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Around Trip Nagano

Ukiyo-e and contemporary art.
An overwhelming Instagram-worthy world where ancient and modern art intersects

Only one hour by plane from Kobe Airport, near Central Osaka and you'll arrive at Matsumoto, the gateway to Nagano, one of Japan's leading art centers. Iconic building such as Matsumoto Castle that houses the collections of the warlords, and is a designated National Treasure; the Matsumoto City Museum of Art, exhibiting works by world-famous artist Yayoi Kusama (from Nagano) and the Migahara Kogen Museum of Art exhibiting about 350 works of art, situated on a plateau overlooking magnificent mountain scenery, all greet the art lover. Why not spend your time exclusively in Nagano, an important center of creativity, while enjoying the scenic drive between these noted art bases. The lush mountain scenery and delicious gastonomy of the region will enhance your experience.

Only one hour by plane from Kobe Airport, near Central Osaka and you'll arrive at Matsumoto, the gateway to Nagano, one of Japan's leading art centers. Iconic building such as Matsumoto Castle that houses the collections of the warlords, and is a designated National Treasure; the Matsumoto City Museum of Art, exhibiting works by world-famous artist Yayoi Kusama (from Nagano) and the Migahara Kogen Museum of Art exhibiting about 350 works of art, situated on a plateau overlooking magnificent mountain scenery, all greet the art lover. Why not spend your time exclusively in Nagano, an important center of creativity, while enjoying the scenic drive between these noted art bases. The lush mountain scenery and delicious gastonomy of the region will enhance your experience.

DAY2 START!!

Matsumoto Castle / Nawate Street / Walk around Nakamachi Dori

Take a walk through Matsumoto Castle and the castle town that stretches from north to south with lots of attractions.

Matsumoto Castle / Nawate Street / Walk around Nakamachi Dori
Matsumoto Castle / Nawate Street / Walk around Nakamachi Dori
Matsumoto Castle / Nawate Street / Walk around Nakamachi Dori

3minutes by car

Hikariya Higashi

Have a supreme time with dishes based on the concept of local production for local consumption, using mainly healthy Shinshu ingredients.

Hikariya Higashi
Hikariya Higashi
Hikariya Higashi

3minutes by car

Appreciation of Matsumoto City Museum of Art
* Under renovation until April 2022

The main collection and exhibition is the work of Yayoi Kusama, a world-famous artist from Matsumoto.

Appreciation of Matsumoto City Museum of Art
Appreciation of Matsumoto City Museum of Art
Appreciation of Matsumoto City Museum of Art

69minutes by car

Venus line

To the scenic drive where flowers bloom. Have a slow drive to enjoy the plateau.

Venus line
Venus line
Venus line

At Venus Line
Spots to enjoy♪

  • Yamabe Winery / Farmers Garden

    Yamabe Winery / Farmers Garden

    Mountainside red, mountainside white, and mountainside rose. Have your favorite wine.

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  • Migahara Kogen Museum Superb view hiking and art walk

    Migahara Kogen Museum
    Superb view hiking and art walk

    A large outdoor sculpture museum covering 13 ha.

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  • Utsukushigahara Plateau Hiking

    Utsukushigahara Plateau Hiking

    Take the shuttle bus of "Ougatou Hotel" where you will stay on the day. Check in to the hotel first. Slowly hike in the vast ranch landscape (about 1.5h). At Ougatou, the highest peak in Utsukushigahara, a 360-degree panorama spreads out. From Ogana, you can enjoy the view of Matsumotodaira and the spectacular Northern Alps.

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1 hour 54 minutes by car

Ougatou Hotel

Have a special time at the resort above the clouds.

Ougatou Hotel
Ougatou Hotel
Ougatou Hotel
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