Surrounded by the 3,000m high mountains of the Japan Alps and blessed with abundant powder snow, Nagano is one of Japan’s premier skiing destinations. The prefecture also hosted the 1998 Winter Olympic and Paralymic games, and former competitive arenas such as the Hakuba Valley, Shigakogen, and Nozawa Onsen now attract skiers and snowboarders from all over the world. Skiing and snowboarding lessons and backcountry tours in English are increasingly available as well as other snow-based activities for children and adults alike.
Where is it??
- Hakuba Village,Nozawaonsen Town,Yamanouchi Town
- 0261-72-7100 (Hakuba),0269-85-3166(Nozawa Onsen),0269-34-2588 (shigakogen)
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By Train: Get off at Hakuba Station (JR Oito Line) -> switch to buses to each sky resort
By Car: 53 km / 60 min from Azumino IC
53 km / 60 min from Nagano IC
By Train: 20 min bus ride from Togari Nozawa Onsen Station (JR Iiyama Line)
By Bus: 75 min express bus ride from Nagano Station (Hokuriku Shinkansen)
By Car: 20 km / 25 min from Toyota-Iiyama IC
By Train: Get off at Yudanaka Station (Nagano Dentetsu Nagano Line) -> switch to buses for each sky resort
By Bus: 70 min bus ride from Nagano Station (Hokuriku Shinkansen) to each sky resort
By Car: 25 km / 30 min from Shinshu-Nakano IC