The best airport to fly arrive at is Narita Airport in Tokyo. From
there, you have two main options to get to the hotel depending on
your time constraints, budget and method of transportation. You can
purchase a Japan Rail Pass, a flexible train ticket that can be used
many times, upon arriving at the Narita Airport. The ticket is 20,000
yen and is valid for one month. The overnight luggage transfer to
the hotel can also be arranged at the airport. The cost per bag is
around 1,700 yen.
Getting into Tokyo
Whatever method of transport you decide to take to Hakuba, you will
initially need to take a train or bus from Narita Airport into Tokyo
city, to arrive at one of the two the main transit points: Tokyo Station
or Shinjuku Station. From the airport to Tokyo, the bus and the train
both cost 3000 yen per person (1500 yen for children) into Tokyo,
and take between 1 and 1.5 hours. There is an information desk with
English speaking staff who can help you with buying train or bus tickets.
Trains are called “Narita Express”. Buses are called “Friendly Airport
Limousine”. Trains and buses leave the airport bound for Tokyo and
Shinjuku every 20 minutes or so. There is no need to make reservations
From Tokyo city to Hakuba
From Tokyo city, you have two main options:
By bus: Total 6-7 hours, 7,700 yen per person. Buses are cheaper but
Option 2) By bullet train: 4 hours, 12,400
yen per person. Trains are more expensive but faster.
1 - Details for traveling by bus:
a) Catch a bus from Narita Airport to Shinjuku (as above): 1.5 hours,
b) You can then catch a bus from Shinjuku direct to Hakuba. This takes
about 4.5 hours (sometimes slightly longer)
and costs 4,700 per person.
Bus Total: 6 ?? 7 hours, 7,700 yen per person (6,200 for children).
Option 2: Details for traveling by bullet train:
a) Train from Narita Airport to Tokyo station (as above): 1.5 hours,
b) Then catch a Shinkansen (Bullet train) to Nagano station, Asama
Shinkansen line: 1.5 hours, 8,000 yen per person.
c) Then catch a bus from Nagano station to Hakuba: 1 hour, 1,400 yen
(700 for children). These depart every couple of hours.
Train Total: 4 hours, 12,400 yen (10,200 yen for children).
We can arrange for you to be picked up from Hakuba station. Please
let us know in advance. You can also take a taxi from Hakuba station
to the hotel (5 minutes, approximately 1,000 yen). Please rest assured
there are English speaking staff at most train stations and, if all
else fails, just saying “Hakuba station” will give the staff enough
information to point you in the right direction or issue you with
Hakuba Mominoki Hotel also has a heliport and provides an exective helicopter service.
Please contact Mominoki Resort Inc. at 0261-72-4600 for the heliport information.
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