Access Map
By Car
by car

From TokyoExplanation with photos

  • Nerima IC / Kanetsu Expwy (E17) via Fujioka JCT / ︎
    Joshin'etsu Expwy (E18) to Sakaki IC then Route 18 to Togura-Kamiyamada Onsen.
    190km, approx. 2 hr 30 min.
  • Takaido IC / Chuo Expwy (E20) via Okaya JCT / ︎
    Nagano Expwy (E19) to Obasute Smart IC (ETC-card only),
    then Rt 338 / Rt 77 to Togura-Kamiyamada Onsen.
    250km, approx. 3 hr.

From Nagoya

  • Komaki IC / CChuo Expwy (E20) via Okaya JCT / Nagano Expwy (E19) to Obasute Smart IC
    (ETC-card only) then Rt 338 / Rt 77 to Togura-Kamiyamada Onsen.
    240km, approx. 3 hr.

From Kanagawa / Niigata

  • Kanagawa or Niigata to Joetsu JCT via Hokuriku Expwy (E8).
    From the junction, take Joshin'etsu Expwy (E18) to Koshoku IC
    then Route 18 to Togura-Kamiyamada Onsen.
    From Joetsu JCT, 97km, approx. 1 hr 15 min.
By Train
by train

From Tokyo

  • Tokyo Station via Hokuriku Shinkansen bound for Nagano / Kanazawa to Ueda (90 min).
    Change to Shinano Railway bound for Nagano to Togura (15 min).

From Osaka / Kyoto via Nagoya

  • Tokaido Shinkansen to Nagoya. Change to JR Ltd. Exp.
    "Shinano" bound for Nagano to Shinonoi (2 hr 45 min).
    Change to Shinano Railway bound for Ueda / Komoro / Karuizawa to Togura (12 min).

From Osaka / Kyoto via Kanazawa

  • JR Ltd. Exp. "Thunderbird" to Kanazawa.
    Change to Hokuriku Shinkansen to Nagano (1 hr 5 min).
    Change to Shinano Railway bound for Ueda / Komoro / Karuizawa to Togura (25 min).

From Matsumoto

  • JR Shinonoi Line bound for Nagano to Obasute (45 min).

From Hakuba

  • Alpico express bus to Nagano (1 hr).
    Change to Shinano Railway bound for Ueda / Komoro / Karuizawa to Togura (25 min).

From Jigokudani Wild Monkey Park

  • Nagaden express bus from Snow Monkey Park bus stop to Nagano Station (45 min).
    Change to Shinano Railway bound for Ueda / Komoro / Karuizawa to Togura (25 min).
Shuttle Service
  • We offer free pick-up from Togura Station 3-5:30pm.
    Upon arrival, please call us at 026-275-1032.
    There is a pay phone out front -- you can simply put in 10 yen and dial.
    Alternatively from Togura Station you can come by bus (#9, infrequent service),
    walking (2.2km, approx. 30 min.) or taxi (approx. 1100 yen - recommended).
    For guests coming from Matsumoto, we can pick-up at Obasute Station.
    Please call ahead with your train time so we can meet you at Obasute. Tel# 026-275-1032.
    If using a JR Rail Pass, please note Shinano Railway is not covered.
    Extra charge from Ueda is 340 yen, from Nagano / Shinonoi is 260 yen.