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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
"… antique stove in the middle to heat up the restaurant area. It is a very warm and cosy family environment. We live up in the mountains of Shinshu or Nagano Prefecture, famous 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...
Backpackers Hostel K's House Hakuba Alps
"I particularly like this place as it is so clean, bright, and tidy -- the cleanest and brightest place to stay in Hakuba!" … "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...
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!" … "… only minutes away on foot from our hostel. In summer,...
"… 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...
Obuse-no-Kaze Youth Hostel
"… We offer 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...
"… 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 room charge if you cancel your reservation 1 day prior to the date of your reservation. 100 % of the first night's room charge if you cancel your reservation on the appointed day. 10% deposit you've paid is not included in your cancellation fee. You have to...
Moritomizu Backpackers Hostel
"… hours(check-in) 7:30-10:30 &16:00-21:00 You may be able to drop your luggage before 16:00. Please let us know your arrival time. Check-out limit 10:30 LOCKOUT hours 10:30-16:00 (You can leave your luggage, but cannot stay inside, even though you are staying another night.) no curfew in the night time Please relax in our tatami living room with a well-equipped kitchen. A supermarket is within 1minute. We have...
"… 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,...
"… for a comfortable bed and the chance to share stories with other travellers. Having a shared kitchen, common room and dormitory-style rooms means that you can interact with fellow guests. Guests are looking for something different from lonely/ overpriced hotels. We offer left luggage facilities, a key code entrance, complimentary drinks and can even wash and dry your clothes for you! Our guests are nearly all young or young...
Hakuba Snowdrift Lodge
"… 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 Family rooms (ie with double bed for parents and single beds for kiddies) as well as Japanese style 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....
Guest House Banana&Pancakes
"… the unbearable heat. In fall, the Japanese red maples cover the slopes in an endless ruby sea. In winter, you can practice all kinds of winter sports. We provide our guests both private rooms and dormitory. Our guests can also share their experiences in the kitchen while making and eating their meals. An onsen to warm your body or relax yourself is really close to our guesthouse. If you are looking for adventures, we are the...
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...
"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!!" … "… 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 springs are also...
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...
"The onsen is located in high Mikuni Mountain Range. The hot spring water is classified as simple thermal and is good for high blood pressure, sluggish blood, rheumatism, neuralgia and nervous disorders. This is also a ski resort. In winter, the local customs take a bath in the hot spring between skiing and sake drinking. We have 50 private rooms in our ryokan. Each room has TV, telephone, internet connection, tea set, rfidgerator, shompoo,...
"… in guest rooms. .Credit cards: JCB, Master Card, VISA, UC, DC Access: ----------- By Train: ========= From Tokyo: From JR Tokyo Station to JR Nagano Station, by Asama Shinkansen, 108 min. From Nagoya: From JR Nagoya Station to JR Nagano Station, by (Wide-View)shinano express train, 173 min. From Osaka: From JR Shin-osaka Station, take Nozomi Shinkansen to JR Nagoya Station, 51 min, then follow the above...
"… 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...
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...
"… perfect for those looking to visit Matsumoto or as a base camp for those looking for adventure in the Japanese Alps. En suite rooms are available on request. All our guests have access to our communal showers and our relaxing Japanese style mineral baths. Ryokan Seifu-so serves fresh, seasonal Japanese cuisine. A western style breakfast is available on request and vegetarian diets can be accommodated for on request. In your room...
"… 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 amenities include yukata (Japanese-style pajama), towels, toothbrush, and tea sets....
"… and ski & snowboard resort village of 5000 inhabitants. Renowned for it's onsen since the Edo period, the village also played a significant role in the history of skiing in Japan. Kawaichiya is located in the center of Nozawa Onsen. Take the Shinkansen bullet train for Nagano on the Nagano Shinkansen Line (1 hour and 20-40 minutes). Next take the Iiyama Line to Togari Nozawa Onsen (1 hour) and from there a bus or taxi to...
Hotel New Station Matsumoto
"… until 24:00 on weekdays, and from 15:00 until 24:00 on Saturdays. Foot massage, head massage and face massage are popular among guests. We have a large public bath on the 7th floor, open from 17:00 until 1:00 at night, and 6:00 until 9:30 in the morning. In the men's section, a sauna room is also available, from 18:00 until 24:00. Please enjoy a relaxing bath in a traditional Japanese atmosphere. Hotel Conditions:...
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