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Nagano Prefecture is south of Niigata Prefecture. The eastern borders of Nagano meet Gunma Prefecture, Saitama Prefecture, Yamanashi Prefecture and Shizuoka Prefecture. Nagano's souther border is shared with Aichi Prefecture. The western borders of the prefecture are shared with Toyama Prefecture and Gifu Prefecture.
National Parks are established in about 21% of the total land area of the prefecture.
Shrines and Temples
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Nagano prefecture" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 682; "Chūbu" at p. 126.
- Nussbaum, "Nagano" at p. 682.
- Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
- Olympic.org, Nagano 1988; retrieved 2012-8-29.
- Japan Ministry of the Environment, "General overview of area figures for Natural Parks by prefecture"; retrieved 2012-3-14.
- "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 2; retrieved 2012-8-28.