Easy as A-B-C-itinerary doing Disneyland-sea and Ski trip to Mt Naeba

 

Your snow destination
Your snow destination – click to enlarge


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A. From Narita Airport, take the Limousine Bus directly to Tokyo Resort. 1 hr ride http://www.tokyodisneyresort.jp/en/access/bus/narita/

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Getting to Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea is easy. From Narita Airport, it is only about one hour by bus, so it makes a good first stop on a trip to Japan. Take the bus, which runs about 6 times per day, from Narita terminal 1, stop #7. Spend the night in one of the resort hotels and be ready to visit the park bright and early.

 

B. Disney Sea to Tokyo Station 15 mins by train (forget the bus which takes 35mins)
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C. From Tokyo Station, take the Joetsu-Shinkansen train to Echigo-Yuzawa station. Basic fare 3350 yen per adult ticket, plus-plus for high seasons, check fare here.

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Free shuttle express bus from the Echigo-Yuzawa station to Prince Hotel Naeba for hotel guests, or local bus to other lodges. Check out the hotel website and booking page: http://www.princehotels.com/en/naeba/about-us. This hotel has its own hotspring onsen. The mountain is just in front of the hotel.

If traveling in multiples, check out the value-for-money JR Prince Naeba hotel ski packages 1, 2, or 3 day options and book through http://www.tokyotravelpal.com/skipackage-Naeba_Prince.Hotel.htm

Read a writeup about the Naeba ski package at My Tokyo Guide as well.

There are many ski areas here but for truly spectacular mountain-views and more challenging ski slopes at Mt Naeba/Kagura, get off at Echigo-Yuzawa station, and take the shuttle bus to stay at the Prince Naeba Hotel resort or one of the smaller ski lodges at Mt. Naeba.

Arriving at Echigo-Yuzawa

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There is a bus stop in front of Echigo Yuzawa Station East Exit which you can catch the shuttle bus to Naeba ski resort. Please look for the bus stop No 1 for Naeba ski resort. See local bus schedule.

Arriving at Naeba

Ski piste map of Naeba

Ski piste map of Naeba

You will also have Gondola access from Naeba to the higher altitude Kagura slope.

Kagura area (click on picture for full resolution)

Kagura area (click on picture for full resolution)

For more access info to Naeba/Kagura resort area, see this page.

Mt Naeba in relation to other mountains

Mt Naeba in relation to other mountains

Other Options – Alternative accommodation:

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Oyado-Honjin Ryokan (high-end) Japanese inn and onsen accommodation  See their website for info and bookings http://www.oyado-honjin.com/english.html. Note: This inn is a 10 min walk from the magnificent Naeba-Kagura slopes we recommended, but is right on an easy beginner slope of its own.

2**Lodge Oka, 5 min from Naeba slopes, reasonable room rates.. http://www5.ocn.ne.jp/~naebaoka/english.html. It costs between 3000 yen and 10,000 yen depending on your room and window view and season choice and whether meals are included. Food is very very reasonable and good, though not fancy (you can look at the website photos). You can book in English

 

Booking shinkansen

Types of Joetsu- Shinkansen trains, see here

Timetable of Joetsu-Shinkansen here.

Reserve your shinkansen tickets through this page …http://www.eki-net.com/pc/jreast-shinkansen-reservation/English/wb/common/Menu/Menu.aspx.

 

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