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how to get from shimaya hotel (yudanaka) to sugiyama ski resort (shiga kogen prince hotel)

How to get from Shimaya Hotel (Yudanaka) to Sugiyama Ski Resort (Shiga Kogen Prince Hotel)

Hello everyone.

I would like to ask how to get from our Shimaya Hotel, close to Yudanaka Station, to the Shiga Kogen Prince Hotel where the Sugiyama Ski School is located.

Will it be possible to take a day trip to the ski school and go back to the hotel before nightfall?

Can we use a JRPass on this route?

Thank you very much.


Hi there!

I looked up the Shiga Kogen Prince Hotel access page for you. The best way to get there appears to be by express bus from Nagano station. To get there take Nagano Electric Railway to Nagano station. I don't know the exact travel time, so it would be best to contact your accommodation and ask about this.

The JR Pass unfortunately won't be usable on this route!

Enjoy the Snow!


Thank you again Daniel-san...

as always, you have been very helpful.

Yes we are excited for the snow indeed :)


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