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Best way to get to Happo, Hakuba 2007/10/29 01:39
I will take JR shinkansen to Nagano from Tokyo. Is there a faster way than the bus to Happo, Hakuba from Nagano?
by PS  

No, because . . . 2007/10/29 11:47
. . . the trains in the Alps run north to south, there are no lateral train lines in that area. Bus from Nagano to Hakuba is a straight shot.

Otherwise you have to go south to Matsumoto then north by train, and that is longer.

I think Shinkansen to Nagano and bus to Hakuba is faster than Chuo Line to Matsumoto and train to Hakuba.
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3 ways 2007/10/29 12:14
There are pretty much three ways to go.

1. Shinkansen from Tokyo - Nagano, bus to Hakuba. Most expensive, shortest time. About 3 hours+, costs about 19,000yen return.

2. Azusa Express from Shinjuku - Matsumoto, local train Matsumoto - Hakuba. 16,140yen return, takes 5 hours. Two or three times a day, the Azusa Express runs ALL THE WAY from Shinjuku - Hakuba. e.g. the 7:30am train takes 4 hours, costs 16,140yen.

3. Highland express bus from from Shinjuku - Hakuba. Least expensive, takes about 4.5 hours, costs 8500yen return. Is the easiest if you have a lot of gear.
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