Highway bus company “Harvest” offers 2 services from Tokyo to Nagano Prefecture and beginning October 1st, 2010, will start two more routes, including a new run from Shinjuku to Togura Kamiyamada Onsen. The round-trip prices are as low as 3,800 yen.
If you’ve been wanting to take a relaxing trip to an onsen but the cost of getting there has been too much, now is your chance! The poor economy and worsening exchange rates has put a crunch on peoples’ travel budgets. With a round trip price of only 3,800 yen, making a trip to Nagano has become a lot more affordable. Take advantage of this opportunity to leave Tokyo’s hustle and bustle (not to mention concrete) and come out to Japan’s countryside for a rejuvinating stay at an onsen ryokan.
Harvest Tour highway bus, Nagano Routes
Route 1 to Nagano City with stops at Tomi City and Saku City
Route 2 to Tateshina, Shirakaba Lake and Kuruma-yama
Route 3 to Yatsugatake
Route 4 to Kamiyamada Onsen (details as follows)
Shinjuku – Kamiyamada run
Departs Shinjuku West Exit 10:00am
Arrives Kamiyamada in front of the footbath 1:25pm
Departs Kamiyamada in front of the footbath 1:35pm
Arrives Shinjuku West Exit 6:50pm
One-Way Price: 1,900 yen weekdays, 2,400 yen weekends
Term: October 1st to November 30th, 2010. Scheduled to change from Shinjuku to Tokyo Station for December.
Reservations: Tel 03-3266-5959
Or try their website here.
Note: We’re coming up on the popular fall foliage season so make your reservations early.