Chino (Hadano) is a Japanese city located in a mountainous area in the Nagano Prefecture. At an altitude of 801 meters, it is therefore the highest city in Japan. mountains notable as Mount Yatsugatake, Mount Tateshina and Mount Kirigamine, the mountains accumulate heavy snow in winter. The Tateshina Mountains are a popular destination for tourism.
With a total area of the city of 266.59 km² and a population of 55.137 inhabitants, including about 900 foreign citizens. Being 99 Brazilians, 154 Chinese, 148 Philippines, 95 Koreans and others (data, January 2020).
The area of the current city of Chino was part of the former province of Shinano and in April from 1889 the Eimei village in the Suwa district was established by the creation of the municipal system. It was elevated to village status and renamed Chino in May 1948. In February from 1955, the city of Chino annexed the neighboring villages of Miyakawa, Kanzawa, Tamagawa, Toyohira, Azumino, Kitayama, Kohigashi and Yonezawa. Chino was elevated to the category of city in August of 1958.
The highest temperatures in the city are in August reaching 24 ° C, and the lowest in January, reaching -2 ° C.
Otome Waterfall, is an artificial waterfall that was built in an irrigation channel during the Edo period, with a spectacular and powerful fall of 15 meters that when you get close you feel the splash of water.