#283 Nagano

Nagano is a prefecture in the center of Japan.

nagano

It has great snow in winter and because of it’s location in a sheltered valley it doesn’t receive much rain.

It is famous for a big temple called Zenkoji.
zenkoji

It hosted the 1998 winter Olympics.

Nagano Logo

The Olympic stadium is now a baseball stadium.
Nagano_Olympic_Stadium

They also have a wild monkey park, Jigokudani park, where you can see monkeys hanging out in hot springs.

jigokudani park

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