IfyouhavemadeitallthewaytoNaganothentheeasiestwaytogettoHakubaisbybus (about1hr).Donottryandcatchatrain-evenifyouhaveaJRpassasyouwillneedto backtrack to Matsumoto first then train it from there- will take you 3 hrs or so.
IfyouhavemadeitallthewaytoNaganothentheeasiest waytogettoHakubaisbybus(about1hr).Donottryand catchatrain-evenifyouhaveaJRpassasyouwillneedto backtracktoMatsumotofirstthentrainitfromthere-willtake you 3 hrs or so.
WHICH BUS COMPANY?
There are 2 bus companies to choose from; Nagano Snow Shuttle or Alpico. Alpico is cheaper but the big drawback is that you cannot pre-book. When it is busy there is no guarantee you will get a seat.