Ogawa village is located at the west neighbor of Nagano city,

The village is nominated one of the most beautiful villages in Japan.

The biggest reason of the nomination is that we can see very beautiful mountain view of

Japan North Alps from here.

Along “Ogawa Alps Line”, the road going from south to north in the middle of the village

there are several observatory you can enjoy breath breaking view of Japan North Alps.

As you can see in these photos, the mountains nicely mix with the Japanese traditional agricultural view.

Furthermore sunrise and sunset at this village are so nice that I strongly recommend you to stay over night

at this village and meet these breath breaking views.