Nagano Plaza Hotel

1326 Minami-Ishido-cho, Nagano, Nagano, Chubu, 380-0824, Japan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Nagano

Stranded in the snow

A travel blog entry by suebar


... off and had lunch in a restaurant but we stayed put. We both had caught the cold going round the group and Starbucks was comfortable and warm. The tour leader came and went during this time, checking for news at the station. Eventual lit emerged that all trains that day were cancelled so he queued for about 90 minutes to buy reserved tickets for an early bullet train the following day. Then he had to find us a hotel for the night as none of us were keen to return to the ryokan, ...

Snow, monkeys and the bullet train

A travel blog entry by suebar


... rooms were heated but the rest of the building was not. We had to share toilet and washing facilities. The washing facilities consisted of sinks lining the corridor and there were no western style showers. There was a small bath which would have had Japanese style showers to use before entering the bath. All those facilities are shared single sex as you bathe at the same time as other people. However as the hot water was broken and there was only ice cold ...

Day 14 - Snow and monkeys at Jigokudani

A travel blog entry by apat


... its nose, and the sound of a thousand shutters clicking echoed loudly around the ravine. The other monkey turned its head, and again the shutters clicked nonstop for a few seconds to capture the magic.

I'm not sure if their artistic abilities and perspective was seeing something that I was missing. To me it just looked like 2 monkeys in a pool.

I was unable to get down to the poolside where the "professionals" ...

Day 13 - Impromptu Karuizawa and Matsumoto Castle

A travel blog entry by apat


... of the visit was that Matsumoto castle ate my lens cap. I had it going in, but I didn't have it coming out. Somewhere in the halls of Matsumoto castle lies my lens cap off my new camera.
I took another walk through, and could not find it. Considering it was a black lens cap in a dark castle, against a knotted, dark wooden floor, I'm not surprised I didn't find it. The staff were great. The little man at the front desk was very ...

Day 12 - Nagano. Now we're cold.

A travel blog entry by apat


... of people who did the the exact same thing while we were there, it is a pretty common thing to do.

So all that's left to do for today is plan tomorrow's activities. To be honest I know there is snow monkeys somewhere around here, and I have a feeling that there is a ropeway around here somewhere that is worth taking a look at, but other than that, aside from skiing, and a temple a few kilometers walk from here, I'm not sure what's around here to do. I guess I'm about to find out.


This hotel, located in the Nagano Station area of Nagano, is near Shinano Art Museum, Shiga Kogen, Matsushiro, and Nagano Olympic Museum.
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4.00 of 5 stars Excellent