Hi, 2 questions:
1. Me and the wife are travelling to nagano and aburaya tousen on Nov 14th from Hamacho hotel in tokyo, I am wondering if luggage delivery service can go from hotel to nagano station same day or does it have to be hotel to hotel?
2. Is there any reason sora terrace is closed november and opens up again in december? (My guess is maintenance)
Thank you for contacting us with your question about visiting Nagano.
Nagano Station has a Kuroneko Yamato Service Counter where you can drop off or pick up luggage. Most likely, you should be able to ship your luggage from Tokyo to Nagano Station same day, but I recommend contacting your hotel in Tokyo to make sure they offer such a service. If they don’t, you can probably ship your luggage through a convenience store by dropping it off the evening before.
Regarding the SORA terrace, you are right about its closure. Between November and December, Ryuo Ski Park undergoes maintenance to prepare for the ski season. SORA terrace will be open again when the ski resort opens, and special plans for people looking only to visit the terrace usually begin in late December.
I hope that helps answer your question!