One of the most popular gateways to the Northern Japan Alps is Azumino City located in Nagano Prefecture. The main train station in Azumino is Hotaka Station which can be easily accessed by train or by highway bus. From Hotaka Station, take a bus or taxi to the various trailheads.
The easiest way to get to Hotaka Station from Tokyo
The easiest way to get to Hotaka Station from Tokyo is to take the highway bus from the Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal (3700 yen / ALPICO Group:www.alpico.co.jp/en). From Hotaka station to each trailhead use a bus or taxi etc.
*Make sure to check for the most recent bus and train fares and schedules as they vary by season are subject to change.
|By Shinkansen / Train||JR East Info Line||http://www.jreast.co.jp/e|
|How to use JR-West||http://www.westjr.co.jp/global/en|
|Central Japan Railway Company||http://english.jr-central.co.jp|
|By Bus||ALPICO Group||http://www.alpico.co.jp/en|
|Highway bus reservation : Keio Dentetsu Bus||https://www.highwaybus.com/gp/inbound/inbPlanList?lineId=550|
|Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal||http://shinjuku-busterminal.co.jp/en/|
|By Taxi||Contact the following if you need English assistance for booking and inquiries.|
|Azumino City Tourist Information Center||0263-82-9363 » Contact Form|
|Matsumoto City Tourist Information Centers||0263-32-2814|