Typhoon Hagibis update, 14-Oct. for Onsen Town Togura Kamiyamada.
As you can see from the picture, the Chikuma River levees held so no major flooding here. At Kamesei Ryokan, we are business as usual.
Access is slowly improving.
By car, the Nagano Expressway from Matsumoto and the Joshin’etsu Expressway from the Niigata side are back to normal. However, the Joshin’etsu Expressway from the Tokyo side is closed from Matsuida-Myogi IC to Saku IC, so the alternative is to take Route 18 over Usui Pass or go around via the Chuo and Nagano Expressways.
Local roads between Nagano/ Ueda to our town including Route 18 and the Route 77 are normal.
By train, the Hokuriku Shinkansen has restored service between Tokyo and Nagano, and the Shinano Railway will return to service between Nagano and Ueda starting 15-October. Service on the JR Shinonoi Line between Nagano and Matsumoto is stopped so from Matsumoto we suggest the highway bus and we can pick up at the Obasute SA stop.
Thank you for your patience and we hope everyone can come and enjoy our inn.