Nagano, the city of winter sports!

Located at more than 3,000 meters above sea level, the city of Nagano is in the heart of the Japanese Alps and is the Japanese capital of winter sports!

Skiing at Shiga Kogen, eating shishu soba, visiting the Togakushi-jinja shrine or the Zenkoji temple where you can even sleep for a night, these are all activities you will have the opportunity to discover if you decide to go to Nagano!

If you are a winter sports lover, then you will be delighted by this city which hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics! Many excursions are possible from Nagano, and among them the resort of Matsumoto, only 50 km away, where you can ski while discovering the Raven’s castle, a perfectly preserved five-level dungeon!

On weekends, do not hesitate to visit the Jogokudani park, a place very popular with tourists and monkeys who bathe in onsen, thermal springs well known to the Japanese.

Lastly, on the first Saturday of August, don’t miss the Binzuru Dance Festival, the biggest festival of the year which brings together thousands of dancers in the streets of the city!

No matter what city you choose, finding accommodation always seems to be a challenge, especially if it’s in a city you don’t know yet! Because we have many partners on site, we can help you in this crucial stage of your project.

Our partner has a range of accommodation to meet your needs, depending on the length of your stay and your wishes. Whether you want to live with a host family, in a shared flat or in your own flat: we will find a solution that satisfies your requirements!

Bamboo forest
Autumn color of a lake

Nagano in a few figures

Traditional festival

Nagano is: 834.85 km2 in area / 372,304 inhabitants

Catch-Up Education represents several language schools in Japan and we will be able to advise you according to your wishes and needs.

Student group
Work in a park

To discover the extent of the programs offered by Catch-Up Education in Japan, do not hesitate to consult our services and programmes!

Dynamic and enjoyable, Nagano is the city for you!

Explore other cities :

Contact us!

If you want to know more about Catch-up Education and talk about your project.

Stay informed!

Subscribe to our newletter, and you will receive our last news.


Recevez les différentes bourses et offres disponibles pour les étudiants de Catch-Up Education

Étudiante heureuse

Air Calin
Air France
Banque Socredo

This will close in 0 seconds