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Nagano Hotels & Ryokan

Hotel Metropolitan Nagano
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.
Iiyamakan
This inn is proud to serve beautiful, organic Koshihikari rice grown by Sohei Komatsu in Kijimadaira. The owner is a registered guide for the Shin-etsu Trail Club and can also show guests around the Forest Therapy Base Iiyama.
How to get there?
From Iiyama Station (JR Iiyama Line): About 7 min on foot or about 2 min by taxi. Last train departs at around 23:30.
From Iiyama Station (JR Iiyama Line): About 7 min on foot.
By car: Exit the Joshin-etsu Expressway at the Toyota-Iiyama IC and continue along Route 117 for about 10 min.
Aburaya Tosen
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.
Shiga Palace Hotel
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).
Chisun Grand Nagano
This hotel offers free Wi-Fi access in all of its sophisticated and comfortable guest rooms. It is about 5 minutes away Nagano station (Zenkoji Temple entrance), making it perfect for sightseeing of the local Zenkoji Temple as well as for business.
How to get there?
From Nagano Station (JR Hokuriku Shinkansen) West Exit: About 5 minutes on foot.
By car: Exit the Joshin-etsu Expressway at Suzaka-Naganohigashi IC and continue along Route 58 for about 15 minutes (8 km). Head towards Mielparque Nagano, ABN Nagano Asahi Hoso.
*Parking: JPY 1,000 per night (order of arrival). Capacity: 50 vehicles. In the case of full capacity, the hotel will guide guests to an affiliated car park. (Nagano Parking: 18:00-10:00 (following day))
Hotel Abest Nagano Ekimae
Located 1 minute's walk away from Nagano station. All rooms have Wi-Fi access. Welcome drinks served. Satellite TV available (extra charge). Selection of shampoo to choose from. Massage chairs in twin rooms. Dinner is 500 JPY for reservations after July 1.
How to get there?
From Nagano Station (JR Hokuriku Shinkansen, Shin-etsu Line, Kita-Shinano Line) Zenkoji Exit: About 1 minute on foot.
An associated car-park is situated a 5-minute walk away (6:00 P.M. - 10:00 A.M. / 550 JPY). Please note that this discounted rate is only available at the hotel, and this rate will no longer be available if guests hand in the parking tickets to the Tokyo department store.
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).
Kanbayashi Hotel Senjukaku
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-Zenkojiguchi (Formerly: Hotel Sunroute Nagano)
Only 2 minutes on foot from Zenkoji Exit of JR Nagano Station, Hotel Sunroute Nagano offers simple guestrooms with comfortable Simmons beds and free Wi-Fi connection.

Rooms also have an air conditioning unit, trouser press, fridge, flat screen TV with video on demand system, slippers, pajamas, and a private bathroom with hair dryer and toothbrush set.

On site are coin-operated laundry machines and a 24-hour front desk service where luggage may be kept. A convenience store is located on the 1st floor.

A Japanese/Western-style buffet breakfast is served at the dining room.

From the hotel it is a 10-minute drive to Zenkoji Temple and the Big Hat sports arena, a 45-minute drive to Togakushi Shrine, and a 20-minute drive to the Nagano Olympic Stadium.
How to get there?
From JR Nagano Station, Zenkoji Exit: About 2 min on foot.
By car: 20 min from Joshin-Etsu Expressway Nagano IC / Suzaka-Nagano-Higashi IC.
Sotetsu Fresa Inn Nagano Ueda Ekimae (Formerly: Hotel Sunroute 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.
Comfort Hotel Nagano
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.
Hotel Sunroute Nagano-Higashiguchi
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.
Tangram Madarao Tokyu Resort
This all-season holiday resort is centrally located near a ski resort and a golf course and features spacious, 40 square-meter guestrooms that can accommodate up to four people comfortably.
How to get there?
From Kurohime Station (JR Shin-etsu Line, Kita Shinano Line): About 25 min by taxi. Alternatively, take a bus bound for Tangram and get off at the Tangram-mae bus stop (about 35 min). Immediate access from there.
By car: Exit the Joshin-etsu Expressway at Shinanomachi IC and continue along Route 18 for about 10 km (about 20 min).
Uematsuya (Formerly: Uematsuya Ryokan)
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.
Hotel JAL City Nagano
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.
Hotel Kokusai 21
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.
Prince Hotel Shiga Kogen
Located right next to the ski slopes! Shiga Kogen Prince Hotel offers three unique types of accommodations: the East Building where all the guest rooms feature ski slope views, the South Building, which is directly connected to the gondola lift station, and the West Building, which offers self-contained accommodation. Guests can make the most of their time at Shiga Kogen with an accommodation plan that suits their needs.
How to get there?
From Nagano Station (JR Hokuriku Shinkansen) East Exit: Take the bus bound for Okushiga Kogen and get off at Prince Hotel-mae (about 84 minutes). About 2 minutes on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Joshin-etsu Expressway at Shinshu-Nakano IC and continue along National Route 292 for about 38 minutes (25 km), then Prefectural Route 471 for about 12 minutes (8 km).
The Saihokukan Hotel
The Saihokukan Hotel was founded in 1890 and is situated between JR Nagano Station and Zenko-ji Temple. The convenient location makes this hotel an ideal base for both business travelers and tourists.
How to get there?
From Nagano Station (JR Hokuriku Shinkansen) Zenkoji Exit: About 15 minutes on foot or 6 minutes by taxi.
By car: Exit the Joshin-etsu Expressway at Nagano IC and continue along Prefectural Route 117 for about 30 minutes (10 km).
Hotel Nagano Avenue
Hotel Nagano Avenue offers guestrooms with free wired Internet connection, and on site are a large shared bath and sauna as well as a massage service. A restaurant and coin-operated laundry machines are also on site.

Bright guestrooms furnished with colorful bedding and yellow curtains are fitted with a flat screen satellite TV, fridge, and electric kettle.

Luggage storage and laundry services are available. Feel free to use the drink vending machine and a free parking lot.

A buffet breakfast featuring a selection of Japanese and Western-style dishes is available daily at Bistro Quer de Quer.

The hotel is 7 minutes on foot from JR Nagano Station Zenkoji Exit, a 10-minute drive from Zenkoji Temple, and a 20-minute drive from the Iizuna Kogen Ski Area and Hachiman-para Shiseki Koen.
How to get there?
From Nagano Station (JR Nagano Shinkansen): 7 min on foot; 3 min by car.
By car: 20 min (10 km) from Joshin-Etsu Expressway Suzaka-Nagano-Higashi IC.
Ryokan Biyu no Yado
Making it to the top 25 B&Bs and inns of Japan on a well-renowned online travel website is this ryokan, located a 10-minute walk from Yudanaka Station. Guests can look forward to soaking in a large communal bath or open-air bath, or trying out the reservable open-air bath (for a charge). A relaxing massage is also available (request system). The hotel also features free Wi-Fi connection throughout the entire building, a Japanese taiko drum show at the lobby, a karaoke room, and gift shop. There are Japanese-style rooms with tatami floors and futon bedding, as well as Western-style rooms with beds, all equipped with flat-screen TVs, refrigerators, hot water pots and safety deposit boxes. 1-night accommodation with breakfast and dinner plans include a kaiseki meal at the dining room, with courses brought in by a hotel staff. The hotel is just 5 minutes on foot from a statue of the goddess for peace, a 25-minute drive from the Shiga Kogen ski areas, and a 15-minute drive from the Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park.
How to get there?
From JR Nagano Station (Shinkansen Line): Take the Nagano Electric Railway limited express to Yudanaka Station (approx. 42 min). It is about 8 min on foot or 2 min by taxi from there.
A free shuttle service is available from Yudanaka Station. Please inform the hotel of your expected arrival time in advance. TEL: 0269-33-4126
Shigakogen Hotel Ichibokaku
As there are four ski slopes around the hotel, it is convenient for skiing. The hotel is a good base for hiking and a rare place to see fireflies. They also have a sulfur hot spring bath with soothing milky green waters.
How to get there?
From Nagano Station (JR Nagano Shinkansen), Zenkoji Exit: Take a Nagano Railway express train bound for Yudanaka to Yudanaka Station (50 min). The take a Shiga-Kogen Line bus bound for Kumanoyu/Suzurikawa to the Kumanoyu bus stop (45 min). It is 2 min on foot from there.
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.
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).
Hotel Shiga Sunvalley
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).
Tamaya Ryokan (Bessho)
Ryokan staff will provide you warm and heartfelt services at this quiet inn in a historical village surrounded by beautiful nature.
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 from there.
Nozawa Grand Hotel
Nozawa Grand Hotel is located just 200 meters from Shinyu Onsen, and offers Japanese-style and Western-style guestrooms (with LCD TVs) from where a superb view of the surrounding natural scenery can be seen. Guests can look forward to admiring the magnificent scenery from the hotel's open-air bath.

Choose between a Western-style room, complete with a gorgeous bath tub, and a Western-style room. Guestrooms are equipped with air conditioning units, refrigerators, and electric kettles.

The hotel is 500 meters to Kenmeiji Temple, a 20-minute drive to Togari-Nozawaonsen Station, and an 80-minute public bus ride to JR Nagano Station. There is a free parking lot on site.

A private bath may be reserved at an additional charge. The Internet corner at the lobby may be used for free. A massage service is also available.
How to get there?
From JR Nagano Station: Take a JR Iiyama Line train bound for Tokamachi and get off at Togari-Nozawaonsen Station (about 60 min). Then take a bus bound for Nozawa Onsen and get off at the Nozawa Grand Hotel-mae bus stop (about 18 min). Immediate access from there.
Hotel Tsubakino
3 minutes on foot from Yudanaka Station, Hotel Tsubakino comes complete with an open-air bath with views of the winter snowscape. All guest rooms feature free WiFi Internet access.
- 40 minutes by car to Jigokudani Yaen-koen (snow monkey park) and Hokusai Museum in Obuse.
- Large communal hot spring and reservable private hot spring available
- Massage service available
- Karaoke room and souvenir shop available
- Kaiseki course meals featuring Shinshu beef and fresh local vegetables can be enjoyed at the adjacent restaurant.
- Breakfast can be selected from Western-style or local dishes.
Yudanaka Onsen is perfect for those seeking for a relaxing mountain and hot spring retreat.
How to get there?
From Yudanaka Station (Nagano Railway): 3 min on foot.
By car: 15 min (10 km) from Joshin-Etsu Expressway Shinshu-Nakano IC.
Nagano Plaza Hotel
The Nagano Plaza Hotel offers great access to Nagano Station, making it a great choice for guests using the train or express bus! Guests at this hotel can look forward to complimentary breakfast.
How to get there?
From Matsumoto Airport: About 80 minutes by taxi, or 80 minutes by bus.
From Nagano Station (JR Hokuriku Shinkansen): About 1 minute on foot.
From Nagano Station (Nagano Railway) (underground) Suehirocho Exit: About 3 minutes on foot (south).
From Nagano Ekimae (Kawanakajima Express) Bus Stop: Less than 1 minute on foot. The hotel is diagonally opposite.
From Nagano Ekimae (Nagaden Express) Bus Stop: About 5 minutes on foot (south).
[By car]
- From Nagano IC: Exit at Nagano IC and turn right, then turn right at Nakagosho intersection after about 5 km. Then turn right at the second intersection (Nagano Eki-minami intersection).
- From Suzaka / Nagano-higashi IC: Head for Nagano Station East Exit, then turn right at Nagano Eki Higashiguchi-mae and go round to the Zenkoji Exit side.
- Exit the Joshin-etsu Expressway at Nagano IC and continue for about 20 minutes towards Nagano Station.

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