Car rental in Nagano

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Dave McKenna Male United States 2018/11/12

Hi, I\’m taking the train from NRT to Nagano on the 23rd of November. Looking for a moderate priced rental car. ) I rented and drove to Mt Fuji last month.) I have business in Hakuba, and want to be mobile. Also, recommendation for a fun place to stay in Nagano, walking distance to the temple, restaurants etc.

Lastly , Thinking of driving to Shibu Onsen on Sunday? Worth spending a few days there vs Nagano?

Thanks -so much

Nagano Prefecture Tourism PR character “Arukuma” 2018/11/12

Hi Dave,

Thanks for your question.

There are many rental agencies within walking distance of Nagano Station, which you can see on this blog post about renting a car in Nagano.

For hotels, the Hotel Metropolitan Nagano is attached to Nagano Station and is a great location for access to Nagano City’s restaurants. Zenkoji Temple is about a 20-minute walk from the station, or you can take a bus to the temple in about 10 minutes. Some other nearby options include the Tokyu Rei Hotel and Dormy Inn.

Shibu Onsen is a popular hot spring area with beautiful cobblestone streets, traditional buildings, and sotoyu public baths. If you enjoy hot springs and want to experience an old-fashioned hot spring town, I highly recommend a visit. You can also see the nearby snow monkeys at Jigokudani Yaen Koen while you’re here. One night is probably sufficient. Here are some hotel options you may consider:

I hope that helps answer your questions. Let me know if I can help you with anything else.


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