Best Places for Backpackers in Nagano, Japan.

Enjoy backpacking around Nagano, Japan without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Nagano, Japan.

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Top 10 hostels in Nagano, Japan.

These are the 10 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Nagano, Japan.

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Guest House KURA

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Guest House KURA

Welcome to Guest House KURA in Suzaka City, Nagano!! An authentic traditional Japanese Guest House! This house was built more than 100 years ago and was only renovated in 2012 in a way that retained the building's Japanese quaint atmosphere. All rooms come in Tatami style and feature tradit...
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Matsushiro GuestHouse Hoteiya

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Matsushiro GuestHouse Hoteiya

Mastsushiro is located in the south of Nagano. Town of Matsushiro surrounded by lush green mountains. Matsushiro is the site of 'The fight of KAWANAKAJIMA'. You can also explore historical site associated with the SAMURAI Sanada family. Beautiful,quiet,comfortable castle town. Rooted spirituall...
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Chuoukan Shimizuya Ryokan

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Chuoukan Shimizuya Ryokan

It is a pleasure to welcome you to SHIMIZUYA RYOKAN.Our ryokanhas over a 160 years of history. We are located in the center of town , just a few minutes walk from the Zenkoji temple(the main sttraction in town),and a 20 minutes walk from the JR Nagano station. From Nagano station,you can take a...
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1166 Backpackers

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1166 Backpackers

Welcome to 1166 backpackers!! We are perfectly located in Nagano historic center with the ZENKOJI TEMPLE within walking distance. We’re a block from MAIN STREET, 6min walk from the ZENKOJI TEMPLE, and an easy stroll to just about everywhere else. NAGANO CITY takes public transportation pretty...
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Moritomizu Backpackers

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Moritomizu Backpackers

[ IMPORTANT ! ] CHECK-IN: 16:00 - 21:00 We cannot accept your check-in after 21:00 and will have to cancel your reservation if you haven't been here by this time. Be sure to check in no later than 21:00. * * * Our hostel is only a 5-minute walk from Nagano Station. 30 minutes'...
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Lamp

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Lamp

For those who like to relax in woods and enjoy outdoor activities!! ATTRACTION - Located in front of Lake Nojiri (30 sec walk away). - Rental Kayak, Canoe, Paddle Boarding are available (See below for rental fee). - Finish Outdoor Sauna is available (Better to book since it takes 2-3 hours to...
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Dot Hostel Nagano

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Dot Hostel Nagano

Welcome to Dot Hostel Nagano. We renovated an old traditional Japanese house which has been living for more than 100 years to make it Dot Hostel Nagano in 2016 April, so here you can feel like real traditional Japanese life with us. We are a small hostel and small team to make you comfortable...
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Worldtreck Diner & Guesthouse-Pise

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Worldtreck Diner & Guesthouse-Pise

Worldtreck Diner & Guesthouse-Pise, a bar and restaurant serving great world foods is waiting for you at Nagano. You can play billiards at the guest house, and rental bicycle is also available. Guesthouse-Pise has 3 types of rooms: 1)Mixed dormitory; 2)Private Double room; and 3)Private Family room...
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Singing Voices Akkorde Lodge

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Singing Voices Akkorde Lodge

Escape the big overwhelming cities and come relax in the tranquil woods of Togakushi. Our accommodation provides comfortable traditional Japanese style rooms. The friendly staff will make you feel welcome and in the evening there will be times to enjoy live music. Meals are homemade and one...
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Alpine Route Hotel

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Alpine Route Hotel

Located in Omachi City, just a 15-minute drive from JR Shinano Omachi Train Station, Aria Hotel Kurobe Alpen Route offers completely non-smoking rooms. Guests can choose to stay in Western rooms or in Japanese-style rooms. Rooms are heated and come equipped with a TV and a refrigerator. The Jap...
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Karuizawa: Activities for every season

Karuizawa is one of Japan’s hidden natural treasures. Located in Japan’s Honshu island, in Nagano Prefecture, this little town is best known for winter sports, recreation activities, golf, whiskey, and hot springs. It is on the foot of Mount Asama and boasts scenic gorge with a feast of colors every season. Surrounded by forests and mountain peaks, Karuizawa offers tranquility and peace from the bustle of Tokyo (and other such big cities). Each of the four seasons of Karuizawa – whether Summer, Fall, Spring or Winter – promises activities that help you explore the best of Nagano Prefecture, and give a different lens into the country at large.

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