Gohonjin Hotel and Restaurant (built in 1925) in Daimon-cho. Fujiyagohonjin.jpg
The Taishō era the Fujiya Gohonjin Hotel and Restaurant (built in 1925) in Daimon-cho.
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Matsushiro Castle moats and reconstructed gate
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The Battle of Kawanakajima - Takeda Shingen on the left and Uesugi Kenshin on the right

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Kitano Museum of Art

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Nagano Prefecture Prefecture of Japan

Nagano Prefecture is a landlocked prefecture of Japan located in the Chūbu region of Honshū. Nagano Prefecture has a population of 2,052,493 and has a geographic area of 13,561 square kilometres (5,236 sq mi). Nagano Prefecture borders Niigata Prefecture to the north, Gunma Prefecture to the northeast, Saitama Prefecture to the east, Yamanashi Prefecture to the southeast, Shizuoka Prefecture and Aichi Prefecture to the south, and Gifu Prefecture and Toyama Prefecture to the west.

Chikuma, Nagano City in Chūbu, Japan

Chikuma is a city located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 March 2019, the city had an estimated population of 59,381 in 22,018 households, and a population density of 500 persons per km². The total area of the city was 119.79 square kilometres (46.25 sq mi).

Nakano, Nagano City in Chūbu, Japan

Nakano is a city located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 March 2019, the city had an estimated population of 42,664 in 15649 households, and a population density of 380 persons per km². The total area of the city is 112.18 square kilometres (43.31 sq mi).

Sarashina was a district located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan.

Togakushi, Nagano

Togakushi was a village located in the mountainous Kamiminochi District, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. Part of Togakushi is located in Myōkō-Togakushi Renzan National Park. One of Japan's largest campgrounds is found here.

Kamiminochi is a district located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan.

Matsushiro, Nagano

Matsushiro was a historically important town in Hanishina District, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. In 1966, it was incorporated into Nagano City.

Iizuna Town in Chūbu, Japan

Iizuna is a town located in the Kamiminochi District of norther Nagano Prefecture, Japan. As of 31 March 2019, the town had an estimated population of 11,115 in 4187 households, and a population density of 150 persons per km2. the total area of the town is 75.00 square kilometres (28.96 sq mi).

The Hokkoku Kaidō was a highway in Japan during the Edo period. It was a secondary route, ranked below the Edo Five Routes in importance. Because it was developed for travelers going to Zenkō-ji, it was also called Zenkō-ji Kaidō (善光寺街道). It stretched from the Nakasendō's Oiwake-juku to the Hokurikudō's Takada-shuku. Nowadays, the route is traced by Route 18, stretching between the town of Karuizawa and the city of Jōetsu.

Kawanakajima Station Railway station in Nagano, Nagano Prefecture, Japan

Kawanakajima Station is a railway station in the city of Nagano, Nagano Prefecture, Japan.

Kita-Nagano Station Railway station in Nagano, Nagano Prefecture, Japan

Kita-Nagano Station is a railway station on the Shinano Railway Kita-Shinano Line in Nakagoe, in the city of Nagano, Japan, operated by the third-sector railway operating company Shinano Railway. It is also a freight terminal for the Japan Freight Railway Company.

Toyono Station Railway station in Nagano, Nagano Prefecture, Japan

Toyono Station is a railway station in Toyono in the city of Nagano, Japan, jointly operated by the East Japan Railway Company and the third-sector railway operating company Shinano Railway.

Kami-Imai Station Railway station in Nakano, Nagano Prefecture, Japan

Kami-Imai Station is a railway station in the city of Nakano, Nagano Prefecture, Japan operated by the East Japan Railway Company.

Hachisu Station Railway station in Iiyama, Nagano Prefecture, Japan

Hachisu Station is a railway station in the city of Iiyama, Nagano Prefecture, Japan operated by East Japan Railway Company.

Togari-Nozawaonsen Station Railway station in Iiyama, Nagano Prefecture, Japan

Togari-Nozawaonsen Station is a railway station in the city of Iiyama, Nagano Prefecture, Japan operated by East Japan Railway Company. Its name is also written "Togarinozawa Onsen Station".

Kami-Kuwanagawa Station Railway station in Iiyama, Nagano Prefecture, Japan

Kami-Kuwanagawa Station is a railway station in the city of Iiyama, Nagano Prefecture, Japan operated by the East Japan Railway Company.

Kuwanagawa Station Railway station in Iiyama, Nagano Prefecture, Japan

Kuwanagawa Station is a railway station in the city of Iiyama, Nagano Prefecture, Japan operated by East Japan Railway Company.

Hongō Station (Nagano) Railway station in Nagano, Nagano Prefecture, Japan

Hongō Station is a railway station in the northeastern part of city of Nagano, Japan, in area called Miwa (三輪). The station is operated by the private railway operating company Nagano Electric Railway.

Kitano Museum of Art Art museum in Wakahowatauchi Nagano Nagano Japan

The Kitano Museum of Art, which opened in 1968 as the first private art museum in Nagano Prefecture, is today run by a public interest incorporated foundation, in the Wakaho district, in the southeastern section of Nagano in Nagano Prefecture. The museum is located next to the Yushimatenmangu Shrine, a branch of Yushima Tenman-gū which was founded in 458 in Bunkyō in Tokyo. The entrance to the museum is through the Yushimatenmangu Shrine. The museum includes a Japanese garden by Mirei Shigemori, a notable 20th century modern landscape architect, that was completed in 1965.

Nagano Sports Park Park in Nagano, Japan

Nagano Sports Park is a park located in the Yoshida area of the city of Nagano, Nagano, Japan, approximately 5 km northeast of Nagano Station. The facilities are owned by Nagano Prefecture and by the Nagano municipal government.

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