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Overview of Nagano
“Historic architecture nestled among the mountains.”
Nestled in the middle of Japan surrounded by jagged mountains, Nagano prefecture presents spectacular views of nature and quaint little towns. Nagano’s most popular and most visited attraction is the Zenkoji Temple which dates back to the 7th century and houses the first Buddhist image to arrive in Japan. Matsumoto, its 2nd largest city after Nagano city, is the entryway to the Japanese Alps for wonderful skiing and hot springs (onsen) trips during winter or hiking during summer. It is home to the beautiful Matsumoto Castle, one of Japan’s oldest fortresses considered to be a National Treasure.
Climate in Nagano
Annual temperature is roughly between 0°C (30°F) and 25°C (77°F). August expects the highest precipitation (about 140mm) while January is the snowiest month (about 60cm). July to September are the warmest months (about 24°C or 76°F), and January, February and December are the coldest months (about 0°C or 30°F).
You can get more climate information with the following charts created by processing the weather observation data for the past 10 years. Please note that this is not a weather forecast. For more information about the data please read this page.
Weather SummaryOf the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average
Hourly TemperatureOf the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average
Hourly Wind SpeedOf the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average
Hourly Sunshine DurationOf the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average
Top 10 Fine Weather Days of Aug10-year average.
Monthly Weather10-year average
Monthly Precipitation and Temperature10-year average
Monthly Wind Speed10-year average
The following clothes are recommended for visiting Nagano in the 2nd week of Aug.