Apple orchids spread out all around Iizuna Town.
The clear air, abundance of water and great variation in temperature of Iizuna Town make the land perfect for the cultivation of apples. The apples that are glossy red when ripe feature a rich tart flavor and the area has become one of the leading apple production areas in Japan.
For many years, apple cider made from locally grown apples is also well known, along with its compatibility with other locally grown products. There is something to appeal to everyone with products such as jams and sweets and the like.
Have you ever seen apple blossoms?
When white flowers on the apple trees appear in May, the people of Iizuna know spring has come. Then in summer, fruit-thinning work begins, followed by the apples turning red in autumn. The people of Iizuna co-exist with the apples.
Please come and experience the richness of the four seasons in this apple district, Iizuna Town.
Iizuna Town is located in the northern part of Nagano Prefecture, about 30 minutes by car from Nagano city center.
The town has a population of about 12,000 people and its serene location is at the foot of Mt. Iizuna, which has an altitude of 1,917 meters.
The large variation in climate makes it suitable for the cultivation of fruit such as apples, peaches, Japanese pears and the like, which the area is well known for.
Since 1990, the tourist industry has developed things like a museum, visitor’s farm, golf course, campground, ski resort, and winery so there are various activities to be enjoyed.
Further to that and more impressively, the richness of nature is the treasure of Iizuna Town. The changing faces of the landscape through the four seasons at Lake Reisenji and Mt. Iizuna are quite extraordinary.
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The richness of nature is the treasure of Iizuna Town. The changing faces of the landscape through the four seasons at Lake Reisenji and Mt. Iizuna are quite extraordinary.
Enjoying Iizuna Town
At Iizuna Town, you can enjoy a variety of activities at places like the museum, visitor’s farm, golf course, campground, ski resort, and winery.
Local specialties / gourmet
Sweet and delicious fruits like Iizuna Town’s apples are among its specialties. Furthermore, the taste of mountain delicacies such as soba (buckwheat noodles) and vegetables grown in Shinshu soil cannot be replicated in the city.
Being able to pick and eat fresh apples straight away has help make “Apple Picking” a popular activity. It is something you ought to try if you are in Iizuna Town during that season.