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A valley between Nagano Prefecture and Niigata Prefecture. Its unique lifestyle and culture have been remained well, mainly because the area has been isolated from cities and by a lot of snow in the winter. Now, the valley is known as a secret place where people can enjoy nature, for example waterfalls flowing through autumn-colored trees. Onsen are also available.
Sakai, Sakae-mura, Shimominochi, Nagano
There are a variety of camp grounds and ski areas nearby, so you can visit and enjoy the area's natural beauty year-round.
Take a train from either JR Nagano Station or Echigokawaguchi Station, and get off at JR Mirimiyanohara Station.
Take a bus from Yuzawa-eki-mae and get off at Morimiyanohara-eki-mae.
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