Shinkansen + Local Bus
Taking the famous Shinkansen or the “Bullet Train” is the fastest way to get to Nozawa, with the overall journey from the airport taking under 4 hours. The trip involves a few connections, so if you’re travelling with young children or have lots of luggage you may prefer a direct transfer.
If you’re traveling from Haneda or Narita Airport here’s how you get to Nozawa Onsen.
- From Narita Airport take the Narita Express to Tokyo Station or if you’re coming from Haneda Airport you’ll need to take the monorail to Hamamatsucho Station and then the train to Tokyo station.
- From Tokyo Station, take the Shinkansen to Iiyama Station. The Bullet Train crosses the country in less than 2 hours at speeds of up to 300km/h.
- From Iiyama Station you can take the Nozawa Onsen Liner Bus which runs multiple times a day and will take you to Nozawa Bus Terminal.
- From here you can either walk or take a take to your accommodation.
We provide all our customers with a connection timetable prior to your trip to make the trip easy. If you have any issues during your journey, just ask one of the friendly Japanese staff at any of the stations and they will be happy to assist.