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The name of Nagano recently became inextricably linked with the Winter Olympics held here in 1998. Located in the heart of the Japan Alps, the city is surrounded by peaks, some higher than 3 000m, where the world's top athletes competed during the Games. They continue to be enjoyed by winter sport enthusiasts, who practice a variety of activities here; skaters can try out the M-Wave track. But the city's hidden treasure is one of the country's most famous temples, Zenko-ji.

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Tourist attractions Nagano : Things to see and do

  • Zenko-ji is the largest temple in Japan after Todai-ji in Nara. The vast complex with numerous subsidiary temples can be called "original" on more than one count. First, it houses both the Jodo and Tendai sects which take it in turns to hol..

  • At first glance, the Japan Alps look a lot like their European counterpart; they too have hosted the Winter Olympics (Nagano, 1998) and offer a comparable range of activities, from downhill skiing and walking to whitewater sports. But they also boast..

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Hotels Nagano

  • Island Hotel

    Minamichitose 2-15-8 J - Nagano 380-0823

    Located just a 5-minute walk from JR Nagano Shinkansen (bullet train) Station, Island Hotel boasts natural hot spring baths and complimentary breakfast. Free wired internet is offered in the room. The hotel offers a 24-hour business room with an int..

  • Mielparque Nagano Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Tsuruga Takahata 752-8 J - Nagano 380-8584

    Prix Prices from : 8800 JPY

    Mielparque Nagano is a 5-minute walk from Nagano Train Station. Featuring a public bath with views of Zenko-ji Temple, it offers a restaurant, massage services and rooms with free internet. Each room has a fridge, an electric kettle and a flat-scree..

  • Hotel Sunroute Nagano-Higashiguchi Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Kurita 995-1 J - Nagano 380-0921

    Prix Prices from : 5400 JPY

    Only a 1-minute walk from the East Exit of JR Nagano Train Station, Hotel Sunroute Nagano-Higashiguchi offers rooms with free WiFi and a flat-screen satellite TV. Bicycles can be borrowed to tour the city and a free-use PC is available at the lobby. ..

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