From Wednesday 14th July the road has been partially opened (one-way) and from 21:00 ~ 6:00 the following days route 19 will be closed again to continue roadworks. 【July 15 2021】
Due to the landslide that occurred in Komatsubara, Nagano on Tuesday 6th of July, part of Route 19 has been closed to traffic. If you plan to visit Hakuba from Nagano City, please use the detoured route as illustrated on the map.
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism’s disaster information has provided detour routes from Nagano City to Hakuba (for large vehicles and standard vehicles) there are two different routes designated depending on the size of the vehicle.
MAP& IMAGES(Japanese only)
From Nagano City by car
If you are driving from the Nagano Inter Change (IC) via the Kanetsu Expressway, you will need to use the diversion routes above. We recommend that you take the route “Kita-Alps Panorama Road – Route 148” from Azumino IC via Chuo Expressway.
※There is another route via Kinasa however at this moment the road has become suddenly busy, for first timers using this road, it is narrow and there are many tunnels. We do not recommend this route unless you are very familiar and have used it previously.
By public transport
The “Express Bus Nagano – Hakuba Route” has been cancelled.
For information on express and limited express bus services, please click HERE (Japanese only)
▶ Take the express train “Azusa” from Shinjuku Station to Hakuba Station on the JR Oito Line.
▶ From Shinjuku, take the express bus “Shinjuku-Hakuba Line” to Hakuba Bus Terminal.