Tokyo - full route - Tokyo
Take the Hokuriku Shinkansen from Tokyo to Toyama and traverse the Alpine Route to Ogizawa. From Ogizawa, take a bus to Nagano and return to Tokyo by the Hokuriku Shinkansen. The entire trip is covered by the Japan Rail Pass in combination with a Tateyama Kurobe Option Ticket. This itinerary can also be done in the opposite direction. With an early start, it is possible as a day trip.