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Shiojiri City is located in the approximate center of Nagano Prefecture, at the southern end of the Matsumoto basin. This means that it is practically the geographical centre of Japan, and thus has long been important as a strategic traffic point. Going back to the Edo Period (1603–1868), there were five main highways in Japan, and because of sankinkotai, roads and post stations were maintained. Since ancient times it, has been an important junction on the transport routes linking the Sea of Japan to the Pacific Ocean. The post town of Narai-juku is a popular place to visit, where buildings hundreds of years old still line the ancient highway. Now, a major rail line passes through and the town's station has become a major rail junction.

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Charming Towns of the Japanese Alps with Rail Pass (Tokyo - Shiojiri - Azumino - Omachi - Toyama)

9 nights from $1,033*

Get away from it all with this package that lets you visit Japan with a Rail Pass. Start this trip in Tokyo (Japan’s busy capital, mixes the ultramodern and the traditional, from neon-lit skyscrapers to historic temples). After that, catch the Rail Pass Train and discover these cities along your way through The Japanese Alps, like: Shiojiri (famous for its wineries (Shinshu wine). The area preserves the atmosphere of olden Japan, with its traditional houses and food); Azumino (known as the ‘gateway’ to the Japanese Alps, hikers and snow sports enthusiasts flock to these mountains annually to sample their world-class trails and slopes); Omachi (famous for its delicious soba -buckwheat noodles -); and Toyama (with The Toyama Castle Park - a restored castle dating to the 1500s- , plus small museums of history and art). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

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