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Travel Info

Hakuba sits 250k west of Tokyo in the Japanese Alps making Haneda Airport and Narita Airport in Tokyo the two best entry points into Japan. Once at either airport, you have three options for getting to Hakuba.

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Time: 5.5 Hours

Nagano Snow Shuttle

This coach bus leaves from both Narita and Haneda and will take you directly to Hakuba Bus Terminal in the main Hakuba ski village, Happo.

 

This option is great for those who prefer to avoid transferring several times with their snow gear in tow.

 

Cost From Narita Airport: ¥11,899

Times: Leaves 4x a day between 9:30 and 20:30

Cost From Haneda Airport: ¥11,899

Times: Leaves 3x a day between 7:30 and 16:30

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Time: 3-4 Hours

Airport Train + Bullet Train + Bus

This is the fastest route to Hakuba and includes a 1.5 hour journey on the world famous Japanese Shinkansen (Bullet Train). While it is the fastest option, it does require three transfers but they are easy to navigate, and riding the Shinkansen is an essential Japanese holiday experience.

 

From Narita Airport:

Take the JR Narita Express or Keisei Skyliner Train to Tokyo Station
Cost: ¥3,000 Time: 1 Hour

At Tokyo Station take the Shinkansen to Nagano Station
Time: 1.5 Hours Cost: ¥8,000

Exit the Nagano Station ticket turnstiles, turn left, and walk outside taking the stairs on the left to the street level. There is a small gift shop on the left side adjacent to the street which sells Alpico Bus tickets to Hakuba Bus Terminal for ¥2,000. The Bus takes 70 minutes and runs until 22:00.

 

Total Cost: ¥13,000

Total Time: 3-4 Hours

 

Book the JR Rail pass here and have access to 5 Flexible days of unlimited JR trains to Nagano including the Shinkansen and Tokyo local trains for ¥18,493.

From Haneda Airport:

1. Take the Monorail from the airport to Hammatsucho Station and transfer to the Green Circular Yamanote Line and ride to Tokyo Station

a. Time: 25 minutes Cost: ¥650

2. At Tokyo Station take the Shinkansen to Nagano Station

a. Time: 1.5 Hours Cost: ¥8,000

3. Exit the Nagano Station ticket turnstiles, turn left, and walk outside taking the stairs on the left to the street level. There is a small gift shop on the left side adjacent to the street which sells Alpico Bus tickets to Hakuba Bus Terminal for ¥2,000. The Bus takes 70 minutes and runs until 22:00.

 

Total Cost: ¥10,650

Total Time: 3-4 Hours

 

Book the JR Rail pass here and have access to 5 Flexible days of unlimited JR trains to Nagano including the Shinkansen and Tokyo local trains for ¥18,493.

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5.5 Hours

Chuo Taxi

The Chuo Taxi is the best option for those arriving at either Airport early in the morning or late in the evening when the Shinkansen and Airport Shuttle Bus are not operating. Each passenger in the taxi van must pay the ticket rate and each group must split a charge of ¥3,000. If you are traveling solo with the Chuo Taxi from Haneda, therefore, you will pay ¥20,100.

 

Cost from Narita: ¥18,155 per person +¥3,000 fee per group

Cost from Haneda: ¥17,100 per person + ¥3,000 fee per group

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