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Travelling to Nozawa Onsen with kids

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Travelling to Nozawa Onsen with kids

Hello

We are going to Nozawa Onsen with 3 kids in January. Could anyone recommend the best and most economic way to get there from Narita Airport? We'll have luggage and three sets of skis so we don't want to have to carry things too far.

Thanks for any advice.

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1. Re: Travelling to Nozawa Onsen with kids

http://www.japan-skibus.com/

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2. Re: Travelling to Nozawa Onsen with kids

It depends on your time of arrival. The ski buses and Chuo taxi service leaves Narita at night with an around midnight arrival at Nozawa. If you have an 06.00am arrival you would best take the trains.

Hyperdia is showing the cheaper rail fare at 10,700 yen each way (at around 260 minutes). You then need a hotel pickup or taxi from TogariNozawaOnsen station (at least 1000yen).

The JREast Any 4 Day passat 20,000 yen is better value when compared to the standard return fare. It also lets you use Narita Express which avoids an 8 minute walk between Ueno stations to change from the cheaper Skyliner to Shinkansen. And you still have another 2 days of free JR travel.

However you could also do a combination. Trains one way & return by the morning bus (10,700 + 8,500 = 19,200yen).

Unfortunately there is no public bus service from Tokyo (Shinjuku) to Nozawa (unlike to Hakuba).

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