M-Mave Olympic Memorial Arena & Olympic Museum

M-Mave Olympic Memorial Arena & Olympic Museum

Located around 5km from Nagano Station and accessible using public buses, M-Wave was one of several Olympic venues used in the city during the 1998 Winter Games. During the Olympics, M-Wave hosted speed skating before hosting both the opening and closing ceremonies of the Winter Paralympic Games in the same year.


Since then, the venue has hosted the World Figure Skating Championship, international speed skating events and today, remains open to the public including the Nagano Olympic Museum and giftshop.


In winter, M-Wave plays host to a public ice-skating rink, always popular with Nagano locals. Open daily from mid-October until early March; JPY1540 per adult and JPY820 for primary and middle school students.



10:00 to 17:00

Open daily


Approximately a 40 to 60-minute drive from the Jigokudani Monkey Park

From Station, take the Nagaden local bus bound from Suzaka and Yashima, from Bus Stop No.21 outside of the station's East Exit. Disembark at the M-Wave-mae Bus Stop - approx. 15 minutes

ake a local bus, Nagano Dentetsu, bound for Suzaka & Yashima, from the No.21 bus stop at the East Exit of the JR Nagano station, get off at the M-WAVE-mae bus stop; it takes approximately 15 minutes.


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