Nagano Tourism Organization
Nagano Tourism Organization
Adventures of Olympic Proportions

Nagano Prefecture is located basically in the center of Japan and is surrounded by mountain ranges, earning it the nickname of the “Roof of Japan”. 
In 1998, Nagano hosted the Winter Olympics and Paralympics. The world-class snow resorts of hakuba, Shiga Kogen Heights and Nozawa Onsen continue to attract winter sports enthusiasts every year. 

In addition, Nagano has convenient rail and expressway access to Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto and other major cities, and is in close proximity to such premier sightseeing spots as Mt. Fuji, Hida-Takayama and the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route.

The Nagano Tourism Organization encourages travel advisors to send clients to this sunny inland prefecture with six distinct regions, where visitors enjoy year-round activities, relaxing hot springs and always stunning views. 


Shigeru Kakizaki

Sales Manager

Shigeru has six years experience in inbound tourism. He previously worked for the Japan National Tourism Organization.

Joe Anyo

CEO, High Mountain Associate, Inc.

Joe is CEO of High Mount Asscociate, Inc. (Travel Land Operator). He is a travel advisor for the Nagano Tourism Organization. Joe's credentials include: Wildness Advanced, First Aid Advance, Tourism English Proficiency: Grade-2.

Blair Guardia

Travel Content Writer

Blair is an English native and fluent in Japanese, and has in-depth knowledge about Nagano.

Miki Takahashi

Administrative officer of Nagano Prefectural Government

Miki is an officer of the local government and has travel industry experience. Miki previously resides in South America.

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