Getting to Japan Ski Resorts
Honshu - Nagano Region Resorts:
(Hakuba, Nozawa Onsen, Shiga Kogen)
By car to Nagano region:
From Narita Airport: 5 hours
From Tokyo City: 4 hrs
From Nagoya: 3hrs
From Osaka: 5hrs
From central Nagain to Hakuba/Shiga Kogen/Nozawa Onsen: 11.5hrs.
By train to Nagano region:
From Narita Airport to Tokyo 1 hour
From Tokyo to Nagano: 1.5hrs on Asama Sjinkansen (bullet train)
From Nagano Station to Hakuba buses run every hour
From Nagoya directly to Hakuba: 3.5hrs on Shinano (fast train)
From Osaka: 5hrs on Shinano (fast train) to Nagoya then bullet train
From Central Nagano to Hakuba/Shiga Kogen/Nozawa Onsen: 1.5hrs by each shuttle bus.
From Narita, Haneda and Chubu airports to Hakuba and Nozawa Onsen, a shuttle service runs according to flight schedules but is a shared ride, so there may be a wait for all passengers flights to arrive. Trave time is appox. 5 to 6 hours.
From Tokyo to Haneda Airport:
Haneda Airport is reached by monorail from JR Hamamatsucho Station (22min), or by train from Keihin-Kyuko Line from JR Shinagawa Station (30 min), and by limousine bus from JR Tokyo Station (45 min), JR Shinjuku Station (35-65 min), major hotels, and Narita Airport (75 min).
(Niseko, Rusutsu, Furano, Tomamu, Sahoro)
The Japanese island of Hokkaido is serviced by the major city of Sapporo (Chitose airport).
Meet & Greet Service at Chitose Airport:
Alpine World offers a "meet and greet service" for customers arriving at Chitose Airport. The service is available daily throughout the ski season to meet all flights into Chitose Airport. Customers are met upon arrival at Chitose Airport with an english speaking guide who will help customers with collecting bus tickets and provide directions to the bus.
By Chartered Van:
Alpine World organises private shuttle van services from Chitose Airport and Asahikawa Airport to Niseko, Rusutsu amp; Furano hotels. Vans can accommodate up to 8 persons with luggage. This service needs to be booked in advance, please contact us for rates.
Transfers by Bus:
From Chitose Airport Whiteliner and Resortliner operate services throughout the day to all resorts. On the arrival level at Chitose Airport(1F), opposite the JAL arrival Gate 4 the bus company information and sales counter is located where tickets can be collected. The bus company requires pre-reserving seats at least 7 days in advance. Bus stops at various hotels and pensions at all resorts. From Asahikawa Airport to Furano Lavender Bus Service operates services throughout the day to Furano. On the arrival level at Asahikawa Airport, buses depart from stop number 2 and tickets can be purchased upon boarding the bus. Bus stops at various hotels and pensions in Furano. Travelling time 1hrs. From Sapporo Chuo Bus Line operates buses to Furano departing from Sapporo Station throughout the day and Sapporo Prince Hotel once a day at 07:45. Pre-reserving tickets is recommended. Travelling time 2.5 - 3hrs.