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Surrounded by fruit orchards and snowcapped peaks, NAGANO, capital of Nagano-ken, had its moment in the international spotlight back in 1998 when it hosted the Winter Olympics. For the Japanese, however, this modern, compact city some 200km northwest of Tokyo has been on the tourist map for centuries. Every year, millions of pilgrims descend on Nagano to pay homage at Zenkō-ji, home of a legendary sixth-century image of Buddha. This temple aside, there's little else special to see in the city itself, although it's a very handy base for trips into the surrounding mountains.
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