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