How to come to Shiga Kogen easily:
Take the Shinkansen from Tokyo to Nagano, and then board an express bus from Nagano station heading for Shiga Kogen, you can easily access to Shiga Kogen!
The route buses circulating around Shiga Kogen make your experience convenient.
*You may need to bring 1,000yen bills and coins to board a bus for bus fare payment. Certain bus cannot accept the payment by a 10,000-yen bill, a 5,000-yen bill and a 2,000-yen bill neither change these bills to coins on the bus.
Tokyo Station ⇔ Nagano Station(Bullet Train/Shinkansen) ⇔ Kanazawa
You can easily access to Nagano Station via Hokuriku Shinkansen from Tokyo or Kanazawa. As the gateway to Shiga Kogen, Nagano Station offers useful tourist information and various shops. Gather any necessary information or items before visiting Shiga Kogen.
to Tokyo / Kanazawa
Tokyo Station → Hokuriku Shinkansen (Bullet Train) → Nagano Station
Nagano Station ⇔ Shiga Kogen(Express Bus)
You can easily get to Shiga Kogen from Nagano Station with the express bus!
Head to Bus Stop No. 23 on the east exit of Nagano Station and board the express bus bound for Shiga Kogen! In approximately 70 minutes, you’ll reach at the heart of Shiga Kogen, which is “Yama no Eki Bus Stop.” From there, you can easily transfer to shuttle buses to reach various areas in Shiga Kogen.
Nagano Station→Direct Bus (East Exit Bus Stop #23)→Shiga Kogen Ski Resort!“Dec.02.2023 to Apr.01.2024”
【How to purchase your ticket for express bus】
On the bus
You can board a bus without reservation in advance. Please make your payment when you get off the bus. You can purchase by cash, or several methods of touchless payment are accepted.
Express bus (between Nagano station and Shiga Kogen) and Local bus (between Yudanaka station and Shiga Kogen) don’t accept the same method of touchless payment. Please refer these pages:
*You may need to bring 1,000yen bills and coins to board a bus for bus fare payment. Certain bus cannot accept the payment by a 10,000-yen bill, a 5,000-yen bill and a 2,000-yen bill neither change these bills to coins.
At convenience stores
You can purchase your ticket in advance at convenience stores.
Ticket office at JR Nagano station
There is a ticket machine to purchase bus tickets.
*Weekend Shiga Express Bus
You can take an express bus without reservation in advance except Weekend Shiga Express bus. Weekend Shiga Express bus is operating only Friday night from Nagano station east exit head to Shiga Kogen.
Period: From January 5th to March 15th
Schedule: Every Friday and February 22nd at 21:00 from Nagano station East exit
Purchase: Require a reservation in advance and payment 5 days prior to the day you take a bus.
Online purchase (Only in Japanese):
Yudanaka Station ⇔ Snow Monkey Park Bus stop ⇔ Shiga Kogen(Shuttle Bus/Route Bus)
In the Shiga Kogen ski resort, shuttle bus service and route bus service assures you to go around conveniently between ski areas.
The buses highlighted in the blue frame on the schedule are available for free use.
Powder Express Bus
We have started selling economical round-trip bus tickets from Yudanaka Station to Shiga Kogen.
You can purchase Round Trip Bus ticket by ¥1,200/adult and ¥500/child with Online Purchase in advance.
Enjoy Shiga Kogen with discount bus ticket service. Don’t miss it!
Shiga Kogen Yamanoeki Bus stop
Shibu Onsen Bus Stop
Snow Monkey Park Bus Stop
😊Your feedback would be very appreciated as it is valuable to help us improve our services. To the survey: