My boyfriend and I stayed here for one night on a really tightly planned trip of Japan. First of all, Ori (the manager or owner... I can't remember!) was so welcoming. There were a few Japanese people sitting around a table eating when we came in and they offered us our food.
We also told her about our hectic next day. Basically we were unsure if we'd make our flights because we hadn't planned the train routes correctly. Ori sat with us and found a new route for us, even recommended an option that the internet didn't because of her local knowledge. She went so far as to print out a map and highlight where we should go! It's thanks to her that we were able to make our flights.
Aside from her being an absolute hero, she was welcoming and the place was very clean. It felt a little cold but they have huge duvets in the rooms as well as heaters. The accommodation was simple, however, the service and kindness we were shown was worth more money than we paid.
DEFINITELY stay here!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Take a break. Nagano is an ideal stop if you are traveling through Japan. Close to Tokyo and Kanazawa, it's perfect to take a break from the big tourist cities and enjoy little breeze from mountain surrounding a cozy city. Nagano is a very warm and welcoming city, neither too big nor too small. We are proud of our city and will always be willing to help you discover it. Please don't hesitate to engage in conversation with anyone on the street. The people who were falling love with this little city are running 1166backpackers. We are not party hostel but we often have a day to have dinner with. We try to connect with locals and travelers - all around a dinner table. So, we go beyond dinner parties. If you need some local tips, feel free to ask us as we are looking forward to your stay. ... more less
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