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Major train stations (coin lockers, busses, TICs)

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Major train stations

Nagano Station

Coin lockers

Size Price Number
Nagano Station East Exit Oversized – Large H1140×W530×D675 800 6
Oversized – Medium H565×W530×D675 600 7
Oversized – Small H1650×W530×D675 700 7
Standard – Large H875×W345×D645 600 30
Standard – Medium H575×W345×D645 500 52
Standard – Small H345×W345×D645 300 80
Nagano Station Zenkoji Exit,
Midori 1st Floor
Standard – Large H875×W345×D645 600 42
Standard – Medium H575×W345×D645 500 63
Standard – Small H345×W345×D645 300 165
Nagano Station Zenkoji Exit,
Adjacent to the Koban (Police Box)
Standard – Large H875×W345×D645 600 7
Standard – Medium H575×W345×D645 500 7
Standard – Small H345×W345×D645 300 6

NOTE:

  • East Exit coin lockers accept the SUICA IC card and have explanation in English, Korean and Chinese.
  • Overnight storage allowed (no access after business hours). Daily charge starts at 0:00 so if you use a locker starting at 23:45, 2nd day’s charge will start from midnight.

Highway Express Busses

Destination Boarding Time Required
(min.)
Fare Operating Company
Shinjuku West Plaza 240 2,900 – 4,800 Alpico Bus
Keio Bus (Jpn)
Kyoto West Plaza 410 4,860 – 6,800 Alpico Bus
Hankyu Bus (Jpn)
Osaka West Plaza 460 5,220 – 7,000 Alpico Bus
Hankyu Bus (Jpn)
Nagoya West Plaza 240 3,600 – 4,630 Alpico Bus
Meitetsu Bus (Jpn)
Matsumoto West Plaza 80 1,100 Alpico Bus
Iida West Plaza 175 2,700 Alpico Bus
Shinnan Koutsu (Jpn)
Ina Bus (Jpn)
Saku West Plaza 80 1,1100 Chikuma Bus (Jpn)
Kamikochi
(Does not operate in winter)
Nagano Station East Exit 165 2,900 – 3,400 Alpico Bus
Hakuba Nagano Station East Exit 70 1,800 Alpico Bus
Omachi Onsen Nagano Station East Exit 70 2,100 Alpico Bus
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route / Ogisawa Nagano Station East Exit 80 2,300 Alpico Bus
Ikebukuro Nagaden Nagano Parking 180 3,600 Nagaden Bus (Jpn)
Niigata Nagaden Nagano Parking 140 3,290 Nagaden Bus (Jpn)
Kyoto Nagaden Nagano Parking 360 6,800 Nagaden Bus (Jpn)
Osaka Nagaden Nagano Parking 430 7,300 Nagaden Bus (Jpn)
Shiga Kogen Heights Nagano Station East Exit 110 2,000 Nagaden Bus (Jpn)
Nozawa Onsen Nagano Station East Exit 75 1,500 Nagaden Bus (Jpn)

Sightseeing Area Busses

Destination Route Boarding Time Required
(min.)
Fare Operating Company
Zenkoji Temple Zenkoji Line Nagano Station Zenkoji Exit 10 150 Alpico Bus
“Gururin-Go” City Area Bus Nagano Station Zenkoji Exit 10 150 Nagaden Bus Co. (Jpn)
Shinano Art Museum Wakatsukidanchi Line (Zenkoji) Nagano Station Zenkoji Exit 10 260 Alpico Bus
Kawanakajima Battle Site Matsushiro Line Nagano Station Zenkoji Exit 20 470 Alpico Bus
Matsushiro Matsushiro Line Nagano Station Zenkoji Exit 30 650 Alpico Bus
Togakushi Kogen Togakushi Birdline Route Nagano Station Zenkoji Exit 65 1,250 Alpico Bus
Izuna Kogen Togakushi Express Bus via Loop Line Nagano Station Zenkoji Exit 70 800 Alpico Bus

Airport Shuttle Bus

Chuo Taxi: 026-282-0232

  • Narita International Airport: 9,900 yen
  • Central Japan International Airport: 9,900 yen

Tourist Information Centers

Nagano City Tourist Information Center

JR Nagano Station (Main Passageway)
TEL: 026-226-5626
OPEN: 9:00-18:00
Closed on Dec.30-Jan.3

Hakuba Station

Coin Lockers

Size Price Number
Go out the ticket gate and to the right. Standard – Large H875×W345×D645 600 20
Standard – Medium H575×W345×D645 500 9
Standard – Small H345×W345×D645 300 6

Highway Express Busses

Destination Boarding Time
Required (min.)
Fare Operating Company
Shinjuku Hakuba Station 270 4,850 Alpico Bus
Keio Bus (Jpn)
Nagano Hakuba Station 70 1,800 Alpico Bus

Sightseeing Area Busses

Destination Route Boarding Time
Required (min.)
Fare Operating Company
Iwatake Ski Area Tsugaike / Ochikura Line Hakuba Station 30 500 Alpico Bus
Tsugaike Kogen Tsugaike / Ochikura Line Hakuba Station 55 500 Alpico Bus

Tourist Information Centers

Hakuba Town Tourism Office

JR Hakuba Station (Adjacent)
TEL: 0261-72-7100
OPEN: 8:30-17:15
Closed: Tuesdays (Seasonal)

Matsumoto Station

Coin Lockers

Size Price Number
Castle (East) Exit 1st Floor Standard – Large H875×W345×D645 600 10
Standard – Medium H575×W345×D645 500 24
Standard – Small H345×W345×D645 300 50
2nd Floor Passageway Standard – Large H875×W345×D645 600 16
Standard – Medium H575×W345×D645 500 12
Standard – Small H345×W345×D645 300 56
3rd Floor Waiting Room Standard – Large H875×W345×D645 600 10
Standard – Medium H575×W345×D645 500 15
Standard – Small H345×W345×D645 300 70
Alps (West) Exit 1st Floor Standard – Large H875×W345×D645 600 6
Standard – Medium H575×W345×D645 500 9
Standard – Small H345×W345×D645 300 15

Highway Express Busses

Destination Boarding Time
Required (min.)
Fare Operating Company
Shinjuku Matsumoto Bus Terminal 190 3,500 Alpico Bus
Keio Bus (Jpn)
Nagoya Matsumoto Bus Terminal 205 3,560 Alpico Bus
Meitetsu Bus Co. (Jpn)
Osaka Matsumoto Bus Terminal 340 6,200 Alpico Bus
Hankyu Bus (Jpn)
Nagano Matsumoto Bus Terminal 80 1,100 Alpico Bus
Iida Matsumoto Bus Terminal 110 1,850 Alpico Bus
Shinnan Koutsu (Jpn)
Ina Bus (Jpn)
Takayama Matsumoto Bus Terminal 140 3,190 Alpico Bus
Nohi Bus

Sightseeing Area Busses

Destination Route Boarding Time
Required (min.)
Fare Operating Company
Matsumoto Castle Utsukushigahara Onsen Line / Town Sneaker North Course Matsumoto Station 10 200 Alpico Bus
Matsumoto City Museum of Art Shin-Asama Line / Asama Line Matsumoto Bus Terminal 10 200 Alpico Bus
Asama Onsen Shin-Asama Line / Asama Line Matsumoto Bus Terminal 20 360 Alpico Bus
Matsumoto Airport Airport / Asahi Line Matsumoto Bus Terminal 30 560 Alpico Bus
Utsukushigahara Highlands Utsukushigahara Kogen Bijutsukan (Open-air Art Museum) Line Matsumoto Bus Terminal 90 1,550 Alpico Bus

Airport Shuttle Bus

Chuo Taxi: 026-282-0232

  • Narita International Airport: 11,900 yen
  • Central Japan International Airport: 9,900 yen

Alpico Taxi: 026-282-0232

  • Central Japan International Airport: 8,750 yen
  • Haneda International Airport: 10,500 yen

Tourist Information Centers

Matsumoto Tourist Information Center

JR Matsumoto Station
TEL: 0263-32-2814
OPEN: 8:00-17:45
Closed on Dec.29-Jan.3

Karuizawa Station

Coin Lockers

Size Price Number
North Exit 1st Floor West Side Standard – Large H880×W360×D572 500 16
Standard – Small H405×W360×D572 300 268
North Exit 1st Floor Central Standard – Large H1,130×W360×D570 700 9
Standard – Small H550×W360×D570 400 9
North Exit 1st Floor East Side Standard – Small H405×W360×D572 300 52
Shinano Railway 2nd Floor Outside the Ticket Gate Standard – Small H405×W360×D575 400 52
Shinano Railway 2nd Floor Waiting Room Standard – Small H405×W360×D575 400 24

Highway Express Busses

Destination Boarding Time
Required (min.)
Fare Operating Company
Ikebukuro Karuizawa Station North Exit 180 2,600 Chikuma Bus Co. (Jpn)
Tachikawa Karuizawa Station North Exit 180 2,600 Chikuma Bus Co. (Jpn)
Seibu Bus Co. (Jpn)
Kyoto Karuizawa Station North Exit 640 9,300 Chikuma Bus Co. (Jpn)
Kintetsu Bus Co. (Jpn)
Osaka Karuizawa Station North Exit 660 9,800 Chikuma Bus Co. (Jpn)
Kintetsu Bus Co. (Jpn)

Sightseeing Area Busses

Destination Route Boarding Time
Required (min.)
Fare Operating Company
Shaw Memorial Chapel (Karuizawa Churches) Town Loop Line – Inner Route Karuizawa Station North Exit 2 140 Seibu Kogen Bus (Jpn)
Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza Town Loop Line – Outer Route Karuizawa Station North Exit 4 140 Seibu Kogen Bus (Jpn)
Shiraito Falls Karuizawa Station North Exit 23 710 Kusakaru Koutsu Bus (Jpn)

Tourist Information Centers

Karuizawa Station Tourist Information Office

JR Karuizawa Station
TEL: 0267-42-2491
OPEN: 9:00-17:30, 365 days

Kamisuwa Station

Coin Lockers

Size Price Number
Go out the ticket gate and to the right. Standard – Large H875×W345×D645 600 4
Standard – Medium H575×W345×D645 500 6
Standard – Small H345×W345×D645 300 30

Highway Express Busses

Destination Boarding Time
Required (min.)
Fare Operating Company
Shinjuku Kamisuwa Station East Exit 190 3,200 Alpico Bus
Osaka Kamisuwa Station East Exit 360 6,000 Alpico Bus

Sightseeing Area Busses

Destination Route Boarding Time
Required (min.)
Fare Operating Company
Kirigamine Kogen Shirakabako – Kirigamine – Yashima Marsh Kamisuwa Station West Exit 40 920 Alpico Bus

Airport Shuttle Bus

Alpico Taxi Suwa: 0266-71-1758

  • Central Japan International Airport: 8,500 yen

Chuo Taxi: 026-282-0232

  • Central Japan International Airport: 9,900 yen

Tourist Information Centers

Suwa City Tourist Information Center

JR Kamisuwa Station East Exit
TEL: 0266-58-0120
OPEN: 9:00-18:00
Closed on Dec.31-Jan.1

 

Wi-fi spots

Nagano City

Locations Nagano City Tourist Information Center (on the east-west corridor through JR Nagano Station)
Nagano Convention & Visitors Bureau
Matsushiro Tourist Information Center
SSID 0000FLETS-PORTAL
How to Connect Enter your e-mail and password to the log-in screen
Hours of Use 24 hours
Maximum Usage Two 15-minute periods per device per day
Foreign visitors may receive a card with an ID and password that will enable them unlimited use for 14 days.

Matsumoto

Locations Matsumoto Station Square (wood paved area)
Matsumoto Castle
Hanadokei (flower clock) Park
Nakamachi Kurassic-kan
Matsumoto City Museum
Matsumoto City Museum of Art
Former Kaichi School
Ote Municipal Parking
Kamikochi (Kappa Bridge / Bus Center)
Norikura Kogen Onsen Ryokan Association Information Center
Tourist Information Center (To the left in front of the entrance to the castle)
Tourist Information Center (Inside the Matsumoto station)
SSID Matsumoto_City_Free_Wi-Fi
How to Connect E-mail address required when first logging in.
Hours of Use 24 hours
Maximum Usage 20 minutes per session. Unlimited sessions.
One-touch connection with the Japan Connected Free Wi-Fi app.

Hakuba

Locations Inside the Village Hall (including the Tourism Dept.)
Happo Information Center
JR Hakuba Station and vicinity
Iwatake Tourism Association
Roadside Station “Hakuba”
Hakuba Goryu Snow Resort Escal Plaza
SSID HAKUBAVALLEY_Free_Wi-Fi
How to Connect Log in with ID from Facebook or other SNS account
Hours of Use 24 hours

Karuizawa

Locations Tourism Hall
Tourist Information Center (Inside the JR Karuizawa Station)
Tourist Information Center (Inside the Naka-Karuizawa Station)
Tourism Development Center
Kutsukake Terrace Community Center
Naka-Karuizawa Library & Kutsukake Terrace Community Center
Karuizawa Ice Park
SSID LG
Hours of Use 24 hours

Many more locations, with more added every year. Use the map below for locations as of February, 2016.

Tax free shops

410 tax-free shops in Nagano Prefecture as of April 2016, with more added every year.

  • Japan. Tax-free Shop

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    2. Select “Nagano” under Location in the Search Conditions on the left side. As needed, select a category or search using a keyword.

Currency Exchange

Nagano Station

Automatic currency exchange machine located in the Nagano City Tourist Information Center. Accepted currencies are U.S. Dollar (USD), Euro (EUR), British Pound, Chinese Yuan (CNY), Korean Won, others, with explanation in English, Chinese and Korean. 100,000 yen maximum at one time. Hours are 09:00-18:00 year-round (may close early during New Years period). See here for details

Nozawa Hot Springs

In person at 2 locations, the Nagasaka Gondola and the Nozawa Hot Springs Tourist Information Center. Accepted currencies are U.S. Dollar (USD), Australian Dollar (AUD), Euro (EUR), Singapore Dollar (SGD), Chinese Yuan (CNY), New Taiwan Dollar (TWD). 08:30-17:00 year-round. Passport required. See here for details