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Nagano is a city and prefecture of Japan, located in the mountains of the island of Honshu, in the very center of the country. Due to its extremely beautiful landscapes and landscapes, wonderful lakes and hot springs, Nagano enjoys increased popularity among foreign visitors, and the local climatic features have made this place a real Mecca for snowboarding and skiing enthusiasts. On the territory of Nagano, you will find about a hundred ski resorts, 40 ice rinks, and the best time for a trip lasts from November to the end of spring. The city gained particular fame after the 1998 Winter Olympic Games were held here.
Nagano is a prefecture in the central part of the island of Honshu. Its administrative center with the same name in our time is a modern developed city, the population of which exceeds 360 thousand people. The city of Nagano is located 200 kilometers northwest of the country's capital, Tokyo. The area connects the Southern, Northern and Central Japanese Alps - the Hotaka, Kiso, Yari and Akaisi mountain ranges, towering over the surroundings for more than 3 kilometers. The rivers Hime, Chikuma and Kiso flow between them.
Nagano is connected to the capital of the country through the Hokuriku Shinkansen high-speed railway line. This line allows you to get here in less than 2 hours.
The climate in Nagano is cold and dry compared to other areas of Honshu due to the prefecture's remoteness from the sea line and the abundance of mountain ranges. Winters are fairly snowy and mild, while summers are relatively cool.
Time in Nagano is 5 hours ahead of Moscow time.
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