On April 1, 2005, Narakawa was merged into the expanded city of Shiojiri.
As of October 1, 2004, the former village had an estimated population of 3,393. The total area was 117.82 km².
- Surrounding municipalities
- Ina, Shiojiri
- Kiso District: Kiso, Hiyoshi
- Higashichikuma District: Asahi
- Kamiina District: Tatsuno, Minamiminowa