Hakuba Norikura Ski Resort
Hakuba Norikura Onsen is connected up with the Hakuba Cortina resort and is in the northerly part of the Hakuba and Otari region, close to the border with Niigata Prefecture. It is in fact just 39km from the Japan Sea coast in Itoigawa (Niigata). The closest expressway exit is Itoigawa IC on the Hokuriku Expressway (39km). Most people arriving from the south though will get to the region either from the Nagano IC of the Joshinetsu Expressway (57km) or the Azumino IC on the Nagano Expressway (61km). Please note that Azumino IC used to be called Toyoshina IC - it was renamed in October 2012.
The resort is a just over 4km from the main Route 148 road and the Chikuni train station on the local Oito line. Nagano Station is about 55km away, and the bus service from there to the resort takes about 85 minutes.
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