Getting Here

From Australia

Black Cat
Don't drag your luggage around from the Airport, or around the crowded cities? We recommend having your luggage and skiing gear sent via the "Black Cat" courier service direct from the airport to Black Pine Lodge - 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 the lodge! The turnaround time to and from all Airports is 48 hours and from most major cities, including Tokyo, is usually only 24 hours.

Address for Black Pine Lodge is:
2924-4 Aza-Kitunejima Oaza-Hokojou
Hakuba Village
Kita-Azumi
Nagano Prefecture
Japan

Hakubus Narita to Hakuba Transfers straight to you lodge (extra 400 yen pp)
Pick up from the airport 7 Days a week. For prices please check website. www.hakubus.com

Highway Bus - 5.5 hours
This is a very easy way to get to Hakuba with only one connection before arriving at Happo. From Narita Airport simply follow the orange signs for the Friendly Airport Limousine Bus. They leave every 20 minutes. Take the Airport Limousine Bus to Shinjuku Bus Terminal - just over 1 hour depending on Tokyo traffic. Follow this link to check the timetable; www.limousinebus.co.jp/en//timetable/narita/shinjukust.html

Then take the Highway Bus from Shinjuku Bus Terminal to Happo Bus Terminal (1 stop after Hakuba Station) - (4.5 hours) Follow the link to check the timetable www.alpico.co.jp/access/express/hakuba_shinjuku/index_e.html

Bus and tour information

We will pick you up from Happo Bus Terminal. Please call +81 5055 397 561 when you arrive.

By Car to Hakuba

From Tokyo

There are two options from Tokyo to get to Hakuba by car

  1. Take the Chuo Expressway to the Okaya J.C.T and head towards Nagano on the Nagano Expressway. Exit at the Toyoshina Interchange and follow Rte 147 &148 through Omachi and onto Hakuba. (4hrs)
  2. Take the Kanetsu Expressway to the Fujioka J.C.T and head towards Nagano on the Joshinetsu Expressway. Exit at the Nagano Interchange and follow the Hakuba Nagano Olympic Road to Hakuba. (4hrs)

From Nagoya - 3.5hrs

  • Take the Chuo Expressway to the Okaya J.C.T and head towards Nagano on the Nagano Expressway.
  • Exit at the Toyoshina Interchange and follow Rte 147 & 148 through Omachi and onto Hakuba.

From Osaka or Kyoto - 5.5hrs

  • Take the Meishin Expressway to the Komki J.C.T
  • Head up the Chuo Expressway to the Okaya J.C.T
  • Head towards Nagano on the Nagano Expressway
  • Exit at the Toyoshina Interchange and follow Rte 147 & 148 through Omachi and onto Hakuba.
    • Remember to bring chains and make sure your radiator has anti freeze.

By Train to Hakuba

Black Pine Lodge can provide free pick up from Hakuba Station and Hakuba Bus Terminal. Just call +81 5055 397 561 when you arrive.

Check out the many offers availble for train travel in Japan at Japan Rail. There are often very cheap multi day and season specials that can assist in reducing the cost of travel as well as some excellent tour packages so you can see a little more of Japan on your visit with us.

From Narita Airport

Passengers transferring from Narita Airport board the Narita Express to Tokyo or Shinjuku Station. Frequent departures from airport rail terminal. Travelling time to Tokyo (1hr)

From Tokyo (Option 1)

Departing from Tokyo Station to Nagano passengers board the Nagano Bullet Train (Asama Shinkansen). Travelling time 1.30hrs. The bullet trains run regularly throughout the day.

From Nagano Station

  • Buses from Nagano to Hakuba run every hour, with the last bus departing for Hakuba at 8:20pm. (Friday night 9.20pm TBC, please check Timetable).
  • Alpico bus cost per person 1500yen one way.
  • Buses depart from the East (Higashi) exit of Nagano Station from bus stop 6. Timetable for bus can be found at Express (Nagano-Hakuba) Taxis are available, but booking is required. Express (Nagano-Hakuba)

From Shinjuku (Tokyo option 2)

Catch the Chuo limited express (Super Azusa) departs from Shinjuku Station and travels directly to Hakuba. Travelling time 3.50hrs

From Nagoya

Catch the Chuo limited express (Shinano) departs from Nagoya Station and travels to Hakuba via Matsumoto. Travelling time 3.30hrs

From Osaka or Kyoto

Departing Osaka or Kyoto catch the Sanyo Shinkansen to Nagoya and transfer to the Chuo limited express (Shinano) departs from Nagoya Station and travels directly to Hakuba. Travelling time 4.30hrs

Direct Shared Taxi between Nagano Station and Hotels in Hakuba

The shared taxi between Hakuba and Nagano station is now available at a reasonable price in winter time. You can transfer to the hotel of your choice

   
Cost Please inquire at time of booking
How long Approximately 1 hour ride (subject to change depending on the traffic condition)
Where Between JR Nagano station and your hotels in Hakuba Ski Resorts
When The service is available to suit your departure and arrival times connected with the Shinkansen (Bullet train)
Deadline Reservation required by 3pm of the day before If you cancel within 24 hours of arrival date or you are a no show you will be charged 100% of your reservation
Service available December 11th, 2010 - March 31st, 2011
  Shared Taxi operated by Hakuba Kanko Taxi - 0261-72-2144.  Hakuba Kanko Taxi Happo Office - 0261-72-2327

Hakuba Taxis and links

  • Alps Taxi - 0261-72-2221
  • Hakuba Kanko Taxi - 0261-72-2144
  • Hakuba Kanko Taxi Happo Office - 0261-72-2327
  • Omachi Meitetsu Taxi - 0261-72-2236
  • Chuo Taxi, 0262-82-0232

Car Hire

Shuttle Pick up from Nagoya or Narita Airports

Information coming soon