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Where is Nagano Prefecture?
Before you pack your suitcase and tear off on your next extraordinary adventure, let us give you some basic details about Nagano Prefecture. This awesome destination is in Japan. If you’re chasing some local knowledge, you shouldn’t have too much trouble. Just wind down your window and talk to one of the 360,200 people who live here.
What are the major attractions in Nagano Prefecture?
Pack the car and get set to hit the road, because there are plenty of amazing things to see in Nagano Prefecture. Here are a few great ideas. Your first stop should be Nagano Olympic Stadium, 5 miles from the heart of Nagano. Not just any old attraction, this iconic place draws numerous travelers each and every year.
What are the best road trip destinations in Nagano Prefecture?
Adventure is waiting for you around every corner of this magnificent area. Nagano Prefecture is one of those places where the journey is just as thrilling as each of its awesome destinations. With your own set of wheels, you can spend as long as you like exploring every one of its hidden treasures. Experience some (or all) of this place’s most visited cities:

  • Nagano (population of 360,200)
  • Matsumoto (population of 210,700)
  • Ueda (population of 126,600)
  • Iida (population of 107,100)

How can I get a cheap car rental in Nagano Prefecture?
Here’s a rundown of our best tips and tricks to help you keep more money in your pocket:

  • Use our handy filter feature to point you in the direction of the hottest car deals in town — then compare the prices;
  • Sign up for our Price Drop Alert service and stay up to date when prices fall for your desired location;
  • Research is the key to getting your hands on the cheapest rentals deals in town, so be sure to take a look at both airport and non-airport pickup and drop-off outlets before you book your ride;
  • If you have some elbow room in your schedule, alter your dates to find cheaper prices on different days of the week;
  • If possible, keep your pickup time and your drop-off time the same. If you bring back your rental car at a later time than you picked it up, you might have to pay for a full extra day;
  • If you’re hoping to save a pretty penny, pay in advance and score some of the thriftiest rates around;
  • It’s best to secure your booking as soon as your vacation dates are locked in. You’ll have the largest range to choose from the earlier you book.

What is the most popular rental car category in Nagano Prefecture?
Not only are minis the smallest car available for rent in Nagano Prefecture, they’re also the most popular with visitors. Fuel-efficient and easy on the bank account, these cute cars are ideal for scooting in and out of narrow lanes in the bustling streets of Nagano and Matsumoto. They’re also a breeze to park!From snowfields to impressive rock formations and tablelands, Nagano Prefecture boasts some idyllic scenery. Why not venture out and enjoy one or two of them? Hightail it out of the city and set out on some exciting day trips. A full-size SUV is well suited to those longer drives. Built to tackle any kind of terrain, these bigger vehicles make it a pleasure to veer off the beaten path.
Should I get a luxury rental car in Nagano Prefecture?
For some of us, owning a luxury vehicle may be a little out of reach. But renting your dream car is far more achievable than you might think! Imagine cruising around town in a swish sports car, even if it’s only for a short while. Or maybe all you need is a trusty set of wheels to get you quickly and safely from point A to point B. Flashy or thrifty? Either way, one thing’s for sure — there’s a rental car to suit your style in Nagano Prefecture.
What side of the road do they drive on in Nagano Prefecture?
The left-hand side is where you’ll be motoring along in Nagano Prefecture. Be aware that the controls of your rental vehicle here, such as the steering wheel, will be on the opposite side of what you’re used to.
Are there speed limits in Nagano Prefecture?
In Nagano Prefecture, the maximum speed limit is typically 100km/h. 30km/h is the minimum. When approaching built-up areas, bear in mind that unless specified otherwise, the limit is 40km/h.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Japan?
Generally, your chosen rental car company will charge the amount stated on the fine to your credit card, including local taxes. Or they may share your information with local law enforcement agencies, who’ll then send a fine to your postal address.

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