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Temple district, Nagano, Japan
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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

  • Chisun Grand Nagano Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Minamichitose 2-17-1 J - Nagano 380-0823

    Prix Prices from : 6100 JPY

    A 5-minute walk from JR Nagano Train Station, Chisun Grand Nagano offers rooms with free wired internet access. Guests can request relaxing massages for an extra cost and enjoy a Japanese-style breakfast featuring local white rice. Zenko-ji Temple is..

  • Hotel New Nagano

    Minami Chitose-cho 828 J - Nagano 380-0822

    Only a 5-minute walk from JR Nagano Train Station, Hotel New Nagano features accommodations with a flat-screen TV and free wired internet access. Free morning coffee is served at the lobby. The air-conditioned rooms feature a fridge, a microwave, an..

  • Island Hotel Three stars Three stars Three stars

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

    Prix Prices from : 6800 JPY

    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..

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