Things to see and do - Nagano
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Nagano Travel guide
Nagano : Michelin's recommendations
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.
Tourist attractions Nagano : Things to see and do
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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..
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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..
Minamichitose 2-15-8 J - Nagano
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..
Toigosyomachi 1221 J - Nagano
Located a 10-minute walk from JR Nagano Shinkansen (bullet train) Station, Hotel JAL City Nagano offers modern guest rooms, a beauty salon and a 24-hour business centre. Guests can enjoy a hearty breakfast buffet at a dining hall on the top floor, wi..
Kurita 995-1 J - Nagano
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. ..