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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.

You can read more about Nagano, its local attractions and must-see places as well as some navigational guides in Japan National Tourism Organization's Web Site.

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.

You can use the clock icon in each chart to select the week or day to display the data for.

Weather Summary

Of the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average

Hourly Temperature

Of the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average

Hourly Wind Speed

Of the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average

Hourly Sunshine Duration

Of the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average

Top 10 Fine Weather Days of Aug

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Monthly Weather

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Monthly Precipitation and Temperature

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Monthly Wind Speed

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Recommended Clothing

The following clothes are recommended for visiting Nagano in the 2nd week of Aug.