Omachi is the eastern gateway to the Alpine Route in Nagano Prefecture. Buses run to the entrance of the Alpine Route from Shinano Omachi Station, where tickets for the Alipine Route can be purchased.

Access to Ogisawa Station

Omachi is the closest transport hub to Ogisawa Station, the eastern entrance to the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route. From Ogisawa, the route connects to Tateyama Station on the west side.
* In the following information, required times and fares are all from the respective starting point to Ogisawa Station.

Access from Shinano Omachi Station to Ogisawa Station

Take a local bus or taxi from Shinano Omachi Station to Ogisawa Station.
The local bus stops at Omachi Onsenkyo and Hinatayama Kogen (highlands) on its way, so it is also convenient for those planning to stay in accommodation at these locations before visiting the Alpine Route.
See access for Omachi.

* Seasonally, some express buses stop at Ogisawa Station. See detailed information such as time and fare tables for express buses between Hakuba and Shinjuku on the Alpico Transportation website.

Route Required time Fare
Local bus
From Shinano Omachi Sta. to Ogisawa Sta.
40 min One way Adult 1,360 yen
Return Adult 2,500 yen (valid for 7 days)

* At Shinano Omachi Station and Ogisawa Station, you can purchase your bus ticket at the ticket office close to the bus stop. When staff are not available at the office, please pay the fare as you get off the bus. (Round-trip tickets are available at the ticket office in front of Shinano Omachi Station.)

Alpico Transportation website (local buses to Ogisawa) (Japanese)

Route Required time Fare
Taxi
From Shinano Omachi Sta. to Ogisawa Sta.
Approx. 30 min Standard size (for a group of 4 to 5) Approx. 6,400 yen
Jumbo size (for a group of up to 9) Approx. 10,150 yen

* There are taxis on in front of Omachi Station 24 hours a day. Occasionally, however, there may be no taxis available due to an unexpected number of visitors.

   Alps Daiichi Kotsu   Phone: (0261)22-2121
   Shinshu Alpico Taxi   Phone: (0261)23-2323

Upon exiting the station, there is a sightseeing guideboard in multiple languages (see below).

① Baggage delivery service is available at the Alps Roman-kan
② Tickets for the bus to Ogisawa Station can be bought at the bus ticket sales counter
※The shuttle bus runs through Omachi Onsenkyo and Hinatayama Kogen (highlands). However, tickets between Ogisawa and Shinano Omachi do not allow stopovers. At Omachi Onsenkyo, tickets are sold by staff at the bus stop. If a staff member cannot be found, please pay the driver upon getting off the bus.

From the boarding point ③, it takes 40 minutes to reach Ogisawa Station (terminal station), which is the entry point to the Alpine Route.

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Access from Omachi Onsenkyo/Hinatayama Highlands to Ogisawa Station

Omachi Onsenkyo and Hinatayama Highlands are located on the road connecting downtown Omachi and Ogisawa Station, and local buses on this route stop at these places. They are convenient accommodation sites for sightseeing on the Alpine Route.

See access for Omachi.

* Seasonally, some express buses stop at Ogisawa Station. See detailed information such as time and fare tables for express buses between Hakuba and Shinjuku on the Alpico Transportation website.

From Accommodation in Omachi Onsenkyo

Route Required time Fare
Local bus
From Omachi Onsenkyo to Ogisawa Sta.
27 min One-way Adult 1,010 yen

When riding on a local bus from Omachi Onsenkyo bus stop, please pay the fare as you are get off the bus. (No ticket office)

* At Ogisawa Station, you can purchase your bus ticket at the ticket office close to the bus stop. When staff are not available at the office, please pay the fare as you get off the bus.

Alpico Transportation website (local buses to Ogisawa) (Japanese)

Route Required time Fare
Taxi
From Omachi Onsenkyo to Ogisawa Sta.
Approx. 20 min Standard size (for a group of 4 to 5) Approx. 4,480 yen
Jumbo size (for a group of up to 9) Approx. 6,980 yen

* At Omachi Onsenkyo taxi stand (in front of the Sake Museum), there may be no taxis available due to an unexpected number of visitors.
* When you cannot find any taxis at the stand, please contact the taxi operating company.

   Alps Daiichi Kotsu   Phone: (0261)22-2121
   Shinshu Alpico Taxi   Phone: (0261)23-2323

Access to Omachi Onsenkyo

Route Required time Fare
Local bus
From Shinano Omachi to Omachi Onsenkyo
13 min One-way Adult 530 yen
Taxi
From Shinano Omachi to Omachi Onsenkyo
Approx. 10 min Standard size (for a group of 4 to 5) Approx. 2,600 yen
Jumbo size (for a group of up to 9) Approx. 4,040 yen
Express bus
From Nagano Station East Exit to Omachi Onsenkyo
1 hr 20 min One-way Adult 2,300 yen
Return Adult 3,700 yen (valid for 7 days)

From Accommodation in Hinatayama Highlands

Route Required time Fare
Local bus
From Hinatayama Highlands to Ogisawa
24 min One-way Adult 930 yen
Return Adult 1,700 yen (valid for 7 days)

* When riding on a local bus from Hinatayama Highlands bus stop, please pay the fare as you are get off the bus. (No ticket office)
* At Ogisawa Station, you can purchase your bus ticket at the ticket office close to the bus stop. When staff are not available at the office, please pay the fare as you get off the bus. (Round-trip tickets are available at the ticket office in front of Shinano Omachi Station.)

Alpico Kotsu website (local buses to Ogisawa) (Japanese)

Route Required time Fare
Taxi
From Hinatayama Highlands to Ogisawa
Approx. 20 min Standard size (for a group of 4 to 5) Approx. 3,980 yen
Jumbo size (for a group of up to 9) Approx. 6,260 yen

Access to Hinatayama Highlands

Route Required time Fare
Local bus
From Shinano Omachi to Ogisawa
16 min One-way Adult 600 yen
Taxi
From Shinano Omachi to Hinatayama Highlands
Approx. 10 min Standard size (for a group of 4 to 5) Approx. 3,000 yen
Jumbo size (for a group of up to 9) Approx. 4,640 yen
Express bus
From Nagano Station East Exit to Omachi Onsenkyo to Kuroyon Royal Hotel
1 hr 23 min One-way Adult 2,200 yen
Return Adult 3,500 yen (valid for 7 days)

More Accommodation

Omachi Onsenkyo, Hinatayama Highlands, and the area around Shinano Omachi Station are convenient accommodation sites on the bus route to Ogisawa Station of the Alpine Route. However, there are many hotels and inns in the vicinity of other tourist destinations nearby.
Here is the list of accommodation in Omachi.

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Access from Nagano Station East Exit to Ogisawa Station

From Nagano Station, take an express bus for Ogisawa Station at bus stop No. 25 on the East Exit side.
Express buses stop at Omachi Onsenkyo and Kuroyon Royal Hotel in Hinatayama Kogen (highlands), convenient for guests visiting the Alpine Route and staying at accommodation in these areas of Omachi.
See access for Omachi.

Route Required time Fare
Express bus
From Nagano Station East Exit to Ogisawa
1 hr 45 min One-way Adult 2,600 yen
Return Adult 4,200 yen (valid for 7 days)

* No reservation is required.
* In the winter period, buses only run between Nagano Station East Exit and Kuroyon Royal Hotel.
* One-way tickets are available on board the express bus.
* You cannot pay with 5,000 and 10,000 yen notes on the bus. No change can be given.
* Return tickets are available at the following places:
In the vicinity of Nagano Station
    ・Alpico Transportation Information Center in front of Nagano Station
    ・Nagano Bus Terminal
    ・Shinanoki shop at the East Exit
In Omachi City
    ・Reservation Counter in JR Shinano Omachi Station (Nagano to Shinano Omachi Station)
    ・Kuroyon Royal Hotel (Nagano to Omachi Onsenkyo and Kuroyon Royal Hotel)

Alpico Kotsu website (express buses between Nagano and Omachi) (Japanese)

* You cannot ride on express buses only for the section between Shinano Omachi Station and Ogisawa. Use a local bus for Ogisawa or a taxi for travel in that section.

Notes:

Express buses departing Nagano Station East Exit for Ogisawa stop at Shinano Omachi Station, Omachi Onsenkyo, and Kuroyon Royal Hotel bus stops only for passengers getting off.
Express buses departing Ogisawa for Nagano Station East Exit stop at Shinano Omachi Station, Omachi Onsenkyo, and Kuroyon Royal Hotel bus stops only for passengers getting on.
* You cannot ride on express buses between limited stops for getting on/off, such as between Omachi Onsenkyo and Shinano Omachi Station. Use a local bus for Ogisawa or a taxi for travel in that section.