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Nozawa Onsen Hotel
Nozawa Onsen Hotel
Review score
2.5
(1 reviews)
The quality of the water here is befitting for a well-known hot spring, and provides guests with a feeling of relaxation, revitalizing heart and soul. Please enjoy a leisurely and unhurried stay.
How to get there?
From Nagano Station (JR Nagano Shinkansen) East Exit: Take the highway bus bound for Nozawa Onsen and get off at the Nozawa Onsen bus stop (about 80 min). 10 minutes on foot from there.
From Iiyama Station (JR Hokuriku Shinkansen, Iiyama Line): Take the bus bound for Nozawa Onsen and get off at the Nozawa Onsen bus stop (about 25 min). 8 minutes on foot from there.
By Car: Exit the Joshin-etsu Expressway at the Toyota-Iiyama IC and continue along Route 117 for about 25 minutes (10 km).
Rekishi-no-Yado Kanaguya
Rekishi-no-Yado Kanaguya
Excellent
4.1
(12 reviews)
Recognized as a Registered Tangible Cultural Property in 2003, this hotel and the nostalgic atmosphere of the hot spring area bring you back to Japan in the 1930's. The hot springs come straight from the source. Have a once-in-a-lifetime experience at Kanaguya!
How to get there?
From Nagano Station (JR Lines) Zenkoji Exit: Take the Nagano Railway Yamanouchi Line bound for Yudanaka and get off at Yudanaka Station (about 50 minutes). Then take a Nagaden Bus bound for Shibu/Kanbayashi Onsen and get off at the Shibuwago-bashi bus stop (about 10 minutes). It is about 2 minutes on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Joshin-etsu Expressway at Shinshu-Nakano IC and continue along Route 292 (Shiga-Nakano By-Pass) for about 20 minutes (13 km). Head to the direction of Shibu Onsen from Sano-Kakuma ramp.
Hotel JAL City Nagano
Hotel JAL City Nagano
Very good
4.0
(2 reviews)
Located in the heart of Nagano city, easy access to governmental and municipal offices (5-minute walk) and to the famous Zenko-ji Temple (15-minute walk) makes any stay easy and comfortable, whether for business or leisure.
How to get there?
From Nagano Station (JR Hokuriku Shinkansen) Zenkoji Exit: About 7 minutes on foot, or 5 minutes by taxi.
By car: Exit the Joshin-etsu Expressway at Nagano IC and continue for about 15 minutes.
Royal Hotel Nagano
Royal Hotel Nagano
Located only 2 minutes from Nagano IC on the Joshin-etsu Expressway. The hotel is situated in Matsushiro Town in Nagano City which is the old castle town of Sanada-jumangoku, with an amazing view of the North Shinano mountains.
How to get there?
From Nagano Station (JR Nagano Shinkansen), Zenkoji Exit: Take a bus bound for Matsudai Koko to Matsudai Chugakko-mae bus stop (30 min), and it is 3 min on foot from there.
Aburaya Tosen
Aburaya Tosen
Exceptional
4.7
(18 reviews)
Aburaya Tosen is an elegant, modern Japanese-style lodging, offering free Wi-Fi connection as well as 11 types of hot spring baths. It also has a restaurant, spa, and a hot spring bath from where a beautiful view of the mountains can be admired. Its spacious rooms feature tatami mats and paper sliding doors, traditional futon beds, and seating areas. Some rooms feature an open-air bath.
Guests can look forward to having a relaxing time at the sauna, open-air bath or private bath, or enjoying a massage. The hotel also has a karaoke room. Enjoy seasonal Japanese cuisine in a private room in the restaurant.
Only 7 minutes on foot from Yudanaka Station, the hotel is conveniently located for great transportation access.
How to get there?
From Yudanaka Station (Nagano Railway): 7 min on foot; 2 min by car. A pick-up service is available.
By car: 12 km (20 min) from Joshin-Etsu Expressway Shinshu-Nakano IC.
Kanbayashi Hotel Senjukaku
Kanbayashi Hotel Senjukaku
Excellent
4.5
(18 reviews)
Kanbayashi Hotel Senjukaku is a traditional Japanese-style lodging with a historic charm, featuring an open-air hot spring bath, indoor heated pool and a beautiful Japanese garden. The Jigokudani Yaen-koen (snow monkey park) is a 15-minute drive from the hotel. Wi-Fi Internet access available at public spaces.

Guest rooms with views of the mountains are furnished with tatami mat floors, low tables and floor cushions, and feature flat-screen TVs and private bathrooms with hair dryers and free amenities.

There is a spacious communal bath where guests can take a relaxing dip, and a family bath which can be reserved for use. At the lobby there is an art gallery where calligraphic works and paintings are on display. There is also a shop on site.

Savor seasonal Japanese-style meals prepared with a variety of organic vegetables and local beef.

A free pick-up shuttle service from Yudanaka Station (one-way trip at about 8 minutes) is available.
How to get there?
From Yudanaka Station (Nagano Railway): 7 min by car.
By car: 12 km (15 min) from Joshin-etsu Expressway Shinshu-Nakano IC.
Sotetsu Fresa Inn Nagano-Higashiguchi (Formerly:Hotel Sunroute Nagano-Higashiguchi )
Sotetsu Fresa Inn Nagano-Higashiguchi (Formerly:Hotel Sunroute Nagano-Higashiguchi )
Excellent
4.4
(4 reviews)
Just 1 minute on foot from the east exit of JR Nagano Station, Hotel Sunroute Nagano-Higashiguchi offers guestrooms with flat screen satellite TV and free Wi-Fi connection. There are bicycles for rent, convenient for sightseeing in the area. A computer is available for use free of charge at the lobby.

Rooms have an air conditioning unit, fridge, electric kettle (with tea bag), nightwear, toothbrush set, and a private bathroom with hair dryer.

Offered on site are a relaxation massage service (request system, additional charge applies), laundry service, and luggage storage and photocopying services at the 24-hour open front desk. A buffet breakfast is served at the dining room.

From the hotel, it is a 20-minute train ride to Zenkoji Temple and a 30-minute drive to the Iizuna Kogen Ski Area.
How to get there?
From JR Nagano Station: 1 min on foot.
By car: 15 km (20 min) from Joshin-Etsu Expressway Suzaka-Nagano-Higashi / Nagano IC.
Nagano Tokyu REI Hotel
Nagano Tokyu REI Hotel
Excellent
4.2
(5 reviews)
This hotel reopened after complete remodeling in November 2016. Just a minute's walk by underground walkway to JR Nagano Station, it makes the perfect base for both business and leisure.
How to get there?
From Nagano Station (JR Hokuriku Shinkansen), Zenkoji Exit: About 1 min on foot.
By car: Exit the Joshin-etsu Expressway at Nagano IC and continue along Prefectural Route 35 for about 5 km (about 10 min), then National Route 117 for about 5 km (about 7 min). Head towards JR Nagano Station.
Labo Land Kurohime
Labo Land Kurohime
A lodge village in the woods. Enjoy with your family and friends in one of the 26 lodges. Suitable as a base camp for mountain climbing and hiking in the summer, and skiing in the winter.
How to get there?
From Kurohime Station (JR Shinetsu Line): 40 minutes on foot or 7 minutes by taxi.
Hotel Kokusai 21
Hotel Kokusai 21
Excellent
4.3
(1 reviews)
This authentically urban hotel is located in the center of Nagano City, surrounded by trees in an area in front of the prefectural office. Guests can choose from a range of accommodations, from single to suite rooms. This is an optimal location as a base for sightseeing in Kitashinano (North Nagano).
How to get there?
From Nagano Station (JR Hokuriku Shinkansen) Zenkoji Exit: About 15 minutes on foot, or 5 minutes by taxi.
By car: Exit the Joshinetsu Expressway at Nagano IC and continue along Prefectural Route 35 Nagano-Sanada Route, then the National Route 117 for about 20 minutes towards Nagano Prefectural Office.
Ryotei Takano
Ryotei Takano
Exceptional
4.9
(2 reviews)
This inn has nearby bath facilities that feature cypress and rock baths as well as an open-air cypress bath. 5 guest rooms have exclusive open-air baths. All the inn's baths have waters that flow from the source. Guests will enjoy kaiseki cuisine dishes while admiring the beauty of the garden from their room.
How to get there?
From Ueda Station (JR Nagano Shinkansen), Oshiro Exit: Take the Shinano Railway bound for Nagano and get off at Togura Station (about 20 min). It is about 8 min by taxi from there.
By car: Exit the Joshin-etsu Expressway at Sakaki IC and continue along Route 18 for about 10 min.
Comfort Hotel Nagano
Comfort Hotel Nagano
Exceptional
5.0
(1 reviews)
This hotel is just a 3-minute walk from Nagano Station. This American hotel chain is one of the largest in the world! The hotel provides complimentary breakfast, a coffee welcoming service, and free Wi-Fi Internet!
How to get there?
From JR Nagano Station, Zenkoji Exit: 3 minutes on foot. Take a right at Nagano Odori.
Fujiiso
Fujiiso
Exceptional
4.5
(1 reviews)
A wonderful traditional Japanese inn, overlooking the Matsukawa Valley with 300 years of history. The writer Mori Ogai is said to have stayed at Fujiiso in the spring of 1890. He made mention of it in his travel diary, and it has been well-known ever since. The architecture of the inn is in the traditional sukiya style, which has its roots in the 16th century and was popularized as a typical tea house design from then on. The surrounding scenery changes its hue depending on the season and the inn itself nestles neatly amongst this natural aesthetic paradise. Guests can expect the highest quality of service and the warmest of welcomes.
How to get there?
From Nagano Station (JR Hokuriku Shinkansen), East Exit: About 45 min by taxi.
By car: Exit the Joshin-etsu Expressway at Suzaka-Naganohigashi IC and continue along Routes 403, 58, 406, and 54 for about 15 km (about 30 min). Look for the two Fujiiso signposts.
Hotel Shiga Sunvalley
Hotel Shiga Sunvalley
Very good
3.7
(3 reviews)
Close to the popular photo spots of Biwa Pond and the nearby marsh, this hotel features views from the Shiga Kogen Highlands. The scenic baths feature open-air baths as well, where guests can stargaze at night and enjoy the colors of the four seasons.
How to get there?
From Nagano Station (JR Hokuriku Shinkansen Line) Zenkoji Exit: Take the Nagano Railway line bound for Yudanaka, and get off at Yudanaka Station (about 40 minutes). Then take a bus bound for Shiga Kogen and get off at the Sun Valley bus stop (about 30 minutes). It is 5 minutes on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Joshin-etsu Expressway at Shinshu-Nakano IC and continue along Route 292 towards Sun Valley ski slope for about 35 minutes (about 25 km).
Hotel Kameya Honten
Hotel Kameya Honten
On site are 8 types of hot spring baths, including a large shared bath made entirely of cypress, a large shared bath made entirely of granite, and open-air baths made of rock and cypress. There are 4 resservable private baths and a stone sauna. Feel free to have a relaxing soak in all baths.
How to get there?
From Ueda Station (JR Nagano Shinkansen), Oshiro Exit: Take a Shinano Railway train bound for Nagano and get off at Togura Station (about 20 min). It is about 5 min by taxi from there.
By car: Exit the Joshin-etsu Expressway at Sakaki IC and continue along Route 18 for about 10 min.
Ichinoyu Katei
Ichinoyu Katei
Exceptional
4.7
(2 reviews)
The entire hotel maintains a Japanese-style atmosphere, with tatami mat flooring, for a wonderfully relaxing experience. The hotel has large baths with adjacent open-air baths that boast a great view of the area. The baths can be reserved for private use between certain times. Guests can also enjoy the hotel's kaiseki course cuisine.
How to get there?
From JR Nagano Station, Zenkoji Exit: Take a Nagaden Line train bound for Yudanaka and get off at Yudanaka Station. From there, take a bus bound for Shibu-Kanbayashi Onsen and get off at the Shibu-wago-bashi bus stop (about 10 minutes). It is about 1 minute on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Joshin-etsu Expressway at Shinshu-Nakano IC and continue along Route 292 for about 15 minutes (13 km). Turn left at the Kurokawa-bashi Bridge intersection, and then continue to the hot spring town.
Hotel Route-Inn Nakano
Hotel Route-Inn Nakano
The hotel offers the best location for sightseeing around northern Nagano. Guests can visit the famous Shiga-kogen Highlands Ski Resort, Obuse, a town of chestnuts and Hokusai Katsushika, and hot springs such as Yudanaka and Shibu.
How to get there?
From Shinshunakano Station (Nagano Dentetsu Nagano Line): About 10 minutes by taxi.
By Car: Exit the Joshin-etsu Expressway at the Shinshu-Nakano IC and continue along Prefectural Route 29 for about 5 minutes (1 km), and then Route 403 for about 10 minutes (2 km).
Yoroduya
Yoroduya
Excellent
4.4
(8 reviews)
Yoroduya has long been one of the leading ryokan (traditional Japanese inns) in northern Nagano. This traditional inn features a large temple-style bath of wooden construction which is a Registered Tangible Cultural Property, and one of the largest open-air hot spring baths in Nagano.
How to get there?
From Nagano Station (JR Chuo Line, Hokuriku Shinkansen), Zenkoji Exit: Take the Nagano Railway Line bound for Yudanaka and get off at Yudanaka Station (about 45 min). It is about 7 min on foot or about 1 min by taxi from there.
By car: Exit the Joshin-etsu Expressway at Shinshu-Nakano IC and continue along Route 292 for about 15 km (about 15 min).
Shunran no Yado Sakaeya
Shunran no Yado Sakaeya
This lodging is popular among guests for its 19-hour long stays with check-out at 10:00! The lodging prides itself on refined and creative kaiseki cuisine prepared with an abundance of ingredients sourced from the Shinshu region, as well as its open-air baths with waters flowing from the natural hot spring source.
How to get there?
From JR Nagano Station, Zenkoji Exit: Take the Nagano Electric Railway bound for Yudanaka to Yudanaka Station (about 40 min). It is about 30 min on foot or about 8 min by taxi from there.
By bus: Take the Nagaden Bus Line bound for Shibu/Kambayashi Onsen to the Shibu Onsen Iriguchi bus stop (about 8 min). It is about 1 min on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Joshin-etsu Expressway at Shinshu-Nakano IC and take Route 292 for about 10 km (about 15 min).
Shiga Palace Hotel
Shiga Palace Hotel
Very good
3.9
(3 reviews)
This hotel is located within the Shiga Kogen National Park, at a height of 1,670 meters. Guests can soak in the hot spring baths with abundant hot spring water and enjoy the vast natural surroundings across the seasons.
How to get there?
From Nagano Station (JR Hokuriku Shinkansen) Zenkoji Exit: Take the Nagaden Line bound for Yudanaka and get off at Yudanaka Station (about 47 minutes). Then take a Nagano Dentetsu bus bound for Kumanoyu/Suzurikawa and get off at the Suzurikawa bus stop (about 45 minutes). Immediate access from there.
By car: Exit the Joshin-etsu Expressway at Shinshu-Nakano IC and continue along Route 292 for about 40 minutes (30 km).
Shibu Hotel
Shibu Hotel
Exceptional
4.6
(4 reviews)
Relax in a cypress bath and enjoy dishes prepared using fresh seasonal ingredients. This hotel gives its guests the opportunity to take a trip back to a simpler time.
How to get there?
From Nagano Station: Take a Nagano Railway train bound for Yudanaka and get off at Yudanaka Station (about 45 minutes). Then take a Nagano Railway Bus bound for Shibu/Kanbayashi Onsen and get off at the Shibu Onsen Iriguchi bus stop (about 8 minutes). It is about 1 minute from there on foot.
By car: Exit the Joshin-etsu Expressway at Shinshu-Nakano IC and continue along Route 292 (Shiga-Nakano Road) for about 15 minutes (12 km).
Hotel Metropolitan Nagano
Hotel Metropolitan Nagano
Exceptional
4.6
(15 reviews)
Hotel Metropolitan Nagano offers elegant rooms, and a variety of restaurants including Japanese cuisine, Chinese cuisine and a cafe. It's conveniently located right next to JR Nagano Station.

All guest rooms have carpeted floors, and are complete with seating areas, flat-screen TVs, desks, and nightwear. A bath tub, hair dryer, and free amenities are in the private bathroom. Wired Internet connection is available for use free of charge.

Services such as baggage storage and dry cleaning are offered in the hotel. A massage service is also available at the 1st floor salon.

From the hotel it takes 10 minutes by car to Zenkoji Temple, a national treasure, and from there it takes 5 minutes on foot to the Nagano Prefectural Shinano Art Museum and Shiroyama Park.

Enjoy a wide range of dishes with a buffet-style breakfast at Cafe Restaurant Iris, as well as sushi, teppanyaki and other dishes cooked right in front of you at Japanese Restaurant Shinano.
How to get there?
From Tokyo Station: About 1 hr 40 min by Shinkansen.
From Nagano Station (JR Shinkansen), Zenkoji Exit: About 1 min on foot.
By car: 7 km (20 min) from Joshin-Etsu Expressway Nagano IC.

3 parking lots available for large-sized buses in front of the main entrance.
Ogiwarakan
Ogiwarakan
Guests can enjoy the large communal bath filled with plenty of hot water, open-air bath on the rooftop, delicious seasonal cuisine and heart-warming service.
How to get there?
From Togura Station (Shinano Railway): About 20 min on foot or about 7 min by taxi.
By car: Exit the Joshin-etsu Expressway at Sakaki IC and continue along Route 18 for about 6 km (about 10 min).
Seifuen
Seifuen
Exceptional
5.0
(1 reviews)
This ryokan is located along the riverfront of the famous Chikuma River and offers guests a comfortable stay in the expansive premises. Guests can enjoy large baths and open-air baths and a refreshing walk in the finely maintained Japanese garden.
How to get there?
From Ueda Station (JR Hokuriku Shinkansen): Take the Shinano Railway to Togura Station. Then take a bus to the Onsen Koen-mae bus stop (about 7 minutes). It is about 1 minute on foot from there. Alternatively, it is about 10 minutes by taxi from Togura Station.
By car: Exit the Nagano Expressway at Koshoku IC and continue along Route 18 for about 15 minutes (6 km). Head towards Kamiyamada Bunka Kaikan (Cultural Hall).
Hotel Route-Inn Nagano Bekkan
Hotel Route-Inn Nagano Bekkan
This hotel is located about 10 minutes by car from Nagano IC and Suzaka-Naganohigashi IC, and is suitable for both business and sightseeing. The hotel promises a comfortable stay for guests.
How to get there?
From Nagano Station (JR Hokuriku Shinkansen) East Exit: About 10 minutes by taxi.
By car: Exit the Joshin-etsu Expressway at Nagano IC and continue along Prefectural Route 35 for about 5 minutes (2 km), then National Route 18 for about 10 minutes (5 km).
Kashiwaya Honten
Kashiwaya Honten
Exceptional
4.9
(7 reviews)
Enjoying the unique setting of the historically rich area of Bessho Onsen hot spring, surrounded by plenty of shrines and temples, this ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) is dedicated to guests' fulfilling stay. A fine selection of seasonal cuisine and heartfelt service and hospitality can be expected.
How to get there?
From JR Ueda Station: Take the Ueda Railway Bessho Line to Bessho Onsen Station (about 30 minutes). Then take an Ueda Kotsu Bessho route bus to each ryokan and get off at the Bessho Onsen bus stop (about 5 minutes). It is about 8 minutes on foot from there. Alternatively, tell the hotel of arrival at Ueda Station before and they will pick guests up.
By car: Exit the Joshin-etsu Expressway at the Ueda-Sugadaira IC and continue along National Route 18 for about 20 minutes (10 km), then Prefectural Route Bessho Line for about 20 minutes (10 km).
Kawasemi no Yado
Kawasemi no Yado
Excellent
4.3
(2 reviews)
This single-building inn stands amongst the green of the mountains and one may even see a kingfisher flying around the hotel's pond. The hotel's symbol was taken after the kingfisher. The open-air baths also provide an excellent panorama of the surrounding area.
How to get there?
From Ueda Station (Joshin-Etsu Shinkansen): Take the Bessho line to Bessho Onsen Station. It is about 13 minutes on foot or about 5 minutes by taxi from there.
Madarao Elm Pension
Madarao Elm Pension
This pension is located within easy walking distance of the Madarao ski slopes and has a warm, friendly atmosphere made by the kind proprietress. Original dishes made with only local seasonal ingredients are a hit with guests.
How to get there?
From Iiyama Station (JR Iiyama Line): Take a bus bound for Madarao Kogen and get off at the Madarao Kogen Hotel bus stop (about 25 minutes). It is about 7 minutes on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Joshin-etsu Expressway at Toyota-Iiyama IC and continue along National Route 117 for about 2 minutes (2 km), then Prefectural Route 97 for about 15 minutes (15 km).
Hotel Route-Inn Court Chikuma-Koshoku
Hotel Route-Inn Court Chikuma-Koshoku
The Hotel Route-Inn Chikuma-Koshoku is just a 1-minute walk from Yashiro Station on the Shinano Tetsudo Line and only 5-minute drive from the Koshoku IC Exit, offering convenient access to transport for both business and sightseeing.
How to get there?
From Ueda Station (JR Nagano Shinkansen ): Take a Shinano Railway train bound for Nagano/Shinonoi and get off at Yashiro Station (approx. 20 min). It is about 1 minute on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Nagano Expressway at the Koshoku IC and continue Route 18 for about 7 minutes towards Yashiro Station.
Fukeikan
Fukeikan
Excellent
4.2
(3 reviews)
Standing in the scenic Matsukawa Valley, this long-established inn offers spectacular views in all seasons. Guests will enjoy relaxing enwrapped by nature in the inn's famous hot spring "hermit bath" which was set right on the mountain stream, and the delectable meals featuring the freshest seasonal, local ingredients are not to be missed.
How to get there?
From Nagano Station (JR Nagano Shinkansen): Take the Nagano Railway bound for Yudanaka and get off at Suzaka (about 30 minutes). From there, change to the bus bound for Yamada Onsen and get off at the last stop (about 30 minutes). The inn is about 2 minutes on foot from the bus stop.
By car: Exit the Joshinetsu Expressway at Suzaka-Nagano-Higashi IC and continue for about 30 minutes (18 km).
Okushiga Kogen Hotel
Okushiga Kogen Hotel
Good
3.0
(1 reviews)
Okushiga Kogen Hotel is located at the northernmost point of Shiga Kogen, one of the largest skiing areas in Japan featuring the best powder snow. The hotel is 1,500 meters above sea level and offers immediate access to Okushiga Kogen Ski Area. All buildings have Wi-Fi. The international staff speak English, French, Chinese and Korean. At the restaurant guests can dine on authentic French or Japanese cuisine. After a meal, relax and stay warm in the fireplace-equipped bar.
How to get there?
From Nagano Railway Yudanaka Station: 90 mins by bus, get off at Hotel-mae stop. From Joshin-Etsu Expressway Shinshu-Nakano IC: (30 km)
Hotel Route-Inn Kamiyamada Onsen
Hotel Route-Inn Kamiyamada Onsen
This hotel is located in the downtown area of the Tokura Kamiyamada Hot Springs, which boasts a rich volume of hot spring water, and offers a large shared bath with simple sulfur hot spring water poured constantly. The hotel also welcomes solo travelers.
How to get there?
From Ueda Station (JR Nagano Shinkansen): Take a Shinano Railway train bound for Nagano and get off at Togura Station (20 minutes). It is 7 minutes by taxi from there.
By car: Exit the Joshin-etsu Expressway at Sakaki IC and continue along Route 18 for about 15 minutes (8 km).
Nanakusa no Yu
Nanakusa no Yu
Exceptional
5.0
(1 reviews)
Located in the heart of an area with scenic and historic sites, this lodging is very convenient for hot spring hopping and strolls. The monthly changing cuisine is very popular, and the large communal baths have an excellent panoramic view of the Shioda-daira Plains and Mt. Asama.
How to get there?
From Ueda Station (JR Nagano Shinkansen): Take an Ueda Railway Bessho Line train bound for Bessho Onsen and get off at Bessho Onsen Station (30 min). It is 7 min on foot or 2 min by taxi from there.
Uematsuya (Formerly: Uematsuya Ryokan)
Uematsuya (Formerly: Uematsuya Ryokan)
Exceptional
4.6
(5 reviews)
This ryokan is located in the heart of Bessho Onsen, the oldest hot spring area in Nagano. Uematsuya boasts own-grown traditional kaiseki course cuisine and hot spring baths constantly replenished from the inn's own source. The inn has barrier-free facilities for easy access by wheelchair-users and the elderly.
How to get there?
From Ueda Station (JR Hokuriku Shinkansen): Take the Ueda Railway Bessho Line bound for Bessho Onsen and get off at Bessho Onsen Station (about 30 min). It is about 10 min on foot from there. Alternatively, take the Bessho Onsen jointly-operated shuttle bus service.
By car: Exit the Joshin-etsu Expressway at Ueda-Sugadaira IC and continue along Route 18 for about 6 km (about 10 min), then Route 143 for about 12 km (about 20 min). Head towards Kitamuki Kannon Temple.
Shiga Park Hotel
Shiga Park Hotel
Good
3.3
(1 reviews)
Located at a height of 1,650 m above sea level, the Shiga Park Hotel offers a panoramic view of the Shiga mountains. The Western-style kaiseki cuisine, utilizing ingredients sourced from the local mountains, is also popular with guests. Freshly baked bread can be bought as a souvenir at the bakery Le Ble.
How to get there?
From Nagano Station (JR Hokuriku Shinkansen) Zenkoji Exit: Take a Nagano Railway train bound for Yudanaka and get off at Yudanaka Station (about 45 minutes). Then take a Nagano Railway bus bound for Okushiga Kogen and get off at the Takamagahara bus stop (about 50 minutes). It is about 1 minute on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Joshin-etsu Expressway at Shinshu-Nakano IC and continue along Route 292 for about 45 minutes (30 km).
Nagano Dai-ichi Hotel
Nagano Dai-ichi Hotel
About 2 minutes on foot from Shinkansen Nagano Station! The hotel is equipped with a men's communal bath with scenic view and open-air bath on the 9th floor, plus a women's scenic view bath.
How to get there?
From Nagano Station (JR Hokuriku Shinkansen) Zenkoji Exit: About 2 minutes on foot.
By car: Exit the Joshin-etsu Expressway at Nagano IC and continue along Route 117 for about 30 minutes (8 km). Head towards JR Nagano Station.
Sotetsu Fresa Inn Nagano-Ueda
Sotetsu Fresa Inn Nagano-Ueda
This inn is a 1-minute walk from JR Ueda Station. Convenient for business, all rooms have a flat-screen TV / PC and free Internet connection, a hi-tech Japanese toilet and a trouser press.
How to get there?
From Ueda Station (JR Nagano Shinkansen) Oshiro Exit: About 2 minutes on foot.
By car: Exit the Joshin-etsu Expressway at Ueda-Sugadaira IC and continue on Route 141, then Route 18 for about 15 minutes (5 km) heading towards Ueda Station Oshiro Exit.
Japanese Onsen Hotel Masuya
Japanese Onsen Hotel Masuya
Exceptional
4.5
(2 reviews)
This long-standing inn has been operating since the close of the Edo period. The communal hot spring bath and open-air hot spring baths feature soothing waters from four different sources. Guests can look forward to warm cuisine and warm hospitality at this quintessential Japanese inn.
How to get there?
From JR Nagano Station: Take the Nagaden Line bound for Yudanaka Station and get off at Yudanaka Station (about 45 minutes). About 20 minutes on foot, or 4 minutes by taxi from there.
By car: Exit the Joshin-etsu Expressway at Shinshu-Nakano IC and continue along Route 292 for about 15 minutes (10 km). Proceed straight at the Shibu-andai intersection at Kurokawa-bashi Bridge, and then turn left after 50 m.
Nanjyo Ryokan
Nanjyo Ryokan
This Japanese-style inn is surrounded by a garden resplendent with natural beauty. It treats both its guests and its pristine environment with the greatest of care. This is no more evident than in the delicious kaiseki cuisine filled with fresh, natural ingredients painstakingly prepared for the enjoyment of patrons.
How to get there?
From Ueda Station (JR Hokuriku Shinkansen): Take the Ueda Railway Bessho Line bound for Bessho Onsen and get off at Bessho Onsen Station (about 30 min). It is about 7 min on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Joshin-etsu Expressway at Ueda-Sugadaira IC and continue along prefectural route for about 14 km (about 30 min). Head towards Bessho Onsen Station.
Hotel Route-Inn Dai-Ni Nagano
Hotel Route-Inn Dai-Ni Nagano
Located near the famous Zenkoji Temple and the Olympic stadiums of M-Wave and Big Hat, this hotel is an ideal choice for both business and leisure. It offers a complimentary breakfast buffet, and an izakaya (Japanese pub) Hananomai located on the premises.
How to get there?
From Nagano Station (JR Hokuriku Shinkansen) East Exit: About 10 minutes by taxi.
By car: Exit the Joshin-etsu Expressway at Suzaka-Naganohigashi IC and continue along Prefectural Route 58 for about 12 minutes (6 km), then National Route 18 for about 3 minutes (1 km).
Yorozuya Annex Yurakuan
Yorozuya Annex Yurakuan
Excellent
4.1
(22 reviews)
This bed and breakfast-style hotel is reasonably priced and is a chance for guests to enjoy one of Yorozuya's renowned hot spring baths at affordable prices.
How to get there?
From Nagano Station (JR Chuo Line, Hokuriku Shinkansen), Zenkoji Exit: Take the Nagano Dentetsu Line bound for Yudanaka and get off at Yudanaka Station (about 45 min). It is about 7 min on foot or 1 min by taxi from there.
By car: Exit the Joshin-etsu Expressway at Shinshu-Nakano IC and continue along Route 292 for about 15 km (about 15 min).
Hotel Marusanso
Hotel Marusanso
Located in the middle of a hot spring town with convenient access to all of Shinshu's tourist areas. It also has natural hot spring baths constantly drawing water directly from the source, as well as delicious seasonal cuisine.
How to get there?
From Ueda Station (JR Hokuriku Shinkansen): Take a Shinano Railway train towards Nagano and get off at Togura Station (about 16 minutes). It is about 25 minutes on foot, or 5 minutes by taxi from there.
By car: Exit the Joshin-etsu Expressway at Sakaki IC and continue along National Route 18 for about 10 minutes (7 km), then Prefectural Route 498 for about 2 minutes (1 km). Head towards Mizu to Midori to Uruoi no Aru Koen.
Chikumanoyu Shigenoya
Chikumanoyu Shigenoya
Shigenoya welcomes guests to a tranquil accommodation by the bank of the Chikuma River. Only 8 rooms are on site. There are elegant Japanese-style rooms and 3 unique baths where guests can feel free to relax. Look forward to enjoying a kaiseki meal made with seasonal ingredients.
How to get there?
From Togura Station (Shinano Railway): about 5 min by taxi.
From Ueda Station (Nagano Shinkansen): Take the Shinano Railway train bound for Nagano and alight at Togura Station (15 min). About 5 min by taxi from there.
By car: Exit the Joshin-etsu Expressway at Sakaki IC and continue along Route 18. Turn left at the Togura Kamiyamada Onsen intersection and continue for about 15 min.
Hotel Route-Inn Dai-Ichi Nagano
Hotel Route-Inn Dai-Ichi Nagano
Located near the famous Zenkoji Temple and the Olympic stadiums of M-Wave and Big Hat, this hotel is an ideal choice for both business and leisure. It offers a complimentary breakfast buffet, and an izakaya (Japanese pub) Hananomai located on the premises.
How to get there?
From Nagano Station (JR Hokuriku Shinkansen) East Exit: About 40 minutes on foot, or 15 minutes by taxi.
By car: Exit the Joshin-etsu Expressway at Nagano IC and continue along Prefectural Route 35 for about 5 minutes (2 km), then National Route 18 for about 10 minutes (5 km).
Chikumakan
Chikumakan
This inn offers two different famous kinds of hot spring in one place. Though situated right next to each other, the large communal baths and open-air baths are actually filled with hot springs from two different sources.
How to get there?
From Ueda Station (JR Nagano Shinkansen Line): Take a train bound for Nagano Station on the Shinano Line and get off at Togura Station (20 minutes). It is about 20 minutes on foot or 5 minutes by taxi from there.
Hikyo no Yado Yukiakari
Hikyo no Yado Yukiakari
Hidden deep in Akiyamago, said to be the last secluded region, this hotel offers guests a rejuvenating place to stay. Enjoy soaking in secluded hot springs and admiring the scenery of the season. Relax in the indoor bath or open-air bath. Or better yet, take a dip in the outdoor bath with hot spring water that gushes forth from the riverbed.
How to get there?
By train: Take the JR Joetsu Shinkansen and get off at Echigo-Yuzawa Station.
From JR Echigo-Yuzawa Station: Take a Kyuko bus bound for Mori-Miyanohara Station and get off at the Tsunan Yakuba bus stop. Wait for the bus bound for Wazan, board the bus and get off at the last stop.
By car: Exit the Kan-etsu Expressway at Shiozawa-Ishiuchi IC and continue along Route 353 and 117 for about 80 min. Alternatively, exit the Joshin-etsu Expressway at Toyota-Iiyama IC and continue along Route 117 for about 70 min.
Hotel Japan Shiga
Hotel Japan Shiga
Very good
3.7
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Just a 1-minute walk to the ski slopes! This hotel can be enjoyed all year round. There is also a 360 square-meter dance hall. Meal options include authentic Nepalese curry. Enjoy a pleasant mountain excursion.
How to get there?
From Nagano Station (JR Shin-etsu Line), East Exit: Take a Shiga Kogen express bus bound for Shiga Kogen and get off at the Ichinose bus stop (about 90 min). It is about 1 min on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Nagano Expressway at Shinshu-Nakano IC and continue along Route 292 for about 30 km (about 40 min).