Akadake lodging

July 2nd, 2019

Hey! I am interested in climbing Akadake in late July. I would like to spend the night at Akadake Sancho Sanso, but I can’t find a phone number or website for Akadake Sancho Sanso online.

For reference, I have seen the Go Nagano page on Akadake, and it has been so helpful! Any other info regarding this hike/ which lodge would be good to stay at would be welcome!

Shinhotaka Ropeway to Hakuba

June 27th, 2019

Hi there

I’m keen to do some hiking at Hakuba (Mt Shirouma) this summer and would like to know if it’s better to stay near the station itself or Nagano?

I’ll be coming from Shinhotaka Ropeway and would like to know how to get to Hakuba. 

Thank you. 

Kamikochi in mid November

June 26th, 2019



Will it snow in mid Nov in Kamikochi?

I plan to drive on 10 November. Do I need snow tyre?

Travel information

June 17th, 2019

Hi I am considering the Matsumoto marathon in Oct 6th. Pls advise which airport is the best and quickest way to get to Nagano and on to Matsumoto. Would be better to stay in Nagano and travel to Matsumoto or stay in matsumoto itself.

Traveling time and price would be great. Suggestion of where to stay too pls. Thank you


June 13th, 2019

Hi Nagano team,

I have a plan to visit Nagano area in mid November this year  and I have a few questions regarding travelling from Nagano  to Matsumoto then Kofu. I plan to buy 5 day JR East Nagano pass

  • Can I use JR East pass travelling on Limited Express Shinano from Nagano to Matsumoto?
  • Does JR East pass cover riding on The Azusa and Kaiji  Chuo Main Line from Matsumoto to Kofu? 

Thank you for your answers 🙂

transport from snow monkey resort to kyoto end of december

June 11th, 2019


I’m planning to visit snow monkey resort end of december. I’m wondering whether to return to tokyo and from there go to kyoto or take the limited express shinano directly to kyoto? I have a 5 year old so not sure which one will be easier and more fun. Is the scenery on the limited express shinano nice in the winter? Finally, I can’t seem to find the time table for limited express shinano from nagano to kyoto. I’d appreciate your help. 

Snow monkey park tour from Tokyo

June 10th, 2019

I´m interested in a tour from Tokyo to the Snow Monkey onsen in early March of 2020, plus possibly to Kanazawa and Takayama as well. I´m fine with going as part of a group, since it´s just me otherwise. Thank you!

Travel information

June 10th, 2019

Dear Sir,

We shall visit Hirugami Onsen in September this year. I have learnt from the official website of Hirugami Onsen that there’s a bus running between Kamisuwa and Hirugami Onsen.

Can we just take a single ride from Hirugami Onsen to Kamisuwa?

Where can we make reservation?


Nagano – End of December

June 4th, 2019


I plan to go Nagano with my family around end of December 2019. I have a few questions:

  1. Are the shops and restaurant in Narai Post town opened from 28 to 30 Dec 2019?
  2. Does the snow in Ryuoo ski park real snow from 28 to 30 Dec 2019?
  3. Is the snow in Ryuoo ski park normally sufficient for snow activities like sledding from 28 to 29 Dec 2019?