Iizuna Town, Nagano Prefecture
Iizuna is a 30-minute drive from urban areas and is located in the northern area of Nagano Prefecture.
The area’s cool climate and large temperature swings between day and night create delicious crops, and many new products created from the town’s harvest are being launched.
This article introduces the appeal of Iizuna food, along with the activities of its citizens.
Iizuna is located in the northern area of Nagano Prefecture, only a 30-minute drive from Nagano City. It is known for being one of the Hokushin Gogaku (five peaks of northern Shinshu), and is an idyllic town with a population of approximately 11,000 people at the foot of Mt. Iizuna, which is also designated as part of the Myoko-Togakushi renzan National Park.
The town covers an area of approximately 75 square kilometers and was established after the two villages of Mure and Samizu merged together in 2005.
The town’s cool climate and large temperature swings between day and night allow for the harvest of delicious rice and fruit including apples and peaches. Additionally, farming in this area has fostered a kind spirit of mutual assistance and a friendly, laid-back relationship among the town’s citizens.
Recent years have seen new product development by processing the town’s produce. Many attractive products are being created, one after another. Let’s take a look at these products along with apples, the town’s main agricultural product.
Enjoying Apples from
the Apple Town of Iizuna
Apples Shining a Beam into the Future
—Younger Farmers and
Their Efforts to Create Japan's
No. 1 Apple Town
Sharing Delicious Iizuna Town
Products Throughout Japan—Ideas
for Future Food and Farming
Enjoy Majestic Nature and
Village Cuisine Points of Interest of
Connections With Iizuna Town
100 Creators of Local Charm
Town’s Writers Recommend
the Charm of Iizuna Town
Bask in Seasonal Nature
When Visiting Iizuna Town
Made With Love