Chino, Nagano, Japan
Chino is a city of Japanese traditional architecture and ceremony mixed with modern buildings and a modern lifestyle. In Chino you can find rice fields, shrines and temples, a tea ceremony, or traditional dance performances. It is the home of the oldest national treasure, the Venus of Joman. Chino recently celebrated 5000 years of history.
People in Chino also appreciate modern life, such as playing basketball in the fantastic new recreation center or skiing in the beautiful mountains surrounding Chino. The Chino area is rich in nature, and environmental measures protect the wildlife there.
Even though winters are slightly more severe than Longmont winters, many high-tech companies are located in the Chino area. The lure of nature is a plus for Chino’s industry.
Chino became Longmont’s first sister city in 1990. Many lasting friendships have been built through cultural exchanges. If you are interested in a presentation about Japan for your school or organization, please contact us.
MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR TO NEWCOMERS TO CHINO
Creating our city together
Chino City is located in the center of Japan. It is a highland city lying in an area called ‘the roof of Japan’ with an altitude which ranges from 765 to 2899 meters. We are blessed with clear changes of the four seasons: rich alpine flora in the spring, a pleasant summer with little humidity, colored leaves in the fall, and snow in the winter. Chino is also a land in which our ancestors prospered as far back as 5,000 years ago.
Chino City has been working in partnership with its citizens and administration to create ‘a city based on lively interchange, living in harmony with the Yatsugatake mountains.’
I believe that ‘kind, yet powerful Chino City,’ will be realized through the shining participation of each citizen and also by our efforts in creating an affluent city living in harmony with its abundant nature.
I will do my best towards making you feel that Chino City is your second hometown. Thank you for your cooperation and support.
Mayor of Chino City