Things to do

Scenic train trips

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A scenic train trip the take you right along the length of the picturesque Iiyama line. The start point is Nagano station and you travel to Tokamachi before returning to your start point. You get to sample various local foods along the way. The JR pass is valid on this service but please make a reservation in advance.