Konnichiwa – we need to travel between Nikkou Tochigi and arrive in Nagano on October 3. Is there a bus route or local train route we can take? Or, a car rental that we can start in Nikkou but return in Nagano? Please help – any information would be greatly appreciated!Best regards,Rodela
The fastest way to travel between Nikko and Nagano would be by Shinkansen train. You would take the Nikko line train to Utsunomiya, change to the Tokyo-bound Tohoku Shinkansen, get off at Omiya and change to the Nagano-bound Hokuriku Shinkansen. The trip would cost about 10,000 yen and take 2 hours and 40 minutes.
Or, you could rent a car from the Nikko Station Toyota Rentacar center and drive it to Nagano. The car can be dropped off in Nagano for an extra fee. In that case, you would take the following roads: Tohoku Expressway > Kita Kan’etsu Expressway > Kan’etsu Expressway > Joshin’etsu Expressway. The trip will take about 3 hours and 20 minutes, and expressway fees come to 5,710 yen.
I hope that answers your question. Let me know if I can help with anything else.