Big Hut was one of the main venues for ice hockey during the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics.
After the Olympics, it hosted the All-Japan Figurative Skating Championships and other events.
Getting to the Stadium
There is a parking lot at the Big Hut, but from JR Nagano Station, you can take route number 15 "Nisseki Line" from the East Exit 21 to the front of the venue.
About the Stadium
Location: 3-22-2 Wakasato, Nagano City, Nagano
Opened: December 10, 1995
Travel Tips & Information
Here is the basic information about Nagano as a reference for planning your trip.
For those in the Tokyo metropolitan area, the JR Nagano Shinkansen connects Tokyo to Nagano Station in about 1 hour and 45 minutes.
If you are from the Kanto area, renting a car is also an option as you will basically need a car to get to Nagano.
In the case of Nagano, if you just want to watch the games, you can consider staying around Nagano Station, but if you have a car and want to visit various places in one night or two days, you can also stay at a hotel with hot springs.
If you have a car and are planning to visit various places in one or two days, you may want to stay in an area with hot springs.
In the case of Nagano, Zenkoji Temple is one of the most popular sightseeing spots that can be visited around Nagano Station. If you have a car, Jigokudani Yaen-koen (Jigokudani Monkey Park), famous for its monkeys bathing in hot springs, is about an hour's drive from Nagano Station.
There is also the Yudanaka Onsen (hot spring) nearby, so I think it is best to combine the Jigokudani Yaen-koen and this place.
Nagano is famous for its soba noodles. You can also enjoy buying apples at apple stands.
One of the most popular foods in Nagano is oyaki.
There are many kinds of oyakis with various fillings, such as dried daikon, nozawana, and bean paste.
They cost about 100 yen each, so buy some at the store and eat them with gusto.