Nagano Hotels, Dotted Around Places of Interest
Photo provided by: Nagano Prefectural Tourism & Local Products Association

There are a lot of areas in Nagano with both sight-seeing spots and hotels. Also, the popular ski resorts, hot spring areas, or the areas that are popular for escaping the summer heat, all offer their own unique charm. We will introduce some of our favorite hotels at Nagano’s popular sight-seeing spots.

Recommended Hotels in Nagano City: The Hotel Metropolitan Nagano and Others

Many of the hotels in Nagano City are centered around the hub of Nagano Station. Among these, the Hotel Metropolitan Nagano, which is connected directly to Nagano Station, is a popular luxury hotel. It also has a wonderful breakfast buffet, with a wide variety of foods. There are a lot of other hotels to recommend as well, such as the Nagano Tokyu REI Hotel or the Smile Hotel Nagano.

Spot Information

  • Spot name:Hotel Metropolitan Nagano  (ホテルメトロポリタン長野)
  • Street Address:1346 Minamiishido-cho, Nagano-shi, Nagano 〒380-0824
  • Access:About a 3 minute walk from Nagano Station
  • Wi-Fi:Available
  • Language:English
  • Credit cards:Not accepted

Karuizawa: Recommended Hotels in Nagano’s Popular High-Class Resort

The high-class resort town Karuizawa has many hotels in its 3 areas: Kyuu-Karuizawa, Shin-Karuizawa, and Naka-Karuizawa. The Karuizawa Prince Hotel in Shin-Karuizawa is a big resort with wide grounds, ski slopes, a golf course, a shopping mall, and more. You could spend a day or 2 exploring the hotel grounds alone. Others includes the Marriott Hotel in Karuizawa, which provide open-air bath and guest house with private hot spring bath; or the rebranded Kyuu-Karuizawa Hotel, now called the Kyuu-Karuizawa Kikyo Curio Collection by Hilton, which offers an at-home atmosphere.

Nagano Hotels, Dotted Around Places of Interest
Photo provided by: Nagano Prefectural Tourism & Local Products Association

Spot Information

  • Spot name:Karuizawa Prince Hotel East (軽井沢プリンスホテル イースト)
  • Street Address:1016-75 Karuizawa Yagasaki, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun, Nagano 〒389-0193
  • Access:There is a free shuttle bus every 30 minutes from Karuizawa Station south exit (07:45-21:00). About a 10 minute walk from Karuizawa Station (through the shopping mall).
  • Wi-Fi:Available in all rooms
  • Language:English, Chinese, Korean
  • Credit cards:Accepted

Spot Information

  • Spot name:Karuizawa Prince Hotel West  (軽井沢プリンスホテル ウエスト)
  • Street Address:1016-88 Karuizawa Yagasaki, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun, Nagano 〒389-0193
  • Access:There is a free shuttle bus every 30 minutes from Karuizawa Station south exit (07:45-21:00). About a 13 minute walk from Karuizawa Station (through the shopping mall).
  • Wi-Fi: Available in the main building. Not available in the cottages.
  • Language:English, Chinese, Korean
  • Credit cards:Accepted
Nagano Hotels, Dotted Around Places of Interest

Spot Information

  • Spot name:Karuizawa Marriott Hotel (軽井沢マリオットホテル)
  • Street Address:4339 Nagakura, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun Nagano 〒389-0111
  • Access: About 15 minutes from Karuizawa Station by taxi. About 5 minutes from Naka-Karuizawa Station by taxi. (Free transportation is available. Please inquire for details.)
  • Wi-Fi:Available
  • Language:English
  • Credit cards:Accepted

Spot Information

  • Spot name:KYUKARUIZAWA KIKYO, Curio Collection by Hilton (旧軽井沢KIKYOキュリオ・コレクションbyヒルトン)
  • Street Address:491-5 Karuizawa, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun, Nagano 〒389-0102
  • Access:About 5 minutes from Karuizawa Station by shuttle, or about 17 minutes on foot.
  • Wi-Fi:Available
  • Language:English
  • Credit cards:Accepted

The Hotels That are a Great Hub for Visiting Many Charming Places, Including Matsumoto Castle

Matsumoto Station is within walking distance from Matsumoto Castle, and is also a good central spot for other destinations, so there are many hotels near the station, such as the Richmond Hotel Matsumoto or the Hotel Buena Vista. Also, Asama Onsen is a hot spring area near Matsumoto Castle. There are quite a lot of popular accommodations for tourists who want to enjoy the hot spring and sightseeing as well.

Spot Information

  • Spot name:Richmond Hotel Matsumoto
  • Street Address:1-10-7 Chuo, Matsumoto-shi, Nagano 〒390-0811
  • Access:About a 4 minute walk from Matsumoto Station. About 30 minutes by bus from Matsumoto Airport, get off at the Matsumoto Station bus terminal, then walk about 4 minutes.
  • Wi-Fi:Available
  • Language:English
  • Credit cards:Accepted
Nagano Hotels, Dotted Around Places of Interest

Spot Information

  • Spot name:Hotel Buena Vista (ホテルブエナビスタ)
  • Street Address:1-2-1 Honjo, Matsumoto-shi. Nagano 〒390-0814
  • Access:About 2 minutes by free shuttle bus from JR Matsumoto Station. About a 7 minute walk from Matsumoto Station.
  • Wi-Fi:Available
  • Language:Spanish, Thai, German, French, English, Korean, Chinese
  • Credit cards:Accepted

The Nagano Hotel in the Mountains Where You Can Enjoy Hot Springs and Snow Monkeys

Yamanouchi is an area with many hot spring inns. The hotel closest to the Jigokudani Monkey Park, famous for its snow monkeys, the Kanbayashi Hotel Senjukaku, has an impressive supply of hot water. The food is also excellent, with simple meals including Shinshu beef and local produce. Or, you can enjoy one of the many traditional Japanese inns near the Shibu Hot Springs, or visit the many hot springs that aren’t associated with a hotel.

Nagano Hotels, Dotted Around Places of Interest

Spot Information

  • Spot name:Kanbayashi Hotel Senjukaku (上林ホテル 仙壽閣)
  • Street Address:1410 Hirao, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun, Nagano 〒381-0401
  • Access: About 45 minutes on the Nagoya Railway Special Express from Nagoya Station, get off at Yudanaka Station, then a bus for about 15 minutes (There is a shuttle available from Yudanaka Station).
  • Wi-Fi:Available
  • Language:English
  • Credit cards:Accepted

The Nagano Kiso Valley Hotels With the Trifecta: Nature, Hot Springs, and Good Food

There are several hotels in the Kiso Valley where you can enjoy the hot springs and great food. At the "Kaidou Roman Onyado Tsutaya", you can feel the slow flow of restful time. Then there’s the Hotel "Fuki no Mori", where you can experience living in an extraordinary, fragrant forest.

Spot Information

  • Spot name:Kaido-Roman Onyado-Tsutaya (街道浪漫 おん宿蔦屋)
  • Street Address:5162 Fukushima, Kiso-machi, Kiso-gun, Nagano 〒397-0001
  • Access:About a 15 minute walk from JR Kiso-Fukushima Station, or about 5 minutes by taxi
  • Wi-Fi:Available (lobby only)
  • Language:English, Chinese
  • Credit cards:Accepted
Nagano Hotels, Dotted Around Places of Interest

Spot Information

  • Spot name:Hotel Fukinomori (ホテル 富貴の森)
  • Street Address:4644-7 Azuma, Nagiso-machi, Kiso-gun, Nagano 〒399-5302
  • Access:About 18 minutes by shuttle bus from JR Chuo Main Line Minami-Kiso Station
  • Wi-Fi:
  • Language:English, German
  • Credit cards:Accepted

Recommended Nagano Hotel in Katsushika Hokusai’s Beloved Obuse

Home to high-quality chestnuts, Obuse is a town that was loved by the famous Ukiyo-e artist, Katsushika Hokusai. The people that Hokusai beckoned to Obuse frequented the Masuichi Kyakuden. At this inn, they mix history with the new to create a comfortable atmosphere. We also recommend the "Obuse Onsen Akebi no Yu", where the water of the natural hot spring changes color depending on the weather and temperature of the water.

Nagano Hotels, Dotted Around Places of Interest

Spot Information

  • Spot name:Masuichi Kyakuden (桝一客殿)
  • Street Address:815 Obuse, Obuse-machi, Kamitakai-gun, Nagano 〒381-0293
  • Access:About 10 minutes walk from the Nagano Railway Obuse Station.
  • Wi-Fi:Available in all rooms
  • Credit cards:Accepted
Nagano Hotels, Dotted Around Places of Interest

Spot Information

  • Spot name:Obuse Onsen Akebi no Yu (小布施温泉あけびの湯)
  • Street Address:1311 Karida, Obuse-machi, Kamitakai-gun, Nagano 〒381-0211
  • Access:About 35 minutes by Nagano Railway from Nagano Station, then about 10 minutes by the Obuse Roman-go bus, or about 7-8 minutes by taxi
  • Wi-Fi:Available (2nd and 3rd floors only)
  • Language:Japanese Only
  • Credit cards:Not accepted

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