Shinshu-Matsushiro Royal Hotel is situated overlooking the five peaks of Hokushin, along the crystal-clear waters of the Chikuma River. It is a sterling highland resort, orchestrating a harmony of natural beauty, history and culture. Matsushiro, known as the “little Kyoto” of the Shinshu region, retains clear vestiges of its past days as a castle town. Among the many popular tourist stops here are samurai manors tracked back to the powerful Sanada Clan of Japan’s feudal era, as well as Kawanakajima, the site of a legendary 16th century battle waged between celebrated military commanders Shingen Takeda and Kenshin Uesugi. * The “five peaks of Hokushin” collectively refers to Mt. Iizuna, Mt. Togakushi, Mt. Kurohime, Mt. Myoko and Mt. Madarao.
40 minutes on bus from JR Nagano Station bound for Matsushiro. Get off at Matsushiro Chuggako-mae and 3 minutes walk. 25 minutes by taxi from JR Nagano Station. 15 minutes by taxi from JR Shinonoi Station.