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Travel in Japan is safe, easy and can be done cheaper than most people think. Whether you ride the world famous Shinkansen Bullet train, rent a car, bus it or take a private taxi getting just about anywhere can be done quickly and conveniently. Our site will tell you how to get to Hakuba from the three biggest cities in Japan (Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka/Kyoto), but should you be coming from elsewhere please refer towww.hyperdia.comto find the most efficient way of getting to here. Bear in mind that all airports and major train stations in Japan have excellent information desks with English speakers who are happy to answer questions, offer maps/brochures and often, help out with local hotel reservations. Access

From the airports:

From the airports:

The Airports

Upon arrival at any of the major airports you have a number of travel options available; you can rent a car, take a train, take a bus or hire a private taxi to bring you directly to Hakuba. From any airport you will of course also be able change your money, rent a mobile phone, or even mail/courier (Takyubin) your ski equipment to Hakuba Powder Lodging if you plan to conduct business or do some sightseeing before you visit us. By far the most common way of getting to or from any of the airports is on the shuttle buses or local trains.

From Narita Airport (Tokyo)
Upon arrival take the Narita Express to either Tokyo or Shinjuku Station. It takes about 1 hour to get into downtown Tokyo and the trains run frequently. From Tokyo or Shinjuku Station nearly unlimited train travel throughout Tokyo and Japan is very easy. There are a nearly unlimited number of buses that will take you from Narita to nearly every corner of Tokyo as well as many of the prefectures around Tokyo. Your best bet is to find out what bus is best for taking you to your destination at the airport information desk.

From Centrair (Nagoya)
You can use Nagoya Railroad to get from Centrair to Nagoya in about 30 minutes. From Nagoya Station you can connect to the Shinkansen, or a number of JR Lines, and Subway that will get you around the city or throughout Japan. There is a shuttle bus that will take about an hour to get you into downtown Nagoya or a number of buses that will directly take you to either Nagano or Matsumoto (both very close to Hakuba).

From Kansai (Osaka)
From Kansai take JR West Kansai Airport line. This will take you to Osaka and Kyoto Stations where you can transfer to trains taking you to all other parts of Japan. The bus service from Kansai is fast, cheap and will take you to downtown Osaka and as far as Kyoto and Nara.

Private Taxi
There is also the option of taking a taxi directly from your airport to Hakuba. Reservations must be made in advance and the price is a little more than taking the train. Please note that this service must be booked about a week in advance. If you feel that you cannot book the taxi on your own please ask us for help. The direct taxi service number is Chuo Taxi 81-262-82-0232 Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliquyam erat, sed diam voluptua.

How to get here by train:

To Hakuba by Train

Travel by train is undoubtedly the most comfortable and most dependable particularly in winter when roads can easily be slowed by traffic or weather conditions. We advise guests to look into JR rail passes if they are going to use the train to travel to the lodge.

From Tokyo (Tokyo Station)

From Tokyo Station, take the Nagano bound high-speed Asama Shinkansen. It takes about an hour and 30 minutes. Then take a bus from Nagano station. The Asama bullet-bold trains from Tokyo run from 6:24am to 22:04pm. Please check for updated schedules atwww.hyperdia.com

From Tokyo (Shinjuku Station)

From Shinjuku Station, take the (Super Azusa) Chuo limited express. The Super Azusa departs from Shinjuku Station and goes directly to Hakuba Station. It takes about 4 hours. Please check for updated schedules at www.hyperdia.com

From Osaka, Kyoto or Hyogo

From Osaka, Kyoto or Hyogo, take the Sanyo Shinkansen to Nagoya. At Nagoya, transfer and take the Chuo limited express (Shinano). The train departs from Nagoya Station and goes directly to Hakuba. It takes about 4.5 hours. Please check for updated schedules at www.hyperdia.com

From Nagoya

From Nagoya, take the (Shinano), Chuo limited express. The train leaves from Nagoya Station and travels to Hakuba and goes through Matsumoto. It takes about 3.5 hours. Please check for updated schedules at www.hyperdia.com

How to get here by bus:

How to get here by bus:

To Hakuba by Bus
Bus is cheap, comfortable and maybe the best way of getting around in Japan although buses may be slowed down in winter due to heavy snow and weekend traffic. Your local travel offices offer special winter buses to Hakuba please don't be afraid to walk in and ask them about buses to Hakuba. If you need any help please contact us. Here's how to take the bus to Hakuba from your area.

From the Tokyo area (Shinjuku)
Alpico bus Hakuba-Shinjuku Buses are available from Shinjuku Station to Hakuba.

From the Nagoya area (Nagoya Station)
Alpico bus Nagoya-Matsumoto Buses are available from Nagoya to Matsumoto. From Matsumoto Station take the JR Ooito line to Hakuba. Click on the above link for more details. Though you will need to book ahead of time, Hakuba 47 runs a special direct bus service. Please contact them for more details.

Nagano Station
From Nagano take the Alpico Bus to Hakuba. Buses run every hour. The last bus for Hakuba departs at around 8. It costs 1,500 yen per person one way. Buses depart from the East (Higashi) exit of Nagano Station from bus stop 6. It takes about 1 hour.

From Osaka or Kyoto
Alpico bus Osaka-Matsumoto Buses are available from Osaka to Mastumoto and Hakuba. Though you will need to book ahead of time, Hakuba 47 runs a special direct bus service. Please contact them for more detail. For more informantion please refer to:

22264-6 Kamishiro Oaza, Hakuba Mura, Kita Azumi Gun, Nagano Ken Japan 399-9211

In Japan Call: 0261-75-4775 International: 81-261-754-775