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Hakuba is easily accessed by rail and road from all the major hubs in Japan (Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto). For international guests landing in Narita, we recommend hopping on the airport shuttle then taking the famous bullet train from central Tokyo to Nagano- an experience in itself. We will arrange for you to be picked up from Nagano station and bought directly to your One Chalet. The total journey time from central Tokyo is approximately 2.5 hours. Wherever you are coming from, we are able to assist you with planning the quickest, most direct route to Hakuba and will give you specific details upon booking.
From Central Tokyo/ Narita Airport
International Guests will take the Narita Airport Express to Central Tokyo or Shinjuku Station (travel time 50 minutes). Then as follows:
Tokyo Station> Shinkansen (bullet train) > Nagano Station > pick-up / bus to Hakuba.
Trains leave every 20 minutes between 6:24am and 10:04pm.
Total travel time: 2 hrs 30 mins
Shinjuku Station > Super Azusa Expressway > Hakuba Station. Limited daily trains,
Total travel time: 3hrs 45 mins
From & To Nagano station…Chuo Taxi – Regular Size Taxi (maximum 4 people) ¥8690 / Jumbo Size Taxi (maximum 7 people) ¥10670 (Tel +81-(0)262-82-7777)
From & To Hakuba station …Free of charge.
From & To Happo bus stop…Free of charge.
Chuo (Shinano) Limited Express >>> Hakuba Station.
Total travel time: 3hrs 45mins
-For overseas travellers it is worth looking at purchasing a JR East pass. There are several options available however the flexible four day pass allows for four separate days travel on JR East lines – perfect for those wanting to visit Tokyo and the ski fields. See JR East web site for further information
– We recommend having your luggage and skiing gear sent via the “black cat” courier service direct from the airport to Altitude – it’s quick, reliable and easy to do. Just look for the “black cat” counter at the airport leave your luggage there and it will delivered to our door.
Chuo expressway >>> Okaya Junction >>> Nagano Expressway >>> EXIT @ Toyoshina Interchange >>> Route 147 & 148 >>> Hakuba Olympic Road>left at the Nagano Olympic sign into Wadano then request specific directions for your One Chalet.
Travel time: approx 3.5 hours
Chuo Expressway >>> Okaya Junction >>> Nagano Expressway >>> EXIT @ Toyoshina Interchange >>> Route 147 &148 >>> Hakuba Olympic Road>>left at the Nagano Olympic sign into Wadano then request specific directions to your One Chalet.
Travel time: approx 3.5 hours
Meishin Expressway >>> Kamaki Junction >>> Chuo Expressway >>> Okaya Expressway >>> Nagano Expressway >>> EXIT @ Toyoshina Interchange >>> Route 147 & 148 >>> Hakuba Olympic Road>left at the Nagano Olympic sign into Wadano then request specific directions to your One Chalet
Travel time: approx 6 hours
Once in Hakuba:
-Follow the Olympic Road from the Nagano direction
-Turn left at the Nagano Olympic Sign and go up the hill into the Wadano Area.
-Turn left at the first crossroads at the top of the hill. After turning, you will see the Tokyu Hotel on your righthand side.
-Proceed down the hill, pass the Phoenix Hotel on the right.
-One Hakuba is the first drive on the right after the Phoenix Hotel
-One Wadano is at the last drive on the righthand side, just before the no-entry sign.
-Both chalets are very clearly sign posted and easy to find.