Nagano Prefecture is famous for... Skiing and snowboarding! The Northern Alps Nagano Winter Olympics Onsen hot springs Monkeys that enjoy the onsen hot springs Fruit ...amongst other things!
Nagano Prefecture is an inland prefecture located in the central Chubu region of the main Honshu island and home to most of the Alps with an impressive collection of mountains and beautiful natural environments. Nagano Prefectureis home to nine of the twelve highest mountains in Japan.
Nagano Prefecture was host to the 1998 Winter Olympics which helped to bring international attention to the region. Since then and in particular in recent years the number of people visiting Nagano from overseas has been rapidly increasing.