Getting To & Around Shiga Kogen Yamanoeki

Getting To & Around Shiga Kogen Yamanoeki

Approaching Shiga Kogen from the Nagano City side of the resort, Shiga Kogen Yamanoeki is the first major and most convenient arrival and departure point.


For full details on how to get there, please see our ‘Shiga Kogen Yamanoeki’ access page for information regarding the following services:

Nagaden Express Bus


Operating from Bus Stop No.23 outside the East Exit of Nagano Station, the Nagaden Snow Monkey/Shiga Kogen Express Bus – top image – service is one of the most convenient ways to reach Shiga Kogen.

Services stop at the Jigokudani Monkey Park before arriving at Shiga Kogen Yamanoeki, with many then continuing onto other points in the resort. Travel time in winter is dependent on weather and road conditions however typically takes around 70 to 80 minutes and costs JPY1800 one-way to reach Shiga Kogen Yamanoeki Kogen. Buses are large with luggage storage underneath including space for ski and snowboard gear. Tickets are purchased directly from the driver on the bus. Cash only. For the daily bus schedule to and from Shiga, please see our ‘Nagaden Shiga Kogen Express Bus Timetable’ page.

Nagaden Local Bus Services


Visitors heading to Shiga Kogen can also make use of Nagaden local bus services running to the resort from Yudanaka Station – the nearest station to the resort and terminus of the Nagano Dentetsu Railway Line running from Nagano Station.


Local bus services also first stop at the Jigokudani Monkey Park before continuing onto the resort, with Shiga Kogen Yamanoeki being the first and most convenient stop. To reach Shiga Kogen Yamanoeki from Yudanaka Station takes around 30 to 35 minutes (times can be longer in winter due to weather and road conditions) and costs JPY850 one-way. Tickets are purchased on the bus. Cash only.


Directly outside of Shiga Kogen Yamanoeki, taxis are available to transport visitors around or down from the resort to destinations including the Jigokduani Monkey Park, Shibu Onsen and Yudanaka Onsen. Taxis are capable of carry a limited amount of ski and snowboard gear.

Public Parking

Within 5-minutes walk of Shiga Kogen Yamanoeki, a expansive area of free public parking is available for up to 300 cars.

Private Charters & Tours


Based in Nagano and operating all year round, we are Nagano’s No.1 rated charter and tour operator, offering a range of services including private charters along with private and group tours.


We can arrange pick-up and drop-off at any regional destination including the many ski resorts of Nagano. Our service extends to transport between ski resorts, which can also be included in our ski packages in Shiga Kogen.


Our drivers and vehicles are fully certified, allowing us to transport you to and from your preferred destinations, in combination with any activity that suits your interests and schedule including transport to and from any ski resort in the region.


Vehicles are fitted with a protective screen – separating the driver from passenger and luggage area – and our drivers wear protective masks, allowing you to move between your destinations in comfort and safety.


We can arrange both private tours with an English-speaking guide or a private charter, including a private vehicle and driver but without a guide. We’d love to be part of that experience and help you discover even more!


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Got a question about arranging a charter or tour? Feel free to contact us and let’s get planning together!