Nagano’s southern staircase
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The town of Matsukawa is located in the heart of the Ina Valley in southern Nagano prefecture, straddling the Tenryu River and nestled between two alpine mountain ranges. As a visitor destination, Matsukawa is particularly popular among Japanese people for its terraced orchards that boast not only the best in seasonal fruits but also breathtaking views of the valley and alps. Many orchards welcome visitors who want to pick and sample fruit, or purchase produce to take home. But there is much more to Matsukawa—its idyllic rural lifestyle draws many people back again and again, and some of these visitors decide to make Matsukawa their home.
Find out more about the appeal of Matsukawa—our slow rural life, friendly people, and abundant nature.
Find out where we are, how to get here, and features of the surrounding region.
Our town is famed for many kinds of fruit picking, but that’s just the start. Find out about the cultural, farming and nature experiences only Matsukawa can offer you as part of a quiet retreat.
Tree Dome Minamishinshu Matsukawa
Camping in the forest
Shinshu Matsukawa Onsen Seiryuen
Peaceful stay by a forest
Shinshu Matsutakegoya Baishoen
Cottage stay and Satoyama playground
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