Iida and surroundings
Iida is the southernmost city of Nagano prefecture. Fifth largest city by population in Nagano, an environmental model city, designated by the Japanese government to be a model for making large cuts in green house gas emissions towards a low-carbon society. Iida is located along Tenryu river which runs through Ina valley.
Iida is famous for apple farms.
How to get there?
Limited express train Azusa to Okaya and transfer to Iida line.
Tokaido Shinkansen Hikari train to Toyohashi and transfer to Iida line.
Where to go?
Iida castle ruins, Moto-Zenkoji temple, Odaira post town, Shimoguri village, Tatsumi Farm, Tenryu gorge and etc.
What to buy/try?
Apple, nashi pear and those related products including cider. Dried persimmon. Mizuhiki, Japanese artfom of knot-tying. Iida yakiniku(BBQ). Wagashi, Japanese confection.