Zenkoji Temple
Nagano has developed around a temple of great importance. One of the most visited temples in Japan, Zenkoji has a history of 1400 years.
During the grand ceremonial ritual gGokaichoh held every seven years, a replica of the
main image is shown to the public. Next gGokaichoh is going to be held in 2015.
How to get there: a 10 minute gGururin-goh bus ride from the JR Nagano Station

Yudanaka and Shibu Onsen
Yudanaka and Shibu Onsen are famous area with hot springs. Jigokudani Wild Monkey Park in Shibu Onsen, Yudanaka, is most famous for its so called gsnow monkeysh, wild Japanese monkeys can be observed bathing in the naturally hot waters.
How to get there: take the Nagaden Railway to Yudanaka Station, then take the bus to Kanbayashi Onsen and walk 35 minutes to Jigokudani or About 1hour drive from the hotel.

Obuse is the town where Katsushika Hokusai, the authoritative Ukiyoe woodblock painter, spent his last days. The Hokusai Museum, holding a collection of paintings by Hokusai, and the Takai Kozan Museum, which invited Hokusai to Obuse, are both within walking distance. The town is famous for chestnuts, you can also enjoy chestnut sweet shops.
How to get there: take the Nagaden Railway from Nagano Station to Obuse Station takes around 25 minutes from Nagano station.

Hakuba, located in the Northern Alps of Nagano, is one of Japanfs most popular ski areas.
During the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics, Hakuba gained world wide recognition as it hosted several Olympic competitions, including alpine and nordic events. Today some of the Olympic facilities remain to use, such as the Hakuba Ski Jumping Stadium. There is also the Hakuba Olympic Village Memorial Hall located within walking distance of the ski jump. Besides, there are hot springs available around town.
How to get there: take a bus from Nagano Station, takes 60-90 minuets