Arriving from Hakuba

Shuttle Bus

There is a snow shuttle bus that departs from Hakuba Happo Bus Terminal and Hakuba Station which will bring you directly to Tsugaike shuttle bus stop, our hotel is just a few minutes walk from there. This season the shuttle bus costs ¥510 for adults, ¥260 for children aged 6-11 and under 5 years are free. You can find full information on the routes and scheduled times below.

La Vista Shuttle Service

If you wish to make the last part of your journey as stress free as possible then we offer a pick-up service from Hakuba Train Station or Hakuba Happo Bus Terminal. For prices, please see our pricing page. If you would like to book this service, please contact us.

Arriving from Tokyo

Narita Airport

There are 2 companies which will drop you directly from Narita Airport to Hakuba. These are Alpico Group and Nagano Snow Shuttle. Alpico Group will drop you in Hakuba, if you arrive in Hakuba after 8pm, Nagano Snow Shuttle will drop you directly to our hotel.

Information on these services can be found here:

Nagano Snow Shuttle Narita (recommended)
Alpico Group Narita

If you travelling from Narita Airport to Hakuba with Alpico Group, they will drop you at Hakuba Happo Bus Terminal. From there, you can get a local snow shuttle bus which will take you to Tsugaike bus stop. The bus stop is a 2-minute walk from our hotel. If you would prefer to be collected, we can come and collect you for a small fee. If you would like us to come and collect you from the Hakuba Happo Bus Terminal, please let us know the date, time of arrival and how many people are with you.

More information on our prices can be found here:

Haneda Airport

There are 2 companies which will drop you directly from Haneda Airport to Hakuba. These are Alpico Group and Nagano Snow Shuttle. Alpico Group will drop you in Hakuba, if you arrive in Hakuba after 8pm, Nagano Snow Shuttle will drop you directly to our hotel.

Information on these services can be found here:

Nagano Snow Shuttle Haneda (recommended)
Alpico Group Haneda

If you travelling from Haneda Airport to Hakuba with Alpico Group, they will drop you at Hakuba Happo Bus Terminal. From there, you can get a local snow shuttle bus which will take you to Tsugaike bus stop. The bus stop is a 2 minute walk from our hotel. If you would prefer to be collected, we can come and collect you for a small fee. If you would like us to come and collect you from the Hakuba Happo Bus Terminal, please let us know the date, time of arrival and how many people are with you.

More information on our prices can be found here:

Bus (Shinjuku Station)

If you are coming from the center of Tokyo, we would recommend getting a bus from Shinjuku Station. From here Alpico Group do a bus that will bring you directly to Tsugaike coach stop. We are a few minutes walk from the coach stop.

More information on this service can be found here:

Alpico Group Shinjuku

If your schedule does not suit the bus times for Tsugaike then you can get a bus to Hakuba Happo Bus Terminal. From Happo, you can get a local snow shuttle bus which will take you to Tsugaike bus stop. The bus stop is a 2 minute walk from our hotel. If you would prefer to be collected, we can come and collect you for a small fee. If you would like us to come and collect you from the Hakuba Happo Bus Terminal, please let us know the date, time of arrival and how many people are with you.

More information on our prices can be found here:

Bullet Train (Tokyo Station)

One of the quickest, yet slightly more expensive way to get to Hakuba is via Bullet Train to Nagano and then get a Bus from Nagano to Hakuba.

Information on all the train scehdules, routes and prices can be found using this website or using Google Maps. If you would like to pre-order your bullet train tickets we would recommend using Voyagin.

Once you arrive in Nagano Station, you can get a bus with either Alpico Group or Nagano Snow Shuttle that drops you directly to Tsugaike or Hakuba. Our hotel is just a couple minutes walk from the bus stop in Tsugaike. Seat reservations for Alpico Group are not available so you will have to buy your tickets at the station.

More information on this service can be found here:

Alpico Group Nagano
Nagano Snow Shuttle, Nagano

If your schedule does not suit the bus times for Tsugaike then you can get a bus to Hakuba Happo Bus Terminal. From Happo, you can get a local snow shuttle bus which will take you to Tsugaike bus stop. The bus stop is a 2 minute walk from our hotel. If you would prefer to be collected, we can come and collect you for a small fee. If you would like us to come and collect you from the Hakuba Happo Bus Terminal, please let us know the date, time of arrival and how many people are with you.

More information on our prices can be found here:

Express Train (Shinjuku Station)

There is only one Express Train that leaves Shinjuku and goes direclty to Hakuba.

Information on the train scehdule, route and price can be found using this website. You don’t have to pre-order your tickets as the train will generally have seats, however if you wanted to be safe then you could pre-order them using the website above.

Once you arrive at Hakuba Station you can get a local snow shuttle bus from the train station, which will take you to Tsugaike bus stop. The bus stop is a 2 minute walk from our hotel. If you would prefer to be collected, we can come and collect you for a small fee. If you would like us to come and collect you from Hakuba train station, please let us know the date, time of arrival and how many people are with you.

More information on our prices can be found here:

Arriving from Nagoya

Chubu Centrair Airport (Direct overnight bus)

If you are coming from Chubu Centrair International Airport, we would recommend getting the overnight bus directly from the airport. From here JamJam do a overnight bus that will bring you directly to Tsugaike coach stop. We are a few minutes walk from the coach stop.

More information on this service can be found here:

JamJam Chubu Airport

If your schedule does not suit the bus times for Tsugaike then you can get a bus to Hakuba Happo Bus Terminal. From Happo, you can get a local snow shuttle bus which will take you to Tsugaike bus stop. The bus stop is a 2 minute walk from our hotel. If you would prefer to be collected, we can come and collect you for a small fee. If you would like us to come and collect you from the Hakuba Happo Bus Terminal, please let us know the date, time of arrival and how many people are with you.

More information on our prices can be found here:

Bullet Train & Bus

One of the quickest, yet most expensive ways to get to Hakuba from Nagoya would be to use a bullet train to Nagano and then a bus from Nagano to Hakuba/Tsugaike.

To search for information on the train services we would recommend using one of the following methods:

Japan Transit Planner
Hyperdia
Google Maps

These websites will give you an overview of the available services, routes, schedules and prices.

Once you have made it to Nagano, you can get a bus from Nagano Station directly to Hakuba or Tsugaike using either Alpico Group or Nagano Snow Shuttle. If requested, Nagano Snow Shuttle can drop you directly to our hotel.

More information on these services can be found here:

Alpico Group Nagano
Nagano Snow Shuttle, Nagano

If your schedule does not suit the bus times for Tsugaike then you can get a bus to Hakuba Happo Bus Terminal. From Happo, you can get a local snow shuttle bus which will take you to Tsugaike bus stop. The bus stop is a 2 minute walk from our hotel. If you would prefer to be collected, we can come and collect you for a small fee. If you would like us to come and collect you from the Hakuba Happo Bus Terminal, please let us know the date, time of arrival and how many people are with you.

More information on our prices can be found here:

Express Train

One of the easiest ways to get to Hakuba from Nagoya would be to get a train from Nagoya to Matsumoto, and then another train from Matsumoto to Hakuba.

To search for information on the train services we would recommend using one of the following methods:

Japan Transit Planner
Hyperdia
Google Maps

These websites will give you an overview of the available services, routes, schedules and prices.

Once you have arrived at Hakuba Station, you can get a local snow shuttle bus which will take you to Tsugaike ski resport/bus stop. The bus stop is a 2 minute walk from our hotel. If you would prefer to be collected, we can come and collect you for a small fee. If you would like us to come and collect you from Hakuba train station, please let us know the date, time of arrival and how many people are with you.

More information on our prices can be found here:

Train & Bus

Another great way to get to Hakuba from Nagoya would be to get a train from Nagoya to Matsumoto, and then a bus from Matsumoto to Hakuba.

To search for information on the train services we would recommend using one of the following methods:

Japan Transit Planner
Hyperdia
Google Maps

These websites will give you an overview of the available services, routes, schedules and prices.

You can then get a bus from Matsumoto Bus Terminal with Alpico Group which will drop you to Hakuba Happo Bus Terminal. More information on this service can be found here:

Alpico Group Matsumoto

Once you have arrived at Hakuba Happo Bus Terminal, you can get a local snow shuttle bus which will take you to Tsugaike ski resport/bus stop. The bus stop is a 2 minute walk from our hotel. If you would prefer to be collected, we can come and collect you for a small fee. If you would like us to come and collect you from Hakuba Happo Bus Terminal, please let us know the date, time of arrival and how many people are with you.

More information on our prices can be found here:

Arriving from Osaka/Kyoto

Osaka International Airport (Bullet Train)

If you are coming from Osaka International airport, we would recommend getting a bullet train to Nagoya directly from the airport.

To search for information on the train services we would recommend using one of the following methods:

Japan Transit Planner
Hyperdia
Google Maps

Once you have arrived at Nagoya, there are a few options in getting to Hakuba. Please see our ‘Getting here from Nagoya’ for more information.

Osaka (Umeda Hankyu Sanbangai)

If you are coming from Osaka or Kyoto, we would recommend getting the overnight bus. Alpico Group do a overnight bus that will bring you directly to Tsugaike coach stop. We are a few minutes walk from the coach stop.

More information on this service can be found here:

Alpico Ground Osaka/Kyoto

If your schedule does not suit the bus times for Tsugaike then you can get a bus to Hakuba Happo Bus Terminal. From Happo, you can get a local snow shuttle bus which will take you to Tsugaike bus stop. The bus stop is a 2 minute walk from our hotel. If you would prefer to be collected, we can come and collect you for a small fee. If you would like us to come and collect you from the Hakuba Happo Bus Terminal, please let us know the date, time of arrival and how many people are with you.

More information on our prices can be found here:

Arriving from Nagano

Bus

There are 2 companies which will drop you directly from Nagano to Hakuba/Tsugaike. These are Alpico Group and Nagano Snow Shuttle. Both companies will drop you in Hakuba/Tsugaike, if you arrive in Hakuba after 8pm, Nagano Snow Shuttle will drop you directly to our hotel.

Information on these services can be found here:

Nagano Snow Shuttle Nagano (recommended)
Alpico Group Nagano

If your schedule does not suit the bus times for Tsugaike then you can get a bus to Hakuba Happo Bus Terminal. From Happo, you can get a local snow shuttle bus which will take you to Tsugaike bus stop. The bus stop is a 2 minute walk from our hotel. If you would prefer to be collected, we can come and collect you for a small fee. If you would like us to come and collect you from the Hakuba Happo Bus Terminal, please let us know the date, time of arrival and how many people are with you.

More information on our prices can be found here:

Train

One of the easiest ways to get to Hakuba from Nagano would be to get a direct train from Nagano.

To search for information on the train services we would recommend using one of the following methods:

Japan Transit Planner
Hyperdia
Google Maps

These websites will give you an overview of the available services, routes, schedules and prices.

Once you have arrived at Hakuba Station, you can get a local snow shuttle bus which will take you to Tsugaike ski resport/bus stop. The bus stop is a 2 minute walk from our hotel. If you would prefer to be collected, we can come and collect you for a small fee. If you would like us to come and collect you from Hakuba train station, please let us know the date, time of arrival and how many people are with you.

More information on our prices can be found here:

Arriving from Matsumoto

Bus

Alpico Group will drop you directly from Matsumoto to Hakuba. Information on this service can be found here:

Alpico Group Nagano

From your stop at Hakuba Happo Bus Terminal, you can get a local snow shuttle bus which will take you to Tsugaike bus stop. The bus stop is a 2 minute walk from our hotel. If you would prefer to be collected, we can come and collect you for a small fee. If you would like us to come and collect you from the Hakuba Happo Bus Terminal, please let us know the date, time of arrival and how many people are with you.

More information on our prices can be found here:

Train

Another great way to get from Matsumoto from Nagano would be to get a direct train from Matsumoto.

To search for information on the train services we would recommend using one of the following methods:

Japan Transit Planner
Hyperdia
Google Maps

These websites will give you an overview of the available services, routes, schedules and prices.

Once you have arrived at Hakuba Station, you can get a local snow shuttle bus which will take you to Tsugaike ski resport/bus stop. The bus stop is a 2 minute walk from our hotel. If you would prefer to be collected, we can come and collect you for a small fee. If you would like us to come and collect you from Hakuba train station, please let us know the date, time of arrival and how many people are with you.

More information on our prices can be found here:

Arriving by car

La Vista Hotel Car Parking

If you are arriving by car, we have an off-site car park suitable for up to 10 cars. We have created a location for this car park on Google Maps so you can find it easily.

Our hotel is just a few minutes walk from the our designated car parking. You are welcome to drop off your luggage at the hotel before parking your car.

Sending Luggage

Hands Free Travel

“Hands-free-travel”

If you wish to send your ski equipment to or from our hotel, we would recommend using Yamato. They provide a “Hands-free-travel service”, which allows people to send their luggage to various locations across Japan, meaning you don’t have to worry about carrying your heavy equipment with you on your travels.

Useful Websites & Information

Useful Transport Websites

If we have missed your departure location, there are a number of websites you can use to help you plan your journey.

Trains

To search for information on the train services we would recommend using one of the following methods:

Japan Transit Planner
Hyperdia
Google Maps

These websites will give you an overview of the available services, routes, schedules and prices.

Buses

The two main companies that we would recommend for getting to Hakuba/Tsugaike are:

Alpico Group
Nagano Snow Shuttle

These companies have the best or quickest links to Hakuba.

The timetable and route for the Hakuba Valley Shuttle bus, which connects Tsugaike to the rest of the resorts in Hakuba Valley can be found here:

Hakuba Valley Shuttle Bus