Transportation

Bus in Matsumoto & the Northern Japan Alps

Alpico Group

The 'go-to' outfit in the region, Alpico runs long-distance buses connecting Matsumoto, Nagano, Kamikōchi and Hakuba with Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto and Osaka. On a local level, Alpico buses connect all the hot spots you'…
Cable Car in Kiso Valley Nakasendō

Central Alps Komagatake Ropeway

This spectacular ropeway lifts visitors up to 2612m in the Senjōjiki cirque from the eastern side of the Central Alps at Komagane. This is the highest station in Japan; there are stupendous views over the Southern A…
Ferry in Nagoya

Taiheiyo Ferry

Taiheiyo Ferry sails snazzy ships between Nagoya and Tomakomai (Hokkaidō, from ¥9800, 40 hours) via Sendai (from ¥6700, 21 hours 40 minutes) every other evening at 7pm, with daily services to Sendai. Take the Meikō …
Cable Car in Kiso

Ontake Ropeway

This aerial cable-car whisks hikers and sightseers up from 1570m to 2150m, from where there are tracks to the peak of Ontake. Allow five to six hours for the return hike from the top of the ropeway. See the website …
Bus in Kanazawa & the Hokuriku Coast

Hokutetsu Kankō

The provider of bus services within Kanazawa, around Ishikawa Prefecture and beyond has a variety of discount bus passes. See the website for details, fares and timetables.
Bicycle Rental in Hida-Furukawa

Miyagawa Taxi

Taxi stand and bicycle-rental place across the street from Hida-Furukawa Station.
Bicycle Rental in Takayama

Hara Cycle

Bicycle rentals a few minutes' walk along Kokubunji-dōri from Takayama Station.
Bus in Nagoya Region

Meitetsu Bus

Operates bus services from and within Nagoya and throughout central Japan.
Bus Station in Hakuba

Happo Bus Terminal

Hakuba's bus terminal is 2km west of JR Hakuba Station.
Airport in Nagoya

Central Japan International Airport

Nagoya's international and domestic airport.