Getting to Hakuba Ski Fields
One reason why Hakuba has remained Japan's best kept snow secret is that it's off the beaten track. However, Japan has fast and efficient transportation including reliable baggage transport services - with a little knowledge, getting to and from Hakuba and exploring other areas of Japan can be easily arranged.
To make your travel easier it is possible to have your luggage and gear sent via "tukubin" or courier from the airport, this is a safe, reliable and cheap way not to have to carry your bags. If you get it checked in at their office before 5pm it will arrive 24 hours later in Hakuba. Things sent from Hakuba to any airport need to be sent 48 hours before your flight. Look for a black cat symbol to locate their offices. Cost is approximately ¥2,500 per bag one way.
From Narita Airport - Hakuba.
Taxi from Narita to your hotel door in Hakuba takes approximately 6 hours during the day and 4.5 hours during the evening. Perfect solution if you are arriving at Narita on a late flight and want to make the first runs the next morning. The driver will meet you at the airport. This service must be booked in advance.
If you decide to use a train route from Narita airport, SnowbedsTravel highly recommends the purchase of a JR East 4 Day Flexi pass (see http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/eastpass/prices.html). These passes are only available to non Japan residents and must be purchased yourself in your country of origin and picked up in the train station at Narita upon presentation of your passport. The pass gives you 4 non consecutive days travel in a month time frame, giving the luxury of side tours or Tokyo stopovers without increasing your transfer costs to Hakuba.
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