Iiyama City is located at the northern end of Nagano Prefecture. If coming by train, you can make use of Hokuriku Shinkansen’s Iiyama Station. From Tokyo Station, you can reach Iiyama in as little as 1 hour and 39 minutes. Just 1 hour and 15 minutes from the popular tourist destination of Kanazawa Station, 11 minutes from Nagano Station by Shinkansen or about 45 minutes from the same by local trains, it’s a location with great accessibility.
Also, those coming from the Osaka/Kyoto area can make use of the Thunderbird limited express, changing trains to the Hokuriku Shinkansen at Kanazawa Station to reach Iiyama Station.
Tokyo (Hokuriku Shinkansen) Iiyama (Shortest Approx. 1 hour 39 minutes)
Ikebukuro-Higashiguchi (Nagaden Bus) Nagano (Nagaden Bus) Iiyama
Shinjuku-Nishiguchi (Alpico or Keio Bus) Nagano (Nagaden Bus) Iiyama
Osaka and Kyoto (JR Ltd. Express “Thunder bird”on Kosei Line) Kanazawa (Hokuriku Shinkansen) Iiyama (from Osaka, about 3 hours and 40 minutes)
JR Ltd. Express “Shinano”on Chuo(sai) Line to Nagano JR Iiyama Line to Iiyama (Approx.3 hour 42 minutes from Nagoya)
Nagoya (Alpico Bus) Nagano (Nagaden Bus) Iiyama
Osaka-umeda (Alpicp Bus) Nagano via Kyoto Nagano (Nagaden Bus) Iiyama
Osaka-Nanba (Nagaden Bus) Nagano via Kyoto Nagano (Nagaden Bus) Iiyama
JR Joetsu Line to Echigokawaguchi JR Iiyama Line to Iiyama (Approx.1 hour 49 minutes from Nagaoka)
Niigata (Nagaden Bus) Nagano (Nagaden Bus) Iiyama
Kanazawa (Hokuriku Shinkansen) Iiyama (Shortest Approx. 1 hour 15 minutes)
01 Exit through the ticket gate.
02 You can see three exits and transfer information.
03 Go right to the Chikumagawa Exit (Main Exit).
04 There are escalators and elevators.
05 Go down and you will see the Tourist Information Center and the Bus Stop.
06 There is a Tourist Information Center in front.
07 No.1 to Madarao, No.3 to Togari and No.4 to Nozawa Onsen
Go to the right from the main exit and you'll find bus stop No.1.
Go to the left from the main exit and you'll find bus stop No.3.
To Nozawa Onsen
Buy a ticket here and go to No.4.