Directions for getting to Madarao Kogen and Iiyama
Madarao, Iiyama and Tangram are located north-west of Tokyo and 30-60 minutes from Nagano City
Iiyama: Take a shinkansen from Tokyo/Ueno or highway bus from Ikebukero (Tokyo) to Nagano then a JR train to Iiyama
Madarao: In winter there is a highway bus from Nagano station two times a day and takes about 70 minutes. Alternatively take a bus to Madarao from Iiyama station (approximately thirty minutes)
Direct bus to Madarao from Narita Airport: Japan Ski Bus now runs a direct shuttle from Tokyo Narita Airport to Madarao ski areas, as well as Hakuba, Nozawa Onsen and Shiga Kogen. One way is 8,500 yen and return 15,000 yen. See the Japan Ski Bus site for more details and online bookings.
Tangram Ski Circus: Take the shuttle bus from Nagano or Kurohime stations
There is a Nozawa Onsen – Togari Onsen – Madarao Kogen shuttle operating each winter
Nagano Ski Resort Shuttle & Airport Transfer
Private Limousine Ichibeh is pleased to offer a Madarao ski resort shuttle for foreign guests visiting Japan. Ichibeh offers a Nagano airport transfer to/from Narita, Haneda and Nagoya Airports as well as Nagano ski resort transfers, day trips and tours. Ichibeh is a great option for medium to large groups as you are chartering the vehicle for your own personal use.