(2019/4 updated) Scheduled shuttle service for Nagano station is also available now.


    If you’re in need of accommodation in Nagano City and want a hotel that conveniently located, Hotel Kokusai 21 is a recommendation. The hotel is less than 10 minutes from the main attraction of the city, the Zenko-ji Temple, and also less than 10 minutes from Gondo, a night district filled with different types of restaurants.

    hotel kokusai 21 lobby

    The main attractions of Nagano City are within easy reach of the hotel but the station is a little further. You can get to the hotel from JR Nagano Station in 20 minutes on foot. This problem though, is easily solved. Hotel Kokusai 21 provides a pick-up and drop-off service from and to the station.

    hotel kokusai 21 pick up

    For pick-up, all you need to do is call the hotel at +81-262-34-1506 once you know your arrival time at Nagano Station and the hotel will make sure to provide a ride. If you arrive at Nagano via Shinkansen, the easiest way to your ride to the hotel is to just exit the Shinkansen gates.

    hotel kokusai 21 pick-up 2

    A member of staff will be waiting for you at the Information Board across from the Shinkansen exit gates (next to Beck’s Coffee).

    hotel kokusai 21 pick-up 3

    If you want to make your way back to the station from the hotel, all you need to do is to inquire at the front desk and they will reserve a shuttle for you.


    If you would like more information on Kokusai 21, please take a look at their hotel page.