Nagano (Japanese长野 市, - shi) is the capital of the prefecture Nagano in central Honshu, the main island of Japan.
The high speed train Shinkansen Nagano connects with Takasaki and Tokyo. Soba from Nagano is called Shinano Soba.
There are silk industry, mechanical engineering, woodworking and a university.
Nagano is known for its Buddhist Zenko Temple, which contains one of the oldest representations of Buddha in Japan. The bronze statue probably dates back to the 6th century. The main hall of the temple is one of the largest wooden buildings in Japan.
In the countryside the Japanese Macaque lives.
- Street: Jōshin'etsu highway
- Nagano Expressway
- National Road 18
- National Road 19
- National roads 117, 403, 406
- Railroad: Nagano station
- JR Nagano Shinkansen
- JR Shin-etsu Main Line
- JR Iiyama Line
- JR Shinonoi - line
- Shinano tetsudō
- Nagano Dentetsu
- Zenko -ji temple
- Togakushi Shrine
At the 1998 Winter Olympics, the two ice-hockey stadiums Nagano -shi Wakasato Tamokuteki Sports Arena ( " Big Hat " ) and Nagano Undōkōen Sogo Sogo Undōjō Shimin Pool ( "Aqua Wing" ) were built.
In memory of the Games 1999 Nagano Marathon was launched.
Sons and daughters of the town
- Takeru Kobayashi (born 1978 ), Competitive Eater
- Kiyoshige Koyama (1914-2009), composer
- Hiro Mashima ( b. 1977 ), manga artist
- Matsui Sumako (1886-1919), actress
- Daisuke Sakai (* 1987), ice hockey player
- Miyazawa Takashi ( b. 1978 ), cyclist
- Masatoshi Wakabayashi (* 1934), politician
- Soko Yamaoka (* 1974), snowboarder
- United States Clearwater (Florida), sister city since 1959
- People's Republic of China Shijiazhuang, sister city since 1981
- Japan Kanazawa, " Besucheranlockungs - Promotion Partner City " (集客 プロモーション パートナー 都市 締結) since 2007
Adjacent Cities and Towns
- Nagano Prefecture Ōmachi