From Shin-Osaka Station, Kansai Airport, or Kyoto Station take the shinkansen (bullet train) to Nagoya Station (approximately 50 minutes). Then transfer to the Chuo Line to JR Nagano Station (approximately 160 minutes).
Once at Nagano Station, take the Nagaden Express Bus at Stop 23 outside of JR Nagano Station east exit directly to Shiga Kogen. The trip takes approximately 70 minutes to get to the Hasuke Bus Terminal – the gateway terminal of Shiga Kogen. Tickets for the bus can be bought directly from the bus driver.
Please visit the Nagaden Express Bus website for the timetable.
Take the Chuo Expressway until Okaya JCT. At Okaya JCT go on Nagano Expressway ttowards Nagano until Koshoku JCT. At Koshoku JCT the road becomes Joshinetsu Expressway. Exit at Shinshu Nakano IC. Then take R292 Line (Olympic Road) until you reach Shiga Kogen.
From Osaka the distance is about 455km and takes about 6 hours.
From Nagoya the distance is about 285km and takes about 4 hours.
For more information on the JR rail pass, please check out the Japan Rail Pass website.
For transportation between ski resorts, please visit the Nagano Snow Shuttle website.
Look forward to seeing you in Shiga Kogen soon!