This sports arena was used as the competition venue for speed skating in the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics, a venue for the opening and closing ceremonies and competition venue for the ice sledge racing of the same year Paralympics.
It is now used as a multi-purpose arena that corresponds with various needs including sports, entertainment and other events during summer, and as a public skating center and a qualified skating competition venue for international matches during winter. Its characteristic repeated M-shaped roof resembles the mountains of the Shinshu region.
The facility includes the Nagano Olympics Museum, which can be viewed free of charge.

Address 195 Kitanagaike Nagano-shi, Nagano
zip code: 381-0025
Phone Number +81-26-222-3300
Website http://www.nagano-mwave.co.jp/ MAPCODE * 54 194 484*54
Access Approx. 5 min. to the direction of Nagano on Suzaka Nagano Higashi IC
on Nagano Dentetsu bus to "Suzaka/Yashima" from gate 1 in Nagano station East Exit bus stop, get off at M-wave (15 min.)
Parking Available
Hours Operating hours as skate center from October to March
Museum hours 10:00 to 17:00 (Tours may not be avalable depending on the reservation of the hall)
Price Skating (winter only) day pass: Adult 1,540 yen, Junior high school students and younger 820 yen
Nagano Olympics Museum: Admission free

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