Access to Myoko from Tokyo is so easy and there are many ways to arrive at our beautiful destination. We highly recommend travelling by car - AWD or 4WD with winter tyres for great sightseeing, side trips and travel to resorts. We offer plenty of off street parking at the front of the lodge.
By Car: <https://myokotourism.com/by-car/>.
Talk to people who have chased the powder in Japan before and they will all say how good it is to have your own transport.
Japanese ski areas do not have the kind of transfer system between resorts that Europe and North America take for granted.
Car rental can solve all of the issues. Tokyo has many car rental options available for pick up at airports and travel hubs but our suggestion is to make your way up to either Nagano or Joetsu on the Shinkansen bullet train and pick up a rental car from the station.
4wd or all wheel drive vehicles with winter tyres are essential during the winter months. Driving is on the left hand side of the road in Japan which suits some but not all visitors and English is very common on road signs in case your Google map gives up.
Remember to organise your international drivers permit before you leave too!
Here are some links for car rental companies that have offices close to Nagano and Joetsu station
Car Hire: AWD or 4WD with winter tyres only. Hire a car and drive up from Tokyo or airports. Pre Book in english recommended.
You can also take the Hokuriku Line to Joetsu, Toyota Rental and Nippon Rental are at the back of the station through the walkway.
Take the Nagano Asama Shinkansen on the Hokuriku line to Nagano station.
Then between Nagano and Myoko Kogen you take the Shinano Railway Kita-shinano Line local train. <https://myokotourism.com/nagano-tokyo-train-timetable/>.
Travel discounts available: <https://www.eastjapanrailway.com/pass/>.
We can also provide pickup from the train station and local ski resort transfers.
SNOW SHUTTLE BUS
The service from/to Myoko Kogen and Narita & Haneda Airport to Hakuba Valley, Nozawa Onsen, Shiga Kogen and Madarao Kogen. You can find the timetable and price at https://naganosnowshuttle.com/ Online reservation only.
There is also a hub at Nagano Station, so it is not only airport shuttles, but also a connection for those wanting to use the Shinkansen. https://naganosnowtours.com/home/specials/nagano-snow-shuttle/timetable-2022-23/
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