Getting Here - Myoko Kogen

Transportation Overview

Myoko Kogen ski resort can be reached by bus, train or taxi. The bullet train stations of Nagano and Joetsu Myoko have connections to the local train going to Myoko-Kogen station closest to Myoko Kogen ski resort. Depending on your budget, group size, and preference, you may choose bus, train or taxi travel. Details for each method can be found below.
Train Travel to Myoko Kogen

Train Travel to Myoko Kogen

Train travel to Myoko Kogen is relatively easy, just as long as you aim for the correct train station called “Myoko-Kogen”, not to be confused with the new bullet train stop of “Joetsu Myoko”.

From Myoko-Kogen train station to the ski resort, the drive is approximately 15 minutes. You may take a local taxi, they are generally waiting outside the station, alternatively get the station staff to help you call a ride. Check with your travel agent if your hotel offers complimentary pick up services and let the hotel know your arrival time in advance to minimise your wait time at the station.

From Tokyo: Your best option is riding the Hokuriku Line bullet train to Nagano station, then transferring to the local train line through to Myoko-Kogen, a 45 minute ride.
From Osaka or 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. Change lines to the local train and ride for 35 minutes to Myoko-Kogen station.
From Nagoya: Take the limited express Shinano train to Nagano station then transfer to the local train and ride 45 minutes through to Myoko-Kogen.

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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Private Transfer to Myoko Kogen

Private Transfer to Myoko Kogen

Private jumbo taxis have been suspended for the 2022 - 2023 Winter Season to Myoko Kogen until further notice. Services may be resumed come closer to the season, pending Japan's international border opening information.

Ski Japan Holidays can arrange a variety of alternative routes depending on your requirements, please feel free to discuss with us your needs.

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Airport Shuttle Bus to Myoko Kogen

Airport Shuttle Bus to Myoko Kogen

The Nagano Snow Shuttle is a bus service running from the airport directly through to the ski resort offering transportation in both directions. There are 2 scheduled toilet/snack breaks on the trip. We can arrange the seats for you.

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Inter-resort Travel to Myoko Kogen

Inter-resort Travel to Myoko Kogen

Shuttle buses between the region’s most popular ski resorts are available. Myoko Kogen, Hakuba, Nozawa Onsen and Shiga Kogen are just over 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.

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Shared Transfer to Myoko Kogen

Shared Transfer to Myoko Kogen

Shared transfer jumbo taxis have been suspended for the 2022 - 2023 Winter Season to Myoko Kogen until further notice. Services may be resumed come closer to the season, pending Japan's international border opening information.

Ski Japan Holidays can arrange a variety of alternative routes depending on your requirements, please feel free to discuss with us your needs.

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Rental Car Travel to Myoko Kogen

Rental Car Travel to Myoko Kogen

If you plan to rent a vehicle to drive to Myoko Kogen, the closest English speaking rental service is in Nagano city near the train station: Tocoo!

Make sure you have snow tires or chains - you’ll need it with the amount of snow that falls in Myoko.

Foreign visitors to Japan will require not only their valid driver’s license from their own country, but also a valid international driver’s license.