Nagano City is a gateway to the amazing snow destinations of northern Nagano Prefecture, and featured as a stage for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Nagano Winter Olympics in 1998. Every year since, the city has kept the Olympic spirit burning with a spellbinding winter illumination at its Zenko-ji Temple in mid-February, the Nagano Tomyo Festival.
As the impressive centrepiece of a monastic community with some 1,300 years of history, Zenko-ji Temple still welcomes pilgrims among its many visitors today, and its main hall is recognised as a National Treasure of Japan. Once fiercely guarded and shrouded in mystery, the samurai residences, gardens and castle ruins of the Sanada clan in Matsushiro, and the ninja training centre of Togakushi also rank highly among the attractions of Nagano City.
Win this travel giveaway for two, and you and a guest could be on your way to experience Nagano City’s exciting fusion of nature, history and culture for yourselves. The prize includes return airfares from Sydney to Tokyo, a total of four nights’ accommodation at two great hotels and pocket Wi-Fi. To enter, just submit the short survey below by 30 November 2017!