Iiyama, City in Japan
General Information about Iiyama
Iiyama (Iiyama) is a middle town within Nagano prefecture in the Chūbu region. Sister city of Iiyama is Shenzhen, Futian district in the People's Republic of China.
The city is quickly accessible by the Shinkansen. You can easily reach the suburbs of Iiyama by local rail services in one station.
A famous person from Iiyama is Taku Takeuchi (born 1987).
Travel tips for Iiyama
Top Iiyama destinations for your sightseeing are the Kamakura (かまくら) from 02/01 to 02/28, the Mayumi Takahashi puppet villa (高橋まゆみ人形館) throughout the year and the rape-flower park (菜の花公園) from 04/21 to 05/10.
The metal carving experience (彫金体験), another great attraction where you can experience the Shioriya necklace (しおりやネックレス). Another experience is the Shinetsu trail (信越トレイル). Of interest here is the 80km longtrail (80KMのロングトレイル).
Do you want to see fireworks in Iiyama? The Chikuma riverside summer evening (千曲川河畔納涼花火大会) with 3.000 rockets is popular. You can best watch from the Chikuma-river Chuo-bridge downstream riverbed.
If you want to take a hot bath in Iiyama, the spa Iiyama yudaki (いいやま湯滝温泉) brings you relaxation and is also good for neuralgia. The address: Ichiyama aza kawaoshi 1898 (一山字川押1898). Another hot spring here is Togari onsen okatsuki no yu (戸狩温泉暁の湯), which helps amongst other things in Fatigue recovery. Go to Ooaza-toyota 6530-2 (大字豊田6530-2) for this.
You want to eat well and enjoy a drink in Iiyama? The Sasa sushi (笹ずし) is recommended by locals.Tsuki-akari (月あかり) in Iiyama 2941-1 (飯山2941-1) is popular. Another recommendation for gourmets: The Banana boat (バナナボート). The confectionary store for wayo products (和洋菓子店) offers this. Where? In the Shinai (市内).
Do you already own a souvenir from Iiyama? You could buy for example the apple karinto, available in the Roadside station "Hana no Eki, Chikumagawa".
Flowers and Foliage
Discover the cherry blossom in Iiyama from 04/21 to 04/30, best in the Iiyama castle ruins park (飯山城址公園). A feeling of summer freshness brings the lotus blossom from 08/01 to 08/10, to view in the Narasawa lotus field (奈良沢蓮田). The maple trees changing colour in Iiyama is the highlight in the romantic autumn. Discover in the Nabekura plateau (なべくら高原), how the leaves turn from golden yellow to shining red. Start is around the 10/21 and the foliage lasts until 10/31. To mention in Iiyama is the skunk cabbage in flower, which you can see in the Noma-no-hara marsh (沼の原湿原) from 05/01 to 05/10.
Economy and Industry in Iiyama
A functioning local economy can set many impulses for the region. Particularly encouraging is the fact that Swallow Ski, Shinano Fujitsu and MouseComputer belong to the top companies in Iiyama. Swallow Ski is in the field of wintersports goods, Shinano Fujitsu in the sector electronics and MouseComputer active in the area of PC.
Free industrial land is currently available at Kijima industrial zone, which is located in Kijima.
Of further importance for Iiyama is the tourism, as three ski resorts in city area is offered here. Moreover tourism is through the farming experience in a farmhouse essential for the city.