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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.