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Jaslyn Female Singapore 2018/12/10

Hi I am thinking of renting a car for the following routes during end Dec. The car comes with snow tires.

1) Nagano station to Magome (Kiso Valley)

2) Magome (Kiso Valley) to Osaka

May i check if the snow is expected to be heavy for these routes and if there is any road closure based on past years experience? Is the road condition feasible to drive? 

Thanks!

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Nagano Prefecture Tourism PR character “Arukuma” 2018/12/10

Hi Jaslyn,

Major roads and expressways around Nagano do not close unless weather conditions are especially bad. Snow also doesn’t fall heavily around Nagano City or in the southern areas of Nagano.With snow tires and caution, you should be able to drive safely around Nagano without any problem.

You can take the Joshi’etsu Expressway from Nagano City, continuing on to the Nagano Expressway and Chuo Expressway, and take the Nakatsugawa exit to reach Magome in about 3 hours. From Magome to Osaka, you will get back on the Chuo Expressway, continuing on to the Meishin Expressway (also about 3 hours).

I hope that helps answer your question!

-Blair

Guest 2018/12/11

Thanks Blair

 

sith your advice, we are more confident to drive.

Nagano Prefecture Tourism PR character “Arukuma” 2018/12/12

Hi Jaslyn,

I’m glad to hear that. Let me know if you have any other questions about your trip!

-Blair

Nagano Prefecture Tourism PR character “Arukuma” 2018/12/12

Hi Jaslyn,

I’m glad to hear that. Let me know if you have any other questions about your trip!

-Blair

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