2 days in Nagano & Karuizawa-machi Itinerary

2 days in Nagano & Karuizawa-machi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nagano Prefecture sightseeing planner

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Nagano
— 1 day
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Karuizawa-machi
— 1 night
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Nagano

— 1 day
Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
On the 3rd (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Zenko-ji Temple, make a trip to Zenko-ji Temple Sammon Gate, then don't miss a visit to Togakushi Shrine Chusha, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Togakushi Shrine Okusha, and finally take a peaceful walk through Togakushi Forest Botanical Garden.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Nagano holiday planner.

Tokyo to Nagano is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May in Nagano, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Karuizawa-machi.

Things to do in Nagano

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Karuizawa-machi

— 1 night
The only city in the world to have hosted both summer and winter Olympics, the resort town of Karuizawa-machi boasts clean air, impressive mountain scenery, and many outdoor activities and hot springs.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): browse the different shops at Karuizawa prince shopping plaza, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kyukaruizawa Ginza-dori, then admire the sheer force of Shiraito Falls, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kumoba Pond.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Karuizawa-machi trip builder tool.

Traveling by train from Nagano to Karuizawa-machi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daytime highs in Karuizawa-machi are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Karuizawa-machi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping