Nagano (長野市 Nagano-shi), the capital city of Nagano Prefecture, is situated in the northern part of the prefecture near the confluence of the Chikuma and the Sai rivers, on the main Japanese island of Honshū.
The lively city nestled in the mountain ranges of the Northern Alps,is in harmony with the surrounding nature. Nagano City also nurtures mystical legends and beautiful seasons. Beautiful flowers in spring, cool and dynamic nature in summer, rich and colorful leaves in fall and winter scenery can be enjoyed. Mountain climbing, walking and many other sports can also be enjoyed throughout the year.