Nagano Prefecture is located in the in the Chūbu region of Honshū in Japan. The capital city is also called Nagano and the region is known for its impressive mountain ranges. The Japanese Alps are found in Nagano and include most of the Hida Mountains, Kiso Mountains, and Akaishi Mountains. They make a spectacular backdrop to a golf holiday in this area of Japan.
Many people choose to take their Nagano holidays during the winter as this is when skiing is available. In fact, Nagano hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics and this allowed for the improvement of the transportation networks such as the high-speed Shinkansen. The Hokuriku Shinkansen operates between Tokyo and Nagano Station and the journey takes under 2 hours, which is well over an hour shorter than the car journey.
If you have plenty of time to spare during your Nagano holidays, you can also take a slower train called the Wide View Shinano from Nagoya. This train features large windows and offers tremendous views of the surrounding countryside throughout the ride.
So, to reach Nagano from outside Japan it is possible to fly to Tokyo and then catch the high speed train to Nagano. There is a local airport called Matsumoto Airport but the flights are domestic only, which is good for travelling once in Japan but it cannot be accessed from outside the country.
The best time to book Nagano golf holidays is between spring and autumn. During the summer months, the alpine scenery turns green and the plants are in full bloom, making it the perfect time to enjoy Nagano golf courses. When booking golf packages in Nagano, you have the option of staying in Nagano city or at one of several other locations in the prefecture. One of the leading destinations in this region of Japan for a golf holiday is Karuizawa 72 Golf.
Here you will find a total of 6 different golf courses spread out across 108 holes. It is a truly magnificent venue for Nagano golf holidays and provides everything you could possibly need. The choice of accommodation is excellent ranging from the Prince Villa Karuizawa and the Prince Karuizawa to hotels such as Karuizawa Asama Prince Hotel, Karuizawa Prince Hotel East and Karuizawa Prince Hotel West.
Being popular in both the summer and winter, it is a good idea to book your Nagano golf packages at Karuizawa 72 Golf as early as possible to avoid disappointment. When booking a round of golf at Karuizawa 72 Golf have you have a wealth of options including the North and East Course, which are regarded as being the biggest test and West and South Course which can be enjoyed by experienced and casual players alike.
Taiheiyo Club Karuizawa Course is another option when playing golf in Nagano and one not to be missed. In addition to the splendid golf course you will find high quality accommodation, dining options and practice facilities.
During your time in Nagano do not forget to check out the mountain resort of Kamikochi, the preserved towns of the Kiso Valley and the hot spring bathing monkeys at Yamanouchi.