Boasting a number of mountains in the 3,000-meter range, Nagano is a prefecture rich in natural splendor. It is also a region known for heavy snowfall, with its northern Hokushin area in particular dotted with ski resorts. In fact, resorts like Hakuba Happo-one Ski Resort and the Higashi-tateyama Ski Area hosted the Nagano Winter Olympics. Despite the heavy snow in winter, Nagano presents the perfect environment for leisure activities and relaxation throughout the year. Be sure to try local specialties like Shinshu soba noodles and grilled oyaki dumplings!

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