Regional Information Nagano

Nagano Prefecture, supporting monodzukuri (manufacturing) with precision technology

Your Regional Guide : Yusuke Hosoi

Nagano Pref. Concierge
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692-2 Minaminagano Habashita, Nagano-city, Nagano Prefecture 380-8570
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The information below is as of November 2017.

Located nearly at the center of the mainland, Nagano Prefecture boasts smooth accessibility not only to the Tokyo metropolitan area and the Chukyo area, but also to the regions along the Sea of Japan.
As the development of the Superconducting Maglev Chuo Shinkansen and the Sanen-Nanshin Expressway is advancing, the prefecture is expected to improve its accessibility to the areas along these routes.
These geographical advantages offer companies the possibility to expand their business strategies.


A number of routes exist leading to the Tokyo metropolitan area, the Chukyo region, the Kinki region, the regions along the Pacific Ocean and the regions along the Sea of Japan, minimizing logistics and distribution risks. The Chuo Expressway facilitates access to various regions. The Nagano Expressway allows travelers to go between Nagano and Nagoya (Komaki) in three hours and ten minutes, while the Joshinetsu Expressway allows access between Nagano and Tokyo (Nerima) in two hours and thirty minutes.


Shinshu Matsumoto Airport offers direct access to Sapporo (New Chitose), and Fukuoka; flights to Sapporo and Fukuoka take approximately 1hour and 20 minutes.


Nagoya Prefecture is adjacent to the regions along the Sea of Japan and provides easy access to the countries of Asia.


Taking the Nagano Shinkansen (bullet train) (Hokuriku Shinkansen) allows travelers to go between Tokyo and Nagoya in as little as 90 minutes. Nagano and Nagoya by the JR express takes approximately two hours and 20 minutes; from Matsumoto, Nagoya can be reached in approximately two hours. If the Tokaido Shinkansen from Nagoya is used, travelers can go between Nagano and Osaka in approximately three hours and fifty minutes and approximately three hours from Matsumoto.