Take the Nagano Line from Nagano Station to the Suzaka and Obuse areas.
Let’s stroll along the streets in Suzaka, also known as a town of kura ? a Japanese storehouse with thick, fireproof walls to protect valuable items from theft and natural disasters. Kura is also a symbol of wealth. There were some successful silk manufacturers here during the Meiji period (1868-1912) who built their kura storehouses, some which still remain along the streets of Suzaka today. It is interesting to walk through the narrow and winding old alleys off the main street. There are some museums and exhibitions including Tanaka Honke Museum in which belongings of Tanaka family, wealthy merchants during the Edo Period (1603-1867), are displayed.