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Nozawa Onsen is a scenic and easy 2 hour journey from Tokyo on a Shinkansen bullet train to Iiyama then a 20 minute bus, which connects with each train. However, we can make it even easier for you and book a private or shared transfer straight from either the airport or other locations direct to The Ridge.

We provide a complimentary collection service from the Nozawa Onsen Chuo Bus Terminal and TogariNozawa Onsen Train Station. Please email frontdesk@theridgenozawa.com with your arrival details.


Narita Airport to Tokyo by Train:
Catch the Narita Express train from the Airport Train Station downstairs. Approx. 1 hour travel time. Cost: Y3,020. You can purchase your tickets right through to Iiyama.

Haneda Airport to Tokyo by Monorail:
The monorail is one minute from the arrivals area on the same level. They run every 3 – 5 minutes and take 14 minutes to Hamamatsucho station. Cost: Y490 adult and Y250 child. Then 6 minutes to Tokyo station on the JR Yamanote line. You can purchase your tickets right through to Iiyama.

Tokyo to Nozawa Onsen by Train:
– 2 hours to Iiyama on Shinkansen bullet train. Cost: Y8,000
– 20-minute connecting bus to Nozawa Onsen Bus Depot. Cost: Y600

View the train and connecting bus schedules.

Nagano Snow Shuttle:
Adult: Y10,300, Child (4-12): Y7,900, Infant: Free

Departs from Narita Airport at 8:00pm on Thursday to Monday or 9:00pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, arriving at The Ridge around 1:00am or 2:00am, respectively.

Departs Nozawa Onsen at 10:30am, arriving at Shinjuku Station (Tokyo) at 3:00pm then Narita Airport around 5:00pm.


To Nozawa Onsen:

From Narita – Y90,300
From Haneda – Y83,300
From Tokyo – Y82,500
From Nagano – Y14,890 for minivan (up to 7 people) or sedan (2 people) for Y11,200


To Nozawa Onsen:

From Narita – Y14,900 per adult, Y11,100 per child and Y5,800 per infant. (max 8 persons)

From Haneda – Y13,900 per adult, Y10,400 per child and Y5,500 per infant. (max 8 persons)

Please email frontdesk@theridgenozawa.com with your flight, train or hotel details if you would like to book a private or shared transfer.


Express Bus
At Nagano train station, go to the east exit and find bus stop #4.
Departs to Nozawa Onsen: 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.15am, 1.35pm, 3.05pm, 4.10pm.
Departs from Chuo Bus Terminal Nozawa Onsen: 9.17am, 11.12am, 12.37pm, 1.57pm, 3.57pm, 4.47pm.

Arrival approximately 1.2 hours.
One-way fare Y1,600.

Or 1 hour via JR Iiyama Line to TogariNozawa Onsen Train Station (Y740).View times at Hyperdia.


Nagano Snow Shuttle service is complimentary if also staying at The Ridge Hotel & Apartments in Hakuba. Travel time approximately 2 hours.

For timetables and costs from other destinations to Nozawa Onsen, please visit Hyperdia.


Narita Airport: 5.5 hours
Tokyo: 4.5 hours
Nagoya: 5 hours
Osaka / Kyoto: 7 hours