Advantages: A quiet rural city combining history with modern attractions. Disadvantages: Without a car its time consuming and sometimes expensive to get to some of the outlying sites.
...(note - this review refers to Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture)
Nagano, where I've called home for the last six years, sits two hours from Tokyo by bullet train and is considered the doorway to the Japan Alps. Within an hour of the city you can find the best skiing and hiking in Japan, jagged mountains, historic temples, ninjas and World War 2 relics.
The city itself...
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Review of Nagano (Japan)
Advantages: Read opp Disadvantages: none i can think of
...Well now that my reviews for Chicago and Las Vegas have been completed I guess its time to move onto my third stop, don't worry only two more stops after this, in what was an amazing summer. The next leg of my journey took me to the state capital of Washington DC. The roots of American democracy and the political capital of the world. This was actually my last stop before coming back home...
Advantages: Excellent value on the trains especially over long distances, free seat reservations. Disadvantages: Initially expensive, some restrictions on transport types, not suitable for short distance alone.
...When I was planning for my holiday to Japan, transport was one of my biggest concerns in terms of cost. Japan has one of the most extensive and efficient train networks in the world, but it is also one of the most expensive. Fortunately, several travellers and guides both on the internet and on the paper recommended that people purchase a Japan Rail (JR) Pass as a way of saving you money for your...