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Hub hostel for strolling peaceful town and mountaineering

1166 backpackers is a place to sleep, meet local people in Nagano, Japan. We have 3 rooms waiting for you to sleep in. Our lounge is a great place to sit back, relax and enjoy with playing games or reading books. We are located in the MONZEN neighborhood in the old city center where is few steps away from the Zenkoji temple.


Travel as escaping the hustle and bustle of urban city to Zenkoji temple, you will see old traditional houses here and there. To be amazed, over 50 small business like cafes, restaurants, book shops, flower shops, galleries and craft shops are newly opened by young people in this 5 years with renovating old warehouses in this area. These shops are not for busy tourists hopping around major touristic spots with lonely planet but for tourists who need time for chill-out.

1166 / ORIE

Owner of the hostel. Was born in Hyogo pref. and spent 4 years in Kyoto as a uni student, 2 years in mountain area of Canada as a tour guide, a year in Australia as an editor and 4 years in Kamikochi as a hotel receptionist. Also traveled in Europe, some cities in Asia and States. "We're waiting for you with all the information you need!"

GAKU

Grew up in Hyogo pref. Moved to Nagano pref in 2014 because I was attracted by its great nature, history, and good people. I like outdoor activities such as climbing mountains, kayaking and snowshoeing. There are so many good outdoor fields here! Also, I like to visit local shops and places to talk to the people. The more I know about this place, the more I like here!

NON

was born in Onomichi, Hiroshima. and moved to Nagano city for working at 1166bp from June 2017. I'm visiting shrines, playing the guitar over a cup of coffee and going to public baths on days off. Researched about crows and traditional annual festivals in Uni, I will light up there if something happens about it.

NAO

was born and grew up in Kusatsu-Onsen, Gunma pref. which is neighborhood of Nagano pref. I'm interested in cycling, watching NBA games, skiing, coffee (esp. latte art), camera, geography, reading topographical maps, railways, a bit of programming etc... I'd came to Nagano once in 1~2 month but living in Nagano is my first experience. I want to learn various things. So please share your knowledge!