Suan
Suan
7 days ago
2 responses

Dear Sir,

I am planning a trip to Japan in October and the the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is on my itinerary. I will be in Japan for 3 weeks and will start my holiday from Toyama. I plan to buy the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Option ticket and start the journey from Toyama. However I note that this Option ticket ends at Ogizawa where there is a regular bus to JR Shinano Omachi station. Please advise me how I can return to Toyama from here as I am unable to find any connection. Thank you.

Warm regards
Chris

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Daniel-san
15734 posts
7 days ago
Expert

Hi Chris,

There's no direct route back to Tateyama. You could either do the Alpine route again in reserve, or travel up by train from Shinano-Omachi to Itoigawa and then to Tateyama.

Kind regards,
Daniel

Suan
Suan
2 posts
1 day ago

Thank you very much Danielsan. I checked further the and realised that I can take the Alpicobus from Shinano-Omachi to Nagano and then take the Hokuriku Shinkansen from Nagano to Toyama. My question is:

1) As I am not sure of the time of arrival of the bus in Nagano , do I need to make a seat reservation for the Hokuriku Shinkansen because I notice there is 2 fare for seat and one for reservations. Can I just arrive at Nagnao station and book the ticket for the next train to Toyama.
Thank you Daniel san for your advice

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Daniel-san
15734 posts
1 day ago
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Hi Christ,

1.) Most trains on the Hokuriku Shinkansen do NOT require a reservation, the only train that does is the Kagayaki Shinkansen.
Reservations can be made at any JR station, such as Nagano, Shinano-Omachi, Kanazawa or any other.

Kind regards,
Daniel


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