Fellow Expat here in Togura-Kamiyamada, (as well as fellow-Go Nagano blogger) Peter Ninnes, has released his 2nd Hiking, Walking and Biking Nagano Guide Book. His first was for Chikuma City. The newest one is for Ueda City and Environs.
From a walk through a series of temples dating back to the 13th century, to serious hikes up to the spectacular 360-degree views from the tops of the area’s mountains, this book features 16 different courses.
It is perfect for non-Japanese speakers to get the most out of exploring Ueda, as well as for local Japanese studying English.
Slowly becoming available at area bookstores and select establishments, such as here at Kamesei Ryokan, so feel free to inquire.