The Easiest way to get to Nozawa Onsen is with the Snow Shuttle bus from Tokyo Airports. 

The Snow Shuttle bus includes a pick up at Narita Airport or Haneda Airport. 

If you are flying to Narita or Haneda Airport and are arriving in the afternoon or evening, it is not necessary to stay the night in Tokyo. The Snow Shuttle will drop you directly at our door so you can ski or enjoy the village the following morning. You can book the bus here.

There are also direct bus transfers between Nozawa Onsen and other ski resorts such as Hakuba, Myoko, Madarao and Shiga Kogen which you can book here.

The snow shuttle between Tokyo and Nozawa Onsen does take longer than the bullet train, however there are no transfers involved which makes traveling with luggage or children much easier. 

Price: ¥10,900 - ¥11,900* 

*Drop off at accommodation included

The day time buses from Tokyo to Nozawa Onsen will drop you at the Nozawa Onsen Chuo bus terminal (10 minute walk from Nozawa Peaks). The evening/night buses from Tokyo to Nozawa Onsen will drop you directly at the Nozawa Peaks guesthouse entrance. 

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The fastest way to get to Nozawa Onsen is by Bullet train (Shinkansen).

Click here to download of train and bus schedule to/from Tokyo and Nozawa Onsen

It takes approximately 3-4 hours to get to Nozawa Onsen from Narita Airport by train/bus. You can purchase your train ticket from the Narita Airport ticket office right through to Iiyama station (station closest to Nozawa Onsen). 

1. Take the Narita Express (NEX) train or the Keisei bus (easier with luggage) from Narita Airport to Tokyo Station - 1 hour.
2. Change to the Hokuriku Shinkansen (Bullet train) from Tokyo Station to Iiyama Station - 1 hour, 40 minutes.
3. Change to the Nozawa Onsen Liner bus from Iiyama Station to Nozawa Onsen (cash only) - 20 minutes.
4. Exit the bus at the NAKAO bus stop in Nozawa Onsen.
5. Continue walking in the same direction as the bus is heading up the road.
6. Continue walking past the ENEOS petrol station.
7. On the corner on the right side of the street you will see 'Playce' restaurant. Turn right and walk up this street.
8. Nozawa Peaks is located on the second street to the left directly after Tonkichi Okonomiyaki restaurant.

Total walking distance to Nozawa Peaks from the Nakao bus stop: 550 meters, 7 minutes.

If you miss the 'Nakao' bus stop, 'Shinden' is the next stop and is almost the same walking distance but in the opposite direction. If you miss both stops, the final stop is the 'Chuo terminal' which is also within 10 minute walking distance of Nozawa Peaks. Everything is Nozawa Onsen is within walking distance.

Total journey price: 12,350 yen (approx).

The Narita Express (NEX) train departs approximately every 30 minutes.
The Keisei bus departs every 20 minutes. 

You can send your luggage to Nozawa Peaks when you arrive to the airport in Japan to make traveling easier. It generally takes two days for luggage to arrive.

It takes approximately 3 - 3 1/2 hours to get from Haneda Airport to Nozawa Onsen by bus/train or monorail/train. You can purchase your train ticket from the Haneda Airport train ticket office, right through to Iiyama station (station closest to Nozawa Onsen).

1. a) Take the Airport Limousine bus from Haneda airport to Tokyo station - 1 hour (longer, but easier option with luggage).
b) Alternatively, take the Monorail from Haneda Airport to Hamamatsucho station, change to the JR Yamanote subway line to Tokyo Station - 30 minutes (faster, but more difficult changing trains with luggage).
2. Change to the Hokuriku Shinkansen (Bullet train) from Tokyo Station to Iiyama Station - 1 hour, 40 minutes.
3. Change to the Nozawa Onsen Liner bus from Iiyama Station to Nozawa Onsen (cash only) - 20 minutes.
4. Exit the bus at the NAKAO bus stop in Nozawa Onsen.
5. Continue walking in the same direction as the bus is heading up the road.
6. Continue walking past the ENEOS petrol station.
7. On the corner on the right side of the street you will see 'Playce' restaurant. Turn right and walk up this street.
8. Nozawa Peaks is located on the second street to the left directly after Tonkichi Okonomiyaki restaurant. 

Total walking distance from Nakao bus stop to Nozawa Peaks: 550 meters, 7 minutes.

If you miss the 'Nakao' bus stop, 'Shinden' is the next stop and is almost the same walking distance but in the opposite direction. If you miss both stops, the final stop is the 'Chuo terminal' which is also within 10 minute walking distance of Nozawa Peaks. Everything is Nozawa Onsen is within walking distance.

Total journey price: 10,000 yen (approx).

The Airport Limousine bus departs approximately every 30 minutes. 
The Monorail departs approximately every 5-10 minutes. 

You can send your luggage to Nozawa Peaks when you arrive to the airport in Japan to make traveling easier. It generally takes two days for luggage to arrive.

It takes 2 hours from Tokyo Station to Nozawa Onsen. You can purchase your train ticket from the train station.

1. Take the Hokuriku Shinkansen (bullet train) from Tokyo or Ueno Station to Iiyama Station - 1 hour, 40 minutes
2. Change to the Nozawa Onsen Liner bus from Iiyama Station to Nozawa Onsen (cash only) - 20 minutes.
3. Exit the bus at the NAKAO bus stop in Nozawa Onsen.
5. Continue walking in the same direction as the bus is heading up the road.
6. Continue walking past the ENEOS petrol station.
7. On the corner on the right side of the street you will see 'Playce' restaurant. Turn right and walk up this street.
8. Nozawa Peaks is located on the second street to the left directly after Tonkichi Okonomiyaki restaurant.

Total walking distance from Nakao bus stop to Nozawa Peaks: 550 meters, 7 minutes.

If you miss the 'Nakao' bus stop, 'Shinden' is the next stop and is almost the same walking distance but in the opposite direction. If you miss both stops, the final stop is the 'Chuo terminal' which is also within 10 minute walking distance of Nozawa Peaks. Everything is Nozawa Onsen is within walking distance.

Total journey price: 9,330 yen (approximately).

The bus ride takes 20 minutes from Iiyama station to Nozawa Onsen 

1. Take the Nozawa Onsen Liner bus from Iiyama train station to the Nakao bus stop in Nozawa Onsen. Please press the stop button on the bus as the screen on the bus shows 'Nakao' as the next stop.
2. Continue walking in the same direction as the bus is heading up the road.
3. Continue walking past the ENEOS petrol station.
4. On the corner on the right side of the street you will see 'Playce' restaurant. Turn right and walk up this street.
5. Nozawa Peaks is located on the second street to the left directly after Tonkichi Okonomiyaki restaurant.

Total walking distance from Nakao bus stop to Nozawa Peaks: 550 meters, 7 minutes.

If you miss the 'Nakao' bus stop, 'Shinden' is the next stop and is almost the same walking distance but in the opposite direction. If you miss both stops, the final stop is the 'Chuo terminal' which is also within 10 minute walking distance of Nozawa Peaks. Everything is Nozawa Onsen is within walking distance.

Total price: 600 yen (tickets are available in cash from the vending machine, found outside Iiyama station where the bus departs from). 

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Note: Previously there was a bus connecting Togari train station to Nozawa Onsen. This service has been replaced by the bus service from Iiyama Station as mentioned above. If arriving to Togari, the only way to Nozawa Onsen is by taxi (10-15 minute drive).  

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It takes 5 hours and 30 minutes from Kansai International Airport to Nozawa Onsen by train.

1. Take the Haruka Airport express train to Shin-Osaka Station - 50 minutes.
2. Change to the Thunderbird express train to Kanazawa Station - 2 hours, 40 minutes.
3. Change to the Hokuriku Shinkansen (bullet train) to Iiyama station - 1 hour, 20 minutes.
4. Change to the Nozawa Onsen Liner bus from Iiyama Station to Nozawa Onsen (cash only) - 20 minutes.
5. Exit the bus at the NAKAO bus stop in Nozawa Onsen.
6. Continue walking in the same direction as the bus is heading up the road.
7. Continue walking past the ENEOS petrol station.
8. On the corner on the right side of the street you will see 'Playce' restaurant. Turn right and walk up this street.
9. Nozawa Peaks is located on the second street to the left directly after Tonkichi Okonomiyaki restaurant.

Total walking distance from Nakao bus stop to Nozawa Peaks: 550 meters, 7 minutes.

If you miss the 'Nakao' bus stop, 'Shinden' is the next stop and is almost the same walking distance but in the opposite direction. If you miss both stops, the final stop is the 'Chuo terminal' which is also within 10 minute walking distance of Nozawa Peaks. Everything is Nozawa Onsen is within walking distance.

Total journey price: 16,720 yen (approx).

You can send your luggage to Nozawa Peaks when you arrive to the airport in Japan to make traveling easier. It generally takes two days for luggage to arrive.

It takes 4 hours to get from Kyoto Station to Nozawa Onsen by train.

1. Take the Thunderbird express train from Kyoto Station to Kanazawa Station - 2 hours, 15 minutes.
2. Change to the Hokuriku Shinkansen (bullet train) to Iiyama station - 1 hour, 20 minutes.
3. Change to the Nozawa Onsen Liner bus from Iiyama Station to Nozawa Onsen (cash only) - 20 minutes.
4. Exit the bus at the NAKAO bus stop in Nozawa Onsen.
5. Continue walking in the same direction as the bus is heading up the road.
6. Continue walking past the ENEOS petrol station.
7. On the corner on the right side of the street you will see 'Playce' restaurant. turn right and walk up this street.
8. Nozawa Peaks is located on the second street to the left directly after Tonkichi Okonomiyaki restaurant.
Total walking distance from Nakao bus stop to Nozawa Peaks: 550 meters, 7 minutes.

If you miss the 'Nakao' bus stop, 'Shinden' is the next stop and is almost the same walking distance but in the opposite direction. If you miss both stops, the final stop is the 'Chuo terminal' which is also within 10 minute walking distance of Nozawa Peaks. Everything is Nozawa Onsen is within walking distance.

Total cost: 13,100 yen (approx)

Notes
All prices listed on this page are subject to change, quoted at adult rates unless otherwise stated.

It is easiest to purchase Bullet Train tickets to Nozawa Onsen after arriving to Japan, either at the airport or at a train station. There is now an option to book Shinkansen tickets to Nozawa Onsen online, however this service is still new and is not completely user friendly. At this time, tickets are only available for purchase within 30 days of the train departure date. Tickets purchased online need to be picked up at certain train stations. Online tickets cannot be printed at home or presented digitally.  

We recommend buying train tickets physically when you arrive to Japan.  Those who are traveling on busy holidays or Saturday morning may prefer to book online. If you would like to purchase Shinkansen tickets online, please follow the steps below (these steps are subject to change):

1. Follow this link to the JR West ticketing website.
2. Select date and approximate time of departure.
Specify train - Hokuriku Shinkansen if coming to/from Tokyo, Thunderbird if coming to/from Osaka/Kyoto via Kanazawa, Specify departure and arrival stations, Click search.
3. Select your train. To reserve seats, select: Ordinary car, Green car or GranClass, Ordinary car is very good, however Green car seats are usually even more spacious and comfortable than ordinary seats. On the shinkansen, there are only four seats per row in the Green car, versus five in ordinary cars. You can also select a Non-reserved seat. There are 4 cars on the train which have non-reserved seating. You can sit wherever you like in these 4 cars with a non-reserved ticket. Click reserve and select your ticket type.
4. Enter passenger information, enter a unique 4 digit code of your choice.
5. Agree to the terms and conditions.
6. Select number of passengers.
7. Confirm the pickup location of your tickets will suit your travel itinerary. You cannot pick up tickets from every station in Japan.
8. Select payment method and the purpose of your trip.
9. Confirm your reservation. 

Click here for Nozawa Peaks hotel location

There are many rail pass options for those traveling to Japan. The best rail pass depends on the travel itinerary. For those traveling only between Tokyo and Nozawa Onsen by train, the JR East pass is a popular option. Valid for 5 days of travel within a 14 day period, the pass can be used on the Shinkansen, Narita Express, Tokyo Monorail and more. Those who travel to and from Narita or Haneda Airport and Iiyama Station (the closest station to Nozawa Onsen) will save money with this pass. There is a discount if the JR East pass is purchased from outside Japan, this price is currently: Adult: ¥17,310 Children: ¥8,650.  This is approximately the same price as one return ticket between Tokyo Station and Iiyama Station on Shinkansen. Prices are subject to change, please refer to the JR East website for more information.  

For more information on getting to and from Nozawa Onsen, the team at Nozawa Peaks guesthouse will be happy to assist. Contact us here.