IWGO-4 will be held at THE SAIHOKUKAN HOTEL (three stars hotel). It is a 20-minute walk from the Zenkoji exit of JR Nagano Station. The easy access to the workshop venue allows participants to stay not only at the venue, but also at many hotels in the vicinity.
Nagano is a beautiful city in the central mountainous area of Japan, where the 1998 Winter Olympics were held. You can reach Nagano City from Tokyo in about 2 hours by the Hokuriku Shinkansen, or from Nagoya in about 3 hours by limited express train. Nagano City is a temple town that prospered around Zenkoji Temple (1 km from the
workshop venue), and the old townscape remains around the temple. Surrounded by mountains and rivers, Nagano City is rich in nature, and you can enjoy delicious local cuisine, drinks (sake), and fruits around the workshop venue.
More information about Nagano Prefecture/City:
- Nagano Prefecture Official Tourism Site : https://www.go-nagano.net/en/
- Nagano City Official Travel Guide : http://en.nagano-cvb.or.jp/
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