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Myoko Transport: Shuttle, Bus, Train & Taxi
Private Limousine Nagano (Lampya) is pleased to offer a Myoko-Nagano ski resort shuttle for foreign guests visiting Japan. Lampya offers a Nagano airport transfer to/from Narita, Haneda and Nagoya Airports as well as Nagano ski resort transfers, day trips and tours. Lampya is a great option for medium to large groups as you are chartering the vehicle for your own personal use.
Myoko Transport: JoetsuMyoko Station Shuttle bus
There is a shuttle that runs three times a day to and from JoetsuMyoko Station to Akakura Onsen and the other ski resorts. Services run from 23 December 2017 until 18 March 2018.
Please note that the shuttle bus from JoetsuMyoko Station to Suginohara via Akakura Onsen is for transport of regular passengers only. Please do not use for ski transport but instead use the designated service – Mount Myoko Shuttle (as below).
|Joetsumyoko Station (East Exit)||ー||8:45||12:15||15:30|
|Arai Road Station||540円||8:59||12:29||15:44|
|Akakura Onsen bus stop||1,100円||9:39||13:09||16:24|
|Akakura Kanko Resort||1,100円||9:41||13:11||16:26|
|Landmark Cafe (Ikenotaira)||1,200円||9:45||13:15||16:30|
|Ikenotaira Imori Pond||1,200円||9:47||13:17||16:32|
|Suginosawa Village (Suginohara)||1,300円||9:51||13:21||16:36|
|Suginohara Ski Resort||1,300円||9:58||13:28||16:43|
|Suginohara Ski Resort||ー||10:50||14:20||17:25|
|Suginosawa Village (Suginohara)||170円||10:57||14:27||17:32|
|Ikenotaira Imori Pond||300円||11:01||14:31||17:36|
|Landmark Cafe (Ikenotaira)||300円||11:03||14:33||17:38|
|Akakura Kanko Resort||400円||11:07||14:37||17:42|
|Akakura Onsen bus stop||440円||11:09||14:39||17:44|
|Arai Road Station||1,200円||11:49||15:19||18:24|
|Joetsumyoko Station (East Exit)||1,300円||12:03||15:33||18:38|
Myoko Transport: Mount Myoko ski resorts shuttle
For full schedules and bus stops, please click on the following links to download. The fare must be bought at one of the listed offices. Tickets cannot be bought on the bus. The service runs December 23, 2017 – March 12, 2018. Click here for the 2017/18 Mount Myoko Shuttle timetables.
For season 2017/18 Powder Express from Akakura Onsen to Madarao Kogen will run every day from December 23, 2017 – March 12, 2018. From there connections can be made to Nozawa Onsen. Click here for the 2017/18 Myoko-Madarao Shuttle timetables.
Myoko Transport: Akakura (Myoko) – Lotte Arai Ski Resort
The new shuttle from Akakura Onsen to Arai Resort will run every day from December 23, 2017 – March 12, 2018 via Sekiyama Station. The cost is 1,000 yen one way. From there connections can be made to JoetsuMyoko Station. Click here for the 2017/18 Akakura-Arai Shuttle timetables.
Myoko Transport: Akakura Onsen (Myoko) – Seki Onsen Ski Shuttle bus
Akakura Onsen to Madarao Kogen and Iiyama Transfer Bus
The Akakura Onsen – Tangram – Madarao Kogen – Iiyama Station bus service is not running for 2017/18 season. Please use the Akakura – Madarao / Madarao – Nozawa Onsen services listed above.
Buses in Myoko-kogen run quite regularly from outside the station. Turn right as you come out of the station and the new bus stops are almost right at the front. The stops have English signage and the buses themselves will have the destination in English as well. Some routes and times differ slightly according to seasons. Click here for the 2017/18 Myoko Kogen Winter bus schedule & fares.
A special bus runs to Sasagamine (past Suginohara) during the summer climbing season. A special tour shuttle also runs during the warmer summer months to some of the scenic tourist spots in Myoko. An all day pass is only 500 yen. See the Keinan Bus site (Japanese) for further information on Myoko buses. A fare sheet (Japanese) for Myoko buses can be downloaded here.
Myokokogen station area and bus stops map
Myokokogen bus routes map
Myoko Transport: Taxi Services
Taxis are available from the front of the Myoko Kogen rail station or from the Kougen Taxi depot diagonally left across from the station. Bookings can be arranged on 0255-86-3141 (Japanese only). Trips to ski resorts, the Snow Monkeys or further afield are possible. Ask your hotel for details.
Myoko-Nagano Train Pass