Hello, I have a few questions regarding sora terrace, could you kindly please answer them. 1.How can I access sora terrace from Matsumoto station ? is there a bus or train transportation available ? 2. Do I need to make a reservation at the cafe before going ? 3. How can I access the night cruise ? and to which time it’s available ? Thank you very much.
Thanks for your questions. I’ve included answers below.
1. To reach the Sora Terrace from Matsumoto, first take the Shinonoi train line from Matsumoto Station to Nagano Station (Local or LTD. Express Shinano). Then, take the Nagano Dentetsu train from Nagano Dentetsu Nagano Station to Yudanaka Station. From Yudanaka Station, take a free shuttle bus* to Ryuo Ski Park. You can ride the gondola up to the terrace from there. You can use the Hyperdia website to plan your train travel.
*The shuttle bus departs Yudanaka Station at the following times: 8:40, 10:00, 11:30, 13:00, 14:20, 15:30, 16:30, and 19:15 for the night cruise. Reservations for the shuttle are required at least a day in advance (call 0269-33-7131, some English-speaking staff should be available).
2. Reservations are required for the shuttle bus but not for anything else.
3. The Night Cruise is offered during the following dates from 19:00 to 21:00: August 5th, 11th-31st, September 1st, 2nd, 16th, 17th, 23rd, and 30th. The Night Cruise shuttle bus departs from Yudanaka Station at 19:15. The bus returns to Yudanaka Station at 20:10 or 21:10.
I hope that helps!