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On a weekday the problem is getting though Tokyo, and the first 50 or so kms of the devil highway. On the weekend the problem is the highway.

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View Posta2k, on 03 October 2014 - 11:02 AM, said:

View PostDiGriz, on 03 October 2014 - 08:03 AM, said:

Yeah, Sagamihara to Numata using Ken-o & Kan-etsu is 155km, about Y4,600 in tolls. Lot of good skiing off that exit, Oze White World, Kawaba as Muika says, Marunuma Kogen.
Trains to anywhere from Sagamihara would be a nightmare.


Thanks. Would that be ¥4,600 in tolls round trip or one way?

Tolls can add up if you are doing a lot of day trips. There is a 30% discount if you exit the highway after midnight on a week day and 10pm (I think) on a weekend. Doesn't help on the way to the skifield, but if you time it right coming home you can save a little bit. Just be the last off the slopes, have an onsen before you leave, then stop for dinner before joining the highway.

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The discounts disappearing or getting less really sucks.
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I have come back evenings on weekdays and never had any holdups. That was to Saitama area though rather than further south.

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View PostHighlyTrainedExNovaTeacher, on 03 October 2014 - 11:41 AM, said:

So on a weekday the problem was at the Tokyo end?


No, I usually would only go on weekends.....I'd rather avoid Sunday's because coming back by car is a nightmare....I've gotten home so late that the next day, after only 3-4hrs sleep, I've phoned in sick to work
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I'd have to say taking a sickies just because you only had a couple hours sleep is rather irresponsible, unless of course it's a powder day! :lol:
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I don't give a toss.....I ain't going to work after only 3-4 hrs sleep :)
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From Spring 2015 the new Shinkansen line from Nagano to Itogawa will stop at Shi-Myokokogan. This will get you to Myoko ski areas before 9.30am from Tokyo.

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Which is much better......still not as fast as Yuzawa but deffo an improvement
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View PostBiggen, on 04 October 2014 - 03:51 AM, said:

From Spring 2015 the new Shinkansen line from Nagano to Itogawa will stop at Shi-Myokokogan. This will get you to Myoko ski areas before 9.30am from Tokyo.


Shame it starts from the 15th of March when the best part of the season and incidentally,also that line's highest revenue producing period is over.

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Yeah, seems a very shortsighted scheduling decision. Hard to believe they couldn't at least have been ready by Feb. 1. :(
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Should be WELL before 9:30, given that first Asama gets you to Nagano at 8:03.
I wouldn't think Myoko would be more than 20 mins further, even with a stop at Iiyama.
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View PostBiggen, on 04 October 2014 - 03:51 AM, said:

From Spring 2015 the new Shinkansen line from Nagano to Itogawa will stop at Shi-Myokokogan. This will get you to Myoko ski areas before 9.30am from Tokyo.


Where's "Shi-Myokokogan", John-San?
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I know they are making a new station called Jōetsumyōkō Station. I dont know how far it is from any ski places though.

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It's in Joetsu just to the north of Myoko.

Dunno where "Shi-Myokokogan" is though. ;)
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It's probably on the island of Japan
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View Postygrene, on 04 October 2014 - 05:31 AM, said:

View PostBiggen, on 04 October 2014 - 03:51 AM, said:

From Spring 2015 the new Shinkansen line from Nagano to Itogawa will stop at Shi-Myokokogan. This will get you to Myoko ski areas before 9.30am from Tokyo.


Shame it starts from the 15th of March when the best part of the season and incidentally,also that line's highest revenue producing period is over.


I wouldn't be so sure that skiers will be massive users of the line. I reckon the busiest time for it will be whenever old dears in Tokyo think is a good time to go to Kanazawa. For overseas skiers flying into Narita, direct bus or shared taxi will be more convenient.

fwiw, the one-way price from Omiya to Kanazawa was announced the other day as about 14,500 yen, which is apparently cheaper than the plane. Myoko and Nozawa are about half way, so maybe that much for a return.
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There will probably be ski deals like there are to Yuzawa and Hakuba.....if they are a benchmark, day trip + lift ticket will be around 10-14k I expect
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Sure will be interesting to see what they come up with on that score.

None for spring ski next year?

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Because these are linked to rail travel, the brochures won't be out until mid-late October. They always stop your runs at the end of March/first week of April if you're lucky. After that it's arranging separate travel.







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