I am travelling there on March 15th, and is planning to go snow monkey park and Ichinose Snow area.
I saw there is a bus from jikokudani to Ichinose but how do we buy the bus ticket at the snow monkey park?
Also, will there be a direct bus from Ichinose to nagano station?
Thanks for your question.
The express and local Shigakogen line buses connect Jigokudani, Shigakogen, and Nagano City. The express line connects Shigakogen and Nagano Station directly. See their bus timetables here.
For these buses, you do not need to purchase a ticket in advance. You can pay when you get on or off the bus.
I hope that helps answer your question!