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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.
Kurobe Kanko Hotel
Kurobe Kanko Hotel
Kurobe Kanko Hotel is conveniently located for sightseeing:
- From JR Shinano-Omachi Station: 15 minutes by route bus
- From Hakuba Goryu and Kashimayari ski resorts: 30 minutes by car
- From JR Nagano Station: 60 minutes by car
- From Zenko-ji Temple: 80 minutes by car
- From Togoshi Kid's Ninja Village: 120 minutes by car

The Japanese-style guest rooms feature tatami flooring, and come complete with air-conditioning, futon bedding, a flat TV, and a private toilet. Private baths are not equipped, but guests of this hotel can enjoy access to the relaxing large communal bath, open-air bath and sauna.

Dinner, and a breakfast buffet featuring local dishes can be offered every day. Guests staying up late can also enjoy use of the karaoke bar and ramen stand.
How to get there?
From Shinano-Omachi Station (JR Oito Line): Take a bus bound for Ogizawa and alight at the Omachi Onsen bus stop (about 15 minutes). It is about 2 minutes on foot from there.
Pension Image House
Pension Image House
This pension is located about a 2-hour drive from the city at the foot of the Yatsugatake Mountains in Hara-mura. The view of the range is best in autumn and winter. Guests are more than welcome to bring their own food and drinks when enjoying the thrifty pension lifestyle here!
How to get there?
From Fujimi Station (JR Chuo Main Line): about 12 min by taxi at around JPY 2,800.
A free shuttle service is available from 14:00 to 17:00 (reservation required in advance).
Free transport service to the Yatsugatake trail entrance is available.
Hotel Yamabuki
Hotel Yamabuki
The main concept of this hotel is to offer all the charms of Shinshu and a time of relaxation to its guests. Treat yourself to a relaxing, extraordinary experience spending a night admist the vast nature of Mt. Komagatake of the Central Alps.
Guests can also enjoy the hotel's irori hearth dinner featuring original dishes prepared with only the freshest local ingredients. The nostalgic atmosphere will make you feel as if you're invited to an old Japanese-style house for a traditional meal.
The clear and colorless alkaline hot springs are 100% natural with no added water, and enfold guests with balmy, soothing heat.
Please visit and experience the utmost hospitality Hotel Yamabuki has valued since its establishment. Staff await your arrival.
How to get there?
[By Car]
From Tokyo: Hachioji IC (Chuo Expressway) - Okaya IC (Chuo Expressway) - Komagane IC
From Nagoya: Komaki JCT (Chuo Expressway) - Komagane IC
From Osaka: Suita IC (Meishin Expressway) - Komaki JCT (Chuo Expressway) - Komagane IC

[By Train]
From Tokyo (4 hours): Tokyo Station (JR Chuo Main Line) - Okaya Station (JR Iida Line) - Komagane Station
From Nagoya Station (4 hours): Nagoya Station (JR Chuo Main Line) - Okaya Station (JR Iida Line) - Komagane Station

[Expressway Bus]
From Tokyo: Shinjuku Highway Bus Terminal - Komagane Bus Terminal - Komagane
From Nagoya: Meitetsu Bus Center - Komagane Bus Terminal - Komagane
From Osaka: Osaka Bus Center - Komagane Bus Terminal - Komagane Station
Tsutaya Tokinoyado Kazari
Tsutaya Tokinoyado Kazari
This hotel is blessed with abundant nature. Please relax in the warm Japanese atmosphere.
How to get there?
From Nagoya Station (JR Tokaido Main Line, Tokaido Shinkansen): Take the JR Chuo Main Line bound for Nagano and get off at Kiso-fukushima Station. It is 30 minutes by free pick-up bus from there.
From Tokyo Station: Take the Nagano/Hokuriku Shinkansen and get off at Nagano Station. Then take the JR Chuo Main Line bound for Nagoya and get off at Kiso-fukushima Station. It is 30 minutes by free pick-up bus from there.
[Pick-up/Drop-off Bus Dep. Time]
Pick-up: Dep. Kiso-fukushima St.: 15:30, 17:00
Drop-off: Dep. hotel: 9:30

*Reservation is required for the pick-up/drop-off service. Please make reservations via email after booking.
Nozawa Onsen Hotel
Nozawa Onsen Hotel
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).
Candeo Hotels Chino
Candeo Hotels Chino
Guests staying here can luxuriate in the "sky spa," an outdoor bath located on the top floor. Every room features Simmons beds, just one of the ways that this hotel prepares to offer its guests a relaxing, top-class stay.
How to get there?
From Chino Station (JR Chuo Main Line), West Exit: 5 min by taxi.
Ikenotaira Hotel
Ikenotaira Hotel
A natural park where guests breathe in the fragrant spring air amidst just-bloomed blossoms. A sports zone and amusement park where people play as the warm summer wind swirls around them, A relaxing hot spring from which to appreciate the kaleidoscopic panorama of the autumnal leaves. A place to ski down silver, snow-covered slopes glistening in the winter sun.
Offering all of this natural splendor, along with its already impressive array of indoor facilities, Ikenotaira Hotel is in a class all its own.
How to get there?
From Chino Station (JR Chuo Line): Board a bus bound for Shirakabako/Kurumayama to the Higashirakabako bus stop (about 50 minutes). It is about 1 minute on foot from there.
Round-trip shuttle bus service is available to and from the stations listed below. *reservation required in advance
[Chino Station (free of charge)]
From Chino Station East Exit: 11:40, 15:30
From Ikenotaira Hotel & Resort: 10:40, 14:20
[Shinjuku Station (additional charge)]
From Shinjuku Center Building: 9:30
From Ikenotaira Hotel & Resort: 15:15
Hotel La Neige Higashi-kan
Hotel La Neige Higashi-kan
This elegant European-style hotel sits quietly at the foot of Mt Hakuba surrounded by forest. Guests at this hotel can look forward to exquisitely prepared French cuisine from the hotel restaurant and to sampling a selection of boutique wines. The deluxe twin rooms complete with jacuzzi baths are especially popular among guests.
How to get there?
From Nagano Station (JR Hokuriku Shinkansen) East Exit: Take a bus bound for Hakuba and get off at Happo Bus Terminal (about 70 minutes). It is about 5 minutes by taxi from there.
By car: Exit the Nagano Expressway at Azumino IC and continue along Kita-Alps Panorama Road for about 60 minutes (50 km).
Hotel JAL City Nagano
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.
Hakuba Tokyu Hotel
Hakuba Tokyu Hotel
The Hakuba Tokyu Hotel is a 5-minute drive from JR Hakuba Station and a 20-minute drive from Happo-One bus terminal. A free shuttle service runs between the hotel and both of these sites. Guests can look forward to soaking in hot springs or having an aromatic massage. A free parking lot is available for use.

Guestrooms are equipped with an air conditioning unit, fridge, safety deposit box, flat screen TV, and an exclusive bathroom (with bath amenities and a bath tub).

Within the premises are 7 tennis courts and a sauna facility. Skiing items and bicycles are available for rent. Wireless Internet connection is available for free in the entire hotel.

Savor French cuisine meals at the restaurant Chamonix, Japanese cuisine meals at the restaurant Manyo, and light meals and refreshments at The Lodge.

This hotel is just 10 minutes on foot from the Happo-One Ski Resort, and 5.7 km (3.5 miles) away from Tsugaike Nature Park. A free shuttle bus runs to the nearby ski resort. A night shuttle service runs to the nearby town (17:00 - 23:00). For more details, please directly contact the hotel.
How to get there?
Shuttle Service
**Prior reservation required at reservation.
Hakuba Station, Happo Bus Terminal == Hotel
*Available between 8:00-20:00
**Taxi also available from station (regular taxi rates apply)
Saku Ichimanri Onsen Hotel Golden Century
Saku Ichimanri Onsen Hotel Golden Century
Located in the heart of Shinshu Sakudaira, the hotel is a perfect base for sightseeing and business activities. Guests can soothe away their weariness from travel in the hotel's natural onsen (12 types, separate facilities for men and women).
How to get there?
From Sakudaira Station (Hokuriku Shinkansen): 6 min by taxi.
By car: Exit the Joshin-etsu Expressway at Saku IC and continue along Prefectural Route 138 for about 4 km (about 7 min) towards Saku Sogo Taiikukan.
The Prince Karuizawa
The Prince Karuizawa
Surrounded by nature in a quiet environment, at The Prince Karuizawa guests can enjoy 8 golf courses, tennis courts, and a shopping mall with 240 shops. A beauty spa, dog grooming salon, free bicycle rental and other facilities, as well as indoor and outdoor activities for kids ensure a great stay. Free shuttle service from JR Karuizawa Station is available, and free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.

JR Karuizawa Station, which is just a 10-minute drive from Karuizawa Prince Hotel ski area and Yagasaki hot springs, can be reached from JR Tokyo Station in 70 minutes via Shinkansen.

The comfortable guestrooms feature floor to ceiling windows with views of Mount Asama, a seating area (with chairs and coffee table), flat screen TV, mini fridge, desk, and a private bathroom with bath amenities.

During the stay treat yourself to a massage or spa treatment, or relax with a bath in the hot springs. Free pickup service between the hot springs, as well as family activities such as mini golf, mountain climbing, craft lessons and more are available. In spring and fall the fitness facilities can be used for free. Nature watching programs on which experienced staff explain about the resorts beautiful nature are also available.

At restaurant Beaux Sejours, Western style food is served for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Japanese, Italian, Chinese and cuisine from other countries is also prepared. At Library Cafe Rindo enjoy some tea while gazing at the rustic natural scenery outside. At the English-style Bar Windsor, various whiskeys, brandies and cocktails are served.
How to get there?
Free Shuttle Bus
Karuizawa Station South Exit == Hotel
1 bus departure every 15-30 min between 7:00 - 21:00 (about 5 min ride)
**No prior reservation required.
**Taxi also available from station (regular taxi rates apply).
Sakudaira Plaza 21
Sakudaira Plaza 21
A business hotel located 2 minutes away from Sakudaira Station (JR Hokuriku Shinkansen Line) with 7 types of baths and 3 types of Saunas for the enjoyment of visitors.
Tateshina Grand Hotel Takinoyu
Tateshina Grand Hotel Takinoyu
This onsen (hot spring) inn is located along the mountain stream of Takinoyukawa River. You can enjoy different types of onsen such as the onsen waterfall from the Teien Daiyokujo (garden large communal bath), the Shingen Notenburo (large open-air communal bath), and even a pool in the summer.
How to get there?
From Chino Station (JR Chuo Higashi Line), West Exit: Take a bus bound for Pilatus Rope Way to the Takinoyu Entrance bus stop (35 min). It is 2 min on foot from there.
Rekishi-no-Yado Kanaguya
Rekishi-no-Yado Kanaguya
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.
Yumoto Hotel Achikawa
Yumoto Hotel Achikawa
This hotel is located in the hot spring resort in mountains in southern Nagano and was reopened in 2002.
Takeda Shingen, a feudal lord and one of the most famous military leaders in the history of Japan, is said to have loved the tranquil, secluded hot springs of this inn.
*The large communal bath is abailable from check-in to 9:00. The open-air bath, cave bath, and dry sauna (gender-segregated) are available from 6:00 - 8:30 and 14:00 - 22:00.
How to get there?
From Nagoya Station (JR Tokaido Main Line, Tokaido Shinkansen): Take the JR Tokaido Main Line and get off at Toyohashi Station. Then take the JR Iida Line bound for Tenryukyo and get off at Tenryukyo Station. It is 20 minutes by taxi from there.
From Iida Station (JR Iida Line): 30 minutes by route bus or taxi.
From Tokyo Station: Take the JR Line to Shinjuku Station. Then take the JR Chuo Main Line bound for Matsumoto and get off at Chino Station. From there, take the Hirugami Onsen (hot spring) direct shuttle bus (85 minutes, fare applies).
*Reservation is required in advance for the shuttle bus to Hirugami Onsen. Please contact the hotel and make reservations via email after booking.
[Hirugami Onsen Shuttle Bus Schedule]
-To Hirugami Onsen: Dep. Chino Station at 15:25 / Arr. at Hirugami Station at 16:50
-To Chino Station: Dep. Hirugami Onsen at 13:00 / Arr. at Chino Station at 14:20
Hakuba Mominoki Hotel
Hakuba Mominoki Hotel
This alpine resort hotel sits within a forest located at the foot of the Northern Alps. It features hot springs with the most alkaline spring water in Japan. These are especially popular among women for their skin-beautifying effects!
How to get there?
From Nagoya Station (JR Tokaido Line): Take the JR Chuo Line to Matsumoto Station (about 150 min). Then take the JR Oito Line to Hakuba Station (about 50 min). It is about 5 min by taxi from there.
By car: Exit the Nagano Expressway at Azumino IC and continue along Routes 147 and 148 for about 50 km (about 50 min).
Tobira Onsen Myojinkan
Tobira Onsen Myojinkan
Myojinkan is located at the Tobira Onsen area, and features spacious hot springs (with open-air baths) and offers a refreshing massage. Spacious Japanese-style rooms are furnished with large windows and a carpeted seating area. A free shuttle bus service is available from JR Matsumoto Station (departs at 15:15 and 16:30 / 30-minute one-way trip).
Japanese-style guestrooms are quipped with an air-conditioning unit, a spacious living room (with sofa), flat-screen TV, safety box, and private bathroom (with hair dryer and toothbrush set). Yukata are also provided.
From the hotel, it takes 30 minutes by car to Matsumoto Castle, 40 minutes to the Utsukushigahara Open-air Museum, and 60 minutes to the Matsumoto Airport.
Relax at the communal lounge while reading a good book, or request for a facial treatment at the Aroma Room (at an additional charge). Feel free to explore the surrounding area using a rental bicycle. A gift shop is also on site, featuring local specialty items.
Savor a traditional kaiseki cuisine dinner served by the nakai-san (room maid). Enjoy a Japanese-style or Western-style set breakfast menu at the dining room.
How to get there?
From JR Matsumoto Station: 30 min by pick-up bus (15:00, 16:30).
By car: 17 km from Nagano Expressway Matsumoto IC.
Azumaya Mountain Resort & Spa
Azumaya Mountain Resort & Spa
Standing at 1,500 meters on the side of Mt. Azumaya -- one of Japan's 100 famous mountains -- this hotel offers a quintessential mountain view, particularly from its above-the-clouds open-air baths and panoramic restaurant. Access from Tokyo via Shinkansen takes just 1 hour 15 minutes. Shinshu cuisine is prepared with the tastes of the season. Ueda castle from the Warring States period can be visited at the base of the mountain, and the Sugadaira Highlands wrap around the back of this hotel.
How to get there?
From Ueda Station (JR Hokuriku Shinkansen) Onsenguchi Exit: About 40 minutes by taxi.
By car: Exit the Joshin-etsu Expressway at Ueda IC and continue along Route 144 for about 25 minutes (20 km).
Hotel Route-Inn Iida
Hotel Route-Inn Iida
Hotel Route-Inn Iida is conveniently situated near the Chuo Expressway, making it an ideal location for both business and leisure. The hotel features comfortable guestrooms, relaxing hot spring baths and restaurants.
How to get there?
From Iida Station (JR Iida Line): About 10 minutes by taxi.
By car: Exit the Chuo Expressway at Iida IC and continue along Route 153 for about 1 minute. Head towards the AU shop.
Nukumori-no-Yado Komanoyu
Nukumori-no-Yado Komanoyu
Unwind at this long-established inn, the only ryokan that can be found on the Kisokodo. The seasonal scenery, singing birds, and the sounds of water is sure to make your relaxing stay unforgettable.
How to get there?
From Kiso-Fukushima Station (JR Chuo-Sai Line): About 60 min on foot or about 10 min by taxi.
By car: Exit the Chuo Expressway at Nakatsugawa IC and continue along Route 19 for about 60 min (50 km)
Colosseum Inn Tateshina
Colosseum Inn Tateshina
This hotel welcomes guests with an elegant atmosphere and refined accommodation where guests can relax and unwind. Enjoy French cuisine prepared using a selection of fresh local ingredients, relaxing hot springs, aromatherapy, private baths, a stone sauna and other services this hotel has to offer.
How to get there?
From Sakudaira Station (JR Nagano Shinkansen) Asama Exit: About 50 minutes by taxi.
By car: Exit the Chuo Expressway at the Suwa IC and continue along Route 152 for about 40 minutes (30 km), then Prefectural Route 40 for about 10 minutes (5 km) towards Lake Megami.
Hoshino Resorts KAI Alps
Hoshino Resorts KAI Alps
Located 3 hours by train from Tokyo, KAI Alps is a hot spring ryokan situated by Omachi Hot Spring in northern Nagano—the gateway to the northern Japanese Alps. Classical Japanese architectural elements provide comfort even during heavy snow, making it a perfect place which to experience Nagano's countryside, the nature of the Alps and the ski slopes of nearby Hakuba.
How to get there?
From Shinano-Omachi Station (JR Oito Line), Front Exit: Take a bus bound for Ogizawa to the Omachi Onsenkyo bus stop (about 15 min). It is 5 min on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Nagano Expressway from the Azumino IC and take Route 147 (Kita Alps Panorama Road) for about 30 km (about 40 min).
Kashiwaya Honten
Kashiwaya Honten
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).
Hotel Route-Inn Ina Inter
Hotel Route-Inn Ina Inter
This hotel is conveniently located just a minute's drive from the Ina Interchange on the Chuo Expressway. It provide guests with a complimentary breakfast buffet, large shared baths and free parking. All rooms have air purifying machines.
How to get there?
By Bus: Take an Express bus to Ina IC and it is about 1 minute on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Chuo Expressway at the Ina IC and continue along Prefectural Route 87 for about 1 minute.
Hotel Beniya
Hotel Beniya
Standing on the shore of Lake Suwa, this 14-story hotel offers spectacular views. The view of the lake and Japan Alps mountains from the hot spring baths on the top floor is a must-see!
How to get there?
From Kami-Suwa Station (JR Chuo Line): 10 min on foot or 3 min by car.
By car: 6 km from Chuo Expressway Suwa IC.
Hotel Ambient Tateshina
Hotel Ambient Tateshina
Guests to this hotel can relax while gazing at the magnificent view composed of Mt. Tateshina and Lake Megami-ko. The hotel's trademark is the glass church located in the center of the hotel's grounds.
How to get there?
From Chino Station (JR Chuo Line): Take a bus bound for Kurumayama Kogen and get off at the Higashishirakabako bus stop (about 50 minutes). Then take a Tateshinacho Shirakaba route bus to the Kagihiki-ishi bus stop (about 15 minutes). It is about 5 minutes on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Chuo Expressway at Suwa IC and continue along National Route 152 for about 30 minutes (25 km), then Prefectural Route 40 for about 10 minutes (6 km).
Omachi Onsen Hotel Kanoya
Omachi Onsen Hotel Kanoya
Situated 15 minutes via free shuttle bus from Shinano-Omachi Station, Kanoya is a hot spring inn that exudes a unique atmosphere with its distinct antique furniture. It has spacious guestrooms with private bathrooms, and has indoor and outdoor baths as well. Look out over the terrace for a scenic view of a Japanese garden, or have some fun at the karaoke room.

Guestrooms feature tatami mat floors, futon bedding, TV, refrigerator, and air conditioning. Yukata and tea are also provided.

After a relaxing bath, feel free to enjoy some drinks at the bar. The hotel also has a teahouse, souvenir shop and free parking lot.

Savor a traditional Japanese-style meal for breakfast. For dinner, enjoy a kaiseki cuisine meal featuring autumn matsutake mushrooms and other seasonal ingredients of the region.

The Kurobe Dam is a 25-minute drive from the hotel. A 20-minute drive takes guests to the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, where they can proceed to ride a cable car and have a fantastic time enjoying the company of nature and marveling at the majestic scenery.
How to get there?
From Shinshu Matsumoto Airport: About 25 minutes by bus at around JPY 540 (as of June 2010).
From Shinano-Omachi Station (Oito Line): About 15 minutes by taxi at around JPY 2,500 (as of June 2010). Alternatively, take a bus bound for Ogizawa and get off at the Omachi Onsenkyo bus stop. It is 7 minutes on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Nagano Expressway at Toyoshina IC and continue along the prefectural route. Drive along the Northern Alps Panorama Road for about 30 minutes. Follow the hotel signboard.
Yuttarinosato Inaka
Yuttarinosato Inaka
You can enjoy a footbath and feel as though you are walking in the water. Enjoy various types of open-air baths, beauty salon treatments and a relaxing bedrock bath.
How to get there?
From Iida Station (JR Iida Line): Take a Komaba Line bus bound for Hirugami Onsen to the Amikakeyama bus stop (40 min) and it is 1 min on foot from there.
Hotel Green Plaza Hakuba
Hotel Green Plaza Hakuba
The hotel's red triangular roofs contrast well with the Northern Alps towering in the background. On site are a Japanese cuisine restaurant and Western cuisine restaurant, as well as 11 types of hot baths at the Yu Plaza.
This hotel offers direct access to the ski slopes at Hakuba Cortina Ski Resort!
Hakuba's fluffy powder snow is sought after even by people from outside Japan. The snow is so soft and dry, your clothes will hardly get wet even when you fall on the snow. There are a total of 16 courses that offer something for everyone, from the 200-meter wide slope for beginners to the advanced course with spectacular views from 1,400 meters above sea level.
After a fun day of skiing, look forward to a relaxing soak at the hotel's hot spring bath! The hotel's hot spring water is sourced 1,221 meters underground from the foot of the Northern Alps.
How to get there?
From Minami-Otari Station (JR Oito Line): pick-up bus service available.
By car: 75 min (63 km) from Nagano Expressway Toyoshina IC.

Winter Season Nagano Snow Shuttle bet. Narita/Haneda and Happo Bus Terminal
Outbound Trip:
Narita (9:00) → Happo (14:45)
Haneda (9:30) → Happo (14:45)
Narita (12:00*) → Happo (17:40)
*Operates only on certain days (please check the Nagano Snow Shuttle homepage for details.)
Return Trip:
Happo (10:30) → Narita (16:30)
Happo (15:30) → Narita (21:30)
Kanbayashi Hotel Senjukaku
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.
Hakuba Hotel Bergtour Marukita
Hakuba Hotel Bergtour Marukita
The large shared baths and open-air baths are located on the top floor, from where guests can enjoy a view of the Northern Alps. The baths have the highest alkali level in Japan, making them very good for the skin. The hotel's meals are prepared using vegetables grown with very little agricultural chemicals.
How to get there?
From Hakuba Station (JR Oito Line): Take a Happo bus bound for Happo and get off at the Happo bus stop (about 5 minutes). It takes about 2 minutes from there on foot.
By car: Exit the Nagano Expressway at Azumino IC and continue along Routes 147 and 148 for about 60 minutes (52 km). Head towards Happo Bus Terminal.
Nanakusa no Yu
Nanakusa no Yu
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.
Yokoya Onsen Ryokan
Yokoya Onsen Ryokan
A quiet, modern Japanese-style inn facing the Yokoya Ravine. Guests can enjoy the beautiful landscape across the four seasons from the open-air bath built from large rocks. The view is particularly dramatic during the fall season.
How to get there?
From Chino Station (Chuo Line) West Exit: Take a Merchen Highway bus and get off at the Yokoyakyo Iriguchi bus stop (about 25 minutes). It is about 10 minutes on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Chuo Expressway at Suwa IC and continue along Route 152, then Route 299 for about 30 minutes.
Hotel Route-Inn Court Ina
Hotel Route-Inn Court Ina
Located near the Ina IC Exit on the Chuo Expressway, the hotel is suitable for both business and sightseeing. It offers large shared baths, which promise guests a refreshing stay.
How to get there?
From Inakita Station (JR Iida Line): About 15 minutes on foot or 5 minutes by taxi.
By car: About 3 minutes (3 km) after exiting the Chuo Expressway at the Ina IC.
Senninkaku
Senninkaku
This quiet inn with hot springs sits along a valley in the heart of the magnificent Northern Alps. This place is enveloped in ever-changing nature, and the autumn leaves are exceptionally beautiful, even dazzling.
How to get there?
From JR Shinano-Omachi Station (JR Oito Line): About 20 minutes by taxi.
By car: Exit the Nagano Expressway at Azumino IC and continue along Prefectural Route Kita-Alps Panorama Road (Prefectural Route 306) for about 30 minutes, then Prefectural Route 326 for about 20 minutes (12 km). Head towards Nanakura Dam and Takase Dam.
Hotel Route-Inn Grand Ueda Ekimae
Hotel Route-Inn Grand Ueda Ekimae
Introducing Route Inn Grand, a new brand of hotels from Route Inn. Here at Ueda Ekimae, guests can look forward to relaxing in spacious rooms, dining at on-site restaurants and spending moments of luxury.
How to get there?
From Ueda Station (JR Hokuriku Shinkansen): about 3 min on foot.
By car: about 10 min (4 km) from Joshin-etsu Expressway Ueda-Sugadaira IC.
Hotel Saginoyu
Hotel Saginoyu
Hotel Saginoyu is a luxury Japanese-style hotel with over a 100-year history. Having been chosen by many famous painters and writers over the years, the building also holds its own gallery of Japanese paintings.
How to get there?
From Kamisuwa Station (JR Chuo Line): About 10 minutes on foot, or 5 minutes by taxi.
By car: Exit the Chuo Expressway at Suwa IC and continue for 15 minutes (7 km). Head towards Katakurakan.
Hotel Rosso Karuizawa
Hotel Rosso Karuizawa
Newly opening in August 2018! As this hotel is so close to the station, it makes for an optimum base for sightseeing, shopping, and leisure. All guestrooms are non-smoking with a relaxed design.
How to get there?
By car: Exit the Joshin-etsu Expressway at Usui-Karuizawa IC and take Prefectural Route 43 for about 11 km (about 16 min).
From Karuizawa Station (JR Hokuriku Shinkansen), North Exit: About 5 min on foot.
Aburaya Tosen
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.
Ueda Tokyu REI Hotel
Ueda Tokyu REI Hotel
Just a minute's walk from JR Ueda Station, this hotel suits as a convenient base for business or sightseeing at the historical sites. The hotel offers a peaceful atmosphere with ample amenities.
How to get there?
From Ueda Station (JR Hokuriku Shinkansen), Onsenguchi Exit: About 1 min on foot.
By car: About 15 min from Joshin-etsu Expressway Ueda-Sugadaira IC.
Shoho
Shoho
This lodging at Utsugushigahara Onsen comes complete with both Japanese and Western-style guestrooms overlooking the mountain scenery. Guests can treat themselves to a relaxing open-air hot spring, and a massage service (charge applies). A free shuttle bus service is available from JR Matsumoto Station (20 minutes.).
- An additional charge applies for use of the private bath and karaoke room.
- Bicycles are available for rent.
- Equipped with a sauna.
- Local specialties can be purchased at the hotel souvenir shop.
- Wi-Fi Internet access available at public spaces.
- Japanese/Western breakfast may be enjoyed for breakfast.
- Savor kaiseki course meals for dinner.
- 15 minutes by car to Matsumoto Castle, 5 minutes by car to the Matsumoto Folkcraft Museum.
- 60 minutes by car to Utsukushigahara Hogen (highlands) and 30 minutes by car to Matsumoto Airport.
How to get there?
From Matsumoto Station (JR Chuo Line): Head to the Matsumoto Bus Terminal and take a bus bound for Utsukushigahara Onsen to the Hotel Shoho-mae bus stop (17 min). It is 1 min on foot from there.
Hotel Mor-schein
Hotel Mor-schein
Located right in front of Matsumoto Station, a base location for exploring the Shinshu area, this hotel makes a perfect starting point for both business and sightseeing purposes.
How to get there?
From Matsumoto Station (JR Chuo Line), Castle Exit: About 3 minutes on foot.
By car: Exit the Nagano Expressway at Matsumoto IC and continue along Route 158 for about 15 minutes (4 km).
Yatsugatake Kogen Lodge
Yatsugatake Kogen Lodge
This is a resort hotel located at an altitude of 1,500 meters, surrounded by the magnificent scenery of the Yatsugatake highlands, the Southern Alps, and the Chichibu mountains.
How to get there?
From Kobuchizawa Station (JR Chuo Line): Take the JR Koumi Line to Nobeyama Station (about 30 min). It is about 15 min by taxi from there.
By car: Exit the Chuo Expressway at Sutama IC and continue along Route 141 for about 29 km (about 35 min), then continue for about 7 km (about 10 min).
Karuizawa Hotel Longing House
Karuizawa Hotel Longing House
5 minutes by car from JR Karuizawa Station, Karuizawa Hotel Longing House features European-style guestrooms (with flat-screen TV, priavte bath), a tennis court, reservable private bath and a spa.

Warm color based lighting and traditional furniture adds a relaxing and romantic touch to the guest room atmosphere. All guest rooms come complete with air conditioning, a bath tub, tea set, refigerator and a DVD player.

Only 1.5km away from Kumoba Pond, and 5 minutes by car to the Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza and Kyu (old) Karuizawa district. Bicycles are avaialble for rent.

Massage and aroma treatment service can be enjoyed at the comfort of your own guest room. A stroll around the hotel garden and a visit to the adjacent herb shop may also be entertaining.

Meals prepared with fresh local vegetables can be served at the hotel restaurant. Relax to some drinks and a fireplace at the bar lounge, where antique furniture are placed.
How to get there?
From JR Karuizawa Station: About 5 minutes by car or taxi.
Hotel Tateshina Shinyu Onsen
Hotel Tateshina Shinyu Onsen
This secluded inn, nestled in a valley, features various types of guest rooms, a private open-air bath, original Japanese cuisine, 9 shops perfect for souvenirs and a beautiful garden.
How to get there?
From Shinjuku Station (JR Chuo Main Line): Take the JR Chuo Main Line (Super Azusa) bound for Matsumoto to Chino Station (120 min). Then, from the west exit, take a bus bound for Pilatus Ropeway to the Shinyu-Iriguchi bus stop (45 min). It is 5 min on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Chuo Expressway at Suwa IC and continue along Venus Line for about 20 km (about 30 min).
Yurui no Yado Keizan
Yurui no Yado Keizan
A quiet ryokan (Japanese-style hotel) located among the mountains. Enjoy their open-air bath commanding a fine view of the garden.
How to get there?
From Nagoya Station (JR Tokaido Main Line, Tokaido Shinkansen): Take the JR Tokaido Main Line and get off at Toyohashi Station. Then take the JR Iida Line bound for Tenryukyo and get off at Tenryukyo Station. It is 20 minutes by taxi from there.
From Iida Station (JR Iida Line): 30 minutes by route bus or taxi.
From Tokyo Station: Take the JR Line to Shinjuku Station. Then take the JR Chuo Main Line bound for Matsumoto and get off at Chino Station. From there, take a Hirugami Onsen (hot spring) direct shuttle bus (85 min, fare applies).
*Reservation is required in advance for the shuttle bus to Hirugami Onsen. Please contact the hotel and make reservations via email after booking.
[Hirugami Onsen Shuttle Bus Schedule]
-To Hirugami Onsen: Dep. Chino Station at 15:25 / Arr. at Hirugami Station at 16:50
-To Chino Station: Dep. Hirugami Onsen at 13:00 / Arr. at Chino Station at 14:20
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.
Hakuba Berg Land
Hakuba Berg Land
There is a natural onsen on the top floor where guests can look out over the Northern Alps. The hotel's home-style, Japanese meals are very popular among guests, as they make use of local ingredients.
How to get there?
From Hakuba Station (JR Oito Line): Take a bus bound for Happo and get off at Happo Bus Terminal (about 5 minutes). It is less than 1 minute on foot from there.
Hakuba Highland Hotel
Hakuba Highland Hotel
This hotel offers a panoramic view of the Hakuba mountain range in the Northern Alps. You can thoroughly relax soaking in their open-air hot spring bath surrounded by the mountains.
How to get there?
From Hakuba Station (JR Daishi Line), Front Exit: 20 min on foot; 3 min by taxi.
Uematsuya (Formerly: Uematsuya Ryokan)
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.

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