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The number of hostels in Nagano is one of the reasons why many backpackers and weekend travelers choose the city among others. Aside from the fact that it is a great destination to experience Japan's picturesque landscape and scenery, Nagano is absolutely a backpacker-friendly destination. Likewise, these Nagano hostels are not just limited to budget-conscious visitors; tourists who want to experience authentic Japanese culture can enjoy these accommodations.
Similar to its neighboring cities, Nagano is famous for skiing and other outdoor-related activities. During winter, Nagano is a top choice among those who have neither the luxury nor desire to travel far north. There are many skiing areas in Nagano. After your outdoor pursuits -- enjoying snow-capped mountains and frozen lakes -- you can soak in hot springs called onsen.
Nagano is not only great to visit in the winter, but it's also an all-year-round tourist destination. Come during spring and enjoy the blooming sakura (cherry blossoms) backdropped with scenic views of mountains. For autumn, enjoy leaf-peeping in Nagano; summer is also a great time to visit Nagano.
There are plenty of Nagano hostels from which to choose. There are typical youth hostels in Nagano that are perfect for backpackers. Nagano hostels have all the facilities and amenities of the usual hostels you find elsewhere, from dorms and private rooms to common areas and communal kitchen. Additional facilities and amenities offered in some hostels in Nagano include shuttle services, Wi-Fi, and bicycle rentals - be sure to inquire about these at your Nagano hostel prior to your stay.
There are some hostels in Japan that used to be private homes. Now, these type of homes are good alternatives to ryokan (Japanese-style inns) -- they are more affordable and the hosts (who are usually the owners) let you feel at home. Private-homes-turned-hostels are highly preferable if you want to experience Japanese culture from food to the interiors. At affordable rates, you will sleep in a Japanese home, dine on Japanese food, and enjoy Japanese culture with locals. Nagano hostels are scattered but majority of them have excellent locations. Some are located nearby stations, others close to attractions. Take your time checking out these Nagano hostels that perfectly suit your needs.
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Megamiko Station Inn
"… for the Japanese Soba noodles, rice fields, sweat applies,mushrooms, scenic mountains, lakes, ski, snowboarding areas, natural hot spring baths and hosting the Winter Olympics in 1998. In winter, skiers and snowboarders enjoy scenic drives up to the many ski areas and resorts around our area, ranging from beginner ski to advanced Olympic size competition zones. The white snow capped mountains, frozen lakes, tranquillity and...
Backpackers Hostel K's House Hakuba Alps
"Perfect hostel. - One of the best hostels I've stated at. Toshi and Megumi (and Amo!) were extremely helpful, and Toshi gave me expert hiking advice for my fairly impromptu, last-minute hike the following day, and stayed up late helping me find the info I needed! Saved my butt. The location is great, the facilities are impeccable, and ... well, I can't think of any negative points about it. I'd stay again in a heartbeat." … "Fantastic...
Obuse-no-Kaze Youth Hostel
"… shampoo and soap for free but we charge for the followings: towels, toothbrush, toothpaste, and a razor. There is a coin locker, safe box, vending machine, laundry facility and a parking lot(for 7 cars). We offer 3 bicycles (100 yen per hour). Smoking is not permitted inside of the facility. Please smoke outside at the deck. Please do not bring in any alcohol drinks. We offer breakfast and dinner upon request. Credit...
"… to 10:30 through the night Hair-dryer Landry&dryer : 200JPY each Kitchen Free Internet and WIFI at common space and rooms No curfew *please consider other guests and neighbors Lights-out at common space about 23:00 to 7:00. *Please refrain from chatting at common space during that time. ●CANCELLATIONS We accept cancellations, but our policy is 3days (72hours) in advance of your arrival. 50 % of the first night's...
Moritomizu Backpackers Hostel
"… before you check in or after you check out. Please let us know in advance what time you will arrive or get back.] LOCKOUT: 10:30-16:00 [We ask you to leave the hostel during this time, even if you stay for another night. It's OK to leave your luggage in your room or on your bed while you are out.] No curfew at night. * * * We have Female/Mixed Dorms and Private Rooms. Please get relaxed in our tatami-floored...
"… stairs, sliding doors, and decor, are kept in their original state so as to retain the unique atmosphere of the Edo and Meiji period. Guest House KURA is the only budget hostel that will bring you back in time to experience the ancient Japan! Here is an ideal place for those looking to lodge at a hostel full of traditional Japanese charm!!! Easy access to Nagano City, Zenkoji temple, Snow Monkey park, and downtown Obuse. Here,...
"Easy to find five minutes from Matsumoto station. A Japanese house which is friendly, comfy and your home in Japan. We are a perfect base for day trips - that's what guests tell us! Stay with us for adventures in the Kiso Valley, Kamikochi, Daio Wasabi Farm, Kurobe Alpen route and more. Guests and staff interact to share stories and ideas for your travels. After travelling the world we settled in Matsumoto. It's a chic student city with...
Hakuba Snowdrift Lodge
"… communal lounge area where you can just hang makes for a relaxed & uncrowded atmosphere. We aim for a relaxed atmosphere and encourage families to visit us. For that reason we don't have a bar, instead it is BYO however please respect the other guests and don't go overboard. We have double, twin, triple and 4 share rooms as well as 6 person dormitory rooms. Our double rooms have real double beds, not just 2 single beds...
"… ranges from budget backpacker dorm-style rooms to budget private rooms and some rooms with private bathrooms. We also have affordable double, twin and triple rooms with shared or private bathrooms. Most of our spacious rooms also include a sitting area. We serve a delicious breakfast to our guests to help them start their day on the slopes right. A modern communal kitchen and dining lounge is also available during your stay....
Hostelling International Miyuino-mori
"Hostelling International Miyuino-mori is located just alonside the Kijimadaira Ski Resort(Mt.Kosha) in Noth Nagano. This year, 3 big slope, TAKAIFUJI, KIJIMADAIRA, and YOMASEONSEN on the foot of Mt Takayashiro has been combined and born a very large ski-resort equipped 21 of lift. It take only 3min to the lift station, which is best location for snow sports., Most convenient youth hosel for sking, where we are alongside of Kijimadaira Ski...
Azumino Ikeda Guest House
"… near here. Check-in time is 3:00p.m. - 12:00a.m. Though we can't serve you meal, you can use the kitchen free or go casual restaurant near our guesthouse (only 1 minute walk). ***Property Policies and Conditions*** 1).Cancellation policy : No show :100% of 1st night fee, on arrival day with notice; 2000yen of 1st night fee, one day before your check in day : 1000yen of 1st night fee. 2).We accept Japanese yen cash only....
Hakuba Alps Backpackers
"Homey Hostel with Very Friendly Owners - We stayed here oct. 2007. The place had a very homey feel with a well equipped kitchen and TV area. The owners were so friendly, even offering us the chance to go with them to see a local festival. The surrounding scenery was beautiful and it made a nice getaway location from the hustling bustling cities like tokyo and kyoto!" … "… 2 Living rooms,Open kitchen,Dining room,DVD, Free...
"I stayed here over New Years in 2002/2003 for four nights!! It has a very friendly staff, and it's close to ski resorts and trains!!! I would suggest you stay, as the guy speaks English!! GREAT PLACE!!" … "… for activities, you can enjoy kayaking, paragliding, rafting, mountain biking, mountaineering, hiking, fishing and tennis from spring to autumn, you can try skiing, snowboarding, and cross-country skiing in winter. Hot...
Chuoukan Shimizuya Ryokan
"It is a pleasure to welcome you to SHIMIZUYA RYOKAN.Our ryokanhas over a 160 years of history. We are located in the center of town , just a few minutes walk from the Zenkoji temple(the main sttraction in town),and a 20 minutes walk from the JR Nagano station. From Nagano station,you can take a taxi(5minutes),or abus for 100 yen a person. We have single rooms ,souble rooms,and rooms for 3 and 4 persons too. Regardless of the type of...
"… of your body inside and out at Pension Tengallon Hat. Please note: we are currently NOT accepting payment with credit card. You can get views from the window were amazing- mountains and rivers. Inside, the inn offers ten private bedrooms three varieties of bathtubs and delightful breakfasts and dinner. The 1st bath is just by riverside called - KAPPA NO YU. There is another Japanese hot tub. Don't worry, it's not boiling! Last...
"… train, 173 min. From Osaka: From JR Shin-osaka Station, take Nozomi Shinkansen to JR Nagoya Station, 51 min, then follow the above direction from JR Nagoya Station. After arriving at JR Nagano Station, get out from Zenkoji Exit of Nagano Station, and walk along the Chuo Street, also called...
Matsushiro GuestHouse Hoteiya
504, Matsushiromachi Matsushiro, Nagano-shi
Worldtreck Diner & Guesthouse-Pise
"… Policies and Conditions*** 1).Check-in time is from 3pm to 8pm. Once you know you will not arrive in time, please call us as soon as possible. Check out time is 12:00PM 2).We accept cash payment only upon arrival. 3).Cancellation Policy 50% fare of the room at first night will be charged if you cancel your reservation 5~2 day before the date of your reservation. 50% fare of the room at first will be charged if you cancel your...
"… middle of the room. Enjoy a cup of Japanese sake around the fire. Facilities Great dining room and Restaurant Relaxing lounge area Laundry facilities with drying room for ski gear Ski and Boot Storage room and work bench for tuning and waxing Toilets and washrooms on each floor and big Japanese style hot springs bath and shower room on ground floor Restaurants, pubs, ATM, Post Office, Supermarket all easy stroll We...
"… From the outdoor bath, you can enjoy the view of the town, the far away mountains, and stars at night. The public bathrooms are open 24 hours. We offer seasonal food from Shinshu region. Japanese cuisine is served in the dining hall for both breakfast and dinner. Other facilities include a night club, a big hall for meeting and parties, a conference room, and a souvenir shop. We have easy access to many famous...
Yudanaka Spa Resort
"Soaking in Shimaya Ryokan's baths was a wonderful way to start my Asian vacation. Yamato-san and his wife were wonderful hosts. I enjoyed two breakfasts and one dinner -- all very enjoyable." … "What a fabulous place...and SO affordable. The public onsen (bath) in the hotel is nicely appointed...everything you need is right there. There's even coffee service in the morning. The owner and his wife are very concerned for your pleasant...
"… is also available on request), dining room, vending machine, Web-ready PC, printer, fax and free parking. Bicycles are available for the use of all our guest free of charge (very handy for getting around the town and getting in alot of sightseeing). Location: Located in a quiet riverside residential district outside the city center, Ryokan Seifu-so is your ideal base for your exploring what Matsumoto and its surrounding area of...
"… tax of 150 yen is charged seperately per night per person. (0 yen under 12 years old) Facilities include a restaurant, baths, pool, meeting room, souvenir shop, karaoke room, game corner and barbecue garden as well as a free car park (80 slots). Kitchenette available in some rooms. (subject to availability) Check-in: from 3PM Check-out: until 10AM We accept Credit cards such as VISA, DC and Master Card. We are only 3...
Nagano Yudanaka Shimaya
"… our hotel, you can enjoy our public Onsen (hot spring bath) filled with the 100% natural hot spring water, which on weekdays can be reserved in advance for private use by families and couples. If you wish to experience an open-air bath(Roten-buro)with a spectacular view of the sunset. We can drive you to 'Tomi-no-yu' located five minutes away from our hotel, we do hope that you will make the most of your stay in Yudanaka Onsen...
"… are basically served in the dining room, a very relaxing space where you can enjoy reading a book before or after dining. Breakfast: JPY800 Japanese Style Dinner: JPY1900 almost Japanese style Our facilities include free Wifi Internet connection, dining room, large public baths, a coin-operated washing machine, a copier, a FAX machine, a refrigerator and a microwave oven. 10 free parking spaces are available. Room...
3-12-2.Kamiyamada onsen, Chikuma si
"… the Stay Plan. 3. Traditions Our hospitality behavior is different from urbanized style. We would like to make you feel Japanese Local atmosphere, so we are trying to give our local hearty treatment to our guests. This is the most important traditions of us. 4. Friends from overseas We thankfully have a lot of repeaters from overseas. We think it is priceless for us and appreciate it from the bottom of our heart. This is the...
Hotel New Station Matsumoto
"… trouser press, sewing set, Shinshu area related books .Three bicycles available for exploring the city of Matsumoto .16 TV channels, free and paid. The paid channels use a 1000yen/night pay-card. Access: ----------- From Tokyo by train: From JR Shinjuku Station to JR Matsumoto Station, by Limited Express Azusa, Chuo-honsen Line, about 150 min. From Osaka by train: From JR Shin-osaka Station to JR Nagoya Station, by...
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