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Nojiriko Hotel El Bosco

4847 Furumi, Shinano-machi, Kamiminochi-gun 389-1302 Nagano Prefecture
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#3 of 16 hotels in Shinano-machi

Looking for a place to stay in Shinano-machi? Then look no further than Nojiriko Hotel El Bosco, a luxury hotel that brings the best of Shinano-machi to your doorstep.

As your “home away from home,” the hotel rooms offer air conditioning and a refrigerator, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.

Guests have access to baggage storage and newspaper while staying at Nojiriko Hotel El Bosco. In addition, Nojiriko Hotel El Bosco offers an on-site restaurant, which will help make your Shinano-machi trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

Given the close proximity to Issa Kobayashi Residence Place (2.5 mi), guests of Nojiriko Hotel El Bosco can easily experience one of Shinano-machi's most popular landmarks.

Travelers looking for French restaurants can head to Pension Tatsunoko.

Shinano-machi is also home to Dowa no mori Gallery, a popular art museum that is not too far from Nojiriko Hotel El Bosco.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Nojiriko Hotel El Bosco as you experience everything Shinano-machi has to offer.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Golf course
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Non-smoking hotel
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S4542YGvisitor wrote a review May 2018
156 contributions90 helpful votes
Stayed several times before for years, as it is located at the deepest spot of Nojiriko Lake, surrounded by only trees. Beautiful stars at night, so quiet surrounding that it's good to just relax for a day. However, building is getting old, WiFi is weak, no hot spring facility in the hotel (although they can drive to the nearby Japanese ryokan hotel in the afternoon upon request). French restaurant serves dishes using local material, but nothing special nor unique. Breakfast buffet is good with some variations to choose from western and Japanese style.
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Date of stay: June 2017
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
YokohamaDancer wrote a review Jun 2016
Taito, Japan53 contributions19 helpful votes
El Bosco Nojiriko Hotel is probably one of our favorite hotels in Japan. We've only been there twice, but since living here for a dozen years, we've tended to travel to lots of different places in Japan rather than keep returning to the same places, so twice is a compliment to this hotel. As others have stated, the cost is a bit expensive, but considering its location on its own peninsula along a mountain lake, the high quality of the food, and the overall attentiveness of the staff, it's nice to splurge once in a while. As some reviewers have mentioned, it is in a remote location, and I personally would suggest coming by car; there really is so much to see within the surrounding mountains that would be missed without your own transportation. I heartily recommend driving through nearby Togakushi; especially the walk to the upper-shrine lined with tall 400-year old cedars is magical. The hotel is furnished in a casual but modern and understated but I think elegant fashion, with attention to natural woods and large windows that immerse you in the surrounding forest. Both times that we have visited, we were so happy with the presentation and taste of the dinner. This last time, we splurged and came for one of the hotel's combined wine tasting events with St. Cousair Winery. They shuttled us over to the winery, where we had a little break before going for an extra shuttle ride to the outer old-vine vineyards for a personal tour by the winemaker. There, the winery has a small two-story log building where we overlooked the vineyards and surrounding valley while tasting five or six white wines along with aged cheese and smoked deer. Because corking fees were waived for wines purchased during the event, we brought back a bottle of Nagano Chardonnay to have with dinner. I'm surprised to say that I think the winery's Chardonnay compares quite favorably with those in a similar price range (~$30) from my home-state of California. Overall, we had a very pleasant stay at the El Bosco Nojiriko Hotel.
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Date of stay: June 2016
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from エルボスコ, マネージャー at Nojiriko Hotel El Bosco
Responded Jul 1, 2016
Thank you very much for your comment. We are very happy that you had a good time at our hotel. Our hotel located in the Myokotogakushi Renzan National Park, the harmony with nature is apparent to Bosco's style of "staying, eating, learning, playing and healing. You can enjoy the view of each season from the big window. We are looking forward to visiting our hotel once again. Bset regards,
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Jojanneke S wrote a review Jul 2015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands45 contributions67 helpful votes
I guess the high rate you pay is for the location, which is beautiful. However, we thought it was overpriced. The room was quite outdated, especially the bathroom (plus supersmall, no bath). Nothing special and simply not what we expected. The restaurant (which was a french cuisine) was disappointing too. The food quality was poor and not tasty at all, however not cheap in price. Breakfast was a little better. The staff was very friendly and did their best to help, especially the 1 guy who spoke English. We would not go here again unfortunately.
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Date of stay: July 2015
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from エルボスコ, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Nojiriko Hotel El Bosco
Responded Aug 22, 2015
Thank you very much for your stay at Nojiriko Hotel EL BOSCO. We are truly sorry that you had a disappointing visit because of the bathroom and customer service you received. We want you to know that we take your concern seriously. Finally thank you for your comment for our stuff.
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SurferJeffer wrote a review Jul 2014
San Jose, California1 contribution4 helpful votes
Yes, like many other reviewers have said, the decor is from the 70s. But the food was awesome. They have a chef making real food for every visitor, and catered to the allergies among members of our party. The location is beautiful. The view from the room can't be beat.
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Date of stay: July 2014
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Trip type: Traveled with family
alison298184 wrote a review Oct 2013
Tokyo, Japan49 contributions21 helpful votes
We stayed here for one night in a Superior Twin room. The staff were really excellent and very friendly and professional. The dinner in the restaurant was first class. The restaurant is beautiful and quiet and we could enjoy a relaxed dinner. The chef is from Nagano and he uses local, fresh seasonal produce from Nagano and neighboring Niigata. The hotel does not have its own onsen, however there is a good shuttle bus service from the hotel (arranged by the hotel) to one of the local onsens. This onsen is in a really good spot and there is a wonderful view of the surrounding mountains from the outside baths. I highly recommend visiting this hotel.... for the location, view of the magnificent lake and mountains and for the delicious food. Please note that the hotel is closed in winter due to heavy snow fall, making the roads difficult to pass.
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Date of stay: October 2013
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Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: All rooms are great and have views of the lake and surrounding mountains.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nojiriko Hotel El Bosco
Which popular attractions are close to Nojiriko Hotel El Bosco?
Nearby attractions include Madarao Mountain Resort (3.4 miles), Imori Pond (3.9 miles), and Ikenotaira Onsen Ski Resort (4.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Nojiriko Hotel El Bosco?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Nojiriko Hotel El Bosco?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Nojiriko Hotel El Bosco?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Nojiriko Hotel El Bosco?
Conveniently located restaurants include Aki's Pub&Cafe, Restaurant Rudolf, and Jazzy.
Does Nojiriko Hotel El Bosco have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Nojiriko Hotel El Bosco offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Nojiriko Hotel El Bosco?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Nojiriko Hotel El Bosco?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Hokkokukaido Sekikawa Checkpoint Michino Rekishikan Museum (2.6 miles) and Issa Kobayashi Residence Place (2.5 miles).