Nagano City Area
Nagano was home to the 1998 Winter Olympics and is renowned for the first Buddhist temple of Japan, Zenko-ji Temple. It is a hub from where you can visit many places like the Jigokudani Monkey Park, Obuse, Togakushi, Matsushiro and Matsumoto. Nagano is now even more accessible with the new shinkansen line between Tokyo and Kanazawa. If you would like to experience some of the best sights the northern part of Nagano prefecture has to offer while having the city as an anchor, then staying in one of the hotels in Nagano is definitely the way to go.
To get from Nagano to the Jigokudani Monkey Park, please look at our Access page to number 3 and 4.