Our amazing mountains are 200 km to the North-West of Tokyo. Kodama Mountain Lodge is located in Hakuba-Norikura (Otari-Mura village). 20 minutes away from Hakuba Village, we are closer to the Japan Sea and it is known to get twice the amount of snow so make sure you have a 4 wheel-drive or snow-chains if coming by car. Parking space available on demand.
The most convenient and easiest way to come to Kodama from Narita or Haneda airports, especially with boardbags and luggage are the Nagano Snow Shuttles. They will bring you on our doorstep if you book a drop-off at Otari-Mura, Kodama lodge.
If the timing doesn’t match with your arrival time, Chuo Taxi will do the same at any time. Choose Nagano prefecture, Otari-mura for a drop-off at Kodama lodge.
From Tokyo city center, the famous Shinkansen trains take an hour and half to Nagano, then a bus Alpico will take the same time to Hakuba. Happo Bus terminal, Tsugaike or Alps hotel in Hakuba-Norikura will be the closest bus stop to our Lodge depending on the bus schedule.
If you have a JR pass, you can also travel to Itoigawa with the Shinkansen and then a local train will bring you to Minami-Otari station. http://www.hyperdia.com/en/
Check-in time from 3PM / Check-out 10AM
Please let us know your traveling plan and expected schedule 24 hours in advance if you require a pick up.