The days are warmer and cherry blossoms have given way to a variety of other colorful flowers. The fields of northern Nagano are carpeted in yellow as nanohana flowers bloom. In parks and highlands around central Nagano, shades of pink, purple and red azaleas brighten the landscape. Snow continues to melt from the mountaintops as trees and hillsides glow in emerald green.
One of the best ways to enjoy the idyllic Japanese countryside during spring is by bicycle, and there are many places throughout Nagano where you can rent one and ride through flowering fields. See our cycling page for more information.