Flights to Niigata Airport
Sapporo:Shin Chitose Airport - Three flights/day by ANA / AIR DO (1hour 15min)
Narita:Narita International Airport - One flight/day by ANA (1hour 5min)
Nagoya:Chubu International Airport - Two flights/day by ANA (1hour)
Osaka:Itami Airport - Nine flights/day by ANA/JAL (1hour 5min)
Fukuoka:Fukuoka Airport -Three flights/day by ANA/JAL/FDA (1hour 30min)
*1 Keisei Skyliner departs every 40 minutes.
*2 JR Narita Express departs every 30 minutes.
*3 JR Joetsu Shinkansen departs every 2-3 hours.
*1 Airport Bus departs every 30 minutes.
*1 HARUKA departs every 30 minutes.
Tokyo station:Joetsu Shinkansen -> Echigo-Yuzawa station -> Hokuhoku line -> Tokamachi station (approx. 1hour 50min)
Niigata station:Joetsu Shinkansen -> Nagaoka station or Echigo-Yuzawa station -> Hokuhoku line -> Tokamachi station (approx. 2hours)
Osaka station: Tokaido Shinkansen -> Tokyo station -> Joetsu Shinkansen -> Echigo-Yuzawa station -> Hokuhoku line -> Tokamachi station (approx. 4hours 50min）
Kanazawa station: Hokuriku Shinkansen -> Jyoetsumyoko station -> Echigo-Tokimeki line - Hokuhoku Line -> Tokamachi station（approx. 2hours and 30min)
Sendai station: Tohoku Shinkansen -> Omiya station -> Joetsu Shinkansen -> Echigo-Yuzawa station -> Hokuhoku line -> Tokamachi station (approx. 3hours)
From Tokyo(approx. 3 hours)
– Kanetsu Jidoshado -> ShiozawaIshiuchi IC -> Route 353 – Kanetsu Jidoshado -> ShiozawaIshiuchi IC -> Route 17 -> Route 76 (Take left turn at Sunaoshi Crossing) – Kanetsu Jidoshado -> Muikamachi IC -> Route 253
From Nagoya (approx. 4 hours): Chuo-Jidoshado -> Nagano Jidoshado -> Joshinetsu Jidoshado -> Toyodaiyama IC -> Route 117
From Osaka (approx. 6 hours): Neishin Highway -> Hokuoriku Jidoshado -> Joetsu IC -> Route 253
From Kanazawa (approx. 3 hours 30 min): Hokuoriku Jidoshado -> Joetsu IC -> Route 253
From Niigata (approx. 2 hours): Kanetsu Jidoshado -> Echigo-Kawaguchi IC -> Route 117
Niigata station⇔Tokamachi Shako-mae stop Approx. 2 hours 20 min Two buses per day
Booking unnecessary. Visit Niigata Kotsu website for further details. (in Japanse)
East exit of Ikebukuro station ⇔ Muikamachi I.C.Approx. 3 hours 16 return trips per day From Muikamachi I.C. bus stop to Muikamachi station is 20-30 min on foot or 8 min by local bus
For booking the highway bus and enquiries:
Seizu Bus: Seating centre +81(0)3-5910-2525 （9:00-19:00）
Niigata Kotsu: Highway Bus Booking Centre +81(0)25-241-9000 （9:00-18:00）
Echigo Kotsu: Nishinagaoka Information Centre +81(0)258-29-1850（9:30-19:00）
Booking and inquiries: Visit here for booking the bus.
Niigata Tokamachi Free Shuttle Direct Bus “Green Liner”
Free ride for the shuttle bus between Tokyo and Tokamachi city for those who experience farming or volunteering in Echigo-Tsumari and stay one of the designated accommodations.
Click here to visit Kinki Nippon Tourist’s website for details and booking.(in Japanese only)