Getting Here - Lotte Arai Resort

Transportation Overview

Lotte Arai Resort can be easily reached from all parts of Japan, and all major airports. The closest station is Joetsu Myoko, on the Hokuriku Bullet Train Line, such close access by railway makes travel here a breeze.
Train Travel to Lotte Arai Resort

Train Travel to Lotte Arai Resort

The closest station is Joetsu Myoko, on the Hokuriku Bullet Train Line which connects Kanazawa and Tokyo. This means you can take a bullet train direct from Tokyo and arrive in under 2 hours. From Joetsu Myoko station to the resort, a free shuttle bus will be provided based on bullet train arrival schedule, with the drive around 20 minutes.

From Tokyo: Take the JR Hokuriku Line bullet train from Tokyo station to Joetsu Myoko station and arrive in just under 2 hours.
From Osaka and Kyoto: Take the Thunderbird limited express train to Kanazawa station and transfer to Hokuriku Line bullet train, a one hour ride will get you to Joetsu Myoko station.
From Nagoya: Take the limited express Shinano train to Nagano station and transfer to Hokuriku Line bullet train, a 20 minute ride on the bullet train will get you on to Joetsu Myoko station.

Search Japan's train schedules here: HyperDia

Japan Rail Pass: For travellers visiting cities either side of the ski resort stay, a Japan Rail Pass is a fantastic investment, allowing unlimited train travel on most Japan Rail trains, for periods of 7, 14 or 21 days to suit your travel schedule.

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Inter-resort Travel to Lotte Arai Resort

Inter-resort Travel to Lotte Arai Resort

Shuttle buses between the region’s most popular ski resorts are available. Myoko Kogen, Hakuba, Nozawa Onsen, Lotte Arai, Madarao and Shiga Kogen. All resorts are just over or under two hours from each other, and if you plan to visit more than one resort, the inter-resort shuttle will be your most convenient mode of transport. This service is a great way to get out and about and explore more of the fantastic powder available in the region.

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Rental Car Travel to Lotte Arai Resort

Rental Car Travel to Lotte Arai Resort

Rental vans and cars are readily available at Joetsu Myoko Bullet Train Station. Rental Cars require International driver's license and your country's driver's license. Booking in advance is highly recommended.  You can find trusted rental cars online in English at ToCoo!