Apricot Village (Anzu-no Sato)


Apricot Village is one of the best places to travel in Chikuma, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. Here're guides for map, how to get there, spots nearby, attractions and photos of Apricot Village posted by Japanese travelers in the know.
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This Is The Japanese Mountain Spring! The Biggest Place Of Apricot Farming

After you're satisfied with cherry blossoms, why don't you go to see the lovely apricot blossoms? In the grand scenery, clear air, and gentle fragrance of spring, you can enjoy walking in the mountains leisurely.
The best season to see is late March to April. The roads get crowded during the season. You need to park your cars in specified toll parking areas. Apricot Ice Cream 350 yen.



Mori & Kurashina, chikuma-shi, nagano


By car, 8min from Koshoku IC, 10min from Yashiro Station of Shinano Railway



Nearby Things To Do


A Fashionable Onsen Facility You Want To Stay All Day Long

The onsen is nice of course, they prepare many attractions after we enjoy taking onsen. You can drink coffee on the chairs they specially selected, or at the terrace seats and hammocks. What's more, you can enjoy reading books from the library of 10 thousand volumes. You can eat crape, pizza and so on.

Matsushiro Castle Remain (Kaizu Castle)

A Proud Place Of Cherry Blossom In Shinshu Region! 100 Trees Of Someiyoshino Surrounding A Castle Remain

Matsushiro Castle was once a residence of Sanada Family. Now, it's been kept as a park and 100 trees of Someiyoshino come into magnificent bloom in April. The collaboration of the outer moat and cherry blossoms is worth seeing!

Obasute Station

One Of The Three Most Scenic Train Stations Commanding Seasonal Zenkoji Daira Basin

Obasute Station, one of the three most scenic train stations in Japan, is located at the top of steep slope, and the train climbs by the method called switch-buck, that is rare in Japan. On the top of the slope, you can see the beautiful scenery of Zenkoji Daira Basin, such as apricot, cherry blossoms, and Obasute terraced rice fields known for 'the moon reflected in all rice fields (Tagoto-no Tsuki)'.


Fresh, Not Circulated Hot Spring & Various Foods Of Beautiful Onsen Facility

Though Togura-ueyamada Onsen has a long history, this is a modern onsen facility. In a spacious building, there're a bakery and many stylish sofas to spend leisurely. Some lessons such as handicraft are held here, it's popular as a relaxing place for the citizens.

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