From Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo

By Train

Take the super express “Shinkansen” from Shin-Osaka to Nagoya. Then transfer to the “Shinano” limited express to Matsumoto where you can get on the “Azusa” or local “Oito line” to Hakuba. (about 5 hours)

*Click here to see “From Nagoya” section for more details.

**to calculate exact train times, fares and alternate routes check out;

By Bus

Take the “Alpico” bus from Osaka to Matsumoto where you can transfer to train or another bus to Hakuba.

Check out the following sight for details;

Or, “Sunshine Tours” and “Travex Tours” offer direct buses from Kansai to Hakuba station and the Happo bus terminal. These depart from Shin-Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe and have various pick up points along the way. With reasonable fairs, starting from 4300yen (one-way), 8500yen (return) these are well-worth looking into!!

Check out their websites for details;

or call them at;
Sunshine Tours: 06-6344-3077
Travex Tours: 03-6233-1720