Discover Chino

Chino is a wonderful little township in the mountains of Nagano. The locals have a true sense of community and will make you feel welcome at every turn. You can experience pristine nature in the surrounding hills. Take a horseback ride through dense forests, around crystal clear lakes and past traditional onsens.

Things to see and do


Getting around in Chino

The easiest way to get around in Chino is by car, since many of the major sights and attractions are not accessible by public transportation. Though, since Chino is located quite rurally, it is best to rent a car ahead from one of the bigger destinations close by. You can use our car rental widget in the FAQ menu below. 

Getting to Chino

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How long to stay in Chino

We recommend staying in Chino for about two days.

Seasonal information

Scenic rides

  • Tateshina Equestrian Farm (Horse Riding): click here for the most up-to-date information

  • Kurumayama Mountain Lift: click here for the most up-to-date timetable

  • Kita Yatsugatake Ropeway: click here for the most up-to-date timetable

The hiking season in this area typically runs from Spring until Autumn.

Winter Sports:
Ski resorts in Japan typically run from December until the end of April. Though this can differ from year to year, depending on the amount of snow. We recommend visiting to the resorts' website for the most up-to-date information. 

  • Yachihokogen Ski Area: click here for the most up-to-date information

  • Pilatus Tateshina Snow Resort: click here for the most up-to-date information

Hotels in Chino

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