Does the snow monkey pass include train travel from Nagano to Liyama? What is the best way to travel from The Snow Monkey park to Nozawa Onsen?
Is 1 day Snow Monkey Pass available in January 2019?
The Snow Monkey Pass includes train travel on the Nagano Dentetsu line (between Nagano and Yudanaka Stations) as well as bus travel between Nagano Station, Yudanaka Station and the Snow Monkey Park (using the Shiga Kogen line buses or Kanbayashi line bus). The pass does not cover any other buses or trains, so you cannot use it to travel from Nagano to Iiyama Station.
The Snow Monkey Pass is available during the 2019 winter season, and can be purchased from the Nagano Dentetsu Nagano Station’s ticket window. See details here.
The best way to travel between the Snow Monkey Park and Nozawa Onsen is to take a tour bus there and back. One example would be this tour from Nozawa Holidays, but there are other tours as well, so you may want to search online for one that best fits your schedule.
I hope that helps answer your question.