Getting to Nozawa Onsen

It might be daunting to think about travelling to Nozawa Onsen if you have never been to Japan before but luckily its very easy.


Unlike other countries Japans train network is fantastic. Its roughly a 1 hour 20 minutes trip via train from Tokyo to Iiyama station then a short bus ride (or private transfer) to Nozawa Onsen and will cost around ¥10,000 per person.

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Airport Shuttle Bus

Another great option is via Snow Shuttle directly from the airport to Nozawa. This takes roughly 5 hours and costs around ¥11,000 per person.

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For more detailed information about getting to Schnieder please read this document.

Via Nozawa Liner Bus

Take the bus from iiyama station to the last stop, the Chuo Bus Terminal. If you are travelling light you can make your way directly to the hotel via the free Shinyu Pair Chairlift or Moving Walkway which operate between 8:30am and 5:00pm. If you have heavy luggage, you can book our luggage pick up service from the Chuo Bus Terminal. Luggage will be stored at our storage facility in the village and transport to the hotel on our first oversnow shuttle at 5:30pm. This pick up service is subject to availability and requires advanced booking. Contact

Via Car

If you are planning to drive to Nozawa Onsen, please note there is NO REGULAR VEHICLE ACCESS directly to the hotel. We recommend that hotel guests park in the overnight parking at P2 near Karasawa or in the village underground parking facility at Shinden. We suggest dropping off passengers and luggage to the Craft Room before parking. Unfortunately, either parking lot will require approximately a 15 minute walk for the driver back to the Craft Room.

Evening Arrivals

After the resort closes, The Schneider Hotel runs a regular snow van shuttle to/from The Craft Room cafe at Nagasaka Station. The first passenger shuttle departs The Craft Room at 6:15pm so if you are arriving at 4pm you will need to take a taxi to The Craft Room to catch the oversnow shuttle to the hotel. To pre-book a taxi please contact Nozawa Onsen Kotsu at 0269-85-3333.

Late Arrivals / Early Departures

The Schneider Hotel’s location on the mountain makes it an amazing place for a ski holiday, but there are some logistics getting to the hotel so we do discourage late arrivals. If you do arrive after the last shuttle bus leaves The Craft Room (at 10:15pm) you will need to have reserved a late-night pickup prior to arrival. For people arriving on a late night bus, note that there is an additional fee of 5,000 yen for a late night pickups after 10:15pm.We cannot arrange late night pick-ups on the day of arrival, they must be reserved when you confirm your booking, so please keep this in mind when booking flights. Early departure from the hotel (before 7am) are treated similarly.

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