By Mickky


Went on a day trip to Nagano, the capital city of Nagano Prefecture located in the central area of the main island of Japan, with my father and grandmother.

We visited Zenkoji Temple in the city, which was crowded with tourists. After having soba for lunch, we also visited a museum near the temple.

I spotted this notice at Nagano Station. It seems to promote tourism in the prefecture. There depicted mountain ranges, representing its abundance of mountain ranges in the area.

Shinshu, as shown in the notice, is the name of the old province that is now Nagano Prefecture. The name is still used widely today (as in a university name), while many other province names are not in wide use.

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