Bus from Nagano to Snow monkeys

November 24th, 2017

Hi, I plan to go to Snow Monkey in Mid-Dec 2017. I will arrive at Nagano station at night (probably around 8-9 pm). I plan to take the bus to snow monkeys in the next morning ( I have checked from the timetables, and plan to leave Nagano station at 9:00 am). The question is that \”do I have to book the bus ticket in advance?\”, If I must have the bus ticket before riding bus, where can I buy it? and Is the ticket office opened at 9 pm? Regards Pongthep Roongrotekarnkha

Day trip to Snow Monkey. Need advise

November 14th, 2017

Me, my wife, and or 2 years old daughter will visit japan on 5-17 dec 2017. My itinerary will be like this : 5 dec : landed in haneda at 8am. We will activateJR pass to go to osaka until 8dec (booked already) 9 dec : go to Takayama in the morning , check in there and spend day trip to shirakawa go. Spend a night in takayama (booked already) 10 dec : go to hirayu onsen by bus, check in, spend a day trip to mountain hotaka ropeway. Spend a night in hirayu onsen. (Booked already) 11dec : go to snow monkey but after that we will straight back to tokyo (since it will be the last day of my 7days JR pass still active) 12-17 dec : tokyo The question is : is it possible that my 11 dec plan to be done? I know from hirayu onsen i have to take bus to Matsumoto, then take train to Nagano, then another train to Yudanaka station or by bus from Nagano to Snow Monkey Parking My another question is : which trip that will not cover by JR pass.   Thanks before. Really need suggestions from all.

Things to do at Hakuba in late November

November 14th, 2017

Hi, I really interest in Hakuba and I plan to visit on 24-25 November , but I found some information on website ,that lift and most place are close on this period for prepare to winter season. Could you recommend me for other activity in Hakuba or somewhere else like this. Many thanks


November 14th, 2017

Hello guys i just want to ask if any ski  resort  are open at this period dec 4-7 2017 ill be staying in tokyo but i want to try to skiing or snowboarding.. i hope it can be done for 1 day and get back to tokyo in the evening. 

SKI RESORT for Novice and ski equipment Rental

November 14th, 2017

Dear Sir, Hi I will be coming to nagano this January 2018. I will visit one of the Ski resort in Nagano after in the morning visit the monkey snow forrest. Can you suggest one of the best Ski resort for suitable for novice skier (which I never tried the ski before) and the place for me to rental the ski equipment?

Infant wheelchair user

November 14th, 2017

I have a 13 year old son who is small like an 18 month old infant.  He cannot sit on a normal chair.  Do the Shinkansen have seatbelts like on airplanes, so we can attach an secure the infant car seat.  Otherwise, are there places where he can sit in his wheelchair and still be with his family.

Traveling from Kanazawa to Karuizawa

November 9th, 2017

Hihi,   Will be travelling with two young children 7 years and 3 years.  We will be driving from Kanazawa on the 28th Nov and ending in Karizuwa on the 2 Dec.  We will be staying in Karizuwa for a three nights and hopefully we can do some skiling with the young ones.  We are  wondering is there any attraction that are recommended along the route from Kanazawa to Karizuwa.  Many thanks for the advise. 

Hakuba Skiing

November 3rd, 2017

Hi, I will be visiting to Hakuba from 26th Dec to 28th Dec 2017 for Skiing, We are group of 5 people and all are beginners. Currently we are taking some skiing lessons and hopefully when We reach to Hakuba we’ll know abit. Please can you recommend me which slope in Hakuba is best suitable for Beginners? http://www.happo-one.jp/english/plan/ticket.html http://www.happo-one.jp/english/plan/coupon.html I found the above 2 links and not sure to get which pass. Most likely we will only got 1 day skiing. Night skiing is not sure yet too. Depend on how tired we will be during day time skiing. Please can you recommend me which pass is suitable for us? Thanks

Things to do in Nagano

October 25th, 2017

We will be visiting to Nagano on 28th Dec 2017 from Hakuba. We will spend a day there and will head to Kanazawa in the evening. Our plan is to visit Zenkoji temple and Snow Monkey park but we had been to Snow Monkey Park before and my wife doesn’t want to go there again. Is there any other activity or location that we can go instead of Snow Monkey Park within 1 day?

Hakuba in late November

October 25th, 2017

I plan to Nagano on 22 – 24 Nov 2017 and I interest in Happo pond at Hakuba, but I\’m not sure can access to this place on this period and the lift open normally ? If it already close would you recommend me to other place like this , thanks.