Using the Nozawa Onsen Snow Shuttle service is the easiest way to get to get here.
Catch the bus from Narita or Haneda Airport and be delivered to Nozawa Onsen without any hassles.
We can book the service for you and also organise return bookings or inter-resort transfers.
Go to our SNOW SHUTTLE page to make a booking.
Book early so you don't miss out on a seat!
NARITA - Either catch the JR Narita Express to JR Tokyo Station or the Keisei Sky Liner to Keisei Ueno Station and walk accross to JR Uneo Station. Then transfer to the Shinkansen. Both cost about ¥2,500
JR NARITA EXPRESS / KEISEI SKYLINER
HANEDA - Take the Haneda Express (Monorail) to Hamamatsucho Station. Transfer to the JR Yamanote Line bound for Tokyo. At JR Tokyo Station transfer to the Shinkansen.
From JR Tokyo or JR Ueno Station take Hokuriku Shinkansen Line.
A Hakutaka Shinkansen will get you to JR Iiyama Station in around 1 hour and 40 minutes without having to cahnge trains at Nagano. Cost is about ¥8,500.
Then with a transfer to the Nozawa Onsen Liner Bus or a Taxi, you can be in the village 30 minutes later.
A good website for working out Airport trains, Shinkansen and other train travel in Japan is HYPERDIA.COM
The Nozawa Onsen Liner will get you to Nozawa Onsen from Iiyama Station in around 25min.
Pay the driver ¥600 per person and before you know it you'll be travelling through the picturesque valley on the way up to Nozawa Onsen.
Just get of at the Chuo Terminal and you will be in the middle of the village with just a short 3 min walk to get to Tanuki Nozawa.
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You can orgaise to be picked up by our guest van from Iiyama Station.
5 passenger van is ¥6,500 and a 8 passenger van is ¥9,800. If we are fully booked we suggest contacting the Taxi service which operates at similar pricing.
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Pre book a taxi and they will be waiting for you at Iiyama Station to take you straight to Tanuki Nozawa.
Average cost for a 4 passenger taxi is ¥6,200 and a 9 passenger taxi is ¥9,800, depending on traffic and weather conditions
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