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Directions to Hakuba Alps Backpackers

22407-4, Kamishiro, Hakuba-mura, Kita-azumi-gun, Nagano (Hakuba), Japan

Map & Directions


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By Car:
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From Tokyo:
There are two options from Tokyo.
1, Take the Chuo Expressway to the Okaya J.C.T. and head towards Nagano on the Nagano Expressway. Exit at the Toyoshina Interchange and follow Rt. 147 & 148 through Omachi and onto Hakuba. Pass 3 lakes, Sanosaka Ski Field ,pass the Hakuba Michinoeki 'Yume Hakuba' ,then turn left at the next intersection 'HakubaGoryu' , drive pass the railway cross , and drive another 50m to our hostel. The big wind mill is the sign. It takes 4hrs.
2, Take the Kanetsu Expressway to the Fujioka J.C.T. and head towards Nagano on the Joshinetsu Expressway. Exit at the Nagano Interchange and follow the Hakuba Nagano Olympic Road to Hakuba,
Pass the Tunnel, the Hakuba Sansan park on the left side, drive another 100m and turn right at Hakuba Goryu Intersection. (next to a small river) , pass Rt 148 , and a railway, then drive 50m to our hostel. The big wind mill is the sign. It takes 4hrs.

From Nagoya:
Take the Chuo Expressway to the Okaya J.C.T. and head towards Nagano on Nagano Expressway. Exit at the Toyoshina Interchange and follow Rt 147&148 through Omachi and onto Hakuba.
Pass the 3 lakes, Sanosaka ski field , the Hakuba Michinoeki 'Yume Hakuba' ,
turn left at the next intersection 'HakubaGoryu' , drive pass the railway cross , and drive another 50m to our hostel. The big wind mill is the sign. It takes 3.30hrs.

From Osaka or Kyoto:
Take the Meishin Expressway to the Komaki J.C.T.
head up the Chuo Expressway to the Okaya J.C.T. and head towards Nagano on the Nagano Expressway .Exit at the Toyoshina Interchange and follow Rt 147&148 through Omachi and onto Hakuba.
Pass the 3 lakes, Sanosaka ski field , the Hakuba Michinoeki 'Yume Hakuba' ,
turn left at the next intersection 'HakubaGoryu' , drive pass the railway cross , and drive another 50m to our hostel. The big wind mill is the sign. It takes 5.30hrs.

*Remember to bring chains in winter and make sure you radiator is freeze proof.

By Train:
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From Tokyo:
Departing Tokyo station to Nagano, by Asama Shinkansen, 1.30hrs.
Scheduled buses operate regularly between Nagano station and Hakuba.The nearest bus stop is Goryu.
When you get off the bus, you are on Chikuni St. (Chikuni Kaido, Route 148). Walk south until Hakuba-Goryu Intersection and turn right. Walk pass the rail track and keep walking straight until you see us on the right side of the road.


From Shinjuku Station in Tokyo:
The Azusa and super Azusa limited express services are available from Shinjuku to Matsumoto. A few of them run directly to Hakuba.
If the train doesn't go directly to Hakuba, switch to JR Ooito line at Matsumoto Station. Get off at Kamishiro Station, 2 stops before Hakuba Station.
After getting out the exit of Kamishiro Station, walk straight ahead (north direction) to Chikuni St. (Chikuni Kaido, Route 148), and turn right. Walk until Hakuba-Goryu Intersection and turn right. Walk pass the rail track and keep walking straight until you see us on the right side of the road.

From Nagoya :
Catch the Chuo limited(Shinano) departs from Nagoya Station and travels to Hakuba via Matsumoto. From Matsumoto, please refer to the directions from Shinjuku, Tokyo.

From Osaka:
Please get on a bullet train to Nagoya, then follow the above directions from Nagoya.

By Bus
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From Shinjuku
A highway bus is avialable from Shinjuku to Hakuba. Get off at Goryu Bus Stop.

From Nagoya
A highway bus is avialable from Nagoya to Matsumoto.
From Matsumoto, take a train on JR Ooito line at Mastumoto station.

From Osaka
A highway bus is avialable from Osaka to Mastumoto. From Matsumoto, take a train on JR Ooito line at Mastumoto station.

In winter season, ski buses are available from Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Nagoya. Please check with a travel agency.

* Please refer to the map in one of our photos for directions.




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