Shinkansen + Shuttle Bus
Taking the famous Shinkansen or the ‘Bullet Train’ is the easiest way to get to Shizukuishi. The overall journey takes around 4 hours from the airports and involves a few connections.
If you’re traveling from Haneda or Narita Airport here’s how you get to Shizukuishi.
- From Narita Airport take the Narita Express to Tokyo Station or if you’re coming from Haneda Airport you’ll need to take the monorail to Hamamatsucho Station and then the train to Tokyo Station.
- From Tokyo Station you can take the Akita Shinkansen or the Tohoku Shinkansen. The Akita Shinkansen takes you Shizukuishi Station and takes around 2 hours 35 minutes. Or if you take the Tohoku Shinkansen it stops at Morioka Station and takes around 2 hours 11 minutes.
- From Shizukuishi Station you’re only a 20 minute drive from the ski resort and from Morioka Station it’s 40 minutes. You can either take a taxi or there are buses available. Shizukuishi Prince Hotel offer a courtesy bus during the winter season which needs to be pre-booked by contacting the hotel, we can arrange this for you.
If you have any issues during your journey, just ask one of the friendly Japanese staff at any of the stations and they will be happy to assist.