Jun 10, 2016

Matsumoto Airport to open routes to three Asian destinations

Nagano Prefecture plans to start international flights at Matsumoto Airport, according to sources close to the matter. The prefectural government intends to open direct flights to East Asian destinations, such as China, South Korea and Taiwan. The prefecture also aims to increase domestic flights ...

Culture and nature vie over ancient hinoki

Feb 15, 2014

Culture and nature vie over ancient hinoki


If you’re looking for a fine piece of wood, you’d be hard put to improve on a slab of hinoki (Hinoki cypress, Chamaecyparis obtusa) from the Kiso Valley straddling Nagano and Gifu prefectures. The sparsely populated district is home to the only natural hinoki ...