Travel Information for Narita Airport to Nagano

Train and Bus Boarding Information

Changing trains at Tokyo Station

Transferring at Tokyo Station for the Nagano Shinkansen

Passengers arriving at Narita Airport board the Narita Express to Tokyo.
Frequent departures from the airport rail terminal.
Upon arrival at Tokyo Station (B5), take escalators up and follow green signs for the Nagano Shinkansen.
Proceed through the Nagano Shinkansen ticket gates.
The platform number for the Nagano Shinkansen departure is usually 20~23. Make sure you take the Nagano Shinkansen "Asama".

Narita Express

Narita Express Narita Express called "N'EX" provides rapid, frequent, and comfortable service to passengers travelling between Narita International Airport and Tokyo Metropolitan areas.
N'EX usually runs every one hour, and every 30minutes at peak hours.

Nagano Shinkansen
Shinkansen Tokyo Station
Nagano Shinkansen "ASAMA"

Asama A Super Express line that started in 1997 , a year before the Nagano Winter Olympics.
It links Tokyo to Nagano, a distance of 222.4 kilometers and the trains' speeds reach 260 kilometers per hour. The journey can take as little as approx 1hour 40minutes.

Tokyo Station Map

Tokyo Station Map1F
Tokyo Station Map1F

Transferring at Tokyo Station for the Narita Express

Upon arrival at Tokyo Station exit the Nagano Shinkansen tickets gates and follow the signs to Narita Express that departs from platform 4 on the Sobu Line. To get to platform 4 on the Sobu Line take the escalators down.
Express Express Express

Arrival at Nagano Station

Upon arrival at Nagano Station, take the escalator up. Passengers travelling to Hakuba, Shiga Kogen, or Nozawa Onsen should turn left on exiting the main Shinkansen ticket gate and use the Nagano Station East(Higashi) Exit. Turn left again at the East Exit and take the escalator or lifts down to the bus stops for Hakuba, Shiga Kogen, and Nozawa Onsen located below.

Passengers travelling to Nozawa Onsen can take a direct bus from Nagano Station or alternatively change trains for the JR Iiyama Line. To do so, pass through the connecting ticket gate to the local lines and take a train headed for Nozawa Onsen on the JR Iiyama Line. Get off at Togari-Nozawa Onsen Station.

For Myoko Kogen, upon arrival at Nagano Station take the escalator up, stay to the right, and go through the ticket gates for the JR Shin-etsu Line. Take a train to Myoko Kogen Station.

Nagano Station Map

Nagano Station Map Nagano Station Map
Nagano Station Map Nagano Station Map

Transit InformationThese directions are for planning purposes only.


Nagano Station, Japan
Happo Bus Terminal, Japan
Nagano Station, Japan
Hakuba Station, Japan


Nagano Station, Japan
Nozawaonsen Village, Japan
Nagano Station, Japan
Togari-Nozawaonsen Station, Japan


Nagano Station, Japan
Shiga-Kogen(Hasuike Station, Japan)
Nagano Station, Japan
Yudanaka Station, Japan


Nagano Station, Japan
Akakura Onsen Bus Terminal, Japan
Nagano Station, Japan
Myokokogen Station, Japan

JR Information


1. JR EAST Travel Service Center

JR EAST Travel Service Centers are located in Tokyo Station, Haneda Airport and both Narita Airport Terminals 1 & 2.
The service center handles sales and exchange of the JR EAST PASS and exchange of the JAPAN RAIL PASS that can only be purchased overseas.
Other services include sales of tickets and sightseeing information.


Marunouchi North Entrance

JR EAST Travel Service Center Marunouchi North Exit

Tokyo Station

Tokyo Station

This facility provides four services comprehensively, including “Tourist Information”, “exchange and sales of rail passes such as the JR EAST PASS”,“Baggage Service” and “Currency Exchange”.
Foreign visitors to Japan will find it convenient as the starting point of their travel.

  • Location : Marunouchi North Entrance of Tokyo Station
  • Open Hours: 7:30~20:30(7:30~22:00 for ATM)
  • Languages : English, Chinese, Korean C and D only offer services in English

Haneda Airport International Terminal (Tokyo Monorail)

Haneda Airport International Terminal
Open Hours 7:45-18:30

Narita Airport Terminal 1 Station

Narita Airport Terminal 1
Open Hours 8:15-19:00

Narita Airport Terminal 2 Station

Narita Airport Terminal 2
Open Hours 9:30-20:00
  • We accept most major credit cards.(No traveler's checks are accepted.)
  • Open hours are subject to change or discontinuation without notice.

2.JR Pass Information

JR offers a variety of excellent value passes to allow travel throughout Japan and for designated areas of travel in Japan.


For use in areas of Japan serviced by JR EAST– perfect for travelling to ski resorts in Nagano and Niigata from Narita Airport.


The JAPAN RAIL PASS is for use for travel throughout Japan including Kyushu, Shikoku and Hokkaido. There are two types of JAPAN RAIL PASS: Green (for superior-class Green cars), and Ordinary. Each of these types is available as a 7-day, 14-day, or 21-day pass.


An economical ticket that can be used for unlimited rides on all JR EAST's Shinkansen, Limited Express trains, etc. for any 5 days.

Adults (12 years and over)22,000 yen Children (6 to 11 years)11,000 yen.

Any 5 days of your choosing during the 14-day validity period from the date the pass is issued(Flexible 5-day)

Type: Green Ordinary
Duration Adult Child
(age 6-11)
Adult Child
(age 6-11)
7-day 38,880yen 19,440yen 29,110yen 14,550yen
14-day 62,950yen 31,470yen 46,390yen 23,190yen
21-day 81,870yen 40,930yen 59,350yen 29,670yen

-The JAPAN RAIL PASS must be purchased outside Japan.

For further information

For further information

3.JR-EAST Train Reservation → click “JR-EAST Train Reservation”

“JR-EAST Train Reservation”is a convenient service that allows you to easily reserve seats on JR EAST Shinkansen and major conventional lines' Limited Express trains in advance using the internet before you leave your home country.With this service, you no longer have to worry about not being able to board a train after arriving in Japan.

Applicable trains

  • JR EAST Shinkansen trains:Reserved Seats on the Tohoku Shinkansen, Akita Shinkansen, Yamagata Shinkansen, Joetsu Shinkansen, Nagano Shinkansen
  • JR EAST major conventional lines' Limited Express trains: Reserved Seats on the Narita Express,
    Tokaido Line Limited Express trains, Chuo Line Limited Express trains, Joban Line Limited Express trains,etc
JR EAST InfoLine
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As of May,2014
TRAVEL Movie(Tokyo To Nagano)