Nagano, Nagano

city in Nagano Prefecture, Japan

Nagano (Japanese: 長野市) is a city in Japan. It is the capital of Nagano Prefecture (Japanese: 長野県).

A temple in Nagano

Nagano has been recognized as a core city since 1999.[1]

As of October 1, 2007, 2,182,190 people lived in Nagano.


In 1998, the Olympic Games were held in Nagano.


  1. Jacobs, A.J. "Japan's Evolving Nested Municipal Hierarchy: The Race for Local Power in the 2000s," Urban Studies Research, Vol. 2011 (2011), p. 8 [PDF 8 of 14]; retrieved 2012-12-5.